‘Prince Andrew abused my girlfriend when she was 17 years old’

The woman’s ex-boyfriend who claims she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew as a teenager has said she was “scared” of what Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein made her do to him.

Anthony Figueroa claims former “sex slave” Virginia Roberts Giuffre knew what the despicable couple expected of her – including acting as bait to attract more victims – but she “didn’t want to do that.” there”.

Anthony Figueroa with ex-girlfriend Virginia Roberts Giuffre


Anthony Figueroa with ex-girlfriend Virginia Roberts GiuffreCredit: Splash News
Prince Andrew and Virginia Roberts, 17, at Ghislaine Maxwell's London home, 2001


Prince Andrew and Virginia Roberts, 17, at Ghislaine Maxwell’s London home, 2001Credits: Rex Features

Ms Giuffre alleges she was sexually abused by the prince three times between 1999 and 2002 – in London, New York and on Epstein’s private Caribbean island – which Andrew staunchly denies.

She claims she was manipulated by Maxwell, who was found guilty this week of helping to seduce Teenagers vulnerable to Epstein’s ex-lover’s assets for him to abuse from 1994 to 2004.

Maxwell could spend the rest of his life in prison after being convicted of five of six counts of sex trafficking for Epstein’s pedophile ring.

The Duke of York has so far avoided questioning what he knows, but Mr Figueroa, who claims his then-girlfriend confided in him about the alleged abuse 20 years ago, is appealing to Andrew.” deal with the case”.

I said Mirror: “Being royal makes no difference. Andrew has to face the incident.

“I remember the first time Virginia mentioned him to him in 2001. She knew she was going to meet him and said she knew what they wanted her to do to him and she didn’t want to do it.

“She said she was scared and worried. I told her she had to do whatever it took to feel safe.”

As well as being intimate with the prince, Figueroa, 39, claims his teenage partner was also repeatedly forced to have sex with Maxwell while Epstein watched.

And she acted as a poster girl for the pedophile ring, hanging out with Maxwell and “recruiting other people in the clubs before Ghislaine moved in”, current Atlanta restaurant employee, Georgia, added.

The young couple visited Epstein’s quaint “house of terror” mansion in Palm Beach, Florida, where at least 40 girls were lured into massages for money, only to be assaulted by him. boss, who died in prison in 2019.

Mr. Figueroa said: “They manipulated both of us. They knew we were kids and stupid.

“Those two people put her in a bad place. At first, money was part of our mindset – we had our own place for it and when Virginia went with them, she would leave me some money. hundred dollars.

“At 18, getting that every two weeks is a big deal.”

He added: “All I knew at first was that Virginia was their masseuse but she was uncomfortable and didn’t want to be there.

“I’m 18. I don’t understand the bigger picture. The truth comes out when we argue about what’s really going on.

“She said she was supposed to have sex with men. I wanted her to get out, but she couldn’t.”


The attorneys supporting Andrew and Ms Giuffre will go head-to-head in New York on Tuesday to decide the future of her case.

The prince is desperate to avoid a civil trial against his accuser – who could face his disgraced best friend Maxwell in court when she delivers her sentence.

He has consistently denied all of the charges against him, but Ms Giuffre’s lawyers are said to be asking for evidence, including medical evidence that he can’t sweat, like stated in an interview with Newsnight in 2019.

During the televised conversation, the duke insisted he didn’t remember ever meeting her and said she said he was sweating profusely as they danced in London’s Tramp nightclub before he allegedly assaulted her couldn’t happen because he couldn’t break a sweat.

The 61-year-old also said he had an alibi about that night while he was at Pizza Express in Woking, Surrey – something Ms Giuffre’s lawyers also want proof of.

Andrew needs to be questioned by the authorities here. He should face it.

Anthony Figueroa

Mr Figueroa, who gave evidence in a previous demotion, said: “I have not been in touch with her, but I am proud of what Virginia is doing.

“Andrew needs to be questioned by the authorities here. He should face it.”

His comments echo calls from a former chief prosecutor, who last night urged police to consider all alleged charges “without fear or favor” – including consult Andrew if necessary.

Nazir Afzal said: “I can’t see anything more important than Ghislaine Maxwell being found guilty of her part in this pedophile ring – so [the Met] This must now be properly investigated to restore public trust.

“The Met has previously said there isn’t enough evidence but that’s because it hasn’t been investigated.

“Now it has to investigate properly and see where it takes them and if that involves interviewing His Royal Highness then it has to do it, because what it has to do is investigate without fear. or favor.”

Anthony Figueroa claims his then-partner was'scared' of Maxwell and Epstein


Anthony Figueroa claims his then-partner was ‘scared’ of Maxwell and EpsteinCredit: Splash News
Prince in his Newsnight interview with Emily Maitlis


Prince in his Newsnight interview with Emily MaitlisCredit: BBC
Andrew with Epstein (right) and Maxwell (green) at Royal Ascot Ladies Day in 2000


Andrew with Epstein (right) and Maxwell (green) at Royal Ascot Ladies Day in 2000Credits: Rex Features
US Attorney Damian Williams says Ghislaine Maxwell committed ‘one of the worst crimes imaginable’ ‘Prince Andrew abused my girlfriend when she was 17 years old’


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