London: A woman who alleges she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew when she was 17 and trafficked as a sex slave by the paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, says the Duke of York was lying when he used "ridiculous excuses" to deny their relationship. Speaking to British television for the first time since the Duke's car-crash interview when he relied on alibis of not being able to sweat and eating at a Pizza Express in Woking, instead of partying at a nightclub in London and later having sex, Virginia Roberts Giuffre contradicted the prince's claims by saying he sweated all over her, was a terrible dancer and didn't last very long in bed. He also said he ended his friendship with Epstein, during a visit to his New York mansion which lasted several days, following the American's release from jail for soliciting prostitution from a minor. Giuffre said their encounter in a VIP section of the Tramp nightclub, was her first introduction to the prince at the behest of Epstein and his then girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell.
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The Metropolitan police has decided not to launch a criminal investigation against Martin Bashir, who has been accused of using false theories and forge documents to manipulate Princess Diana into giving the infamous BBC Panorama interview. An investigation was started into the matter after a report in the Sunday Times in October , which alleged that Bashir showed two false bank statements to Diana's brother, Charles Spencer, citing that a member of his staff was being paid to leak information about their family, thus gaining his trust and access to the British royal. However, following the months-long probe, Scotland Yard police has decided that it won't be "appropriate" to begin a criminal investigation against the journalist, reports People. This was carefully assessed by specialist detectives. No further action will be taken," the statement further read. The release assured that the matter will be re-assessed if "any significant new evidence come to light. The year-old has yet to comment on the fresh allegations against him.
Accuser dismisses Prince Andrew's 'ridiculous' excuses in TV interview
The BBC hailed it the scoop of a generation. In it Diana damned Charles by questioning his suitability to be king. She spoke candidly of her postnatal depression, of self-harming, of her bulimia, and admitted she allowed friends to collaborate with the author Andrew Morton on his bombshell biography of her. The fallout was deeply damaging.
First broadcast in , it is the world's longest-running news television programme. As of [update] , it still retains a peak time transmission slot on BBC One , but without a regular presenter. Panorama was launched on 11 November by the BBC ; it emphasises investigative journalism.