Prince Andrew, Fergie, and the Epstein deal

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 18, 2019 14:20:24 September 18, 2019 14:20:24

Prince Andrew has repeatedly denied knowing about Jeffrey Epstein’s crimes or participating in them. He was friends with Jeffrey Epstein, the dead rapist pedophile, even after Epstein served a year in prison for solicitation of underage prostitution. He was seen with Epstein in late 2010 in New York and stayed with him at his NY mansion, enjoying the pleasures of foot rubs administered by Russian girls and whatever else they did when they hung out. Chess? 

A few months after that, in 2011, it was revealed that Sarah Ferguson accepted £15,000 from Epstein to pay off her debts. Fergie had to publicly apologise for it and released a statement saying that:

“I deeply regret Jeffrey Epstein became involved in any way with me. I abhor paedophilia and any sexual abuse of children and know that this was a gigantic error of judgment on my behalf.

I am just so contrite I cannot say. Whenever I can I will repay the money and will have nothing ever to do with Jeffrey Epstein ever again. What he did was wrong and for which he was rightly jailed.”

Everyone abhors pedophilia. Any time you have to release a statement clarifying that you abhor pedophilia, you know you’re in some deep sh-t. And this is coming up again for two reasons: at the time, when Fergie released that statement, it was suggested that, per the Daily Mail, “Epstein had given the money to one of Fergie's assistants at the request of Prince Andrew”. AT THE REQUEST OF PRINCE ANDREW. Oh so he’s the high rolling wheeler and dealer, right? He was England’s trade enjoy who fancied himself a big time negotiator? Was this one of the deals he negotiated? 

How often do people like Jeffrey Epstein give away money without wanting something in exchange? 

Next, according to the Daily Mail today, after Fergie took Epstein’s money and then subsequently expressed regret for doing so, and calling him a pedophile, he reportedly tried to sue her in an apparent attempt to get her to retract her statement.  

If you’re Prince Andrew, and your ex-wife is caught up in a scandal over money you may or may not have negotiated on her behalf from a registered sex offender who you’ve been friends with for over a decade, at least, with whom you’ve been seen publicly, with whom you’ve had sleepovers, and now that friend wants to sue your ex-wife…what’s your move? And, more importantly, what’s your f-cking explanation, OH MY GOD. 
I think I’ve permanently changed the shape of my head from banging it against my desk these weeks in amazement that all this f-cksh-t, endless amounts of it, isn’t getting more attention! 

Do you find it curious though that this is how the story is being positioned? Fergie doesn’t have a good reputation with the British public. They think she’s a mess. Some might say that she’s the mess who dragged Andrew down. Oh. OK. Is that the intended subtext here? 

Yes, yes, Prince Andrew was friends with the rapist pedophile but only because he was trying to help Fergie, you see? It was a precarious position for him to be in and he sacrificed his own reputation in order to help the mother of his children!

HERO!

It’s a f-cking stretch. But it’s not like we haven’t seen this kind of sh-t before over the decades (history, really) – throwing a woman under the bus to save the man. That’s not to say that Fergie is completely innocent. But let’s not f-cking pretend that Prince Andrew is an innocent lamb. And besides, she’s not the one who’s an official, blood member of the royal family, with all kinds of important titles. Mostly though, and the whole reason I’ve been hammering this mess in the first place, this is about what constitutes the bigger scandal. Is it the Sussexes and their holiday plans or the Duke of York, his ex-wife, and money exchanges with an accused sex trafficker who allegedly introduced his important friends to his sex slaves? 

Prince Andrew has been active on Instagram this week. Here’s his latest from just this morning: 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by The Duke of York (@hrhthedukeofyork) on

You’ll note that comments have been turned back on. You will also note that ALL the comments are positive. Not one comment about anything shady. Somewhere over in England, a very busy intern is hitting that delete button hard.  
 

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