Virginia Giuffre ‘grateful’ for ‘beautiful support’


“Just want to say a million thank yous to all of the beautiful support I received today!!” Virginia Giuffre said on Twitter.

“It makes me so grateful to know that there is so much public outcry for the world to change.

“It needs to change and we have to band together to do that!! All my love.”

Ms Giuffre alleges she was trafficked as a sex slave by convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein and made to have sex with the Duke of York three times in 2001 and 2002, in the US, London and the Caribbean, when she was 17 years old.

Appearing on the BBC’s Panorama program on Monday night (British time), the 36-year-old said it had been a “really scary” and “wicked” time in her life.

Ms Giuffre claims Prince Andrew “knows what happened”. Picture: HO/BBC/AFPSource:AFP

She told Panorama that people "should not accept this as being OK”. Picture: AP/BBC Panorama

She told Panorama that people “should not accept this as being OK”. Picture: AP/BBC PanoramaSource:AP

“This is not some sordid sex story, this is a story of being trafficked,” she said.

She also described her alleged sexual encounter with Prince Andrew in great detail, saying it began in the bath and then moved to another part of the house.

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“It didn’t last very long, the whole entire procedure,” she avid.

“It was disgusting … He wasn’t mean or anything, but he got up and he said ‘thanks’ and walked out.”

Prince Andrew and Virginia Giuffre (then Roberts) aged 17 at Ghislaine Maxwell's townhouse in London. Picture: US District Court Southern District of Florida

Prince Andrew and Virginia Giuffre (then Roberts) aged 17 at Ghislaine Maxwell’s townhouse in London. Picture: US District Court Southern District of FloridaSource:Shutterstock

Buckingham Palace has strenuously denied the claims, labelling them “false” and “without foundation”.

But the Duke of York was last month forced to step down from his royal duties after the scandal became a “major disruption” to his family’s work.

In response to the Panorama interview, a spokesman said the Duke “unequivocally regrets his ill-judged association with Jeffrey Epstein” and “deeply sympathises with those affected who want some form of closure”.

Mr Trump says he doesn’t know Prince Andrew personally. Picture: AP/Evan Vucci

Mr Trump says he doesn’t know Prince Andrew personally. Picture: AP/Evan VucciSource:AP

The TV interview came just hours ahead of a royal reception for NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) leaders and their partners, including US President Donald Trump, at Buckingham Palace.

The Queen, Prince Charles and several other high-ranking members of the royal family are expected to attend, though Prince Andrew has been notably left off the guest list.

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Speaking at a press conference ahead of the summit on Tuesday morning (British time), Mr Trump was asked by reporters what he thought of the Duke’s decision to step down.

“I don’t know Prince Andrew, but it’s a tough story,” he said.

“It’s a tough story – I don’t know.”

Ms Giuffre alleges Ghislaine Maxwell (L) was Epstein’s “madam”. Pictures:

Ms Giuffre alleges Ghislaine Maxwell (L) was Epstein’s “madam”. Pictures:Source:Supplied

Ms Giuffre alleges she was working at Mr Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in 2001 when she was first approached by Epstein’s girlfriend, British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell.

She said she was asked to give Epstein a massage, and that he and Ms Maxwell had seemed like “nice people” so she had opened up about her childhood abuse.

“I told them I’ve had a really hard time,” she said.

“That was the worst thing I could have told them because now they knew how vulnerable I was — it was like a gift for them.”





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