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‘Got some questions about Virginia Roberts’: Prince Andrew’s bombshell 5:50am email to Ghislaine Maxwell just hours after ‘trafficked slave’ said she had sex with the royal is uncovered by BBC probe

  • Virginia Roberts claims she had sex with Duke when she was 17-years-old at Ghislaine Maxwell’s Belgravia townhouse, which he categorically denies
  • Andrew sent a 5.50am email to Maxwell to say he had ‘specific questions’ about Virginia Roberts, in 2015 after elements of the allegation broke. Ghislaine replied: ‘Have some info. Call me when you have a moment.’
  • Five other women have claimed Andrew witnessed Epstein’s sexual abuse and their lawyer told the BBC he had drafted subpoenas for the prince to give evidence in court if he ever set foot in the US again
  • Ms Roberts spoke of feeling ‘horrified ashamed and dirty’ after sex with Andrew, adding: ‘I had just been abused by a member of the royal family.’ She also described how he had ‘rained’ with sweat at a nightclub
  • A never-before-seen of Prince Andrew attending Royal Ascot with Epstein and his alleged madam Maxwell emerged in the BBC programme, showing Epstein grinning while at the racecourse in June, 2000
  • Andrew has repeatedly and categorically denied any sexual conduct with minors

Prince Andrew sent an email to Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged madam Ghislaine Maxwell at 5.50am to let her know he had ‘specific questions’ about Virginia Roberts in 2015.

Tonight’s BBC Panorama investigation uncovered the email which suggests he asked for Ghislaine Maxwell’s help in responding to Virginia Roberts’ claims he had sex with her when she was 17 and a trafficked ‘sex slave’ of Epstein.

In the email the Prince tells Ghislaine Maxwell: ‘Let me know when we can talk. Got some specific questions to ask you about Virginia Roberts.’

Ghislaine replies: ‘Have some info. Call me when you have a moment.’

Ghislaine replies: ‘Have some info. Call me when you have a moment.’

The Duke of York sent an email to Ghislaine Maxwell at 5.50am in 2015 to let her know he had 'specific questions' about Virginia Roberts after elements of the allegations came to light

The Duke of York sent an email to Ghislaine Maxwell at 5.50am in 2015 to let her know he had ‘specific questions’ about Virginia Roberts after elements of the allegations came to light

Maxwell replied to say she had 'some info' and recommended Andrew telephone her

Maxwell replied to say she had ‘some info’ and recommended Andrew telephone her

In moving and at times tearful interviews on Monday night, Virginia Roberts also said she is ‘calling BS’ on ‘ridiculous excuses’ from ‘people on the inside’ which seek to rubbish her claim of having had sex with Prince Andrew while a teenager trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein, adding, ‘because that’s what it is’

In moving and at times tearful interviews tonight, Virginia Roberts also said she is ‘calling BS’ on ‘ridiculous excuses’ from ‘people on the inside’ which seek to rubbish her claim of having had sex with Prince Andrew while a teenager trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein, adding, ‘because that’s what it is’.

The 35-year-old has continually alleged that she was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein and had to have sex with Andrew, which the Duke of York categorically denies.

She told the BBC‘s Panorama in an interview on BBC One at 9pm tonight that ‘The people on the inside are going to keep coming up with these ridiculous excuses – like his arm was elongated or the photo was doctored, or he came to New York to break up with Jeffrey Epstein.

‘I mean, come on, I’m calling BS on this, because that’s what it is.’

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