A former model has claimed that her boyfriend slept with Prince Andrew on the orders of pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, according to a new documentary airing tonight.
Lisa Phillips, 42, who now lives in Los Angeles, claimed that she then confronted the billionaire pedophile who told her, “It’s nice to have things about people.”
But there is no suggestion that the Duke of York had consensual sex or was aware of Epstein’s demands – and sources close to him dismissed the ‘baseless’ claim.
Ms. Phillips’ allegations will air in a new four-part documentary Surviving Jeffrey Epstein on the digital channel Crime + Investigation, starting tonight.
Andrew was photographed with the disgraced Epstein in New York’s Central Park in 2010
She claimed she first met Epstein after a photo shoot in the Caribbean 20 years ago where he invited her and another friend to his island, Little St James.
She said The sun: ‘I thought Jeffrey was very charming and he seemed very nice. I said I lived in England and he said, “Oh, do you want to meet a prince?” ‘
Mrs. Phillips, who now runs a modeling agency, adds: “This man walked up to me and I recognized him as Prince Andrew. He was very nice. It was very short. ‘
She said she had seen no wrongdoing on the island and met Epstein in the years that followed at charity events, parties, and theater shows.
But she claimed her boyfriend told her in 2004 that Epstein told her to go to a bedroom to have sex with Andrew at the billionaire’s house in New York City.
Former model Lisa Philips is pictured on her way to Jeffrey Epstein’s Caribbean island in 2000
Mrs. Philips said to The Sun, “I had one last conversation with Jeffrey. I said, “My friend told me you ordered her to have sex with Prince Andrew.”
‘He said something like it wasn’t a problem, that she was okay with it. I said. “No one is ok with that – why would you do that?” He grinned and said, “Oh, it’s nice to have things with people.” ‘
But a source close to Andrew said the allegations were “unsubstantiated, unverified, unsubstantiated allegations, vomited out of third party rumors with no evidence.”
The documentary also hears from Andrew’s prosecutor Virginia Roberts, now known as Virginia Giuffre, who claimed that Andrew played a guessing game about her age when they first met and compared her to his daughters.
Ms. Giuffre said she was 17 when she was introduced to the Queen’s second son in London, describing him as an ‘abuser’ and ‘not the prince of the fairytales you read’.
Ghislaine Maxwell is awaiting trial in the US after being charged with convicting teenage girls for Epstein (pictured together in New York in 2005) for abuse. She denies the charges
Ms. Giuffre, who says she was trafficked by Epstein, alleges the Duke had sex with her on three separate occasions, including when she was 17, still a minor under US law.
Andrew has categorically denied having had any kind of sexual contact or relationship with Ms. Giuffre.
The duke’s friend, British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, is awaiting trial in the US after being charged with acquiring teenage girls for Epstein to abuse. She denies the charges.
In a clip released prior to the program, Ms. Giuffre said of Andrew, the father of Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie: ‘Before he abused me, Ghislaine did this guessing game when we just met and he guessed right, I was 17 and he compared me to his daughters and said, “Oh my daughters are a few years younger than you.” ‘
Andrew spoke with the BBC’s Emily Maitlis for a Newsnight interview last November
She added: ‘Prince Andrew is not the prince of the fairytale stories you read. Andrew deserves to get out. He deserves to be held accountable. He is an abuser. ‘
Lady Victoria Hervey, previously friends with Andrew and Maxwell, told the program that friendship with Epstein provided the Duke with some form of escapism.
She said: ‘Jeffrey absolutely loved the idea of being friends with the Queen’s son and Prince Andrew had just divorced.
“There’s an American billionaire who wants to fly him around the world and introduce him to people, and it was probably an escapism for him.”
Christopher Mason, a journalist and also a former friend of Maxwell’s, said he once ran into Andrew and Maxwell while walking down Madison Avenue in New York.
Mr. Mason said, “He told me he was staying at Jeffrey’s mansion. That kind of fascinated me. It just seemed like some perfect example of the kind of people Jeffrey got along with. ‘
Andrew stepped down from royal public life in November after his disastrous BBC Newsnight interview, which had led to criticism of a lack of empathy for Epstein’s victims and a lack of regret over his friendship with the convicted sex offender.
Epstein committed suicide last August in a New York prison while awaiting trial.
Survivor Jeffrey Epstein will be on Crime + Investigation tonight at 9 p.m. with a double episode, followed by parts three and four tomorrow at 9 p.m. The channel is available on Sky 156, 256 and 835; Virgin Media 209 and BT 328 and 380