'It Didn't Last Long... It Was Disgusting': Prince Andrew Accuser Details Alleged Assault
A woman who claims she was forced to have underage sex with Prince Andrew has pleaded with the British public to "stand beside her".
In her first television interview since the explosive allegations were made public an emotional Virginia (Roberts) Giuffre, 36, described how she was trafficked by notorious sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and allegedly made to have sex with a number of his friends, including Prince Andrew.
At the time, Giuffre was just 17-years-old. Prince Andrew strenuously denies the allegations.
He told the BBC in November that he didn't recall ever meeting her and that there were "a number of things that are wrong" with Giuffre's account.
"I can absolutely categorically tell you it never happened," Andrew said adding that he never saw anything suspicious at Epstein's homes.
According to Giuffre, it all started in 2000 when she was offered a massage job with Epstein.
The now-married mother of three opened up to Epstein and his then-girlfriend and socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, about her rough childhood, explaining that she was sexually and physically abused from the age of seven and had been working to get her life back on track.
"That's the worst thing I could have told them because they knew how vulnerable I was. It was like a gift for them," Giuffre told the BBC.
She explained that that day was the first time she was abused by Epstein and for the next two years, she was caught in his trap.
"It went from just being abused by Jeffrey to be passed around like a platter, a platter of food," she said.
On March 9, 2001, the trio arrived at Maxwell's London home where they were allegedly joined by Andrew before heading out to Tramp nightclub.
"He is the most hideous dancer I've ever seen in my life", Giuffre recalled. "His sweat was like it was raining basically everywhere".
She recalled heading back to Maxwell's home in a separate vehicle to the prince when was asked to "do for Andrew what [she] did for Jeffrey".
"It made me sick," Giuffre said adding that she was expected to keep Andrew happy, so went through with the deed.
"There was a bath, it started there and then it went into the bedroom and it didn't last long the whole entire procedure. It was disgusting," Giuffre said.
"He got up, said thanks and he left".
It was one of three alleged assaults, the others were claimed to be on Epstein's island in the Carribean and at Epstein's New York City mansion.
Giuffre produced a photograph of herself standing and smiling with Andrew, his arms around her waist that she said was before she was forced to have sex with the Prince. Andrew claims it could have been doctored and that he "can't be certain" that it actually shows his hand on the woman's side.
Giuffre insists it is a real and original image.
"The people on the inside are going to keep coming up with these ridiculous excuses like his arm was elongated or the photo was doctored," she told the BBC.
"I have given it to the FBI and there is a date on the back from when it was printed. It’s a real photo,” she said.
Andrew, 59, insists Giuffre's allegations are "false and without foundation" claiming that he had taken his daughter to a party at a Pizza Express on one of the nights Giuffre claims they had sex.
He also disputes claims he was "sweating profusely" at London's Tramp nightclub while dancing with Giuffre in 2001, telling the BBC he had a "peculiar medical condition, which is that I don't sweat or I didn't sweat at the time."
He also denied ever meeting his accuser despite the BBC uncovering an email from 2015 of Andrew asking Maxwell for help dealing with the allegations.
“Let me know when we can talk," he wrote. "Got some specific questions to ask you about Virginia Roberts.” Maxwell replied: “Have some info. Call me when you have a moment.”
While Giuffre admits that she was left with a foggy memory throughout those two years of her life and may be wrong on specific dates and places, she said: "you never forget the face of someone who has heaved over you".
She wants to make sure those responsible are held accountable.
"I implore the people in the UK to stand up beside me, to help me fight this fight, to not accept this as being OK," she told the BBC.
"This is not some sordid sex story. This is a story of being trafficked, This is a story of abuse and this is a story of your guys' royalty".
Another of Epstein's victims, Sarah Ransome, alleged in the one hour special that Maxwell was the 'madame' and controlled all of Epstein's girls.
"She was like the nuts and bolts of the sex trafficking operation," Ransome said. Maxwell denies the allegations.
The BBC revealed that lawyers for five of Epstein's victims want Prince Andrew to provide witness testimony in their court cases and that subpoenas could be served if he visits the United States.
The Duke of York has announced he is stepping back from public duties amid the fallout from the allegations and his links with Epstein.
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