Virginia Giuffre, one of the alleged victims of Jeffrey Epstein, the deceased US billionaire accused of child sex trafficking, filed a complaint against the Prince Andrew of England for sexual abuse he allegedly suffered when he was still a minor by Queen Elizabeth’s third child. “Today my lawyer filed a complaint against Prince Andrew for sexual abuse of minors”, Giuffre announced to ‘People magazine, “as he explains in detail the complaint, I was sold to him and I was sexually abused by him”.
In 2019 Giuffre had stated that, after being presented by Epstein to the Duke of York, the latter had forced her to have sex three times from 1999 to 2002. Prince Andrew has always vigorously denied the accusations.
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Giuffre explained that he intends to take him to court to send the message that “the rich and powerful are not exempt” from accountability for their actions to the law.
“I hope other victims discover that it is possible not to live in silence and fear, but to recover one’s life by speaking in public and demanding justice,” added Giuffre.
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The prince, whose friendship with Epstein aroused much controversy, had admitted, in an interview with the BBC, that he had been hosted a few times in the residences of the entrepreneur, who committed suicide in prison after his arrest in August 2019, but he had stated never having witnessed inappropriate behavior. The Duke of York claimed to have met Epstein through his friend Ghislaine Maxwell, who is being held awaiting trial on charges of having played a major role in procuring young victims of Epstein and his entourage. When the BBC asked him for a photograph of him with an arm around Giuffre’s waist, the prince stated that he did not remember the episode. The photo was taken in Maxwell’s London home in 2011, when Giuffre was 17.
Following Giuffre’s denunciation, Elizabeth II’s second son may be forced to be interrogated under oath or to forward text messages, emails or private papers related to the case.