Prince Andrew expresses regret about Jeffrey Epstein friendship

He told the BBC in an exclusive interview that he had “let the side down, simple as that” by staying at the New York home of the accused sex trafficker even after Epstein's conviction.
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Pierre, thank you. Next to the interview. Prince Andrew breaking his silence on Jeffrey Epstein. What he said about a young woman who claimed she was forced to have sex with him when she was a teenager. Here's Eva pilgrim. Reporter: Tonight prince Andrew breaking his silence about the teenager in this 2001 photo who says in court papers she was forced by Jeffrey Epstein to have sex with the prince. The prince claiming in an exclusive interview with the bbc, he doesn't remember meeting her. One of Epstein's accusers, Virginia Roberts. Yeah. Has made allegations against you. She says she met you in 2001, she says she dined with you, danced with you at tramp nightclub in London. She went on to have sex with you in a house in belgravia belonging to Ghislaine Maxwell, your friend. Your response? I have no recollection of ever meeting this lady, none whatsoever. You don't remember meeting her? No. Reporter: Virginia Roberts Guiffre, now a 35-year-old mother, says British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell recruited her at age 16, then groomed her to become to be Epstein's teenage sex slave. In court filings in a defamation case against Maxwell, 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. He knows exactly what he's done and I hope he comes clean about it. Reporter: As for Ghislaine Maxwell, she has not been charged with any crime and has insisted that all of Roberts' allegations, including those about prince Andrew, are false. But tonight, the prince addressing his long relationship with Jeffrey Epstein. Even after Epstein was convicted of soliciting prostitution from a minor in 2008 and became listed as a registered sex offender, the prince seen in this video obtained by "The daily mail" appearing in the doorway of Epstein's home. The problem was the fact that once he had been convicted -- You stayed with him. I stayed with him and that's -- that's -- that's the bit that, as it were, I kick myself for on a daily basis because it was not something that was becoming of a member of the royal family. And we try and uphold the highest standards and practices and I let the side down, simple as that. Reporter: Epstein died of an apparent suicide in jail, awaiting trial for child sex trafficking charges. Still, Giuffre and dozens of Epstein's accusers are vowing to get answers. I won't stop fighting. I will never be silenced until these people are brought to justice. Prosecutors are looking into whether anyone else participated or facilitated abuse. The palace says that Andrew never witnessed any of the behavior Epstein was convicted

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