Transcript for Virginia Roberts Giuffre opens up about Prince Andrew in new interview with BBC
We start with Britain's royal family bracing for the fallout after that interview with a woman who says she was directed to have sex with prince Andrew. The bbc set to air an hour long interview with Virginia Roberts Giuffre, and ABC's Julia Mcfarlane joins us with more from our London bureau. Good morning. Good morning, whit. Yes, that's right. Prince Andrew's dominated the headlines, and with this new interview, this is not going away. This morning, the palace surely is on guard as they prepare for the highly anticipated interview with Virginia Roberts Giuffre about her accusation. It was a really scary time in my life. Reporter: Roberts Giuffre sitting down with bbc panorama in her first uk interview airing Monday. One of Jeffrey Epstein's accusers, she's alleging she was 17 when she was directed to have sex with prince Andrew in 2001. Prince Andrew categorically denies her allegations. He knows what happened. I know what happened, and there's only one of us telling the truth. Reporter: Roberts Giuffre, now a 35-year-old mother says British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell recruited her when she was 16 and groomed her to become Epstein's teenage sex slave. In court filings Giuffre claimed Epstein ordered her to have sex with some of his powerful friends including on three occasions prince Andrew, in London, at Epstein's home in new York and on his private caribbean island. Maxwell is not facing any criminal charges in this case and has insisted all of Giuffre's allegations including those about prince Andrew are false. The prince has said he had never witnessed any of the criminal conduct that Epstein was convicted or accused of. Just weeks ago prince Andrew breaking his silence in an interview with the bbc maintaining he has no recollection of Roberts Giuffre, denying all her claims including he ever had sex with her. You can say categorically that you don't recall meeting Virginia Roberts, dining with Yep. -- Dancing with her at tramp. Yes. Or going on to have sex with her at a house in belgravia. I can absolutely categorically tell you it never happened. Do you recall any kind of sexual contact with Virginia Roberts. None -- -- Then or any time? None whatsoever. Reporter: Now with his infamous picture of the two together, the prince saying it could be a fake. The queen's third child now stepping away from his royal role and public duties for the foreseeable future. More than a dozen charities and organizations cut ties from him like the royal philharmonic orchestra distancing themselves from him. Has there been long-term damage to the monarchy? I don't think so. It's certainly been extremely embarrassing for the queen, embarrassing for the country and probably wrecked whatever good prince Andrew did in his royal career. Well, Scotland yard said this week it would not open a criminal investigation into the allegations because it would be largely focused outside of the uk. However, they added that they had liased with other organizations. Weather with Cheryl Scott
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