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Did tycoon groom girls for Prince Andrew to abuse?

by Simon Basketter
Issue No. 2435

Prince Andrew

Prince Andrew (Pic: Thorne1983 on Wikimedia Commons)


Prince Andrew scuttled from his £22,000 a week Swiss chalet this week to make sure his spin doctors briefed the media that he’s teetotal and doesn’t like parties. 

It was after Virginia Roberts said that US billionaire Jeffrey Epstein groomed her and flew her to London in 2001. 

This was so Prince Andrew could have sex with her. 

Virginia was 17 years old, and said that she became Epstein’s “sex slave” when she was 15. 

Andrew saw her three times, in London, New York and on Epstein’s private Caribbean island.

The scandal lifts a rock on how the rich and unworthy live. It’s a world where fortunes are spent to make it beautiful—but it’s brutal and ugly at its heart. 

They treat people who aren’t part of their club with utter contempt and regard women as objects to be bought and used. 

Virginia Roberts is referred to as “Jane Doe 3” in US court documents.

They said, “Epstein also trafficked Jane Doe 3 for sexual purposes to many other powerful men.”

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This included “numerous prominent American politicians, powerful business executives, foreign presidents, a well known prime minister and other world leaders.”

Throughout the last decade Epstein has been accused of keeping vulnerable teenagers, staging orgies on board his private jet and flying girls as young as 12 to “topless parties”.

An FBI investigation identified at least 20 victims who might level sexual allegations against him in court, and prosecutors prepared a lengthy indictment.

At least three women were questioned under oath about whether Andrew had had sexual contact with “underage minors”. 

They refused to answer. Court papers allege that they were both “threatened and intimidated” and had lawyers paid for by Epstein. 

In 2007 Epstein’s lawyers did a secret “plea deal” with the US government. 

Epstein confessed to one case for which he served 13 months in jail and the rest of the wider cases were dropped. The deal means Epstein and any “potential co-conspirator” including Andrew are free from any future “criminal charges”.

Epstein wasn’t a rogue figure, but  a fixer for the global elite. 

He and Andrew are suitable representatives for them. This whole saga is another good reason not to venerate the royals. 

It gives us more reasons to get rid of the disgusting parasites at the top a system that’s run for the super-wealthy. 

The royals want to change the rules on Freedom of Information so that they can keep their secrets further hidden from public scrutiny


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Tue 6 Jan 2015, 16:34 GMT
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