French authorities want to ‘interview’ Prince Andrew following Jean-Luc Brunel’s arrest

Questioned for his connection with Jeffrey Epstein, Prince Andrew "puts an end to his public commitments" **FILE PHOTOS**

Have you noticed how often the British papers completely bury news about Prince Andrew? Like, I’m always surprised when there is some story about Andrew which is actually trending at the Daily Mail, because I strongly suspect the Mail rigs their trending-algorithm to bury many Andrew-specific stories. So, late last week, a French “fashion agent” named Jean-Luc Brunel was arrested by French authorities. His arrest came after an extended probe into Jeffrey Epstein’s vast network of rapist, abuser friends, and Jean-Luc Brunel was one of them. And now French authorities want to speak to Prince Andrew:

French investigators want to interview Prince Andrew as part of their investigation into the Jeffrey Epstein underage sex ring. They confirmed they wish to speak to the Duke of York following the arrest of Jean-Luc Brunel as part of a French judicial inquiry hearing about the fashion agent. Virginia Roberts Giuffre alleges she had ‘sexual relations’ with Brunel several times when she was aged between 16 and 19. Ms Giuffre, now 37, claims she was trafficked by Epstein and pressured into having sex with Prince Andrew.

The Duke, 60, has vehemently denied the claims or any wrongdoing. Brunel, 74, also denies any wrongdoing. Brunel was ‘charged’ yesterday with raping minors and sexual harassment – allegations which could result in a life sentence.

A French source close to the investigation said that Brunel has been ‘mise en examen’. That means he has been placed under the examination of the investigating tribunal – the French equivalent of being charged. The charges are the latest development in a French judicial inquiry into Epstein’s crimes that opened in August.

An investigating source said: ‘We have issued numerous appeals for witnesses to come forward, and Prince Andrew is clearly a witness to Jeffrey Epstein’s conduct over many years. Beyond that, Prince Andrew is said to have visited Epstein’s home in Paris and had relations with victims Brunel is accused of abusing. Andrew’s testament is accordingly crucial to the investigation, and he could, of course, be summoned.’

Brunel was arrested at the Paris’s Charles de Gaulle airport on Wednesday while trying to board a plane to Dakar, Senegal, telling detectives: ‘I’m going on holiday.’

[From The Daily Mail]

So now Prince Andrew is wanted for questioning in America AND France. American authorities have Ghislaine Maxwell, and French authorities have Jean-Luc Brunel. I wonder if Andrew will try to play the same stupid games with the French authorities that he’s been playing with the American authorities, namely getting his lawyers to claim that the prosecutor is a clout-chaser and that Andrew has already given his side of the story, no follow-up questions needed. Very interesting.

A few more Andrew stories which got buried: shady sh-t is still happening around the Verbier ski chalet which Andrew sort of owned for a time. He suddenly couldn’t afford to make the payments on the chalet soon after Epstein’s death, and he’s trying to sell it now, although the original owner is also suing him for non-payment. Apparently, he’s trying to accept an offer of £5 million for the property, which is weird because the property is apparently worth about £18.3 million. Andrew and Fergie are said to be “desperate to shift it to repay part of a reported £6.7 million debt.” What is going on there? Something really fishy.

And it also looks like Andrew will be losing his honorary position as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards. A source within the Grenadier Guards told the Mail: “Representations are going to be made to the Palace that we can’t continue with him as Colonel. We need a Colonel who can represent us in public. He is casting a shadow over the regiment and causing us embarrassment.” Andrew has been quietly shoved out of most of his honorary positions and patronages over the past year, but the military honors are the ones he cares about the most, and we’ve heard before that his dearest mummy has been trying to allow her favorite to keep some of his honorary positions. But no one in the military wants him. At all.

Prince Andrew takes his hands off the steering wheel while driving in Windsor

Photos courtesy of Backgrid, Avalon Red.

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  1. Andrew’s Nemesis says:

    Can the French compel Andrew to appear for questioning?

    • Chica1971 says:

      Probably not, they would have had a better chance with no Brexit because EU rules of cooperation. If they compel him to testify and he refuses, travel abroad may be a problem. Say he’s on a flight that gets directed to France for weather, they probably could hold him until he do. I doubt he will travel anymore.

  2. Linda says:

    I can’t imagine he was ever popular as a representative of the RF. There are people that will be happy to have a good reason not to have him as a patron of their organization. He’s a pompous ass and an unpleasant person to be around unless he can use you for something.

    • ABritGuest says:

      There definitely was a time Andrew was popular- when he went to Falklands which the Queen was said to be reserved about he was definitely regarded as a dashing royal war hero on his return. That was a long time ago though of course.

      Think it shows how precarious the spare role is.

      And yeah the media reports on Andrew definitely downplays allegations against him, fact he hasn’t cooperated despite saying he would a year ago etc

  3. SarahCS says:

    And what do you know, in the BBC news story about his guys arrest there is no mention whatsoever of the Andrew part of this story. You’d almost think…..

  4. equality says:

    Of course he denied all charges. When it will be big news is when one of them admits something. Andrew will be stuck in the UK and unable to travel anywhere. Eugenie had a charity hospital thing and acknowledged Fergie for teaching her about charity with no mention of Andrew. It’s funny that the non-royal parent is the non-embarrassing one to mention now.

    • ThatsNotOkay says:

      It would be wonderful if he were “wanted for questioning” across the globe, and were essentially under country arrest for the rest of his life, where he was unable to step foot out of his comfy little castle, lest he be arrested and charged for rape, sex trafficking, and douchebuggery.

      • antipodean says:

        Thank you, ThatsNotOkay, you have made my day with the word douchebuggery!!!! A very apt and descriptive way to summarise this disgusting piece of filth. I shall try and use it in conversation today, I am sure there are others, not a thousand miles away, who will fit that term.

  5. ThatsNotOkay says:

    Funny. The military wants Harry? The Queen says no. They military wants to ditch Andrew? The Queen says no. She might be steadfast, but she’s also blind, deaf, and dumb.

  6. Amy Bee says:

    I seem to remember that there was an earlier story that the French authorities wanted to talk to Andrew because Epstein had a house in Paris and he had trafficked thirteen year old French twin girls to his private island. If Andrew is innocent, he would have spoken to the Americans and the French a long time ago.

  7. Zapp Brannigan says:

    Petty Betty and Boris need to personally march Andrew to whatever authorities that want to speak to him, anything less shows loud and clear that the Royal family think and act above the law. By protecting him they damage the reputation of an entire nation.

  8. Becks1 says:

    It’s almost starting to look like he has something to hide and isn’t completely innocent.

    • Sofia says:

      Remember when he said he would fully cooperate with the authorities?

      Lol.

    • Nic919 says:

      Peter Nygaard, a rich Canadian pedo and rapist was finally arrested by the FBI a few days prior to Brunel being arrested. He also has an island like Epstein and funny enough there are pictures of Andy and Fergie visiting this island with the girls. How many pedo friends can one visit at their private Caribbean island before it is undeniable that one is also a pedo.

      • Jaded says:

        He’s had a bad rep for a lonnngggg time. A good friend of mine who worked in the clothing business for years used to tell me the most horrid stories about him. It was one of the worst kept secrets that he was a sexual predator.

      • Keroppi says:

        I had never heard of him (at least that I can remember) before the news broke. But yuck! And I’m glad he’s been arrested! I hope whatever charges stick.

  9. Tiffany says:

    One of the things I want for 2021 is to see this rapist getting cuffed and dragged out of Buckingham Palace.

    For real.

    Just. Dragged. Literally.

    • Chris says:

      It’s coming. Maxwell’s trial is around the corner. It is going to be all over the news, on live tv. Because it will take place in the United States, the Brit Reporters will have no control over the global narrative. Now with the French Arrest on top of it? Andrew is in more troubles. The French Authorities will not be manipulated by the palace, plus that guy who was arrested in France, will have no problems talking. French don’t see anything wrong with snitching ha ha ha Andrew is about to be publicly finished!

  10. Alberto Delano XO says:

    Methinks Andy is creating hundreds of fake twitters pushing for a hard Brexit on BoJo and Co’s. TL.

  11. On his way to a vacation in Dakar during a global pandemic? I’d say he was making a run for it like the cowardly little 🐀 most pedophiles turn out to be.

  12. Thirtynine says:

    Sadly, I personally can’t see Andrew ever being given up, not even when Charles is king. It will be silenced and ignored, that’s my prediction.

  13. MM2 says:

    I’m very pleased with this news. Like this blog, and unlike the general public, I’ve followed the Epstein crimes for years. It was so disheartening to see him get off when he was first charged & to see a man who bragged about being his friend, & how he liked his women young, become president. When Epstein died, I was worried it would all go away & his accomplices wouldn’t see justice. So, yeah, 2021 can be the year of redemption. Bring it on!

  14. Seraphina says:

    I have a feeling 2021 will not only be Trump’s year, but Andrew’s as well!!🤣

  15. Julia K says:

    Epstein, Nygaard, Brunei all have videos of some very powerful people that will never see the light of day, much less a courtroom. Witnesses will disappear or get paid off. This will go away. No justice in this life.

  16. Maliksmama says:

    How many sexual deviants can one family produce and associate with before the populace gets tired? The Mountbatten uncle? The children’s show guy? The trafficker? I wonder if there are more.

  17. Adream says:

    Fashion mogul Petwr Nygard got arrested 6 days prior for similar charges…got to be connected right?