Meghan Markle’s father has urged her to speak to US law enforcement if she “knows anything” about Virginia Roberts Giuffre’s claim that she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew.
Thomas Markle Sr, 77, said he supported any move by Virginia’s Giuffre’s lawyer to depose Meghan as part of the civil case against Andrew.
Virginia’s attorney David Boies has said Meghan may be called on to give evidence because she spent time in the UK with the royal family and is now living in the US.
Mr Boies said of Meghan: “She is somebody we can count on to tell the truth.”
Speaking exclusively to The Sun, Meghan’s dad Thomas said: “Quite honestly, I feel that if Meghan knows anything about this, she should speak to law enforcement in the States.
“I know she has had some dealings with Andrew, of course she has, and if she has been to any events or venues he has, she needs to speak out.
“She has no right to refuse to do so, really.
“I understand that Andrew’s reputation is damaging to the royal family.
“If she knows anything and has been involved in Andrew’s circle in any way, shape or form, it’s her duty to speak about it.
“She’s not exempt from this because she’s a Duchess.
“In fact. by leaving the UK and taking her prince with her she gave up the right to be a Duchess.”
Virginia claims that she was a victim of sex trafficking by late billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein and was given out to other powerful men.
She says she was forced to have sex with Andrew three times, when she was 17 at the London home of Epstein’s madam Ghislaine Maxwell, at Epstein’s townhouse in New York and on the billionaire’s private island of Little St James in the US Virgin Islands.
Andrew has vehemently denied the claims, while Buckingham Palace has said it would not comment on an ongoing legal matter.