But he has denied sleeping with her and declared himself 「appalled」 by reports of his former friend』s 「alleged crimes」.
Andrew was notoriously photographed with his arm around Epstein』s alleged 「sex slave」 Virginia Roberts, now Virginia Giuffre, when she was 17.
Via Daily Mail
在這張合影中安德魯王子摟着愛潑斯坦的「性奴」Virginia Roberts，她當時只有17歲。現在Virginia Roberts改名字叫 Virginia Giuffre。
What is more difficult for him is the fact that he continued to meet Epstein and go to his private homes after Epstein was released from prison.
混淆和愛潑斯坦的關係？Why does the Palace say either an 'association' or a 'friendship'? There is a distinct difference. Is he trying to distance himself from the Epstein scandal by using the word 'association'? Other confidants of the pair have described them as having a close friendship, with Epstein himself referring to the prince as 'Andy'.
Via BBC對於這個聲明媒體是這樣解讀的：先是甩鍋給媒體？Seeks to blame Press reports whereas, far from being mere 'speculation', his close links with Epstein are a matter of fact and well documented in many photos and court documents.
"At no stage during the limited time I spent with him did I see, witness or suspect any behaviour of the sort that subsequently led to his arrest and conviction."
Via Daily Mail為何遲遲發聲？Though supposedly 'eager' to set the record straight, this statement was issued two weeks after Epstein's death – and provides little new insight.
Via Daily Mail他在聲明中還說他對那些受害者深表同情。
Via The Sun他到底和愛潑斯坦什麼關係？安德魯王子發聲明了。
Via Daily Mail為何知道愛潑斯坦的罪行還要保持聯繫？
資料/圖：BBC， Daily Mail, The Sun
"His suicide has left many unanswered questions and I acknowledge and sympathise with everyone who has been affected and wants some form of closure."
"I met Mr Epstein in 1999. During the time I knew him, I saw him infrequently and probably no more than only once or twice a year. I have stayed in a number of his residences.