Accuser: Prince should ‘come clean’
LONDON (AP) — One of the many women who have accused Jeffrey Epstein of sexual abuse has kept Britain’s Prince Andrew uncomfortably at the center of the ongoing investigation.
Virginia Roberts Giuffre, speaking to reporters outside a New York courthouse, said of the British royal that “he knows exactly what he’s done and I hope he comes clean about it.”
Giuffre, who has said she was a 15-year-old working at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club when she was recruited to perform sex acts on Epstein, earlier told the court: “My hopes were quickly dashed, and my dreams were stolen.”
Andrew has rejected suggestions he may have been involved in Epstein’s crimes. A few days ago, he also denied any knowledge of criminal behavior by his one-time friend who killed himself in a New York jail while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.
Giuffre’s comments have been widely reported in the British media today.
Jones exiting ‘SNL,’ McKinnon back
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Saturday Night Live” cast member Leslie Jones is leaving the NBC show after five seasons, while Kate McKinnon is sticking around.
Jones’ departure was confirmed by a person familiar with the change who spoke Tuesday on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss Jones’ status with the long-running sketch series.
The departure comes as Jones is branching out into other projects.
The person also said McKinnon will return for her eighth season with the show. McKinnon’s portrayals of political figures including Hillary Clinton and Jeff Sessions have become a “SNL” staple.
Earlier this month, Jones announced she’s doing a Netflix stand-up special. Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel’s late-night show, Jones said it’s great to be an actress but that she’s really a “hardcore” stand-up comedian.