Prince Andrew accuser asks public to ‘stand beside her’ – BBC Data
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Prince Andrew accuser asks public to ‘stand beside her’ – BBC Data

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Media captionVirginia Giuffre: “I knew I needed to defend him blissful”

A US woman who says she changed into once introduced to Britain routine 17 to personal sex with Prince Andrew has implored the British public to “stand beside her” and “now now not rep what has took place to her”.

Virginia Giuffre, one of convicted sex perpetrator Jeffrey Epstein’s accusers, says she changed into once trafficked to London by Epstein in 2001.

She describes how Epstein’s girlfriend advised her what “to raise out for Andrew”.

The prince has “categorically” denied any sexual contact with Ms Giuffre.

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Media captionVirginia Giuffre: “I implore the oldsters in the UK… to now now not rep this as being OK”

Virginia Giuffre, previously Virginia Roberts, has given her first interview for British tv as portion of a special hour-prolonged Panorama. Her interview contains her memoir of how she changed into once launched to Prince Andrew.

She mentioned that she, the prince, Epstein and his then girlfriend, the socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, took her to Tramp night membership in London, where the Prince requested her to dance.

“He is the most scary dancer I’ve ever viewed in my existence”, she says. “His sweat changed into once love it changed into once raining usually in every single residing”.

After they’d left the membership, Ms Giuffre mentioned Ghislaine Maxwell gave her instructions.

“Within the automobile Ghislaine tells me that I truly personal to raise out for Andrew what I raise out for Jeffrey and that upright made me ailing.”

She mentioned that later that evening, she had sex with Prince Andrew upstairs at Maxwell’s rental in Belgravia.

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Media captionVirginia Giuffre: “I’m calling BS on this”

In an interview with BBC Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis final month, the prince mentioned he didn’t hang meeting Virginia Roberts, and that he had a clinical situation that meant he did now now not sweat. Nonetheless, of the claim that he had sex with her, the Prince mentioned he could per chance perhaps furthermore “fully and categorically” issue “it by no methodology took place”.

And in a court docket assertion, Ghislaine Maxwell has mentioned the allegations are lies.

Asked about a photo that seems to be to existing him with his arm around Virginia Giuffre’s waist in Maxwell’s rental, the prince mentioned he didn’t hang the photo ever being taken and wondered whether or now now not it changed into once his hand in the image.

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Virginia Giuffre describes how she requested Jeffrey Epstein to bewitch this list of her with Andrew.

Nonetheless in the Panorama interview, which changed into once recorded sooner than Prince Andrew’s interview, Ms Giuffre mentioned: “The oldsters on the interior are going to defend coming up with these ridiculous excuses like his arm changed into once elongated or the photo changed into once doctored.

“I’m calling BS on this,” she mentioned. “He is aware of what took place, I do know what took place. And there is simplest one of us telling the truth.”

In accordance to tonight’s Panorama, Buckingham Palace mentioned the Duke “unequivocally regrets his ailing-judged association with Jeffrey Epstein” and “deeply sympathises with these affected who resolve on some set up of closure.”

They mentioned “it’s emphatically denied that the Duke of York had any set up of sexual contact or relationship with Virginia Roberts. Any claim to the other is unfounded and with out foundation”.

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Media captionPrince Andrew says he has wracked his brains nonetheless can now now not hang any incident intriguing Virginia Roberts.

Prince Andrew – the Queen’s zero.33 child – has been coping with questions over his ties to Epstein, a US financier who took his hang existence in August staring at for trial on sex-trafficking charges.

The prince has confronted a rising backlash as a consequence of the Newsnight interview about his friendship with the US financier.

He stepped take advantage of royal tasks final month as a consequence of he mentioned the Epstein scandal had become a “indispensable disruption” to the Royal Family.

Firms he had links with, similar to BT and Barclays, also joined universities and charities in distancing themselves from him.

After his BBC interview he mentioned he deeply sympathised with sex perpetrator Epstein’s victims and all americans who “needs some set up of closure”.

Panorama: The Prince and the Epstein Scandal will air at 21:00 GMT on BBC One.

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December 2, 2019

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