“He needs to know what it’s like to be held accountable for his actions.
“My daughter just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
“Prince Andrew was friends with a known paedophile. He’s been to his ranches, New York – there’s pictures of them together everywhere.
“As far as documents with them together, I have no idea, but he needs to be held accountable.
“These are not the times of William Wallace where royals can do whatever they want.
“The times have changed.
“Prince Andrew thinks it’s still those times – that he can do whatever he wants.”
Prince Andrew: Chris Ship discusses royal ‘silence’
When asked about whether he had any idea Epstein was a threat to his daughter when he’d drop his daughter at Epstein’s house, Mr Roberts claimed: “No, I had no idea. I met Jeffrey Epstein when she first started working for him, but it was supposed to be massage therapy.
“I thought, ‘That might be a good job to learn.’
“When I met him, he was just in jeans in front of his mansion and just seemed like a regular guy. I had no idea what was going on.
“As a father, if I had any idea of what was going on, I would have stopped it.”
“Epstein’s suicide left many unanswered questions, particularly for his victims. The Duke deeply sympathises with those affected who want some form of closure.
“It is his hope that, in time, they will be able to rebuild their lives. The Duke is willing to help any appropriate law enforcement agency with their investigations, if required.
“The Duke has already stated that he did not see, witness, or suspect any behaviour of the sort that subsequently led to Jeffrey Epstein’s arrest and conviction. He deplores the exploitation of any human being and would not condone, participate in, or encourage any such behaviour.”
In a statement announcing his decision to temporarily step down from his royal duties issues in 2019, Prince Andrew said: “I continue to unequivocally regret my ill-judged association with Jeffrey Epstein.
“His suicide has left many unanswered questions, particularly for his victims, and I deeply sympathise with everyone who has been affected and wants some form of closure.
“I can only hope that, in time, they will be able to rebuild their lives. Of course, I am willing to help any appropriate law enforcement agency with their investigations, if required.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK