Prince Andrew denies allegations of having sex with underage Virginia Roberts
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The Royal Family are fighting fires after it was alleged that Prince Andrew engaged in sexual intercourse with an underage girl over 10 years ago. The claim was made by Virginia Roberts in an ongoing lawsuit against convicted paedophile David Epstein, a good friend of the Duke of York.
Ms. Roberts alleges that she met Prince Andrew in 2001 and she had sex with him after being instructed too by Epstein. Roberts also claims that she had sexual intercourse with the Duke on two further occasions separate from the initial meeting. She was only 17 years of age on all three occasions which means she was a minor under US law.
Roberts was only 15 years of age when she first met Epstein and she subsequently became what she describes as his "sex slave". She accompanied him on business trips around the world where she would be asked to pleasure rich and powerful friends of Epstein on his command. She hopes to write a book in which she plans to name well known politicians and businessmen with whom she had sex.
Prince Andrew was forced to leave his ski mansion in the Alps and return home to his Windsor mansion due to the allegations and it is reported he is set for crisis talks with the Queen. A statement from Buckingham Palace read "It is emphatically denied that the Duke of York had any form of sexual contact or relationship with Virginia Roberts. Any claim to the contrary is false and without foundation."
Andrew's former wife, the Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson, has also made a statement supporting Prince Andrew in which she said "The York family is a tight unit. We’ve always been a tight unit. He is the greatest man there is. It was the finest moment of my life in 1986 when I married him. He is a great man, the best man in the world."
Roberts now lives in Australia with her husband and three children after leaving the States. She is part of a wider case against Jeffrey Epstein which has seen the former financier agree a deal where he confessed to minor crimes in exchange for the prosecution dropping charges relating to more serious crimes. Luckily for the Royal family, the deal also includes immunity for any 'co-conspirators' which, if allegations are proved true, would mean that Prince Andrew would not face conviction.