It is a testimony that Prince Andrew would have done well. For several months, the son of Elizabeth II has firmly denied being involved in the Jeffrey Epstein scandal, and claims to never have had sex with Virginia Giuffre when she was 17 years old. After a catastrophic interview with the BBC, and which earned him the withdrawal from public life and his royal obligations, the Duke of York is now trying to be discreet, and if possible, to be forgotten from justice. But the recent arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell, as well as a new testimony in this case, will surely not help her case.
Indeed, The Sun has collected the testimony of Shukri Walker, who claims to have seen Prince Andrew several years previously in the company of Jeffrey Epstein in a nightclub, where Virginia Giuffre was also located. “I remember him dancing and chatting with the young girl,” assured the witness, who recognized Prince Andrew for having unwittingly stepped on his foot during that evening. “He smiled and said, ‘No problem,'” she said. A testimony that will not help Prince Andrew, who has always maintained that this famous evening of March 18, 2001, he was not with Virginia Giuffre but with his daughter, Princess Beatrice.
The Pizza Express alibi for Prince Andrew no longer holds
Last November during his interview with the BBC, Prince Andrew had indeed affirmed that the evening when his alleged victim claims to have had sex with her, he had taken his eldest daughter “to a party at Pizza Express in Woking “. An event engraved in his memory, because not very common for him. “It’s an unusual thing for me, it’s not really me,” he had justified himself to the journalist, who stressed that he remembered this event as if it were yesterday.
A detail that Shukri Walker discovered like many British people, and that she wished to deny. “When I watched the BBC interview and saw Prince Andrew deny knowing Virginia, saying he had no memory of that night, I must have come forward, she said. to the tabloid. Because I was there and I remember it “.
2-12-2019 TV special “Panorama: The Prince and the Epstein Scandal” Pictured: Prince Andrew, D © © PLA / Planet Photos / KCS PRESSE