Prince Andrew called 'sex addict', offered $7M by journo to take lie detector test over Jeffrey Epstein links
Journalist Ian Halperin said comparison to Prince Charles led to Prince Andrew's 'playboy lifestyle' and added that 'it made him feel special to get these beautiful women in his bed'
Prince Andrew has been offered millions of dollars to travel to the United States and take a public polygraph exam about his relationship with late paedophile, convicted sex offender and financier Jeffrey Epstein.
According to Page Six, investigative journalist Ian Halperin is offering Andrew £5M (roughly $7M) to "come clean and take a polygraph test with a world-leading polygraph examiner".
'I had to keep him happy, it was expected'
The journalist wants to quiz the Duke of York, 61, about claims made by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who is one of the most prominent and outspoken survivors of the sex trafficking ring that was operated by Epstein. The Australian-American says she was brought from the US to Britain at the age of 17 to have sex with the Prince in 2001.
“I knew I had to keep him happy, because it’s what Jeffrey and Ghislaine (Maxwell, Epstein’s then-girlfriend) would expect from me,” Giuffre said of Andrew during an interview with BBC’s 'Newsnight'.
'British royals diverted public attention'
In his new book, 'Controversy: Sex, Lies, and Dirty Money', Halperin claims that the British royals purposefully diverted public attention away from Andrew's ties to Epstein by focusing on Meghan Markle and her husband, Prince Harry.
“I am giving Andrew a chance to finally clear his name," Halperin told Page Six of his lucrative bid to Andrew, who, despite not working in a long time, doesn't seem to need the money. “I am offering 5 million pounds to Prince Andrew to come clean and take a polygraph test with a world-leading polygraph examiner," he said, adding: "If he passes, my investment group will hand him over £5 million pounds.” Insisting he has the cash, Halperin stated: “I’m part of a global investment group to stop child sex trafficking.”
'Sex addict, daring lover'
According to women who claim they were acquainted with the British royal after being introduced by Epstein, Halperin's book alleged that the Prince was a "sex addict" and a "daring lover". "One of Andrew’s ex-lovers said he had a sex addiction because he was always second to Prince Charles… He compared his relationship with his brother… to William and Harry," said Halperin.
“William is looked at as royal material, just like Charles, whereas he and Harry were the bad boys… This led to his playboy lifestyle. He wasn’t getting attention; it made him feel special to get these beautiful women in his bed," he added.
'Epstein provided girls to Andrew, they were friends'
Halperin said that he had no proof that Andrew — who has vigorously refuted claims that he slept with Giuffre — had sex with underage women, but alleged “there is no doubt that Epstein provided girls to Andrew, and that was the reason they were friends”.
Prince Andrew made a public statement in late 2019 where he said that he will be able to assist American law enforcement in their investigation into claims that Epstein and his associates were involved in human trafficking.
His attorneys were contacted by FBI agents and federal prosecutors in New York, who requested an interview with him, but there was no response. Then, in January 2020, Geoffrey Berman, a Manhattan attorney, formally called out the Prince for violating his promise. “The Southern District of New York and the FBI have contacted Prince Andrew’s attorneys and requested to interview Prince Andrew, and to date, Prince Andrew has provided zero cooperation,” Berman told The New York Post.