Prince Andrew's Location on Night He Allegedly Raped Teen Blocked from Investigators
Freedom of Information Act request to trace bodyguards movements is blocked by UK police
A request to trace the movements of Prince Andrew's bodyguards, to confirm his location on the night he is accused of raping a teenage girl, has been blocked by UK police, according to reports.
British investigative reporters submitted a Freedom of Information Act request for the location tracking data for March 2001, but the legal bid was shut down.
Virginia Roberts, an alleged child sex trafficking victim of the late Jeffrey Epstein, says she was forced to have sex with Andrew, the Duke of York, in London on March 10th '01, when she was 17 years old.
Roberts says she was taken as a "sex slave" by Epstein and his alleged child procurer, Ghislaine Maxwell, when she was just 15.
The Queen's second-born son denies ever meeting Virginia Roberts, now Virginia Giuffre, however, despite a photo of them together in Maxwell's London home that was allegedly taken on the night of the first of three alleged rapes.
Andrew claims that he could not have raped Roberts in the British capital because he was at a pizza party with his daughter on that day in the small town of Woking - about an hour's drive from London.
No witnesses have been able to corroborate Andrew's alibi, however.
As part of an investigation by the Mirror Online, reporters submitted a Freedom of Information Act request hoping that his royal protection officers’ movements would help prove his whereabouts that day.
But London’s Met police rejected the request, citing national security concerns — and sparking an immediate backlash, the UK news site said.
Graham Smith, of anti-monarchy group Republic, slammed the decision.
“Revealing locations from 19 years ago cannot possibly reveal personal data, either directly or indirectly,” Smith told Mirror Online.
“The police are tasked with protecting the royals from physical harm, not from legitimate inquiry, criminal investigation or embarrassment.”
Roberts — who claims she was forced to have had sex with Andrew three times after being trafficked by late pedophile Epstein — attacked the “lies after lies” that she claims are protecting the prince.
There could only be one reason the princes bodyguards would not to expose where the prince had been on March 10th 2001- the night in question, bc he wasn’t at Woking Pizza with his daughter B. Lies after lies- so frustrating!! 🦋#notatwokingpizza #PrinceAndrew #GhislaineMaxwell https://t.co/QGT1YzbkR7— Virginia Giuffre (@VRSVirginia) January 15, 2020
“There could only be one reason the prince’s bodyguards would not to expose where the prince had been on March 10th 2001- the night in question, bc he wasn’t at Woking Pizza with his daughter B,” she tweeted, referring to Princess Beatrice.
Giuffre claims she first had sex with the royal when she was 17 at Ghislaine Maxwell’s townhouse where a now-infamous photo was taken of them together.
Andrew gave his Pizza Express alibi during his disastrous BBC interview that led to him being booted from royal duties.
Both he and Buckingham Palace have vehemently denied Giuffre’s allegations.
You saw me at your parties, you saw me in Epstein’s homes, you saw me on the plane, you saw me get my haircut, you saw me on the streets, you watched me be abused. You saw me! 🦋#Awareness #Justice #GhislaineMaxwell #JeffreyEpstein #NaomiCampbell #PrinceAndrew pic.twitter.com/5TNWvG1eAA— Virginia Giuffre (@VRSVirginia) January 16, 2020
Epstein, 66, died last August after being found hanged in his Manhattan lockup facing serious sex crimes.
His death was ruled a suicide but many still speculate that Epstein didn't kill himself.