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Jeffrey Epstein Investigators Seek To Interview ‘Person Of Interest’ Prince Andrew

by : Poppy Bilderbeck on : 18 Aug 2021 09:48
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Prince Andrew is now considered to be a ‘person of interest’ by Jeffrey Epstein investigators, reports have said.

US investigators are reportedly now seeking to interview Prince Andrew as a result of probing into activities of people linked to convicted sex offender Epstein.

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A source familiar with the US inquiry said prosecutors are looking into the activities of Epstein’s associates, such as his ex-girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell, and now consider the Duke of York a ‘person of interest’ too.

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Investigators are seeking to interview the royal about his friendship with Epstein in a bid to find out about possible co-conspirators, the source has revealed.

Prince Andrew, as well as now being a ‘person of interest’, will also be viewed as a potential witness.

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In 2020, it was reported by Reuters that the royal was not cooperating with probes into the life of Epstein and had ‘sought to falsely portray himself to the public as eager and willing to cooperate’.

Prince Andrew did not take part in an interview with federal authorities at the time and it is reported he continued to decline to talk with investigators.

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Due to the royal’s reluctance to aid the investigation in the past, prosecutors do not think they will be able to interview him in the future, the source said, adding that the prince ‘doesn’t seem to want to talk to us’.

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The news follows the filing of Virginia Giuffre’s civil lawsuit against the royal on claims of sexual abuse. Giuffre alleges that she was trafficked by Epstein and forced to meet with Prince Andrew on three separate occasions when she was only 17-years-old.

Prince Andrew has continued to strenuously deny all of the allegations.

If you have been affected by any of the issues in this article and wish to speak to someone in confidence, contact the Rape Crisis England and Wales helpline on 0808 802 9999 between 12pm–2.30pm and 7pm– 9.30pm every day. Alternatively, you can contact Victim Support free on 08 08 16 89 111 available 24/7, every day of the year, including Christmas.

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