A TOP lawyer has urged Prince Andrew to stop hiding at Windsor Castle and give evidence in the Virginia Giuffre sex abuse case.
Radd Seiger says the Duke of York should appear in court via Zoom — like US spy’s wife Anne Sacoolas will after allegedly causing Brit Harry Dunn’s death by dangerous driving.
Mr Seiger was involved in transatlantic talks to try to broker a deal in the US for Harry’s family while British authorities wrestled with an FBI request to speak to 61-year-old Andrew.
He met some of the victims of the duke’s billionaire paedophile pal Jeffrey Epstein and their US lawyer Lisa Bloom.
Andrew has denied any wrongdoing but last week’s sex trafficking conviction of his pal, Ghislaine Maxwell, has dealt him a blow.
Mr Seiger said: “I don’t understand his silence. His reputation is damaged beyond repair and if he thinks he can just stay in Windsor Castle hoping this will go away he is mistaken.”
He urged Prince Andrew to “do the right thing and co-operate” with US authorities investigating Epstein and Maxwell, as well as provide evidence in Virginia’s case.
Mr Seiger said: “What Prince Andrew is doing is a mystery to me. I’m a very big believer in the rule of law. I have no idea of his innocence or guilt but he is certainly in a position to help the Epstein victims and investigators understand what happened.”
Two years ago the Dunn family joined forces with Epstein victims to put pressure on Sacoolas and the Duke of York to co-operate with law enforcement.
In February 2020, Mr Seiger held a press conference in New York with Ms Bloom, the lawyer representing six of Epstein’s victims.
She said the “parallels between the two cases are eerie” and involved everyday teenagers who were victimised.
Sacoolas, 42, is accused of killing 19-year-old Harry when his motorbike crashed into a car said to have been driving on the wrong side of the road outside a US military base in Northamptonshire in August 2019.
Later this month Sacoolas is expected to take part in a hearing at Westminster magistrates’ court via video link after authorities on both sides of the Atlantic agreed a deal.
Mr Seiger said Andrew should consider doing the same in the Giuffre case.
He said it was only by working together that justice could be done.