Epstein victims' lawyer says Prince Andrew should speak to US authorities 'without conditions and without delay'

Epstein victims' lawyer says Prince Andrew should speak to US authorities 'without conditions and without delay'
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An attorney for Jeffrey Epstein's victims said Prince Andrew should speak to U.S. investigators about his relationship with the late convicted sex offender, according to The Associated Press, as the royal family works to manage fallout  from their association.

Attorney Gloria AllredGloria Rachel AllredMan seen slapping reporter's rear on TV charged with misdemeanor battery Epstein victims' lawyer says Prince Andrew should speak to US authorities 'without conditions and without delay' Do non-disclosure agreements hurt or help women? MORE said Thursday that a statement from the prince that he was “willing to help any appropriate law enforcement agency with their investigations, if required” needed clarification.

“Is he insisting that he be served with a subpoena to testify, or is he willing to speak to law enforcement without being legally required to do so?” Allred said in a BBC appearance, according to the AP.

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Andrew announced Wednesday that he would withdraw from public duties “for the foreseeable future” amid controversy over his relationship with Epstein. Court papers for U.S. investigations into Epstein remain sealed, and it is unclear whether the prince is the focus of any part of the probe.

Lisa Bloom, Allred’s daughter and herself an attorney for Epstein’s victims, tweeted that Andrew was “simply not credible” in a recent BBC interview in which the prince attempted to address the firestorm.

“He and his staff must cooperate with all investigations, show up for civil depositions and trials, and produce all documents. We are just getting started,” she added.

A woman who says she was trafficked by Epstein claims Andrew raped her when she was 17. While the prince has denied the allegations, he defended the association and said it was necessary to provide business contacts while he served as Britain’s special trade representative.

Epstein died in August while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges in what officials ruled was a suicide.