LONDON | prince Andrew is “puzzled” in the face of calls to cooperate in the investigation into Jeffrey Epstein after the arrest of the ex-girlfriend of the financial sector, said a source close to the prince to the press agency AP, reaffirming the good will of the prince.
The duke of York, 60 years ago, a friend of the deceased Jeffrey Epstein, is once again under the spotlight following the arrest Thursday in the united States Thursday of Ghislaine Maxwell. This ex-collaborator and ex-girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein has been charged with trafficking of a minor, accused of having recruited young girls who are victims of sexual abuse committed by the financial new york.
Attorney Strauss said on Thursday that investigators in new york were hoping to always query the second son of queen Elizabeth II, fell into disgrace with the case.
“We would be delighted that prince Andrew vienna to speak to us, we would like to be able to take advantage of its statements”, she said, stressing that the investigation was still ongoing.
“The team of the duke still perplexed given that we have communicated twice with the Department of Justice (DoJ) in the past month and so far, we have had no response,” said a source close to the duke.
Last month, the federal prosecutor of Manhattan, Geoffrey Berman, then in charge of the investigation, was accused of pretending to cooperate.
But lawyers for the duke of York, had ensured that their client had proposed three times to testify, and a source royal has called “frankly puzzling” the statements of Mr. Berman.
In court documents published in August 2019, a woman, Virginia Roberts, claimed to have had sexual relations with prince Andrew, whom Epstein would have stress when she was 17 years old.
The duke of York has always denied these allegations, but the publication of a photo showing Virginia Roberts at that time bound by the prince, has fueled rumors, as well as a shot showing the prince spotted out for a stroll in New York with the financial while the latter had already been convicted and imprisoned for the use of prostitution in 2008.