Epstein Accuser Giuffre Recalls 'Scary Time in My Life'

London police are defending the decision not to pursue a full investigation of allegations made against Prince Andrew by a woman who says she was trafficked by the late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

"It was a really scary time in my life", Giuffre, who is now married, said.

"He knows what happened, I know what happened and there's only one of us telling the truth".

Scotland Yard has defended its decision not to probe claims of sex trafficking made against USA financier Jeffrey Epstein, saying after discussing the issue with other law enforcement organisations it decided not to launch a criminal investigation, because it would be not the appropriate authority to conduct inquiries.

Ms Giuffre alleges she was just 15 years old when she was recruited as a "sex slave" for Epstein by his British socialite girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell.

The Met had to give an explanation for why it stopped investigating allegations of sex trafficking against Jeffrey Epstein after the woman claiming she was forced into sex with the Duke of York accused the police of corruption.

Reports suggest Prince Charles was a driving force behind the Queen kicking Prince Andrew out of Buckingham Palace.

The Met said it stands by its decision not to investigate claims by the duke's accuser, and added that officers had spoken to other law enforcement agencies but have "not received a formal request asking for assistance".

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One Inverness resident, who did not want to be identified, said: "The Highland Hospice has - quite rightly - chosen to disassociate itself from Prince Andrew and have removed the plaque commemorating the opening which he attended". The allegation was made against a U.S. national, Jeffrey Epstein, and a British woman.

"In August 2019, following the death of Jeffrey Epstein, the MPS reviewed the decision making and our position remains unchanged", the police said.

The image caused scandalous headlines for the royal family when it first surfaced in 2015, along with serious allegations of sexual misconduct. It related to events outside of the United Kingdom and an allegation of trafficking to central London in March 2001.

The Express reports royal succession rules say the Queen can't completely retire and walk away without abdicating, but she can stop all of her royal duties and responsibilities should her health become a concern, in which case a regent would step in as a placeholder.

We therefore concluded that the MPS [Metropolitan police service] was not the appropriate authority to conduct enquiries in these circumstances.

"Following the legal advice, it was clear that any investigation into human trafficking would be largely focused on activities and relationships outside the UK".

Epstein killed himself in prison while awaiting trial on charges of conspiracy and trafficking minors for sex.

  • Sonia Alvarado