A victim of Jeffery Epstein says the Duke of York being stripped of royal duties is not enough, because he’s still living a ‘privileged and wealthy life’ following his friendship with the disgraced paedophile.
The former model who uses the name ‘KiKi’ and claims she was sexually assaulted by Epstein in 2004 at the age of 19, and in February penned an open letter to Prince Andrew urging him to cooperate with the FBI’s probe into the late financier.
Speaking to FEMAIL ahead of Crime + Investigation’s Surviving Jeffrey Epstein, she insisted Andrew should be ‘held accountable’ for his friendship with the paedophile, and that it’s ‘ridiculous’ to think being stripped of royal duties is a worthy ‘punishment’.
In November last year, Andrew took early retirement from royal duties in the wake of his disastrous Newsnight interview in which he failed to express sympathy for Epstein’s victims, amid allegations from Virginia Roberts Giuffre that he had sex with her when she was 17.
The Duke has strenuously denied allegations of any sexual misconduct, or witnessing any wrong doing, while claiming he would be happy to cooperate with US investigators.
A victim of Jeffery Epstein says the Duke of York , pictured last year, being stripped of royal duties is not enough following his friendship with the disgraced paedophile, because he’s still living a ‘privileged and wealthy life’
A former model who uses the name ‘KiKi’ was sexually assaulted by Epstein in 2004 at the age of 19, and in February penned an open letter to Prince Andrew. she is pictured with lawyer Lisa Bloom (left)
‘He should be held accountable,’ said Kiki, ‘It doesn’t matter who he is or what family he was born into.’
She went on to say that if the Duke is guilty of turning a blind eye to Epstein’s abuse, or taking part in illegal activity, as his accuser Roberts has alleged, that the ‘punishment does not fit the crime’.
‘If he witnessed illegal activity, if he was complicit and complacent, or if he participated in illegal activity as Virginia Giuffre has stated multiple times, then being stripped of your royal duties, but still having the privilege of being wealthy and powerful, the punishment does not fit the crime here and it’s ridiculous to think that it does.’
Earlier this year Kiki penned a powerful letter asking Prince Andrew to help the US authorities following his friendship with Epstein, for the sake of his ‘daughters and their children’.
Kiki was a model in New York City whose agency had dropped her at 19 when she was assaulted by the late financier
She told of her ‘anger’ at the Duke for failing to respond to the plea, which was countersigned by three unnamed ‘Jane Doe’ victims.
‘We need answers’, said Kiki. ‘We need to get to the bottom of it and find out who any other co-conspirator was, even someone who just looked the other way and not report it.
‘All of those things are still important and people need to be held accountable. We did not receive an answer, of course and now he’s refusing to co-operate at all which is not surprising to me.’
She went on to claim the Duke’s apparent lack of cooperation suggests to her he’s ‘hiding something’ and says it’s a ‘shame’ his position in the monarchy has made it ‘much more complicated’ for him to assist the FBI.
Kiki claimed Epstein ‘saw three to four girls a day’ in New York City, and it would be difficult for the Duke to turn a blind eye to Epstein’s crimes. She is pictured during a press conference in February
‘He is protected by the royal family and that stature and life’, said Kiki, ‘It’s a shame that because we’re in two different countries it makes it so much more complicated for the FBI to interview him.
‘It’s disappointing and it’s also like, what do you have to hide? It makes you really angry, because obviously he’s hiding something and he can’t help. You just hope any effort you can make to keep public pressure on will make a difference. ‘
Kiki was a model in New York City whose agency had dropped her at 19. A young woman approached Kiki at her hostessing job and told her about a client who was rich and connected.
She told that after being manipulated into agreeing to give Epstein a massage at his mansion in Palm Beach, Florida, she was sexually assaulted by the millionaire paedophile.
The Duke, pictured in 2018, has strenuously denied allegations of any sexual misconduct, or witnessing any wrong doing, while claiming he would be happy to cooperate with US investigators
‘I was recruited by a woman that worked for him when I was a hostess in a restaurant in New York city, said Kiki, ‘We became friends and that’s when I met him and that’s when he assaulted me.’
Kiki went on to claim that while the ‘court of public opinion can be really harsh’, his friendship with Epstein, who ‘saw three to four girls a day’ in New York City, means it would be difficult for the Duke to turn a blind eye to Epstein’s crimes.
‘I don’t know him, I don’t know how he’s living his life, I don’t know if he’s still enjoying the privileges his life has offered him, he probably is.
‘The court of public opinion can be really harsh and it can be guilty until proven innocent, in some cases.
‘But there’s so much substantiating evidence to show he was very good friends with him and in my experience, he [Epstein] saw three to four girls a day in New York, he definitely knows something and doesn’t want to talk.’