CAUSE The settlement of his sexual abuse lawsuit against Virginia Giuffre meant seven crucial questions would never be answered.
The Duke of York insists he has no memory of meeting Virginia, who alleges he raped her when she was 17.
Their settlement means we’ll never know what a witness who claimed to have seen them dance together knew, whether Andrew did ‘sex’ in the bathtub with Virginia or if the Prince was actually at Pizza Express in Woking when they allegedly had sex.
What does the nightclub witness who claims she saw Andrew dance with Virginia in London know?
A woman claims she saw Andrew dance with Virginia at the Tramp nightclubs in London.
She is said to have approached US attorney Lisa Bloom, who represents some of Epstein’s victims, with claims.
Ms Bloom previously told The Sun: “She said that in 2001 she was at the Tramp nightclub and recalls meeting Prince Andrew.
“It was pointed out to her by a member of her team.
“The woman remembers it vividly. She had never seen a royal before or since. It was a very important moment for her – she stared at him.
“She said he was with Virginia – who looked very young and unhappy – but Andrew was smiling and seemingly enjoying himself on the dance floor.”
Andrew had sex in the bathtub with Virginia?
Virginia has testified that she got into a fight with Andrew in a bathtub when she was 17, after a night he allegedly intoxicated her with vodka at a London club.
Maxwell had previously said her bathtub was “too small” for sex.
“It was a beige marble floor with a Victorian porcelain bathtub in the middle of the room and nowhere near the size of Jeffrey’s mansions,” Virginia said in a manuscript.
She added: “I turned on the faucet for the tub and the heat from the water started to evaporate into the small room.
“Trying to use up my youth to try sexy acting, I gradually stripped my clothes, piece by piece.
“He loved every second like that when I went up to where he was waiting and watched, then started undressing him.
“We kissed and touched each other before sinking into the hot water, where we continued to reenact our foreplay.”
She said the couple then “retired to my bedmates for the longest ten minutes of my life”.
Is the photo of Andrew and Virginia together real?
A now-famous photograph emerged showing Andrew with his arm around Virginia’s waist in 2001.
Virginia was 17 years old when the photo was allegedly taken at the home of sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell in Belgravia, Central London.
Maxwell is seen smiling in the background of the photo, believed to have been taken by pedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein.
But Prince Andrew stated in his Newsnight car crash interview that The photo may have been edited.
He says he has no memory of going upstairs in Maxwell’s house and says the clothes he is wearing in the picture are his “travel clothes”.
Andrew also said he had never seen Epstein on camera. He dismissed the photo as “a photograph of a photograph of a photograph”, adding that it made it difficult to prove its origin.
Did Andrew grope Jeffrey Epstein’s former personal assistant?
Epstein’s former personal assistant Johanna Sjoberg claims the Duke groped her breasts when she was 21 while she sat on the sofa with him and Virginia.
Court documents reveal Andrew allegedly touched Florida hairdressers, 41, as they pose for a photo.
In her 2016 testimony, she said Andrew and Virginia were sitting on a couch with the Image puppet spitting on their lap.
“And then I sat on Andrew’s lap – and I believed in my own ideas – and they took the puppet’s hand and put it on Virginia’s chest, and so Andrew put it on,” she said. mine.”
Ms. Sjoberg alleges the incident took place in New York, hometown of late father Epsteinaccording to court papers.
Did Epstein’s handyman see Andrew kiss Virginia?
Virginia’s attorneys secured the testimony of Steve Scullywho worked for Epstein.
Formerly of paedophile lover A gangster has claimed that he saw the Duke of Virginia sexually assault.
Telecommunications expert Scully revealed that he had seen the Duke of York on Epstein’s “Paedo Island” to 7News in the documentary Spotlight: Sex, Lies and Videotape.
The 71-year-old claims he saw the prince on Epstein’s private island and even spoke to him while he was with Virginia.
In a recording of Scully, he states: “He [Prince Andrew] take off her top swimsuit and then start grinding on her and grab her a**.
“They were kissing too. Virginia was standing there, she looked like a deer caught in the headlights of a car.”
Scully said they were “collision and grinding” for a few minutes before lying on a poolside lounger.
Earlier, he told The Sun he was willing to give evidence in court.
What’s hidden in the ‘secret document’ about Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell?
Virginia Giuffre’s attorneys have requested court documents from when she sued Ghislaine Maxwell for defamation to be released.
Papers related to information about Maxwell and Epstein.
Virginia’s attorney, Sigrid McCawley, wrote to Judge Lauren Preska: Now that Maxwell’s criminal trial has come and gone, there is little reason to maintain protections over the vast array of information about Epstein and Maxwell’s sex trade was initially sealed in this case. “
The document involves eight anonymous individuals, all of whom have been named ‘John Doe’, followed by a number to protect their identities.
The articles may have shed more light on Prince Andrew’s friendship with Maxwell and Epstein, although it is unclear if he is identified in them.
At least two of the men have asked for documents to remain confidential, of which one said involvement in the incident “would make him uncomfortable and embarrassed”.
But in her letter to the judge, Ms McCawley argued that “general distaste for shame and negativity” gave no reason for the documents to be sealed.
Was Andrew really at Pizza Express with his daughter Beatrice on the day he allegedly had sex with Virginia?
Andrew told Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis he was at a Pizza Express in Woking, Surrey, for his daughter Princess Beatrice’s birthday when he allegedly had a sexual relationship with Virginia.
But Princess Beatrice said that she has “absolutely no recollection” of the accused in March 2001.
The Daily Mail reported The now infamous party host family can’t recall what happened and there are no pictures.
The newspaper also claimed that the housekeepers at his Sunninghill Park home “couldn’t remember” his movements.
It is also alleged that Andrew booked a manicure at home for the afternoon he claimed he had dropped Beatrice at the restaurant in Woking, a family diary said.
And a royal guard officer who is believed to have been on active duty and may have supported the alibi since has since died.
Andrew’s housekeepers “cannot remember” his movements, it has been claimed.
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