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Buckingham Palace names victim in Prince Andrew sex charge

Sunday, January 04, 2015 - 01:19

Buckingham Palace steps up its denial that Prince Andrew had sex with an underage girl and names the victim which the U.K. press say had wanted to remain anonymous. Mana Rabiee reports.

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Buckingham Palace has stepped up its denials that Prince Andrew has sex with an underage girl. It's gone as far as to name the alleged victim, who had wanted anonymity, according to Briton's Sunday papers. The palace had already denied the accusations, which came out in court documents filed in Florida. They allege a disgraced American financier -- Jeffrey Epstein -- forced the girl, ID'ed by the palace as Virginia Roberts, to have sex with the Duke of York in New York and London -- as well as on a private Caribbean island that was part of an orgy with other underaged girls. Also named in the allegation is famed Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz. He's among several figures in the court filing linked to Epstein. (SOUNDBITE) (English) HARVARD LAW PROFESSOR, ALAN DERSHOWITZ, SAYING: "The allegations against me are totally made up, they're absolutely false, they're made up out of whole cloth. I don't know this woman. I never had sex with her or any other below-age woman or any woman having any association with Jeffrey Epstein, I wasn't in the places at the times that she alleges. If Prince Andrew is as innocent as I am and I must of course presume he is, he should be fighting back in the way that I'm fighting back." Epstein was convicted in the U.S. on state child sex charges. The filing by Roberts is part of a civil case against the U.S. government. It argues the rights of his alleged victims were harmed in the plea deal negotiated with him.

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Buckingham Palace names victim in Prince Andrew sex charge

Sunday, January 04, 2015 - 01:19