Between that appalling official statement released by Buckingham Palace, and that eye strain-inducing affront to the English Language that was Prince Andrew’s most recent statement about his knowledge of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged child sex trafficking ring, it’s taken him approximately 2,000 words to say “who me?”. Compare that to the 6-word knock-out punch delivered by Andrew’s alleged victim Virginia Giuffre (nee Roberts): “He knows what he’s done”. Andrew came with a D- Freshman Comp essay and Virginia took his ass out with 1/3 of a haiku.
According to The Guardian, Virginia gave a brief statement yesterday following a court proceeding in Manhattan. Virginia is the woman who appears in the now infamous photo where she’s seen standing next to Andrew, his greedy little fingers around her waist, while Epstein’s alleged accomplice (and reported frequent Palace guest) Ghislaine Maxwell leers in the background looking like a proud mama pimp.
On Tuesday, Giuffre, who now lives in Queensland with her Australian husband, spoke to reporters outside federal court in Manhattan. She was one of nearly two dozen women who spoke about alleged sexual abuse by Epstein during a unique court proceeding scheduled after the financier’s death in prison on 10 August, which was ruled a suicide.
Epstein’s death at 66 brought an end to his criminal case but the judge gave accusers the opportunity to speak publicly.
“He knows what he’s done and he can attest to that,” Giuffre said about Prince Andrew, a video of the press conference showed. “He knows exactly what he’s done, and I hope he comes clean about it.”
#JeffreyEpstein survivor Virginia Giuffre, who delivered a profound statement in court this morning, said Price Andrew, Duke of York “knows exactly what he’s done” and implored him to come clean about his role in Epstein’s sex trafficking ring. pic.twitter.com/QPmQyPYiy5
— Molly Crane-Newman (@molcranenewman) August 27, 2019
I mean, it really is that simple. If Andrew is as appalled as he says he is, then what’s stopping him from helping out by spilling his entire guts into a microphone, attached to a tape recorder, attached to a 20-30 year prison sentence? There is literally nothing stopping him from doing the right thing!
This isn’t the first time Virginia has absolutely slayed it with a few short words on Jeffrey Epstein Presents Def Poetry Jam.
Virginia Giuffre had already alleged in 2011 testimony that Andrew “knows the truth” about Epstein’s abuse of underage girls and said he should be made to testify. In a December 2014 court filing she alleged that she was made to have sex with Andrew and other friends of Epstein.
The prince has always vehemently denied the allegations. In 2015 a court decided that the allegations made by Giuffre about the prince were “immaterial and impertinent” and ordered them to be struck out of a claim against Epstein.
IMPERTINENT? The absolute gall. Andrew is so well insulated by his title that the court basically went full, whatever the British the equivalent of Laura Jean Poon is (Laura Jean Naté Poonetta maybe?), on his behalf like “how dare you, you silly, silly girl. Do you know who he is?”. At any rate, here’s a fun song for no particular reason.