Buckingham Palace was of course quick to broadcast fat Andy's statement that he totally denied the allegations, (and we were equally quick to quote that great line from the late Mandy Rice Davis on being informed, that a prominent Conservative politician Lord Astor had denied an affair with her, "He would, wouldn't he."
Back in the days when the lovely Mandy was a key figure in a political sex scandal, everybody naturally believed the establishment figure who "would, wouldn't he", now of course, with freedom of information law and The Internet always available to broadcast the minority report, and with fifty years of being lied to behind us, nobody (well except for a few power and authority worshipping lefties) believes politicians, mainstream media or members of the establishment.
And rightly so it seems. In spite of The Duke Of York's claim that he did not know his accuser, Virginia Roberts, still photos showing them together have emerged and rumours that a video recording made by Epstein of them 'together' (i.e. at it) exists.
All we can say is what a great start to the year. Bring it on.
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One thing we find iffy about this story however is the way it has been reported as a paedophile scandal. While the alleged abuse took place in Florida where the age of consent is 18, and Virginia Roberts was 17 at the time, no matter that a crime has been committed, or how repellent some people may find the idea of a 17 year old woman having sex with a man of 40ish, she was at the time a sexually developed young adult.
Let's concentrate on the sleazy company and was keeping, and the allegation that disgraced press baron Robert Maxwell's daughter Ghislaine took the role of madam at Epstein's Florida mansion, procuring girls for the wealthy and powerful. There is plenty of fun to be had from that.
And then there's this ...
Prince Andrew 'underage sex slave' claims she was paid £10K after he bedded her
John McCain’s Widow Comments on Jeffrey Epstein’s Sex Trafficking ChargesJohn McCain’s Widow Comments on Jeffrey Epstein’s Sex Trafficking Charges
Speaking at a human trafficking event in Florida, McCain revealed that her family was quite familiar with Epstein’s wrongdoings as one girl from her daughter’s high school was actually among the financier’s underage victims, then suddenly acknowledging that she “knew” about his crimes.