A former mannequin who now runs a Los Angeles modeling company claims her pal had intercourse with Prince Andrew on the orders of Jeffrey Epstein, who mentioned, “It’s good to have issues on folks,” in accordance to a brand new report.
Lisa Phillips, 42, instructed the Solar that she first met the financier in 2000 after a Caribbean shoot when he invited her and one other pal to his Little St. James Island, which was dubbed “Pedophile Island.”
“I discovered Jeffrey very charming and he appeared very nice. I had talked about I had lived in England and he mentioned, ‘Oh, would you want to meet a prince?’” Phillips instructed the information outlet.
“This man walked up and I acknowledged him as Prince Andrew. He was very good. It was very temporary,” she added.
Phillips mentioned she noticed no inappropriate exercise on the isle and that she wound up assembly Epstein throughout charity occasions, events and Broadway performs over time.
“He all the time wished to meet buddies of mine. He beloved younger ladies however none of us suspected he favored underage women,” she instructed the Solar.
In 2004, Phillips mentioned, her pal instructed her in regards to the alleged encounter at Epstein’s Manhattan townhouse, the outlet reported.
“She instructed me Jeffrey instructed her to go right into a bed room and have intercourse with Prince Andrew. She mentioned Andrew had intercourse with her and left the room. I believe she was confused by Jeffrey — manipulated by him. She felt like she had to do it,” she instructed the Solar.
“That’s why she was so indignant, so upset. She thought they’d a unique relationship,” Phillips added.
“I had one final dialog with Jeffrey. I mentioned, ‘My pal instructed me about you instructing her to have intercourse with Prince Andrew.’ He mentioned one thing prefer it wasn’t an enormous deal, that she was OK with it,” she mentioned.
“I mentioned, ‘No one’s OK with that — why would you try this?’ He grinned and mentioned, ‘Oh, it’s good to have issues on folks.’ That wasn’t the primary time he’d mentioned that to me,” Phillips continued.
“He had a number of cameras in the home and I used to ask him about it and he used to say the identical factor,” mentioned Phillips, whose allegations are scheduled to be aired on British TV on Tuesday night time.
The Solar reported that her pal, who was in her early 20s on the time, declined to remark.
“My pal was very upset. She was crying,” Phillips mentioned.
There was no suggestion the royal knew of Epstein’s demand or was concerned in any non-consensual intercourse, the Solar reported.
A supply shut to the prince responded to the newest allegations.
“Unsourced, unverified, unsubstantiated claims, regurgitated on third-hand rumour with no proof — as an allegation it doesn’t bear any examination,” the supply mentioned. “We glance ahead to seeing the proof.”
Andrew has come underneath elevated scrutiny after the arrest of Epstein’s accused madam Ghislaine Maxwell, 58, who’s on the Brooklyn Detention Middle awaiting trial after her July 2 arrest in New Hampshire.
The embattled Duke of York has been accused of sleeping with Epstein’s “intercourse slave” Virginia Giuffre in New York, London and the Caribbean. He has strongly denied the allegations.
Epstein dedicated suicide in his Manhattan jail cell a yr in the past whereas awaiting trial on sex-trafficking costs.