Witness Says She Saw Prince Andrew with Epstein's Teen 'Sex Slave' Virginia Roberts
Claims to remember vividly as she accidentally stood on the royal's foot in Tramp, London
A new witness has come forward saying they saw Britain's Prince Andrew with Jeffrey Epstein's teenage "sex slave" Virginia Roberts, claiming she remembers the encounter vividly.
The witness claims she saw Andrew, the Duke of York, dancing with deceased pedophile Epstein's victim Roberts at Tramp nightclub, London, saying she remembers it clearly because she accidentally stood on the British prince's foot.
Lawyer Lisa Bloom, who represents five women who claim to have been sexually assaulted by Jeffrey Epstein, revealed she has a sixth client who says she saw Prince Andrew with Ms. Roberts - now Ms. Giuffre - on the same night in 2001 that Roberts says she was raped by the duke for the first time when she was 17 years old.
Ms. Giuffre claims she was taken as Epstein's "sex slave" when she was just 15 and trafficked by the convicted sex offender to Prince Andrew on three separate occasions.
Andrew, who strenuously denies the allegations, is facing mounting calls to speak to the FBI and US prosecutors.
During a press conference in New York, lawyer Bloom told reporters that the new witness stepped on Andrew's foot by mistake while dancing next to him and a friend pointed out who he was.
Bloom said: "She thought to herself 'oh my God, I'm in the presence of a royal.'
"It was a very big moment to her. She says that she gawked at him because he was a prince.
"After she was done staring at him for quite some time, she looked at who he was with and it was a very young girl about her age.
"And in the photographs that she has seen since, she identifies that young woman, or girl, as Virginia Roberts."
Bloom said the woman came forward because she was "incensed" that Andrew had denied meeting Giuffre in his BBC Newsnight interview.
"Because he is a very powerful person, she is in fear of the repercussions to her," Bloom said, adding she had contacted the FBI on her behalf.
In an interview with the BBC's Panorama show, Giuffre told how she was left "horrified and ashamed" after an alleged sexual encounter with Andrew in London in 2001.
She claimed she danced with him in Tramp nightclub, London, adding he was "the most hideous dancer I've ever seen in my life" and "his sweat was... raining basically everywhere."
During his Newsnight interview, the duke said the alleged encounter in 2001 could not have happened as he spent the day with his daughter, Princess Beatrice, taking her to a party at the Pizza Express restaurant in Woking - roughly one hour's drive from London.
He also said he does not recall meeting Giuffre and claimed to have a medical condition at the time, after suffering an overdose of adrenaline in the Falklands War when he was shot at, that meant he did not sweat.
Andrew stepped down from royal public life in November after the fallout from his disastrous Newsnight appearance.
He was accused of showing a lack of empathy for Epstein's victims and of failing to show regret over his friendship with the disgraced US financier.
Ms. Bloom said Andrew needs to "answer questions about Jeffrey Epstein and his own behavior."
"In both countries, everyone is equal in the eyes of the law."