Prince Andrew “categorically denies” sensational allegations by a girl who claims she was pressured to have intercourse with him whereas underneath 18. The allegation is contained in a doc filed in a Florida court docket by a girl who claims banker and convicted intercourse offender Jeffrey Epstein loaned her to wealthy and highly effective buddies.
The girl claims she was pressured to have sexual relations with Prince Andrew on three events, based on The Guardian. The declare was made in connection with a long-running lawsuit introduced by two girls who allege they had been exploited by Epstein.
The 58-year-old was jailed for 18 months in 2008 after soliciting an underage lady for prostitution. A palace spokesman stated at present: “This pertains to long-standing and ongoing civil proceedings within the United States, to which The Duke of York is just not a celebration.
“As such we would not comment on the detail. “However, for the avoidance of doubt, any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors is categorically unfaithful.”
Another shut affiliate of Epstein who can be accused within the doc instructed the Guardian that the lady’s accusations towards him had been “totally false and made up.”
Epstein served 13 months after agreeing a plea deal with prosecutors and admitting comparatively minor fees of paying for intercourse with a 14-year-old lady.
Since then, some 40 girls have in complete come ahead claiming that Epstein abused them, although nearly all settled their instances.
The newest revelations have emerged as twi girls are taking authorized motion towards federal prosecutors, claiming that Epstein’s plea deal was attain with out their statutory proper to be consulted.
Another two girls are in search of permission to be added to the authorized motion. One of those girls – referred to solely as Jane Doe three within the motion – has named Prince Andrew in her current movement to be added to the authorized motion.
Epstein was one of many wealthiest and well-connected males in America till he was jailed. But regardless of this Prince Andrew stayed buddies with him for 3 extra years till they had been seen collectively.
In 2009, Prince Andrew was seen strolling by way of Central Park with Epstein after he left jail. It additionally emerged the prince had stayed at Epstein’s dwelling in Florida and flew with him in his personal jet.
His ex-wife the Duchess of York had even been bailed out by Epstein with £15,000 when she acquired into debt. The scandal prompted acute embarrassment to the Duke and compelled him to step down from his function as Britain’s commerce envoy.
Epstein has been sued for £65,000 by a high disaster administration firm which claims he employed them in 2011 to deal with the scandal over his friendship with Prince Andrew. Sitrick & Co. have accused the billionaire paedophile of failing to pay the charges for advising him after the Duke of York stayed at his £30 million Manhattan mansion.