Virginia Giuffre’s father furious at Prince Andrew ‘Royals can’t do what they want!’ | Royal | News
Virginia Roberts Giuffre, 38, is suing Prince Andrew for alleged sexual assault when was 17 years old. The Duke of York, 61, has vehemently denied having any sexual contact with Virginia. Virginia’s father, Sky Roberts, has hit out at the prince and expressed his personal view that he hopes to see the royal “go to prison”. In fact, Andrew is not facing any criminal charges over the allegations.
Speaking to ITV’s Good Morning Britain, Mr Roberts said: “I would like to see him go to prison for at least a little while.
“He needs to know what it’s like to be held accountable for his actions.
“My daughter just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
“Prince Andrew was friends with a known paedophile. He’s been to his ranches, New York – there’s pictures of them together everywhere.
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“As far as documents with them together, I have no idea, but he needs to be held accountable.
“These are not the times of William Wallace where royals can do whatever they want.
“The times have changed.
“Prince Andrew thinks it’s still those times – that he can do whatever he wants.”
Buckingham Palace previously released a statement to say: “The Duke of York unequivocally regrets his ill-judged association with Jeffrey Epstein.
“Epstein’s suicide left many unanswered questions, particularly for his victims. The Duke deeply sympathises with those affected who want some form of closure.
“It is his hope that, in time, they will be able to rebuild their lives. The Duke is willing to help any appropriate law enforcement agency with their investigations, if required.
“The Duke has already stated that he did not see, witness, or suspect any behaviour of the sort that subsequently led to Jeffrey Epstein’s arrest and conviction. He deplores the exploitation of any human being and would not condone, participate in, or encourage any such behaviour.”
In a statement announcing his decision to temporarily step down from his royal duties issues in 2019, Prince Andrew said: “I continue to unequivocally regret my ill-judged association with Jeffrey Epstein.
“His suicide has left many unanswered questions, particularly for his victims, and I deeply sympathise with everyone who has been affected and wants some form of closure.
“I can only hope that, in time, they will be able to rebuild their lives. Of course, I am willing to help any appropriate law enforcement agency with their investigations, if required.”