Prince Andrew is depicted with pedophile businessman Jeffrey Epstein while the men stroll through Central Park in December 2010
Prince Andrew celebrated with his pedophile companion Jeffrey Epstein in the 77 million-dollar Manhattan mansion of the billionaire – only weeks after the embarrassed businessman was released from prison, DailyMail.com can reveal it.
Epstein, host of the bash in honor of the Duke of York as the Prince stayed for four days in his home in December 2010.
The 66-year-old hedge fund tycoon invited Andrew to stay after being released from prison in July after a 13-month prison sentence for wanting to have girls as young as 14 for sex.
After his release and a year of house arrest in Palm Beach, Florida, Epstein organized the star-studded dinner party in honor of his friend in his 71st Street mansion in New York, the same home raided by the FBI this week.
Guests of the intimate Manhattan mansion of about 15 people were Woody Allen, CBS-anchor Katie Couric, Charlie Rose, Chelsea Handler and George Stephanopoulos.
It only took two months after Prince William's engagement with Kate Middleton and the main topic of conversation was the upcoming wedding of the future Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in London in April.
According to reports, Mrs. Couric reminded Andrew that she was going to broadcast live from outside Westminster Abbey for the wedding and asked: & # 39; If I mail your BlackBerry, would you like to give me the details about what's happening inside? & # 39;
Billionaire Epstein organized in December 2010 – months after his release from a 13-month prison sentence – a party attended by Prince Andrew in his infamous $ 77 million (upper) mansion in Manhattan.
The 66-year-old hedge fund tycoon invited Andrew to stay after being released from prison in July after a 13-month prison sentence for wanting to have girls as young as 14 for sex
Katie Couric and George Stephanopolous would be both prince and prince at the party said to have been organized by Epstein & # 39; s old friend Peggy Siegal
The intimate meeting was hosted in the same month that an embarrassing photo was taken in which Andrew was deeply in conversation with Epstein as they wandered through Central Park.
The photo was published in February of the following year and made headlines around the world, asking questions about the duke's judgment in relation to the high-profile sex abuser.
A Buckingham Palace spokesperson today emphasized that the prince, who had previously been on holiday with Epstein in Thailand and invited him to stay at Windsor Castle and Sandringham mansion, had not seen the pedophile since that photo was taken.
A Buckingham Palace spokesperson told DailyMail.com today: & # 39; The Duke of York did not visit Mr. Epstein's house or met him since December 2010 when the photo was taken in Central Park. & # 39;
The mansion on the Upper East Side is the now notorious home where federal agents and members of the NYPD just removed thousands of images and photos of naked women just last weekend – some turned out to be underage women according to prosecutors for the South District of New York
He pleaded not guilty on Monday for indictments for sex partners and the 66-year-old is accused of abusing dozens of underage girls from the age of 14 and can imprison 45 years in prison.
The party that was thrown for the royal family was put together by Peggy Siegal according to The Daily Beast, an old friend of Epstein who just a few months earlier had also planned a Yom Kippur Break Fast at the home of Epstein that was visited by a number of socialites and their families.
Siegal is said to have organized the event as an opportunity to meet Andrew, according to another person close to Epstein and the guests, just a few months after the cousin of the Duke of York, Prince William, introduced his girlfriend Catherine Middleton .
The same person noted that Siegal is the most prominent host of New York City's awards and seasonal fairs, suggesting that that night was likely to play a major role in the turnout.
In this courtroom is the artist's sketch, Defendant Epstein, in the middle, with his lawyers Martin Weinberg, left, and Marc Fernich during his custody in the United Nations Federal Court on 8 July 2019
It was a quiet affair, despite the A-list guests reporting The Hollywood Reporter, with the audience on lasagne and Epstein settling in jeans and a pair of velvet Stubbs & Wootton slippers.
And in addition to the feeling of increasing shame for the British prince, a woman who claimed she worked as a & # 39; sex slave & # 39; said. for Jeffrey Epstein, that she thinks the royal prosecutor's office is helping the prosecutor to prosecute the billionaire sex offender.
Virginia Giuffre, now 35, says he thought Prince Andrew could provide evidence in the case against Epstein.
But David Boies, her lawyer, admitted that the duke would probably refuse to help US prosecutors.
And he says American investigators have no ability to force him to testify.
Giuffre, who was previously Virigina Roberts, has claimed that she was one of a number of young girls who had abused Epstein as a teenager.
She claimed in the newspapers that she slept with Prince Andrew, but these accusations were rejected by a US judge and were withdrawn from the record.
Prince Andrew, for his part, has denied any involvement with Giuffre.
Buckingham Palace also published in January 2015 on the record statements and denied the allegations.
& # 39; Any suggestion of impropriety among minors is categorically incorrect & # 39; and & # 39; is emphatically denied that the Duke of York had any form of sexual contact or relationship with Virginia Roberts. The allegations are false and without any basis, & it said.
She now lived in Australia and spoke for the first time yesterday since Epstein was arrested.
In a statement from Mr. Boies' law firm, Ms. Giuffre said, "I am delighted that New York federal prosecutors have arrested Jeffrey Epstein and are taking the matter seriously."
The indictment filed in New York earlier this week accuses Epstein of paying underage girls hundreds of dollars in cash for massages and then molesting them in his homes in Palm Beach, Florida and New York from 2002 to 2005.
The costs carry the potential for up to 45 years in prison.
His once-secret agreement with federal prosecutors in Florida has been widely criticized as a & # 39; sweetheart deal & # 39 ;.
The criticism has been heavily criticized by Labor Minister Alex Acosta, who was the American lawyer in Miami at the time of the agreement.
Epstein & # 39; s arrest drew attention to his former friendships with powerful people, including Donald Trump before becoming president and former president Bill Clinton. Both recently said they have not seen Epstein in years and did not know of misconduct.
On Thursday, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak also tried to distance himself from Epstein after US tax data revealed that Barak received about $ 2 million in scholarships from the Wexner Foundation in the last decade. At the time of the grants, Epstein was a manager of the foundation.
In a radio interview, Barak said that he had met Epstein several times, but said that he did not support or pay me & # 39;
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