The Duke of York faced questions on BBC Newsnight about his links to Epstein who was found dead aged 66 earlier this year in a prison cell while being held on sex trafficking charges.
Andrew maintained he does not recall meeting Miss Roberts and did not spend time with her at Tramp Nightclub in London on March 10 in 2001 after which she claims the pair first had sex.
The duke denied he slept with her on three separate occasions, saying the encounter in 2001 did not happen as he had taken his daughter Princess Beatrice to Pizza Express in Woking for a party, and they spent the rest of the day together.
absolutely astonishing that Prince Andrew openly admits he doesn’t regret being friends with a sex trafficker because that sex trafficker was “actually very useful” to him personally and professionally . he doesn’t even see anything wrong with that statesment pic.twitter.com/CeJV4DJysd— anna leszkiewicz (@annaleszkie) November 17, 2019
The spin doctor walked off the job after he couldn’t dissuade Prince Andrew from sitting for the BBC interview in which he called Epstein’s sex crimes "unbecoming" https://t.co/cz1DXMgqKr— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) November 17, 2019
Monarchy is disgusting. The British royal family is particularly gross. And showing Prince Andrew humiliating himself as he tries to explain his frequent dalliances with Jeffrey Epstein, only to reveal how repulsive he is, is a public service: https://t.co/ALNBBsH1Uv— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) November 17, 2019
This is one of the most astonishing interviews I’ve ever watched. Brilliant forensic dissection by @maitlis - desperate, toe-curling bullsh*t from Prince Andrew. Why on earth did he do this? Insane. pic.twitter.com/cF0UBBAlvG— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 16, 2019