Prince Andrew should talk to US authorities, latest Jeffrey Epstein accuser Jane Doe 15 says : International de

Updated November 19, 2019 17:09:31

Photo: The woman was wearing a bracelet reading ‘Epstein didn’t kill himself’. (Reuters: Lucy Nicholson

Epstein, 66, hanged himself in jail in August while awaiting trial on federal sex-trafficking charges, a medical examiner concluded. He had pleaded not guilty.

Two days earlier he signed a will and put his estimated $577 million estate into a trust.

Epstein’s brother and his lawyers have questioned a medical examiner’s conclusion that his death was a suicide.

The financier once counted among his friends US President Donald Trump, former president Bill Clinton and Prince Andrew.

In an interview on Saturday, Prince Andrew denied having sex with Virginia Giuffre, another of Epstein’s alleged victims, who said in a previously filed lawsuit that she was trafficked by Epstein and forced to have sex with Prince Andrew when she was 17.

Lawyers for the estate’s executors could not be reached for comment.

Woman allegedly told Epstein interested in helping her

Ms Doe, who grew up in a poor family in the Midwest, met Epstein’s secretary during a 2004 school trip to New York City.

The secretary later invited her to view a magic show in Las Vegas and then fly to Epstein’s New Mexico ranch in his private jet, the lawsuit said.

The secretary said Epstein was interested in helping girls who were in difficult circumstances, and when Ms Doe arrived, Epstein summoned her to give him a massage alone, and then sexually assaulted her, the lawsuit said.

The executors Darren Indyke and Richard Kahn last week said they would seek to create a compensation fund for victims.

The proposal must be approved by a court in the US Virgin Islands, which is overseeing the estate.

Topics: world-politics, sexual-misconduct, sexual-offences, united-states, united-kingdom

First posted November 19, 2019 16:37:58