Transcript for Prince Andrew Makes First Statement on Sex Allegations
Good morning. This prince Andrews first public appearance since this scandal erupted. Just wish to reinsurance. We have the statements which are already in my model. By Buckingham Palace. My focus. His own mind what. A new court document gives more details on the alleged encounters between Prince Andrew. And that then seventeen year old. In a 220 page court filing Virginia Robert seen here with him and she was seventeen. Alleges she engaged in sexual activities with the prince three times. Roberts claims that prince Andrews former friend billionaire Jeffrey add Steen. Forster in the having sex with the prince and many other powerful men including politicians and businessmen. Roberts says her tryst with Prince Andrew took place in London right after they met in New York City and in the US Virgin Islands when she was around eighteen. In a statement to ABC news bucking ham palace denied the claim saying. Any suggestions of impropriety with underage minors is categorically untrue this is. Probably a PR matter rather than a legal matter. But there are potential. Legal risks here for him. In the Virgin Islands if you're under eighteen Pena had sex with someone more than five years older. That's considered statutory rape. Virginia Robert says the denials from Buckingham Palace are false and hurtful. She hopes her attorneys can interview Prince Andrew under oath. Karen Travers ABC news Washington.
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