Panorama’s interview with an alleged Jeffrey Epstein victim who claims she slept with the Duke of York when she was a teenager is to be broadcast today!
The BBC One investigative programme entitled The Prince And The Epstein Scandal has been extended to run for a full hour.
It will feature Virginia Giuffre’s first UK television interview about her claim how she slept with the Prince.
Ms Giuffre will tell her story and reveal new details about her time with Epstein.
Reporter Darragh MacIntyre will also examine Ghislaine Maxwell’s alleged role in Epstein’s prolific sex offending.
Andrew’s attempts to defend himself against Ms Giuffre’s accusations and explain his friendship with Epstein, a convicted paedophile, in a BBC Newsnight interview were branded a “car crash” and led to him withdrawing from public duties as well as being dropped from many charities and losing sponsorship from national brands.
He was widely criticised for failing to show any remorse for his association with the disgraced financier or empathy with Epstein’s victims during his television appearance.
Ms Giuffre claimed in court papers in Florida that she was forced to have sex with Andrew when she was aged 17, below the state’s age of consent.
Prince Andrew strongly denies the allegations, and Buckingham Palace has branded the allegations “false and without any foundation”, stating: “Any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors” by the duke was “categorically untrue”.
Ms Giuffre claims the duke had sexual intercourse with her on three separate occasions, twice while she was underage.
During his Newnight interview, Prince Andrew said an alleged encounter with Ms Giuffre in 2001 did not happen as he spent the day with his daughter, Princess Beatrice, taking her to Pizza Express in Woking for a party.