Virginia Giuffre, the woman who says she was trafficked to have sex with Prince Andrew as a teenager, is opening up more about the allegations in a new interview.
The one-on-one sit-down with the woman formerly known as Virginia Roberts airs in full on Monday evening exclusively on BBC‘s Panorama in the UK. Still, we’re already seeing snippets of her powerful comments about the embattled Duke of York and his long relationship with the now-deceased convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
Speaking confidently to the camera in one clip, Giuffre opens up about her 59-year-old alleged abuser, and asks the entire United Kingdom to have her back on the matter, saying:
“I implore the people in the U.K. to stand up beside me, to help me fight this fight, to not accept this as being okay. 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.”
Considering all of the UK is laughing at Andrew’s pathetic defenses against the accusations in his own interview last month, it seems reasonable.
Giuffre also revealed more details about first meeting Prince Andrew back in 2001, when she was in a night club with Epstein and his then-girlfriend (or co-conspirator we guess?) Ghislaine Maxwell. She recalled the (now former) royal as a messy, sweaty thing of a man, saying about him:
“We went into the VIP section. There was no waiting in the lines obviously — you were with a Prince. Andrew asked me what I wanted to drink, you know, and I said, ‘Oh, you know, something from the bar. He had something clear [to drink]. I know mine was vodka, and then he asked me to dance. He is the most hideous dancer I’ve ever seen in my life. I mean it was horrible, and this guy was sweating all over me, like his sweat was like it was raining basically everywhere. I was just grossed out from it, but I knew I had to keep him happy because that’s what Jeffrey and Ghislaine would have expected from me.”
Yikes… that is both completely inappropriate and entirely gross.
You can see that comment and more in this short clip from the interview, which is already being teased on YouTube (below):
Meanwhile, in advance of Giuffre’s full new interview airing on Monday evening, Buckingham Palace has already released a new statement of denial over the matter, writing:
“[The Duke of York] unequivocally regrets his ill-judged association with Jeffrey Epstein, and deeply sympathizes with those affected who want some form of closure. It is emphatically denied that the Duke of York had any form of sexual contact or relationship with Virginia Roberts. Any claim to the contrary is false and without foundation.”
Hmmm… even so, Giuffre herself is ready to call ‘BS’ on all that:
“The people on the inside are going to keep coming up with these ridiculous excuses, like his arm was elongated or the photo was doctored. I’m calling BS on this. He knows what happened. I know what happened. And there’s only one of us telling the truth, and I know that’s me.”
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