Prince Andrew of Britain made his first appearance since allegations came out in court papers filed by American Virginia Roberts that at 17 years old, she was forced to have sex with him. In his first appearance out, Prince Andrew served as host at the World Economic Form in Switzerland for business leaders.
In a statement from Buckingham Palace on behalf of Prince Andrew, the allegations are denied. Prince Andrew also addressed the issue by saying that he wanted to set the record straight pertaining to the events that have occurred over the past couple of weeks, referring to the allegations. He reiterated and reaffirmed Buckingham Palace’s statement the he did nothing wrong and his focus is on work.
Yesterday, Roberts added new details in a sworn affidavit in a Federal court and vowed that all reasonable and legitimate means to bring criminal charges against Prince Andrew and the other powerful people involved with the crimes will be pursued. Roberts also claims that she is just one among several girls forced into sex slavery. A spokesperson for the Royal family called Roberts’s claims completely false and without merit.
Now 31 years of age, Roberts has a different and more mature perspective of what happened. She claims that she was forced into sex slavery by billionaire Jeffrey Epstein for four years. It was through Epstein that her numerous sexual encounters with Prince Andrew occurred. However, there were many other powerful men who “bought” her to include Alan Dershowitz, a famous lawyer, among high-powered businessmen and politicians.
Interestingly, starting in 2005 Epstein, an enigmatic financer, became the focus of different state and federal investigations, specifically looking at claims that he had illegal sexual contact with more than 20 girls at his mansion in Palm Beach, as well as other locations. At that time, he entered an unusual but confidential non-prosecution agreement with the federal government, leading him to plead guilty to two minor sex crimes. Among the group of attorneys who assisted Epstein in securing the deal was Dershowitz.
As part of Roberts’ affidavit, a request was made to have that deal with Epstein overturned. Under oath, she claimed to have had sexual relations with Prince Andrew on three separate occasions. One instance involved an orgy on a private island owned by Epstein in the Caribbean.
She also claims to have been a sex slave to Dershowitz on six occasions in different homes owned by Epstein, one in Palm Beach, one in Mexico, and one in New York, as well as one incident on one of his private planes. Just like Prince Andrew, Dershowitz has vigorously denied Roberts’ allegations, stating everything in the affidavit was a calculated and deliberate lie.
Dershowitz stresses he does not even know who Virginia Roberts is and more importantly, has never had physical contact with her. He urged her to provide dates and times of the supposed encounters so he can prove through records that he is 100% innocent, adding that she picked the wrong person because he is determined and has the necessary resources to fight back.