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With Jeffrey Epstein, the financier accused of sex trafficking hanging himself in his cell yesterday (nytimes.com) it seems 2,000 pages of legal documents released hours before his death suggest former friend Prince Andrew, the Duke of York has a foot fetish to rival the Texan millionaire snapped sucking his wife Fergie’s toes leading to their break up back in 1991 (mirror.co.uk, Oct. 2018):
Prince Andrew ‘licked feet of Jeffrey Epstein’s sex slave in bath’ (dailystar.co.uk).
With alleged sex slave victim Virginia Roberts Giuffre saying in her 2016 deposition that Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, daughter of the late publishing mogul Robert Maxwell, directed her to provide sexual services for a number powerful American and foreign men and relating in the new documents filed how Air Miles Andy showed some bathing foot love after having showed her his “terrible pelvic smashing” dance moves at the nightclub Tramp in London in 2001 when she was 17:
Virginia claims they then went back to Maxwell’s house, and she claims her and Prince Andrew had a bath.
“He was adorning my young body, particularly my feet, caressing my toes and licking my arches,” she wrote.
And with both the Justice Department and FBI seemingly taking an interest into how Epstein, who was still supposed to be checked on every 30 minutes after having seemingly attempted hanging himself a few weeks back, had managed the deed, seemingly helped by his cellmate having been transferred thus leaving him alone in the cell (nytimes.com):
The prince’s name topped the headlines in British tabloids Sunday morning despite the palace’s vehement denials.
Denials of any “impropriety with underage minors” rather than having anything to do with anyone being given a bung to take a long desperate dump and drag feet thus forestalling Epstein being checked on, but one may assume that would be stated as “categorically untrue” by Buck House too if it were asked.
Updated 12th August 2019
With an appalled Attorney General William Barr acknowledging there were “serious irregularities”, stating that “Any co-conspirators should not rest easy” (theguardian.com) and with suggestion of death threats and possible extortion from fellow inmates (tmz.com) while the blame is being put on “severely overworked” guards (bbc.co.uk) possible formally briefly employed at Orange Is the New Black’s Litchfield Penitentiary:
Controversy swirls around Jeffrey Epstein’s death (nationalreview.com).
The Internet is ablaze with conspiracy theories, given the potential dirt that Epstein held on power players in the worlds of politics and finance. Alas, the president joined in, retweeting actor Terrence K. Williams’s post which insinuated that the Clintons arranged for Epstein to be killed:
Died of SUICIDE on 24/7 SUICIDE WATCH ? Yeah right! How does that happen#JefferyEpstein had information on Bill Clinton & now he’s dead
With Orange Don well aware conspiracy theories are the post-truth norm for much of his supporter base and as keen as ever to roll out #CrookedHillary to distance himself from accountability: Of course Trump ‘fell out’ with Epstein over real estate, not underage girls (vanityfair.com).
19th August 2019
And with a week having passed, the autopsy accepting Epstein’s death was a suicide (bbc.co.uk), two guards suspended and the warden removed (bbc.co.uk) and the billionaire’s private US Virgin Island raided by G-Men (thesun.co.uk), decorum now suggests it’s time for Buck House to release another statement from Andrew—who stepped down as UK trade envoy after severe criticism for his association with the convicted US billionaire (theguardian.com, Jul. 2011)—to give a comment, especially with the MailOnline released footage of him inside Epstein’s Manhattan mansion in 2010 after his conviction for procuring for prostitution a girl below age 18 in 2008, showing the him looking out from a large door of the mansion waving goodbye to a female guest as Epstein leaves:
Prince Andrew ‘appalled’ by Epstein sex abuse claims (theguardian.com).
A Buckingham Palace statement said: “The Duke of York has been appalled by the recent reports of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged crimes. His Royal Highness deplores the exploitation of any human being and the suggestion he would condone, participate in or encourage any such behaviour is abhorrent.”
With his inability to choose his friends wisely, no doubt exasperated Brenda (Wikipedia) still looking for a low key royal niche for her “favourite son” (thesun.co.uk) not involving him mixing with anyone with money or vices.
Updated 24th August 2019
And in a second statement:
Prince Andrew defends Jeffrey Epstein relationship (bbc.co.uk).
While wishing to “clarify the facts” around his “former association or friendship” with whom he now says it was a “mistake” to meet after he was released from prison, however infrequently “probably no more than only once or twice a year”.
“I have stayed in a number of his residences. At no stage during the limited time I spent with him did I see, witness or suspect any behaviour of the sort that subsequently led to his arrest and conviction.”
Reiterating that it was a “mistake and an error” and likely indeed that no foot licking was involved with the young lady depicted depicted leaving with a surreptitious looking Epstein who was indeed assuredly wearing very sensible shoes.
Updated 25th August 2019
But no matter how much he was “appalled” neither either statement seemingly helping to “clarify” those facts:
Facing mounting criticism from Joe Public complaining that the Royal Family’s website seemingly still listing Prince Andrew as a patron of one of the charity’s campaigns, forcing them to release their own statement:
“Prince Andrew is no longer our patron, he supported our Full Stop campaign which ended in 2009.”
Perhaps requiring butler to update the Royal website with perhaps the other “200 charities and organisations, including 33 involved in education and skills with young people” deciding to distance them self from his patronage too.
Updated 27th August 2019
And after a court hearing bringing an end to the criminal case because of Epstein’s death with alleged victims given opportunity to speak saying his death has robbed them of justice, with the now 35-year-old Virginia Giuffre doubled down on her accusations of Andrew after:
Prince Andrew ‘knows what he’s done’, claims Epstein accuser (theguardian.com).
“He knows what he’s done and he can attest to that,” Giuffre said about Prince Andrew, a video of the press conference showed. “He knows exactly what he’s done, and I hope he comes clean about it.”
And not just in the bath with memories of those young arches he allegedly loved to lick.
Updated 29th August 2019
And while Brenda takes flack for seemingly being the “shameful Brexit Queen” (independent.co.uk) allowing our “shaved orangutang” (thisisnocave.blogspot.com, 20th Jul. 2016) PM BoJo’s banana republic proroguing of Parliament, in response to Giuffre’s soundbyte the playboy prince gives another statement reiterating it’s still all “categorically untrue”:
A source close to the Queen’s second son responded to accuser Virginia Roberts—who declared yesterday: “He knows exactly what he’s done”—by saying: “Yes, he does know exactly what he’s done — nothing.”
Pointing out that there are “so many inconsistencies” in her testimony with the judge saying five years ago that it was “immaterial and impertinent to any application, and should be stricken”, pointing out the duke is teetotal in relation to the claim that he was drinking cocktails with her at London’s Tramp nightclub when demonstrating those “terrible pelvic smashing” dance moves.
And now taking issue with the evidence photo, with the duke’s lawyers repeatedly asking to be shown the original photograph which he has “absolutely no recollection” of it being taken and seemingly now suspecting some Photoshop fakery, with seemingly the fingers on the hand around Giuffre’s waist not significantly “chubby”, only being half-chub at best:
One source told the Standard: “Look at his fingers in the photo. The duke has quite chubby fingers, they don’t look right and nor does the height of the duke and the girl.”
Updated 20th September 2019
In her first television interview along with five other Jeffrey Epstein accusers on NBC’s Dateline airing tonight in the states:
Virginia Roberts describes ‘having sex with Prince Andrew aged 17 in bathroom of Ghislaine Maxwell’s London townhouse after he gave her vodka at a nightclub’ in her first TV interview along with five other Epstein accusers (dailymail.co.uk).
Repeating the tale of how after a night at Tramp Andrew had licked her feet in the bath before giving her one in the bedroom where she described “she was sleeping” with the instigator being allegedly Epstein’s chief procurer Ghislaine Maxwell, with the duke then swiftly taking his leave after some “soft sentiments”:
“He wasn’t rude or anything about it, he said, thank you and some kind of soft sentiments like that and left,” Giuffre said in her Friday interview.
But a raid on a Buck House by Knacker certainly still unlikely to be be filmed and broadcast from the air by the Beeb à la allegedly closeted septuagenarian Peter Pan of Pop Cliff Richard:
The Met Police saying when the Mail’s eager feelers reached out following the interview teaser that:
“Having closely examined the available evidence, the decision was made that this would not progress to a full investigation.
“As such, the matter was closed. We acknowledge the considerable interest and concern around this case and have revisited that decision making and believe it remains entirely appropriate.”
Next page: Prince Andrew gives an unprecendented “car crash” interview with BBC Newsnight denying any recollection of Virginia Roberts Giuffre but saying he “let the side down” by staying at the home of convicted sex offender.