Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein was infamously sentenced to prison for soliciting prostitution from girls as young as 14 — but he allegedly wasn't alone in his heinous crimes.
In James Patterson's upcoming tell-all, Filthy Rich, the writer describes the disgraced philanthropist's very close friendship to Queen Elizabeth's 56-year-old son, Prince Andrew, Duke of York.
After meeting in the mid-90's through Epstein's then-girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell, the best friends began to party together and allegedly engage in highly illegal, shocking activities.
According to alleged "sex slave" victim Virginia Roberts, who filed a civil lawsuit against Epstein, she was "forced to have sex" with the prince in the Caribbean, New York and London.
"She says that Epstein forced her and other underage girls to take part in an orgy in the Virgin Islands," Patterson writes.
Despite Epstein's prison sentence, Prince Andrew made the bizarre decision to "stick by" his old friend. The pair was caught walking around Central Park in 2011, two years after Epstein, 63, was released from prison.
"He now recognizes that the meeting…was unwise," a spokesperson for Buckingham Palace said at the time.
Though Roberts, now an adult, has insisted under oath that she had sex with the royal, Prince Andrew has vehemently denied any past relationship with the woman.
Last year, the prince got a break in court when Roberts' accusations about him were "stricken" from court records, Patterson claims.
But he's not out of the woods yet. Patterson alleges that a BBC program is working on an "in-depth" investigation about the prince's relationships with Epstein and Roberts.
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