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A Beatles Lyric Comes to Mind

Posted on | March 1, 2011 | 6 Comments

“Well, she was just 17, you know what I mean …”

It takes on a completely different connotation if you think of it in terms of front-page headlines:

Prince Andrew risks losing ambassador job as
girl in underage sex case reveals meeting him

Daily Mail

The lads on Fleet Street know how to play a story like that:

Serious doubts are being cast on Prince Andrew’s suitability to represent Britain following revelations that he spent time with a girl of 17 while she was being sexually exploited by one of his billionaire friends.
The Duke of York, 51, was pictured with his arm around the bare midriff of Virginia Roberts, a vulnerable teenager hired to work as an ‘erotic masseuse’ and perform sexual favours for American businessman Jeffrey Epstein and his friends.
Later, she claims, Epstein’s friend Ghislaine Maxwell told her: ‘You did well. He had fun.’ . . .
Andrew, who works for the Government as an ambassador for foreign trade, remains close to Epstein, 58, and stayed at his New York mansion as recently as December – despite the financier admitting to child sex crimes in 2008 and being placed on the US sex offender register.
But the full extent of the prince’s proximity to Epstein’s offences was not known until Miss Roberts broke her silence this weekend. In a civil writ against the businessman, she alleged that her duties included being ‘sexually exploited by Epstein’s adult male peers including royalty’. . . .

Yeah, that will sell a few papers, especially when accompanied by this photo:

This photograph proves absolutely nothing, of course, except that Andrew knew the girl well enough to pose for a picture with her. And her assertion that she was “sexually exploited by . . . royalty” is not a criminal accusation, but was instead made in a civil lawsuit against a billionaire financier. So take that under advisement. Still . . .

Oh, boy, what a great scandal!

The Prince, a paedophile and the sex slave teen


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