A new woman has come forward to accuse Jeffrey Epstein of abusing her as a 15-year-old, and called for Prince Andrew to share information on his former friend.
The woman, identified as “Jane Doe 15”, told reporters she suffered a “vicious, prolonged… assault”.
Jane Doe 15, now 31, is the latest of more than a dozen women to sue Epstein’s estate for alleged abuses.
It comes amid controversy over Prince Andrew’s ties to the disgraced finacier.
In a recent interview, Prince Andrew was pressed on his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein, and an accusation made by Virginia Giuffre that he had intercourse with her at Epstein’s house when she was 17.
Prince Andrew denied having any relation with Ms Giuffre, but the interview created a wave of criticism directed at the royal.
Jane Doe 15 gave a press conference in Los Angeles on November 18 with her lawyer, Gloria Allred. She accused Jeffrey Epstein of abusing her at his New Mexico ranch when she was 15, after she had met his secretary during a 2004 school trip to New York.
According to Jane Doe 15’s lawsuit, the secretary told her Jeffrey Epstein was interested in helping girls from poorer backgrounds. She was flown on his private jet to his ranch in New Mexico with several other young girls, she said. Jane Doe 15 alleges he told her to give him a massage, then assaulted her.
Jeffrey Epstein, 66, hanged himself in jail in August while awaiting trial. He was accused of abusing dozens of young girls, some as young as 14. He pleaded not guilty.
Jane Doe 15 did not accuse Prince Andrew of any wrongdoing but called on him to come forward with more information.
She said: “Prince Andrew, and any others who were close to Epstein, should come forward and give a statement under oath on what information they have.”
Attorney Gloria Allred said she had called on Prince Andrew to “voluntarily meet with the FBI and prosecutors who are investigating this criminal case in New York, and also to provide his deposition under oath”.