Prince Andrew 'told teen "my daughters aren’t far from your age" before they had sex'


Prince Andrew is claimed to have told Jeffrey Epstein's sex slave victim "my daughters aren’t far from your age" before they had sex, it has been alleged.

Virginia Giuffre, also known as Virginia Roberts, makes the damning allegations in a Netflix documentary which was released today.

The series - called Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich - is to thrust the Duke of York's friendship with the disgraced paedophile into the spotlight once more.

It features serious allegations about the Queen's son, who has repeatedly denied he had any form of sexual contact or relationship with Ms Roberts.

She has in the past alleged she had sex with the Duke in 2001 after being trafficked to the UK by financier Epstein.
Virginia Roberts alleges she had sex with Prince Andrew when she was 17 (Image: Courtesy of Netflix)

She alleges the Duke, father to Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, had sex with her on three separate occasions, including when she was 17 - a minor under US law.

He denies this.

Ms Roberts also alleges in the documentary she met the Duke in the London home of Epstein's associate Ghislaine Maxwell.

She told interviewers for the series: "Ghislaine has this favourite guessing game that she does, she goes to Prince Andrew 'how old do you think Virginia is?' And he said 17.
The Duke said he has no recollection of this photo with Ms Roberts

"She's like, 'Oh you're right!' They made a little joke about it. He was like, 'my daughters aren't far from your age. My daughters are a little bit younger than you.'"

A former employee of Epstein has also accused the Duke of frolicking in a pool with a topless Ms Roberts on a different occasion.

Steve Scully alleges that Andrew and Ms Roberts were "engaged in foreplay" in the pool on Epstein's private island in the Caribbean.

Scully said: "Jeffrey hung out with a lot of powerful and well known figures, both politically and financially and British royalty.
He has denied all allegations (Image: BBC)

"It was probably around 2004 I saw Prince Andrew, he was at the pool, he was with, at that time, an unknown girl to me, she was young, she didn't have any top on, they were engaged in foreplay, he was grabbing her and grinding against her."

Mr Scully, who said he maintained Epstein's telecommunications and data equipment on Little Saint James Island in the US Virgin Islands, added: "You tell yourself that you didn't know for sure and you never really saw anything but that's just all rationalisation.

"Jeffrey Epstein, he was a guy that concealed his deviance very well, but he didn't conceal it that well."
Ms Roberts features on the Filthy Rich Netflix series on Epstein (Image: Netflix)

Meanwhile, Ms Roberts has urged Andrew to come forward and be interviewed by FBI and US prosecutors about his friendship with Epstein, a convicted sex offender who committed suicide in jail while facing sex trafficking charges.

US lawyer Geoffrey Berman, who is leading the Epstein inquiry, said in March: "Contrary to Prince Andrew's very public offer to co-operate with our investigation into Epstein's co-conspirators, an offer that was conveyed via press release, Prince Andrew has now completely shut the door on voluntary co-operation and our office is considering its options."

The duke stepped down from royal duties last November following a disastrous Newsnight interview about his friendship with Epstein.
He has stepped down from royal duties

In the programme, Andrew responded to claims made by Ms Roberts that the night they allegedly had sex he was sweating heavily as they danced in London's Tramp nightclub.

The duke said he did not recall meeting her and had a medical condition at the time, after suffering an overdose of adrenaline in the Falklands War when he was shot at, that meant he did not sweat.

Interviewed for the documentary, Ms Giuffre said about Andrew: "This guy didn't have any remorse at all. His arrogance about it, I mean the whole I don't sweat thing, this guy was profusely sweating all over me."

A spokeswoman for the lawyers representing the Duke of York said: "As we have said many times before, the duke has absolutely no recollection of ever having met Virginia Roberts."

In a statement released in November, the Duke said: "It has become clear to me over the last few days that the circumstances relating to my former association with Jeffrey Epstein has become a major disruption to my family’s work and the valuable work going on in the many organisations and charities that I am proud to support.

"Therefore, I have asked Her Majesty if I may step back from public duties for the foreseeable future, and she has given her permission.

"I continue to unequivocally regret my ill-judged association with Jeffrey Epstein. His suicide has left many unanswered questions, particularly for his victims, and I deeply sympathise with everyone who has been affected and wants some form of closure.

"I can only hope that, in time, they will be able to rebuild their lives. Of course, I am willing to help any appropriate law enforcement agency with their investigations, if required."

The Palace has been contacted for a comment.