The Department of Justice Requests to Speak to Prince Andrew About Jeffrey Epstein

Amy Mackelden
Photo credit: Christopher Furlong - Getty Images
Photo credit: Christopher Furlong - Getty Images

From Harper's BAZAAR

  • Prince Andrew will reportedly be questioned by the Department of Justice over his ties to Jeffrey Epstein, according to a new report.

  • A source on the Duke of York's legal team tells BAZAAR.com, "Legal discussions with the Department of Justice are subject to strict confidentiality rules."

  • It was recently revealed that Andrew has stepped down from royal duties indefinitely.

A new report claims that Prince Andrew is being requested by the Department of Justice to answer questions regarding his association with Jeffrey Epstein.

This weekend, The Sun reported that the Department of Justice had bypassed Buckingham Palace, instead filing a request to the Home Office in the United Kingdom to secure Andrew's cooperation in the matter.

A source from the Duke of York's legal team tells BAZAAR.com, "Legal discussions with the Department of Justice are subject to strict confidentiality rules, as set out in their own guidelines."

The source continues, "We have chosen to abide by both the letter and the spirit of these rules, which is why we have made no comment about anything related to the Department of Justice during the course of this year. We believe in playing straight bat."

In November 2019, Andrew sat down for a 50-minute interview with Newsnight's Emily Maitlis to discuss his connection to the convicted sex offender, Epstein, and denied all allegations made against him. The following month, Virginia Roberts Giuffre appeared on BBC's Panorama and discussed an alleged encounter she'd had with the prince when she was a teenager. Giuffre was a victim of Epstein's sex trafficking ring and maintains that Andrew was one of Epstein's clients.

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