David Shayler

David Shayler
Photo via Daily Mail

David Shayler/Delores Kane, a male transvestite, was convicted at the Old Bailey in 2000 after being prosecuted under the Official Secrets Act. He was sentenced to six months in prison, although he served just seven weeks as he had previously spent four months in a French prison in 1998 prior to extradition.

Shayler, an ex-MI5 officer, revealed details of intelligence service operations to the Mail on Sunday for £40,000 in 1997. Further details are widely available e.g. via the BBC, Guardian or  Wikipedia

In 2009, Shayler told a local Surrey paper: “I have realised that I am Christ and I am here to save humanity. In 2012 it is widely predicted that the world will end. It is predicted there will be a massive change in people’s consciousness and we will see the end of Babylon and the end of the world as we know it. My job is to show people the way when this happens. Like Jesus I have been put in prison and punished and have come to see the way.” 

Shayler, then 43, also reportedly maintained a website entitled ”I Am Messiah” dedicated to his views. 

The Independent reported Shayler as saying that Delores is the manifestation of a clothes-swapping habit that dates back to his teenage years (i.e. the familiar autogynephilia narrative) and his belief that “Jesus is a tranny”

At Guildford Crown Court in 2009, the National Trust was granted a possession order of the farmhouse Shayler and others were squatting in.

 

Media reports

Daily Telegraph https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/6016147/David-Shayler-transvestite-MI5-spy-turned-Jesus-Christ-faces-eviction-from-squat.html

Daily Mail https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1200089/Call-Delores-says-MI5-whistleblower-David-Shayler.html

The Independent https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/what-renegade-mi5-officer-david-shayler-did-next-1763246.html archive 

Evening Standard https://www.standard.co.uk/news/meet-delores-the-ex-mi5-officer-now-living-as-a-woman-6801922.html