Prince Andrew, son of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, has been accused of having sexual relations with an underage girl in a case submitted to a US court on Friday.
The woman involved in the case, who has not been named, told a court in Florida she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew multiple times by disgraced US multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein.
The statement is part of a wider case against Epstein, who is accused of “loaning out” the then-teenager to his friends and associates.
However since his jailing, around 40 women, none of them identified, have accused Epstein of sexually abusing them.
Court documents seen by The Guardian say: “One such powerful individual Epstein forced [the woman] to have sexual relations with was a member of the British royal family, Prince Andrew (aka Duke of York).”
However, Buckingham Palace have hit back at the allegations, calling them “untrue.”
Buckingham Palace in London (AFP Photo/Carl De Souza)
“This relates to long-standing and ongoing civil proceedings in the United States, to which The Duke of York is not a party,” a Palace spokesperson said.
“However, for the avoidance of doubt, any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors is categorically untrue.”
The information comes as MPs warn that there may not be enough resources available to conduct an official inquiry into historic child abuse cases in Britain during the 70s and 80s.
Last week, Labour MP John Mann said that police and social services may be unable to deal with “tens of thousands” of people likely to give evidence about child abuse, including elite “VIP” pedophile rings, consisting of high-ranking politicians.
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The government’s official inquiry has been put on hold after the departure of two of its heads due to “conflicts of interest,” with some ministers predicting that the panel could face a break up if a suitable leader was not selected soon.
Commentary by the Ottawa Mens Centre
Allegations are easy to make and when they are false, leave a trail of
destruction. The worst false allegations are made by Lawyers, Judges and those
in the community with power and authority who almost every body trusts.
In Ottawa Ontario, a laywer Marguerite Lewis a lawyer for the dreaded Children's Aid Society of Ottawa, personally fabricates similar allegations against fathers by reading from affidavit material except, her words, don't exist in the document she reads aloud to the judge who by the way is another former lawyer for the same corrupt criminal cartel, the Children's Aid Society of Ottawa.
The subject of that matter was coincidently, a Russian child citizen who this vile example of humanity personally fabricated evidence.
Russia and every other country that does not like Professional Child Abusers and those who commit serious criminal offences of moral turpitude should ban her from entry.
The lawyer does not deny the allegations and it was subject to an investigation by the Ottawa Police by a Sgt. John Gibbons who said "She lied to the judge, its perjury".
Ottawa Mens Centre