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Prince Andrew publicly denies sexual misconduct claims

The Duke of York has publicly denied claims by a US woman that she was forced to have sex with him and says he wants to focus on his work.

In his first public appearance since the claims were made, Prince Andrew reiterated denials previously issued by Buckingham Palace.

He is hosting a reception at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Virginia Roberts's lawyers have repeated the claims in new documents given to a court in Florida.

Ms Roberts, who is referred to in the case as Jane Doe #3, alleges she was forced by financier Jeffrey Epstein, a convicted sex offender, to have sex with Prince Andrew when she was 17.

Peter Hunt reports.

  • 22 Jan 2015
  • From the section UK
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