Prince Andrew demands ‘olive branch to rebuild trust’ from the Department of Justice

Duke of York visits the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital

A week ago, federal prosecutors in America did a legal maneuver to somehow get Prince Andrew to be formally questioned by the American government. Andrew has said, many times, that he would be perfectly willing to cooperate with authorities regarding his knowledge of Jeffrey Epstein. But Andrew and his lawyers have completely shrugged off requests from civil lawyers representing Epstein’s victims, and they’ve also shrugged off requests from prosecutors at the Southern District of New York. Last week, the SDNY tried a maneuver where they requested an interview with Andrew through the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty. Andrew and his team freaked out and issued hilariously out-of-touch statements claiming Andrew was being treated badly by the Americans, that he already offered to give a witness statement (not the same thing as an interview), and that the SDNY prosecutors were somehow looking to cash in on Andrew’s enormous fame and good name (lol). So what’s the latest?

In the latest media leak, “friends” of the disgraced prince have been busily briefing the U.K. Sunday Times, but the messaging—as always with Andrew—is deeply confused and lacking in any humility. The tone is one of the hurt royal, who believes he has been wronged.

A source close to Andrew told The Sunday Times: “I don’t think he regrets the intention behind the [BBC] interview, which was to clear the air for his family, the royal family and the institution. But the fact he was unable to appropriately or sufficiently convey his sympathy for the victims of Epstein, is of course a source of regret.”

“A source close to the duke” also told the paper: “The duke is not going any further in the co-operation process until the DoJ begin to behave honorably…unless they have given him some signal acknowledging there has been a significant breach of trust, and offering some kind of olive branch to rebuild trust.”

This week, Andrew’s s legal team issued a statement accusing the DoJ of “breaching their own confidentiality rules”, insisting he had “offered his assistance as a witness to the DoJ” at least three times this year. Geoffrey Berman, the lead federal prosecutor in New York, replied that Andrew had “sought to falsely portray himself to the public as eager and willing to co-operate… The prince has not given an interview to federal authorities, has repeatedly declined our request to schedule such an interview, and…informed us unequivocally… that he would not come in for such an interview.”

[From The Sunday Times via The Daily Beast]

The fact that Andrew still believes – as does everyone else, apparently? – that this is still just about the BBC interview is pretty telling. In Andrew’s mind, he’s not really bothered by the fact that he abused and likely raped victims of human trafficking “given” to him by Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell. He’s not bothered by the fact that he was Epstein’s princely procurer, or that he and Epstein had some kind of disgusting financial arrangement. No, the real problem was that BBC interview, where Andrew lied about his sweat glands and spoke reverently about his gentleman friend, the rapist human trafficker pedophile.

As for this: “The duke is not going any further in the co-operation process until the DoJ begin to behave honorably..and offering some kind of olive branch to rebuild trust.” Wow. White privilege is real, kids. To go to an outlet like the Sunday Times and DEMAND that the Department of Justice owes you an “olive branch” to “rebuild trust” just because they want to question you in connection to all of the crimes you committed with your rapist pedophile friend? I mean.


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  1. PhD gossip says:

    Prince Andrew Is directing his legal team exactly how to respond and it’s going poorly. If we realize this, Mummy does too.

  2. Eleonor says:


  3. STRIPE says:

    It goes further than white privilege. I wrote this on the article about the queen yesterday and I’m just going to leave it here too:

    If you exist with the baseline belief that you and your family are ordained by God to rule over people, there is no way to be really self reflective. You are better than everyone else and deserve special treatment (and have received special treatment your whole life) point blank period.

    I’m reminded of something I read in an article about VC firms and the people that run them: “they think they’re rich because they’re smart and they’re smart because they’re rich.” He is a product of being born into that kind of thinking but on eugenics steroids.

    • Eleonor says:

      You are spot on.

    • ArtHistorian says:

      Yeah, Andrew’s demands is not so much about white privilege but about an antiquated notion of royal privilege. And royal privilege boils down to this: I am above the law!

    • Snazzy says:

      This sums it up perfectly.

    • Melody says:

      Absolutely ! I believe that in his own mind, only God can judge him, and he doesn’t have to respond to anyone else, except for the queen.

      • Seraphina says:

        Let’s not forget, back in the day, Princes did not have hands so lily white and pristine looking, many had to fight to keep their power or lands. A life of leisure without a worry was not typical. These modern day royalty lead a very different lifestyle.

    • Seraphina says:

      Stripe, yes!!! We posted last week on this. Exactly spot on. And because of this belief system, there will be no change. They truly believe they are above it all and they are the chosen ones.

      • Hoot says:

        All I can think of when I view that last photo is, “Please, somebody, ANYBODY, make this entitled A*H@le do some manual labor for once in his gilded lily life.”

        His hands appear as if they’ve never done one drip of strenuous work in his lifetime. I’ll bet he’s never even opened a door by himself.

      • minx says:

        My goodness, those ARE some pampered looking hands for a man his age.

    • Ruby_Woo says:

      “they think they’re rich because they’re smart and they’re smart because they’re rich.” And these lot aren’t even smart. At the end of THAT interview, when he was asked about his charities, he literally couldn’t even string along two sentences to describe his work. You would think he would have at least practiced! Meghan can run rings around all of them without even trying.

      Same with out government, all these privately educated Oxford and Cambridge graduates, and we have one of the worst death rates in the World! Their education teaches them to lie, to themselves and others, and to compete at a really unhealthy level.

  4. morrigan01 says:

    Honorably!? Honorably!?!? LMFAO.

    Hey DOJ? *Please* issue an extradition warrant for this asshole. Just, please.

  5. Sofia says:

    The arrogance of this man.

    He better hope that for his sake that mummy lives for as long as she possibly can because Charles is not going to coddle him. While Charles might not put Andrew on a jet to the US, I wouldn’t be surprised if Charles just sends him to the Bahamas never to return.

  6. Izzy says:

    An olive branch??? Sir, you are in no position to demand anything at this point. Cooperate or don’t, but be prepared for further public dragging. I for one am pleased that the SDNY and DoJ got this aggressive about it.

  7. Becks1 says:

    Such arrogance and privilege.

  8. Jay says:

    Just WOW. Is there nobody around him who can tell him to just shut up? As for behaving honourably, I think they have treated him with kid gloves so far.

    I think they’d be better off trying to interview Fergs first about any cover-up/financial schemes – she doesn’t have the protection of her majesty, and it might make Andrew scared enough to cooperate if he’s afraid something will slip.

    • Harla says:

      That is an excellent idea Jay!

    • MsIam says:

      I am surprised they are not coming after Fergie as a witness too. Her name was in Epstein’s records so I’m thinking they want to talk with her too, among many others.

  9. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Sinners don’t make demands. They make confessions.

  10. ABritGuest says:

    I thought Andrew claimed he was being treated less than an ordinary person in this situation yet here he is dictating terms to US legal authorities on cooperating as a witness when there are possibly criminal allegations against him as well?!

    Note no taxpayer outrage on funding his security & him still having military honours. No wonder the royal family were thanking journalists a few months ago…

  11. KellyRyan says:

    Deflection and assuming the role of victim, while attacking others. Legal authority has every right to utilize media. Andy’s replies were, “I’ll answer to any legal authority.” Well?

  12. Elle says:

    I thought his method of telling people he’s not going to talk to them is to go over and stay at their house?

  13. Michelle says:

    F*ck him and his ‘olive branch’. This guy RAPED an underage girl and he is walking around like nothing happened and has the audacity to make demands?? Somebody with some authority please extradite his a$$ over here so we can get to the bottom of his evil behavior.

  14. Sequinedheart says:

    Oh Andrew, do piss off.

  15. M Narang says:

    Demanding an olive branch in an investigation that’s not about you directly, is peak white royal privilege

  16. aquarius64 says:

    Hiding behind diplomacy and Mummy. Andrew is going to be the main reason the monarchy falls.

  17. Sean says:

    I can’t but wonder how this Prince Andrew debacle would have played out if the Queen was dead and Prince Charles was running the family. Would he have gift wrapped Andrew for the authorities?

  18. M says:

    Even my very British, monarchist boyfriend admitted the Monarchy will likely go after Liz when we were talking this weekend. I can’t believe it’s bad enough that even he can see it, despite his love for all things England and Royal. Charles isn’t going to have you, Andrew. Liz doesn’t have much time left. Enjoy this feeling of superiority while you can because this is the bitter end of it. Like Charles is going to kiss your ass? All good things come to an end.

  19. Lizzie says:

    He should be stripped of all titles and sent into exile.

  20. Suz says:

    Mummy can’t protect you in the U.S., Prince Pedo. Demands lol.

  21. Tiffany says:

    Y’all, I am so tired of being sick and tired of this dude and his mother.

    Those victims deserve justice and closure and I want it for them.

  22. Mumbles says:

    I think they will pull every diplomatic trick in the book for him to evade service of process and extradition. And I think we will see him move to Dubai or Switzerland just in case.

    If they could connect Fergie to all this, that would be an interesting situation. There would have to be some royal family hustling to make a deal with her or protect her.

    • MsIam says:

      My money is on Dubai or Bahrain. Probably a move due to “health “ reasons. You know, malfunctioning sweat glans or something.

  23. Rae says:

    I can’t put into words just how much I dislike the man, or how his picture makes me shrivel inside. I look forward to justice.

  24. Emmitt says:

    You are really on one to think you can tell another country how to run their operations.

    Newsflash to Andy: You don’t run the United States. Now put that on your pony and ride it!

  25. jblok says:

    gross. the royal family is on borrowed time. how the uk tax payers still fund them is beyond archaic

  26. Rapunzel says:

    The DOJ should tell PedoAndy that the only olive branch he’s worthy of is the sliced black olives on a Woking Pizza Express pizza.