Virginia Roberts says predators will be exposed as 'evil monsters'

Virginia Roberts says predators will be exposed as ‘evil monsters’ and thanks her supporters in first public comment since Prince Andrew stepped down

  • Duke has denied claims he slept with the victim of sex offender Jeffrey Epstein
  • Virginia Roberts Giuffre, 35, speaks out with tweet to supporter this morning
  • She says: ‘Bullying survivors and protecting the predators is a thing of the past’
  • Andrew criticised for a lack of empathy towards Epstein’s victims on Saturday 

Virginia Roberts Giuffre is pictured out in Cairns in Queensland, Australia, on Tuesday

Virginia Roberts today insisted sexual predators will be exposed as ‘evil monsters’ as she spoke out after Prince Andrew stepped down from royal duties.

The Duke has denied claims he slept with the victim of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein on three occasions, twice while she was underage under US law.

And the 35-year-old mother-of-three who lives in Australia tweeted today after Andrew said last night he would end his public duties for the ‘foreseeable future’.

She told a supporter: ‘Bullying survivors and protecting the predators is a thing of the past. Time to evolve and expose these evil monsters for what they are!’ 

The duke was criticised for a lack of empathy towards Epstein’s victims and a lack of remorse over his friendship with Epstein in a BBC interview on Saturday.

In the disastrous Newsnight interview, the duke denied claims he slept with Virginia Roberts, now known as Virginia Giuffre, on three separate occasions.

He said the alleged encounter in 2001 did not happen as he spent the day with his daughter, Princess Beatrice, taking her to Pizza Express in Woking for a party.

Andrew appears to hold Jeffrey Epstein’s victim Virginia Roberts, then 17, by the waist as the sex offender’s lover Ghislaine Maxwell looks on in 2001 in London

Ms Giuffre said the same alleged sexual liaison began with the duke sweating heavily as they danced at London nightclub Tramp.

But the duke said he had a medical condition at the time which meant he did not sweat. He also said he had no recollection of meeting Ms Giuffre.

Today, Giuffrie replied to a tweet from a supporter earlier this month criticising former Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz who is suing her.

Giuffrie has accused Mr Dershowitz of sexual assault, but he has claimed in response that they never met or had sex and that she has ‘made up the entire story for money’.

Virginia Roberts Giuffre tweeted this morning, saying it was time to expose ‘evil monsters’

Giuffrie replied to a tweet from a supporter called Wendy Dawson made earlier this month which criticised former Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz who is suing Giuffrie

Mr Dershowitz tweeted on November 6: ‘ABC was correct in not relying on the credibility of Virginia Giuffre, a proven liar who falsely claimed to have met Tipper and Al Gore on Epstein’s island where they never set foot. She also said she was 14 when she met Epstein. Her own employment records prove she was 17.’

A supporter of Giuffrie called Wendy Dawson then replied to the tweet about 45 minutes later saying: ‘Stop lying and defaming your victim, you sick, horrible bully.’

Some 15 days later, Giuffrie replied this morning to Ms Dawson’s tweet, saying: ‘Thank you Wendy! Bullying survivors and protecting the predators is a thing of the past. Time to evolve and expose these evil monsters for what they are!’ 

Firms including telecoms giant BT and bank Barclays are among a growing number of multimillion-pound businesses, universities and charities which have distanced themselves from Andrew amid the fallout from the Newsnight interview.

Virginia Giuffre is pictured after a hearing in the Jeffrey Epstein case in August in New York

Epstein victims (from left) Sarah Ransome, Virginia Giuffre and Marijke Chartouni in August

Is is understood there have been ongoing discussions within the royal family about the current situation, with Andrew talking to the Queen and the Prince of Wales.

The duke met with the Queen yesterday, visiting her at Buckingham Palace before his decision was announced.

When asked by the BBC’s Emily Maitlis if he regretted the ‘whole friendship with Epstein’, the duke replied: ‘Now, still not and the reason being is that the people that I met and the opportunities that I was given to learn either by him or because of him were actually very useful.’

The duke cancelled a visit to flood-ravaged communities in South Yorkshire on Tuesday.

The Duke of York speaks to BBC Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis in an interview shown on Saturday

He faced a barrage of firms and other organisations terminating or reviewing their association with his [email protected] tech entrepreneurs initiative.

Barclays said it was concerned about the situation and was keeping its involvement with [email protected] under review, while BT warned it would only continue to back the digital skills award programme, iDEA, if Andrew was dropped as patron.

Asian-focused bank Standard Chartered joined KPMG in deciding not to renew its sponsorship of [email protected]

London Metropolitan University was considering the duke’s role as its patron, while a student panel at Huddersfield University passed a motion to lobby Andrew to resign as its chancellor.

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