Prince Andrew's ex-girlfriend says in a new documentary that Jeffrey Epstein and Bill Clinton 'were like brothers'

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  • Prince Andrew's ex, Lady Victoria Hervey, said Jeffrey Epstein and Bill Clinton "loved each other."

  • The claim was made in a new ITV documentary, "Ghislaine, Prince Andrew and the Paedophile."

  • The documentary explores the relationship between Prince Andrew, Ghislaine Maxwell, and Epstein.

Prince Andrew's ex-girlfriend Lady Victoria Hervey claimed in a documentary that Jeffrey Epstein and former President Bill Clinton "loved" being around the Duke of York, and that Epstein and Clinton were "like brothers."

The new ITV documentary, "Ghislaine, Prince Andrew and the Paedophile," explores the relationship between Prince Andrew, British socialite and convicted sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell, and convicted sex offender Epstein. The 45-minute documentary hosted by reporter Ranvir Singh aired on Tuesday in the UK to mixed reviews.

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Britain's Britain's Prince Andrew, Duke of York.Chris Jackson/Pool via Reuters

The Duke of York's press office did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Clinton could not immediately be reached for comment on this specific characterization. Hervey did not immediately respond to questions following up on her claims.

Hervey and Prince Andrew briefly dated in 1999, and she was a longtime friend of Maxwell.

"[Bill] Clinton was definitely very close to Jeffrey," Hervey said in the documentary, according to the Daily Mail. "They were like brothers, you know, and he was close to Ghislaine as well."

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When asked about Epstein and Clinton's relationship to Prince Andrew, Hervey said, "Prince Andrew was the son of the queen of England. Americans love that. Jeffery loved that. Bill Clinton loved that."

Last week, the Duke of York was stripped of his royal patronages and military titles as a result of a sexual assault civil lawsuit brought against him by Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre.

Prince Andrew's alleged involvement with Maxwell and Epstein is in the spotlight after a federal judge in New York allowed Giuffre's civil suit to continue and following Maxwell's December conviction on five of six charges related to sex trafficking brought against her. Maxwell faces sentencing later this year if she is not granted a new trial.

Giuffre alleged in lawsuits filed in 2015 and 2021 that Epstein forced her, a minor, to have sex with Prince Andrew on several occasions, including in his New York mansion, in London, and on Epstein's private island in the US Virgin Islands in 2001.

Prince Andrew has repeatedly denied all of Giuffre's claims. His lawyers have argued that a 2009 settlement between Epstein and Giuffre shields the Duke of York from liability.

Epstein was arrested in 2019 on sex trafficking charges but died by suicide in a federal jail before he could be tried.

During Maxwell's sex-trafficking trial, Epstein's former pilot, Larry Visoski, testified that Clinton and Prince Andrew flew on Epstein's private planes several times in the 2000s and that he was given a heads up when someone like Clinton would be flying.

Clinton has denied traveling with Epstein to his private island.

"The story keeps changing, the facts don't," Clinton's spokesman Angel Ureña tweeted in 2020. "President Clinton has never been to the island."

Following Epstein's arrest in 2019, Ureña released the following statement on behalf of Clinton:

"President Clinton knows nothing about the terrible crimes Jeffrey Epstein pleaded guilty to in Florida some years ago, or those with which he has been recently charged in New York. In 2002 and 2003, President Clinton took a total of four trips on Jeffrey Epstein's airplane: one to Europe, one to Asia, and two to Africa, which included stops in connection with the work of the Clinton Foundation. Staff, supporters of the Foundation, and his Secret Service detail traveled on every leg of every trip. He had one meeting with Epstein in his Harlem office in 2002, and around the same time made one brief visit to Epstein's New York apartment with a staff member and his security detail. He's not spoken to Epstein in well over a decade and has never been to Little St. James Island, Epstein's ranch in New Mexico, or his residence in Florida."

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