Britain's Prince Andrew has refused to cooperate with an investigation into possible co-conspirators of accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, a U.S. prosecutor said on Monday.
"Contrary to Prince Andrew's very public offer to cooperate with our investigation into Epstein's co-conspirators, an offer that was conveyed via press release, Prince Andrew has now completely shut the door on voluntary cooperation and our office is considering its options," U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman said.
The prince's lawyers said Andrew would not submit to an interview, according to Berman's spokesman. Andrew, 60, had previously said in public statement that he was resigning from public duties and would be willing to help "any appropriate law enforcement agency with their investigations, if required."
Andrew has been accused by a woman who said she was trafficked by Epstein at age 17 and forced to have sex with his friends, including Andrew. The prince has denied the claims.