According to a new report from NBC, federal investigators have been trying for months to speak with Prince Andrew but he refuses to cooperate.
NBC reports Prince Andrew has refused to cooperate in the investigation of Jeffrey Epstein’s network of enablers, the U.S. attorney in Manhattan said Monday.
“Contrary to Prince Andrew’s very public offer to cooperate with our investigation into Epstein’s co-conspirators, an offer that was conveyed via press release, Prince Andrew has now completely shut the door on voluntary cooperation,” U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman said, adding that his office is “considering its options.”
Federal investigators have been trying for months to speak with Andrew, a longtime friend of Epstein’s who has been accused by one woman of sexual abuse.
Epstein, 66, died by suicide in August while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. Prosecutors accused the politically connected financier of preying on dozens of underage girls in New York and Florida in the early 2000s.
Following Epstein’s death, prosecutors vowed to continue the investigation of his alleged sex trafficking ring. The case brought renewed attention to several high-profile people in Epstein’s orbit, including Andrew.
Per TCO, in an interview with the BBC in November, Prince Andrew said he has “no recollection” of meeting Virginia Roberts Giuffre.
She claims she had sex with the royal three times at Jeffrey Epstein’s properties.
The U.K. media has called Prince Andrew’s interview a PR disaster and train wreck.
Internet commenters noticed that while Prince Andrew says he has “no recollection” of meeting Virginia Roberts, he blinks nearly continuously.
The video posted by CBS news has more than twice as many thumbs down than thumbs up.
Top comments include:
“He is a liar”
“Doesn’t matter if you can remember, we have the photo”
“In his denial, he’s blinking like a Vegas slot machinge. Hmmm….”
Here is the full video:
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