Prince Andrew Releases Statement
Distancing Himself From Jeffrey Epstein.
In a statement released on August 19 by
Buckingham Palace, Prince Andrew said he
was "appalled" by Jeffrey Epstein's alleged crimes.
His Royal Highness deplores the exploitation
of any human being and the suggestion he would
condone, participate in or encourage any such
behavior is abhorrent. , Buckingham Palace, via statement.
Prince Andrew has been facing increased scrutiny
in the wake of Jeffrey Epstein's suicide, as accusations
about their relationship have reemerged.
He is known for his longtime friendship
with Epstein, even after Epstein pleaded
guilty to crimes involving a minor in 2008.
Although he has consistently denied all accusations of
involvement, recent video footage published by the 'Daily
Mail' show Prince Andrew leaving Epstein's home in 2010.
New unsealed court documents have also
revealed past allegations against the prince.
with a woman claiming to have been paid by
Epstein to have sexual encounters with Prince
Andrew when she was only 17 years old.