Roger jenkins apologised to financier amanda staveley for phoning the girl a tartand admitted that their then spouse diana was envious of the press protection of the woman part in a 2008 fundraising by barclays.

The former barclays banker is testifying at londons high court as an experience for the lender in a 1.5bn suit brought by ms staveleys financial investment company pcp over a 2008 fundraising from qatar that allowed barclays in order to avoid a british federal government bailout.

Pcp, which led a synchronous fundraising from abu dhabi, alleges that barclays struck secret side agreements with qatar and claims abu dhabi will never have committed to barclays if it had known that qatar had a unique bargain. barclays denies the claim.

On tuesday mr jenkins, who was head of barclays center eastern company and got 50m when he left the lender during 2009, was inquired about reviews he made during a telephone call in october 2008.

Inside he described ms staveley as a tart and another banker labeled as the lady a dollybird. mr jenkins apologised today for improper words he might have used, ms staveley was in the courtroom at that time.

The banker was also accused by james collins qc, barrister for pcp, of propagating a false narrative about presenting abu dhabis sheikh mansour as a possible buyer when you look at the fundraising, being exaggerate your part and part of your wife.

He was asked about a contact sent in october 2008 to bob diamond, former barclays president, which mr jenkins said he had made use of their links with qatar in addition to a contact of his wife diana to involve sheikh mansour.

Your wife ended up being jealous of ms staveley in addition to way she starred in the press. mr jenkins replied: indeed.

Mr jenkins informed the courtroom: i happened to be going right through a hard breakup. we exaggerated her role so that you can save your self my marriage.

Mr collins put it to him which he had attempted to minimize ms staveley's part in the barclays fundraising. " mr jenkins replied: no. ms staveley fulfilled a good task as an adviser to sheikh mansour.

He said that diana jenkins, that has a comprehensive social networking, had introduced him to sheikh hamad container jassim bin jabr al-thani, then qatar prime minister, in 2007 through sheikhs partner that has wanted to take dianas circle.

The trial has recently heard that mr jenkins reported about ms staveley taking the spotlight from their ex-wife over the fundraising. the lender contends that sheikh hamad not ms staveley launched abu dhabis sheikh mansour as an investor in october 2008 and qatar ended up being paid 66m for the introduction.

Mr collins stated: your wife would not orchestrate the administrative centre raising.

Of training course perhaps not, mr jenkins responded.

The trial goes on.