Jeffrey Epstein’s former handyman says he has testified in a deposition that he saw Prince Andrew groping his topless sex accuser when she was clearly just “a kid.”
Steve Scully told Australia’s 7NEWS “Spotlight” that he witnessed the UK royal kissing and groping Virginia Roberts Giuffre near a pool on late pedophile Epstein’s private island when the longtime accuser was still a teen.
He said he traveled to the US last month to be deposed by Giuffre’s legal team — and is willing to testify against Andrew if Giuffre’s lawsuit reaches trial in a New York courtroom next year.
Scully, now 72, told “Spotlight” that he even spoke to the disgraced UK royal during the “odd” sexual interaction with Giuffre who he said “was obviously a kid” at the time.
“He removed her bathing suit top and then started grinding against her and grabbing her ass. They were kissing as well,” insisted Scully, who worked for Epstein for seven years.
“That’s when I had words with him. I said, ‘Hello, your Highness.’ And he said, ‘No, it’s Andrew,’” he insisted of the surreal exchange.
Scully said he told the prince he was unsure of how to address him, but introduced himself as “Steve the phone man.”
“He laughed at that (and) said, ‘Well, Steve the phone man, at least you work in a really beautiful place,’” Scully told “Spotlight.”
“Virginia was standing there. She kind of looked like she was like a deer caught in the headlights of the car,” Scully claimed of the then-teen who has long claimed to have been forced into having sex with Andrew three times, including once on the island.
Scully said he was plagued by regret that he didn’t try to help Giuffre, who has repeatedly claimed that she was made to have sex with Andrew three times, including once on the island.
“I wish I could have asked her if she was OK,” he said by phone.
“Maybe it was because it was Prince Andrew. Maybe it was because it was Jeffrey Epstein’s island. Maybe it was because we were continuously told, ‘You don’t interact with any of the guests,’” he told the Australian network.
“But I didn’t do that, and I wish I would have,” he said.
“If I were to see her again today, I would apologize to her for that, because I honestly think I should have said, ‘Are you all right? Because if you’re not, hey, I’ll take care of whatever needs to be taken care of to get you into an all right situation,’” said the father of three daughters.
Andrew has repeatedly denied Giuffre’s allegations, including in recent court filings in response to her lawsuit.
The report cited sources close to the prince — the middle son of Queen Elizabeth II — dismissing Scully’s changing “recollections” as “dubious.”
“He gives a timeframe up until 2004 when he claims to have witnessed an encounter between the Duke and Mrs. Giuffre, by which time Mrs. Giuffre was long since married and no longer working for Epstein,” one insider told the UK paper.
“It’s also worth noting that Mrs. Giuffre’s own account of her alleged encounter with the Duke on Little St James bears absolutely no resemblance whatsoever to Mr. Scully’s recollections,” the source said.
Andrew’s reps have not replied to messages for comment, The Sun said.