UK Prince Andrew: 'No recollection' of Epstein sex slave

Воскресенье, 17 Ноя, 2019

"I have no recollection of ever meeting this lady, none whatsoever", the prince told the BBC.

Prince Andrew claims in a new interview that "I kick myself. on a daily basis" over the friendship he had with the late pedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein - but claims he can't remember ever meeting the teenage "sex slave" he's accused of bedding.

Virginia Giuffre is one of 16 women who say they were abused by Epstein, and she has previously claimed in court that she was forced to have sex with Andrew when she was 17.

Of the infamous photograph which purportedly shows the prince with his arm around Giuffre's waist, apparently in the London mews house of Maxwell, the prince said: "You can't prove whether or not that photograph is faked or not because it is a photograph of a photograph of a photograph".

In an interview, Prince Andrew says it was "convenient" to stay at paedophile Jeffrey Epstein's property, adding it felt like the "honourable" thing to do.

Prince Andrew has faced renewed criticism after revelations that he was spotted hanging out with Epstein on at least two separate occasions in 2011 - more than two years after the financier's first conviction for soliciting prostitution from a minor.

A previous Buckingham Palace statement said: "The Duke of York has been appalled by the recent reports of Jeffrey Epstein's alleged crimes". "I mean I've gone through this in my mind so many times", he told the BBC's Emily Maitlis in an interview set to air Saturday. He recently apologized over his friendship with Epstein.

It was two years after Epstein had been convicted of having sex with underage girls.

Giuffre alleges that at age 15, while she was working at Mar-a-Lago, the resort owned by Donald Trump, she was procured for sex by Ghislaine Maxwell, the woman often referred to as "Epstein's madam".

"He knows exactly what he's finished and I hope he's clean about it", she instructed reporters after a USA listening to on August 27 where different alleged victims of Epstein together with also described how they've been abused.

Another lawyer, Brad Edwards, said the estate should start by committing all of Epstein's assets to the compensation fund.

Andrew Castle spoke to Jennie Bond about Prince Andrew.

"Andrew is a true+real gentleman and is stoically steadfast to not only his duty but also his kindness + goodness", she said.

"Any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors is categorically untrue".

Promoting the BBC Newsnight interview, which will air Saturday in the U.K., Maitlis said on Friday's episode of Newsnight that Andrew "had to find approval from the highest levels-we now understand that was the queen".

Earlier this year the Duke admitted it used to be a "mistake" to meet Epstein in Contemporary York in 2011 after the billionaire's delivery from jail for child intercourse offences.