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UK News Duke of York faces fresh scrutiny over Epstein and sex allegations

00:50  03 december  2019
00:50  03 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

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The Duke of York is facing fresh scrutiny over allegations he had sex with a trafficked teenager and about his association with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein . Ms Giuffre says she had sex with the prince three times - in New York , London and Epstein 's Caribbean island.

He has faced scrutiny over his relationships with a series of controversial figures, quite apart from Jeffrey Epstein . Andrew, the Queen’s third child, was appointed Britain’s Special Representative for International Trade and Investment in 2001 after retiring from the Royal Navy.

a close up of a person: The Duke of York’s accuser Virginia Giuffre (BBC Panorama/PA) © BBC Panorama The Duke of York’s accuser Virginia Giuffre (BBC Panorama/PA)

The Duke of York is facing fresh scrutiny over allegations he had sex with a trafficked teenager and about his association with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Andrew’s accuser Virginia Giuffre called on the British public to stand up beside her in her fight as she told BBC Panorama how the duke was “the most hideous dancer I’ve ever seen in my life” and “his sweat was … raining basically everywhere”.

“I was just like grossed out from it, but I knew I had to keep him happy because that’s what Jeffrey and Ghislaine (Maxwell) would have expected from me,” she said in her first UK television interview.

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The legal fallout from Jeffrey Epstein ’s arrest for sex trafficking and subsequent suicide in jail is likely to go on for years, ensuring that those caught up in the None of this is good news for the Duke of York , whose bumbling BBC Newsnight interview – in which he denied sexual activity with Epstein ’s then

Jeffrey Edward Epstein (/ˈɛpstiːn/ EP-steen; January 20, 1953 – August 10, 2019) was an American financier and convicted sex offender.

Ms Guiffre claims she was trafficked by the since disgraced financier Epstein and forced to have sex with Andrew when she was a teenager, which the duke categorically denies.

The Panorama investigation broadcast on BBC One on Monday night disclosed that five women who allege they were victims of paedophile Epstein are calling on Andrew to give a testimony in their civil court case.

They claim the duke saw people being given massages at Epstein’s homes.

The Queen’s second son, who stepped down from public duties just over a week ago, insisted in his disastrous Newsnight interview that he did not witness or suspect any suspicious behaviour during his visits to Epstein’s homes in Florida, New York and the Caribbean.

a screenshot of a cell phone: Panorama said it had uncovered an alleged email sent by The Duke of York to Ghislaine Maxwell in 2015 (BBC Panorama/PA) © Provided by PA Media Panorama said it had uncovered an alleged email sent by The Duke of York to Ghislaine Maxwell in 2015 (BBC Panorama/PA)

Panorama claimed it had also uncovered an email allegedly sent by Andrew in 2015 to Ghislaine Maxwell, who is accused of procuring girls for Epstein.

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In it, the duke is reported to have asked for Ms Maxwell’s help in dealing with claims by Ms Guiffre, who was previously known as Virginia Roberts.

The duke is said to have written: “Let me know when we can talk. Got some specific questions to ask you about Virginia Roberts.”

Ms Maxwell replies: “Have some info. Call me when you have a moment.”

The show also examines the well-known photograph of Andrew pictured with his arm around Ms Giuffre’s waist at Ms Maxwell’s house.

The duke has said he had no memory of the photo being taken and questioned whether it was his own hand in the image.

a close up of text on a white background: A legal document issued by the Court of Florida of a letter from lawyers for Virginia Giuffre, who claims she was made to have under-age sex with the Duke of York (PA) © Provided by PA Media A legal document issued by the Court of Florida of a letter from lawyers for Virginia Giuffre, who claims she was made to have under-age sex with the Duke of York (PA)

Ms Giuffre insisted the photo was genuine and she gave the original to the FBI in 2011.

She told Panorama “I implore the people in the UK to stand up beside me, to help me fight this fight, to not accept this as being OK.

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“This is not some sordid sex story. This is a story of being trafficked, This is a story of abuse and this is a story of your guys’ royalty.”

Ms Giuffre added: “The people on the inside are going to keep coming up with these ridiculous excuses.

“Like his arm was elongated or the photo was doctored, or he came to New York to break up with Jeffrey Epstein. I mean, come on, I’m calling BS on this, because that’s what it is.

“He knows what happened. I know what happened and there’s only one of us telling the truth, and I know that’s me.”

Ms Guiffre alleged how she was brought to London by Epstein in 2001, introduced to Andrew and taken to Tramp nightclub, and asked by the duke to dance.

She told Panorama reporter Darragh Macintyre: “He is the most hideous dancer I’ve ever seen in my life.

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  Andrew’s accuser calls on British public ‘to help me fight this fight’ Virginia Giuffre, who claims she slept with Andrew when she was a teenager, told how he was a hideous dancer and his sweat was raining everywhere.Ms Giuffre claims she was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein and forced to have sex with Andrew when she was a teenager, which the duke categorically denies.

Prince Andrew, Duke of York arrives at the Royal Albert Hall on 8 November 2014 in London. Wearing a traditional Guatemalan ceremonial jacket, Britains Prince Andrew, the Duke of York , turns on the tap innaugurating an They argued that it risked impeding public scrutiny of the Epstein case.

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“It was horrible and this guy was sweating all over me, his sweat was like it was raining basically everywhere, I was just like grossed out from it, but I knew I had to keep him happy because that’s what Jeffrey and Ghislaine would have expected from me.”

In his recent Newsnight interview, Andrew claimed he had a medical condition in 2001, after suffering an overdose of adrenaline in the Falklands War when he was shot at, which meant he did not sweat.

When they had left the club, Ms Giuffre said the socialite Ms Maxwell, Epstein’s then-girlfriend, gave her instructions.

“In the car Ghislaine tells me that I have to do for Andrew what I do for Jeffrey and that just made me sick,” she said.

She said that later that evening she had sex with Andrew upstairs at Maxwell’s house in Belgravia.

The duke has denied meeting Ms Giuffre, saying: “I can absolutely categorically tell you it never happened. I have no recollection of ever meeting this lady, none whatsoever.”

Andrew’s accuser calls on British public ‘to help me fight this fight’

  Andrew’s accuser calls on British public ‘to help me fight this fight’ The duke has been pictured with his arm around Ms Giuffre’s waist at Ghislaine Maxwell’s house. He said he had no memory of the photo being taken and questioned whether it was his own hand in the image.Ms Giuffre told Panorama: “The people on the inside are going to keep coming up with these ridiculous excuses.“Like his arm was elongated or the photo was doctored, or he came to New York to break up with Jeffrey Epstein. I mean, come on, I’m calling BS on this, because that’s what it is.“He knows what happened. I know what happened and there’s only one of us telling the truth, and I know that’s me.

Jeffrey Epstein ’s apparent suicide will renew scrutiny of his relationship with the Duke of York . – 2008: Epstein is sentenced to 18 months imprisonment after agreeing a plea bargain over child – January 22: The Duke publicly denies allegations he had sex with an under-age teenager in an

Andrew has been dogged by accusations of a lack of judgment about his links with Epstein .

Andrew’s attempts to defend himself against Ms Giuffre’s previous accusations and explain his friendship with Epstein in a BBC Newsnight interview last month were branded a “car crash” and led to him withdrawing from public duties.

He was widely criticised for failing to show remorse for his association with the disgraced financier or empathy with Epstein’s victims during his television appearance.

He has resigned from a large number of patronages and seen organisations he was once involved with sever ties.

a person in a living room with furniture and a rug: The Duke of York on Newsnight (Mark Harrison/BBC) © Provided by PA Media The Duke of York on Newsnight (Mark Harrison/BBC)

A Buckingham Palace spokesman said in response to the allegations on Panorama: “It is emphatically denied that The Duke of York had any form of sexual contact or relationship with Virginia Roberts. Any claim to the contrary is false and without foundation.”

On the duke’s association with Epstein, the palace spokesman added: “The Duke of York unequivocally regrets his ill-judged association with Jeffrey Epstein. Epstein’s suicide left many unanswered questions, particularly for his victims.

“The Duke deeply sympathises with those affected who want some form of closure. It is his hope that, in time, they will be able to rebuild their lives.

“The Duke is willing to help any appropriate law enforcement agency with their investigations, if required.

“The Duke has already stated that he did not see, witness or suspect any behaviour of the sort that subsequently led to Jeffrey Epstein’s arrest and conviction.

More pressure on Prince Andrew after alleged victim on TV

  More pressure on Prince Andrew after alleged victim on TV LONDON (AP) — Prince Andrew was missing when his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, hosted NATO leaders at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday evening, but he was the focus of renewed scrutiny as allegations of sexual misconduct received wide attention on British TV. Andrew, who has stepped down from royal duties because of his involvement with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, was the subject of a BBC documentary broadcast Monday night in which he was accused of having sex with a 17-year-old American trafficked by Epstein.President Donald Trump declined to offer an opinion when asked about the case earlier Tuesday, saying only that he didn’t know Andrew but that it was a “very tough story.

If found guilty Epstein could face 45 years in prison. Around 2,000 files from a defamation case involving alleged trafficking victim Virgina Roberts are The Duke of York , 59, has previously faced criticism over his relationship with the child abuser and was pictured walking in Central Park with him

The scrutiny of the prince’s relationship with the multimillionaire banker came as a legal and There are signs royal aides are preparing for a long haul over the claims surrounding the duke and Duke of York ’s former wife appears on US TV supporting him after allegations he had sexual relations

“He deplores the exploitation of any human being and would not condone, participate in, or encourage any such behaviour.”

Ms Giuffre claimed in court papers in Florida that she was forced to have sex with Andrew when she was aged 17, below the state’s age of consent.

She alleges the duke slept with her on three separate occasions, twice while she was underage.

During his Newsnight interview, the duke said an alleged encounter with Ms Giuffre in 2001 did not happen as he spent the day with his daughter, Princess Beatrice, taking her to Pizza Express in Woking for a party.

a close up of a newspaper: The front pages of national newspapers the day after the Duke of York stepped down from public duties (PA) © Provided by PA Media The front pages of national newspapers the day after the Duke of York stepped down from public duties (PA)

Epstein took his own life in August in a New York prison while he was being held on sex trafficking charges.

Ms Giuffre’s interview took place before the duke’s appearance on Newsnight.

Graham Smith, of Republic which campaigns for an elected head of state, said: “This interview is likely to be hugely damaging to Andrew and the royal family.

“The Queen and Charles have known about these accusations for eight years and did nothing until it became a PR disaster.

“Still the royals hide behind palace gates denying the allegations but refusing to do anything that might help law enforcement or alleged trafficking victims in the US and the UK.

“Prince Andrew needs to be properly investigated by the Metropolitan Police and the police in the States.”

UK police say they will not launch criminal probe into Epstein allegation .
UK police say they will not launch criminal probe into Epstein allegationEpstein's suicide on Aug. 10, at age 66, came a little over a month after the well-connected money manager was arrested and charged with trafficking dozens of underage girls as young as 14 from at least 2002 to 2005. He had pleaded not guilty.

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