'I'm not suicidal': Virginia Roberts says 'evil people' want to silence her amid Epstein and Prince Andrew scandals

Roberts' statement came days after she gave a high-profile interview accusing Prince Andrew of sexually abusing her


                            'I'm not suicidal': Virginia Roberts says 'evil people' want to silence her amid Epstein and Prince Andrew scandals

Jeffrey Epstein and Prince Andrew accuser Virginia Roberts posted a chilling message on her Twitter account on Tuesday, writing "I am not suicidal." Roberts' statement came days after she gave a high-profile interview accusing Andrew of sexually abusing her. 

Roberts, who claims she was sex trafficked by Epstein, wrote: "If something happens to me—in the sake of my family do not let this go away and help me to protect them. Too many evil people want to see me quieted."

In this Aug. 27, 2019, photo, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, center, who says she was trafficked by sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, holds a news conference outside a Manhattan court where sexual assault claimants invited by a judge addressed a hearing following Epstein's jailhouse death in New York. (AP)

The message also appears to draw from sex offender Epstein's death, who was found hanged in his New York prison cell. Forensic pathology experts, however, have claimed that the circumstances and evidence suggest that Epstein may not have committed suicide. 

Epstein allegedly hanged himself at the Manhattan Correctional Center early morning on August 10, despite being intermittently put on suicide watch. The financier was arrested by federal agents on July 6  in New Jersey after his return from a Paris trip and was charged with child sex trafficking in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1591.

Epstein was found dead in his prison cell at the Manhattan Correctional Center early morning on August 10. (AP)

Roberts, who now goes by the name Virginia Giuffre, had recently made an appearance on BBC, giving an emotional account of the abuse she claims she suffered at the hands of Epstein and Andrew.

Roberts has alleged that the royal abused her three times, once at Epstein's apartment in New York, once on a yacht in the Caribbean, and once at the London home of Ghislane Maxwell.

Britain's Prince Andrew leaves King Edward VII hospital in London after visiting his father Prince Philip. (AP)

The 34-year-old, during her BBC interview, spoke about her first alleged encounter with Andrew in London.

She said that she was taken to Tram nightclub where she danced with the "sweating" prince.

"In the car, Ghislaine tells me that I have to do for Andrew what I do for Jeffrey. And that made me sick. I didn't expect it from royalty. I didn't expect it from someone that people look up to and admire—the royal family," Roberts claimed.

Andrew, in his own BBC interview, however, denied Roberts' claims, and denied having any memory of a picture showing him and the 34-year-old together at Ghislane's house.

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