A woman who claims she was forced into having sex with Prince Andrew will say that ‘only one of us is telling the truth’ during an explosive BBC interview to be aired next week.
Virginia Giuffre spoke to BBC’s Panorama about claims she was forced to have sex with the royal when she was 17.
In a clip from the programme released on Twitter, Ms Giuffre says: “It was a really scary time in my life.
“He knows what happened, I know what happened and there’s only one of us telling the truth.”
“He knows what happened, I know what happened and there’s only one of us telling the truth.”— Panorama 🌐 (@BBCPanorama) November 28, 2019
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The hour-long episode, titled The Prince And The Epstein Scandal, is set to be screened on BBC1 on Monday evening.
Ms Giuffre, previously known as Virginia Roberts, alleges the duke slept with her on three separate occasions. The duke denies the allegations.
The programme comes after Andrew was interviewed on BBC’s Newsnight , in which he endeavoured to defend himself against the allegations.
During the interview, which was branded a “disaster”, he said an alleged encounter with Ms Giuffre couldn’t have happened because he had taken his daughter Beatrice to Pizza Express in Woking at the time.
He also claimed allegations he had sweated heavily when dancing with Ms Giuffre at London nightclub Tramp couldn’t be true because at the time a medical condition meant he did not sweat.
The duke has withdrawn from public duties amid the storm over the claims and criticism that he has failed to show remorse for his friendship with Epstein or empathy for the alleged victims.
Ms Giuffre has claimed in court papers in Florida that she was forced to have sex with Andrew when she was aged 17, below the state’s age of consent.
Buckingham Palace has branded the allegations “false and without any foundation”, stating: “Any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors by the duke was “categorically untrue”.
Ms Giuffre has also criticised the Metropolitan Police for failing to investigate her allegations after the force said it officers had spoken to other law enforcement agencies but have “not received a formal request asking for assistance”.
Epstein killed himself in August in a New York prison while he was being held on sex trafficking charges.