Five More Victims Claim Prince Andrew Saw Epstein Abuse Them as Children
Bombshell report reveals women name Duke of York as witness to sexual abuse
Five more women, who claim to have been raped by deceased pedophile Jeffrey Epstein when they were minors, have alleged that Prince Andrew witnessed the sexual abuse, according to a bombshell new report.
The claims emerged in Monday night's BBC Panorama special, during which it was revealed that Andrew, the Duke of York, has been named as a witness in five new legal cases against the convicted sex offender who died in August.
The fresh allegations may mean the Queen's second-born son could be called to give evidence in court should he return to the US.
The BBC report focused on an exclusive interview Virginia Giuffre, formerly Virginia Roberts, who claims she was taken as a sex slave by Epstein when she was just 15-years-old.
Giuffre sobbed as she retold her story, repeating her allegations that she was "trafficked" to Andrew by Epstein and forced to sex with the British prince when she was 17-years-old.
During the interview, Giuffre gave an emotional plea, calling on the British public to “stand beside her.”
The Duke of York is facing calls to give evidence in court by the five other women, according to The Sun.
Panorama revealed he has been named in legal testimony for all their cases.
Pre-trial witness subpoenas have also been prepared, which could be served on the Queen’s son if he returns to the US.
That would compel him to give evidence on what he saw while staying at Epstein’s home.
Lawyers representing the five women said Andrew could have important information about Epstein’s child sex trafficking operation.
The legal team said they had written twice to the Prince requesting an interview but had not received a response from him.
Virginia Giuffre spoke in a bombshell BBC Panorama special about the alleged encounter and the Duke of York’s links to his US pedophile pal Jeffrey Epstein.
Ms. Giuffre claims she was among girls forced to operate as sex slaves for Epstein and his friends by the British socialite, and Epstein's alleged child "pimp," Ghislaine Maxwell.
And Ms. Giuffre, now 35, said Maxwell told her that “I have to do for Andrew what I do for Jeffrey and that just made me sick.”
Panorama also revealed the Queen’s son is facing calls to give evidence in court by five more Jeffrey Epstein victims – who claim the royal witnessed the Clinton-linked sex offender’s sordid behavior.
A former child sex slave of deceased pedophile #JeffreyEpstein has claimed, in a bombshell new interview, that she was "trafficked" to #PrinceAndrew and raped by the British prince on three separate occasions.— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) November 6, 2019
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In graphic and detailed testimony, she repeated her account of a night out with Andrew in 2001 when they attended London’s Tramp nightclub — after which she claims the pair had sex.
She explained: “We went into the VIP section. There was no waiting in the lines obviously — you were with a Prince.
“Andrew asked me what I wanted to drink and I said, ‘Oh, you know, something from the bar.’
“He had something clear. I know mine was vodka, and then he asked me to dance. He is the most hideous dancer I’ve ever seen in my life.
“I mean it was horrible and this guy was sweating all over me.
"Like, 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.”
Claiming that they returned to Maxwell’s home in nearby Belgravia and she had sex with the royal, Ms. Giuffre explained: “In the car, Ghislaine tells me that I have to do for Andrew what I do for Jeffrey and that just made me sick.”
Visibly emotional, she later added: “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.
“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.”
In the striking new footage, she dismisses allegations that the photograph of her, alongside Andrew taken in 2001 at Maxwell’s house, has been digitally altered to show his arm around her waist.
She says she gave the original image to the FBI in 2011.
“I think the world is getting sick of these ridiculous excuses," she added.
"It’s a real photo. I’ve given it to the FBI for their investigation and it’s an authentic photo.
"There’s a date on the back of it from when it was printed.”
The BBC also spoke to freelance photographer Michael Thomas, who first copied the image in 2011 and insisted he is convinced of its legitimacy.
He said: “It wasn’t like she pulled the photo of Prince Andrew out, it was just in amongst the rest of them.
“These were 5x7 photos that looked like they had come from Boots the chemist, nothing more complicated than that.
"They were just typical teenage snaps. There’s no way that photo is fake.”
The program also appeared to find support for Ms. Giuffre’s claim that she had handed the original image to the FBI – because redacted court paperwork confirms she gave 20 snaps to officials in 2011 which were scanned.
Only 19 of the images appeared in the public documents – and sequential reference numbers assigned by the FBI are also missing, allegedly to protect the Duke’s privacy.
Maxwell could not be reached for comment by producers but has previously denied any involvement in or knowledge of abuse by Epstein, who was found dead in a New York jail in August while awaiting trial on child sex trafficking charges.
Lawyer David Boies, who is representing the five other women who have come forward, told the documentary: “One of the things that we have tried is to interview Prince Andrew and to try to get what his explanation is.
“He was a frequent visitor. They ought to submit to an interview. They ought to talk about it.”
Panorama’s makers also say the Prince declined to answer detailed questions.
But in a statement to the program, a royal spokesman said: “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 sympathizes 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 behavior of the sort that subsequently led to Jeffrey Epstein’s arrest and conviction.
“He deplores the exploitation of any human being and would not condone, participate in, or encourage any such behavior.”
The spokesman added: “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.”
And Epstein didn't kill himself.