Despite pictures and other evidence to the contrary, Britain’s Prince Andrew, has insisted he doesn’t remember ever meeting Jeffrey Epstein “sex slave” Virginia Roberts Giuffre, let alone having sex with her, with Epstein’s blessings back in 2001, as she claims.
Now, new details have surfaced in the British press that could challenge Prince Andrew’s claims about his alleged relationship with Giuffre. According to reporting by the BBC, an email from the prince shows Giuffre was at least on Andrew’s mind four years ago. The UK broadcaster said it had a copy of an email sent “From: Duke of York” to pedophile Epstein’s socialite sidekick and “procurer”, Ghislaine Maxwell, in 2015. That’s the same year that Giuffre sued Maxwell for defamation amid Giuffre’s claims that Epstein raped and trafficked her.
“Let me know when we can talk. Got some specific questions to ask you about Virginia Roberts,” the prince allegedly wrote to Maxwell. “Roberts” is the name Giuffre went by when she was alleged part of Epstein’s sex ring.
Maxwell responded to Prince Andres, “Have some info. Call me when you have a moment,” the BBC said.
Prince Andrew said of Giuffre in an interview last month, “I have no recollection of meeting her.”
The UK broadcaster revealed the email during a recently aired interview with Giuffre, in which she called Andrew’s claims “ridiculous.”
The prince also has suggested that the now-infamous photo allegedly showing him with his arm around a then-17-year-old Giuffre in 2001, is fake — because he doesn’t hug in public. Giuffre claims that the photo was taken after the pair went clubbing in London, with Andrew sweating profusely all over her — while he has said that can’t be true, because he couldn’t heavily perspire at the time, thanks to an old war condition.
Other photos of the prince through the years have since surfaced showing him both engaged in public displays of affection with women and sweating heavily while out partying.
The BBC said it has an affidavit from Giuffre’s boyfriend in 2001 saying he saw the picture of her with the prince at the time and that she told him she was forced to have sex with the royal.
The photographer whom Giuffre allowed to snap a copy of the shot, making it public, added to the broadcaster, “There’s no way that photo is fake.
“It wasn’t like [Giuffre] pulled the photo of Prince Andrew out — it was just in amongst the rest of them. These were 5-by-7 photos that looked like they had come from [a London drug store], nothing more complicated than that. They were just typical teenage snaps.”
During that same BBC interview, Giuffre said that sex with the prince was quick and “disgusting.”
“It didn’t last very long. The whole thing, procedure — it was disgusting. He wasn’t mean or anything,” the now-36-year-old mom of three said of the prince. “He got up and said thanks and walked out. I sat there in bed and felt ashamed and dirty.”
Buckingham Palace said in a statement to the BBC, “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.”