Royal expert: ‘It’s too early to say’ if Virginia Roberts, who is dropping a case, could help Prince Andrew

A royal expert has said it’s “too early to say” whether Virginia Roberts, who is dropping her case against Alan Dershowitz, could help Prince Andrew.

The Duke’s accuser sensationally admitted she “might have made a mistake” by claiming she was forced to have sex with a high-profile lawyer.

Virginia Roberts said she was “very young” and in a “very stressful and traumatic environment” when dating Jeffrey Epstein, leading to her misidentifying Alan Dershowitz.

On Tuesday, she dropped a defamation case she brought against Mr Dershowitz in 2019 without making any monetary payment to either side.

The extraordinary development comes months after Ms Roberts settled a civil lawsuit with the Duke of York for a reported $12 million.

Ms Roberts claimed she was forced to have sex with the Duke three times at the age of 17 at Epstein’s behest – allegations the Duke has denied.

Royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams told MailOnline: “It is too early to say whether their dropping of the case against Dershowitz could help Andrew as he seeks to redeem his reputation going forward.

“He has no public support whatsoever at the moment.”

Virginia Roberts on Tuesday dropped a defamation case she brought against attorney Alan Dershowitz in 2019 without making a monetary payment to either side

Virginia Roberts on Tuesday dropped a defamation case she brought against attorney Alan Dershowitz in 2019 without making a monetary payment to either side

Virginia Roberts on Tuesday dropped a defamation case she brought against attorney Alan Dershowitz in 2019 without making a monetary payment to either side

A royal expert has said it's

A royal expert has said it's

A royal expert has said it’s “too early to say” whether Virginia Roberts, who is dropping her case against Alan Dershowitz, could help Prince Andrew

Ms Roberts said she was

Ms Roberts said she was

Ms Roberts said she was “very young” and in a “very stressful and traumatic environment” when she was dating Jeffrey Epstein, leading her to misidentify Alan Dershowitz.

Ms Roberts claimed she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew three times when she was 17, at the behest of Jeffrey Epstein

Ms Roberts claimed she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew three times when she was 17, at the behest of Jeffrey Epstein

Ms Roberts claimed she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew three times when she was 17, at the behest of Jeffrey Epstein

Mr Fitzwilliams added: “[Prince Andrew’s] Friendship with the late pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and with convicted sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell, his disastrous interview on Newsnight and his failure to assist the FBI in its investigation into pursuing Epstein’s accomplices have led to his resignation from all royal duties in disgrace is.

“The photo of him with Virginia Roberts and Ghislaine Maxwell was never explained.

“Virginia Roberts has not signed a non-disclosure agreement and could write her story on the case.”

Mr Dershowitz was among the other high-profile men who Ms Roberts claimed was “borrowed” on Epstein’s orders.

She sued the 84-year-old Harvard law professor in a New York court in 2019 for defamation, and he firmly and vehemently denied the allegations.

Mr. Dershowitz, who has represented OJ Simpson and was counsel for Epstein, who negotiated his sweetheart plea deal in 2009, has become a strong critic of the MeToo movement and has written a book, Guilt by Association, in whom he criticizes.

In a statement closing the case, Ms Roberts, 38, who now lives in Australia and goes by her married name Giuffre, said: “I have long believed I was sold to Alan Dershowitz by Jeffrey Epstein.

“However, I was very young at the time, it was a very stressful and traumatic environment, and Mr. Dershowitz has consistently denied these allegations from the start.

“I now realize that I may have made a mistake in identifying Mr. Dershowitz. This litigation has been very stressful and distressing for me and my family and we believe it is time to end it and move on with our lives.’

The case was due to go to trial next year and it would have been the first time Ms Roberts had been questioned in court about one of her allegations.

Her allegations were used in last year’s trial of Ghislaine Maxwell for recruiting and trafficking underage girls for Epstein, leading to a conviction and a 20-year sentence.

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The Duke of York was photographed with his arm around the bare waist of then 17-year-old Virginia Roberts. In the background Ghislaine Maxwell. Roberts claims she was forced to have sex with the king three times

In a statement, Mr. Dershowitz said he was “satisfied” that the lawsuit was over.

He said: “As I have said from the beginning, I have never had sex with Ms. Giuffre. However, I have come to believe that at the time she accused me, she believed what she was saying.

‘MS. Giuffre must be commended for her courage in now publicly saying that she may have been wrong about me.

“She suffered greatly at the hands of Jeffrey Epstein and I commend her work in fighting the scourge of the sex trade.”

Roberts’ attorney, David Boies, said in a statement that closing the case meant all parties could “move on.”

He said: “I know that Alan Dershowitz has suffered greatly from the allegations of sexual abuse that have been made against him – an allegation which he has consistently and vehemently denied.

“I also know that this litigation has placed and continues to place a significant burden on Ms. Giuffre.”

A spokesman for Prince Andrew declined to comment on the case.

Ms Roberts sued Mr Dershowitz for defamation after he called her a liar about her allegations.

In her civil suit, she said: “During the time Roberts was trafficked by Epstein, she was forced to have sex with Alan Dershowitz.

“Roberts was, among other things, coerced into sexual activity with Dershowitz at Epstein’s (New York) mansion.”

Ms Roberts went on to claim that “From the start, Dershowitz and Epstein tried to hide their crimes behind a curtain of lies.”

She claimed, “Only a person trying to cover up inappropriate behavior would have engaged in the pattern of lies that has characterized Dershowitz’s statements since his sex trafficking was exposed.”

In a statement, Mr. Dershowitz said he was

In a statement, Mr. Dershowitz said he was

In a statement, Mr. Dershowitz said he was “satisfied” that the lawsuit was over. “Like I said from the start, I never had sex with Ms. Giuffre. I have nevertheless come to believe that at the time she accused me she believed what she said.

In a joint statement by all parties, they said: “The resolution does not imply the payment of funds by anyone or anything else.

Maxwell is currently appealing her conviction and could cite the Dershowitz case as evidence that Ms Roberts’ claims should be re-evaluated by an appeals court.

Ms Roberts also sued her for defamation in 2016 in a case settled by Maxwell.

In an affidavit for the case, she claimed she remembered having sex with Mr. Dershowitz on the plane.

She also claimed to have been loaned out to former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and billionaire Glenn Dubin, both of whom have denied wrongdoing.

Mr Dershowitz, who appeared on the Megyn Kelly show on Sirius XM, said: “As far as I’m concerned, the matter is now resolved and we can all get on with our lives, I with a clean record.”

He called the agreed statements from all parties “damn good”.

Mr Dershowitz added that Ms Roberts’ claims were a “terrible mistake which has caused me much grief” but now he wanted to “wish her well”.

Ms Roberts’ allegations against Prince Andrew forced him to retire from public life.

Stripped of his military titles and patronage of dozens of charities, he is said to have cried when King Charles told him there was no turning back.

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