While Prince Andrew is being investigated more closely because of his close ties with Jeffrey Epstein, surfaced photos show the couple partying with Donald Trump and Melania at Mar-a-Lago in 2000.
The photos were taken on February 12, 2000 at a famous tennis tournament at the Trump club in Palm Beach, Florida.
Epstein brought Andrew as a guest, and was also accompanied by Ghislaine Maxwell, who is accused of helping Epstein buy underage girls for sex.
Epstein, who was confronted with federal indictment for sex trafficking, died behind bars earlier this month in what the coroner ruled suicide.
Donald Trump is seen with then girlfriend Melania Knauss, Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell posing together in the Mar-a-Lago club, Palm Beach, Florida, 12 February 2000
Trump and Melania pose with Prince Andrew at the same event. Andrew was Epstein & # 39; s guest in Mar-a-Lago and has received increasing attention for allegations of minor sex
Trump and Melania can be seen at the February 2000 event. Trump later broke ties with Epstein and blocked him from Mar-a-Lago, allegedly trying to pick up young girls
The photos show Epstein, Maxwell and Andrew posing with Trump and his then girlfriend Melania Knauss.
It was a few months later, in the summer of 2000, that Maxwell recruited the young towel girl Virginia Roberts from the dressing room of Mar-a-Lago to become an international sex slave for Epstein and his friends, Roberts claimed in a lawsuit.
Maxwell has previously denied involvement in Epstein & # 39; s crimes and her whereabouts are currently unknown.
Epstein & # 39; s visits to Mar-a-Lago in the 1990s and early 2000s are well documented, but at one point he and Trump had a fight and Trump forbade him from leaving the property.
& # 39; Yes, he and I had a fight a long time ago. Frankly, the reason makes no difference, but I probably haven't spoken to him for 15 years or more, & Trump said last month. & # 39; I wasn't a big fan of Jeffrey Epstein, I can tell you that. & # 39;
Virginia Roberts Giuffre said through her lawyer that Trump has never had sex with her or with other underage girls she is aware of.
But the now 36-year-old prosecutor has said that Epstein forced her to have sex with Prince Andrew when she was just 17 years old.
Virginia Roberts photographed in early 2001 with Prince Andrew and Ghislaine Maxwell
Virginia Roberts (in the middle of blue) arrives at the court on Tuesday with lawyer David Boies. She prosecuted Epstein in 2015 and claimed that she was being held as his sex slave
Her allegations, which are denied by Prince Andrew, were removed from US civil court records in 2015 after a judge said she & # 39; intangible and impudent & # 39; goods.
Buckingham Palace calls the allegations & # 39; false and without any grounds & # 39; and & # 39; any suggestion of impropriety with minors & # 39; by the duke, & # 39; was categorically not true & # 39 ;.
On Thursday, Giuffre & # 39; s lawyer David Boies urged the Duke of York to come clean & # 39 ;.
Speak against Sky News, Boies said the prince's position that he & # 39; totally unconscious & # 39; was of the lifestyle of the convicted sex offender & # 39; very difficult & # 39; is to keep up.
Boies said that even if Prince Andrew continues to slow & cover up & # 39; the case & # 39; does not go away & # 39; because there is & # 39; too much evidence & # 39; is.
Giuffre appeared on the steps of the federal court of Manhattan on Tuesday to tell the media that the prince & # 39; knew exactly what he did & # 39; and urged him to come clean & # 39; & # 39; after a hearing with about 29 other victims of Epstein.
The mother of three, now living in Cairns in Australia, sued Epstein in 2015 and claims that she was having sex with Prince Andrew in London at the age of 17.
The criminal case against Epstein was formally closed by prosecutors in New York after being detained in his prison cell earlier this month.
A mugshot of jail issuance by financier Jeffrey Epstein, taken in 2017. His death at Metropolitan Correction Center – New York was ruled as suicide
. (TagsToTranslate) Dailymail (t) news (t) florida (t) breaking-news (t) donald-trump