Britain’s Prince Andrew has been hit with allegations he had sex with an underage girl provided by convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, prompting Buckingham Palace to issue an immediate denial.
Prince Andrew, Duke of York and currently the fifth in line to the throne, has been accused of having underage sex with a woman who was 17 years old at the time she was coerced into having intercourse with the prince.
The woman, who was a minor between the period of 1999 to 2002 when she alleged the incidents occurred, was part of a “harem” of “sex slaves” kept by billionaire and Wall Street financier Jeffrey Epstein at a resort on his private Caribbean Island, in London and in New York.
Epstein, a known pedophile and long-time friend of the prince, has since been convicted and served an 18-month sentence for soliciting minor females for prostitution. The registered sex offender was released from prison in 2009.
Meanwhile, Prince Andrew remains under fire after the woman, who News Corp Australia reported claims she “was forced to have sexual relations with this prince when she was a minor,” indirectly implicated the royal in her $50 million civil lawsuit against Epstein.
“Jane Doe #3”, as she is identified in the suit, maintains Epstein recruited her to give massages to his guests, but upon having been brought to his mansion in Palm Beach, Epstein had sex with her and paid her $200 for her services. The woman also named Prince Andrew as one of the guests Epstein directed her to “entertain.”
The prince has denied all allegations, with Buckingham Palace immediately coming to the defense of the Prince.
“This relates to longstanding and ongoing civil proceedings in the United States, to which the Duke of York is not a party,” a royal family spokesperson released in a statement.
However, “Jane Doe #3” says she stands by her accusations, announcing through her lawyers: “These types of aggressive attacks on me are exactly the reason why sexual abuse victims typically remain silent and the reason why I did for a long time,” as published on the Guardian.
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