Prince Andrew has been challenged by a US lawyer to speak to prosecutors about his friendship with paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
Gloria Allred has called for the Royal to speak under oath about the claims surrounding their relationship.
Allred, who is representing some of the alleged victims, said the prince should take part in a civil case brought by Virginia Giuffre, who maintains Andrew got her drunk when she was 17 and had sex with her.
Prince Andrew has been challenged by a US lawyer to speak to prosecutors about his friendship with paedophile Jeffrey Epstein (pictured together)
The Royal has repeatedly denied this and released carefully-worded statements about his time with Epstein.
Allred told the Mirror: ‘It’s not testimony under oath. I challenge him to do that.’
Prince Andrew visited Epstein on Epstein’s atoll in the US Virgin Islands – which was dubbed Paedophile Island because of the stream of young women arriving.
He also visited the financier’s £60million Manhattan house in December 2010, shortly after Epstein had been released from an 18-month sentence for child prostitution offences.
Gloria Allred (pictured) has called for the Royal to speak under oath about the claims surrounding their relationship
Epstein was arrested by federal authorities in July and held at a Manhattan lockup, where he died by suicide before he could be tried for running a child prostitution ring.
US police have recently been trying to speak to his alleged victims and the FBI widened its probe to identify alleged human trafficking victims who could give information on Prince Andrew, according to the Sunday Times.
The Royal has denied all allegations of wrongdoing and a statement from Buckingham Palace on behalf of Andrew said the allegations were ‘false and without foundation’.
It comes as Epstein’s close associates Ghislaine Maxwell and Jean-Luc Brunel have both been traced to an upmarket resort on the Brazilian riviera, according to a former police officer.
The two, who have gone to ground since Epstein was found hanged in New York jail cell on August 10 aged 66, are thought to have been in Santa Catarina after both their cell phones were traced there, Sky News reports.
Brunel’s phone was traced to the pricey Infinity Blue Resort and Spa there. Maxwell’s cell records also put her in the area, according to the ex US cop.
Jeffrey Epstein’s close associates Ghislaine Maxwell and Jean-Luc Brunel, pictured, have both been traced to an upmarket resort on the Brazilian riviera, according to one ex police officer
There was no sign of Brunel, who was last pictured at the exclusive Paris Country Club on July 5, or Maxwell at the hotel when it was visited by reporters.
Following Epstein’s death behind bars in what was ruled a suicide, Attorney General Bill Barr vowed to continue the sex-trafficking case against ‘any co-conspirators’.
Brunel’s lawyer said on October 7 his client is willing to cooperate with officials in Paris who are investigating Epstein.
Brunel’s phone linked to the pricey Infinity Blue Resort and Spa there in Santa Catarina, pictured. Maxwell’s cell records also put her in the area, according to reports
Maxwell, 57, has been accused in lawsuits of procuring underage girls for Epstein and managing the complex logistics of his perverse crimes. She denies the allegations.
The only public sighting of her since Epstein’s death has been a set of photographs that purported to show Maxwell at an In-N-Out in Los Angeles.
DailyMail.com revealed that those photos were staged, possibly to throw investigators off of her trail.
She filed to close her business days after Epstein’s arrest in America and in the UK after his death and had been hiding out at a secluded $3M oceanfront property in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts.
Brunel was last pictured at the exclusive Paris Country Club on July 5. He not been publicly seen since Epstein was found hanged but his lawyer said on October 7 his client is willing to cooperate with officials in Paris who are investigating Epstein
The daughter of British newspaper publisher Robert Maxwell, Ghislaine first met Epstein at a party in New York City in the 1990s.
The two had a romantic relationship for several years, but the exact nature of their relationship over the following decades remains unclear.
It was Maxwell, though, who first introduced Epstein to Prince Andrew – a relationship that is coming under increasing scrutiny, despite Andrew’s firm denials that he ever engaged in sexual misconduct.
Epstein’s household staff have described her as ‘Lady of the House’ and sworn in depositions that she was at the center of managing his household affairs.
His accusers have said that Maxwell’s authority extended to managing the complex logistics of his perverse activities with girls as young as 14.
Some of the most serious allegations have come from Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who accused Maxwell in a lawsuit of luring her to become an international sex slave for Epstein and his pals.