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Prince Andrew’s accuser Virginia Giuffre posted an ominous message on Twitter on December 10, maintaining she is not suicidal in any way “shape or form” and saying too many “evil people” want her quieted.
“I am making it publicy (sic) known that in no way, shape or form am I sucidal (sic),” she wrote. “I have made this known to my therapist and GP—If something happens to me—in the sake of my family do not let this go away and help me to protect them. Too many evil people want to see me quiteted (sic).”
Giuffre made headlines after publicly accusing Prince Andrew of having sex with her multiple times while she was a minor — a claim Prince Andrew has consistently denied. She alleged she was trafficked for sex with the prince by multi-millionaire and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, a man she says also sexually abused her as a teen.
She has continued to speak out after Epstein’s death in August about the abuse she claims she endured, even asking the British public to hold Prince Andrew accountable in an interview last month.
"This is not some sordid sex story," she said during an interview with the BBC’s "Panorama." "This is a story of being trafficked, this is a story of abuse and this is a story of your guys' royalty."
The 36-year-old told the BBC she was trafficked to London in 2001 when she was 17 years old and went out to a club with Epstein, his then-girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell, and Prince Andrew. After a night of dancing, Giuffre claims she was told by Maxwell that she had to “do for Andrew what I do for Jeffrey and that just made me sick."
She alleged she later had sex with Prince Andrew in Maxwell’s home.
Prince Andrew “absolutely and categorically” denied Giuffre’s claims in a BBC interview last month. He has also said he does not remember ever meeting Giuffre, despite the existence of a photo appearing to show him with his arm around Giuffre's waist at Maxwell's home, and said that during the night in question, he had been home with his children.
Epstein was discovered dead in his federal jail cell on Aug. 10 at the Metropolitan Correctional Center while awaiting trial for federal sex trafficking charges. The death has been ruled a suicide.
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