A woman who claims that Jeffrey Epstein committed “brutal, sustained sexual assault” against her when she was 15 years old urged Prince Andrew to provide information about the convicted sex offender.
The new prosecutor, who calls himself “Jane Doe 15,” turned to the Duke of York at a press conference on Monday, where she and lawyer Gloria Allred filed a lawsuit against Epstein’s property. She is one of about a dozen women suing the property of a late financier for alleged sexual abuse.
“Prince Andrew and anyone else close to Epstein should speak and swear an oath about what information they have,” said Jane Doe 15.
Allred said she encouraged Andrew to "voluntarily meet with the FBI and the prosecutors who are investigating this criminal case in New York, and to provide his affidavit."
Their plea came after Andrew attacked a bomb in a BBC Newsnight interview in which Andrew pressed his friendship with Epstein, who had committed suicide in a Manhattan prison several months ago after being arrested for sex trafficking.
Andrew claims to have met Epstein through Gislen Maxwell – the daughter of media baron Robert Maxwell – who was accused of serving as Epstein's attorney. Virginia Juffre said that Epstein took her to London on her private jet around 2001, when she was 17 years old. According to her, after dinner and dancing, Juffre and the Prince entered into sexual relations at Maxwell's house in Belgravia. Andrei denies the lawsuit. Maxwell also strongly denied misconduct.
She said that after she returned home from New Mexico, Epstein's assistant invited her to her home in the Virgin Islands. She claimed that the assistant said that Andrew would be among the guests, and added that she declined the invitation.
“Epstein accepted my sexual innocence,” the woman said during the clip.
The royal family did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The prince is not charged with misconduct against Jane Doe 15 and claims to have severed ties with Epstein in 2010.
Court documents detail the alleged abuse.
Jane Doe 15 said she was lured into the dark world of Epstein when she was in New York during a school trip. She was allowed one day to visit her sister, who was a model in New York. Sister Jane Doe, who knew Epstein, invited her to her town house, she claims.
Upon arriving at his townhouse in Tony, the Upper East Side area of Manhattan, his secretary allegedly began “caring for Jane Doe 15, which will be used as Epstein's sexual object – she took photos of Jane Doe 15, gave her an iPod and told her Jane Doe. " 15 that Epstein really wanted to meet her. ” The secretary withdrew contact information for Jane Doe, the lawsuit said.
A few weeks later, she claims that the secretary sent Jane Doe 15 years by email, saying: “Epstein was excited about the photographs and was very interested [her]“She and her sister were invited to the magic show in Las Vegas, and then to the Epstein Ranch in New Mexico.
For Jane Doe 15, who “grew up in a poor family in the Midwest,” the prospect of travel seemed “exciting.” She convinced her mother to let her go on a trip. She then received ticket information from the secretary.
After the show, the girl and her sister were taken to the airport, where they boarded Epstein's private jet. Epstein was present “along with several young girls,” she says.
Upon arrival at the ranch, Jane Doe 15 and others were told that they can do whatever they want — for example, ride horses or ATVs or use the hot tubs or pool.
Jane Doe 15 says that once during her time at the ranch she was invited to the main house and taken to Epstein’s bedroom, where he allegedly wore a bathrobe and required massage. The girl says she felt that Epstein wanted her to have sex, “but she did not know what it was. Epstein seemed to be upset as a result. "
Then he attacked her with the device, according to court documents.
She says she left the ranch after three or four days.
The lawyer representing the executors of Epstein’s property did not immediately respond to requests for comment.