All the toe-curling claims about Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein
Just when you think that the reports against Prince Andrew and his alleged involvement in Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking ring couldn’t get any grosser, they did. Epstein, whose arrest and subsequent suicide spread to all corners of the internet in 2019, rubbed elbows with Prince Andrew and others such as Bill Clinton and Donald Trump.
Now court documents along with a memoir from one of victims, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, has shed some new and disturbing light onto just what was going on behind closed doors. Unsurprisingly, the acts against Giuffre, who was 17 at the time, are enough to turn even the most well-adjusted person’s stomach. In addition, she shared what, allegedly, went down with Prince Andrew at Jeffrey Epstein’s behest.
Here’s everything we know about Giuffre’s toe-curling claims and how a puppet is involved in all of it. Literally, there’s a puppet involved.
A reminder of how Jeffrey Epstein is a horrible person
For those of you who haven’t been on the internet this past year or who have forgotten news stories in the haze of 2020, here’s a very brief overview of Jeffrey Epstein, how he connects to Prince Andrew, and why you should be outraged about what you’re about to read. Epstein, who worked in finance with the elite and powerful, was arrested in 2019 on sex trafficking charges.
Epstein died in what was ruled a suicide, but given his ties to powerful people and seriousness of the charges conspiracy theories have popped up in regards to his death. During this time, Epstein maintained a close friendship with Prince Andrew, Duke of York. Due to his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein along with the allegations coming out against him, this led to Prince Andrew resigning from his royal duties.
Given the claims that Giuffre is making, Prince Andrew should definitely face charges. According to Giuffre, who has been trying to get justice with various lawsuits since 2008, Prince Andrew allegedly paid Jeffrey Epstein $15,000 USD to have sex with her when she was underaged.
Giuffre has shared a lot of details in the unpublished manuscript for her memoir, The Billionaire Playboy’s Club. According to The Mirror, Giuffre writes about a time where she and another girl, Johanna Sjoberg, were groped by Prince Andrew via a puppet of himself. The puppet, which was in the 80s series Spitting Images, was a gift to Prince Andrew from Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell.
Giuffre writes in the manuscript that was released with other court documents over the weekend, “Ghislaine wanted to take a picture of the bizarre scene and even got Johanna [Sjoberg], another one of Jeffrey’s so-called personal assistants to come sit on his other knee for the snapshot.”
In a deposition for a case that Giuffre launched against Maxwell in 2016, Sjoberg said in a witness statement, “I sat on Andrew’s lap . . . they took the puppet’s hands and put it on Virginia’s breast, and so Andrew put his on mine.”
While Prince Andrew keeps denying that he ever had sex with Giuffre, she remembers the incidents quite well. In the manuscript, she called sex with Prince Andrew “the longest 10 minutes of my life”. Apparently, the Duke of York has a foot fetish, which was also described by Giuffre.
She wrote that he allegedly would be “adorning my young body, particularly my feet, caressing my toes and licking my arches.” She continued, “It wasn’t hard to get him wound up to the point where he just wanted to have the rest of me so we dried off from the cold and retired to my bedchambers for the longest 10 minutes of my life.”
Prince Andrew has been categorically denying these claims for years. Though with everything that we learn about Jeffrey Epstein after his death, plus the mounting case against Maxwell, it’s enough to make you side-eye the royal’s vigorous denials. Or, at least, hope that an investigation into the matter is pending.