PUBLISHED: 22:00, Mon, Dec 2, 2019 | UPDATED: 22:21, Mon, Dec 2, 2019
After Prince Andrew’s "car crash" interview on BBC Newsnight regarding the allegations against him he has faced increasing pressure to explain everything he knew about Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged sex slave operation. BBC’s Panorama Investigation has discovered that lawyers for five of Jeffrey Epstein’s victims want Prince Andrew to provide testimony in their court cases. The five women, who are suing Epstein’s estate, said the Prince witnessed how people were given massages at the sexual predator’s home.
Pre-trial witness subpoenas have been prepared for all five cases and could be served on Prince Andrew if he returns to the United States.
The subpoenas would have to be signed off by a judge once the Prince was on US soil. He would then be able to challenge the subpoena in court if he didn’t want to give evidence.
Prince Andrew says that he did not see, witness or suspect any suspicious behaviour during his visits to Mr Epstein’s homes in Florida, New York and the Caribbean.
But the lawyer who represents the five women says the Duke of York could have important information about Epstein’s sex trafficking operation.
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David Boies told Panorama: “One of the things that we have tried is to interview Prince Andrew and to try to get what his explanation is.
“He was a frequent visitor. They ought to submit to an interview. They ought to talk about it.”
Lawyers for the victims have