Newly released court documents continue to trouble Prince Andrew (60).
Two unidentified victims of Jeffrey Epstein (1953-2019) are said to claim that the Duke of York has given the US government a good word for the deceased US billionaire and convicted sex offender. There is talk of alleged lobbying to achieve a “cheaper deal in criminal proceedings” for Epstein.
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The two victims, listed only as Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2, are said to have applied for release of the documents to prove Prince Andrew’s involvement in the Epstein scandal. According to the British newspaper “The Independent”, the documents come from an enclosed defamation lawsuit in 2015, which was then filed by Virginia Roberts Giuffre (36), a suspected victim of Epstein, against his confidante Ghislaine Maxwell (58).
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The documents say that Prince Andrew campaigned for Epstein – accused of sexual violence against minors – to get away with an advantageous deal. At that time there was never a trial before a federal court. Epstein reached an out-of-court settlement with the public prosecutor. In 2008, he pleaded guilty to forced prostitution of a minor and received an 18-month prison sentence in mild conditions. He was released after 13 months.
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