Jeffrey Epstein accuser denies Prince Andrew picture is a 'faux' in letter to the Duke of York


The {photograph} of Prince Andrew with Virginia Roberts Giuffre, centre, and Ghislaine Maxwell was mentioned to have been taken in 2001 – Acquire image from Virginia Roberts

Jeffrey Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre have denied claims {that a} {photograph} exhibiting the Duke of York along with his hand round her waist is a faux. ” data-reactid=”17″>Legal professionals for the Jeffrey Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre have denied claims {that a} {photograph} exhibiting the Duke of York along with his hand round her waist is a faux. 

Two attorneys for Ms Roberts wrote to Prince Andrew in a letter dated Tuesday to push again on “troubling” ideas that the picture was doctored. 

Their letter countered feedback from “sources near” the Duke which circulated within the UK press lately suggesting he’s taller and has “a lot chubbier” fingers than within the {photograph}. 

Ms Roberts Giuffre has claimed she was made to have intercourse with the Duke when she was 17 after being recruited by Epstein, a US financier and multimillionaire.  The Duke has all the time vehemently denied the allegation. 

Ms Roberts Giuffre’s attorneys, Brad Edwards and David Boies, wrote: “Whereas your current press statements point out your honest need to assist the victims of sexual abuse, we’re involved that sure statements attributed to you (which we hope don’t replicate your precise views) are fairly inconsistent with a need to deal responsibly with the intense allegations which have been made.

“We now see, as an illustration, a troubling assertion attributed to you {that a} well-documented {photograph} depicting you, Virginia Roberts Giuffre and Ghislaine Maxwell in one another’s firm is a ‘faux’.”

Jeffrey Epstein in 2017  Credit score: New York State Intercourse Offender Registry by way of AP, File

Additionally they request a gathering with the Duke to debate the {photograph} and Ms Roberts Giuffre, suggesting a gathering in New York, London or one other venue might be organized. 

The attorneys famous they’d approached the Duke years in the past for a gathering in regards to the “long-held {photograph}”, writing: “We had been puzzled and, we should admit, dissatisfied that you simply didn’t cooperate at the moment. 

They added: “Nonetheless, given your new consideration to the topic and your pledge to cooperate, we renew our request to your cooperation.” 

The {photograph} first emerged in 2011 when the Mail on Sunday revealed the picture and detailed Ms Roberts Giuffre’s account of assembly Prince Andrew. 

It’s mentioned to have been taken on the residence of Ghislaine Maxwell, the daughter of media tycoon Robert Maxwell, in London in 2001, when Ms Roberts Giuffre was 17. 

The allegation in opposition to the Duke is dealing with renewed consideration after Epstein, 66, killed himself in jail final month following an arrest over intercourse trafficking of underage women. 

Prince Andrew was one noticed on the door of Jeffrey Epstein’s New York residence in 2010 Credit score: Mail on Sunday/2010 by Mail on Sunday

The Duke launched an announcement final month saying it was “a mistake and an error” to see Epstein after the financier had pleaded responsible to soliciting prostitution in 2008. ” data-reactid=”53″>The Duke launched an announcement final month saying it was “a mistake and an error” to see Epstein after the financier had pleaded responsible to soliciting prostitution in 2008. 

The Duke mentioned he didn’t “see, witness or suspect any habits of the type that subsequently led to his arrest and conviction”. 

He added: “I deplore the exploitation of any human being and wouldn’t condone, take part in, or encourage any such behaviour.”

Epstein’s dying in jail has triggered an investigation within the US Division of Justice given he had been taken off suicide watch simply days earlier than. 

Guards who had been meant to be checking in on him each 30 minutes failed to take action. He was additionally meant to have one other prisoner sharing his cell however was alone. 

US prosecutors have vowed to not drop the investigation regardless of Epstein’s dying, insisting that if there are any co-conspirators in his crimes they are going to be dropped at justice. 

A Buckingham Palace spokesman declined to touch upon the letter.

The spokesman reissued a earlier assertion: “It’s emphatically denied that The Duke of York had any type of sexual contact or relationship with Virginia Roberts.  Any declare on the contrary is fake and with out basis.”