Virginia Roberts, the 'sex slave' who alleges that Prince Andrew slept with her, once met the Queen according to her father.
Virginia Roberts, the 'sex slave' who alleges that Prince Andrew slept with her, once met the Queen according to her father.Reuters

The woman, who accused that Prince Andrew was among those who abused her as a "sex slave", once met with the Queen, her father has said in fresh allegations.

Virginia Roberts was flown by the billionaire Jeffrey Epstein – who was a friend of Prince Andrew's – to London where he introduced her to the Queen, her father Sky Roberts has said.

The incident allegedly took place in 2001.

"She was so excited about meeting the Queen," her father told The Sun. "She had been flown to London by Jeffrey. He would fly her all over the world on his private jet."

Buckingham Palace has immediately denied the claims. "There is nothing to suggest that this claim is true. We have no record of such a meeting," a spokesperson said, as reported by The Telegraph.

The woman had claimed in a US lawsuit that the American investment banker, Epstein, loaned her to rich and powerful friends as an underage "sex slave".

The accusation against the Duke of York -- the second son and third child of Queen Elizabeth -- is part of a motion filed in a Florida court last week, which claims that Epstein, a multi-millionaire convicted of soliciting sex with an underage girl, had once loaned the girl to the prince. She is understood to be 17 at the time.

According to the papers filed by the lawyers of Roberts, she was held as a "sex slave" from 1999 to 2002 by Epstein. She also alleged that she was loaned out to the rich and influential men around the world, including Prince Andrew.

Roberts claims that she was made to have sex with the Duke of York in three different occasions in London, New York and the Caribbean after being flown there by Epstein.

According to Monday's report by the Sun, Sky said that his daughter had gone into hiding. In response to Andrew's denials, her lawyers have issued a statement that reads:

"I am looking forward to vindicating my rights as an innocent victim and pursuing all available recourse. It appears that I am now being unjustly victimised again"

"These types of aggressive attacks on me are exactly the reason why sexual abuse victims typically remain silent and the reason why I did for a long time," the statement added, as noted by the Mirror.