Prince Andrew’s television rebuttal to claims he had sex with a teenager trafficked by paedophile Jeffrey Epstein were ridiculed in Britain on Sunday as a public relations disaster.
In a rare and detailed interview with the BBC, the queen’s third child categorically denied having sex with Virginia Roberts Giuffre in 2001.
He said he has “no recollection” of ever meeting Giuffre, who says she was flown around the world by Epstein, and offered some eyebrow-raising details to dispute her claims.
Giuffre, who was 17 at the time, alleges she danced with the prince at London nightclub Tramp, recalling that he was sweaty.
The prince told the BBC’s Emily Maitlis he was at home on the night in question after taking one of his daughters to the Woking branch of Pizza Express, and that a medical condition linked to his service in the 1982 Falklands War meant that “it was almost impossible for me to sweat.”
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Prince Andrew QUITS public duties after car crash Epstein interview
20 Nov, 2019
The Duke of York has been granted permission by the Queen to “step back from public duties” to deal with the media fallout over his past relationship with the late sex predator Jeffrey Epstein.
In a public statement on Wednesday, Prince Andrew said it had “become clear” to him that his association with Epstein has become a “major disruption” to his family’s work and that he needed to step away from public duties “for the foreseeable future.”
The statement comes after Prince Andrew sat down with BBC Newsnight for what turned into a train wreck interview which sparked hundreds of humiliating memes and prompted the Duke’s PR man — who reportedly advised him against doing the interview — to quit.
Prince Andrew said in the statement that he “unequivocally regrets his ill-judged association” with Epstein. He also acknowledged the sex pest’s victims after criticism that he showed a lack of sympathy in the BBC interview. The Duke said Epstein’s apparent suicide had left “many unanswered questions.”
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