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UK News Prince Andrew stepping away from duties is 'based on a half truth'

01:35  22 november  2019
01:35  22 november  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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Prince Andrew 's decision to step back from public duties is "welcome news" and a "positive first step " but based on "only a half truth ", according to the lawyer of his accuser. "However, basing his decision to step away from his duties due to his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein is only a half truth .

Britain's Prince Andrew announced Wednesday that he is stepping back from his public duties amid renewed scrutiny of his ties to convicted pedophile "Therefore, I have asked Her Majesty if I may step back from public duties for the foreseeable future, and she has given her permission," Andrew wrote

Prince Andrew's decision to step back from public duties is "welcome news" and a "positive first step" but based on "only a half truth", according to the lawyer of his accuser.

a man wearing a suit and tie: The Duke of York leaves his home in Windsor, Berkshire, the day after he suspended his royal duties © PA The Duke of York leaves his home in Windsor, Berkshire, the day after he suspended his royal duties

Virginia Roberts Giuffre claims she was trafficked by the Duke of York's former friend, convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, and forced to have sex with a number of his associates, including Andrew, when she was 17.

She claimed she met the prince in a London nightclub in 2001 and they had a sexual encounter at the home of his friend Ghislaine Maxwell.

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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 “However, basing his decision to step away from his duties due to his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein is only a half truth .

LONDON — Prince Andrew announced on Wednesday that he would step back from public life, seeking to contain a firestorm over his ties to the Under insistent questioning by Ms. Maitlis, Prince Andrew insisted he had “no recollection” of meeting Ms. Giuffre. Prince Andrew ’s public duties have

In a TV interview last Saturday, the prince said he did not recall ever meeting Ms Roberts Giuffre, insisted the alleged encounter did not happen, and also said he did not regret his friendship with Epstein, who killed himself in prison earlier this year.

The prince, who spoke publicly about his relationship with Epstein for the first time to Newsnight, was later criticised for not showing compassion for Epstein's victims.

Ms Roberts Giuffre's lawyer, David Boies, said: "Prince Andrew's recent interview and his subsequent action to withdraw from public life is welcome news. It is a positive first step towards taking responsibility for his actions.

Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Ghislaine Maxwell are posing for a picture: A picture appearing to show the prince with a 17-year-old Virginia Roberts Giuffre and Ghislaine Maxwell in 2001 © Rex Features A picture appearing to show the prince with a 17-year-old Virginia Roberts Giuffre and Ghislaine Maxwell in 2001

"However, basing his decision to step away from his duties due to his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein is only a half truth.

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Prince Andrew , 59, said he had asked the Queen for permission to withdraw for the "foreseeable future". He said he deeply sympathised with sex offender The duke's website says he carries out official duties for the Queen, focusing on promoting economic growth and skilled job creation.

Prince Andrew is stepping away from public duties as controversy surrounding his past friendship with accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein continues to mount. Prince Andrew visits the Great Yorkshire Show on July 11, 2019 in Harrogate, England.Ian Forsyth / Getty Images file.

"He clearly had a long-term association with Ghislaine Maxwell who we maintain was Epstein's co-conspirator and played a central role in devastating the lives of countless women."

Ms Maxwell has previously denied any wrongdoing and her current whereabouts are unknown.

The prince was seen in public earlier on Thursday, leaving his house, the Royal Lodge, in Windsor.

It was the first time he has been spotted since his decision to stand down from his positions, following the widely criticised TV interview over his relationship with Epstein.

Prince Andrew, Duke of York wearing a suit and tie: In an interview with BBC Newsnight, Prince Andrew claimed he has 'no recollection' of ever meeting Virginia Roberts Giuffre © N/A In an interview with BBC Newsnight, Prince Andrew claimed he has 'no recollection' of ever meeting Virginia Roberts Giuffre

Other members of the Royal Family continued their duties on Thursday, including the Queen who awarded an OBE at Buckingham Palace to a senior police officer who led the UK response to the 2015 terror attacks in Tunisia.

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The royal has been embroiled in controversy over his link to the late Jeffrey Epstein.

Prince Andrew is stepping away from his royal duties after having received much backlash over his interview about his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein. “Therefore, I have asked Her Majesty if I may step back from public duties for the foreseeable future, and she has given her permission.”

a woman looking at the camera: Virginia Roberts Giuffre alleges she had sex with Prince Andrew 18 years ago © Other Virginia Roberts Giuffre alleges she had sex with Prince Andrew 18 years ago

Prince William was at the annual Tusk Conservation Awards in Leicester Square, central London.

The Duke of Cambridge did not speak to members of the public who were waiting outside the event at a cinema.

The Duchess of Cambridge was unable to attend the ceremony due to an undisclosed matter relating to their children.

Princess Anne has also been in central London but she refused to answer reporters' questions.

The duke has resigned from another position as part of his decision to step back from royal duties.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge wearing a suit and tie: Prince William attended the Tusk Conservation Awards in central London © Getty Prince William attended the Tusk Conservation Awards in central London

The Outward Bound Trust has accepted his resignation, saying they thanked him for "his support over many years".

It follows the University of Huddersfield confirming that Andrew will no longer serve as chancellor.

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On Wednesday, Andrew, who was accused of "utterly lacking in compassion" for the victims of the late billionaire Epstein, said his association with the disgraced financier has "become a major disruption to my family's work".

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  Prince Andrew could be handed a subpoena to face Epstein questions The Duke of York has been seen in public for the first time since his dramatic decision to step back from royal duties. © PA The Duke of York leaves his home in Windsor, Berkshire, the day after he suspended his royal duties Prince Andrew, whose announcement followed a widely-criticised TV interview over his relationship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, was photographed leaving his house in Windsor, the Royal Lodge, this morning.

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.”

Duke of York issues statement amid criticism over relationship with Jeffrey Epstein.

He said he "deeply sympathises" with Epstein's victims and is "willing to help any appropriate law enforcement agency with their investigations, if required".

The prince is not under investigation and has denied any wrongdoing.

Epstein, who was found hanged in prison in August, was awaiting trial accused of trafficking girls as young as 14 for sex and had previously served time in prison in 2008 for prostituting underage girls.

In his interview with Newsnight, the prince said he thought visiting Epstein in 2010 to end their friendship was "the honourable thing to do".

He said he "let the side down" by staying at the billionaire's New York mansion, but said he had done so because it was "convenient".

When asked whether he had sex with Ms Roberts Giuffre after meeting in a London nightclub in 2001, he said the alleged encounter did not happen.

He said he had been in Pizza Express in Woking that afternoon with his daughter, Princess Beatrice, and was then at home that evening.

Andrew also suggested a photo of him and Ms Roberts Giuffre together apparently at the London home of Ghislaine Maxwell may have been doctored.

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LONDON (AP) — Following days of turmoil that have damaged the British royal family’s reputation, Prince Andrew has decided to step back from public duties with the queen’s permission because of his association with a notorious sex offender.

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Prince Andrew is stepping back from public duties with the queen’s permission because of his association with a notorious The decision of a senior royal to step away from his royal duties is extremely unusual and reflects the degree to which charities and educational

Buckingham Palace has confirmed that Prince Andrew will continue to work on Pitch@palace because this was a private initiative and not a specific official royal one, Sky's royal correspondent Rhiannon Mills said.

Prince Andrew could be forced to give evidence under oath in Jeffrey Epstein case .
If the Duke won’t testify voluntarily, a lawyer is ready to get a court order to subpoena him.US lawyer Lisa Bloom – who is representing five of Mr Epstein's alleged victims – has called on the royal to cooperate fully with authorities, as he had been an “enabler” of Mr Epstein's crimes.

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