She accepts the relationship was consensual but said: “I was looking for help and he took advantage of me. He abused his power.”
The relationship ended after two months when Lord Ahmed told her he would not leave his wife, she said.
“I genuinely did believe that he had feelings for me, I’m just so stupid… and I believed that he was going to help me,” she said.
In her interview with Newsnight, Ms Zaman said she feels exploited by Lord Ahmed because she was suffering from anxiety and depression.
The woman is 43 years old.