BUCKINGHAM PALACE DENIES SEX CLAIM AGAINST PRINCE ANDREW

January 5, 2015

Buckingham Palace on Sunday (January 4th) strongly denied allegations from an unidentified woman that she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew when she was under 18.

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The woman named the 54-year-old Andrew in court papers filed in Florida last week as part of a lawsuit against billionaire American financier Jeffrey Epstein, who she claims forced her to have sex with prominent people.

The woman says she was forced to have sex with Andrew between 1999 and 2002 in London, in New York and on a private Caribbean island.

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The Palace said in a statement, “It is emphatically denied that the Duke of York had any form of sexual contact or relationship with [the woman]. The allegations made are false and without any foundation.”

Epstein was sentenced to 18 months in prison in 2008 after pleading guilty to child sex offenses. No criminal charges or formal allegations have been made against Prince Andrew.

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