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15 newspaper front pages show how the media reacted to Prince Andrew's 'car crash' interview about Jeffrey Epstein

Published by Business Insider on Tue, 19 Nov 2019

An interview with Britain's Prince Andrew, concerning his relationship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, aired on the BBC Saturday night.The interview was largely panned because he didn't show regret over his relationship with the disgraced financier, who died by suicide while awaiting trial in August.These newspaper and tabloid front pages show how it was received.Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories.Britain's Prince Andrew became the laughingstock of the tabloid world over the weekend, when he sat down for a very awkward interview about his past friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.The interview was largely panned since the Duke of York didn't show much regret for continuing the relationship once the sexual abuse accusations against Epstein first started coming out in the late aughts.And he made up several elaborate excuses to discredit the allegations made by one of Epstein's accusers, Virginia Giuffre Roberts, who alleges that she was forced to have sex with the prince as a teen.Here's how 15 tabloids covered the story.SEE ALSO:Prince Andrew says he couldn't have had sex with a 17-year-old because he was at a Pizza Express on the day in questionDON'T MISS:Prince Andrew told the Queen his car-crash BBC interview about Jeffrey Epstein was a 'great success' and will end criticism of him, reports sayA long-awaited interview with Britain's Prince Andrew about his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein aired Saturday night on the BBC.The interview was widely panned since the Duke of York failed to show remorse for Epstein's victims, and gave excuses trying to discredit claims that he had sex with one of Epstein's victims, who was a minor at the time.Tabloids in the UK and the US were largely negative in their coverage of the interview.Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre said she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew when she was 17, and said that he sweated profusely before their sexual encounter in 2001.Prince Andrew tried to discredit Giuffre Roberts' story by saying he had a medical issue at the time which made it impossible to sweat at the time.Prince Andrew also claimed that the night Giuffre Roberts alleged he met her at a club, he was actually at a pizza party with his eldest daughter.The general tone of many of the stories was that Prince Andrew didn't show enough remorse in his interview.Many of the headlines the morning after the interview focused on Andrew's pizza restaurant alibi.Others laughed at his claim to have an issue sweating.Some outlets spoke to sources who relayed how Prince Andrew believed the interview was a success.The Daily Mail's royal correspondent, Rebecca English, reported that Prince Andrew told friends he "regretted" not expressing sympathy for Epstein's victims.Source: The Daily MailPalace insiders told The Telegraph that the Queen did not give her approval for the interview.Source: The TelegraphFollowing initial news of the interview, outlets started reporting on the backlash.Source: The GuardianThe Guardian and the i newspaper spoke to lawyers for some of Epstein's victims who said Epstein should issue an apology and speak to the FBI.Source: inews.co.ukAmid the interview backlash, a new allegation came to light from a former aide to David Cameron, who said he heard Prince Andrew use the N-word in 2012.Source: Evening Standard
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