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Old 08-09-2019, 03:58 PM
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Nobody is twisting any words. You said what you said and the media is broader than just the Daily Fail and lazy gossip news sites. If anything, Prince Andrew gets a pass by the media and we all know why and how.

And can I just say, just because I am not using emoji's in my post, doesn't mean I am attacking anyone here.
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Old 08-09-2019, 04:16 PM
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Nobody is twisting any words. You said what you said and the media is broader than just the Daily Fail and lazy gossip news sites. If anything, Prince Andrew gets a pass by the media and we all know why and how.

And can I just say, just because I am not using emoji's in my post, doesn't mean I am attacking anyone here.
Believe it or not; but I don't like arguing and hate sounding like the difficult poster in threads - so I'm not attacking anyone either. It wasn't that you weren't using emojis which made me think this, it was more the fact that you said with firm capital letters that Andrew was NOT the victim. I knew that, and was simply stating my reasoning for the original post that prevented this whole thing, and I must admit that perhaps I was a little annoyed at having to explain myself *again* because I have been in a lot of situations where people have been purposefully disagreeing with me or questioning me just to provoke a reaction many times, so it's hard to tell who is and who isn't, not that I'm saying you are doing this, because I can tell now that this wasn't your intention. I was merely responding, in this case, to the previous suggestions that the media was sullying Andrew, as a few posters had already been discussing the topic. I guess I felt somewhat singled out - again, because of past experiences, not that you were to know that, of course. I just felt your original response to me was a bit too stern, hence why I reacted in such a way but I apologise if that wasn't the case. I know some people use capitals to highlight their points, but that wasn't the kind of vibe I was getting, or perhaps I'm just too sensitive.
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Old 08-09-2019, 05:32 PM
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https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...effrey-epstein

Prince Andrew was accused in court documents of touching a young woman’s breast at the Manhattan mansion of Jeffrey Epstein, the wealthy financier now facing federal sex trafficking charges in New York.

The allegation was contained within a tranche of just unsealed court papers in a defamation case involving Ghislaine Maxwell, a British socialite and media heiress accused of procuring underage girls for Epstein and his social circle of the rich, famous and powerful.

Maxwell was sued by Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre in 2015. Giuffre alleged that Maxwell defamed her by claiming she was a liar. Giuffre had also alleged that Epstein coerced her into sexual encounters with Prince Andrew.
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Old 08-09-2019, 06:41 PM
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https://www.thedailybeast.com/jeffre...en-in-sex-ring
This article also covers the unsealed documents. It references confirmation by one of Epstein’s body guards that victim 1 (whom we already know about) told him of her contact with Andrew. The article also references a second girl’s deposition where she confirms the contact between victim 1 and Andrew and also this second victim testified at the deposition that Andrew groped her. The article does not tell us victim 2’s age.
Victim 1 mentions in her deposition that Andrew likes to suck toes, ironic given the photos of Sarah & her ‘financial advisor.’
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Old 08-09-2019, 07:38 PM
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This. is. foul. I feel sorry for these women who were young girls at the time. Comments on the Fail are deplorable ; posts are arguing the accusers were of age of consent, so no crime. This is going to spill all over the BRF and hit the Yorks first. Heaven help the Windsors if this mess is on video tape....
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Old 08-09-2019, 10:38 PM
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I would really love to see an unredacted copy of Andrew's testimony and reiterate that ten years ago the Prosecution found there was no case to answer.

For those who think I am a blind fab is Andrew I will say I am not.

For those who think I am naive, well twenty years in the military says I am not.

Unfortunately, it is a fact that touching and groping happens both within the workplace and when socialising. OK it also happens in trains, plane's and automobiles. Unpleasant though it be, it continues relatively unabated.

But until Prince Andrew is actually CHARGED with a crime the facts remain the same. Guilt by association is unfair, unpleasant and in some incidences, actionable.

I now believe that Prince Andrew my follow his nephew's example and sue.

I don't want to lose this forum, and am curious as to what can happen. Perhaps one of the moderators could clarify the situation.
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Old 08-09-2019, 11:20 PM
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The records released are from a law suit brought by one of the victims against Ms. Maxwell for slander or libel, this was not a criminal charge and no prosecutors were involved. The case was eventually settled out of court.
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Old 08-10-2019, 01:54 AM
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I would really love to see an unredacted copy of Andrew's testimony and reiterate that ten years ago the Prosecution found there was no case to answer.
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I don’t think Andrew has ever been deposed or testified, or indeed been questioned by authorities regarding Epstein.
Not sure who you’re talking about w/ ‘no case to answer’?
If Epstein, then there was a case, indeed, 2 cases one state and one federal, the federal case was dismissed in exchange for a plea in the state case, part of that dismissal also protected Epstein’s unnamed potential co-conspirators - which is highly unusual. https://www.thedailybeast.com/lawmak...-epsteins-plea That plea deal is now being investigated. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/crime-c...-plea-n1039831 And of course currently a different branch of the U.S. atty.s office (the Feds) is now prosecuting Epstein, hence the resurgence of interest in the story.
If Andrew, as far as I’ve read he was never even investigated for committing a crime, thus nothing would have been referred to prosecutors, thus no prosecutorial finding one way or the other.
The current articles are simply summarizing the 2000 pages of sworn testimony at deposition of various witnesses & the documentary evidence in victim 1’s civil defamation lawsuit against Epstein’s GF - which was settled.
Just as when most of this surfaced a few years ago, Andrew’s name is among many others associated with Epstein, he can’t really deny they were friends, after all they vacationed together in Thailand and Andrew hosted him in the UK and Epstein hosted Andrew on his island and in NY. & Sarah admitted that she’d accepted money from Epstein. Andrew could have, I suppose, sued victim 1 for defamation a couple of years ago when the DM ran a story based on their interview with her, but she had photographic evidence that confirmed part of her version of events, so it would be his word v. her word, & he’d have the burden of proof, so it probably was not worth the risk of bad publicity if he lost the case.
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Old 08-10-2019, 02:58 AM
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HuffPost published an article as soon as the files were released. It was stated in that report that much of Andrew's statement/testimony was redacted. To be redacted, Andrew must have given a sworn affidavit.

As to Sarah, she is in no way part of this case other than expanding on how long they have known each other, as indeed do dozens if not hundreds of people.

Basically, until evidence is produced and Andrew is arrested, this all falls under the heading of salacious gossip
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Old 08-10-2019, 03:25 AM
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HuffPost published an article as soon as the files were released. It was stated in that report that much of Andrew's statement/testimony was redacted. To be redacted, Andrew must have given a sworn affidavit.

As to Sarah, she is in no way part of this case other than expanding on how long they have known each other, as indeed do dozens if not hundreds of people.

Basically, until evidence is produced and Andrew is arrested, this all falls under the heading of salacious gossip
Actually the HuffPost article https://www.huffpost.com/entry/epste...S-enc0TV-L7NqF says that much of the bodyguard’s deposition was redacted, here’s the relevant quote:
‘‘Tony Figueroa, Epstein’s former bodyguard who once dated Giuffre, also testified under oath that Giuffre “sounded scared” about what would happen if she said no to sex with Prince Andrew, although much of his testimony on the topic has been redacted.’’
Which I interpret to mean that much of Figueroa’s testimony about the topic of Giuffrie’s telling him about Andrew was redacted.
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Old 08-10-2019, 03:33 AM
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I do remember reading in the British Press that Andrew had never been questioned and was unlikely ever to be questioned or deposed etc even if anything else ever came to light because of Diplomatic Immunity. Though it would be likely he'd retire from public life.
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Old 08-10-2019, 03:37 AM
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Only recently we have seen fantasists destroying the legacies and reputations of former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath, former Field Marshall The Lord Bramall, former vice-president of the European Commission and former Home Secretary The Lord Brittan, the music icon Sir Cliff Richard, the former MP Harvey Proctor and others. All these accusations, despite of millions and millions spent on investigations, were ungrounded.

So let us spare The Duke of York and anyone else until anything is actually proven indeed.
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Old 08-10-2019, 03:38 AM
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I do remember reading in the British Press that Andrew had never been questioned and was unlikely ever to be questioned or deposed etc even if anything else ever came to light because of Diplomatic Immunity. Though it would be likely he'd retire from public life.
So far there was no case to answer.
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Old 08-10-2019, 06:53 AM
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Only recently we have seen fantasists destroying the legacies and reputations of former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath, former Field Marshall The Lord Bramall, former vice-president of the European Commission and former Home Secretary The Lord Brittan, the music icon Sir Cliff Richard, the former MP Harvey Proctor and others. All these accusations, despite of millions and millions spent on investigations, were ungrounded.

So let us spare The Duke of York and anyone else until anything is actually proven indeed.
The difference here is that Andrew did indeed spend a lot of time with Epstein who almost always had a lot of very young girls, who had no apparent connection to him, swanning around his residencies. I't must have been apparent to Andrew what was going on as I'm sure he didn't think the girls were there purely for decoration , in which case, he should have ran a mile. He didn't. Either these girls are telling the truth and Andrew, like a lot of Epstein's other friends, also engaged in sexual activity with them or he did not but whatever he did or didn't do the enviroment around Epstein was unboubtably sleazy so why was Andrew so happy to be in it? The fact that he spent time with and even holidayed with this creep does his character no favours whatsoever.
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Old 08-10-2019, 08:31 AM
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The difference here is that Andrew did indeed spend a lot of time with Epstein who almost always had a lot of very young girls, who had no apparent connection to him, swanning around his residencies. I't must have been apparent to Andrew what was going on as I'm sure he didn't think the girls were there purely for decoration , in which case, he should have ran a mile. He didn't. Either these girls are telling the truth and Andrew, like a lot of Epstein's other friends, also engaged in sexual activity with them or he did not but whatever he did or didn't do the enviroment around Epstein was unboubtably sleazy so why was Andrew so happy to be in it? The fact that he spent time with and even holidayed with this creep does his character no favours whatsoever.
British royals mingle with dudes as Sheikh al Maktoum whom is portrayed as dictatorial towards the female members of his family. British royals accept jewels and other gifts from dudes whom do not hesistate to let people be beheaded, hanged, stoned, whipped or thrown from flats. British royals cuddle and coo with dudes shooting elephants while on safari with a maîtresse or visit arenas in which innocent animals are gruesomely tortured to death. In this light, the accusation that the Duke of York had contacts with a shady figure as Mr Epstein, for so far is pretty mild in comparison with the given examples. Spare Andrew the utter selective hypocrisy.
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Old 08-10-2019, 08:49 AM
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British royals mingle with dudes as Sheikh al Maktoum whom is portrayed as dictatorial towards the female members of his family. British royals accept jewels and other gifts from dudes whom do not hesistate to let people be beheaded, hanged, stoned, whipped or thrown from flats. British royals cuddle and coo with dudes shooting elephants while on safari with a maîtresse or visit arenas in which innocent animals are gruesomely tortured to death. In this light, the accusation that the Duke of York had contacts with a shady figure as Mr Epstein, for so far is pretty mild in comparison with the given examples. Spare Andrew the utter selective hypocrisy.
It's all hypocrisy but this thread is about Andrew and Epstein.

BTW Andrew also has connections with unsavoury politicians around the world too, especially in Kazakhstan, just saying.
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Old 08-10-2019, 09:06 AM
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Just coming over the news. Epstein committed suicide.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/abc7ny....-jail/5457853/
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Old 08-10-2019, 09:12 AM
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Just coming over the news. Epstein committed suicide.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/abc7ny....-jail/5457853/
What a timely and convenient demise ... One can say that the enlightened western elites tied up loose ends.
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Old 08-10-2019, 09:15 AM
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Just coming over the news. Epstein committed suicide.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/abc7ny....-jail/5457853/
Came here to post just this... and forgive the language but.. crap.
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Old 08-10-2019, 09:18 AM
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Came here to post just this... and forgive the language but.. crap.
I think under the circumstances, that was quite restrained language!!
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