The day soon after Jeffrey Epstein died below mysterious situations in a Manhattan jail cell, the Duke of York went to church with his mother, the Queen. Each have been photographed with sh-t-consuming grins that morning, and why not? Probably they believed the worst was more than. Probably they have been even correct about that. The difficulty was that concerns nonetheless persisted, and old stories kept coming out about Andrew’s association with Epstein, to the point exactly where Andrew looked like a conspirator in the human trafficking crimes. So Andrew’s workplace issued a lukewarm statement, a blanket denial. The stories kept coming – stories about Virginia Roberts and flight logs and stories about Andrew hosting Epstein at Balmoral and Windsor Castle, and stories about “foot massages” (hork). Even although the palace courtiers happily threw the Sussexes below the bus for jolly old Andy, reporters are nonetheless digging about. So… he released however one more statement:
Prince Andrew is continuing to speak out about the sex abuse claims surrounding his former pal Jeffrey Epstein. Significantly less than a week soon after Buckingham Palace released a statement about how the Duke of York, 59, was “appalled by the current reports of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged crimes,” the royal released a second statement.
“It is apparent to me considering that the suicide of Mr. Epstein that there has been an immense quantity of media speculation about so substantially in his life. This is especially the case in relation to my former association or friendship with Mr. Epstein. Thus I am eager to clarify the information to stay clear of additional speculation,” he wrote.
“I met Mr. Epstein in 1999. In the course of the time I knew him, I saw him infrequently and in all probability no extra than only as soon as or twice a year. I have stayed in a quantity of his residences. At no stage for the duration of the restricted time I spent with him did I see, witness or suspect any behavior of the sort that subsequently led to his arrest and conviction. I had stated previously that it was a error and an error to see him soon after his release in 2010 and I can only reiterate my regret that I was mistaken to feel that what I believed I know of him was evidently not the genuine particular person, offered what we now know. I have tremendous sympathy for all these impacted by his actions and behaviour.”
In 2008, Epstein pleaded guilty to a felony charge of solicitation of a minor and was sentenced to 18 months in jail. Soon after serving 13 months, he was granted operate release and registered as a sex offender.
The royal added: “His suicide has left quite a few unanswered concerns and I acknowledge and sympathise with absolutely everyone who has been impacted and desires some kind of closure. This is a hard time for absolutely everyone involved and I am at a loss to be capable to realize or clarify Mr. Epstein’s life-style. I deplore the exploitation of any human getting and would not condone, participate in, or encourage any such behavior.”
“I have stayed in a quantity of his residences. At no stage for the duration of the restricted time I spent with him did I see, witness or suspect any behavior of the sort that subsequently led to his arrest and conviction.” Ah, that clears all the things up! Confident, he only saw Epstein as soon as or twice a year from 1999 to 2008, and yet… Andrew stayed in a quantity of Epstein’s residences. Which ones? The New York property, the Florida compound, the pedophile island as well, 1 would assume. And Andrew By no means saw something. That is not even why he would keep more than at Epstein’s residences, this man he barely knew, the man whom he only saw a couple of instances a year. He was staying at Epstein’s houses for fully various factors! And notice what Andrew does not say, like how quite a few instances he may have hosted Epstein at 1 of the royal residences.
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