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Trump: Ignore All the Pics, I Don't Know Prince Andrew

Multiple photos of them together seem to contradict president's claim

(Newser) - After his train wreck of a TV interview last month about his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein, Prince Andrew has been shunned by business backers , given the nod to step away from his royal duties, been kicked out of Buckingham Palace , and had his birthday party nixed . Now, what was at... More »

Prince Andrew Accuser Tells of Instructions She Was Given

Virginia Giuffre alleges Ghislaine Maxwell told her what had to be done that 2001 night

(Newser) - In an hour-long interview set to air Monday night on Britain's BBC Panorama program, Jeffrey Epstein's accuser Virginia Giuffre recounts the night she met Prince Andrew and the series of events that followed. Giuffre alleges that as a 17-year-old in 2001, she accompanied Epstein and his then-girlfriend Ghislaine... More »

UK Cops: Here's Why We Didn't Investigate Epstein Allegations

Probe 'would be largely focused on activities and relationships outside the UK'

(Newser) - Police in London have confirmed that they received an allegation of sex trafficking against Prince Andrew in 2015—but they decided they weren't the ones who should deal with it. Scotland Yard spokesman Alex Murray said Thursday that the force decided not to launch a full investigation because it... More »

Queen Just Took Away Prince Andrew’s Birthday

Royal will now only get a 'small family dinner' for his 60th birthday

(Newser) - "What're you gonna do, take away my birthday?" is the defiant taunt of many a child, and in the instance of Britain's Prince Andrew in the fallout over his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein, the answer is well, yes. On the heels of kicking her third child out... More »

Epstein Is 'Alive ... in the Middle East.' Oh, Really?

Conspiracy theories about the convicted sex offender refuse to die

(Newser) - At another time in history, the indictment of two jail guards responsible for monitoring Jeffrey Epstein the night he killed himself might have served as an emphatic rebuttal to suspicions that the wealthy sex offender was actually murdered, the AP reports. Not in 2019. Conspiracy theories continued to flourish, even... More »

Looks Like Buckingham Palace Just Told Andrew to Scram

Report says prince has been booted from his private office there, with the queen's OK

(Newser) - More fallout is raining down upon Prince Andrew after his "train wreck" of an interview with the BBC last week. As businesses distance themselves from the prince and he pulls back from public duties after revealing details on his friendship with the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, Andrew has... More »

Epstein's Guards Were Allegedly Shopping, Sleeping

AG Barr describes 'perfect storm of screw-ups'

(Newser) - Enough with the conspiracy theories, says Attorney General William Barr, asserting that a "series" of mistakes allowed Jeffrey Epstein to take his own life at a Manhattan jail in August. "I can understand people … whose minds went to sort of the worst-case scenario because it was a... More »

Queen Gives Prince Andrew the OK to 'Step Back'

He'll remove himself from public duties for the 'foreseeable future'

(Newser) - The queen has weighed in on the maelstrom Prince Andrew has found himself in following his Saturday BBC interview. The Guardian reports that in a statement, Andrew on Wednesday announced that he has "asked Her Majesty if I may step back from public duties for the foreseeable future, and... More »

Prince Andrew's Business Backers Start to Back Away

Companies are seemingly distancing themselves from his initiatives

(Newser) - More fallout after an interview that one royal watcher dubbed "a plane crashing into an oil tanker, causing a tsunami, triggering a nuclear explosion level bad." Brands have begun retreating from organizations and initiatives supported by Prince Andrew in the wake of his interview on the relationship he... More »

2 Jeffrey Epstein Guards Are Charged

They're accusing of falsifying records after failing to check on the prisoner

(Newser) - Two correctional officers responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein the night he killed himself have been charged with falsifying prison records, per the AP . A grand jury indictment made public Tuesday accused guards Toval Noel and Michael Thomas of failing to perform checks on Epstein every half hour, as required, and... More »

Andrew's Interview Called Worse Than a 'Train Wreck'

Seems people aren't buying his denials

(Newser) - Prince Andrew's TV interview about his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein has triggered shock waves of disbelief across British media, CNN reports. To recap, the prince soberly denied even knowing accuser Virginia Giuffre, who was underage at the time. In particular, he denied having sex with Giuffre... More »

Epstein's Jail Guards Say No to Plea Deal

Seems the Justice Dept. is mulling criminal charges

(Newser) - Federal prosecutors offered a plea deal to two correctional officers responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein on the night of his death, but the officers have declined the offer, people familiar with the matter tell the AP . The existence of the plea offer signals the Justice Department is considering criminal charges... More »

Prince Andrew on Epstein Accuser: I Don't Remember Meeting Her

In BBC interview, prince also says 2010 stay with Epstein was 'definitely the wrong thing to do'

(Newser) - Prince Andrew's interview with the BBC airs Saturday night in the UK, and snippets are dribbling out. The 59-year-old royal sits down with BBC Newsnight's Emily Maitlis, who interrogates him about his links to the late Jeffrey Epstein, including on claims by accuser Virginia Giuffre that she was... More »

'No Holds Barred' as Prince Andrew Talks Epstein

BBC Newsnight interview airs Saturday

(Newser) - Prince Andrew has for the first time answered questions on his ties to the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Queen Elizabeth II's second son sat down with the BBC on Thursday for a "no holds barred interview" that was the result of six months of negotiations with Buckingham... More »

In Lawmaker's Impeachment Tweets, a 'Morbid Acrostic'

GOP Rep. Paul Gosar spelled out 'EPSTEIN DIDN'T KILL HIMSELF'

(Newser) - Politicians and lawmakers use social media for all kinds of reasons: to inform their constituents, educate the general public, air grievances , and ... post "morbid acrostics"? That's what Politico says GOP Rep. Paul Gosar's Twitter account did Wednesday as it live-tweeted the first public Trump impeachment hearing... More »

Brother Alarmed by Injuries on Jeffrey Epstein's Body

Mark Epstein complains that he still doesn't have his brother's full file

(Newser) - Last week a pathologist hired by Jeffrey Epstein's brother said the late financier may have been murdered . On Tuesday, that brother elaborated on what he frames as suspicious details turned up by the autopsy. Fox News viewed the autopsy files and reports they detail injuries that Mark describes as... More »

ABC News' Amy Robach Has to Explain Her Epstein Comments

She's caught on a hot mic airing frustration about an interview not airing

(Newser) - "I'm so pissed right now." So ABC News anchor Amy Robach said in a private August conversation with her producer that was captured by a hot mic and released this week by conservative activist James O'Keefe's Project Veritas, reports Mediaite . Robach was talking about a... More »

Forensic Expert Suggests Epstein Was Murdered

Neck fractures imply homicidal strangulation: Dr. Michael Baden

(Newser) - A forensic pathologist hired by Jeffrey Epstein's brother says the financier may have been murdered inside his Manhattan prison cell on Aug. 10. "There's evidence here of homicide that should be investigated," Dr. Michael Baden, a former New York City medical examiner who witnessed the autopsy,... More »

2 New Names Emerge in Epstein Drama

Jennifer Araoz updates her lawsuit with fresh accusations

(Newser) - Four women regularly helped Jeffrey Epstein orchestrate his sexual assaults, according to newly updated court documents . Jennifer Araoz, who first pointed a finger at Epstein in July and filed suit in August, named the accused: Ghislaine Maxwell, publishing heiress and Epstein companion; Lesley Groff, Epstein's secretary; Rosalyn Fontanilla, his... More »

Epstein Accuser: There's Another Guilty Party in All This

Artist Maria Farmer says Victoria's Secret CEO Leslie Wexner is also responsible

(Newser) - A Jeffrey Epstein accuser says billionaire fashion mogul Leslie Wexner is also responsible for her sexual assault—because she lived on his Ohio estate and was manhandled by his security after it happened, the Washington Post reports. An artist, Maria Farmer says she had gotten a job creating two paintings... More »

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