As a new witness comes forward, it is time for the Duke of York to finally be truly honest; if ‘Randy Andy’ is genuinely innocent, it would be his best move
With a revelation this morning that a new witness claims to have spotted Prince Andrew in Tramp nightclub with Virginia Giuffre (then Virginia Roberts) on the night he claims not to have been there but instead at Pizza Express (Woking branch), a new problem has arisen for the non-sweating royal.
The witness in question, Shukri Walker, claims to distinctly remember the events of 10th March 2001 on the basis that she “stepped on Prince Andrew’s foot and then apologised.” Speaking to The Sun, she remarked: “He looked like he was having a great time.”
Miss Walker – whom has been in contact with Lisa Bloom, an American lawyer for some of Epstein’s many victims – claimed:
“When I watched the BBC interview and saw Prince Andrew deny knowing Virginia, saying he has no recollection of that night, I had to come forward. Because I was there and I do have recollection of it.”
“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, and Epstein. I will never forget that 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.”
Miss Walker added:
“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.”
Aside from the unlikely possibilities that Walker could be mistaken and Giuffre could have concocted one of the biggest conspiracies in modern history, the main other issues for the prince are the fact he continued his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein after he had become a convicted paedophile and that he was photographed with the lady he allegedly had sex with in Ghislaine Maxwell’s house. That image, taken long before the days of Photoshop, is something he has tried to discredit, but with each denial the confidence in it being genuine has grown ever stronger.
Recently unsealed documents don’t help Prince Andrew – or Maxwell apologist Alan Dershowitz for that matter – but what we now know is that a young lady who stepped on ‘Randy Andy’s’ toe could most bizarrely be the solution to this truly rotten conundrum.