Andrew ‘angry at claims of zero co-operation in Epstein inquiry’

Elias Hubbard
January 29, 2020

A source revealed they had circumvented the usual route of making contact via the U.S. embassy, telling The Telegraph: "I believe this was an attempt by the USA office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to contact his legal team directly".

The Duke's new legal team is thought to have been acquired in the wake of his Newsnight interview about his friendship with Epstein and claims by Virginia Roberts Giuffre that she was forced to sleep with the Duke when she was trafficked to -London by Epstein as a teenager.

But the source close to the prince stepped forward to flatly contradict the United States prosecutor's claims that the royal had reneged on his promise two months ago to "help any appropriate law enforcement agency with their investigations" into Epstein, who killed himself past year.

U.S. lawyer Lisa Bloom, who represents five of Epstein's alleged victims, said lawyer Mr Berman had been left with "no choice" but to comment publicly about Andrew's alleged lack of cooperation because he did not have the power to subpoena the royal as part of the criminal investigation.

A USA prosecutor has claimed Prince Andrew has not cooperated with the sex trafficking inquiry of Jeffrey Epstein.

The pressure, along with new details against the late pedophile's global activities is making Britain's top force reconsider its 2016 decision not to investigate, The Sun said, citing documents from a Freedom of Information application.

The move was widely slammed by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who repeatedly claimed she was made to have sex with Andrew for the first time in the London townhouse of accused madam Ghislaine Maxwell.

'He hasn't changed his views at all and sticks by what he said in his interview with Emily Maitlis that he would co-operate.

The source insisted that the Duke remained willing to assist the investigation and as such, had been holding weekly meetings with his lawyers at Royal Lodge, his Windsor home, and at Buckingham Palace in preparation.

According to a source, he is also desperate to make up for his public mistakes and prove his innocence through the legal processes necessary.

Lisa urged Prince Andrew to "step up" and "do the right thing". They said: 'The duke has always been the Queen's favourite and she is relying on him a lot behind the scenes'.

It was reported that Andrew would not go back to the U.S. until proceedings were "satisfactorily" and unequivocally concluded.

Berman's comments prompted furious responses from lawyers of Epstein's alleged victims who are involved in a separate civil lawsuit.

Her Majesty has also come under fire for standing by her second eldest son, with many criticising her. There are dozens of women who allege they were the victims of sexual assault by this predator Jeffrey Epstein.

"We're going to demand justice, we don't just hope that people show up and answer questions, we demand it, we insist on it, we put the power of law behind it".

She told Radio 4's Today programme: 'If he has done nothing wrong.then why won't he talk to law enforcement?

"No response is the same as zero cooperation", Allred claims.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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