Jeffrey Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre appeared Tuesday exterior a federal courtroom in Manhattan to reiterate her allegation that the financier, who killed himself earlier this month, ordered her to have intercourse with Britain’s Prince Andrew.
She known as on him to “come clear” about it. Her remarks got here after a rare courtroom listening to was known as by the decide within the Epstein case as a approach to give voice to alleged victims after the financier’s dying.
Last week, Buckingham Palace launched a press release denying the allegations in opposition to Andrew after a London tabloid launched a video purporting to indicate him in 2010 at Epstein’s Upper East Side townhouse waving goodbye to an unidentified girl.
Giuffre, whose maiden title is Roberts, was one among almost two dozen Epstein accusers who spoke out within the New York courtroom. She says that at age 15, whereas she was working at Mar-a-Lago — the membership owned by future president Donald Trump — she was procured for intercourse by Ghislaine Maxwell on behalf of Epstein.
“I was recruited at a very young age from Mar-a-Lago and entrapped in a world that I didn’t understand and I’ve been fighting that very world to this day and I won’t stop fighting. I will never be silenced, until these people are brought to justice,” Giuffre, who’s now married and residing in Australia, mentioned Tuesday.
Giuffre has beforehand alleged that at age 17, she was compelled to have intercourse with Andrew on a number of events at an “orgy” in London and on a non-public island within the Caribbean.
In an Aug. 18 assertion, Buckingham Palace mentioned that Andrew was “appalled by the latest reviews of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged crimes” and that “His Royal Highness deplores the exploitation of any human being and the suggestion he would condone, take part in or encourage any such behaviour is abhorrent.”
On Saturday, Andrew released an even more direct statement, saying he didn’t “see, witness or suspect any behavior of that sort that subsequently led to [the] arrest and conviction” of Epstein.