Virginia Roberts gave an interview which is set to air on Dateline later tonight. But this morning the Today show ran excerpts from the interview. Roberts, who has claimed she was a sex slave for Epstein starting when she was a teenager, describes how she was given to Prince Andrew for sex on three occasions, the first when she was just seventeen.
“The first time in London I was so young,” Giuffre tells Dateline. “Ghislaine woke me up in the morning and said you’re going to meet a prince today.”
“I didn’t know at that point I was going to be trafficked to that prince.”
Giuffre says that night she went to a London hotspot with Maxwell, Epstein and Andrew, where the prince gave her vodka and said, “Let’s dance together.”
She says that at the end of the night, Maxwell told her Andrew was coming back with them back to Maxwell’s place.
“Ghislaine said he’s coming back to the house and I want you do to for him what you do for Epstein,” she says in the interview. “I couldn’t believe it.”
Giuffre says the encounter took place first in the bathroom and then the bedroom.
“He wasn’t rude or anything about it, but he said thank you – some kind of soft sentiment like that – and left.
Roberts claims she had sex with the Prince two more times, once in New York and once on Epstein’s private island. Andrew has repeatedly denied any sexual contact with Roberts. Last month, Buckingham Palace claimed Andrew was “appalled” by Epstein’s crimes. That statement was released a day after the Daily Mail published a video showing Prince Andrew waving goodbye to a young woman at Epstein’s New York mansion in 2010. That was well after Epstein’s Florida conviction and after he’d been forced to register as a sex offender.
When NBC asked Roberts about Prince Andrew’s denials she replied, “He denies that it ever happened and he’s going to keep denying that it ever happened but he knows the truth and I know the truth.”
Here’s the portion of the interview featured on the Today show this morning. As you’ll see, Roberts offers a lot of detail including the name of the club, the section where they sat, the type of drink Andrew gave her, etc. When combined with the photo of her and Andrew (above) it makes a pretty compelling case.