JEFFREY EPSTEIN accuser Virginia Roberts claims she hid her disappointment on learning the ‘English prince’ she was allegedly required to have sex with was Andrew and not William or Harry.
The masseuse, then 17, had been forced into prostitution by the US billionaire and his English ‘fixer’ Ghislaine Maxwell, according to allegations in court papers released hours before Epstein’s death.
Ms Maxwell told the teenager her 2001 assignment was ‘to go dancing with a Prince of England this evening’, it is claimed.
‘Hoping it would be one of the younger generation, I was disappointed when she told me it was the Duke of York,’ Ms Roberts recalled. ‘I looked at her with a fake surprised look. “What… wow!”, I exclaimed.’
The three went for dinner and on to Tramp nightclub in London’s West End. ‘I just giggled, not really knowing how to reply to an ageing man with a bad smile and terrible moves,’ she wrote. ‘He was the most incredibly hideous dancer I had ever seen.
‘After an hour of pelvic smashing we finally exited the floor. His Royal Highness was dripping with sweat.’
They returned to Ms Maxwell’s townhouse where, she alleges, Andrew had sex with her in a bath.
The claim was denied by the duke and also by Ms Maxwell, who insisted the bathtub was ‘too small for a man of Prince Andrew’s size to enjoy a bath in let alone sex’.
The same year Andrew allegedly fondled the breast of another Epstein victim in a bizarre incident involving a Spitting Image type dummy of the prince, according to claims in the court papers.
Johanna Sjoberg and Ms Roberts were at Epstein’s New York mansion when Ms Maxwell brought the puppet from a cupboard and Ms Roberts sat on a sofa with it.
‘I sat on Andrew’s lap, I believe on my own volition,’ said Ms Sjoberg, who was 21 at the time. ‘They took the puppet’s hands and put it on Virginia’s breast, and so Andrew put his on mine,’ she claimed.
A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: ‘This relates to proceedings in the US, to which the Duke of York is not a party.’ In 2015, the palace ‘emphatically denied’ that the duke ‘had any form of sexual contact or relationship with Virginia Roberts. Any claim to the contrary is false and without foundation’.