Prince Andrew And His Lawyers Are Now Cooperating With Feds Over Jeffrey Epstein Scandal
Prince Andrew's reputation has forever been tarnished after it was revealed that he and the charged, Jeffrey Epstein, had been hanging around as friends. Things went sour for Mr. Andrew when he conducted an interview with BBC which was widely hailed as "odd" and counterproductive.
Afterward, it was revealed by multiple outlets that Prince Andrew had been avoiding the FBI and other investigators, and refused to cooperate with them. However, a new report from Page Six claims that Prince Andrew and his attornies have since been in contact with authorities.
Reportedly, Prince Andrew has been feeling the pressure to cooperate with officials regarding the former billionaire, who died suspiciously while awaiting trial. Since Epstein died, conspiracy theories have proliferated, with many arguing he was killed to save the reputations of some of the world's most influential people.
Regardless, Andrew and his team have since been in contact with investigators, Geoffrey Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, recently confirmed. Berman confirmed to The Telegraph that there had been "communication between both legal teams."
This comes after his comments back in January that Prince Andrew hadn't cooperated with authorities at all. Later, the New York Times quoted a source who claimed Andrew was refusing to respond to the calls from federal investigators.
In a much older statement from earlier this year, Berman said that despite Prince Andrew's public comments on how he would cooperate with them, he never did. Berman said in his statement, "Prince Andrew has now completely shut the door on voluntary cooperation."
As it was previously reported, Prince Andrew's BBC interview last November not only tarnished his reputation in the public eye but also led to the royal family kicking him out as an official member. Prince Andrew announced he was stepping down from his position not long after.
Virginia Roberts Giuffre, one of the women involved in the Jeffrey Epstein case, claims that she had to have sex with Prince Andrew not once but three times. She had claimed that she was trafficked to Prince Andrew by Jeffrey when she was just 17-years-old.