Prince Andrew’s spokeswoman has refused to touch upon a report that he stayed within the New York mansion of the intercourse offender Jeffrey Epstein in April 2001, regardless of the duke denying doing so in his notorious Newsnight interview.
The refusal to repeat the denial comes after the Day by day Mail uncovered a fax that stated the prince had stayed at a “personal deal with in New York” on 11 April and its sources confirmed this was Epstein’s £60m dwelling in Manhattan’s Higher East Facet.
This immediately contradicts Prince Andrew’s account of his actions that day in his interview with the Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis final 12 months, when he stated: “I wasn’t staying there. I’ll have visited however undoubtedly didn’t, undoubtedly, undoubtedly no, no, no exercise.”
Virginia Roberts, who was 17 on the time, alleges Epstein flew her to New York to have intercourse with Prince Andrew – one thing he continues to vehemently deny.
The Mail uncovered an itinerary of the prince’s three-day journey to the US that April, which it says included three hours of “personal time” on the afternoon of 11 April. Its investigation additionally discovered flights logs that confirmed Roberts boarded a aircraft from Teterboro, New Jersey, to St Thomas within the Caribbean on 11 April, that means she couldn’t have stayed in New York that evening.
The logs additionally present that on the identical flight have been Epstein, who died in jail in 2019, and his good friend Ghislaine Maxwell, who’s on remand within the US charged with serving to in Epstein’s alleged intercourse crimes.
Requested concerning the Mail’s report the spokeswoman stated: “We aren’t issuing any remark. Nothing in any respect.”
However requested concerning the flight logs displaying Roberts, Maxwell and Epstein weren’t in New York that night, she stated: “The flight logs are public supply data. They’re there for all to see about who flew in and who flew out. If the flight logs reveals they flew out on 11 April and he was there in a single day, they weren’t there in a single day.”
Requested if the prince deliberate to take any authorized motion towards the Day by day Mail, she stated: “As I’ve stated, there isn’t any remark from us.”
When it was identified that readers would observe this meant she was not denying that the prince stayed at Epstein’s mansion on 11 April, the spokeswoman stated: “They will observe what they like. It’s no remark.”
Virginia Roberts, now Guiffre, says she was trafficked by Epstein to have intercourse with the prince thrice in 2001. The prince has at all times denied any wrongdoing and says he can not recall assembly Roberts or having his image taken together with her.
In November he stated: “I proceed to unequivocally remorse my ill-judged affiliation with Jeffrey Epstein … After all, I’m keen to assist any applicable regulation enforcement company with their investigations, if required.”
Since then he has not spoken to US authorities investigating Epstein’s alleged crimes.