The Duke of York, Prince Andrew, may finally break his silence on allegations that he sexually abused an underaged girl. Read on for more details.
Prince Andrew has been the center of controversy as he faces charges of having sex with a 17-year-old girl who was paid by Jeffrey Epstein, the Duke of York’s friend and a convicted pedophile.
According to MailOnline, Prince Andrew has sought help from William Clegg, one of Britain’s top defense barristers, in preparation for his first public appearance since news of the scandal broke out.
Prince Andrew is expected to finally speak to reporters about the controversies facing him while attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. MailOnline reports that the Duke is expected to break his silence to either address the issues directly or find a way around the issues and deny any involvement. According to the outlet, Clegg has been handed over papers on Jan. 8, 2015, but details about what he has been tasked to do is still unclear.
The reports claim that the Duke of York is set to break his silence and finally speak up against the issues surrounding him and Epstein. The Buckingham Palace has already issued a statement regarding the scandal on Jan. 2, 2015, strongly denying that the Duke of York had any involvement with underage minors. According to them, “Any claim to the contrary is false and without foundation.” The Duke has also been reportedly regretting being linked to Epstein, especially after Prince Andrew was photographed with Epstein following his release from prison.
Virginia Roberts named the Duke as one of Epstein’s rich friends who loaned her and treated her as a “sex slave.” According to Roberts, Epstein abused her from 1999 to 2002. She claims to have been paid £10,000 by Epstein as a “reward” for having sex with the Duke and giving him an “erotic massage.” Epstein was convicted as a sex offender in 2005 and served five years in prison.
The palace has refused to comment on whether or not Prince Andrew will issue a direct statement against the claims.
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