Prince Andrew claims he has “no memory” of meeting Virginia Roberts, or taking a photo with her and Ghislaine Maxwell, despite multiple accusations that he sexually abused underage girls.
One of Jeffrey Epstein’s closest friends is stepping into the spotlight. Prince Andrew is speaking out for the first time about his relationship with Epstein and BBC claims the interview, which will be released on Saturday, was “no holds barred, no questions vetted,” and it took six months for palace officials to approve.
Prince Andrew stands accused of abusing Epstein’s underage sex slaves, he has been pictured with Epstein, Virginia Roberts, and Ghislaine Maxwell, and he has denied all accusations against him. So it remains to be seen if he will give away any information in the new interview.
Meanwhile, investigators in France are calling for witnesses to come forward, amid accusations that another one of Epstein’s close friends is guilty of sex trafficking minors.
Famous model scout Jean Luc Brunel stands accused of using his influence to drug and rape several aspiring models, obtaining modeling visas to bring teenage girls to the US, and then supplying those young girls to Epstein and others, as part of a massive sex trafficking ring.
One of the women who says she was sexually abused by Epstein, Prince Andrew, and Brunel when she was a minor is Virginia Roberts Giuffre. She claims that, much like Epstein, Brunel preyed on poor girls from poor families and lured them in with the promise of becoming famous models.
But despite the massive allegations against Jean Luc Brunel, that would warrant the arrest of an average citizen, he is still walking free today, and reports claim he fled to South America after the news of Epstein’s death.
All of this comes as reports claim Epstein’s lawyers may agree to a program in which his estate pays his victims. As a reminder, Epstein’s real estate includes one of the largest private homes in Manhattan, worth 55.9 Million dollars. His 7,500 acre Zorro Ranch, which featured a 33,000 square foot mansion, worth around 17.2 million dollars. His property in West Palm Beach, Florida, worth around 12.3 million dollars, and the infamous islands he owns in the US Virgin Islands, worth a total of more than 85 million dollars.
Epstein’s various properties are the scene of the crime—the place where he abused and manipulated young girls—and many of them now say it is about more than just money. They say they would rather see Epstein’s friends and associates actually face accountability for their crimes.