US lawyer calls for Prince Andrew to assist with Epstein sex trafficking probe
28 January 2020, 08:32 | Updated: 28 January 2020, 08:36
A US lawyer who represents who represents some of Jeffrey Epstein's alleged victims has called for the Duke of York to "do the right thing" and assist authorities with their sex trafficking investigation.
Lisa Bloom, who represents five women who have accused billionaire sex offender Epstein, said today: "Push has come to shove. There are dozens of women who allege they were the victims of sexual assault by this predator Jeffrey Epstein.
"It is time for anyone with information to come forward and answer questions. Prince Andrew himself is accused of sexual misconduct and he also spent a great deal of time with Jeffrey Epstein.
"So, it's time to stop playing games and to come forward to do the right thing and answer questions."
I just did a series of UK press interviews stating, on behalf of the 5 Epstein victims I represent, that Prince Andrew should cooperate with law enforcement and answer questions. ALL of the interviewers raised the Harry Dunn case. How many Americans have heard of this? 1/— Lisa Bloom (@LisaBloom) January 28, 2020
Gloria Allred, a lawyer for five of Epstein's accusers, has said Andrew should speak to law enforcement in the US regarding the case.
She said: "If he has done nothing wrong, which appears to be what he has claimed, then why won't he talk to law enforcement?
"No response is the same as zero co-operation. This is ridiculous. It's just not acceptable."
Ms Allred said: "We could, also, in our civil law suit, seek to subpoena Prince Andrew.
"Certainly, if he ever came back to the United States - that would be one of the first things that I'm sure a lot of lawyers, including me, would want to do."