The incongruous accusations have been made after US court documents named him in relation to a case that involved ‘impropriety with underage minors’. The Duke of York has hit back at the claims, insisting any suggestion of any wrongdoing under his name is ‘categorically untrue’.
A woman in Florida has filed a lawsuit where she claims she was forced to have sexual relations with the Prince when she was being ‘loaned out’ to the U.S. multi-millionaire Jeffrey Epstein.
Mr Epstein, who has recently received an 18-month jail sentence for soliciting paid sex with a minor, is a former friend of the Duke of York. Epstein is accused in the court papers of using the girl as a sex-slave and loaning her out to people.
A spokesman for the Prince has said: “This relates to long-standing and ongoing civil proceedings in the United States, to which The Duke of York is not a party.
As such we would not comment on the detail. However, for the avoidance of doubt, any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors is categorically untrue”.