Prince Andrew accuser asks public to ‘stand beside her’

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Media captionVirginia Giuffre: “I knew I needed to hold him completely happy”


A US lady who says she was dropped at Britain aged 17 to have intercourse with Prince Andrew has implored the British public to “stand beside her” and “not settle for what has occurred to her”.

Virginia Giuffre, one in all convicted intercourse offender Jeffrey Epstein’s accusers, says she was trafficked to London by Epstein in 2001.


She describes how Epstein’s girlfriend informed her what “to do for Andrew”.

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

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Media captionVirginia Giuffre: “I implore the individuals within the UK… to not settle for this as being OK”

Virginia Giuffre, previously Virginia Roberts, has given her first interview for British tv as a part of a particular hour-long Panorama. Her interview contains her account of how she was launched to Prince Andrew.

She stated that she, the prince, Epstein and his then girlfriend, the socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, took her to Tramp evening membership in London, the place the Prince requested her to bounce.

“He’s probably the most hideous dancer I’ve ever seen in my life”, she says. “His sweat was prefer it was raining principally in all places”.

Once they had left the membership, Ms Giuffre stated Ghislaine Maxwell gave her directions.

“Within the automobile Ghislaine tells me that I’ve to do for Andrew what I do for Jeffrey and that simply made me sick.”

She stated that later that night, she had intercourse with Prince Andrew upstairs at Maxwell’s home in Belgravia.

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Media captionVirginia Giuffre: “I am calling BS on this”

In an interview with BBC Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis final month, the prince stated he did not recall assembly Virginia Roberts, and that he had a medical situation that meant he didn’t sweat. Nevertheless, of the declare that he had intercourse along with her, the Prince stated he might “completely and categorically” say “it by no means occurred”.

And in a courtroom assertion, Ghislaine Maxwell has stated the allegations are lies.

Requested a few picture that seems to point out him together with his arm round Virginia Giuffre’s waist in Maxwell’s home, the prince stated he did not recall the photograph ever being taken and questioned whether or not it was his hand within the image.

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Virginia Giuffre describes how she requested Jeffrey Epstein to take this image of her with Andrew.

However within the Panorama interview, which was recorded earlier than Prince Andrew’s interview, Ms Giuffre stated: “The individuals on the within are going to maintain arising with these ridiculous excuses like his arm was elongated or the picture was doctored.

“I am calling BS on this,” she stated. “He is aware of what occurred, I do know what occurred. And there is solely one in all us telling the reality.”

In response to tonight’s Panorama, Buckingham Palace stated the Duke “unequivocally regrets his ill-judged affiliation with Jeffrey Epstein” and “deeply sympathises with these affected who need some type of closure.”

They stated “it’s emphatically denied that the Duke of York had any type of sexual contact or relationship with Virginia Roberts. Any declare on the contrary is fake and with out basis”.

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Media captionPrince Andrew says he has wracked his brains however can’t recall any incident involving Virginia Roberts.

Prince Andrew – the Queen’s third baby – has been dealing with questions over his ties to Epstein, a US financier who took his personal life in August awaiting trial on sex-trafficking costs.

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

He stepped again from royal duties final month as a result of he stated the Epstein scandal had turn into a “main disruption” to the Royal Household.

Corporations he had hyperlinks with, equivalent to BT and Barclays, additionally joined universities and charities in distancing themselves from him.

After his BBC interview he stated he deeply sympathised with intercourse offender Epstein’s victims and everybody who “needs some type of closure”.

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