Russia could have embarrassing information about Prince Andrew’s alleged relationship with one of Jeffrey Epstein’s underage ‘sex slaves.’
The British intelligence agency MI6 reportedly fears that the Russians have damaging information about the royal’s relationship with Virginia Roberts Giuffre, according to The Times of London.
The newspaper quotes a ‘security source’ who claims that British spies fear that Russia may have obtained dirt on Prince Andrew from a former Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy.
The ex-deputy, John Mark Dougan, is an American who sought asylum in Moscow in 2016.
Dougan, who also served in the United States Marine Corps, worked for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office in 2005 – the same year it started its investigation into Epstein.
Virginia Roberts Giuffre in her first television interview describes alleged sexual encounters with Prince Andrew in 2001 when she was 17
Virginia Roberts Giuffre is pictured as a teenager with Prince Andrew in 2001. She says the photo was taken inside Ghislaine Maxwell’s townhouse in London where she says they had sex for the first time. She was 17. Prince Andrew vehemently denies her claims and Maxwell has long denied, via court documents, having any involvement in Jeffrey Epstein’s sex crimes
Epstein is seen left with Ghislaine Maxwell in New York City in 1995. Epstein, 66, committed suicide on Aug. 10 by hanging himself in his Manhattan jail cell
Epstein, the billionaire sex offender and pedophile, owned a mansion in Palm Beach.
MI6 officials say that Dougan is known to have had contact with a senior Russian government official who is close to President Vladimir Putin.
Dougan fled the United States after he resigned from the sheriff’s office in 2009.
He then spent years as a self-styled anti-corruption ‘whistleblower’.
Dougan became a hacker who posted personal information on the web, including allegations of child molestation, against his former colleagues, according to The Palm Beach Post.
As a result of his online campaign against his former colleagues, the FBI was about to launch an investigation when Dougan fled the country in 2016.
He claimed political asylum in Russia and re-branded himself as ‘BadVolf’.
Giuffre described in detail how she allegedly had sex with Prince Andrew in 2001 when she was 17 in Ghislaine Maxwell’s London townhouse after the royal gave her vodka at a nightclub.
Maxwell was a key aide to Epstein who allegedly recruited underage girls into his sex trafficking ring.
In her first television interview which aired on Friday, Giuffre, who went by her maiden name Roberts when the alleged incidents happened – sat down with NBC’s Dateline along with five other Jeffrey Epstein accusers, including three who have never spoken publicly before.
The women say they felt ‘let down’ by Epstein’s suicide and demanded for the people who helped him traffic and abuse them to be brought to justice.
The Times of London quotes a ‘security source’ who claims that British spies fear that Russia may have obtained dirt on Prince Andrew from a former Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy, John Mark Dougan (pictured above)
Prince Andrew has repeatedly and vehemently denied Giuffre’s accusations, calling them ‘false’ and ‘without foundation’ and saying ‘any suggestion of impropriety with under-age minors is ‘categorically untrue’.
Epstein, 66, committed suicide on Aug. 10 by hanging himself in his Manhattan jail cell.
He had pleaded not guilty to charges of sex trafficking involving dozens of underage girls as young as 14, including at his mansion on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
Giuffre, who is now 35, however maintained on Friday that she is telling the truth.
She went on to talk about her first encounter with Prince Andrew that were also in a memoir manuscript which became public last month.
In her notes she went into great detail about how the pair had met up on a crowded dancefloor where she claims he was ‘the most hideous dancer’ and was ‘pouring with perspiration’.
She began: ‘He was an abuser, he was a participant.
‘The first time in London, I was so young. Ghislaine woke me up in the morning and said, “you’re gonna meet a prince today.”
In 2016, Dougan fled the United States and sought asylum in Russia after he posted allegations of criminal conduct online against his former colleagues in the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office
British spies fear that Dougan may have information about Prince Andrew’s ties to Epstein. Dougan was a sheriff’s deputy in Palm Beach County at the time that authorities in Florida were investigating Epstein
‘I didn’t know at that point that I was going to be trafficked to a prince,’ she said.
‘We went out to Club Tramp. Prince Andrew got me alcohol, it was in the VIP section, I’m pretty sure it was vodka.
‘He was like, “let’s dance.” I was like, “OK.” We leave club Tramp and I hop in the car with Ghislaine and Jeffrey.
‘She says, “He’s coming back to the house and I want you to do for him what you do for Epstein.”
‘I couldn’t believe it.’
In previously reported on court documents, she said they went back to Ghislaine’s townhouse where she and Prince Andrew had engaged in ‘foreplay’ in the bath and then had sex in the bedroom where she was sleeping.
‘He wasn’t rude or anything about it, he said, thank you and some kind of soft sentiments like that and left,’ Giuffre said in her Friday interview.
‘I just couldn’t believe it, that even royalty were involved.
‘He denies that it ever happened, he’s going to keep denying that it ever happened bu t he knows the truth and I know the truth.’
In response to allegations she is interested only in money, Giuffre said: ‘Unfortunately there’s this horrible law called [the] statute of limitations.
‘My lawyers have told me [the way] to hold them accountable is through them calling me a liar and I’m not, it’s a defamation lawsuit.’
Buckingham Palace previously issued this statement on behalf of the Duke: ‘It is emphatically denied that the Duke of York had any form of sexual contact or relationship with Virginia Roberts.
‘Any claim to the contrary is false and without foundation.’