London, Feb 22 (IANS) A yellow American school bus is driving around London with a poster featuring Prince Andrew on the side and a message urging him to answer questions from the FBI about his friendship with late American financier and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, a media report said.
The poster on the side of the bus, which drove past the Buckingham Palace on Friday, read: “If you see this man please ask him to call the FBI to answer their questions,” the Metro newspaper reported.
The stunt was reportedly organised by attorney Gloria Allred who is representing several of Epstein’s accusers.
The bus, which featured her website address and a phone number, was pulled over by police in Park Street, according to witnesses.
One witness described the vehicle as “weird” and claimed that officers spoke to the driver for around 10 minutes before it was allowed to drive off.
The development comes after Allred gave an impromptu press conference on the steps of the New York supreme court on Friday in which she appealed for the Duke of York to share information with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
“My clients deserve the truth. They have been denied justice so many times over so many years, and there will be no justice without the truth. And there will be no truth unless Prince Andrew stops hiding from the FBI and from the public. This is unacceptable,” the Metro newspaper quoted the lawyer as saying.
“I implore you Prince Andrew. You must do the right thing and stop shaming your family – the Queen, your children. If you have done nothing wrong then just talk to the FBI.”
The UK royal was removed from public duties last November following allegations he had slept with a teenager who was trafficked by Epstein, who was found dead in his New York jail cell while awaiting trial last August.
The victim, Virginia Giuffre, has claimed she was trafficked when she was 17 and was forced into sexual encounters with the Prince in London, New York and on a private Caribbean island owned by Epstein.
Prince Andrew has denied any wrongdoing and last year, he had indicated his willingness to cooperate with investigators.