Prince Andrew has provided “zero” cooperation with the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking inquiry, US prosecutors said on Monday, despite earlier promises to help investigations in any way possible.
Geoffrey Berman, Manhattan’s top federal prosecutor, said his team – as well as the FBI – had contacted the prince’s lawyers and asked to interview him.
Last year, Prince Andrew announced he was withdrawing from royal duties amid renewed attention of his friendship with Epstein, who was a convicted paedophile.
It also came after a disastrous interview with the BBC about the friendship, as well as allegations by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who claims she had several sexual encounters with the prince when she was 17.
During the interview Andrew suggested he would willingly co-operate with an investigation.
US attorney general William Barr has vowed to aggressively investigate and bring charges against anyone who may have helped Epstein, who killed himself in his jail cell last summer while he was awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.
Via Sky News / The Guardian