Prince Andrew is ‘guilty as sin’, says accuser Virginia Roberts after he ‘shut door’ on Epstein probe – The Sun

VIRGINIA Roberts says Prince Andrew is “guilty as sin” after he “shut the door” on US prosecutors probing the crimes of Jeffrey Epstein.

Former sex slave Virginia alleges she was forced to sleep with the Duke three times – claims the royal strongly denies.


However, after the Prince said last year that he would be “willing to help” investigators probing the crimes of his ex-pal Epstein – Geoffrey Berman, the US Attorney, says the royal is refusing to cooperate.

In response, Virginia tweeted: “That was expected – I knew he’d never help with any probe or investigation because he’s guilty as sin.”

Andrew was sacked as a senior royal following his car crash Newsnight interview in which he said he still did not regret his years-long friendship with convicted pedophile Epstein.

The prince also claimed he had no memory of meeting Virginia despite the pair being photographed together in London in 2001.

'GUILTY AS SIN'

Epstein hanged himself last August in a New York jail cell while awaiting trial for sex trafficking charges.

Yesterday, Mr Berman, the US Attorney for the Southern District New York, said the Duke of York was not cooperating with his probe into the sex offender's crimes.

He said: "Contrary to Prince Andrew's very public offer to cooperate with our investigation into Epstein's co-conspirators, an offer that was conveyed through press release, Prince Andrew has now completely shut the door on voluntary cooperation and our office is considering its options."

'SHUT DOOR' ON PROBE

Lawyer Gloria Allred, who represents several Epstein victims, told BBC Radio 4’s Today show the FBI has “liaisons” in the UK who Andrew could speak to.

She said: “The FBI has liaisons in the UK – so it's very simple, it's not as if Prince Andrew has to fly to or go to another country to the United States. He doesn't have to do that at all.

"He could speak to the FBI in London. He can't say he doesn't have relevant evidence because that would not be true.”


Meanwhile, it has emerged that Andrew has hired a leading extradition lawyer to fend off the FBI probe into his links with Jeffrey Epstein.

He has taken on Clare Montgomery, whose previous clients include Shrien Dewani — cleared of murdering his bride on honeymoon in South Africa.

The senior barrister, of Matrix Chambers, co-founded by Tony Blair’s wife Cherie, has also represented ex-Chile dictator Augusto Pinochet and Nirav Modi, wanted for India’s biggest fraud.

Buckingham Palace has previously refused to reveal who acts for the Prince.

Sources have confirmed the Duke has regular meetings with his team about the investigation into associates of Epstein.

Prince Andrew denies all allegations of misconduct made against him.


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