Prince Andrew has reportedly been spending time at convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s New York townhouse after his divorce from Sarah Ferguson.
News of the British royal’s temporary stay at the historic Herbert N. Straus House at 9 East 71st Street comes from Miami Herald reporter Julie Brown’s upcoming book, “Perversion of Justice: The Jeffrey Epstein Story,” go out to libraries on Tuesday.
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According to Brown, Prince Andrew traveled to New York about three years after his divorce from Sarah, the Duchess of York was finalized.
“In 1999, British Prince Andrew, newly divorced from his wife, Sarah Ferguson, was invited by [Ghislaine] Maxwell to visit Manhattan. Andrew had known Maxwell and his family for many years, ”the book details. “He was also trying to find himself. Following a complicated divorce, Andrew agreed to flee to the United States and stay with Ghislaine in Epstein’s mansion on the Upper East Side. Andrew was soon foaming Maxwell around Manhattan, attending social events and dinner parties. “
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The book goes on to note that Epstein, Prince Andrew and “a number of other prominent men” have been accused of sexual abuse by Virginia Giuffre, who was underage, according to reports.
Giuffre has repeatedly stated that abuse took place at Epstein’s New York townhouse and other places around the world.
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Representatives for Kensington Palace did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
In 2015, Buckingham Palace issued a public statement denying rumors of Prince Andrew’s involvement with underage girls.
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“Any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors is categorically false,” the statement said, according to the BBC.
This statement came four years before Epstein’s death. The American financier committed suicide a month after being arrested on federal charges for sex trafficking of minors in Florida and New York.
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The New York Medical Examiner’s Office ruled that Epstein died by hanging in his Manhattan jail cell on August 10, 2019.
Ferguson has defended her royal ex-husband in recent statements, saying he is a “kind man” and a “fabulous” father.
“Whatever challenges he has, I will stand firm with the co-parents that we are together,” Ferguson said, as reported by Page Six.
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