Over the weekend, the Daily Mail ran a number of stories about Prince Andrew and his many Jeffrey Epstein connections. None of what they reported is new information, it’s mostly just old stuff, repackaged with one or two new minor details. Either you believe that Andrew’s “Pizza Express” alibi was total crap or you don’t, what matter is it if Princess Beatrice can’t remember if her father took her to Pizza Express on that very day? Anyway, here’s a story about how Andrew lied to the BBC’s Emily Maitlis about staying at Jeffrey Epstein’s Manhattan home:
Prince Andrew’s relationship with dead pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was back under the microscope Sunday evening after British newspaper the Daily Mail revealed that Andrew was misleading when he told the BBC he did not stay at Epstein’s house when he was in New York in April 2001. He was questioned on camera by Emily Maitlis of the BBC about his movements during the three-day trip because one Epstein victim, Johanna Sjoberg, had previously accused Andrew of a bizarre groping incident at Epstein’s home involving a Spitting Image puppet on the trip. Another Epstein victim, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, claims that it was after the groping incident that she was ordered to have sex with “Andy.”
When Andrew was interrogated by Maitlis on camera about Sjoberg’s allegation, he conceded that he might have visited the property during the trip but denied staying there. Andrew said, in a stumbling reply: “I probably did… because of what I was doing I was staying with the consul general which is further down the street on Fifth so I wasn’t… I wasn’t staying there. I may have visited but definitely didn’t, definitely, definitely no, no, no activity.”
However, the Daily Mail, quoting an official itinerary, reports that Andrew’s official schedule specifies that on the last night of his American trip he was staying at a “private address.” The Mail says, “That address was Epstein’s home near Central Park,” citing confidential sources. It adds that a British police bodyguard also spent the night at Epstein’s townhouse, the largest private residence in the city.
The Mail adds that “well-placed sources” and “sources close to Andrew” are now conceding that he did stay there and are now making the argument that he stayed there “to save taxpayers’ money.” On the record, Andrew’s team told the Mail: “It would not be appropriate to comment on any of these matters.”
The revelation is due to be published in Monday’s paper as the latest installment of the Mail’s renewed investigation of Andrew’s links to Epstein. The investigation has already called into question Andrew’s famous “pizza alibi.” The Mail also reports on a gap of a few hours set aside in New York for what was called “Private Time” in the duke’s confidential tour itinerary. It alleges that this “private time” time slot coincides with the time he allegedly had sex with Roberts Giuffre at Epstein’s. This was allegedly on April 9, after the puppet groping incident.
“It alleges that this “private time” time slot coincides with the time he allegedly had sex with Roberts Giuffre at Epstein’s.” Raped. Not “had sex with.” Raped. Raped a minor who was trafficked to him by a pedophile. This is why I’m not actually using the Daily Mail’s coverage to write this – they’re still in the 1980s era of exploitative language, calling Virginia a “sex slave” and Epstein a “pimp.” This is so gross. Anyway, yeah, of course Andrew stayed with Epstein at his home. Of course Epstein provided Andrew with minors to abuse and rape. Of course Andrew lied about all of it. The question is, will Donald Trump hand down any pardons around this situation? What happens if Trump pardons Andrew and Ghislaine Maxwell? I’m really asking.
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