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Buckingham Palace deny Prince Andrew underage sex allegations

A statement has been issued regarding claims made in relation to American investment banker Jefferey Epstein.

Prince Andrew pictured last year
Prince Andrew pictured last year
Image: PA Archive/Press Association Images

A WOMAN HAS claimed in US court documents that she was forced to have sex with the friends of an American investment banker when she was underage – including Prince Andrew.

The allegations relate to broader accusations made against American investment banker Jefferey Epstein. The woman in the case has claimed that Epstein sexually abused her repeatedly between 1999 and 2002 and that she was loaned out to other men as a “sex slave”.

In a statement made today, a spokesman for Buckingham Palace has said:

“This relates to long-standing and ongoing civil proceedings in the United States, to which The Duke of York is not a party.”

“As such we would not comment on the detail. However, for the avoidance of doubt, any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors is categorically untrue.”

The accusations against the Duke of York at the court in Florida are contained in a motion filed as part of a long-running law suit against Epstein – who in 2008 was convicted for soliciting an underage girl for prostitution. 

It is reported in The Guardian that the prince is not a named party, and has not had an opportunity to respond to the legal claim.

Prince Andrew previously denied any sexual contact with young women associated with Epstein in a 2011 Vanity Fair interview.

Originally published: 17.01

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