Court documents unsealed this week have revealed previously-unknown accusations about the late financier's purported crimes as part of a prior civil lawsuit.
The latest detail to be revealed is the allegation that, at some unspecified time, Epstein forced an underage girl to have sex with the Duke of York at Epstein's compound in the Virgin Islands. The unidentified victim, referred to as Jane Doe No. 3, was to "give the prince whatever he demanded and report back to [Epstein] on the details of the sexual abuse," as claimed.
Specifically, this was done so that Epstein would have dirt on Andrew and could blackmail him.
It wasn't just Andrew, as further alleged. Epstein purportedly trafficked the girl to "numerous prominent American politicians, powerful business executives, foreign presidents, a well-known prime minister, and other world leaders" in order to "ingratiate himself with them for business, personal, political and financial gain," as well as to be able to blackmail them.
It remains unclear if Jane Doe No. 3 is Virginia Roberts Giuffre, now 36 years old, an alleged Epstein victim who has repeatedly spoken publicly about the case. Giuffre has accused both Epstein and his supposed "madame," Ghislaine Maxwell, of sexual abuse. Further, she has claimed that she was forced to have sex with Andrew.
The accusations are contained in documents related to a 2015 civil case between Giuffre, Maxwell, and Epstein. Maxwell is currently behind bars, facing multiple criminal charges in connection to this case. Maxwell's attorneys had asked the courts to keep the papers secret, but a New York court ordered them released.
An unidentified friend of Andrew noted that the allegations in the civil suit are just that.
"Allegations are not the same as facts, which is the essential premise on which justice works. Let's see if these allegations stand up, because precious few about the Duke do – where's the proof?" they said.
Also revealed in the documents is the claim that Andrew used his political clout in order to get his friend a "sweetheart deal" in 2008 when the financier was facing prison, as reported by The Inquisitr. They denied that claim as well.
As Reuters reported in early June, Prince Andrew is reportedly not cooperating with U.S. authorities in the Epstein investigation.