Duke of York 'appalled' by allegations after caught on video at Jeffrey Epstein's place
After new footage emerged of the 59-year-old royal staying in Jeffrey Epstein's New York flat in 2010, the Duke said he was “appalled” by recent reports.
In a statement released to The Daily Telegraph, a Buckingham Palace had this to say:
"The Duke of York has been appalled by the recent reports of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged crimes. His Royal Highness deplores the exploitation of any human being and the suggestion he would condone, participate in or encourage any such behavior is abhorrent."
This all comes on the heels of court documents being released that alleged the Duke of York took part in at least some of the same activities as Jeffrey Epstein. The release of a video showing the Duke peering out from behind the door of Epstein’s Manhattan mansion, waving goodbye to a woman, certainly doesn't do the Duke any favors in his denials.
Buckingham Palace recently reiterated their denial of allegations against the Duke made by Virginia Roberts, one of Epstein’s victims.
"This relates to proceedings in the United States, to which the Duke of York is not a party. Any suggestion of impropriety with under-age minors is categorically untrue. It is emphatically denied that the Duke of York had any form of sexual contact or relationship with Virginia Roberts. Any claim to the contrary is false and without foundation."
The Duke has since admitted he had made an 'error of judgment after pictures emerged from the same trip - in December of 2010 - of Epstein and the Duke in Central Park, but has been very adamant about his innocence in relation to all the other allegations of the alleged victims. It should also be noted that this particular trip was two years after Epstein was convicted of heinous crimes involving with a child. He was also placed on the National Sex Offender Registry.