Clip of Virginia Roberts’ interview on Prince Andrew released

‘He knows what happened, I know what happened – only one of us is telling the truth’: First clip of Virginia Roberts’ explosive Panorama interview on Prince Andrew is releasedVirginia Roberts claims Prince Andrew slept with her when she was a teenager Duke of York denied the allegation in a disastrous Newsnight interview Hour-long special of Panorama…

‘He knows what happened, I know what happened – only one of us is telling the truth’: First clip of Virginia Roberts’ explosive Panorama interview on Prince Andrew is released

  • Virginia Roberts claims Prince Andrew slept with her when she was a teenager 
  • Duke of York denied the allegation in a disastrous Newsnight interview 
  • Hour-long special of Panorama will air on Monday, focusing on Roberts’ claims
  • Comes as Andrew faces huge backlash after stepping down from royal duties  

By Sebastian Murphy-bates For Mailonline

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The first clip of Epstein trafficking victim Virginia Roberts’ explosive Panorama interview has surfaced showing her repeating her claim that Prince Andrew slept with her.

The hour-long special, which airs on BBC One on Monday was recorded before the Duke’s disastrous Newsnight interview, in which he denied the allegation.

But Virginia, who is now married and has the surname Giuffre, tells the show: ‘It was a really scary time in my life.

Virginia Roberts (pictured with Prince Andrew and Ghislaine Maxwell) says the prince had sex with her three times

‘He knows what happened, I know what happened. And there’s only one of us telling the truth.’

The duke has withdrawn from public duties after he was widely criticised for failing to show remorse for his friendship or much empathy with Epstein’s alleged victims during his television appearance. 

Ms Giuffre (left) has claimed in court papers in Florida that she was forced to have sex with Andrew when she was aged 17, under the state’s age of consent. She was trafficked by Epstein (right) while she was a teenager 

He has resigned from a large number of patronages or seen organisations he was once involved with sever ties.

Ms Giuffre has claimed in court papers in Florida that she was forced to have sex with Andrew when she was aged 17, under the state’s age of consent.

Virginia Roberts,  pictured left just days ago, is set to to appear on BBC Panorama on Monday next week after Andrew (right with Emily Maitlis) denied having sex with her on Newsnight

Her allegations, which Andrew strenuously denies, were struck from US civil court records in 2015 after a judge said they were ‘immaterial and impertinent’.

It follows Andrew’s attempt to defend himself against Ms Giuffre’s accusations and explain his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein during an interview on BBC’s Newsnight which was branded a ‘car crash’.

In the interview, the duke denied Ms Giuffre’s claims and said an alleged encounter with her 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.

Ms Giuffre alleged the duke sweated heavily as they danced at London nightclub Tramp.

During the interview, Andrew said he had a medical condition at the time, after suffering an overdose of adrenaline in the Falklands War when he was shot at, which meant he did not sweat.

The duke has withdrawn from public duties after he was widely criticised for failing to show remorse for his friendship with Epstein, or empathy for the alleged victims during his television appearance.

He has resigned from a large number of patronages, and seen organisations he was once involved with sever ties.

Ms Giuffre has 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.

Her allegations, which Andrew strenuously denies, were struck from US civil court records in 2015 after a judge said they were ‘immaterial and impertinent’.

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 has criticised the Metropolitan Police for failing to investigate her allegations.

The Met said it stands by its decision not to investigate claims by the duke’s accuser, and added that officers had spoken to other law enforcement agencies but have ‘not received a formal request asking for assistance’.

It said it reviewed its previous decision that it was ‘not the appropriate authority to conduct inquiries in these circumstances’ following Epstein’s death in August, and that its position remained unchanged.

Epstein killed himself in August in a New York prison while he was being held on sex trafficking charges.

Buckingham Palace has branded the allegations levelled at Andrew as ‘false and without any foundation’, stating: ‘Any suggestion of impropriety with under-age minors’ by the duke was ‘categorically untrue.’

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