Prince Andrew Says He Has ‘No Recollection’ Of Meeting Jeffrey Epstein Accuser Virginia Roberts
The Duke of York has said he has “no recollection” of meeting the woman who claims she was forced into a sexual encounter with him. Prince Andrew also said that he “let the side down” over his relationship with paedophile Jeffrey Epstein as he gave a “no holds barred” interview with BBC Two’s Newsnight programme. During the interview, filmed at Buckingham Palace on Thursday, the duke faced questions about his links with the disgraced financier, who was found dead in his prison cell in New York earlier this year where he was being held on sex trafficking charges.
PRINCE Andrew ' s accuser Virginia Guiffre wants to hit back at his claims that he doesn't know her… with a TV interview of her own . Andrew said he would be willing to speak to the FBI and give evidence in court – if his lawyers agree. Asked whether he would testify or give a statement under
Prince Andrew ’ s accuser is speaking out one day after the royal announced his decision to “step back from public duties for the foreseeable future” following his shocking BBC Newsnight interview , in which he discussed his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and denied knowing Virginia
The Epstein victim who claims Prince Andrew had sex with her while she was still underage is set to speak further on these allegations in an upcoming TV interview.
Virginia Roberts Giuffre, 35, was allegedly trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein as a teenager and claims that the Duke of York had sex with her when she was just 17-year-old, an allegation the royal has denied.
Now she has given her first UK TV interview with BBC, which is set to air on 2 December, where it is expected she will discuss these allegations in further detail.
'Disastrous' and 'excruciating': Reaction to Prince Andrew's interview
"Disastrous" and "excruciating" are just some of the words being used to describe an unprecedented interview given by Prince Andrew to address his friendship with American sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. © PA The Duke of York spoke about his links to Jeffrey Epstein in an interview with BBC Newsnight's Emily Maitlis The Duke of York was grilled on the BBC's Newsnight about his links to the convicted paedophile, who died in prison earlier this year, and allegations that he had sex with a 17-year-old girl.
Prince Andrew ’ s accuser is speaking out one day after the royal announced his decision to “step back from public duties for the foreseeable future” following his shocking The photograph was given to the FBI, who has never questioned its authenticity, Giuffre told PEOPLE in an interview earlier this year.
Prince Andrew said in the statement that he “unequivocally regrets his ill-judged association” with Epstein. He also acknowledged the sex pest’ s victims after criticism that he showed a lack of sympathy in the BBC interview . The Duke said Epstein’ s apparent suicide had left “many unanswered questions.”
Though the contents of the interview have not yet been made public, it is believed she will speak further on her own experiences with Epstein and also respond to Prince Andrew's own "train wreck" BBC interview.
The royal told BBC that he had "no recollection" of Giuffre and claimed that he was with his daughter, Princess Beatrice, at a pizza shop on the date Giuffre claims they had sex.
Prince Andrew's young entrepreneurs' program at Murdoch Uni in doubt after Epstein interview
Murdoch University in Perth confirms it is reviewing whether it will continue to support Prince Andrew's Pitch@Palace competition next year, following the Royal's appearance on the BBC where he was questioned over his links to convicted child sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Murdoch University in Perth has confirmed it is reviewing whether it will continue to support Prince Andrew's Pitch@Palace competition next year, which aims to match young entrepreneurs with influential business leaders.
Attorneys for Jeffrey Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre have asked to interview Prince Andrew in either the U. S . or the U.K. after writing a letter to him addressing the authenticity of a photo including him, Giuffre and Ghislaine Maxwell. Maxwell, who previously dated Epstein, who died by suicide.
Prince Andrew is not in the immediate line of succession, so his decision has less longterm implications for the Andrew ' s recent televised interview with the BBC likely sparked this decision. Woman in Jail for Allegedly Cutting Baby from Pregnant Teen's Womb Gives Birth to Child of Her Own .
He also suggested that a widely circulated photo of him with his arm around a young Roberts may not be legitimate, however Giuffre told 60 Minutes reporter Tara Brown the photo was real.
"That is Andrew, this is a real photo," she said.
"[The] photo has been verified as an original and it's been given to the FBI, and they've never contested that it's a fake. I know it's real."
Giuffre's new interview with BBC was filmed before Andrew's was aired, however the Mirror reports that she has since given her reaction to the royal's interview and it will be included.
Andrew's scandal causing trouble for Beatrice and Eugenie
There are fears that Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie will have their roles in the royal family challenged following their father Prince Andrew's effective "sacking" from royal duties. The prince has spent the last months battling the rumours surrounding his relationship with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, and faced public outrage following a "train wreck" BBC interview on the topic last week.
Prince Andrew offered a detailed rebuttal Saturday to claims he had sex with a woman who says In the wide-ranging interview , Andrew suggested a photograph Giuffre produced of her posing with He said he was “at a loss to explain” the image, adding he is not given to public displays of affection.
On Sunday, Prince Andrew gave a widely pilloried interview with the BBC in which he attempted to explain his long association with Epstein. I was on my own and needed help. Jeffrey Epstein preyed upon me. He put me in a vulnerable and dependent situation, and took advantage of me,” Davies said.
The 35-year-old has stood by her allegations against the prince for years, claiming that he had sex with her three times between 1999 and 2001 and even engaged in an orgy with her, several other women and Epstein.
"Epstein, Andy, approximately eight other young girls and I had sex together," she told a Florida court in 2015.
"The other girls all seemed and appeared to be under the age of 18 and didn't really speak English. Epstein laughed about the fact they couldn't really communicate, saying that they are the 'easiest' girls to get along with."
Giuffre's interview is expected to only intensify the public backlash Prince Andrew has been battling in the week since his interview, which royal advisors urged him not to do, aired.
Since the interview Andrew has been dropped as the patron of several charities and many other organisations have cut ties with him, prompting the royal to officially "step down" from public duties on Wednesday.
Prince Andrew 'may never return to public life' .
Just over a week after Prince Andrew "stepped back" from royal duties, royal sources have suggested that he "may never return to public life." The Duke of York was forced to give up his responsibilities following his 'train wreck' interview about his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, in which he claimed the paedophile acted in a "manner that was unbecoming".