Wit­ness: I saw duke with teen in Tramp night­club

Scottish Daily Mail - - Comment - By Vanessa Allen

A BOMB­sHELL new wit­ness has come for­ward to ac­cuse Prince An­drew of ly­ing over his re­la­tion­ship with al­leged sex slave Vir­ginia Roberts, it was re­vealed yes­ter­day.

the Bri­tish woman told lawyers she saw the Duke of York at a Lon­don night­club with the 17­year­old in 2001, just hours be­fore Miss Roberts claims she was forced to have sex with him.

the woman, who has not been named, was said to have given a ‘cred­i­ble’ ac­count and wants to speak to scot­land Yard and the FBI in the Us.

she con­tacted lawyers last week af­ter see­ing An­drew’s dis­as­trous BBC News­night in­ter­view, in which he de­nied he was in tramp night­club with the teenager and in­sisted he had no mem­ory of ever meet­ing her. If true, her ev­i­dence would sup­port Miss Roberts’ ac­count of their first night to­gether and could de­rail the prince’s re­peated de­nials.

On Mon­day night, Miss Roberts, a 35­yearold mar­ried mother of three, told the BBC she was ‘grossed out’ by danc­ing with the sweat­soaked royal and felt sick when she re­alised she was ex­pected to have sex with him at the age of 17.

the sob­bing woman said she was ‘abused by a mem­ber of the Royal Fam­ily’ and was left feel­ing ‘hor­ri­fied and ashamed’.

Lawyers for Miss Roberts and other women who say they were abused by pae­dophile bil­lion­aire Jef­frey Ep­stein have re­newed their calls for the Duke of York to vol­un­teer to speak to the FBI.

they claim the prince – a fre­quent vis­i­tor to Ep­stein’s homes in New York and the Caribbean – wit­nessed young women giv­ing mas­sages to the ty­coon and other guests.

Lawyers for the women are ready to serve sub­poe­nas on An­drew if he steps foot in the Us, which would force him into the wit­ness box. Lisa Bloom, who rep­re­sents five of Ep­stein’s al­leged vic­tims, said she had spo­ken to the new wit­ness who claimed to have seen An­drew in tramp in 2001.

she said the woman was not con­nected to the Ep­stein case and had no fi­nan­cial mo­tive for com­ing for­ward.

she told the Daily Mail the un­named woman was an­gered af­ter see­ing An­drew’s News­night in­ter­view be­cause she re­mem­bered see­ing him with Miss Roberts in the May­fair club. Miss Bloom said: ‘she was in the night­club when Prince An­drew was pointed out to her and she was very struck by that as she had never seen a royal be­fore. she re­mem­bers it very clearly.

‘she was of­fended when she saw his in­ter­view, when he said he never met Vir­ginia, be­cause she re­mem­bers see­ing them.’

Miss Bloom said the woman re­mem­bered see­ing Miss Roberts in tramp be­cause she looked ‘very se­ri­ous and som­bre’, whereas An­drew was smil­ing and ‘very happy’.

Don­ald trump de­nied he knew Prince An­drew yes­ter­day – de­spite hav­ing met him dur­ing a state visit in June.

Dur­ing a Nato press con­fer­ence in Lon­don, the Us Pres­i­dent was asked about the Duke of York and the Ep­stein scan­dal. He replied: ‘I don’t know Prince An­drew, but it’s a tough story, it’s a very tough story.’

the two men were pho­tographed smil­ing and shak­ing hands dur­ing Mr trump’s visit to Bri­tain in June. they were also pic­tured to­gether in 2000 at Palm Beach, Florida, at a party also at­tended by Ep­stein.

‘She re­mem­bers it very clearly’

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