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'Lock them all up and throw away the key': Virginia Roberts says Ghislaine Maxwell must be arrested and Prince Andrew belongs in jail as she accuses authorities of a cover up

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 26/11/2019 Joe Middleton For Mailonline

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Virginia Roberts has said Ghislaine Maxwell should be arrested and that Prince Andrew belongs in jail - as she accuses the authorities of a cover up.

Ms Roberts, an alleged trafficking victim of paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, claims she had sex with the duke three times when she was 17, which he strenuously denies. 

a woman wearing sunglasses posing for the camera: Virginia Roberts, pictured in Cairns, Queensland last week, shortly after Prince Andrew's car crash interview was broadcast on BBC Newsnight © Provided by Daily Mail Virginia Roberts, pictured in Cairns, Queensland last week, shortly after Prince Andrew's car crash interview was broadcast on BBC Newsnight

She alleges that after dancing with Andrew at Tramp nightclub, they later had sex at mews house in Belgravia, owned by the duke's friend Ghislaine Maxwell, on March 10, 2001.

In a number of posts on her Twitter account today Ms Roberts agreed with other social media users suggesting the duo should face consequences from law enforcement.

In response to a post suggesting Prince Andrew should go to prison, she said: 'Well said - keep putting pressure on the authorities to hold each and everyone who participated, enabled or knew & did nothing accountable.

'No more charades, or games-time to start locking all the predators up!!!

a screenshot of a cell phone: Ms Roberts, now known as Mrs Guiffre, suggested that Ghislaine Maxwell and Prince Andrew should be in prison © Provided by Daily Mail Ms Roberts, now known as Mrs Guiffre, suggested that Ghislaine Maxwell and Prince Andrew should be in prison

'They put us in chains not it's their turn!'

In another post that suggested Ghislaine Maxwell be arrested, she said: 'Amen to that!!!'

a screenshot of a cell phone: She also suggested that people needed to keep putting pressure on the authorities to hold predators to account © Provided by Daily Mail She also suggested that people needed to keep putting pressure on the authorities to hold predators to account

She also blasts claims the photo of her with Andrew's arm around her lower back isn't doctored or fake.

In the picture of Ms Roberts - now known as Mrs Guiffre - shows Andrew with his arm around her waist at Ghislaine Maxwell's house, who can be seen in the background of the image.

Ms Roberts said: 'It does have a date stamp - on the back. There are so many ways I could poke holes in their 'doctored photo' but I don't need to.

Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Ghislaine Maxwell are posing for a picture: Virginia Roberts (pictured with Prince Andrew and Ghislaine Maxwell) says the prince had sex with her three times © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Virginia Roberts (pictured with Prince Andrew and Ghislaine Maxwell) says the prince had sex with her three times

'I know it's real, the FBI know its real, journos who've seen it know its real. Can't wait to hear their next excuse.' 

It comes just a week after Prince Andrew's misguided attempt to repair his reputation and clarify his relationship with Epstein he was interviewed by the BBC's Emily Maitlis on Newsnight.

It went so badly the Queen was forced to step in and effectively fire him from public duties and the duke stepped back from all of his 230 patronages.

Now Buckingham Palace is bracing itself for yet further scrutiny as Ms Roberts is being interviewed on BBC Panorama this week. It will be broadcast on Monday next week.

Yesterday the Duchess of York's friends suggested Ms Roberts should face a TV 'grilling' similar to the one faced by Andrew.

a woman in a blue shirt: Virginia Roberts, appearing in an NBC interview, is set to to appear on BBC Panorama on Monday next week © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Virginia Roberts, appearing in an NBC interview, is set to to appear on BBC Panorama on Monday next week

A friend told The Telegraph: 'She [Virginia Roberts] should be properly cross examined and on all the evidence that doesn't stack up.

'She should be put on the rack. The BBC cannot drill him as they did, and just believe her, when there are lots of inconsistencies.'

In particular the friend of the duchess said the BBC should ask Virginia Roberts - now Mrs Giuffre - how much she had been paid for the photograph showing the Duke with his arm around her at the home of Ghislaine Maxwell. 

The intervention may not prove welcome due to the demand to put Ms Roberts - an alleged victim of a paedophile and sex offender - under an intense media grilling.

The Duke of York's former wife Sarah Ferguson and daughter Princess Beatrice were among the key figures pressing him to go ahead with last weekend's car crash interview, it has been claimed.

Prince Andrew, Duke of York et al. posing for the camera: Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, pictured at Royal Ascot this year © Provided by Daily Mail Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, pictured at Royal Ascot this year

The Duchess of York had been keen to end the speculation about Andrew's involvement with convicted paedophile and sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein ahead of Beatrice's wedding to property developer Edo Mapelli Mozzi next year.

Fergie is also believed to have been convinced that if the public could see the Duke – or 'my boy', as she is said to call him – talking in his own words about the scandal, they would be convinced that he was telling the truth. 

Andrew's performance and its aftermath seem to have hit the Princess hard and she was tearful while hosting a party for her fiance's 36th birthday at the exclusive Mayfair nightclub Annabel's on Tuesday night.

One member of the Princess's circle said that what should have been a celebration was a solemn and awkward affair. Prince Andrew stepped down from Royal duties the following day.

'Beatrice was sombre and make-up-free for the birthday dinner,' the source said.

'She was probably worried that her mascara would run. She seemed quite tearful at times. In fact, Beatrice has been in tears every day since the interview went out.'

a man and a woman standing in a room: In a misguided attempt to repair his reputation and clarify his relationship with Epstein he was interviewed by the BBC's Emily Maitlis on Newsnight © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited In a misguided attempt to repair his reputation and clarify his relationship with Epstein he was interviewed by the BBC's Emily Maitlis on Newsnight

Princess Beatrice is due to marry her partner Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi next year but royal biographer Christopher Warwick said the scandal would probably mean her wedding will be a much smaller affair than that afforded to her sister.

Mr Warwick said: 'I think - fairly or unfairly - it has cast a shadow over the York family but more broadly his stepping back from official duties has kind of lifted that shadow that was about to be cast over the whole royal family.' 

During the BBC interview, Andrew denied claims he had sex with a 17-year-old girl, Virginia Roberts, but admitted he had 'let the side down' when he visited Epstein's home in New York – two years after the billionaire financier's conviction for soliciting a minor for prostitution. 

The duke was also attacked for what was seen by many as a lack of remorse over the friendship with the disgraced financier, who took his own life in prison earlier this year while awaiting trial on sex trafficking and conspiracy charges. 

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