US prosecutors probing the activities of British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell and others linked to US financier Jeffrey Epstein consider Prince Andrew a person of interest in the investigation, a source familiar with the US inquiry said, reported Reuters. Prince Andrew, Queen Elizabeth’s second son, whom the investigators wish to interview about his friendship with Epstein as a part of their inquiry into attainable co-conspirators, the supply stated.
As an individual of curiosity he’s considered a minimum of as a possible witness. Prosecutors in 2020 stated Andrew had “sought to falsely portray himself to the public as eager and willing to cooperate” however had given no interview to federal authorities and had repeatedly declined requests to speak with investigators. While Andrew stays an individual of curiosity to prosecutors within the workplace of the US lawyer for the southern district of New York, they don’t anticipate to have the ability to interview him within the foreseeable future, if ever, based on the supply. Virginia Giuffre, earlier this month, who has said she was abused by Epstein, filed a civil complaint against Andrew in Manhattan federal court. Giuffre alleges Andrew forced her to have unwanted sexual intercourse at Maxwell’s London home. Andrew has denied the allegation. Epstein died by suicide in 2019 while awaiting trial on charges of trafficking minors.