In Prince Andrew’s BBC Newsnight interview about his friendship with the late convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, the prince didn’t come off as plausible and confirmed no sympathy for Epstein’s alleged victims. The Duke of York did say that he would cooperate with regulation enforcement authorities of their investigation, nevertheless, the U.S. legal professional not too long ago claimed that he has not.
Here’s how Prince Andrew reportedly reacted to that declare, plus how his ex-wife Sarah, Duchess of York is concerned with Epstein.
Statement from U.S. Attorney
On Jan. 27, 2020, U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman acknowledged that regulation enforcement officers, together with the FBI, have reached out to Andrew’s authorized crew within the hopes of interviewing him however haven’t acquired any cooperation.
“It’s fair for people to know whether Prince Andrew has followed through with that public commitment,” Berman stated, earlier than including, “To date, Prince Andrew has provided zero cooperation.”
Prince Andrew’s response
Prince Andrew was reportedly “bewildered” by the prosecutor’s claims and stated that isn’t the case.
“Nothing could be further from the truth,” a supply near the duke advised The Express. “The Duke is more than happy to talk to the FBI but he hasn’t been approached by them yet.”
The supply continued, “[Andrew] is angry about the way this is being portrayed and bewildered as to why this was said in New York. The duke is not under any obligation to talk to lawyers representing alleged victims of Epstein at the moment but he is totally willing to talk to any law enforcement agencies be they the police or FBI.”
The insider added that Queen Elizabeth II‘s son speaks to his attorneys usually and “is committed to the legal process.”
Andrew’s ex, Sarah Ferguson, additionally has ties to Epstein
Andrew’s ex-wife additionally has her personal ties to the felon.
After Ferguson and the prince divorced, she was in debt. Fergie owed her former private assistant, Johnny O’Sullivan, greater than $100,000 however didn’t have the means to pay for it. That’s when Epstein stepped in and the quantity was lowered to simply below $20,000.
At the time although Fergie claimed that Prince Andrew helped her deal with the debt nevertheless it was really paid for by Epstein. In 2011, it was revealed that the duchess had direct contact with the intercourse offender herself about paying the debt off.
“I deeply regret Jeffrey Epstein became involved in any way with me,” Fergie stated in an announcement. “I abhor pedophilia and any sexual abuse of children and know that this was a gigantic error of judgment on my behalf. I am just so contrite I cannot say. Whenever I can I will repay the money and will have nothing ever to do with Jeffrey Epstein ever again. What he did was wrong and for which he was rightly jailed.”
There has not been any phrase if the FBI is involved in speaking to Ferguson in any respect as a part of their investigation.
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