Prince Andrew breaks his silence about friendship with Jeffrey Epstein

The prince answered questions about accusations related to his relationship with the late financier.
4:12 | 11/17/19

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Two students were killed when 16-year-old Nathan y'all Berhow opened fire at saugus high school. Prince Andrew green lighted by the queen answers questions about his friendship with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and the allegations a teenager was forced to have sex with the prince putting his reputation at stake. Reporter: For the first time ever prince Andrew speaking publicly about his relationship with the multi-million dollar financier and committed sex offender Jeffrey Epstein saying repeatedly in an exclusive bbc interview that he doesn't regret their friendship. Do I regret the fact he's obviously conducted himself in a manner unbecoming? Yes. Unbecoming? He was a sex offender. Yes. Yiems. I'm being polite. He was a sex offender. Was I right in having him as a friend at the time bearing in mind this was some years before he was accused of being a sex offender? I don't think there's anything wrong then. The problem was the fact that, once he had been convicted -- You stayed with him. I stayed with him. Reporter: Just months after Epstein was convicted of soliciting prostitution from a minor in 2008 and became listed as a registered sex offender the prince was seen in this video appearing in the doorway of Epstein's home. Prince Andrew saying he stayed for four days and he came to end their friendship. You were staying at the house of a convicted sex offender. It was a convenient place to stay. I've gone through this in my mind so many times. At the end of the day with the benefit of all the hindsight that one can have, it was definitely the wrong thing to do. Reporter: While prince Andrew acknowledges he had been on Epstein's private plane and stayed at several of his homes, he said he never saw any indication of unlawful conduct involving underage girls. Earlier this year, Epstein died of an apparent suicide in jail awaiting trial for child sex trafficking charges. I won't stop fighting until these people are brought to justice. Reporter: Virginia Roberts said Maxwell recreated her when she was 16 and groomed her to become a teenage sex slave. She claims Epstein ordered her to have sex with some of his powerful friends including prince Andrew. Maxwell is not facing any criminal charges and has insisted all of Virginia's allegations including those about prince Andrew are false. You can say categorically you don't recall meeting Virginia Roberts, dining with her, dancing with her or going on to have sex with her in a bedroom in Belgrave. I can absolutely categorically tell you it never happened. Do you recall any kind of sexual contact with Virginia Roberts then or any other time? None whatsoever. Reporter: Categorically denying he ever had sex with as far as this photograph, the prince saying it could have been a fake. I have no memory of that photograph being taken. It's possible it was you with your arm around her? That's me. Whether that's my hand or my position, I have no recollection of a photograph ever being taken. This is an active investigation. The prince did say he would be willing to cooperate in any law enforcement inquiries about Epstein or answer questions from civil attorneys if advised to do so by his lawyers. He says he wouldn't have much to offer because he didn't see any of the behavior Epstein is accused of. I suspect people will be talking about it was a convenient place to stay.

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