With allegations swirling that Jeffrey Epstein procured underaged girls to Prince Andrew and Alan Dershowitz, there is a new shocking development in the case; Epstein tampered witnesses, according to U.S. Investigators. When the case was originally heard and ended in a plea bargain in which the alleged victims were not consulted, all of the three witnesses refused to answer questions about Prince Andrew. One made it clear she was instructed to plead the Fifth by her lawyer. It was discovered later that Epstein was bankrolling their legal fees. The documents say the “witness tampering was so severe” that it was recorded as part of the plea agreement. Lawyers are trying to compel Epstein, who served 16 of an 18 month’s jail sentence for sexual exploitation of a minor, to release a full copy of the documents connected to the plea deal.
Alan Dershowitz is so adamant the allegations are false that he says, according to the BBC, that he is willing to swear an oath and produce travel information to prove that he could not have been at the locations where the sexual abuse with Jane Doe No. 3 allegedly happened. Alan Dershowitz says he also plans to sue for defamation and push for disbarment of Jane Doe No 3’s lawyer.
While the Royals have filed lawsuits before, to do so in the case of libel would be unprecedented, and especially risky, especially with regards to sexual matters, according to BBC legal correspondent Clive Coleman. It is also unlikely Prince Andrew, the son of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, will swear an oath similar to the one Dershowitz mentioned.