By George Stephens • 21 November 2019 • 10:07
The Duke of York “must cooperate” with US authorities investigating Jeffrey Epstein, a lawyer for some of the American sex offender’s alleged victims has said.
The demand came after Prime Andrew said he would step down from public duties for the “foreseeable future”, in an unprecedented move for a royal in modern times.
Huge pressure had been mounting on the Duke of York in the wake of his interview about his relationship with Epstein.
Randy Andy as he’s nicknamed by many in the UK said in a statement he was “willing to help any appropriate law enforcement agency with their investigations, if required”.
Although Lisa Bloom, as lawyer representing some of Epstein’s victims, demanded further action by the Queen’s second son.
“Prince Andrew was simply not credible in his interview,” Ms Bloom has tweeted.
“He and his staff must cooperate with all investigations, show up for civil depositions and trials, and produce all documents. We are just getting started.”
Ii is understood there have been ongoing discussions within the royal family about the current situation, with Andrew talking to the Queen and the Prince of Wales.
The duke met with the Queen on Wednesday, visiting her at Buckingham Palace before his decision was announced.
Speculation is that the Queen ordered him to step down and that basically he was sacked and stripped of his salary.
It’s also reported Buckingham Palace are expecting American authorities to issue a subpoena to testify under oath over his links with Epstein.
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