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"It was disgusting." Virginia Giuffre's full account of the first night she spent with Prince Andrew.

Mamamia logo Mamamia 3/12/2019 Billi Fitzsimons

This post deals with sexual abuse and might be triggering for some readers.

Virginia Giuffre, who claims she was forced to have underage sex with Prince Andrew, has responded to the British royal’s now-infamous interview in which he categorically denied having sex with her.

Virginia Giuffre (nee Roberts) says she was trafficked by convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein when she was 17 years old and forced to have sex with his friends, including the British royal.

In an interview with BBC TV on Monday, Giuffre gives details of a trip to London in 2001 when she said she was taken by Epstein to meet the Queen’s son.

“He knows what happened. I know what happened, and there’s only one of us telling the truth, and I know that’s me,” Giuffre tells BBC Panorama.

“I implore the people in the UK to stand up beside me, to help me fight this fight, to not accept this as being OK. This is not some sordid sex story. This is a story of being trafficked. This is a story of abuse and this is a story of your guys’ royalty.”

Giuffre further explains the details of her night with Prince Andrew, at one point saying he was “the most hideous dancer I’ve ever seen in my life.”

a woman looking at the camera © social

She continued: "It was horrible, and this guy was sweating all over me. His sweat was like it was raining basically everywhere," she said. "I was just grossed out from it."

Giuffre recalls Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein's former associate, instructing her to have sex with Prince Andrew after a night at Tramp nightclub in London.

"In the car Ghislaine tells me that I have to do for Andrew what I do for Jeffrey and that just made me sick."

As for the incident, Giuffre remembers: "It didn't last very long, the entire procedure.

"It was disgusting, he wasn’t mean, he said 'thanks' and got out and I was horrified and ashamed and felt dirty.

"The next day Ghislaine pats me on the back and says 'You did a really good job, you made him really happy'."

As she continued, tears began to roll down her face as she says, "It was a wicked time in my life, it was a really scary time.

"I had been abused by a member of the royal family... I wasn’t chained to the sink, but these powerful people were my chains. I didn’t know what could happen.

"I couldn’t comprehend how the highest levels of the government were allowing this to happen. Not only allowing it to happen but participating in it."

Giuffre, who says Prince Andrew had underage sex with her on two other occasions, added: "We were not even dignified as humans to them. We were there just as toys to be passed around."

Giuffre admitted that there may be a few inconsistencies within her account, saying "You are left with a foggy memory".

"I might be wrong on dates, I might be wrong on places sometimes, but one thing I can tell you is you never forget the face of someone who has heaved over you."

Prince Andrew's response

Andrew, 59, denies having any relationship with Giuffre, who was previously named Virginia Roberts.

In response to the excerpts of Giuffre's interview, a Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said: "It is emphatically denied that the Duke of York had any form of sexual contact or relationship with Virginia Roberts. Any claim to the contrary is false and without foundation."

In November, the prince gave an interview himself to the BBC in which he responded to Giuffre's claims that he forced her to have sex with him after a night out at Tramp nightclub in London in 2001.

Prince Andrew, Duke of York wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera: In November, the prince gave an interview himself to the BBC in which he vehemently denied the allegations against him for having sex with an underage girl. Image: BBC. © social In November, the prince gave an interview himself to the BBC in which he vehemently denied the allegations against him for having sex with an underage girl. Image: BBC.

Prince Andrew, the eighth in line to the throne, claimed he was at Pizza Express in Woking on the night of the alleged incident 18 years ago, meaning he couldn’t have slept with the teenager that night.

And as for Giuffre's claim that the prince was profusely sweating, he said he suffered from a medical condition that stopped him perspiring.

Despite insisting he has no recollection of meeting Virgina Giuffre, there is photographic evidence of the two meeting.

"I’m at a loss to explain this particular photograph," Prince Andrew said in the interview with BBC‘s Emily Maitlis.

Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Ghislaine Maxwell are posing for a picture: Prince Andrew photographed with Virginia Giuffre, one of Epstein's most vocal accusers. Image: Twitter. © supplied Prince Andrew photographed with Virginia Giuffre, one of Epstein's most vocal accusers. Image: Twitter.

Prince Andrew's interview was widely regarded as a disaster, provoking weeks of negative headlines and culminating in the Queen's second son stepping down from royal duties as charities and other organisations distanced themselves from him.

The prince was further criticised for failing to show sympathy for the victims of Epstein, who died by suicide in a US prison in August while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.

"The people on the inside are going to keep coming up with these ridiculous excuses. Like his arm was elongated or the photo was doctored, or he came to New York to break up with Jeffrey Epstein. I mean come on I'm calling BS on this, because that's what it is," Giuffre said.

- With AAP.

Feature image: BBC.

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