Prince Andrew’s crimes now being probed by the FBI & French authorities

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The Duke of York only had a few days of respite when Princess Beatrice’s engagement was announced. The spotlight was off, however briefly. But even then, Prince Andrew’s association with Jeffrey Epstein was still the specter no one could unsee – as much as people were happy for Beatrice, everyone was also like “whew, Andrew will walk her down the aisle huh, I wonder what the Epstein situation will look like THEN.” As it turns out, it continues to get worse and worse for Andrew. The FBI is apparently interviewing one hundred women who were victimized in Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell’s trafficking crimes, and the probe will also look at any connection to Prince Andrew:

The FBI is now probing any “connection” Britain’s Prince Andrew may have with the Jeffrey Epstein sex scandal, according to a stunning new report on Saturday. The agency is expanding its investigation into the late financier in order to identify more of the convicted pedophile’s victims, who may provide more details about the royal’s alleged involvement, the Sunday Times of London reported.

“The US investigation is focusing on several potential victims in the hope that they can provide more details about Prince Andrew and his connection to the Epstein case,” sources from the US Department of Justice told the outlet. “They are not going to dismiss it [claims relating to Andrew] because he is a royal.” Agents will interview trafficking victims in the coming months, according to the report, which said the FBI has briefed Scotland Yard on its expanded probe.

Dai Davies, former head of royal protection at Scotland Yard who was in charge of Prince Andrew’s protection in the late 1990s, told the Sunday Times a renewed investigation is in the “public interest.”

“I would have thought it’s in Prince Andrew’s interests to clear this matter up. Any residue of doubt or innuendo should be cleared up by a clear, unequivocal, structured investigation,” Davies said.

Giuffre’s are not the only claims the FBI is reviewing in relation to the Duke of York, the Sunday Times of London reported. About 100 of Epstein’s victims are expected to form part of the FBI’s investigation, most of whom were between 14 and 15 years old when they were lured into Epstein’s circle. More than 80 have already been identified.

[From The NY Post]

I actually feel the same way about this as I did following the whimpering Mueller Report – I’m sure that witnesses and victims will be interviewed and and maybe some details will come out and Andrew will be implicated in additional cases of sexual trafficking. I just doubt that anything will come of it beyond some really terrible headlines. That being said, anything can happen – I’m just not going to hype this as “the walls are closing in on Andrew.” He still lives in a palace and the Queen still protects her favorite son. Oh, but this is interesting too: it seems like the French authorities are ALSO looking into Prince Andrew’s crimes.

Prince Andrew was a regular visitor to a Paris home where his paedo pal Jeffrey Epstein abused young women, a whistleblower has told French cops. Detectives are probing reports that the Queen’s son was often at the £7million property. The home was raided last Monday with officers finding a custom-made massage parlour where Epstein and pals are said to have raped victims.

The caretaker of his Paris property has now sensationally revealed: “I saw Prince Andrew there.” The key witness, who cannot be named for legal reasons, told The Sun on Sunday: “Prince Andrew stayed at the address a number of times including when Epstein was not there.”

Reports in France say the Duke is expected to avoid travelling to the country while the probe is ongoing amid aides’ fears he could be hauled in for questioning. A hugely-important witness in the French enquiry is Epstein “sex slave” Virginia Roberts, who claims she was forced to have sex with Andrew when she was 17. Andrew, 59, has repeatedly denied her claims. Virginia is prepared to testify against him in court, saying that he was “an abuser, a participant” in a worldwide sex trafficking ring that included 12-year-old twin girls being “recruited” in Paris. The girls, whose identities are being withheld, are said to have been sent to the US for Epstein to have sex with, while numerous other girls were attacked in Paris.

Agents from France’s Office for the Suppression of Violence against Persons used keys provided by the man to carry out their raid. An investigating source said: “The apartment was searched from top to bottom, and everybody who was associated with (Epstein) will now need to be spoken to. Those regularly in residence in the Foch property included politicians, business people and plenty of young models and masseurs, who ended up being raped. Commenting on the French enquiry, a prosecuting source said: “The enquiry is ongoing. An appeal has been made for witnesses.”

[From The Sun]

It feels like it would be easy enough for Prince Andrew to dismiss the FBI probe, because who knows how long it will take and the American authorities have proven time and time again that connections, wealth, privilege and whiteness affect how people are investigated and/or punished. But the addition of a second investigation across the English Channel? Well, that’s something else. It’s more than possible that two investigations on different continents are both going to find that Andrew raped trafficked girls internationally.

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  1. DaisySharp says:

    Good! Sweat him!

  2. Enn says:

    Bring pressure from all sides!

  3. Becks1 says:

    I’m glad the investigations did not end with epstein’s death. Even if there are no criminal consequences for Andrew, I hope the full truth comes out.

    • Giddy says:

      Maybe not criminal consequences, but it would be lovely if Andrew is told that he is not welcome in any country where he abused young girls. No more trips to the states, no more trips to France. He just might have to stay at home more!

    • Myrtle says:

      What I want to know is this. Who is protecting Ghislaine Maxwell? Why hasn’t she been charged?

  4. Enn says:

    Also, I’m sorry for Bea in a way, but if she gets her Windsor wedding with her gross parents all beaming smiles and photo ops, the Brits should line up and throw rotten produce at Andrew and Ferg.

  5. Yoyo says:

    Please don’t expect France to be any different, in investigating violence against women.

  6. Chef Grace says:

    For the victims, we can only hope the pervs are brought to justice. I have my doubts anything will be done to the rich white pervbros. But hopefully they will feel a measure of fear.

  7. JemimaLeopard says:

    I genuinely believe Andrew will be hung out to dry. There are bigger names, far more powerful people, attached to this whole scandal that we don’t even know of yet. Andrew may become the scapegoat. In the grand scheme of things he’s a minor royal, the Queen will be dead in a few years and Charles will absolutely cut Andrew loose when he becomes King.

    • Spicecake38 says:

      Oh I hope you’re right about this,I mean obviously all involved should be brought to justice,but Andrew being hung out to dry would make me so happy…He’s just so entitled and creepy.

      • Adrianna says:

        He might weasel out of it if he has enough money to pay certain people off. More people than you might think can be bought.

      • Spicecake38 says:

        I agree with you ^ but just hoping that since there are so many others involved with power and money who gets blamed for what could be a free for all so to speak…An aging prince who’s getting farther down the line of succession may be the one they let fry to cover their own a$$es and appease us peasants as well.

        They should all be held accountable,but I hold zero hope of that happening…

    • adastraperaspera says:

      I agree with you. I assume his activities include money laundering as well as trafficking.

    • Jules2 says:

      When you say cut him loose, do you mean cut off Andrew’s cash supply and kick him off the royal gravy train??!

      • Lady D says:

        I believe mummy also thinks Charles will do the same thing. I think we can look to Andrew receiving far more of mummy’s estate than his three siblings. I guess it would be two siblings since Charles gets most of the wealth, jewels, homes, horses, art work etc. I think Andrew will do very well in mummy’s will.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        Am with Lady D – if he gets kicked off the taxpayer funded gravy train Mummy will give him a nice big piece of the pie to compensate for it. Both he and his ex-wife are notoriously extravagant with their and other people’s money.

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      Nothing will happen to Andrew. He’ll be given diplomatic immunity and the royal family will protect him for the rest of his life. People who think Charles will cut Andrew loose are dreaming — do you honestly think Andrew is the ONLY royal with shady actions and financial ties? To open Andrew to investigations, lawsuits, and criminal charges could set a precedence to open other members of the royal family as well. That’s not gonna happen. Charles won’t protect Andrew for Andrew’s sake, but he will do it to protect all of them by avoiding precedence.

  8. Eliza says:

    I’m pessimistic. Nothing will happen. The US investigation wants a name to blame and go to trial. It will be Maxwell. Everyone else will be given immunity to get to Epsteins #2.

    And France, the country that still protects Polanski? Again, they’re looking for brownie points that they’re “trying” to do something. Andrew will lose patrons, and become less in the fore front royal wise. But he’ll be there waving on the balcony every year.

    The only upside is for Charles. He’s been saying he wants to slim it to just his family once on the thrown. And people say how can he toss out Anne or Edward, well be can say he has to Andrew and to be fair is getting rid of all. Especially if he sells it as lowering the cost of the family.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      I think Charles III will find some way to keep Anne as a working royal for as long as she wants to work. I believe Anne & Charles have grown extremely close since Diana’a death and Anne gets on extremely well with Camilla.

    • Tourmaline says:

      At this point I will be impressed if Maxwell is even arrested!

  9. Amelie says:

    Ugh Beatrice should ask Jack Brooksbank to walk her down the aisle. Or Charles, Edward, Harry, or William. She has a number of male relatives she could ask and it’s not like Andrew HAS to do it. I know it’s not her fault that her dad is a shady crook and I’m sure she wants her father to be by her side on her big day. But the optics are bad and who knows where the investigation will be when she gets married next year. She should have a backup plan in case Andrew gets indicted or if it gets really bad. It will just look bad for him to be there and there’s a high probability her wedding will be marred with headlines of her dad’s association with Epstein. I know Fergie once borrowed money from Epstein and she isn’t much better but at least she didn’t hang out with him on a regular basis and stay at his house all the time.

    • Tourmaline says:

      “I know Fergie once borrowed money from Epstein and she isn’t much better but at least she didn’t hang out with him on a regular basis and stay at his house all the time.”
      -I wouldn’t be so sure of that!
      DM reported she had at least one flight log confirmed island vacation with Epstein in 1998. And remember when police raided Epstein’s home is Florida in 2005 they found message pads saying ‘HRH Duchess of York (Fergie)’ is expecting your call”. Then of course in 2006 there he was at Windsor Castle for Beatrice’s 18th birthday.

      • Amelie says:

        Like I said Fergie isn’t much better but at least she isn’t accused of sleeping with underage girls. I know that’s setting the bar low. Of course we may find she was aware of this but for Beatrice’s sake, I hope not.

    • L4frimaire says:

      I wonder if they’ll have a discreet wedding away from London/Windsor if things get worse for Andy. Wonder if the fiancé will stick around through all the heat. Seems response to Beas engagement fairly muted compared to her sisters.

  10. SJR says:

    Just for once in my current 58 years, I want to see justice take vengeance on these evil, vile scumbags. Scandals, politics, liars all come and go but in the case of human trafficking and child sex abuse that has gone on for decades…The Law must bring these bastards down.

    Every single one of them.

    • Maria says:

      Hear, hear!

    • Rice says:

      Oh, I agree! But let’s face it, “justice” was created by old rich white dudes to keep us peasants in check. The only time an old rich white criminal dude sees some semblance of justice is if they mess with another old rich white dude.

  11. Maria says:

    The French are still investigating Pippa’s father-in-law’s behaviour against a minor, so I wouldn’t expect anything quick from them.

    • Lady D says:

      I thought they dropped the investigation into him? Glad I was wrong, although based on comments here I probably shouldn’t get my hopes up.

  12. Charfromdarock says:

    I truly hope each of these perpetrators and those who helped facilitate these crimes face the full extent of the legal system.

    Sadly, I don’t think they will. In Andrew’s case, hopefully the court of public opinion will force him out of his position when Charles becomes King.

  13. Meg says:

    Seriously how is he still the queens favorite? He is sick

  14. Betsy says:

    I read this headline and though, gosh, sometimes the process of justice is farcical (from many aspects) but when it’s so clear that someone is guilty… going through all the motions just seems stupid.