‘He knows what happened, I know what happened – only one of us is telling the truth’: First clip of Virginia Roberts’ explosive Panorama interview on Prince Andrew is released
- Virginia Roberts claims Prince Andrew slept with her when she was a teenager
- Duke of York denied the allegation in a disastrous Newsnight interview
- Hour-long special of Panorama will air on Monday, focusing on Roberts’ claims
- Comes as Andrew faces huge backlash after stepping down from royal duties
The first clip of Epstein trafficking victim Virginia Roberts’ explosive Panorama interview has surfaced showing her repeating her claim that Prince Andrew slept with her.
The hour-long special, which airs on BBC One on Monday was recorded before the Duke’s disastrous Newsnight interview, in which he denied the allegation.
But Virginia, who is now married and has the surname Giuffre, tells the show: ‘It was a really scary time in my life.
Virginia Roberts (pictured with Prince Andrew and Ghislaine Maxwell) says the prince had sex with her three times
‘He knows what happened, I know what happened. And there’s only one of us telling the truth.’
The duke has withdrawn from public duties after he was widely criticised for failing to show remorse for his friendship or much empathy with Epstein’s alleged victims during his television appearance.
Ms Giuffre (left) has claimed in court papers in Florida that she was forced to have sex with Andrew when she was aged 17, under the state’s age of consent. She was trafficked by Epstein (right) while she was a teenager
He has resigned from a large number of patronages or seen organisations he was once involved with sever ties.
Ms Giuffre has claimed in court papers in Florida that she was forced to have sex with Andrew when she was aged 17, under the state’s age of consent.
Virginia Roberts, pictured left just days ago, is set to to appear on BBC Panorama on Monday next week after Andrew (right with Emily Maitlis) denied having sex with her on Newsnight
Her allegations, which Andrew strenuously denies, were struck from US civil court records in 2015 after a judge said they were ‘immaterial and impertinent’.
Buckingham Palace has branded the allegations ‘false and without any foundation’, stating: ‘Any suggestion of impropriety with under-age minors’ by the duke was ‘categorically untrue’.
Epstein was found dead on August 10 in his prison cell in New York, where he was being held on sex trafficking charges.