Prince Andrew has reportedly been named in the highly publicized Jeffrey Epstein lawsuit. According to the Guardian, an unnamed woman claims Epstein “loaned” her to a number of his affluent friends, and apparently the Duke of York has been accused of being one of those men. She also stated that she was considered an “underage sex slave and was repeatedly forced to have sexual relations with Prince Andrew.”
Court documents also stated that Epstein is accused of trafficking the girl to his affluent friends, which included “numerous prominent American politicians, powerful business executives, foreign presidents, a well-known Prime Minister, and other world leaders.” Prince Andrew has been specifically named as one of those men. Epstein also allegedly forced the young girl to “describe the events that she had with these men so that he could potentially blackmail them,” reports Daily Mail.
“Epstein’s purposes in “lending” Jane Doe (along with other young girls) to such powerful people were to ingratiate himself with them for business, personal, political, and financial gain, as well as to obtain potential blackmail information.”
The shocking accusations against the prince were reportedly part of a motion filed in Florida earlier this week. The motion — which is in connection to Epstein’s on-going lawsuit — also provides details about Prince Andrew’s alleged involvement with the unnamed woman from 1999 to 2002.
“The document – a motion to expand an ongoing lawsuit relating to prosecutors’ handling of Epstein’s case with two new plaintiffs – alleges that the woman ‘was forced to have sexual relations with this prince when she was a minor’ in London, New York and on a private Caribbean island owned by Epstein.”
For those who don’t know, the multi-millionaire Florida banker’s sex scandal dates back to 2005. However, he wasn’t charged with felony solicitation of prostitution until 2008. Even though Epstein served 13 months of an 18-month sentence and became a registered sex offender in the state of Florida, his legal troubles still weren’t over. Over the past couple of years, several women have filed lawsuits against Epstein, alleging that they were underage when he had sexual intercourse with them. So, far he’s settled a staggering 17 cases out of court, and there are still ongoing cases. Now, Prince Andrew has been named in one of those cases.
A spokesperson for Buckingham Palace released a brief statement on behalf of Prince Andrew and the allegations. According to the Mirror, the Duke Of York is “categorically denying” all allegations, and claims to have had no involvement whatsoever.
“This relates to long-standing and ongoing civil proceedings in the United States, to which The Duke of York is not a party. As such we would not comment on the detail. However, for the avoidance of doubt, any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors is categorically untrue.”
Although Prince Andrew is denying the allegations, many have questioned his involvement in the past. Due to his close association with Epstein, many have long questioned his actions. Back in 2009, the Epstein and Prince Andrew were spotted in Central Park in New York, and several news outlets reported that Epstein’s property was like a revolving door with a “parade of stunning beauties.”
Prince Andrew suffered backlash behind the shocking allegations. His alleged involvement forced him to step down as Britain’s trade envoy. Now, it looks like he’s making headlines again.
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