Herald Sun

I NEED YOUR HELP

Andrew’s 5.50am email on ‘sex slave’ revealed

- STEPHEN DRILL AND RICHARD FERGUSON IN LONDON stephen.drill@news.co.uk

PRINCE Andrew emailed the ex-girlfriend of notorious paedophile Jeffrey Epstein at 5.50am seeking help when one of their former underage sex slaves first raised accusation­s against him.

In a bombshell BBC Panorama TV documentar­y shown in the UK yesterday, Virginia Roberts Giuffre broke down several times describing the shame she felt as a teenager being forced to have sex with the prince by Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, his girlfriend at the time.

The investigat­ive program uncovered early-morning emails between Andrew (pictured right) and Ms Maxwell from 2015, in which he asked her for informatio­n about Ms Roberts Giuffre — who now lives in Cairns, Queensland.

Ms Maxwell has long been alleged to have procured underage girls for her ex and his famous friends.

Andrew emailed her: “Let me know when we can talk, got some specific questions about Virginia Roberts.”

Ms Maxwell replied: “Have some info — call me when you have a moment.”

The show also revealed five other women have claimed the Duke of York knew about the abuse Epstein was inflicting on them, and have prepared witness subpoenas that could force the royal to appear in a US court.

Ms Roberts Giuffre described sex with the disgraced prince as “disgusting”.

“There was a bath and it started there, then it led into the bedroom,” she said. “It didn’t last very long, the whole entire procedure, it was disgusting.

“He wasn’t mean or anything but … he got up and he said ‘Thanks’ and walked out.

“I sat there in bed, just horrified and ashamed and felt dirty and had to get up and go have a shower.”

Ms Roberts Giuffre, now 35, gave a vivid recollecti­on of the time she spent with Prince Andrew, which began at

London nightclub Tramp where they danced.

”He is the most hideous dancer I’ve ever seen in my life,” she told Panorama.

“I mean it was horrible, and this guy was sweating all over me … his sweat was raining basically everywhere. I was grossed out from it but I knew I had to keep him happy because that’s what Jeffrey and Ghislaine expected from me,” she said.

Andrew has often denied meeting Ms Roberts Giuffre, despite a photograph of the pair together, his arm a r o u n d her waist, taken in 2001. He has claimed the photo may have been doctored. He also said in a trainwreck TV interview a fortnight ago that he could not sweat.

Ms Roberts Giuffre (right) — who also claims she was forced to have sex with the Duke two more times, in New

York and the Caribbean — said she was stunned at the denials.

“The people on the inside are going to keep coming up with these ridiculous excuses. Like his arm was elongated or the photo was doctored, or he came to New York to ‘break up’ with Jeffrey Epstein,” she told Panorama.

“I mean, come on, I’m calling BS on this, because that’s what it is. He knows what happened. I know what happened, and there’s only one of us telling the truth, and I know that’s me.

“I implore the people in the UK to stand up beside me, … this is not some sordid sex story. This is a story of being trafficked, this is a story of abuse and this is a story of your guys’ royalty.”

 ?? Picture: BACKGRID ?? The emails between Andrew and Ms Maxw Maxwell, and ( right) the image of them with teenager Virginia Roberts Giuffre. Email from the Duke of York to Ghislaine Maxwell
Picture: BACKGRID The emails between Andrew and Ms Maxw Maxwell, and ( right) the image of them with teenager Virginia Roberts Giuffre. Email from the Duke of York to Ghislaine Maxwell
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