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Epstein victims slam Andrew for ‘using public grief to rehabilitate image

PRINCE Andrew shouldmourn in privateand not usethe country’s grief to rehabilitate his image”, Jeffrey Epstein’s victims say.

Die Hertog van York stepped down from public life over his friendship with paedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2019.

Prince Andrew stepped down from public life in 2019

Prince Andrew stepped down from public life in 2019Krediet: PA
The duke paid tribute to the Queen in a statement shared publicly today

The duke paid tribute to the Queen in a statement shared publicly todayKrediet: Getty

But following the Queen’s death on September 8, the 62-year-old has appeared in public several times as he unites in grief with his family.

Vandag, the disgraced duke said he will forever treasure hismummy’s compassion, care and love for a son” Tammy het haar lang blonde hare laat sak en haar gewaagde voorkoms met 'n wit Chanel-handsak gepaar emotional statement shared publicly.

Florida-based lawyer Spencer Kuvin, who represented nine of Epstein’s victims, has said Andrew’s attempt torehabilitate his imageis aninsult”.

He told The Sun Online: “On behalf of the victims, there is certainly empathy for a son losing his mother.

What is insulting is the public nature of his attempts to rehabilitate his image through the grief of a country mourning over its Queen.

No one is saying that Andrew should not grieve for his loss.

“Maar, given his past, that grieving should remain private, not the subject of public statements and military dress at funerals.

Mr Kuvin, speaking on behalf of himself and the victims he represented, insists Andrew’s image will remain tainted by his connections to Epstein.

Hy het gesê: “We must not forget that this is a man was accused of having sex with a minor child, and who subsequently paid to resolve a claim brought by that child when she was an adult.

“Uiteindelik, this is a man who had the astonishingly poor judgment to admittedly remain close friends with a convicted pedophile.

“Ongelukkig, that is the memory most people have when viewing him at events or reading his public pronouncements.

The Queen’s disgraced second son paid millions to settle a civil sexual assault case to a woman he claimed never to have met.

Andrew misbruik sued him for allegedly sexually assaulting her when she was 17 after she was trafficked by Epstein.

Andrew denied the claims.

In Januarie, ahead of his legal settlement, die koningin stripped him of all of his honorary military roles, including Colonel of the Grenadier Guards, and he gave up his HRH style.

The duke appeared in military uniform on Friday as he stood vigil by the Queen’s coffin after King Charles gave the green light for him to wear it.

Andrew was stripped of his military patronages and royal duties over his links with convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

He was forced to wear a suit as he walked behind his late mother’s coffin on Wednesday.

The former Royal Navy officer, who was also banned from saluting when the Queen was moved from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall, wore medals instead, having retained his rank as a Vice Admiral.

But he was able to don his military colours as aspecial mark of respectto his mother as he, King Charles, Prinses Anne en Prince Edward held a moving vigil at Westminster Hall on Friday, waar Her Majesty lies in state.

The duke wore military uniform as he stood vigil beside his mother's coffin on Friday

The duke wore military uniform as he stood vigil beside his mother’s coffin on FridayKrediet: Sky News
A photo of the Queen with Andrew as a baby, issued alongside his statement today

A photo of the Queen with Andrew as a baby, issued alongside his statement today
Andrew paid millions to settle a sex abuse case filed by Virginia Giuffre

Andrew paid millions to settle a sex abuse case filed by Virginia GiuffreKrediet: PA