New evidence from the Jeffrey Epstein case has just been released to the public, and what the court documents show will make your head shake.
As reported by The Washington Examiner, the newly released documents reveal claims that the United Kingdom’s Prince Andrew urged the United States government to go easy on Epstein back in 2008 when Epstein was facing charges relating to underage prostitution.
Back in 2008, Epstein pleaded guilty to soliciting a minor for prostitution. Thanks to a “sweetheart plea deal,” he served less than 18 months in prison before being let out on a work-release program.
We already knew this. What we didn’ t know, however, was about Prince Andrew’s alleged lobbying efforts.
Among the 600 pages of evidence just released this week was a motion from a 2015 libel case brought by alleged victim Virginia Roberts Giuffre against close Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell. The lawyers representing two of the alleged victims in the libel case sought, with the motion, documents which they claimed would demonstrate Prince Andrew’s lobbying efforts.
“They are seeking documents regarding Epstein’s lobbying efforts to persuade the government to give him a favorable plea arrangement, including efforts on his behalf by Prince Andrew and former Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz,” the motion reads.
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Among the newly released court documents is a deposition from Giuffre in which she stated that Prince Andrew had information that would be helpful to investigators.
“Yes, he would know a lot of the truth,” she said. “I don’t know how much he’d be able to help you with, but seeing as he’s in a lot of trouble himself these days, I think he might, so I think he might be valuable.”
Dershowitz has already responded to the claim on Twitter, writing, “There are no new accusations against me in the documents.” Prince Andrew, however, has not responded, and, instead, seems to still be in hiding, probably in some Royal Family basement.
What we all want to know, of course, is what was the relationship between Andrew and Epstein. The allegation, of course, is that Andrew was involved in Epstein’s sexual exploitation of underage girls — or he at least knew about it. Prince Andrew, however, has denied any wrongdoing, stating that he distanced himself from Epstein back in 2010.
We’ll have to see what comes of these newly released court documents. The FBI is currently investigating Epstein’s friends and associates, and, accordingly, would like to speak with Prince Andrew. There are no signs, however, that Andrew is willing to cooperate.