Buried emails from Prince Andrew have revealed the under-fire duke was asking close friend Ghislaine Maxwell for information on his accuser.
Emails between Prince Andrew and close friend Ghislaine Maxwell uncovered in a BBC documentary have thrown doubt on his claims that he did not recall meeting his accuser Virginia Giuffre in 2001.
The BBC’s Panorama aired a bombshell interview with the former “sex slave” who alleges she was trafficked by convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein and made to have sex with Prince Andrew three times in 2001 and 2002 when she was 17 years old.
Giuffre, then known as Virginia Roberts, first made the claims she had sex with Prince Andrew in 2015.
The new Panorama interview contained explicit details of the night Giuffre alleges she was made to have sex with Prince Andrew, in March 2001, including claims that “it didn’t last very long, the whole entire procedure”.
“It was disgusting. He wasn’t mean or anything … He just got up and walked out,” she said.
Prince Andrew has said he has no recollection of meeting Giuffre, denied having sex with her and has suggested a picture of them in a London townhouse is a fake.
However, an email between Prince Andrew and Maxwell in 2015 – aired on Panorama after being found buried in thousands of pages of legal documents – show the pair had discussed her at one point.
“Let me know when we can talk. Got some specific questions to ask you about Virginia Roberts,” Prince Andrew wrote to Maxwell.
She replies: “Have some info – call me when you have a moment.”