Prince Andrew surely had a close relationship with Jeffrey Epstein that he stayed in his infamous mansion after his divorce.
A new book claimed that Prince Andrew spent time with Epstein temporarily in 1999.
Miami Herald reporter Julie Brown will publish her book Perversion of Justice: The Jeffrey Epstein Story on Tuesday. A part of the material will discuss the Duke of York’s stay at the landmark Herbert N. Straus House on 9 East 71st Street.
Per Brown, Prince Andrew jetted to New York three years after his divorce from Sarah was finalized. She added that Ghislaine Maxwell invited the royal prince to visit Manhattan.
They also had a direct connection since he knew Maxwell and her family for so long.
The reporter added, “He, too, was trying to find himself. On the heels of a messy divorce, Andrew agreed to escape to the U.S. and stay with Ghislaine at Epstein’s Upper East Side mansion. Andrew was soon squiring Maxwell around Manhattan, attending social events and dinner parties.”
The book also disclosed how Epstein and Prince Andrew worked together with other prominent men and abused Virginia Giuffre. The then-underage victim claimed that she underwent such abuse in the same New York City townhouse. She also detailed experiencing the same in other locations worldwide.
Buckingham Palace once addressed Prince Andrew’s issue
The monarchy defended the royal prince as early as 2015. During that time, it released a statement debunking the claims that Prince Andrew got involved with underage girls.
“His royal highness deplores the exploitation of any human being and the suggestion he would condone, participate in or encourage any such behavior is abhorrent,” the statement said, as quoted by BBC.
Four years later, Epstein, reportedly, committed suicide inside his prison cell one month after his arrest. He faced federal charges for trafficking minors in New York and Florida.
According to the New York City Medical Examiner’s Office, the convicted trafficker died after hanging himself inside his cell in Manhattan.
Meanwhile, the royal prince brought the issue again when he sat down for the bombshell interview with BBC.
In 2019, the duke told the news company that he never met Virginia Roberts (now Giuffre). The victim claimed that she did something intimate with the royal prince thrice.
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