THE woman who claims Prince Andrew slept with her when she was a teenager last night branded his denials “appalling”.
The Duke of York claimed he did not remember meeting Virginia Roberts, who says she was a 17-year-old sex slave of his paedo pal Jeffrey Epstein.
A source close to Ms Roberts, now 35, said: “She’s appalled by what he had to say. But it won’t stop her speaking out. Now he’s opened himself up to further scrutiny it gives her more opportunity.”
The mum of three — now living in Australia — is said to be formulating a response with lawyers, likely to be an interview in the coming days.
Her dad Sky Roberts, 63, also blasted the royal’s TV denials as “bulls***”.
He said from his home in Summerville, Florida: “She told me then that she met him. I know he is lying.”
Lawyer Gloria Allred, who represents several alleged Epstein victims, said: “Why has he not expressed concern for them?”
Ms Allred was also shocked he confessed to being in contact with Ghislaine Maxwell this year — despite her being accused of crimes.
She said: “Why was he in contact with her? Ms Maxwell certainly has a great deal of knowledge about what was going on at Epstein’s houses.
“There is an intensive, ongoing, serious investigation in the US.
“If he has nothing to hide and has committed no crime, why does Prince Andrew not just make the decision to share what he does know about Mr Epstein with the FBI?”
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