'Jail Prince Andrew, this isn't William Wallace era when Royals could do whatever they want', says Virginia Roberts' dad

THE father of Virginia Roberts has called for Prince Andrew to go to jail and says it's "no longer the time of William Wallace when the Royals could do whatever they want".

It comes as the Duke is set to swerve a hearing in his sex assault civil case today by having no representatives taking part.



Sky Roberts said he would like Prince Andrew to go to jail, claiming he "needs to know what it's like to be held accountable".

He told Good Morning Britain: "This is not the time of William Wallace where the royals can do whatever they want.

"The times have changed. Prince Andrew thinks it's still those times where he can do whatever he wants."

Roberts, 38, who is one of the most well-known Jeffrey Epstein victims, is accusing the prince of assaulting her three times when she was under the age of 18.

She alleged that she was procured by socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, the daughter of disgraced tycoon Robert Maxwell, as a teenage "sex slave" for Epstein.

Andrew, however, strongly denies the allegations and has said he doesn't recall meeting Roberts – who also goes by her married name Giuffre.

His lawyers claim that the court papers were not properly served.

Sky hit back at the duke as he claimed: "He knows that he’s done wrong. Like I’ve been reading this week – even trying to serve him the papers, he instructed his guard to not accept any court papers.

“An innocent man doesn’t do that – only a guilty man does that.

“If he’s innocent, why block these papers coming to him for this civil suit? I’m just proud of my daughter that she’s going after him for this."

The duke’s UK-based legal team has never intended to participate.

His accuser’s lawyers insist he has been served court papers in accordance with English and international law.

They say a copy of the summons was emailed to Royal Household staff and his lawyers were informed by email and post.

However, Gary Bloxsome, the duke’s lawyer, claimed the correct procedure was not followed and that the papers should be served through a British court official.

'HUGE REGRET;

Manhattan federal court judge Lewis Kaplan is expected to ask Giuffre’s legal team to detail their efforts to serve Andrew, 61, with the papers.

Her legal team, led by David Boies, has brought in two more lawyers – Andrew Vallacastin and rising star Sabina Mariella.

It now has four lawyers poring over the case, while Andrew has yet to assign one brief to it.

Sky said Epstein seemed like a “regular guy” when he first met the disgraced financier but regretted taking her to his mansion.

He said: "She (Virginia) got this new job with Epstein and was flying all over the world. I was really proud of her. I thought things were moving ahead for her.

“It’s a huge regret for me. I love my daughter when she was born, love her now, and love her all the time in between.

"She’s an apple in my eye. I love her so much and to hear her go through that hurts me a lot.”

It comes just weeks after prosecutors in the US considered Prince Andrew as a “person of interest” in the Epstein probe.

Investigators are reportedly keen to interview the Duke as a witness in their investigation into the dead billionaire pedophile’s alleged co-conspirators.

A source told Reuters that Andrew was viewed “at least as a potential witness”, but they do not expect to interview him.

They added: “He doesn’t seem to want to talk to us.”

It was the first time anyone connected with prosecuting the Epstein case has described the Queen’s son as a “person of interest”.

When approached by The Sun, The US Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York declined to comment.


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