Prince Andrew Slams Epstein's Child Rape Victims as 'Slutty'
Duke of York labels sex trafficking victims as 'slutty girls' in court case
Britain's Prince Andrew has stooped to new lows to defend himself against child sex abuse charges by claiming that the trafficking victims of his friend, convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, were just "slutty girls."
Andrew, the Duke of York, made the unsavory comments in the lawsuit against him from Epstein's child sex trafficking victim Virginia Roberts, now Virginia Giuffre.
Giuffre is suing Andrew over allegations he raped her on three separate occasions after she was trafficked to him by Epstein as a child.
However, Andrew's legal defense is now attempting to smear Giuffre as a "criminal" rather than a victim.
According to court documents obtained by the Sunday Times, the prince claims Giuffre was involved in the “wilful recruitment and trafficking of young girls for sexual abuse.”
In a shameful attempt to claim his innocence, the duke's lawyers are trying to paint Giuffre as an alleged criminal who worked to procure underage “slutty girls” for pedophile billionaire Epstein.
They also indicate that by making false allegations against the prince and using up court time, Giuffre is allowing real predators to get away with their crimes, the Times adds.
The prince’s new legal strategy is quite the shift from claiming ignorance to his good friend Epstein’s pedophile lifestyle, however.
It also risks “victim-blaming” allegations from supporters of Giuffre – who has accused him in a civil lawsuit in New York of “rape in the first degree” and three instances of sexual assault when she was 17.
Giuffre, now 38, claims the attacks took place in 2001 in London, New York, and on Epstein's private island Little St. James, aka "Pedophile Island."
She seeks “punitive damages” that could end up running into the millions, accoridng to Zero Hedge.
The late Friday filing by the 61-year-old royal includes a section titled “Giuffre’s role in Epstein’s criminal enterprise.”
It alleges that she was involved in procuring minors for Epstein – who was found dead in a Manhattan jail cell in 2019 while awaiting trial for sex trafficking underage girls.
Andrew’s filing quotes the sister of one of Giuffre’s ex-boyfriends, who claims Giuffre (then Virginia Roberts) asked her for help to recruit minors.
“She [Giuffre] would say to me, ‘Do you know any girls who are kind of slutty?’” she claims.
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“It is a striking feature of this case that while lurid allegations are made against Prince Andrew by Giuffre, the only party to this claim whose conduct has involved the wilful recruitment and trafficking of young girls for sexual abuse is Giuffre herself, including while she was an adult,” the filing continues.
The prince’s US-based lawyer, Andrew Brettler, also points out that Giuffre has profited from her allegations involving Epstein over a number of years and is now set on gaining “another payday” at the prince’s expense.
Brettler suggests that Giuffre’s modus operandi may allow genuine paedophiles to escape justice. -Sunday Times
“Giuffre’s pattern of filing a series of lawsuits against numerous high-profile individuals should no longer be tolerated, as it continues to irreparably harm many innocent people and diverts already limited judicial resources from the adjudication of meritorious claims asserted against those who have actually perpetrated sexual offenses against minors,” reads the filing.
In a Saturday statement, Giuffre’s lawyer, Sigrid McCawley said, “If Virginia Giuffre had stood silent in the face of outrageous statements like those Prince Andrew routinely churns out — his motion to dismiss the litigation being no exception — the decades-long sex-trafficking ring his friend Jeffrey Epstein operated and he participated in would have never been exposed.
“On the subject of money, let’s be clear: the only party to this litigation using money to his benefit is Prince Andrew.”
McCawley also told Telegraph Magazine that Andrew’s infamous interview with BBC‘s “Newsnight” in 2019 “was very helpful for us.”
The prince argued at the time that Giuffre’s claims that she was forced to sleep with him at the Belgravia home of Ghislaine Maxwell in March 2001 could not be true because he had been collecting his daughter, Princess Beatrice, from a children’s party at a branch of Pizza Express in Woking.
McCawley revealed that Beatrice and Sarah, Duchess of York, Andrew’s ex-wife, could be forced to give evidence about the alibi if Giuffre’s lawsuit goes to trial next year.
The prince’s legal team has argued that a private 2009 settlement between Giuffre and Epstein protects him from liability.
On Wednesday, a pre-trial hearing will take place before a New York judge in what is expected to be several months of litigation.