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Britain's Prince Andrew 'appalled' by Epstein abuse claims: report

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Not as appalled as the rest of the world is by your association with him, Andy boy.

And what is it that you do again, to deserve your taxpayer-funded life of luxury?

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In his younger days he was known as Randy Andy.

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Then he virtually dissapeared off the press radar.

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I guess he can try to deny everything now that Epstein is dead. Hmmm, I wonder who killed him...

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And what is it that you do again, to deserve your taxpayer-funded life of luxury?

He chose his parents correctly. Isn't that obvious?

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The video was shot on December 6, 2010, two years after Epstein pleaded guilty to soliciting prostitution from girls as young as 14. This does not make the prince look good. Trump had Epstein at Mar-a-Lago in 2000, way before that.

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Hmmm, I wonder who killed him...

The official story is he committed suicide. You don't believe that? Neither do I!

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Randy Andy is guilty as sin in my opinion.

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Off to the Tower wiv'im!

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The official story is he committed suicide. You don't believe that? Neither do I!

You also believe there is a Deep State and Donny is an excellent president, so we'll judge your analysis accordingly.

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lucky for Andy that Epstein "committed suicide".

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The official story is he committed suicide. You don't believe that? Neither do I!

It definitely looks bad for the White House that he died while in their custody, and that he was pals with Epstein. If I were a conspiracy theorist...

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The White House, which tenure-ship of office, Bill and Hillary Clinton perhap?

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It seems like the US government formed yet another coalition of the willing with one of their strongest allies to take care of a rather unsavory ordeal.

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No mention of Jimmy savilles connections to the Royal household. He was a good mate of Lord Mountbatten and Charlie too.... connect the dots.

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Conspiracy theories aside, it is clear that Epstein had a wealth of politically powerful and influential friends that reached into every facet of Government.......

Who were the rich and powerful people in Jeffrey Epstein's circle?

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/10/jeffrey-epstein-trump-clinton-friends

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Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton has praised Epstein for his intellect and charitable work in magazine interviews. Flight logs have revealed the former US president took trips on Epstein’s private plane, reportedly nicknamed the “Lolita Express”. Clinton has denied any close relationship with Epstein, instead linking their contact to aid work in the developing world..........

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It's hard to accept that anyone with enough power to reach Epstein in his cell would try to make his death look like a suicide instead of natural causes.

You conspiracy theorists are hilarious.

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They are all running for the hills now..

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Trump had Epstein at Mar-a-Lago in 2000, way before that.

With regard to Trump and his connections with Epstein, has anyone read whether Trump told his Attorney General William Barr, who Trump appointed and who heads the DOJ and thereby the federal prison where Epstein was kept, to make sure nothing happened to Epstein, that he was to be watched carefully?

I know Trump's busy playing golf (on the taxpayer's dollars), watching Fox and Friends, tweeting celebrities, and looking out for Ivanka / trump Inc. global business interests, but I can't understand why a high profile prisoner like Epstein, especially with his connections to Trump and other global power figures, was not watched more carefully. Such fertile grounds for conspiracy theorists.

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With regard to Trump and his connections with Epstein, has anyone read whether Trump told his Attorney General William Barr, who Trump appointed and who heads the DOJ and thereby the federal prison where Epstein was kept, to make sure nothing happened to Epstein, that he was to be watched carefully?

I’m not a conspiracy theorist, but anyone looking at who could have ‘got’ to Epstein must start with this.

It’s amazing that some posters allow political bias to cloud the forensic, cold and logical world of conspiracy theories.

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Sadly, the British establishment (incl the Queen/Royals & the media) have a long well documented history of protecting nonces.

"Channel 4 News asked the Metropolitan Police a series of questions about Virginia Robert’s account of what she says happened to her at Maxwell’s London residence in early 2001.

The Met told Channel 4 News: “[We] can confirm that the Metropolitan Police Service [MPS] received an allegation of non-recent trafficking for sexual exploitation.

“The MPS reviewed the available evidence and the decision was made that this would not progress to a full investigation. As such, the matter was closed.”

https://www.channel4.com/news/exclusive-met-police-decided-not-to-conduct-full-investigation-into-court-claims-of-sex-trafficking-of-girl-in-prince-andrew-photo

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Jeffrey Epstein accusers are unlikely ever to see justice. I am sorry but whether Epstein took his own life or not, George Orwell, “If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.”

Well Jeffrey Epstein secrets conveniently died with him in his cell.

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Where does Individual 1 fit into this? That’s all I want to know.

(Let the British Press worry about Andrew. For us, it’s Pervert T.)

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Over the weekend some previous photos of him a the NY Epstein mansion were published in the UK media with him opening the door to a very young woman. Another with a young girl also going in. He must have known what was happening even if he claims he partake.

He will never wiggle out of this one. Why was he even there?

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It's hard to accept that anyone with enough power to reach Epstein in his cell would try to make his death look like a suicide instead of natural causes.

You conspiracy theorists are hilarious.

Considering how many people still believe he committed suicide, why bother making it look natural?

What I find hilarious are those who believe everything the authorities say, from Epstein committing suicide to the "magic bullet" and the 19 Saudis attack the US on 911 because they "hate our freedom". I sure many actually believe Randy Andy is a swell guy.

BTW, he really looks stressed in the above pic...

He will never wiggle out of this one.

I hope you're right.

Why was he even there?

Good question. Did he ever provide any explanation?

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Considering how many people still believe he committed suicide, why bother making it look natural?

It keeps nonsense conspiracy theories from being birthed.

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Considering how many people still believe he committed suicide, why bother making it look natural?

It keeps nonsense conspiracy theories from being birthed.

Naah, people would still say that they poisoned him. I'm sure such a valuable person would have been given a medical and taken care of. Him dying from natural causes would be more unexpected than suicide.

Anyway, I am sure Prince Andrew is happy the guy is dead...

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The dam has burst!

Revealed: Prince Andrew hosted billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein with a young model at Balmoral 'while Queen was in residence'

This isn't going away.

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Naah, people would still say that they poisoned him. I'm sure such a valuable person would have been given a medical and taken care of.

Fair enough.

Him dying from natural causes would be more unexpected than suicide.

Debatable.

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Andrew can't claim ignorance, he was friends with Epstein before, during and after he was convicted of soliciting children for sex.

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Do some research youll find Randy Andy was pretty much out of control seyally back in the day - he had a notorious sexcapade with a porn actress named Koo Stark, among others. Things went strangely quiet but I suspect he just went underground. Until now...

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How are you allowed to be “appalled” by something you actively participated in?

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It's hard to accept that anyone with enough power to reach Epstein in his cell would try to make his death look like a suicide instead of natural causes.

Oh, yes, they can do that. But most people don't know it. Doing it to Epstein would be like showing their card hand. Him getting suicided or committing suicide was suspected long before it happened. Those who believed suicide will think it was, as will those who believed suicided will too anyway. Why take another path? Its not like due to this particular path some American Bastille is going to get stormed. Its not like the public held Epstein as a hero. There was no risk like with MLK and JFK. Personally, I believe he was suicided. The deep state knows what it is doing.

You just seem to have been avoiding taking the possibilities seriously. I think you don't understand what a world of sheep we live in and how its run by wolves.

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with a porn actress named Koo Stark,

Koo Stark was not a porn actress, she was a nude model much like Melania Trump who was also friends with Epstein before meeting Trump, who also introduced her.

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Fake news.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/jeffrey-epstein-trumps-introduce/

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No need to drag Koo Stark in to this, she has always behaved with real dignity.

Randy Andy certainly has some serious questions to answer, which his statement has nowhere near addressed.

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@Serrano

Trump had Epstein at Mar-a-Lago in 2000, way before that.

For non-native speakers on this site you might want to rephrase this. How about “Epstein was a guest of Trump at Mar-a-Lago in 2000, way before that.”

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Koo Stark was not a porn actress, she was a nude model

Wikipedia describes her as "an American photographer and actress". We should be careful. She has successfully sued some media outlets for describing her as a "porn star".

I smile when I remember my grandmother's reaction to Prince Andrew dating her and the speculation that they would get married. "Shocking," she said, and I assumed she was referring to the porn allegations. She continued, "He shouldn't be allowed to marry an American."

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@albeleo,

Anything goes these days.

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Princess Koo would be fine now.

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His Royal Highness deplores the exploitation of any human being and the suggestion he would condone, participate in or encourage any such behaviour is abhorrent," 

Oops! Except he did it. Or obviously, if not, it is just completely coincidental his comments one now, when caught. Could have come ages ago.

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The Tabloids are after everyone... they even have Lord Mountbatten as being a Pedophile for young boys...

I think that those who're commenting here, probably haven't been to many Socialite Parties, and if "under-age" women (are there) then why are they there .. seemingly Willingly... who are their Parents and why did they agree to this in the first place ?

Society views have changed over time, Laws have changed over time, and Tabloid invasiveness has changed over times. The latter seeks to ruin a person for its own gain regardless whether true or not.

Fines for false reporting should be uncapped... enough to shut down a Media's operation should the damages be warranted. This is the only way to stop such reporting and make News more reliable.

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So, yes, I would stand by anyone who said that they were Appalled by "Epsteins" accusation of Child abuse.... though I would also question what that abuse was, and at what age were the impacted, and how / why they were at his Parties.... there are so many questions that may impact many others not just in "Epsteins" circles, and which will extend from Poor folks to Rich Folks alike.... Multicultural age of consent vs Rules of the land/region... it's going to get very complicated from here-on-in.

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Do some research youll find Randy Andy was pretty much out of control seyally back in the day - he had a notorious sexcapade with a porn actress named Koo Stark, among others

A sexcapade. That's strictly a word for tabloid readers with tabloid minds.

Same goes for the woeful nickname Randy Andy. Back in the 1980s, he was in his 20s, and I don't recall much in his reported behaviour that indicated a sexual appetite beyond that of the average British male of similar age. The difference was that he was the focus of a press (and public) that combined extreme prurience with dated, practically Victorian attitudes about royal behaviour, in particular their sex lives.

I do remember a somewhat tedious storm in a teacup about the relationship with Koo Stark. Not a porn actress, as it happens, but - the times being what they were - it was considered a bit racy that she was American, and therefore (again, in those times) slightly less than suitable wife material for a royal. The equivalent of the chorus girls who catch the eye of wealthy gents in PG Wodehouse novels.

I'm not sufficiently interested in Andrew's life to dig further into his sexual past from those days, other than to observe that most of us have one, the difference being that his was avidly followed and reported by the press. You seem to have come up with the one relationship that I have no difficulty recalling, and I suspect that he had a few other shortlived relationships, and maybe a string of one-night stands. Fairly tame stuff.

"Out of control" royals, both British and foreign, did themselves rather better than that.

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This is the only way to stop such reporting and make News more reliable.

I think you overlooked the possibility of jail and I think the act of destroying a person's reputation suggesting crimes and acts that cannot be proven warrant yellow journalists and their publishers spending some time in the clink.

Personally I am fond of the French idea that you just plain cannot print details or pictures of even famous people's potentially scandalous but legal private live activity....not even politicians.

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I'm going with accidental death, as a result of auto-erotic asphyxiation. That is more than believable. @Bass, you and Trump should try this.

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 I can't understand why a high profile prisoner like Epstein, especially with his connections to Trump and other global power figures, was not watched more carefully. 

I'll tell you why. It's because he wouldn't have been able to kill himself if they did that.

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It’s not surprising to me.

Why is Andrew appalled to hear the evidence against his late friend?

Was he walking around with his eyes closed to the number of young women around Epstein?

Why is he pictured with his arm around a teenager not related to him?

Prince Andrew is reportedly not the brightest but surely he is not stupid?

Still, members of his class have never been paragons of virtue.

History shows his ancestors were power hungry and engaged in torture and murder-just read some history-the same DNA is present in Prince Andrew!

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History shows his ancestors were power hungry and engaged in torture and murder-just read some history-the same DNA is present in Prince Andrew!

Which ancestors?

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