Prince Andrew's legal team claim that he had offered assistance as a witness to the DoJ at least three times in the Jeffrey Epstein investigation.
However, the Duke has strongly rejected claims of non-cooperation. According to the Duke's legal team, he offered assistance at least three times and agreed to speak with U.S. officials. His legal team further claimed that the DoJ promised confidentiality throughout the discussion and interview process, and hence, in claiming that Prince Andrew did not cooperate, have breached their own confidentiality rules. In response, Geoffrey Berman, the US attorney for the Southern District of New York, said that Prince Andrew is trying to falsely portray himself to the public as someone who wishes to co-operate and a request to schedule an interview had been repeatedly declined by Prince Andrew.
The Duke of York was accused by Ms. Virginia Giuffre, who alleges that the two engaged in sexual intercourse after she was trafficked to the U.K by Jeffrey Epstein. She was underage at the time. The Duke strongly denied involvement and claimed he had no recollection of meeting Ms.Giuffre, despite a photograph emerging that shows the two of them together.