QUESTIONS have been raised over whether or not Prince Andrew lied about his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein after bombshell emails emerged in a court docket case.
Epstein’s victims have renewed their calls for Andrew to speak to the FBI in mild of the messages.
It isn’t recognized if the prince knew his identify was being touted by his paedo pal.
However US lawyer Spencer Kuvin, who represents Epstein’s victims, stated the emails recommend Andrew may not have been “fully truthful”.
He informed the Mirror: “It seems that both Epstein was extremely overselling his relationship with Prince Andrew or that the duke could not have been fully truthful about when his friendship ended.”
The emails have been launched as a part of the US Virgin Island’s lawsuit in opposition to JP Morgan.
It’s alleged the financial institution was “complicit within the crimes of Jeffrey Epstein”.
In an electronic mail to JP Morgan dated August 31, 2011, Epstein reportedly touted Andrew as a possible funding companion.
Epstein wrote: “He’s now allowed to become profitable.”
In his Newsnight interview, Andrew stated he reduce contact with Epstein in December 2010, when he visited him in New York.
When Maitlis requested him if he noticed or spoke to him once more, the duke replied: “No.”
One in all Epstein’s victims stated: “The emails increase severe questions.
“Why would Jeffrey be lauding him as an investor if he was not in touch?
“It is unnecessary. Most of the claims the prince made to the BBC had been at greatest questionable however the launch of Jeffrey’s emails makes his solutions extra unbelievable.
“He wants to speak as soon as and for all to the FBI, as he has been requested to.
“There are individuals nonetheless who haven’t been delivered to justice who aided Jeffrey. We are going to by no means surrender.”
Andrew has all the time denied any wrongdoing however settled a civil sex assault case last year.
The settlement spared him a humiliating court docket battle with Virginia Giuffre over claims he raped and abused her when she was 17.
In court docket papers, JP Morgan argued it was the US Virgin Islands, not the financial institution, that enabled Epstein to commit his crimes.
Legal professionals for the financial institution stated the federal government of the Virgin Islands was complicit – letting excessive rating officers be purchased off by Epstein and work with him whereas “reaping the advantages of his wealth”.
They wrote: “He gave them cash, recommendation, affect, and favours. In change, they shielded and even rewarded him.”
The attorneys stated officers from the islands “protected Epstein, fostering the proper circumstances for Epstein’s felony conduct to proceed undetected”.
A lady known as Jane Doe has additionally filed a case in opposition to JP Morgan and Deutsche Financial institution – claiming each establishments ignored Epstein’s operation in change for him bringing in rich purchasers for them.
Epstein was 66 when he killed himself in August 2019 in a Manhattan jail the place he was awaiting trial on intercourse trafficking fees.
He had pleaded not responsible to fees of sexually abusing dozens of ladies, some as younger as 14 years previous.
Final month, his notorious “paedophile island” the place he raped and abused underage victims finally sold after more than a year available on the market.
Billionaire Stephen Deckoff snapped up the 2 islands for $60million – lower than half the asking value.
A part of the cash paid for the luxurious islands shall be used to settle lawsuits and compensate victims of Epstein and his friends on the island.
And Andrew is alleged to have spent time on the idyllic island.