The U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, Geoffrey Berman, said today that the Duke of York has provided “zero cooperation” in the investigation into paedophile Jeffrey Epstein. He was approached by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and New York prosecutors but has not provided any assistance.
Berman stated, ” To date, Prince Andrew has provided zero cooperation.”
Prince Andrew and Buckingham Palace had said that the Duke would cooperate with investigators.
Buckingham Palace have not responded to NBC News when asked for a comment.
The Duke of York was forced out of royal duties last year due to his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, a convicted sex offender who was set to go on trial for the sex trafficking of minors before he died in his jail cell in August. His death was ruled a suicide, but that has been disputed by Epstein’s legal team and others.
In November, Buckingham Palace released a statement saying that the Duke of York was to step back from royal duties for the foreseeable future after the Duke had discussions with his mother, The Queen.
The Duke of York took part in a disastrous interview in November where he called the actions of Epstein “unbecoming” and said, if asked, he would cooperate with any investigations. He vehemently denied the accusations that he had sexual relations with an underage girl. The Duke has not been charged with or convicted of any crime.