Palace Denies Sex Abuse Claims Against Prince Andrew
New court documents in a U.S. case allege Prince Andrew had sex with an underaged girl. Buckingham Palace has categorically denied the claims.By Matt Picht | January 2, 2015
Duke of York Prince Andrew is unwillingly back in the spotlight this week after a court filing in Florida directly accused the royal of having sex with a minor back in the early 2000s.
The accusations stem from the prince's friendship with Jeffrey Epstein, an American financier who was convicted in 2008 of soliciting sex from a minor. Two women have filed a long-running lawsuit against Epstein claiming he repeatedly sexually abused them and "loaned them out" to his friends and associates.
This week, two more women filed a motion to join the suit against Epstein. One of them, Jane Doe #3, names Prince Andrew as one of the men Epstein forced her to have sex with.