The release of the so-called “Epstein List” has caused quite a stir in the media. It is a series of documents that a U.S. federal court released to the public on Wednesday, January 3, 2024.
They include depositions, emails, and legal briefs that name dozens of famous people.
These names appear in connection with an investigation into billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, who was accused of sexually abusing dozens of minors and committed suicide in his cell in August 2019.
Among the names listed in the released documents are Prince Andrew, former U.S. President Bill Clinton, Stephen Hawking, David Copperfield, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks, Blanchet, Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Bruce Willis, Kevin Spacey and others.
But they are not the only ones, as reports from media such as the BBC or CNN indicate that more names will be released in the coming days.
Prince Andrew on Epstein’s Client List
The appearance of Queen Elizabeth II’s son on the list comes as no surprise, as it was thanks to his links with Epstein that Prince Andrew was stripped of all his duties as a representative of the British monarchy and became a headache for his brother, King Charles.
Now that his name appears on the revealing list, British authorities have decided to speak out.
London police said they have not launched an investigation into Prince Andrew and his friendship with Epstein, as demanded by an anti-monarchy group.
The Metropolitan Police said in a statement, “We are aware of the release of court documents in relation to Jeffrey Epstein. As with any matter, should new and relevant information be brought to our attention we will assess it. No investigation has been launched,” according to Sky News.
The documents accuse Prince Andrew of groping a woman’s breast while she sat on a sofa in Epstein’s Manhattan apartment in 2001, along with another accuser, Virginia Giuffre.
In 2022, Andrew settled with Giuffre, paying millions of dollars to settle her lawsuit in which she claimed the Duke of York sexually assaulted her when she was 17.
Andres, for his part, maintains that the allegations are false.