Virginia Roberts Giuffre wants the public to “stand beside” her as she details her experience with Prince Andrew and convicted sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.
Roberts Giuffre opened up to BBC’s Panorama’s Darragh MacIntyre, detailing the sexual assault she allegedly endured from Epstein, the royal, and their friends.
According to Giuffre, she was brought to London by Epstein in 2001 when she was only 17. It was there that she was introduced to Prince Andrew.
The first encounter was the night the Prince, Epstein and his then-girlfriend, socialite Ghislaine Maxwell took her to Tramp night club. She recalled Andrew asking her to dance, “He is the most hideous dancer I’ve ever seen in my life… His sweat was like it was raining basically everywhere”.
But after leaving the club, Roberts Giuffre alleges Maxwell gave her specific instructions.
“In the car, Ghislaine tells me that I have to do for Andrew what I do for Jeffrey and that just made me sick.” She says that later that evening, she had sex with Prince Andrew upstairs at Maxwell’s house.
And according to Roberts Giuffre, the abuse continued as she was forced to have sex with Andrew three different times.
After detailing her encounters, Giuffre spoke to the viewers watching.
“I implore the people in the U.K. to stand up beside me, to help me fight this fight, to not accept this as being okay. This is not some sordid sex story. This is a story of being trafficked. This is a story of abuse and this is a story of your royalty.”
She added, “He knows what happened. I know what happened, and there’s only one of us telling the truth, and I know that’s me.”
Roberts Giuffre’s full interview airs Monday night on BBC.