Prince Andrew's lawyers have expressed doubts on a photo that shows him posing with sex slave prosecutor Virginia Roberts in 2001, it is claimed.
The Duke of York's legal team would have asked to see the original image, stating that the royal & # 39; absolutely no memory & # 39; has ever taken it.
Sources close to Andrew said today that they doubt the truth of the photo and claim that the hand around the waist of Miss Robert & # 39; does not look good & # 39 ;.
The insider also says the prince believes that claims by Roberts are & # 39; like a witch hunt without absolute proof & # 39; of any wrongdoing.
A source said: & # 39; Look at his fingers in the photo.
& # 39; The duke has pretty plump fingers, they don't look good and neither does the length of the duke and the girl.
The Duke of York legal team has asked to see the original image, stating that he & # 39; absolutely no memory & # 39; has to the ever taken photo
Sources said that lawyers have questioned the image and say it doesn't look good; and the duke has & # 39; pretty chubby fingers & # 39; – not like the one in the 2001 photo
The source has been added to the Evening Standard: & # 39; I understand that his legal team has asked to see the original photo properly so that they can conduct their own research because they seriously doubt its truthfulness.
Virginia Roberts Giuffre claimed in a 2015 court case that she was having sex with the Prince when she was 17 during a visit to London with pedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein.
She claims that the financier regards her as a & # 39; sex slave & # 39; and has deprived her of her youth.
Andrew has always denied the allegations.
Roberts said yesterday that the prince & # 39; knew exactly what he did & # 39; and urged him to come clean & # 39; & # 39; after a hearing with other Epstein victims.
Roberts fought back the tears when she made a statement to a court on Tuesday
Virginia Roberts said that Prince Andrew & # 39; knew exactly what he did & # 39; and urged him to come clean & # 39; & # 39; on Tuesday after a hearing with other Jeffrey Epstein victims. Andrew is shown on Tuesday
In response to her comments yesterday that & # 39; he knows exactly what he did & # 39; the source said: & # 39; Yes, he knows exactly what he did … nothing. & # 39;
Prince Andrew has been accused of having sex three times with Roberts, 36, who now lives in Australia when she was 17.
The source told the standard: & # 39; Her claims are categorically not true. Unfortunately, there are so many inconsistencies if you go through her testimony.
& # 39; Claiming that Miss Roberts went to London's Tramp nightclub with the duke and drank with her cocktails is simply not true.
& # 39; The duke does not drink, he is teetotal, everyone who really knows him knows that. & # 39;
A higher source added: & # 39; The duke is adamant and has been consistent since 2011 that he cannot remember ever meeting Miss Roberts, let alone the photo that was taken.
& # 39; Many close to the duke, who know him well, believe that this is a witch hunt based on absolutely no evidence.
& # 39; I know HRH feels deeply for the victims of Epstein, but he has no way to respond … except to continue his denials because he had no knowledge of it. & # 39;
Epstein committed suicide in his prison cell earlier this month, thus escaping persecution and poverty
It was claimed on the weekend that Ghislaine Maxwell, the woman accused of recruiting girls for the network of sex slaves from Jeffry Epstein, made secret visits to Buckingham Palace to see Prince Andrew.
Brit socialite Maxwell – the daughter of the shameful publication magnate Robert Maxwell – has gone into hiding since the death of Epstein on August 10.
There have been repeated statements from Buckingham Palace that he & # 39; shocked & # 39; is by the allegations against Epstein and has done nothing wrong.
On Tuesday, Roberts spoke to dozens of other women who were invited by the court Judge Richard Berman who had dealt with Epstein & # 39; s criminal human trafficking case which, in light of his suicide earlier this month, will now end.
Epstein was hanged on August 10 in a prison cell in New York.
After the hearing, she said it was important for authorities to continue their investigation into the Epstein network.
& # 39;It's not how Jeffrey died, but it's how he lived, but we have to deepen everyone involved, starting with Ghislaine Maxwell and going down the lines.
Andrew & # 39; s (left) friendship with Epstein (right) dates back to at least 1999. In 2000, Andrew invited the financier and his ex-girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell, the daughter of the late newspaper tycoon Robert Maxwell, for a party at Windsor Castle thrown by the queen
& # 39; I was recruited from Mar-a-Lago at a very young age and trapped in a world I didn't understand.
& # 39; I'm still fighting that world. I will never stop fighting, I will never be silenced until these people are brought to justice, & she said.
Prince Andrew spoke about the death of Epstein in this statement on August 24
When she stepped off the stage, she was asked about Andrew. After a moment's hesitation, she said: & # 39; He knows what he has done and can confirm that.
& # 39; He knows exactly what he did and I hope he comes across as clean. & # 39;
The victims have requested that the investigation into the Epstein crimes continue so that anyone who facilitates those who are still alive will be brought to justice.
Many of the victims are still planning to sue the late pedophile's legacy for $ 577 million. Tuesday's hearing was the first time many had told their stories.
In their statements, they beat Epstein as a & # 39; coward & # 39; and they said he had robbed them of their innocence & # 39 ;.
Some spoke out for the first time, including Chauntae Davies, who worked as a flight attendant on his private plane, & # 39; the Lolita express & # 39; called.
Davies, who agreed to be named, said that like dozens of others, she was also paid by Epstein to perform erotic massages when he raped her for the third or fourth time they met on his private Caribbean island.
Another woman, who remained anonymous, said she was 15 when Epstein flew her to a ranch where she had been sexually abused for many hours, while he insisted that he helped her grow.
Teala Davies was 17 when she became the victim. She said she thought Epstein was the most powerful person in the world. Afterwards she said: & # 39; The only thing I'm going to say today is a day of strength and power. & # 39;
Others described how he & # 39; excited & # 39; hit when they begged him to stop touching them when they were under age. Another sobbed when she told how he tried to intimidate her to stop her report to the police.
Some women were represented by lawyer Gloria Allred who said they were planning legal proceedings against Epstein's estate to claim damages.
The British actress, 42, who went to school with Kate Middleton, reveals that she has been manipulated, forced, and sexually abused & # 39; was by Jeffrey Epstein as a teenager at the hearing of 30 of the pedophile's victims
British actress Anouska De Georgiou, 42, revealed that she was sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein during a hearing with other victims of the late pedophile
A former schoolmate of Kate Middleton, British actress Anouska De Georgiou, revealed that she was sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein during a hearing with other pedophile victims who committed suicide earlier this month.
The Georgiou, 42, first identified himself on Tuesday for the first time in Epstein and told a judge in the federal court in Manhattan that the millionaire manipulated me, forced me, and sexually abused me.
Kate Middleton 's former colleague, De Georgiou, who made a remake of Alfie in 2004 starring Jude Law said she was a teenager when she met Epstein.
& # 39; When I met Jeffrey Epstein, I was young and full of hope and the foolishness of a teenager. "I was idealistic and I saw the good in people," De Georgiou said.
& # 39; The abuse, which lasted for several years, immeasurably devalued and affected my ability to establish and maintain healthy relationships, both in my work and in my personal life. & # 39;
She did not reveal how she was introduced to Epstein or details about the alleged abuse during her brief statement.
& # 39; I was a victim and it took me many, many years to stand here and say, yes, it was & # 39; she said.
The Georgiou, 42, first identified himself on Tuesday for the first time in Epstein and told a judge in the federal court in Manhattan that the millionaire manipulated me, forced me, and sexually abused me. The model born in Great Britain is depicted on the left in 2005 and Epstein on the right
& # 39; I was a victim, but I will not remain a victim and remain silent for another day.
& # 39; Although I find it tragic if someone dies before their time, I am enormously relieved that Jeffrey Epstein will no longer be able to hurt children or women more, and I am happy to be part of a group women who are now forever connected in the trauma that we have endured through this man. & # 39;
The Georgiou went to Marlborough College together with Kate Middleton. It is unclear whether she and the future Duchess of Cambridge (photo) knew each other
The Georgiou was one of the dozens of accusers who were invited to speak to Judge Richard Berman on Tuesday, just over two weeks after Epstein died of an apparent suicide.
Berman had handled Epstein & # 39; s criminal human trafficking case which, in the light of his death, will now end.
The victims have asked for the investigation of his crimes to continue so that anyone who facilitates those who are still alive will be brought to justice.
Many of the victims are still planning to sue the late pedophile's legacy for $ 577 million.
In their statements, they beat Epstein as a & # 39; coward & # 39; and they said he had robbed them of their innocence & # 39 ;.
The Georgiou is the first British victim to come forward. She currently lives in Los Angeles.
She is the daughter of Barbara, a former debutante and director of a good jewelry company, and Anthony, a millionaire financier.
The Georgiou is romantically connected to a number of celebrities, including David Hasselhoff. The pair is pictured together in August 2010
She went to Marlborough College along with the Duchess of Cambridge before she had the chance to study law at Oxford to focus on her modeling career. The Georgiou is depicted with Jack Osbourne in London in 2005
She went to Marlborough College at the same time as the Duchess of Cambridge, who studied from 1996 to 2000 at a boarding school of more than £ 38,000 a year ($ 47,000).
After graduating from Marlborough, De Georgiou gave the opportunity to study law at Oxford to focus on her modeling career.
She moved to the US after her role in Alfie, and then played a role in the film 21 And A Wake-Up 2009 with Faye Dunaway and the 2013 Time Traveler film with Josh Hartnett.
The former Playboy model is romantically linked to a number of celebrities, including David Hasselhoff in 2010 and Russell Brand a few years later.
The Georgiou did not reveal how or when she was introduced to Epstein or any details of the alleged abuse during her brief statement in the Manhattan court. The actress is shown with producer Henri Zimand at an event in Los Angeles in 2006
& # 39; We don't let him win & # 39 ;: 23 from Epstein & # 39; s accusers express their anger as they testify in federal court
& # 39; My hope was quickly wiped out and my dreams were stolen& # 39;
– Virginia Giuffre Roberts, who says she was attacked by Epstein when she was 15 years old and worked at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club
& # 39; He showed the world what a corrupt and cowardly person he was by taking his own life & # 39;
– Sarah Ransome, speaking for the first time. She gave no details about what happened to her
& # 39; I won't let him win & # 39;
– Chauntae Davies, another woman who spoke for the first time. She says he raped her for the third or fourth time they met on his private Caribbean island where she was hired to give him massages.
She previously denied that he had been exploited or abused by him in giving interviews about working on his private jet, the Lolita Express.
& # 39; The fact that I never get the chance to face my predator in the courtroom eats my soul away & # 39;
– Jennifer Araoz, who says that the Epstein recruiter directed her outside of her school when she was a teenager
& # 39; Jeffrey Epstein has sexually abused me for years. He robbed me of my day in court. I feel very angry and sad and justice has never been served in this case & # 39;
– Courtney Wild, who says she was 14 and in high school when Epstein forced her to perform sexual acts
& # 39;Jeffrey Epstein stole my innocence. He gave me a life sentence for guilt and shame. I don't consider myself a victim – I see myself as a survivor. The abuse I have made cannot continue. Let's stop this before it happens to other young women. & # 39;
– Jane Doe 1
& # 39; I can't say I'm glad he committed suicide, but I have peace knowing he can't hurt anyone else & # 39;
– Jane Doe 2
& # 39; I used to be relatively carefree, curious, hopeful and enthusiastic about life. But my life changed because of Jeffrey Epstein … Jeffrey Epstein ruined me. His recruiter ruined me. & # 39;
– Jane Doe 3
& # 39; Dear Jeffrey. You had researchers come to my house and even to my friend's house. I needed therapy several times a week. You wanted to try to blame us for being a lower class, and that was the problem with girls. & # 39;
– Jane Doe 4
& # 39; I tried to retire, but he unbuttoned all my shorts … I was looking for words, but the only thing I could say was: & # 39; No, please stop & # 39; … that seemed to interest him. & # 39;
– Jane Doe 5
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