Jeffrey Epstein might be dead, but the sex scandal surrounding the late financier has already dragged a few high-profile names into the mess. These include U.S. politicians, a French businessman and even a senior member of the British royal family, the Duke of York, Prince Andrew.

Virginia Roberts Giuffre, a 35-year-old American who now lives in Australia, claims that she was procured by the British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell when she was still in her teens to be Epstein’s “sex slave.” She also claims that it was during her time with the financier that she met Prince Andrew.

Guiffre further claims that she, along with Epstein and Maxwell, met Prince Andrew when she visited London in 2017. She further alleged that the royal had sex with her three times. However, Prince Andrew denied having sex with Guiffre in London, in New York or even in Epstein’s private island in the Caribbean.

These allegations against Prince Andrew are nothing new as they were part of a civil suit already settled years ago. Just the same, Buckingham Palace showed its support for the Duke of York and released the same statement it did four years ago.

“This relates to proceedings in the United States, to which the Duke of York is not a party,” the statement reads. “Any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors is categorically untrue. It is emphatically denied that the Duke had any form of sexual contact or relationship with Virginia Roberts. Any claim to the contrary is false and without foundation.”

While no suspicions of sexual impropriety were directed against presidents Clinton and Trump, their names were nevertheless dragged into the mess because of their past dealings with the financier. Both Trump and Clinton reportedly traveled on Epstein’s private jet in the past, and the latter was a frequent guest at Trump's Florida Mar-a-Lago resort.

But just like Prince Andrew, former US Senator George Mitchell was also singled out by Giuffre, claiming that she had sex with him. She also made the same claim to former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson, as well as to French businessman Jean Luc Brunel.

Prince Andrew The Duke of York the opening of a new building for the collaborative research facility at The Hartree Centre in Daresbury. Science and Technology Facilities Council Follow/Flickr