Queen's nephew Earl of Snowdon David Linley also named in Epstein's black book that includes Andrew, Trump, Clinton
A lawyer representing several of Epstein's victims reportedly wants the Queen's nephew to assist US authorities in their investigation alongside his disgraced cousin Prince Andrew
A lawyer representing several of Jeffrey Epstein's victims reportedly wants to speak to the Queen’s nephew David Armstrong-Jones, another British royal who was named in the pedophile financier's infamous black book. The Mirror reported how the Earl of Snowdon, who is known by his professional name David Linley, was mentioned in Epstein's list of contacts. Among other contacts included in the book were some of the most powerful people in the world, including President Donald Trump and his predecessor Bill Clinton. Spencer Kuvin, a Florida based attorney representing a number of Epstein's victims, has called on the royal to assist US authorities in their investigation alongside his disgraced cousin Prince Andrew.
Albeit there is no indication that the Earl was involved in any wrongdoing or may have information about the Prince's friendship with the late pedophile, Kuvin told the Sunday People that “anyone with information about Epstein, Maxwell and any of their comings and goings over the past two decades and more should come forward and talk, including Viscount Linley."
“I am never surprised at the growing list of people that became Epstein’s unfortunate friends," he added. "He worked his way into every part of society, high and low."
Linley is popularly known as the royal carpenter owing to his eponymous high-end furniture line. His mother Margaret was the Queen's sister, and died in 2002. The Earl, who took on the title after his father's 2017 demise, was picked by first cousin Prince Charles for a leading role in The Prince’s Foundation. The 2018 appointment made headlines as Linley was chosen ahead of William or Harry. “David is very, very close to the Queen and Prince Charles," a friend told the outlet. "He goes to Sandringham at Christmas and Balmoral in the summer. He is George VI’s grandson and in the inner circle of royals. He is also Mr. Non-Grand Royal. He turns up on his cycle in a high-vis jacket and gets mistaken for a warden. He is popular and social.”
According to the report, the Earl's 17-year-old daughter Lady Margarita was a flower girl for Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, when she tied the knot with William.
That said, Kuvin also stressed that Prince Andrew must cooperate with prosecutors. “We’ve always believed Andrew should testify about what he saw at Epstein’s various mansions," he added.
But Prince Andrew, so far, has denied any wrongdoing and his legal team has claimed he has offered to assist the FBI multiple times. Unsealed court documents have revealed how the royal lobbied the US government to help his pedophile pal Epstein get a "sweetheart plea-deal" with just 18 months in prison in 2008. The allegation was found in a motion filed by lawyers for two Epstein accusers, who had tried to get a hold of said documents for a long time to back up their claims about Andrew's apparent lobbying efforts, the Daily Mail reported.
According to the report, the motion was part of a 2015 libel case against Ghislaine Maxwell, a British socialite who was later revealed to be Epstein's confidante and partner in crime. The documents were sealed until a judge ordered them to be released following Maxwell's arrest on sex trafficking charges. "(They are) seeking documents regarding Epstein’s lobbying efforts to persuade the government to give him a favorable plea arrangement, including efforts on his behalf by Prince Andrew and former Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz," lawyers for the pair, referred to as Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2, wrote in the motion.
"They have alleged these materials are needed to prove their allegations that, after Epstein signed the non-prosecution agreement his performance was delayed while he used his significant social and political connections to lobby the justice department to obtain a more favorable plea deal," they added.