‘This is not going away’: Epstein victims’ lawyer urges Prince Andrew to ‘come clean’ over his involvement with the pedophile and warns he may SUE the royal
- Lawyer David Boies said Prince Andrew should ‘come clean’ about allegations
- Boies, who represents alleged Jeffrey Epstein victim, said he may sue the prince
A lawyer representing one of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged victims is consider suing Prince Andrew and urged him to ‘just come clean’ over his relationship with the disgraced billionaire.
David Boies revealed he would consider bringing a lawsuit against the Duke of York if he does not answer questions posed by US authorities.
He added that it would be in Andrew’s interests to speak to him if the royal ‘really has nothing to hide’.
Speaking to Sky News, Boies said the prince’s position that he was ‘totally unaware’ of the convicted sex offender’s lifestyle is ‘very hard’ to keep up.
Boies said that even if Prince Andrew continues to ‘delay and obfuscate’ the case is ‘not going away’ because there is ‘too much evidence’.
The Queen’s second son was pictured with a 17-year-old Virginia Roberts, as she was known at the time, in 2001 in a photograph taken by Epstein at Ghislaine Maxwell’s west London home.
Virginia Roberts Giuffre has previously alleged in court papers in Florida that she had sex with Andrew ‘three times, including one orgy’ at Epstein’s home and on his private island in the Caribbean.
However, a judge struck out this claim against the Duke of York in 2015, describing them as ‘immaterial and impertinent’.
Giuffre appeared on the court steps of Manhattan federal court on Tuesday to tell the prince he knew ‘exactly what he has done’ and urged him to ‘come clean’ after speaking at a hearing with other around 29 Epstein victims.
The mother-of-three, now lives in Cairns in Australia, sued Epstein in 2015 and claims she had sex with Prince Andrew when she was 17 in London.
Prince Andrew has denied any relationship with Giuffre ‘in any form’.
Buckingham Palace added that ‘any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors is categorically untrue’.
Boies represents Giuffre, told Sky: ‘The testimony of people at the mansion is that nobody could be at that mansion and not understand that Jeffrey Epstein had a number of unusual relationships with young women.’