Prince Andrew has drawn a lot of negative attention to himself after commenting on the recent scandal involving late financier Jeffrey Epstein, using some words to describe the situation which some have noted were “too soft.”
More specifically, Prince Andrew claimed that Epstein had conducted himself in a “manner unbecoming,” a statement which many have started to repeat in a mocking manner, and has been ridiculed heavily.
It does not seem like Prince Andrew was trying to downplay the seriousness of the accusations brought up against Epstein.
At the same time, some have noted that his comment painted him in a very insensitive light with regards to everything that had happened recently, and some have even questioned if he was actually thinking about what he was saying in public, considering the reaction he has drawn with this statement.
However, then again, Britain’s Prince Andrew has his own matter to deal with. Earlier today, Virginia Giuffre, who is now known as Virginia Roberts, destroyed the shred of good reputation he had.
Talking to BBC, the American woman, who claimed that Epstein had used her in his sex trafficking ring, said she was forced to perform sex acts with the Duke of York.
She said: “I’m calling BS on this because that’s what it is. He knows what happened. I know what happened, and there’s only one of us telling the truth, and I know that’s me. I just didn’t expect it from royalty. I didn’t expect it from someone people look up to and admire in the royal family.”
The former “sex slave” confessed: “It was a wicked time in my life. I had just been abused by a member of the royal family. I wasn’t chained to a sink. But these powerful people were my chains.”
Buckingham Palace was quick to deny the allegation with a statement that read: “It is emphatically denied that The Duke of York had any form of sexual contact or relationship with Virginia Roberts. Any claim to the contrary is false and without foundation.”
Meanwhile, the situation around Epstein has continued to develop, despite the fact that the financier has taken his own life.
Much remains under speculation, and people have been actively discussing the way the story has unfolded from multiple perspectives.
Some have continued to maintain that Epstein did not commit suicide, along with various other conspiracy theories that have been making the rounds recently.
And while some expected that the story would die down relatively quickly, that does not seem to be the case so far.
Epstein’s death has drawn even more attention to what is going on, raising various questions that nobody seems to be capable — or willing — to answer right now.