Epstein accuser labels Prince Andrew 'an abuser'

One of the women who accused the late Jeffery Epstein of sex trafficking has labelled Prince Andrew "an abuser".

Virginia Giuffre made the allegations on US new show Dateline while discussing alleged abuse at the hands of Epstein.

Giuffre said she met Prince Andrew while she was in London when she was 17 years old. She claims Epstein's friend Ghislaine Maxwell introduced them.

"He was an abuser, he was a participant. The first time in London, I was so young. Ghislaine woke me up in the morning and said, 'You're gonna meet a prince today,'" she told Dateline.

"I didn't know at that point that I was going to be trafficked to that prince."

Giuffre told Dateline she went dancing with the prince, who she says supplied her with alcohol while at a club before they returned to Maxwell's house 

"He's coming back to the house and I want you to do for him what you do for Epstein," she says Maxwell told her.

Giuffre says the abuse began in the bathroom and continued in the bedroom, before Prince Andrew thanked her and left.

"I just couldn't believe it, that even royalty were involved," she told Dateline.

Prince Andrew has categorically denied the accusations and says he was "appalled" by claims of sexual abuse levelled against Epstein, who he says he spent "limited time" with.

"His Royal Highness deplores the exploitation of any human being and the suggestion he would condone, participate in or encourage any such behaviour is abhorrent," Buckingham Palace said in a statement.

It's not the first time Giuffre has levelled allegations against Queen Elizabeth II's second-youngest son, who has denied having "any form of sexual contact or relationship" with her.

Epstein was facing federal charges of sex trafficking of minors in Florida and New York when he died in his jail cell on August 10.