Revealed: How reality TV star Aimee Spencer plunged to her death at party of drug dealer whose lavish lifestyle was funded by former TV executive grandfather Lord Gus Macdonald
- Porn star Aimee Spencer fell to her death from Daniel Lewis’s home in Brighton
- He avoided jail for drugs charges last year but was then imprisoned last month
- No charges were brought against him supplying her with the drugs in her body
- New ITV documentary this week looks at police probe into death in July 2016
Aimee Spencer, a 27-year-old glamour model, had previously appeared on Geordie Shore
A drug dealer arrested after the death of porn star Aimee Spencer had a lavish lifestyle funded by his grandfather, ex-TV executive Lord Gus Macdonald.
Daniel William Lewis, 30, from Brighton, received a suspended sentence in November 2018 after he admitted drug offences, including possessing LSD and cocaine with intent to supply.
But on January 16, three senior judges at in London ruled his punishment ‘unduly lenient’ – and jailed him for three years.
Now it has emerged that the former body builder had inherited a trust fund from his grandfather Lord Macdonald of Tradeston, the former managing director of STV and transport minister.
Jean Spencer – the mother of Miss Spencer, who fell to her death at Lewis’s flat in July 2016 – had previously claimed the soft sentence he initially received last November was due to his wealthy family helping him through rehabilitation.
Lewis is the son of London-based Jean Macdonald, the daughter of Lord Macdonald. Attempts have been made by MailOnline to contact the life peer for comment today.
Meanwhile a new documentary about the police investigation into Miss Spencer’s mysterious death will be presented by Katie Piper on ITV this Thursday.
Daniel Lewis (left, pictured outside Brighton Magistrates’ Court last year) is the grandson of former STV managing director Lord Gus Macdonald (right)
Former Geordie Shore star Miss Spencer (pictured) fell to her death at Lewis’s flat in July 2016
The programme will feature interviews with detectives, bodycam footage from officers at the scene and footage of key developments during the probe.
It reveals Lewis had sent Miss Spencer a message saying: ‘Get in, get your kit off, get Helen making balloons while I’ll make a line under your nose as long as a yeti’s leg.’
Miss Spencer fell from the kitchen window having consumed cocaine and ketamine.
Lewis was charged with eight counts of drug possession with intent to supply – but no charges were brought against supplying Miss Spencer with the drugs in her body.
An inquest in May 2017 found Miss Spencer’s death was caused by injuries in the fall – but the exact circumstances surrounding what happened remained unclear.
Miss Spencer (left) appeared in Geordie Shore and shared a bed with Vicky Pattison (right)
Miss Spencer fell from the kitchen of the flat on Chichester Terrace in Brighton three years ago
Katie Piper will present the documentary, The Death Of Aimee Spencer, on ITV this Thursday
Miss Spencer, who was living in Basildon, Essex, had appeared on Babestation TV, worked at lap dancing club Spearmint Rhino and starred in several adult films.
Her father Richard, 69, told the Sun her death is still shrouded in mystery, saying: ‘There are more questions than answers. We will never know what happened.
Mrs Spencer added: ‘She told me, ‘I like sex so what’s the difference? If I get money for it, fine’. She saw it as easy money. Aimee never hid anything she did.
‘It wasn’t necessarily something we condoned but we couldn’t stop her. Aimee was a free spirit.’ Mr Spencer added: ‘People will judge her but we were proud of her.’
The Death Of Aimee Spencer will be shown on ITV this Thursday at 9pm