Prince Andrew refuses to deny he stayed in Jeffrey Epstein mansion
Duke’s spokeswoman declines to comment on report contradicting his claim in Newsnight interview
Mon 14 Dec 2020 09.45 EST
Prince Andrew’s spokeswoman has refused to comment on a report that he stayed in the New York mansion of the sex offender Jeffrey Epstein in April 2001, despite the duke denying doing so in his infamous Newsnight interview.
The refusal to repeat the denial comes after the Daily Mail uncovered a fax that said the prince had stayed at a “private address in New York” on 11 April and its sources confirmed this was Epstein’s £60m home in Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
account of his movements that day in his interview with the Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis last year, when he said: “I wasn’t staying there. I may have visited but definitely didn’t, definitely, definitely no, no, no activity.”
Virginia Roberts, who was 17 at the time, alleges Epstein flew her to New York to have sex with Prince Andrew – something he continues to vehemently deny.
The Mail uncovered an itinerary of the prince’s three-day trip to the US that April, which it says included three hours of “private time” on the afternoon of 11 April. Its investigation also found flights logs that showed Roberts boarded a plane from Teterboro, New Jersey, to St Thomas in the Caribbean on 11 April, meaning she could not have stayed in New York that night.