Do we care about the fate of the Royal family? Surveys show half of Scotland admire them. Gosh, one of her sons, Prince Andrew, The Duke of York, is named in allegations centred around the paedophile convicted American financier, Jeffrey Epstein, allegations made by a woman who claims she was loaned out to his ‘friends’ in a sex-trafficking arrangement over many years. Epstein is now a registered sex offender. In reality, Yorkie has all the sexual allure of a cold Yorkshire pudding.
The Royal family has a very long history of squalid affairs, loose morals, tales of staff abuse quietly muffled. Traditionally, the press hid the evidence, turned a blind eye. Today, not so much.
The same girl, identified as Ms. Virginia Roberts, also met the Queen. In time she escaped from the spider’s web, (the girl, not the Queen) met a good man, (yes, a few do exist) got married, and moved to Australia to begin a new life. They have three children.
A Princes’ pleasures
Claiming innocence, Prince Andrew is accused of cavorting to a carnal degree with an underage girl, she forced to his bed, or on the sofa, television still blaring, or by the poolside, or among the Abutilon shrubbery – who knows? – gifted by his big business associates, a sweetener, a way of securing his loyalty.
What the prince was thinking of by associating with a known criminal after Epstein had served time is something that does not reflect well on his royal ability to play safe. Then again, who does the Royal family associate with but known criminals in the political and financial classes? Yorkie forgot to use discretion when defending Jeffrey Epstein.
Other women have been known to be ‘trafficked’ by Epstein, but when asked if Prince Andrew was a ‘client’ they invoke the Fifth Amendment and refuse to answer.
Chose a girl, any girl
It’s an old trick. Welcome into your society somebody who might be very useful to your empire, or who comes to you unsolicited to gain financial investment in some project, or seeking help to pay a debt. Give him the impression you are friends for life, a confidante. To reinforce the pals act loan him a leggy hooker for the night, take a few photographs, a video – keep the evidence in the wall safe for later use.
The hooker, or unwilling ingénue, is introduced into his company at dinner, deliberately placed next to the target at table, and at some point drilled into whispering, “I find you irresistibly sexy,” or some other phrase denoting she is his for the night. It’s the way of big business everywhere. Every man has his price.
Not a nice man
Another powerful man named in the ring of child sex is the US lawyer, Alan Dershowitz. He proclaims he will not rest until he shows the claims to be false, and he ‘advised the Duke of York to do everything in his power to clear his name too.’ Who said, a raven will not peck out the eye of another raven?
Alan Dershowitz interview style is invariably aggressive, on the attack, using mockery to demean an opponent. Coincidences of coincidences, that is how he responds to being named another paedophile in Epstein’s coterie of camp followers. Dershowitz advises a few denials from the Palace, each stronger than the last, is all the Royal Household should do. It will be believed by at last half the populace, and that is more than enough. ‘The chalice from the palace has the brew that is true.’
Dershowitz has filed a counter-claim against the unfortunate girl’s lawyers, arguing the story is false, knowingly false, that the lawyers and their client conspire against him, to create a false story. “We know she lied about [having sex with] other public figures, including a prime minister,” he averred, “So I think it must be presumed all her allegations against Prince Andrew are false as well. (Why? For what purpose? To be vilified by Dershowitz?) He wants Roberts’ lawyers disbarred – that attack tactic again.
Dershowitz managed to get a clause inserted into the plea bargain agreement that barred any future case against anybody associated with the sex scandal, and Epstein. Neat. Epstein takes the hit for them all, and a modest one at that.
The Good, the Bad, and the Plug Ugly
Before he became a champion for Israeli aggression, Dershowitz was one of the chief defence lawyers in famous trials: O. J. Simpson, Patty Hearst, Claus von Bülow, Mike Tyson, the tax avoiding Leona Hemsley, and sleazy weeping evangelist, Jim Bakker, among others. (He claims to have been a lawyer for Nelson Mandela but that claim appears out of character.)
Dershowitz is not a man who likes to lose. His teachers found him rebellious. “They told me to become something that needs a “big mouth and no brain” … so I became a lawyer.” Dershowitz is to the far right of US far right politics.
Ms. Roberts says she was 17 when she first met the Duke of York in London, claiming she was forced to have sexual contact with him by Epstein, in London, New York and on his private island in the Caribbean during an “orgy”.
The upshot is, there are several prominent, powerful men reeling on their heels, accused of debauchery and organised paedophilia. Who can deny there is an overriding interest in having these matters exposed to public light. There is considerable public interest in the question of how a serial child molester could arrange such a lenient plea agreement.
The unfortunate woman’s lawyers requested Prince Andrew give evidence. The Palace refused to accept the letter. Royalty are above the law.
Months later the charges were dropped, and Yorkie went on to lesser things. But as with these events it will come back to haunt him, sooner or later.
- 10 August 2019: Epstein, arrested for the second time, awaiting trial, was found dead in his cell just hours before his store of documents implicating the high and powerful was released to the court. The CCTV camera was switched off.
- It also transpired that Epstein made a will while in prison, signed just two days before his jailhouse suicide puts more than $577 million USD in assets into a trust fund that could make it more difficult for his dozens of accusers to collect damages.
- In November 2019 prince Andrew allowed himself interviewed in a BBC set piece documentary in which he “couldn’t recollect” sleeping with young girls supplied by Epstein – not the same as not having done it – and was sorry he stayed at his house.
The women, trafficked as underage girls, must get justice.