Last week, we caught up on the Prince Andrew controversy that exploded everywhere in the new year. Virginia Roberts – now an adult – claims that back in 1999-2002, she worked as an underage prostitute for Jeffrey Epstein, and that Epstein “loaned her out” to his famous and well-connected friends, including Prince Andrew. Roberts alleges that Andrew had sex with her when she was 16 or 17 years old. It’s a huge mess of accusations, denials, older scandals and competing lawsuits (Alan Dershowitz has also been accused of much of the same acts as Andrew). I was surprised to see the story being covered on legit news shows (Chris Hayes did a big segment on it), and I guess we can talk about it so openly because Buckingham Palace did comment on the story specifically, denying all accusations made by Roberts.
And now Sarah Ferguson is defending her ex-husband. These two… I don’t know. I’ve always sort of liked the way they still seemed so close, although in the past few years, I’ve realized more and more that they’re united in sleaze. They’re both desperate for money and that’s what unites them. Anyway, Fergie appeared on the Today Show to talk about her weight loss scheme and she ended up talking about the scandal:
Fergie calls Andrew her “best friend” and “my best ex-husband ever.” She says: “I won’t stand by – because I know what it feels like to have salacious lies made up about you – and not support him so publicly… he’s a great father and humongously good man… these were shockingly accusatory allegations which I don’t think are right. I won’t stand by and have his character defamed. I will have not one word said about him on any level, any level.”
Oh, and once again Matt Lauer bungles another interview. There was SO MUCH he could have called her out on. Fergie is trying to paint Andrew as Britain’s great savior, like he’s some brilliant businessman wrestling the British economy to the top. And when Fergie deflects and says that Lauer should just ask Andrew if he’s ever met Virginia Roberts, that was the opening to really get in there. The more the royals deny this crap, the more I believe Andrew totally had sex with an underage girl.
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