The Metropolitan Police has dropped its investigation into Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein's alleged sex crimes. The Met will be taking "no further action" into the allegations made against the two that they, allegedly, committed in London in 2001.
Scotland Yard revealed they had conducted two reviews of recent material into claims. But after these, it had decided to drop the investigation.
However, the Yard confirmed it would still be liaising with other law enforcement agencies investigating Epstein's cases. Anyhow, it did not give any details on what agencies it would be working with, Express noted.
Prince Andrew is not yet safe from this case, though. Virginia Giuffre, who alleged the Duke of York sexually abused her when she was only 17, has filed a U.S. civil case against the royal family member.
The father-of-two has vehemently denied the allegations. Aside from the prince, the complainant also accused Epstein.
Giuffre, reportedly, signed a confidential settlement deal with the late convicted sex offender in 2009 as part of the Florida state case. Then, the financier's estate agreed to have Prince Andrew's legal team looked into the legal documents.
Here, one of the royal's lawyers, Andrew Brettler, believed this signed agreement absolved his client from "any and all liability." Brettler said during a pre-trial hearing last month that the contract Giuffre had entered into released the "duke and others from any all potential liability."
Anyhow, as the U.S. case pushes through, a royal biographer claimed there would be a "possible disaster" if Prince Andrew had to take the stand, per News.com.au.
Angela Levin, who wrote the unauthorized biography of Prince Harry, said Prince Andrew only had three options to explore the civil cases ahead. One is he can ignore it; two is he can pretend that it did not happen and three is he does not know anything about it.
Levin continued that despite his beliefs that this issue would disappear into the night, it did not happen. Nothing had worked out about it and it had yet to go away.
She also suggested that he could go to the U.S. and answer all the questions and "nitpick apart" the accusations, though she admitted it was quite dangerous. She feared he might repeat what he did in his disastrous interview on BBC's "Newsnight."
"Think of him on the stand, giving evidence," Levin pictured. "I think it would be a disaster for him."
If these things did not work out, Levin had another move in mind. She added Prince Andrew could try to "worm out the fact" that Giuffre did not have a case.