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Allegations about Prince Andrew made in United States legal case

Allegations about Prince Andrew made in United States legal case

A former maintenance man of Jeffrey Epstein has claimed that he met "Princess Diana's secretary with her children" while working for the 66-year-old financier, who apparently committed suicide last week at New York City's top-security jail where he was awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges, the Daily Mail reports.

The documents are connected to a 2015 defamation case brought by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who claims Epstein kept her as a teenage "sex slave" and an associate of his facilitated it.

"The fact that Epstein took his own life within 24 hours of the unsealing of detailed and devastating documents and exhibits in Virginia Giuffre's lawsuit. which informed the public of the scope, scale and sophistication of the global sex trafficking operation Epstein conducted, is no coincidence", Sigrid McCawley, an attorney for Giuffre and other alleged victims, said. "And so Andrew and Virginia sat on the couch, and they put the puppet, the puppet on her lap", said Sjoberg, in testimony included in the documents. This should be in connection to the sexual abuse of underage girls.

In this July 30, 2008 file photo, Jeffrey Epstein appears in court in West Palm Beach.

A CAIRNS woman who described herself as disgraced U.S. billionaire Jeffrey Epstein's "sex slave" has spoken of her anguish over his death and how he "stole" her hopes of justice.

Virginia Roberts Giuffre as pictured on the website of her charity Victims Refuse Silence, Virgina was once associated with American Businessman Jeffrey Epstein.

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Ms Giuffre had also claimed she was forced into a sexual encounter with the Duke of York. "Royals rally round" read a caption in the Sun, a right-wing tabloid.

Prince Andrew (59) is said to have groped in 2001 in Epstein's Villa, the then 21-year-old Joanna Sjoberg. Mr. Epstein's death raises serious questions that must be answered.

"We have to live with the scars of his actions for the rest of our lives, while he will never face the consequences of the crimes he committed, the pain and trauma he caused so many people", Jennifer Araoz, who accused Epstein of raping her when she was 15, said in a statement. "I was not a fan of his, that I can tell you". The two remain on friendly terms and even sometimes take vacations together, sparking endless rumors that they may get back together.

Buckingham Palace said on Saturday this related to U.S. proceedings "to which the Duke Of York is not a party".

But in a post-#MeToo era, it may prove hard for a powerful man accused of sexual misconduct to bat away the accusations - even if he is a royal.


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