Prince Andrew accuser says he 'deserves to be outed' as documentary reveals Jeffrey Epstein 'enjoyed being friends with Queen's son'

·Royal Correspondent
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The woman who has accused Prince Andrew of having sex with her when she was underage has said the royal “deserves to be outed” in a new documentary.

Virginia Giuffre claims the prince had sex with her on three occasions, including when she was underage in the US, and when she was trafficked by convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

Andrew, 60, denies the allegations.

In a documentary to air this week Giuffre says the prince tried to guess her age before comparing it to the age of his daughters, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.

She said: “Before he abused me, when we just met, Ghislaine does this guessing game and he guessed right, I was 17 and he compared me to his daughters, saying, ‘Oh, my daughters are a few years younger than you’.”

Undated handout screengrab issued by Crime+Investigation of Virginia Giuffre, the Duke of York's accuser, who has claimed Andrew played a guessing game about her age when they first met and compared her to his daughters.
Virginia Giuffre, the Duke of York's accuser, has claimed Andrew played a guessing game about her age when they first met and compared her to his daughters. (Crime+ Investigation/PA)

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She added: “With Prince Andrew, I am happy to talk about him because he abused me, he participated in a sexual-trafficking operation with one of the most prolific sex-trafficking operators in the world the entire time.

“Andrew deserves to be outed, he deserves to be held accountable, he is an abuser.”

The documentary is one of a four-part series looking at the stories of those who claim to have survived Epstein.

Epstein took his own life in prison as he awaited trial for sex offence charges.

His alleged accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell is awaiting her own trial on charges of procuring teenage girls for Epstein to abuse. She denies the charges.

The documentary speaks to journalists, women who say they survived Epstein and former friends of the disgraced financier.

Lady Victoria Hervey, a model, socialite and former friend of Epstein, said: “Jeffrey definitely enjoyed the idea of being friends with the Queen’s son.

“Andrew, just gone through a divorce, there’s this American who wants to fly him around the world and introduce him for people. It was probably an escapism for him.”

Ivanka Trump, daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump, and Britain's Prince Andrew, Duke of York are seen at Buckingham palace in London, Britain June 3, 2019. Tolga Akmen/Pool via REUTERS
Andrew no longer carries out royal duties like assisting with state visits, as done here with Ivanka Trump in 2019. (Reuters)

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Lisa Philips, another of the women who was abused by Epstein, said she never met Prince Andrew but had one friend who did, who confided in her.

She said: “She told me, Jeffrey instructed her to go into a room and have sex with Prince Andrew.

“She told me, Jeffrey’s not really who he says he is.

“Jeffrey didn’t want to talk about it. But he said he needed to have something on people.”

Andrew stepped down from public royal duties in November 2019 after a disastrous interview with the BBC about his friendship with Epstein.

He has since been caught in a war of words with US prosecutors, as he claims he has offered to help the investigation but they say he has not been in touch.

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 22: Model Lady Victoria Hervey attends the Jade Recovery AMF Event on June 22, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Greg Doherty/Getty Images for Jade Recovery)
Model Lady Victoria Hervey, here in June 2019, also appears in the documentary about Epstein. (Getty Images)

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Of the allegations, Giuffre added: “Naming someone like Andrew, all of a sudden, the world cared.”

Last year, the Duke of York released a statement which read: “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.”

Surviving Jeffrey Epstein will be shown on the Crime+Investigation channel with a double episode on 25 August at 9pm, followed by parts three and four the following evening on 26 August at 9pm.