Friday, January 2, 2015

Prince Andrew Named In Underage Sex Abuse Lawsuit, Denies Allegations

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Prince Andrew, the Duke of York and younger son of the Queen of England has been named in an underage sex abuse lawsuit. Filed in Florida, the suit involves an unnamed woman who accuses the prince of having sexual relations with her when she was an underage sex slave.

The allegation comes in a lawsuit over which multi-millionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein was convicted of soliciting sex with an underage sex slave. The court document states that other men were also involved in the underage sex slave ring run by Epstein.

“One such powerful individual Epstein forced (the woman) to have sexual relations with was a member of the British royal family, Prince Andrew (aka Duke of York).” 
A spokesman for Prince Andrew has now denied the accusation in a statement to the Guardian

“This relates to long-standing and ongoing civil proceedings in the United States, to which The Duke of York is not a party. As such we would not comment on the detail. However, for the avoidance of doubt, any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors is categorically untrue.”

Infowars reports that Epstein was an options trader at Bear Stearns, the global investment bank that failed in 2008 and was sold to JP Morgan Chase after a Federal Reserve bailout failed to float the securities trading and brokerage firm.

The British royal family has earlier had their reputation tainted by the late Jimmy Savile, a television presenter who was accused of having sex with hundreds of minors. Regarded as very close to the royals, especially Prince Charles, Savile stood accused of running an underage sex ring,.

A number of high-profile figures were arrested in connection with the sex ring allegedly operated by Savile. However, none of the royals were involved.

According to the Washington Post, this is the first time the Duke of York’s name has appeared in a court document alleging that he sexually abused Epstein’s alleged victims.

But as the Guardian’s reporting makes clear, this isn’t the first time the Duke of York’s name has been linked publicly to the allegations against Epstein: Prince Andrew was friends with Epstein for years — before, during and after the banker served time in prison.

In 2011, responding to a statement from one of Epstein’s former employees, Prince Andrew told Vanity Fair that he never attended any of the notorious pool parties at Epstein’s Palm Beach mansion and denied having contact with the alleged victims. He allegedly ended his friendship with Epstein at some point that year.

The WP adds that;

As part of a 2008 plea deal with prosecutors, Epstein spent 13 months in prison on a state charge of soliciting prostitutes. According to unsealed documents pertaining to that deal, Epstein was the subject of a federal investigation probing allegations that the powerful figure abused dozens of underage girls at his Palm Beach mansion. The deal effectively allowed him to avoid potential federal charges stemming from the investigation.

The lawsuit, filed in 2008 by two anonymous alleged victims, charges federal prosecutors with violating a statute by not consulting with them before finalizing the plea deal. The latest filing is a motion to expand that existing case to include the allegations of two more women.

Those women named Prince Andrew, Alan Dershowitz and other powerful associates of Epstein as participants in the alleged sexual abuse ring.

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