In the dark corners of the internet where the conspiracy crowd congregates, the photograph of Queen Elizabeth’s son Prince Andrew with a woman who was underage at the time has been around for years. So have the pilot’s flight logs of the excursions to Little St. James, disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein’s private island, that lists Prince Andrew with the woman in question, Virginia Roberts Giuffre.
Now the world is finding out about the whole affair and the denials of photographic proof are floating across the pond.
In a statement on Sunday, Buckingham Palace unequivocally denied all allegations, saying, “It is emphatically denied that The Duke of York had any form of sexual contact or relationship with Virginia Roberts. Any claim to the contrary is false and without foundation.”
According to Giuffre (formerly Roberts), Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s personal aide and friend of Prince Andrew, recruited her “for sexual activities.”
So far as court records demonstrate, the only crime Prince Andrew appears to be guilty of is statutory rape, but still….
When the news hit on July 6 that Jeffrey Epstein had been arrested, court documents related to a defamation lawsuit filed by Giuffre were sealed.
The U.S. Appeals Court for the Second Circuit has said that 2,000 pages from Virginia Giuffre‘s 2015 defamation suit, in which she alleged Epstein used her as a sex slave, can be made public.
According to the court, the documents contain allegations about sexual abuse committed by “prominent American politicians, powerful business executives, foreign presidents, a well-known Prime Minister, and other world leaders.”
One of those well known people is Prince Andrew. As to who the rest are, many people are watching the internet to find out whose names surface. Really, it’s anyone’s guess.
The one person, though, we can be relatively sure will not surface in any of it other than a plane ride from Palm Beach to New York once is President Donald Trump. So far, not only has he denied it, but no evidence has ever been produced that he was part of Epstein’s circle in this manner.