Total Disaster: Massive Backlash from Prince Andrew's Jeffrey Epstein Interview

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Total Disaster: Massive Backlash from Prince Andrew's Jeffrey Epstein Interview

British Commentator: “That was a plane crashing into an oil tanker, causing a tsunami, triggering a nuclear explosion-level bad.”

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Prince Andrew is on the receiving end of harsh criticism from media outlets following his interview with BBC Newsnight's Emily Maitlis on Thursday at Buckingham Palace in which Andrew defended his friendship with Epstein and failed to show empathy for the convicted sex offender’s victims.

"I expected a train wreck,’’ said Charlie Proctor, editor of the Royal Central website, which covers the British monarchy. “That was a plane crashing into an oil tanker, causing a tsunami, triggering a nuclear explosion-level bad.”

The interview with Prince Andrew was so disastrous, in fact, it prompted his PR advisor, Jason Stein to resign.

Stein started as the Prince's communications secretary in September amid allegations that Andrew had slept with American woman Virginia Giuffre when she was 17 — something the prince denied in the BBC interview.

"I have no recollection of ever meeting her. I'm convinced I was never in Tramps with her. There are a number of things wrong with her. I don't know where the bar is in Tramps. I don't drink. I don't think I've ever bought a drink in Tramps whenever I was there," he said.

"That couldn't have happened because the date being suggested, I was at home with the children. On that particular day ... I was at home. I was with the children. I'd taken Beatrice to a Pizza Express in Woking for a party ... Going to Pizza Express in Woking is an unusual thing for me to do," Prince Andrew said.

"I don't know if I've met her," he later said of Giuffre.

Prince Andrew said he "can't" explain a photo that shows him with his arm around Giuffre and suggested it might be fake.

Lawyer Gloria Allred, who is defending many of Epstein's victims, called for Prince Andrew to be interviewed by the FBI to help with the investigation into the deceased financier's sex crimes during an appearance on Good Morning Britain.

“I don’t see how he could have not known that there were underage girls, minors, because he did visit homes of Mr. Epstein in New York, in Palm Beach, in the Virgin Islands and I happen to know that there were underage girls in all those locations,” Allred said.

In conclusion: Jeffrey Epstein did not commit suicide.

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