Virignia Roberts has described in detail how she allegedly had sex with Prince Andrew in 2001 when she was 17 in Ghislaine Maxwell’s London townhouse after the royal gave her vodka at a nightclub.
In her first television interview, Giuffre sat down with NBC’s Dateline along with five other Jeffrey Epstein accusers, including three who have never spoken publicly before.
The episode will air on Friday September 20 at 10pm EST.
The women say they felt ‘let down’ by Epstein’s suicide and demanded for the people who helped him traffic and abuse them to be brought to justice.
Prince Andrew has repeatedly and vehemently denied Giuffre’s accusations, calling them ‘false’ and ‘without foundation’ and saying ‘any suggestion of impropriety with under-age minors is ‘categorically untrue’.
Giuffre, who is now 35, however maintained on Friday that she is telling the truth.
‘He was an abuser, he was a participant.
‘The first time in London, I was so young. Ghislaine woke me up in the morning and said, “you’re gonna meet a prince today.”
‘I didn’t know at that point that I was going to be trafficked to a prince,’ she said.
Virginia Roberts Giuffre in her first television interview describes alleged sexual encounters with Prince Andrew in 2001 when she was 17
Roberts is pictured as a teenager with Prince Andrew in 2001. She says the photo was taken inside Ghislaine Maxwell’s townhouse in London where she says they had sex for the first time. She was 17. Prince Andrew vehemently denies her claims and Maxwell has long denied, via court documents, having any involvement in Epstein’s sex crimes
‘We went out to Club Tramp. Prince Andrew got me alcohol, it was in the VIP section, I’m pretty sure it was vodka.
‘He was like, “let’s dance.” I was like, “OK.” We leave club Tramp and I hop in the car with Ghislaine and Jeffrey. She says, “He’s coming back to the house and I want you to do for him what you do for Epstein.”
‘I couldn’t believe it.’
She says they went back to Ghislaine’s townhouse where she and Prince Andrew had sex in the bathroom and then in the bedroom.
‘He wasn’t rude or anything about it, he said, thank you and some kind of soft sentiments like that and left. I just couldn’t believe it, that even royalty were involved.
‘He denies that it ever happened, he’s going to keep denying that it ever happened bu t he knows the truth and I know the truth.’
In response to allegations she is interested only in money, Giuffre said: ‘Unfortunately there’s this horrible law called [the] statute of limitations.
‘My lawyers have told me [the way] to hold them accountable is through them calling me a liar and I’m not, it’s a defamation lawsuit.’
Anousa de Georgiou is the first British woman to publicly accuse Epstein of abuse
Marijke Chartouni, a different accuser, said she found it ‘comforting’ to be there
Rachel Benavidez also spoke for the first time about her experience with Epstein
Jennifer Araoz, who has spoken publicly before, said she felt ‘let down’ that Epstein was ‘able to commit suicide’
Survivors: These interviews, and more, will air in an all-new special investigative edition of Dateline NBC, Reckoning on Friday night
Buckingham Palace previously issued this statement on behalf of the Duke: ‘It is emphatically denied that the Duke of York had any form of sexual contact or relationship with Virginia Roberts.
‘Any claim to the contrary is false and without foundation.’
De Georgiou also spoke publicly for the first time.
‘The only solace for me is that when a group of people who have experienced trauma of this kind come together united against a common enemy there is a very special bond between us all.
‘I think the nature of this kid of abuse means you’re conditioned to be silenced, isolated, secretive and shameful
‘Justice now is holding accountable the perpetrators that helped him and participated with him and encouraging more people to come forward.’
Araoz, who said she was recruited as a teenager outside her Manhattan high school, said she felt ‘let down’ that he was ‘able’ to commit suicide.
‘It was really upsetting,’ she said.
Giuffre added: ‘They failed us before, don’t fail us again. That’s all we’re asking. Take us serious.’
Prince Andrew addressed Epstein’s death in this statement issued on August 24.
The interview comes a month after Roberts stood outside a federal courthouse in Manhattan and delivered a message to Prince Andrew, saying: ‘He knows exactly what he’s done. And I hope he comes clean about it.’
In the NBC interview, Roberts will also talk about her reaction to Epstein’s death last month, and the impact it had on her after years fighting to bring him to trial
‘It was such a shock to me. I mean when I say, “shock,” didn’t have the words. I was in mourning, not because the world lost a monster,’ said Roberts.
‘I was not mourning him. I wasn’t mourning the death of this man. I was mourning the death of my ability to hold this man accountable,’ Roberts told Savannah Guthrie in a preview for the upcoming interview.
The interview will also address the sweetheart deal Epstein got from prosecutors, and the relaxed regulations he faced in prison.
Guthrie asks Palm Beach police chief Michael Reiter just how so many things worked out in Epstein’s favor in this case.
‘There is no explanation. I didn’t believe it back then, I don’t believe it now,’ says Reiter. ‘It’s just unfathomable to me.’
These interviews, and more, will air in an all-new special investigative edition of Dateline NBC, Reckoning on Friday night.
Epstein traveled the world with Roberts in the years before his arrest, and even took the photos to prove it according to court papers.
Roberts, included these photos as proof of Epstein’s depraved behavior in multiple lawsuits.
In one she is seen on a New York City ferry while others show her horse riding and posing up in front of a museum treasure chest.
Those three photos were taken by Epstein himself she claims, when he shuttled her to New Mexico for the weekend.
All the while raping her and letting his friends do the same, according to Roberts’ lawsuit.
Loss: ‘I wasn’t mourning the death of this man. I was mourning the death of my ability to hold this man accountable,’ says Roberts
Law and order: Palm Beach police chief Michael Reiter said he has no idea how so many things worked out in Epstein’s favor in this case, calling it unfathomable
Kids incorporated: Virginia Roberts (above in NYC at 15 in a photo taken by Epstein was just 15 when she was recruited while working at the Mar-a-Lago spa to be Jeffrey Epstein’s sex slave
Snow day: She is now suing the United States for how they handled the prosecution of Epstein, and in her filing has included pictures he took of her around the world (above in New Mexico at 17)
Fool’s gold: Robert was able to see the world during her years with Epstein, who flew her around the world while he and his friends raped the teenager (Roberts above at a museum in New Mexico in 2001 in a photo snapped by Epstein)
‘Epstein took me on a ferry boat on one of the trips to New York City and there he took the picture above. I was approximately 15 or 16 years old at the time,’ she writes of the first photo.
In that picture, Roberts looks years younger than her age as she smiles for the camera while on an unchaperoned trip with Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell over 1,000 miles away from home.
‘You can see how young I looked in the photograph,’ she notes, while also revealing she was raped by Epstein at his Manhattan mansion on that trip.
‘Over the next few weeks, Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell trained me to do what they wanted, including sexual activities and the use of sexual toys,’ she wrote.
‘The training was in New York and Florida, at Epstein’s mansions. It was basically every day and was like going to school. I also had to have sex with Epstein many times.’
Roberts said that she was trained to be ‘everything a man wanted me to be.’
The photos that were used by Roberts make it clear that she was with Epstein at some of his properties, most notably his ranch in New Mexico.
Epstein served just a year in prison for his offenses following a 2005 criminal probe
‘The first one is a museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico. We had gone sightseeing for the day. Epstein took this picture of me. I was approximately 17 at the time, judging from the looks of it,’ write Roberts.
‘At the end of the day we returned to Epstein’s Zorro Ranch. The second picture is me on one of Epstein’s horses on the ranch in New Mexico. The following two are from wintertime in New Mexico.’
Roberts and another underage victim are suing the government for the sweetheart plea deal they offered Epstein, and for failing to provide the plaintiffs and other victims with any concrete information about the sex offender.
In her case, Roberts did in fact get a letter from the FBI, but not until long after the plea deal had negotiated and Epstein’s non-prosecution deal and signed.
That letter is attached as an exhibit in one filing, and shows it was mailed in September, more than two months after Epstein signed off on the deal in June .
‘You can see how young I looked in the photograph,’ Roberts noted in one court filing
Tree of life: ‘If I left Epstein, he knew all kinds of powerful people. He could have had me killed or abducted, and I always knew he was capable of that,’ said Roberts
Roberts, who was the first and remains one of the few Epstein victims who has gone public with her allegations, recounted how she found herself being shuttled around the world and raped by men three times her age in court papers.
‘Epstein had promised me a lot, and I knew if I left I would be in big trouble. I also knew that I was a witness to a lot of illegal and very bad behavior by Epstein and his friends,’ stated one filing.
‘If I left Epstein, he knew all kinds of powerful people. He could have had me killed or abducted, and I always knew he was capable of that if I did not obey him. He let me know that he knew many people in high places. Speaking about himself, he said ‘I can get away’ with things. I was very scared, particularly since I was a teenager.’
And she was not the only one who was scared she claims in court documents.
‘When I was with him, Epstein had sex with underage girls on a daily basis. His interest in this kind of sex was obvious to the people around him,’ noted Roberts.
‘The activities were so obvious and bold that anyone spending any significant time at one of Epstein’s residences would have clearly been aware of what was going on.’