Epstein pal Jean-Luc Brunel who ‘shared Prince Andrew ‘sex slave’ Virginia Roberts’ is charged with raping a teenager

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A FRIEND of Epstein accused of sharing a “sex slave” with Prince Andrew has been charged with raping a teenager.

Jean-Luc Brunel, 75, is in the interim on remand in a Paris jail in connection with a number of alleged assaults on Virginia Giuffre – now 38 – and a lady who is furthermore suing the Duke of York, 61, for sexual assault.

Jean-Luc Brunel has been charged with raping a teenager
He has been accused of sharing a sex slave with Prince Andrew
He has been accused of sharing a intercourse slave with Prince AndrewCredit: AP

It follows dozens of girls saying Brunel abused them whereas working an underage intercourse ring for Epstein, who devoted suicide in a New York jail in 2019.

The vogue agent was arrested on the airport in Paris following accusations of rape, sexual assault of minors and human trafficking.

An investigating present in Paris confirmed correct now that Brunel was in June charged with the “aggravated rape of a young foreign model”.

The present urged Le Parisien that the crimes have been “allegedly committed in the late 1990s, when she was only 17 years old.”

The newest complainant has not been named for accepted causes, nonetheless she is now in her 40s and believed to be dwelling all through the USA.

She urged analyzing magistrates that Brunel raped her at her Paris dwelling after a night outing at a nightclub, the place she believes that a drug was positioned in her drinks. 

Like Prince Andrew, Brunel has vehemently denied any wrongdoing, with his approved professionals saying he was being subjected “to a media lynching.”

In November, Ms Giuffre responded to a web-based English language attraction by French magistrates for alleged victims of Brunel to come back again once more ahead.

She acknowledged that she was raped by Brunel all through the early 2000s – all through the time that she is acknowledged to have had intercourse with Prince Andrew when she was 17 and a minor beneath US regulation. 

The “multiple rapes” of Virginia Giuffre – now a mom of three who was typically often known as Virginia Roberts prior to her marriage – have been acknowledged to have primarily taken place at Epstein’s dwelling on the non-public island of Little Saint James, all through the US Virgin Islands. 

Ms Giuffre had produced sworn testimonies saying that each Brunel and Prince Andrew attacked her there.

According to French regulation, a French citizen resembling Brunel may be tried in France for offences devoted overseas.

Brunel was intercepted by detectives at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris on December 16 with a one-way ticket to Dakar, the capital of Senegal, in West Africa.

Others acknowledged to have been concerned all through the intercourse ring embrace Epstein’s ex-girlfriend, the British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, 59, who is in the interim on remand all through the USA after being charged with the trafficking of underage ladies and the enticement of minors.

Prince Andrew, was, like his pal Maxwell, a widespread purchaser to Epstein’s mansion flat in Paris, the place a lot of the worst crimes in opposition to ladies are acknowledged to have taken place.

DENIED ACCUSATIONS

A French judicial enquiry into Brunel’s conduct and the intercourse ring was opened in August 2019, when prosecutors first heard allegations that Brunel and the Queen’s second son shared a lover. 

Giuffre acknowledged she was pressured to sleep with the Duke after being trafficked to him no less than 3 events when she was 17.

Prince Andrew has all the time denied the accusations levelled by Giuffre, telling the BBC in 2019: “I have no recollection of ever meeting this lady. None whatsoever.”

Giuffre has urged the French she was routinely raped by Brunel between the ages of 16 and 19.

Brunel, who has labored with celebrities collectively with Jerry Hall, Sharon Stone and Monica Bellucci, is furthermore suspected of utilizing his contacts all through the vogue commerce to supply victims to Epstein and his associates.

He is acknowledged to have flown 12-year-old sisters from a Paris housing property to America so that they could possibly be abused by Epstein as ‘a birthday current’.

Epstein – a convicted paedophile – devoted suicide in his jail cell in New York on August 10 2019, whereas awaiting trial for a differ of varied offences, collectively with trafficking minors for intercourse, and a number of rapes.

An announcement launched by Brunel’s approved professionals, Marianne Abgrall and Mathias Chichportich, on Thursday reads: “Our shopper has on a common foundation firmly asserted that he has actually not abused any lady.

“This accusation, which arises almost twenty years later and without the slightest proof, is a new illustration of the media-judicial lynching suffered by Jean-Luc Brunel since the suicide of Jeffrey Epstein.”

On Monday, the High Court in London accepted a request by Ms Giuffre’s accepted group to formally contact Prince Andrew concerning the sexual assault case launched in opposition to him all through the United States.

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