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It’s pretty hard to understand why Prince Andrew would have done an interview with the BBC on the question of Jeffrey Epstein.
Virtually nothing he could say would have helped his position.
Yet he did and now he’s bought himself not only a huge backlash of people not believing him, but now facts are coming out that call his claims and explanations into question.
Among the claims that Andrew made were that he never really partied after he got married (which was in 1986, he was divorced in 1996), that he couldn’t have been sweating as Virginia Giuffre claimed during their encounters because he had a medical condition since his time in the Falklands War that didn’t allow him to sweat (although he claimed that he has since worked through the condition and now does sweat) and that he didn’t do public displays of affection, like hugging people, because he was a royal so the picture showing him hugging Giuffre couldn’t be real.
— Jan (@VarnishingLady) November 16, 2019
He claimed that he had no recollection of ever meeting Giuffre and that the infamous picture showing him with her was likely doctored.
However, now video and pictures have emerged of him partying, dancing and getting close with a number of women, including appearing to sweat.
From Daily Mail:
But in the new film the Prince appears worse for wear, his hair dishevelled with a hint of sweat and jacket abandoned. Dressed in all white, with his shirt untucked, he is seen heading to the dance floor with two women as techno blares out before he settles down talking to several glamorous female guests, getting in close to chat because of the loud music.
A year earlier, in July 2007, photographs from another bash further trash his claims of avoiding partying and PDA because he is seen sweating and embracing a number of women including socialite Chris Von Aspen, who he holds by the waist before she later licks his face in Saint-Tropez.
At a different party on the same trip Andrew, who earned the nickname ‘Randy Andy’, is seen gripping Canadian socialite Pascale Bourbeau with one hand close to her bottom.
And at the start of the decade, the royal is seen chatting to German supermodel Heidi Klum at a Hookers and Pimps-themed Halloween party held in New York in October 2000, which was also attended by Epstein’s alleged co-conspirator Ghislaine Maxwell, who had her arm round him for part of the night.
That’s Aspen on the left and Bourbeau on the right.
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You can check out the more pictures and video here.
Former PR chief Dickie Arbiter said that Andrew should “take a break” from royal duties, noting that who would want Andrew at a charity event with this hanging over his head.
The Daily Mail noted that his statements might now even have put him in some legal jeopardy.
Lawyers in the US said the interview was ‘unwise’ because it reveals how close Andrew was to Epstein and how often they met up. Experts say he would not be immune to prosecution despite being a royal.
Anna Rothwell, from criminal law firm Corker Binning, said: ‘Prince Andrew is not entitled to any form of immunity by virtue of his position as a member of the Royal family. His friendship with the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein is under investigation by the FBI and he is vulnerable to extradition.
‘It is therefore very unwise for the prince to give any account to the media, especially one which so starkly exposes the closeness of his relationship with Epstein, and again betrays yet another appalling lack of judgment.’