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US News Lawyer for Epstein victims uses bus to urge Duke of York to answer FBI questions

20:11  21 february  2020
20:11  21 february  2020 Source:   msn.com

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The Duke of York has been targeted in a bus stunt organised by a US lawyer representing some of the victims of sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

A US yellow school bus was driven past Buckingham Palace with a message on the side appealing for Andrew to answer questions from the FBI over their Epstein investigation.

a yellow school bus parked in front of a truck: A yellow school bus with a post-birthday message for the Duke of York, from US lawyer Gloria Allred (Stefan Rousseau/PA) © Stefan Rousseau A yellow school bus with a post-birthday message for the Duke of York, from US lawyer Gloria Allred (Stefan Rousseau/PA) The message, featuring pictures of the duke, said: “If you see this man please ask him to call the FBI to answer their questions.”

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The duke has stepped away from royal duties following his disastrous Newsnight interview about his relationship with Epstein.

Lawyer Gloria Allred, who represents some of Epstein’s victims, was behind the stunt which saw the bus drive past the palace a few times over the space of an hour.

Prince Andrew, Duke of York wearing a uniform: The Duke of York has stepped back from royal duties (Jonathan Brady/PA) © Provided by PA Media The Duke of York has stepped back from royal duties (Jonathan Brady/PA)

She has called on the duke in the past to come forward and make a statement.

Her comments have been echoed by US lawyer Geoffrey Berman, who is leading the Epstein sex trafficking inquiry.

He told a news conference in January the duke had “provided zero cooperation”, claiming his lawyers had been contacted by prosecutors and the FBI as part of the probe.

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a traffic light on a city street: The bus makes its way up The Mall (Stefan Rousseau/PA) © Provided by PA Media The bus makes its way up The Mall (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

But a few days later Andrew was reported to be “angry and bewildered” at the claims by the US authorities, with the Telegraph quoting a source as saying: “The duke is more than happy to talk to the FBI but he hasn’t been approached by them yet.”

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