Prince Andrew ‘was an abuser’, says Epstein accuser

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Virginia Giuffre in an interview with NBCImage copyright NBC
Image caption Virginia Giuffre stated she was “trafficked” to Prince Andrew

An American girl who says she had intercourse with Prince Andrew as a 17-year-old has informed NBC News that she was “trafficked” to the prince.

Virginia Giuffre described him to the US TV community as “an abuser” and “a participant”.

She has beforehand stated she was abused within the lavatory of a London home, the place she was pictured with the prince.

The Duke of York has denied having “any form of sexual contact or relationship” with Ms Giuffre.

It was a part of an announcement issued by Buckingham Palace, on behalf of the prince, which added that the claims have been “false and without any foundation”.

In August, the prince stated in two statements that he was “appalled” by stories of Epstein’s crimes, however by no means noticed any of the behaviour that led to his conviction within the “limited time” they spent collectively.

Now 35, Ms Giuffre is one in all six girls interviewed by the US TV community’s Dateline programme about alleged abuse by Jeffrey Epstein, who killed himself in jail awaiting trial on intercourse trafficking and conspiracy prices.

She claims Epstein directed her to have intercourse with numerous highly effective males, together with Prince Andrew.

She stated she was recruited by Ghislaine Maxwell, a pal of Epstein, one summer time when she was working as a locker room attendant at Mar-a-Lago, the Florida resort owned by President Donald Trump.

Ms Maxwell, who’s the daughter of disgraced British newspaper tycoon Robert Maxwell, has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.

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Image caption Ms Giuffre says she was abused by the prince in Ghislaine Maxwell’s London residence, the place she was pictured in 2001

Ms Giuffre informed Dateline: “The first time in London, I used to be so younger. Ghislaine woke me up within the morning and stated, ‘You’re gonna meet a prince at the moment.’

“I did not know at that time that I used to be going to be trafficked to that prince.”

‘Do for him what you do for Epstein’

She stated she was taken to “Club Tramp” the place Prince Andrew gave her alcohol, presumably vodka, within the VIP part.

The prince requested her to bop and the three of them – Prince Andrew, Ms Maxwell and the 17-year-old Ms Giuffre – returned to Ms Maxwell’s home.

Ms Giuffre stated that Ms Maxwell informed her: “He’s coming again to the home and I need you to do for him what you do for Epstein.”

She stated the abuse started within the lavatory and moved to the bed room.

“He wasn’t impolite or something about it, he stated ‘thanks’ and a few type of tender sentiments like that and left,” Ms Guiffre stated.

“I simply could not consider it, that even royalty have been concerned.”

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Media captionPrince Andrew: “I wish to reiterate and reaffirm the statements which have been issued on my behalf by the palace”

Ms Giuffre has beforehand stated that she was abused thrice by the Duke of York, with one incident allegedly occurring at Epstein’s New York mansion and one other at his property within the Caribbean.

Speaking about Prince Andrew, she stated: “He denies that it ever occurred and he’s going to maintain denying it ever occurred, however he is aware of the reality and I do know the reality.”

She rejected options that she was motivated by the opportunity of compensation, saying that the statute of limitations prevented her making a authorized declare.

‘Disposable’

The Duke of York stated he first met Epstein, a rich hedge fund supervisor, in 1999. Ms Maxwell, described by Epstein as his greatest pal, was photographed a number of instances at social occasions with the prince.

Epstein and Ms Maxwell have been additionally pictured collectively on a pheasant shoot on the Queen’s property in Norfolk.

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Image caption Prince Andrew with Jeffrey Epstein in New York’s Central Park in 2010

In 2010, after Epstein had been convicted of intercourse offences referring to procuring a minor below 18, Prince Andrew was photographed once more with the financier in New York’s Central Park. Footage reveals him inside Epstein’s mansion at about the identical time.

NBC additionally spoke to a British girl who says she was abused by Epstein, Anouska de Georgiou.

She informed the community that the abuse had conditioned her to be “silenced, remoted, secretive and shameful” but coming together with other alleged victims had created a “very particular bond” between them.

“Jeffrey thought that we have been disposable and he threw us all away. Look who’s nonetheless standing,” she stated.