Transcript for Prince Andrew regrets not cutting ties with Jeffrey Epstein a decade ago
Prince Andrew is now talking about his relationship with accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein. The duke of York said he regrets not cutting ties with the millionaire financier. ABC's Stephanie Ramos has more. Reporter: Good morning. Buckingham palace has now released two statements about prince Andrew and his association with accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein. In this latest statement, prince Andrew said he regrets not seeing Epstein for who really he was. Buckingham palace in damage control, releasing a new and lengthy statement from prince Andrew. The statement reiterating that the prince never witnessed any of the behavior Epstein was accused and convicted of. I met Mr. Epstein in 1999 during the time I knew him I saw infrequently and probably no more than only once or twice a year. I have stayed in a number of his residences. At no stage during the limited time I spent with him did I see, witness or suspect any behavior of the sort that subsequently led to his arrest and con Vince. The prince also made a statement last week after this video published by the mail on Sunday reportedly showed the prince inside Epstein's home in 2010. At that point, Epstein had served jail time and registered as a sex offender in Florida and New York. In this latest statement, the duke calls his association with Epstein a "Mistake" and "Error." He was reportedly introduced to Epstein through Ghislaine Maxwell. Accuse TD of recruiting underaged girl to perform sexual act for him and other men. Maxwell has never been charged and denies any wrongdoing. According to deposition testimony from unsealed documents, Guiffre said she was directed to have sex with prince Andrew and several powerful men. Which the prince and these other men have denied. The prince says in that statement, Epstein's suicide has left many unanswered questions. He acknowledges and sympathizes with everyone who has been affected and want some form of closure.
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