Transcript for FBI calls for Prince Andrew in Jeffrey Epstein investigation
That new report about Prince Andrew FBI fifteen refusing to core operate at investigators looking to those sex abuse allegations against Jeffrey Epstein Epstein. Deborah Roberts is here with the latest good morning death. Good morning Michael what these allegations surrounding the duke of York and his association with Jeffrey Epstein surface many years ago. But after at Steve's death federal authorities began focusing in on the prints to find out what he knows they expect them to cooperate but this morning they say he is being tightlipped. New York's top federal prosecutor clearly frustrated in the FBI's request to interview the British royal in connection to their investigation. Into Jeffrey Epstein. The southern district of new York and the FBI have contacted prince Andrew's attorneys and requested to interview. Percent Prince Andrew. And today. Percent Prince Andrew has provided zero cooperation. In November the duke of York stepped back from his public royal duties citing his former friendship with Epstein as a disruption to his family's work even offering to help law enforcement in their investigations. Officials say he has not. Oh I think in that context. It's fair for people to know whether Prince Andrew has follow through with that public commitment. Officials making the announcement outside Epstein 77 million dollar New York City mansion. The same address where Andrew was seen answering the door ten years ago in this video obtained by the mail on Sunday the prince commenting on his visit in this interview with the BBC for which he's widely criticized. He was staying at the house. Yes convicted sex offender. It was a convenient place to stay because I mean I'm at I've gone through this in my mind so many times. At the end of the day. And and with the benefit of whole hindsight that one could have. It was definitely. The wrong thing to do. What do that's deeds accusers 35 year old Virginia Jim Frey claims in court documents. The cheap first met Epstein when she was sixteen and was forced to have sex with him and his powerful friends including on three occasions. Prince and Israel. It was very scary time in my life I just an abuse by a member of the royal family couldn't covering tens. How in the highest levels of it the government of powerful people were allowing this to happen not only allowing it happened but participating in it. The prince has adamantly denied knowing juve fray over Niger phrase attorney telling ABC news. Prince Andrew's continued refusal to cooperate with authorities. Raises even more questions about the role he played in the international sex trafficking ring Jeffrey Epstein. And others operated. In recent weeks and drew has been seen attending church with his mother Queen Elizabeth. This morning just two words from bucking ham. Panelist no comment. Legal experts tell us that Prince Andrew doesn't have either sovereign or diplomatic immunity but so far he simply offer to help. They say he doesn't have to cooperate unless he officially is subpoenaed so. Yet another issue facing the royal family today a lot going on whom you have a special. Perry and Megan Perry and Megan called royal divide hairy Megan in the crown Beers tomorrow night at 10 PM eastern right here on ABC. Deborah Roberts thank you Deborah.
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