Allegations against Prince Andrew are now resurfacing due to the recent release of legal documents related to the Jeffery Epstein scandal.
Prince Andrew was accused of having "sexual encounters" with a 17-year-old.
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Okay team, it's time for a not so great royal news update: Allegations of sexual misconduct against Prince Andrew are resurfacing thanks to the recent legal case against billionaire Jeffery Epstein, who was accused of sexual trafficking and committed suicide in his New York City jail cell yesterday.
Legal documents related to Epstein's case were unsealed yesterday, and, according to The Guardian, they contain allegations that Epstein directed then 17-year-old Virginia Giuffre into sexual encounters with Prince Andrew, who was friends with Epstein. Court documents also contain a photo which shows Prince Andrew with his arm around Giuffre, and Ghislaine Maxwell, a socialite who is accused of "procuring underage girls for Epstein" in the background.
The documents also show that another women, Joanna Sjoberg, claims to have had a sexual encounter with Prince Andrew because of his relationship with Maxwell and Epstein. A document filed in 2017 states, "Ms Sjoberg also testified about sexual acts that occurred with her, Prince Andrew, and Ms Giuffre, when she and [Maxwell] were staying at Epsteinâ€™s Manhattan mansion." Sjoberg also details an incident where Andrew groped her breast.
However, it's worth noting that some of these accusations against Prince Andrew surfaced back in 2015, and at the time the Palace vehemently denied any wrongdoing, stating,"any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors is categorically untrue."
Furthermore, when asked if Andrew had any response to Epstein's death, Daily Mail reports that the Palace replied, "This relates to proceedings in the United States, to which The Duke of York is not a party."
So basically, it sounds like Prince Andrew is trying to stay as far away from the the Epstein scandal as possible.
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