Prince Andrew has provided ‘zero cooperation’ in the ongoing Epstein investigation

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It would be hilarious to me if these nasty-ass photos were the “AND I OOP-” moment for the British people with regards to the conduct and priorities of the British family. These are the photos of QEII and Prince Andrew on day after the final terms of Sussexit were announced. Or should I say, HRH Prince Andrew, the Duke of York. Because even though Andrew raped girls trafficked to him by Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, Andrew still gets to keep his title. Even though he screwed up so badly that his mummy had to fire him, he’s still an HRH. And after Harry and Meghan left, HRH Andrew has been there to fill the void and be a tower of support for dear mummy. The Queen seems happy enough to do her part to rehabilitate Andrew’s image too. So it’s a little bit funny that those pesky Epstein headlines just won’t go away!

Prince Andrew has provided “zero cooperation” in the investigation of Jeffrey Epstein’s network of enablers, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York said Monday. Andrew, who has been accused of having sex with a teenage girl trafficked by Epstein, has publicly indicated that he would be willing to assist in any investigation related to the case. But U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman, speaking outside the late financier’s mansion in New York City, said the FBI and New York prosecutors have reached out to the prince and his attorneys but have yet to receive any assistance from him.

“To date, Prince Andrew has provided zero cooperation,” Berman said.

Buckingham Palace did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Days after [his disastrous BBC] interview, the Duke of York announced that he was stepping away from public duties “for the foreseeable future” because of the controversy surrounding his past relationship with Epstein. “Of course, I am willing to help any appropriate law enforcement agency with their investigations, if required,” Andrew said in a statement.

Berman, before responding to a question about Andrew at the Monday press conference, acknowledged that his office typically doesn’t comment on whether a particular individual is cooperating in an investigation.

“However, in Prince Andrew’s case, he publicly offered, indeed in a press release, offered to cooperate with law enforcement investigating the crimes committed by Jeffrey Epstein and his co-conspirators,” Berman said in what was an event organized by the Safe Horizon non-profit victim services agency to raise awareness for the New York state’s Child Victims Act.

Berman also said the probe into Epstein’s enablers is ongoing. “Epstein couldn’t have done what he did without the assistance of others, and I can assure you that our investigation is moving forward,” he said. Several victims have complained about the length of the investigation but Berman declined to comment on its time frame. He also declined comment when asked if Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s longtime partner, is cooperating with investigators.

[From NBC News]

Prince Andrew has offered zero cooperation? You don’t say! How shocking! He seemed so forthright in that BBC interview, especially when he had a perfect recollection of going to a Pizza Express in Woking on the night Virginia Roberts said he raped her. The fact that Andrew refuses to contact the FBI and DOJ is… well, it’s not surprising. But what shocks me is that Andrew hasn’t hired some lawyer to at least make a fuss about how Andrew will eventually be of assistance at some point, just not at the moment. I wonder why that hasn’t happened. Pish-posh, mummy, it’s time for another church-stroll!

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  1. Ravensdaughter says:

    Lying sack of sh–. He never had any intention of cooperating. The Queen is out of her mind, protecting him.

    • Guest with Cat says:

      That sums it all up very well.

    • Jen says:

      Not out of her mind, just an evil, selfish woman who raised an even more evil son. She’s never faced consequences for her actions so why should any of her family members?

    • EB says:

      If you read his statements, he says he will cooperate “if required,” not “if asked.” He never had any intention of cooperating, barring a legal court order Mummy’s attorneys couldn’t argue him out of. It’s a disgrace but not shocking.

      • Where'sMyTiara says:

        That could be coming down the pike.

        Legal experts said if a court order requiring him to give evidence were granted in the US, Andrew would be compelled to give a statement to a British High Court judge under oath.

        Lisa Bloom has already stated that if he won’t testify voluntarily, she is ready to get a court order requiring him to give evidence.

        That said, Berman is a bagman for AG Barr, who is heavily invested in covering up ALL of Trump’s crimes, including the Epstein connected ones. Berman has shut down or let drop off a few investigations related to the Mueller Report already.

        Lots of rumors in US about Epstein’s death and whether Barr played a role in arranging it or covering it up after the fact. Given that evidence points to Trump having ordered a hit on a US Ambassador, and Soleimani, more are inclined to believe that Epstein’s suicide was a coverup than previously, because it looks like Trump has form, and has no problem abusing his office in that way.

        I think getting justice for the girls is going to depend a lot on the US getting Trump out of office, and ridding the DOJ of the coverup agents.

    • Mac says:

      I don’t trust Berman. At the end of the day, he works for Barr. This may just be smoke and mirrors to cover up the fact SDNY is slow walking the Epstein case.

      • Algernon says:

        I think they’re slow-walking it in hopes of new management taking over at the end of the year. They aren’t going to get support from this current administration to continue pursuing a case when the defendant is dead and the next likeliest suspect (that Maxwell woman) is missing. A democratic president will probably be supportive of going full throttle, though, so I think SDNY is waiting out 45.

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

        Agreed!!

        He’s got all that Parnas/Fruman shit sitting in his jurisdiction, doing NOTHING about it. Won’t talk to Parnas. Parnas’ lawyer appropriately dragged him hard for it.

      • Christina says:

        Yup. They are slow walking to protect all the presidents men, and the president. Dershowitz must be protected. A Democratic president may not change it, either, depending on how loyal the winner is to the party. Lots of powerful men are also Democrats.

      • Betsy says:

        @algernon – I hope you’re right!

    • Nahema says:

      It’s funny that even Piers Morgan is going in for the kill with Andrew. This is how Morgan still has a job… occasionally he picks a fight with the right person.

    • Adrianna says:

      Of course he’s not going to talk to the FBI. Nobody would in his position. They’re wasting their time as they’ll get nothing anyway.

    • Lucy De Blois says:

      Come on people!! Get real!! He can fool the queen’s loving heart, he can fool the public with a 24/7 assistance of the households, he can tell stories for those friends who still care to hear.

      Honestely, do you think he can fool trainned agents from FBI, even with the assistance of all the lawyers of UK?
      Those agents have trainning in questioning and no lawyer can even dream of matching forces.
      He will never get near anyone from FBI.

  2. MB says:

    What a putrid stain on this planet he is.

    • Lucy De Blois says:

      The worse is that he wasn’t the only one of the ring; not even the most rich. Maybe, the most titled. But even for “the most titled position”, I’m thinking about an interesting article I’ve read about all this mess and the Princess (or queen) Mette-Marit. And maybe Andy wasn’t even the most titled.

  3. Christine says:

    Andrew, i am not surprised at his behavior. He is entitled, criminal, monster. But it is very enlightening, between QE’s behavior towards Andrew and her failure to put a stop to Sussex abuse. Clearly she knows how to support and telegraph her support to members of her family. She just chose not to with H and M. But she DOES choose to with her child rapist son. I have lost all respect for her.

  4. Digital Unicorn says:

    Of course he hasn’t, I wasn’t expecting him to as it was pretty obvious that his claim that he would was only an PR exercise to appease people. There is no way his lawyers would let him near the investigators.

    • Mac says:

      Cooperating with law enforcement, following judges orders, and responding to subpoenas is now optional for rich people in the US. He simply optioned out.

    • I agree DigitalUnicorn. I’m sure in Andrew’s tiny mind, his tv sit down was his testimony. Kudos to Bergman for his public statement and pushing this whole ClusterF*** back on the front pages. I for one, however, don’t think Andrew will ever face anything more than the “be quiet for now” demand from the Firm. They are already bringing him back into play for their team. The rich and the powerful — and the white — get away with anything and everything.

  5. GuestOne says:

    No word of the Queen being ‘disappointed’ he’s gone back on his word?

    • LaraK says:

      Of course not. He’s royalty! So he raped children – they are peasants! He is a pillar for the monarchy which is way more important.

      British papers keep talking about how great the queen is, how regal and gracious. Rubbish! She’s an entitled pos who has never tons a day of work or been accountable for anything in her life. And she expects the same for her son.

  6. Rapunzel says:

    Has the FBI offered to meet him at the Pizza Express in Woking? That might help.

  7. Eleonor says:

    How surprising.
    Said no one.

  8. Zapp Brannigan says:

    Bet His Royal Vileness is sweating now!

    I think once again the Royal family have shown how out of touch they are, bet they never thought that an official involved in the case would speak out against their lies, you cannot silence everyone Ma’am.

  9. OriginalLala says:

    straight up trash. #abolishthemonarchy

  10. Gigi La Moore says:

    Who in their right mind would cooperate with something that could land them in prison for years?

    • bekindbekindbekind says:

      That’s your defense?

    • MsIam says:

      Then why go out of your way to say that you will? They called him on his bullish!t and he blinked.

    • MellyMel says:

      Are you for real?

    • Elisa says:

      @Gigi: I get what you are saying. He / his team should delay any cooperation as long as possible because he is not the sharpest tool in the box and he will compromise himself as soon as he talks with law enforcement.
      Also, they haven’t even arrest Maxwell so…I’m curious how this will develop overall. The rich will always protect the rich.

  11. Helonearth says:

    So glad that the FBI called him out publicly. He is now on the front page of the newspapers here in the UK and on the news bulletins for tv and radio. This will force him to do/say something instead of hiding behind his mother.

  12. Guest with Cat says:

    The fact the BRF are supporting this vermin, but are involved in the abuse of the Sussexes, is the reason I struggle to post anything positive about William and Kate taking part in Holocaust Remembrance. It was a lovely visit and Kate carried out her part beautifully. But it’s all part of a system that props up this, so…

    I don’t expect them to publicly denounce him because they’re…just not going to. I believe they should, but I understand and grudgingly accept that they won’t unless he’s actually convicted. But supporting him, letting him keep honors and titles denied to the Sussexes is beyond the pale. They’re not just equating the Sussexes’ bid for freedom from abuse with Andrew’s dodgy and criminal behaviors, they are elevating Andrew above them. They’re effectively saying Harry is worse and the Sussexes deserve the punishment of traitors.

  13. Charfromdarock says:

    But at least he didn’t make avacado toast or guest edit a magazine, right? 😑

    Ms. Roberts is the epitome of strength and courage to speak the truth and seek justice against such powerful forces. I really hope she prevails and it becomes no other option but to have Andrew face the authorities.

  14. Jan says:

    If it was just questioning they would go there. They want to arrest him, as well they should.

    Not here for the rich being above the law.

  15. Lala11_7 says:

    Queen Elizabeth showed me who she was during Diana’s life…

    And she’s NEVA strayed from that path…..

  16. Heave Ho says:

    Andrew said in that interview that his problem is that he’s TOO noble, so that must be the issue here, he is being loyal to his friend that he doesn’t regret and stayed with to break up with, but that place was a train station but he never saw anything, he only said hello in the corridors.

  17. They’ve also blocked the royal protection officers from confirming Prince Andrew’s whereabouts, particularly whether or not he was in Woking at a Pizza Express. Seriously, this would all go away for Andrew, if he is indeed as innocent as he claims, if he and the RF just cooperate.

    • Tourmaline says:

      Pizza Express is a crap alibi. He could have easily been there with his daughter that evening and been socializing with the Epstein crew at Ghislaines and Tramps nightclub later the same night. Like most of the crap he said on Newsnight it wasn’t something that holds up to any level of scrutiny.

      Also, Virginia Giuffre has always said she estimated the date that night occurred. Being a teen trafficked hither and yon as a plaything for Epstein and Maxwell she wasn’t able to keep great records of which dates certain things happened.

  18. Tourmaline says:

    At least he can no longer hide behind his slimy fig leaf that he is so willing to cooperate but they just have not asked him to.

    Buckingham Palace took up for Andrew over the years in this case, being his mouthpiece and insinuating that his accuser was lying. They even let him use official palace rooms to try to ‘clear his name’ for a TV interview. It’s rich now they are referring questions to his legal team but won’t deign to identify them.

  19. aquarius64 says:

    The karma bus has picked up the whole BRF now. If they thought throwing out Sussex stories would take the heat off their other messes they were sadly mistaken.

  20. MellyMel says:

    This is not surprising at all. Trash all around.

  21. KatV says:

    Maybe they could switch him for that diplomat wife who killed a young lad in the U.K. Justice for all then.

  22. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    The family will protect him on principle – they can’t permit any investigations into their shady dealings (because do we honestly believe Andrew is the ONLY one with something to hide?). If it looks like they can’t get him out of it, he will have been the Queen’s emissary at the tume, and gets immunity.

  23. adastraperaspera says:

    I know it’s weak tea, but I’m just surprised that his participation with Epstein and assorted criming is even being publicized. I’ll take it as a hopeful sign that he will go down after Maxwell is arrested (when I assume he’ll inform on her to save his own hide).

  24. L4frimaire says:

    The hypocrisy of it all is just disgusting. They overreacted to Harry needing to step back but Andrew, friend of pedophile human traffickers, is still paid for, keeps the HRH and his military honors. These people are just the absolute worst. How can a nation be so easily conned by this family and utter lack of moral leadership.

  25. sue denim says:

    side note — I hate that the media STILL call Epstein a “financier…” no, he was a pimp…

  26. Heidi says:

    Beatrice’s wedding won’t be on TV, but hopefully Andrew’s trial will be. I would actually pay to watch that!

    I would like to defend the Queen, however. I think she is acting this way because she sincerely believes that Andrew is innocent – he spend time with the wrong people, but he did not have sex with any teenagers. She is his mother, she can’t help it.

    Charles, however, is another matter. I wonder if he will protect Andrew after the Queen has passed away…

    • Betsy says:

      I kind of have the same thought about the Queen, though I wish her idiot or people would tell her to express support for the victims and to support her son privately. She doesn’t have to be like everyone else, therefore she doesn’t get to be like everyone else.

  27. kerwood says:

    These people are idiots. Donald Trump won’t be president forever. He has a reason to want this investigation to go away but a new administration won’t be as lenient. I don’t know who is advising the Queen, but if she cares about the monarchy surviving after she’s gone she needs to give up her baby boy.

    Charles is probably furious but I can’t forget that he was willing to sacrifice his daughter in law and grandson to protect a sex offender. Even if things are going to change in a year and even if he plans on revamping the monarchy after his mother dies, it won’t make a difference. People will ALWAYS remember what the royal family did to Harry, Meghan and Archie.

    The more people like this woman keep saying the Windsors are going to be ‘just fine’ makes me believe that things are worse than we know. When has the royal family ever had to reassure the public that things are ‘fine’? They’re in trouble and they know it.

    I know a lot of people are counting on the Sussex marriage to fail. But even if Harry and Meghan filed for divorce tomorrow, do people think that Harry will bring his baby back to those people? A lot of people want to pretend that Archie doesn’t exist, but I’ll bet he’s ALL Harry thinks about. Harry’s not going to let that crew ruin his baby’s life. And I KNOW Meghan won’t. The royal family is FAR from fine.

  28. Bailey says:

    I can’t believe the Queen still has a blind spot for this guy. Of course he was never going to cooperate. And eventually it will all go away. Those poor women have no hope of him ever being punished.

  29. blunt talker says:

    I read a few weeks ago that some never before published files could be reopened and that they needed to talk to Prince Andrew. I think there is something in the files pertaining to him. Since yesterday the New York district attorneys stated since he refuses to cooperate. if he sets foot in the USA he will be subpoenaed.

  30. Jen says:

    I think it would be great if whenever there is an article about this scumbag, he is referred to as His Royal Highness Prince Andrew to drive home the point that THIS is the kind of person allowed to keep the HRH. Meghan and Harry aren’t allowed to use theirs, but he can still use his.