"Poor, poor, pitiful Prince Andrew," Lisa Bloom, a lawyer who represented eight Jeffrey Epstein victims, dished. "Couldn’t make his own decisions as a grown man and a royal; it must be somebody else’s fault. It must be his mummy’s fault. Give me a break."
"This is a man who was surrounded by the top lawyers, the top advisers, he made a calculated decision to make the case go away," she added. "He should be held accountable for that and stop blaming other people, stop having his lawyer friends going out there making statements trying to exonerate him."
The 63-year-old prince has consistently denied any and all assault allegations that have been leveled against him. The Duke's torrent of negative headlines all began in late 2019 after his "disastrous" interview on BBC's Newsnight.
Shortly after the new year kicked off, a "document dump" that was promised by U.S. Judge Loretta Preska before Christmas was slowly released. The papers contain a wide range of names attached in various ways to the late Jeffrey Epstein's crimes, and the Duke of York's name shows up on 69 occasions throughout the files.
Some of the papers showed that an Epstein s-- slave, Jane Doe 3, stated that she was forced to engage in sexual activity with the Duke of York. The papers shared that the underage girl was "forced to have sexual relations with this prince when she was a minor in three separate geographical locations."
The revelations have now pushed the ongoing "Andrew situation" the monarchy has faced for over four years into the "nuclear" territory when it comes to public perception. In what is being labeled a "royal disgrace for the ages" there are also fresh calls from anti-Crown activists for the King himself to publicly address the dire new evidence. Even royal sources are starting to "worry" about the endless flow of scandals that emerge about the royal black sheep.
"The King has no option but to completely cut ties with Andrew," a royal insider spilled. "He will forever be tainted by his association with Epstein, and despite his denials of wrongdoing, the constant drip of information about Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell is a stain on the royal family. There is no way back for him. Andrew should have no place in public alongside the King or any other member of the royal family," the source added.
Official law enforcement has also weighed in on the new document dump amid a wide wave of phone calls and emails urging action against the Duke.
"We are aware of the release of court documents in relation to Jeffrey Epstein. As with any matter, should new and relevant information be brought to our attention, we will assess it. No investigation has been launched," the Metropolitan Police shared in a statement.
GBN spoke with Bloom.