In this image taken from video issued by the BBC, Virginia Roberts Giuffre gestures during an interview on the BBC Panorama program that will be aired on Monday Dec. 2, 2019. Roberts Giuffre says she was a trafficking victim made to have sex with Prince Andrew when she was 17 is asking the British public to support her quest for justice. She tells BBC Panorama in an interview to be broadcast Monday evening that people "should not accept this as being OK." Giuffre's first UK television interview on the topic describes how she was trafficked by notorious sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and made to have sex with Andrew three times, including once in London. (BBC Panorama via AP)
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Prince Andrew’s accuser asks UK public for support

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By GREGORY KATZ

The woman who says she was a trafficking victim made to have sex with Prince Andrew when she was 17 is asking the British public to support her quest for justice.

Virginia Roberts Giuffre tells BBC Panorama in an interview to be broadcast Monday evening that people “should not accept this as being OK.”

Giuffre’s first UK television interview on the topic describes how she says she was trafficked by notorious sex offender Jeffrey Epstein beginning in 2001 and made to have sex with Andrew three times, including once in London.

“This is not some sordid sex story. This is a story of being trafficked, this is a story of abuse and this is a story of your guys' royalty,” Giuffre tells the program.

Andrew, 59, has categorically denied having sex with Giuffre and apologized for his association with Epstein, who died in prison in August in what New York City officials said was a suicide.

He has stepped down from royal duties “for the foreseeable future” because of his friendship with Epstein and the allegations of sexual wrongdoing with an underage girl

He tried to contain the damage by giving a televised interview on the topic, but it backfired in part because he did not express concern for Epstein’s victims.

In the TV interview, Giuffre says she danced with Andrew at a London nightclub before having sex with him.

“It was horrible and this guy was sweating all over me,” she said. “His sweat was like it was raining basically everywhere, I was just like grossed out from it, but I knew I had to keep him happy because that's what Jeffrey and Ghislaine (Maxwell) would have expected from me."

She said that Maxwell told her she would have to do for Andrew what she had done for Epstein, meaning she would have to have sex with the prince.

“That just made me sick,” Giuffre said.

In his recent interview, Andrew said he had never met Giuffre. He said he had a medical condition that prevented him from sweating.

Epstein was a wealthy financier with many powerful friends. He was in prison on sex trafficking charges when he died.

The scandal is one of the worst to have gripped the royal household in recent decades

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She deserves support, what Andrew and others(Donny, Bill Clinton, Alan Dershowitz etc etc) did when hanging out with Epstein needs serious looking into.

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Considering the contradictories in personal accounts of Prince Andrew and this young woman, only Lucifer would know who told lie. Despite that, the whole "having-sex-with-underage-prostitute" saga would surely cast a dark shadow over the image and role of British monarchy in contemporary UK.

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the whole "having-sex-with-underage-prostitute" saga would surely cast a dark shadow over the image and role of British monarchy in contemporary UK.

He wouldn't be the only royal to "cast a shadow". His uncle was notorious. A monster.

Over the centuries, the royalty has used its position to take advantage of whoever it wanted to.

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Did he or didn't he? That photo of Prince Andrew with his arm around this girl when she was 17 will never go away. Do you think Prince Andrew will ever be allowed to visit the U.S. again free from the fear of being arrested & charged? It's a first of sorts, isn't it?

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In the car-crash interview with the BBC, Prince Andrew subconsciously disclosed, "if you’re a man it is a positive act to have sex with somebody." Unless it was misquoted, this statement could highly like indicate that this prince has a promiscuous nature and that having sex with Virginia Roberts in three occasions would be believable.

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I think she is volunteer to do those "Not moral deal" ! She couldnt be knowing nothing from the clients and she is not mentally lower than others!

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He wouldn't be the only royal to "cast a shadow". His uncle was notorious. A monster.

Not notorious enough for it to be clear who you're talking about.

Andrew's father was the only son among five children, and his mother was the eldest of two daughters - which is why she's the reigning monarch.

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She'll find that most people in the UK really don't care about this. Royal Fatigue has settled in with way to much press coverage over the last couple of years, particularly with Harry & Meghan. The British paparazzi seem to be the only lot that want to keep the Royals in the spotlight

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Lets ask a Few Straight questions to her.

So

1) Why now and not closer to the time of when the incidents she claimed happened ?

2) Trafficked of Willing accomplice ?

3) As the Photographs show, she was clearly having a Good time... was that make believe ? And if so, who did she confide with at the time or express her desire to escape ?

4) What of her Parents ? (Legal Guardians... did they sign her over as a sex slave or not simply just care about here whereabouts, activities ?)

I think this is a plain and simple US Legal money grab attempt. The US has a shiitty legal system that allows for attack first and go quiet later... hence my previous draconian Statement ... to protect the accused from a False Accuser.

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And... that should apply equally to Man in the Street as too Royalty. The US system has an unfair bias for initial accusations which leads to more damage to a person/entity than can be recouped by sueing afterwards. It's inline with the Shoot First ask questions later mentality and should be investigated by the International Court of Justice.

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She'll find that most people in the UK really don't care about this.

I disagree. people are talking about it, disbelieve Andrew and believe the women.

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