When Virginia Roberts decided to join the U.S. government's civil case against convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein it completely blew the lid off of a major scandal. Epstein took a plea deal in late 2007 that at the time seemed to protect the high profile clients that he sold young girls to for sex. Roberts was one of those girls and has in the last month begun naming names. Prince Andrew is supposedly one of the men that she had sex with when she was just 17 years old. The royals have dodged accepting paperwork that would require Andrew testify under oath but now it looks like the U.S. government just put up a huge roadblock in the case.
According to a report by Radar Online, Robert was supposedly contacted by FBI Special Agent Timothy Slater in early 2007 about Epstein's sexual abuse case and she didn't want to be bothered. At the time she wanted to leave everything in the past so now the government is trying to prevent her from having any say in the ongoing civil suit.
"I told Ms. __ about our investigation of Jeffrey Epstein and the allegations that Epstein had sexually abused many underage young girls," he stated. "I told her we believed she might be a victim of sexual abuse by Epstein." According to Slater's declaration, Roberts "answered basic questions, telling me that she did know Jeffrey Epstein. She quickly became uncomfortable, telling me she moved away to distance herself from this situation, and expressing her desire to 'let this be in my past.' She asked that I not bother her with this again." says the report.
The government stepping in to block Roberts from successfully joining this suit means that Andrew would still be protected and not have to testify under oath. That seems to be exactly what he has been struggling to make happen. It's a bit ironic because last week we heard that there was a chance that Sarah Ferguson might be able to alibi her ex because they were supposedly vacationing together with their children on the dates in question. Apparently that fell apart because it seems that if there was any real alibi or anyone to vouch for Prince Andrew we would have heard from them by now, don't you think?
Do you think that he's as guilty as Roberts has alleged? If so, will the prince find a way not to have to face the music? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!