Buckingham Palace came out swinging Monday against allegations that Prince Andrew had sex with an underage girl. Prominent U.S. attorney Alan Dershowitz, facing a similar accusation, did the same in a CNN interview.
“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,” Buckingham Palace said in a new statement.
Dershowitz went further, telling CNN the accuser should go to jail and the lawyers representing her should be disbarred. He’s never even met Roberts, he said.
“I am telling the truth and I can prove it. They are lying, and I can prove it,” he told CNN’s “New Day.”
“This is a zero sum game. Either I’ll end up being disabarred and criminally charged or they will be. There’s no gray area here.”
Dershowitz said he was filing a sworn affidavit Monday denying the accusations, and was filing a motion “to intervene in the case.” His legal team is “preparing disbarment and disciplinary papers,” he said.
He challenged Roberts to charge him with rape, the “most serious crime anyone can imagine. If she does, she will go to jail for filing a false rape charge.” Dershowitz offered to waive the statute of limitations and “any immunity.”