Jeffrey Epstein: Prince Andrew was at a nightclub with Virginia Giuffre, new witness says

Virginia Giuffre said she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew the night this photo (left) was taken.
Virginia Giuffre said she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew the night this photo (left) was taken. Photo credit: Supplied / Getty

A new witness has claimed she saw Prince Andrew with Jeffrey Epstein's alleged victim at a nightclub, despite the royals' denials.

Virginia Giuffre, 36, said she was a victim of sexual abuse with Epstein and former girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell, and claimed she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew in 2001.

The royals have repeatedly denied the claim and said he was at home after he took his daughter Beatrice to Pizza Express in Woking, Surrey.

Witness Shukri Walker told The Sun she remembers seeing the Prince dance with teenager Virginia Giuffre at a nightclub on March 10, 2001.

Walker contacted US lawyer Lisa Bloom, who passed it onto the FBI, after watching Andrew's denial during his interview with BBC.

"When I watched the BBC interview and saw Prince Andrew deny knowing Virginia, saying she has no recollection of that night - I had to come forward.

"Because I was there and I do have a recollection of it."

Walker told The Sun she and a male friend had been dancing in the club while Andrew was among a group sitting in a corner.

"I'd never seen a Prince in my life before. I just stood and looked at this man, thinking 'oh my goodness, it's a real Prince'."

"He was smiling a lot, most of the night. He looked like he was having a great time. And he was with this young girl who was close to my own age, perhaps even a bit younger than me."

"They were not that alone. They were with the woman who has just been arrested, Ghislaine Maxwell, and Epstein."

"I will never forget the night because I was told this is a real Prince."

"That's the moment that stood out for me. I don't think I would have remembered otherwise."

Walker recalled Giuffre had an "awkward expression" on her face.

"I do remember the little girl perhaps was a little bit drunk or just had a weird expression, an awkward expression."

"But she wasn't smiling, it was the opposite of smiles," she said.

Buckingham Palace has previously denied Giuffre's claims she was forced to have sex with Andrew in court documents released in 2015.

A statement released in December 2019 said: "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."