August 7, 2022

Campaigners for sexual exploitation have reacted with fear that Prince Andrew has vowed to become an ambassador against “sex trafficking”.

The embarrassed Duke of York has finally spoken of his “regret” that he was friends with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

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Rape charities and campaigners have distanced themselves from the Duke of York.Credit: Provided by BBC Pixel8000.
The royal family has refused to apologize to sex trafficking victim Virginia Roberts Geoffrey.

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The royal family has refused to apologize to sex trafficking victim Virginia Roberts Geoffrey.Credit: PA
Virginia Roberts Geffery has accused the Queen's son of raping her on three separate occasions when she was 17 years old.

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Virginia Roberts Geffery has accused the Queen’s son of raping her on three separate occasions when she was 17 years old.Credit: Getty

In court documents released in the United States this week, the prince claims he wants to “fight the evils of sex trafficking” and support “victims”.

But sexual exploitation charities and campaigners have distanced themselves from the Duke of York, who has refused to apologize to sex trafficking victim Robert Gaffrey of Virginia.

Women’s Aid spokeswoman Teresa Parker said: “I’m talking to some of the abuse survivors working for Women Aid today, and the last thing they want personally is to be able to For a man who has been accused of abusing women, on their behalf, or promising to support them.

“We just know that people who abuse women can be manipulated, and that’s why so many survivors of abuse will feel that way.

“Where financial settlement is made because the accused has wealth and power in such a situation – such as when a footballer accused of domestic abuse talks out-of-court settlement – from the point of view of the survivor, it It is against justice.

“It’s about the use of money and power to handle and control the situation. And we know that power and control is ultimately the center of abuse, so paying for it is part of it.” Is.

“The best campaigners for abuse are the brave women who have escaped, not those who are trying to make a name for themselves in public.”

Lille de Giovanni, 40, of the Isle of Wight, was raped from the age of 14 to eight and is “shocked” by Prince Andrew’s decision to pay and become an ambassador for victims of sex trafficking. ۔

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He told The Sun: “It’s terrible that he chose to pay. If that never happened then why pay a woman? Should not be protected.

“I think the authorities should have taken him to the US courts to take a stand and testify. Everyone else has.

“He cannot be protected because he is a member of the royal family. He needs to settle claims that do not pay him.

“He’s been able to brush them off under the carpet, give them some money, and leave them alone.

“It’s a crime in itself. If he hadn’t been guilty, he would have gone to the United States and testified.

“Instead, he ran away like a little pig and let the taxpayers pay. I’m angry, he should have taken a stand.”

It’s terrible that he chose to pay. If this has never happened then why pay a woman?

Lily D. Giovanni

Emma Grunbaum, a 50-year-old physio who named Andrew a permanent “sex bug” when massaging her in 2005, said the best way to help victims of sexual abuse is to “complete the public eye.” Stay hidden.

Speaking about Prince Andrew’s pledge to help victims, he said: “In my opinion, the best way to help victims of sex trafficking is to donate their private income and make it public. Stay completely hidden from

“No one needs to hear a word of that weird nonsense again.”

Emma, ​​who attended the Duke for a sports massage at the Royal Lodge, where she made it “absolutely clear” that she wanted more, added: Has gone

“It’s amazing to see such a powerful man, with infinite resources, in a corner by a woman who now refuses to keep quiet and tell. Bravo for that.”

Labor’s shadow minister for domestic violence and protection, Jess Phillips, said Andrew’s promise to help victims was “surprisingly arrogant”.

Speaking to The Sun, he added: “How will he help the victims of trafficking?

“What makes him think that either the charities in this area, or even more victims, will consider him an honest pimp in this area?”

“Besides, what exactly does Prince Andrew think he is offering? There is an astonishing amount of arrogance.”

“I am sure all parties agree on this statement but he has literally zero experience. I do not know why he would consider it appropriate and I think there is another strange moment of his lack of self-awareness. . “

Dr. Charlotte Prodman, a leading barrister in domestic abuse law and a campaigner for the betterment of vulnerable women, told The Sun: Would also like to support it.

“He has never done anything for the victims of abuse. But when it is easy for him, he uses their trauma and abuse as an attempt to correct himself.”

“He is a man accused of rape who did not face justice. He did not apologize. They tried to discredit him, including trying to expose him.

“No victim would want the support of someone who set fire to a gaffer and used abominable tactics to get his way.”

He never did anything for the victims. But when it becomes easy for him, he uses his trauma and abuse as an attempt to correct himself.

Dr. Charlotte Prodman

Prince Andrew’s lawyers revealed on Tuesday that they had reached a secret settlement with a man accused of sexual exploitation in the United States.

Virginia Roberts Geffery has accused the Queen’s son of raping her on three separate occasions when she was 17 years old.

Campaigners were outraged by the court documents’ claim: “Prince Andrew regrets his involvement with Epstein, and appreciates the bravery of Ms. Geffery and other survivors in standing up for themselves and others.

He vowed to express his regret over his association with Epstein by supporting the fight against the evils of sex trafficking and supporting victims.

Royal insiders say that although large charities and campaigners would not want to be associated with the infamous prince they could see working with their daughter.

Princess Eugenie is a co-founder of Anti-Slavery Collective, which fights to help women in modern slavery.

Emma Grunbaum, a 50-year-old physio who called Andrew a permanent

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Emma Grunbaum, a 50-year-old physio who called Andrew a permanent “sex bug,” said the best way to help victims of sexual abuse is to “keep them out of the public eye.”Credit: Simon Jones

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