& # 39; Nobody is above the law & # 39 ;: American lawyer for suspected pedophile victims Jeffrey Epstein wants to keep Prince Andrew under control and says he MUST go to the US to talk to the FBI
- Lisa Bloom urged Andrew to submit for questioning by intelligence services
- Said Andrew a & # 39; diplomatic situation & # 39; risk between the UK and the US if he refused
- Lawyer even hinted that she would be willing to summon Andrew for an explanation
- Last night the prince issued a statement claiming that he & # 39; prepared & # 39; was to speak with the FBI
- Queen removed him from public duties in the midst of a deepening crisis over Epstein connections
Prince Andrew must fly to the US and talk to the FBI about his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, a lawyer for the victims of the shamed financier, has demanded.
Lisa Bloom called on the Duke of York to submit to interrogation by US intelligence services as they investigate allegations of sex trafficking by the convicted pedophile.
The lawyer even hinted that she would be willing to sue Andrew to force him to make a statement, but admitted that the trial was legally & # 39; complicated & # 39; would be.
Last night the duke issued a statement confirming that he resigned & # 39; of public duties in the aftermath of a deeper crisis about his friendship with Epstein.
In the bombshell statement, the prince claimed that he & # 39; would be willing to help any suitable law enforcement agency & # 39 ;.
The duke denies having met Virginia (left, together in 2001) and suggested that this photo could be fake in his extraordinary and explosive BBC interview (photo, right, Andrew and Epstein in New York after Epstein ended his prison sentence for sex crimes)
Mrs. Bloom said that if the Queen's son refused to fly to the United States to answer questions, this could lead to a & # 39; diplomatic situation & # 39; between the UK and the US.
She told BBC Breakfast: “As a lawyer, I have the right to call witnesses to come and make statements.
& # 39; It will not be easy to call someone like Prince Andrew, he is clearly not walking in the street where a process server can just hand him a piece of paper, it is a lot more complicated.
& # 39; If he refused to come, we may have a diplomatic situation between (the UK) and (the US). I hope it doesn't come to that.
& # 39; I believe he says he will work together and I hope that it will happen. & # 39;
When asked if FBI agents could be forced to flee to the UK to interview him, Bloom said: & they can and should certainly & # 39 ;.
Prince Andrew (pictured during his car accident interview with Emily Maitlis of the BBC) was told to resign from royal duties
Lisa Bloom called on the Duke of York to submit to interrogation by US intelligence services as they investigate allegations of sex trafficking by the convicted pedophile
Last night the duke issued a statement confirming that he & # 39; left his position & # 39; in the aftermath of a deeper crisis about his friendship with Epstein
& # 39; We believe that no one is above the law and that everyone must answer questions.
& # 39; We think it is a positive step that he says he will work with the police. Is he going to fly to the United States and meet our FBI voluntarily?
Zal Will he submit evidence such as e-mails and calendars and travel logs? Will he allow his staff to answer questions about his travels and where he was and what he saw? There is still much to be seen. & # 39;
Ms. Bloom & # 39; s mother and fellow lawyer Gloria Allred, who also represents the victims of the American financier, said Andrew's position on assisting the authorities was not clear.
She said to the BBC: "Does he insist on being summoned to testify, or is he willing to speak to the police without being legally required to do so?"
& # 39; My clients who are victims of Jeffrey Epstein have spoken to the police without being & # 39; required & # 39; & # 39;
Mrs. Bloom said that if the Queen's son refused to fly to the United States to answer questions, this could lead to a & # 39; diplomatic situation & # 39; between the UK and the US
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