“People on the inside are going to keep coming up with these ridiculous excuses,” the accuser stated.
An American girl who claims she was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein to have intercourse with Prince Andrew criticised the royal’s “ridiculous excuses” in an interview aired on Monday.
The interview was recorded earlier than Andrew’s personal BBC interview, which prompted him to face down from public duties due to a backlash at his defence of his friendship with Epstein.
However Virginia Giuffre referred to as on the British public to assist her as she dismissed claims initially made by the prince’s backers apparently exhibiting him together with his arm round her won’t be real.
“The people on the inside are going to keep coming up with these ridiculous excuses like his arm was elongated or the photo was doctored,” she advised the BBC’s Panorama programme.
“I’m calling BS (bullshit) on this. He knows what happened, I know what happened. And there’s only one of us telling the truth,” she stated.
“It’s a real photo. I’ve given it to the FBI for their investigation.”
Andrew himself doubted the authenticity of the throughout his badly acquired interview, saying “nobody can prove whether or not that photograph has been doctored.”
Giuffre has alleged she was trafficked to have intercourse with buddies of Epstein when she was 17. Epstein was discovered lifeless in a New York jail in August awaiting trial on intercourse trafficking costs.
She described how Epstein preyed on her as soon as he knew she got here from a susceptible background, having already suffered sexual abuse.
The financier initially lured her with a proposal as a job as a masseuse, however quickly started abusing her, in accordance with Giuffre.
She accused Epstein of bringing her to London in 2001, the place she was launched to Andrew and Epstein’s socialite girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell.
The prince requested her for a dance at a nightclub, she recalled, telling Panorama he was “essentially the most hideous dancer I’ve ever seen in my life.
“His sweat was prefer it was raining principally in every single place,” she added.
“I used to be identical to grossed out from it however I knew I needed to hold him completely satisfied as a result of that is what Jeffrey and Ghislaine would have anticipated from me.”
The prince advised the BBC he was unable to sweat on the time on account of a medical situation he developed after serving as a helicopter pilot within the Falklands Battle in 1982.
After the nightclub, Giuffre — then generally known as Roberts — stated that Maxwell advised her: “I’ve to do for Andrew what I do for Jeffrey and that simply made me sick.”
She and Queen Elizabeth II’s second son later had intercourse at Maxwell’s home in central London, she alleged.
“It was disgusting,” she said. “He stated ‘thanks’ and walked out.”
Andrew, 59, stated he didn’t keep in mind assembly Giuffre and that he “completely and categorically” didn’t have intercourse together with her.
However an e-mail found by Panorama appeared to point out Andrew writing to Maxwell in 2015 with “particular inquiries to ask you about Virginia Roberts”.
She replied “have some data — name me when you have got a second,” in accordance with the BBC investigation.
Giuffre admitted to having a “foggy reminiscence” over dates and locations when she was requested about inconsistencies in her story.
However she added: “I implore the individuals within the UK to face up beside me, to assist me combat this combat, to not settle for 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 guy’s royalty.”
Panorama reported that Andrew may very well be served with subpoenas if he returns to the US, with attorneys for 5 of Epstein’s victims demanding that the prince testify of their court docket instances abut how he witnessed individuals being given massages.
After his BBC interview, Andrew issued a press release through which he stated “I … unequivocally regret my ill-judged association with Jeffrey Epstein” and “deeply sympathise with everyone who has been affected and wants some form of closure”.
A press release from Buckingham Palace stated they “emphatically denied that The Duke of York (Andrew) had any form of sexual contact or relationship with Virginia Roberts.”
Panorama additionally interviewed one other of Epstein’s victims, who made additional allegations towards Maxwell.
Sarah Ransome advised the programme that she “controlled the girls… like the madam.”
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