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Prince Andrew Says He Can't Remember Meeting Epstein Abuse Victim

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7:44 AM - 16 Nov 2019



Britain's Prince Andrew has for the first time answered questions about his friendship with the disgraced billionaire Jeffrey Epstein.

The Duke of York has been under intense scrutiny since historical abuse allegations were made against him - which he denies.

In an interview to broadcast on BBC2's Newsnight at 9 pm tonight, he says he regrets staying with Epstein after the financier was freed from prison in 2010 for prostituting minors.

The duke said: "I stayed with him and that's… that's… that's the bit that… that… that, as it were, I kick myself for on a daily basis because it was not something that was becoming of a member of the Royal Family and we try and uphold the highest standards and practices and I let the side down, simple as that."

It was two years after Epstein had been convicted of having sex with underage girls. Photos were also taken of the two men walking in Central Park.

In the interview, Prince Andrew is also asked about allegations made by one of Epstein's victims Virginia Roberts, who claims she was made to have sex with the Duke of York when she was 17 years old, after a night out in London.

When asked for his response to those claims he said: "I have no recollection of ever meeting this lady, none whatsoever."

When asked: "You don't remember meeting her?" He replied: "No".

As Epstein faced trial in America this summer and then killed himself in a Manhattan jail, the scandal again erupted around Prince Andrew who has tried to get on with his royal duties and show he has nothing to hide.

The BBC says the questions asked in tonight's interview were not vetted or agreed with Buckingham Palace beforehand.



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