Jeffrey Epstein's ex-lawyer Alan Dershowitz says Prince Andrew should fight sex claims in public

Mail Online | 4/11/2001 | Danyal Hussain For Mailonline
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Jeffrey Epstein's former lawyer Alan Dershowitz has called on Prince Andrew to follow his lead and publicly defend himself against sexual abuse allegations.

Epstein's alleged 'sex slave' Virginia Roberts has accused both Dershowitz, 80, and the Duke of York of forcibly having sex with her.

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The high-profile US lawyer has publicly and aggressively defending himself, accusing Miss Roberts of being a liar, and he believes that the Duke of York should 'categorically assert his innocence'.

So far, Prince Andrew's response to the allegations have come indirectly through Buckingham Palace press statements.

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Talking to the Telegraph, Dershowitz said: 'I think there will be a lot of pressure on him. Now that this has resurfaced, he has to categorically assert his innocence, if he can do that, and if he can produce evidence, he should do that as well.'

He added that the Duke had an 'obligation' to help investigators and contribute to justice.

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Dershowitz added that he had met with Ghislaine Maxwell, who has denied securing young girls for Epstein, dozens of times.

Billionaire Epstein, 66, hanged himself in jail in New York on August 10 while facing a string of allegations.

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Epstein had been indicted for sex trafficking after several women, many who were underage at the time, accused him of abusing them and prostituting them out to his friends.

Two of Epstein's accusers, including Miss Roberts, claimed they were forced to have sex with Dershowitz.

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Dershowitz has denied the allegations and claims the women are lying for money.

Prince Andrew was introduced to Epstein in the 1990s and remained a friend even after the financier served a 13-month sentence for having sex with underage girls and became a registered sex offender.

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Miss Roberts alleged in court documents that she had sex with the Duke of York when she was 17.

Her allegations against him were...
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