'Prince Andrew sent an email to Jeffrey Epstein's alleged madam Ghislaine Maxwell at 5.50am to let her know he had 'specific questions' about Virginia Roberts in 2015.
Tonight's BBC Panorama investigation uncovered the email which suggests he asked for Ghislaine Maxwell's help in responding to Virginia Roberts' claims he had sex with her when she was 17 and a trafficked 'sex slave' of Epstein.
In the email the Prince tells Ghislaine Maxwell: 'Let me know when we can talk. Got some specific questions to ask you about Virginia Roberts.'
Ghislaine replies: 'Have some info. Call me when you have a moment.'
In moving and at times tearful interviews tonight, Virginia Roberts also said she is 'calling BS' on 'ridiculous excuses' from 'people on the inside' which seek to rubbish her claim of having had sex with Prince Andrew while a teenager trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein, adding, 'because that's what it is'.
The 35-year-old has continually alleged that she was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein and had to have sex with Andrew, which the Duke of York categorically denies.
The duke insists he has no memory of meeting Miss Roberts, saying: 'I can absolutely categorically tell you it never happened. I have no recollection of ever meeting this lady, none whatsoever.'
Ms Roberts told the BBC's Panorama in an interview on BBC One at 9pm on Monday night that 'The people on the inside are going to keep coming up with these ridiculous excuses - like his arm was elongated or the photo was doctored, or he came to New York to break up with Jeffrey Epstein.
'I mean, come on, I'm calling BS on this, because that's what it is.'
Read more: 'Got some questions about Virginia Roberts': Prince Andrew sent bombshell 5:50am email to Ghislaine Maxwell - just hours after Epstein sex slave said in 2015 that she'd been 'abused by the royal'
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