REVELATIONS | Unsealed Documents, According to court filings from a civil complaint released on Wednesday, a woman who claims she was victimized by late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein stated Britain’s Prince Andrew put his hand on her breast at Epstein’s Manhattan apartment in 2001.
Revelations | Unsealed Documents Allege Prince Andrew
The episode, which has already been reported by other media outlets and which Andrew has denied, was among the details contained in an initial batch of previously redacted documents that revealed little new specifics about the nature of Epstein’s alleged sex trafficking activities.
More records are expected to be unsealed or censored in the coming days. Prince Andrew could not be reached for comment right away.
Before pleading guilty to soliciting prostitution from a minor in 2008, Epstein socialized with Wall Street giants, aristocracy, and celebrities. He committed suicide in 2019 at the age of 66 while awaiting trial on federal sex-trafficking accusations.
Several women have accused Epstein of forcing them to provide sexual services for him and his visitors at his Caribbean island and mansions in New York, Florida, and New Mexico.
For years, the names of more than 150 people named in a lawsuit filed by Virginia Giuffre, one of Epstein’s most notable accusers, were held under wraps until a federal court declared last month that there was no legal need to do so.
Giuffre testified in a deposition that she had sex with various politicians and business figures.
In her deposition, Giuffre named several important persons who have previously disputed her charges, including hedge-fund owner Glenn Dubin, wealthy US businessman Tom Pritzker, and former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson.
She also claimed to have had sex with other prominent leaders whose names she couldn’t recall.
Dubin could not be reached for comment right away. According to a Pritzker representative, the businessman “continues to vehemently deny” the accusation.
Giuffre’s lawyer, Sigrid McCawley, said several issues concerning who enabled Epstein remain unanswered. “Unsealing these documents brings us closer to that goal,” she said in a statement released on Wednesday.
In a second deposition, Epstein accuser Johanna Sjoberg stated that Prince Andrew placed his hand on her breast to pose for a photo with Epstein, Giuffre, and Epstein’s former girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell.
According to Sjoberg, the shot also had a puppet with the words “Prince Andrew” written on it. The Mirror first reported on this accusation in 2020.
Because of his relationship with Epstein, Andrew has lost most of his regal titles. In 2022, he resolved a civil dispute with Giuffre for an undisclosed fee, and he has denied any misconduct. The list is based on a long-resolved defamation complaint Giuffre filed against Maxwell.
Maxwell, the daughter of British media billionaire Robert Maxwell, is serving a 20-year prison sentence for assisting Epstein in recruiting young girls. Her conviction is being challenged.
Giuffre accused Maxwell of recruiting her when she was a minor to be abused by Epstein.
The lawsuit is being overseen by U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska, who has ordered that some names, including those of people who were underage when Epstein assaulted them, will remain confidential.