(TMU) — Four alleged victims of Jeffrey Epstein have written an open letter pleading for Prince Andrew to talk to the FBI for the sake of his “daughters and their children,” according to a report from the Daily Mail.
The women urged the Duke to “be on the right side of history.” This comes after Andrew was accused last week of giving “zero cooperation” to the ongoing investigation into Epstein’s inner circle, the Mind Unleashed reported.
“Prince Andrew, the world is watching,” the letter begins. It was authored by an accuser who is using the name “KiKi” and was signed by three other unnamed Jane Doe accusers that are all being represented by lawyer Lisa Bloom.
“Please help the US authorities with anything you may have observed in your time spent with Jeffrey Epstein,” they urge, stating Andrew’s “privileged life” gives him the power to “influence and create positive change.”
“Do it for the victims who have lived a life of suffering, shame and humiliation. You can make things better for us and for future generations with your co-operation,” they wrote, according to the Daily Mail.
“Do it for your daughters and their children. Do it for your family, so that they may be proud that you have taken the decent and moral path.”
The four recounted to the prince they are “trying to right wrongs, despite our crippling fears.” They also accused him of “perpetuating them through apathy, inaction, and denial.”
“You have a chance to be on the right side of history,” they wrote, the UK paper said.
“The world is watching. Please look past your fear and help those who could not help themselves.”
Geoffrey Berman, U.S. attorney for the southern district of New York stated last week that Andrew had provided no cooperation despite repeated attempts to talk to him about the ongoing investigation into Epstein’s pedophile ring.
Berman added, the investigation will be “moving forward” with or without Prince Andrew’s cooperation, according to the Guardian.
As TMU reported earlier this month, Scotland Yard has refused to reveal Prince Andrew’s location on the night that he is accused of raping Virginia Giuffre, one of the more public accusers and whose did not appear on the letter.
During Andrew’s catastrophic failure of an interview with the BBC, the royal stated firmly that he was at a Pizza Express in Woking with his daughters on the night Giuffre claimed they visited a club before the then 17-year-old girl was made to have sex with the him at the London home of Ghislaine Maxwell. Andrew also made ridiculous claims that he cannot sweat which ultimately blew up in his face on social media mere hours after the interview aired.
Although the Duke of York claimed to have never met Giuffre in his life, private emails showed he mentioned Virginia Giuffre by name to Maxwell. The emails were found by the BBC buried in thousands of pages of legal documents in the case of Giuffre versus Maxwell. To make matters worse for Andrew, Maxwell’s entire email cache was hacked and could soon be leaked or sold, as TMU previously reported.
If Maxwell’s emails are published it could mean the end of the denial game for the Duke of York. There is still time to fess up and tell the truth to help investigators track down those who were in positions of power and pulling the strings of the trafficking operation like Ghislaine Maxwell, as alleged by Giuffre in court.
Dolphin Swims Through Louisiana Neighborhood in Aftermath of Hurricane Ida
A Louisiana family was shocked to find a dolphin swimming through their neighborhood in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida.
Amanda Huling and her family were assessing the damage to their neighborhood in Slidell, Louisiana, when they noticed the dolphin swimming through the inundated suburban landscape.
In video shot by Huling, the marine mammal’s dorsal fin can be seen emerging from the water.
“The dolphin was still there as of last night but I am in contact with an organization who is going to be rescuing it within the next few days if it is still there,” Huling told FOX 35.
Ida slammed into the coast of Louisiana this past weekend. The Category 4 hurricane ravaged the power grid of the region, plunging residents of New Orleans and upwards of 1 million homes and businesses in Louisiana and Mississippi into the dark for an indefinite period of time.
Officials have warned that the damage has been so extensive that it could take weeks to repair the power grid, reports Associated Press.
Also in Slidell, a 71-year-old man was attacked by an alligator over the weekend while he was in his flooded shed. The man went missing and is assumed dead, reports WDSU.
Internet users began growing weary last year about the steady stream of stories belonging to a “nature is healing” genre, as people stayed indoors and stories emerged about animals taking back their environs be it in the sea or in our suburbs.
However, these latest events are the surreal realities of a world in which extreme weather events are fast becoming the new normal – disrupting our lives in sometimes predictable, and occasionally shocking and surreal, ways.
Mom in LA Suburbs Fights Off Mountain Lion With Bare Hands, Rescues 5-Year-Old Son
A mother in Southern California is being hailed as a hero after rescuing her five-year-old son from an attacking mountain lion.
The little boy was playing outside his home in Calabasas, a city lying west of Los Angeles in the Santa Monica Mountains, when the large cat pounced on him.
The 65-pound (30 kg) mountain lion dragged the boy about 45 yards across the front lawn before the mother acted fast, running out and striking the creature with her bare hands and forcing it to free her son.
“The true hero of this story is his mom because she absolutely saved her son’s life,” California Department of Fish and Wildlife spokesman Captain Patrick Foy told Associated Press on Saturday.
“She ran out of the house and started punching and striking the mountain lion with her bare hands and got him off her son,” Foy added.
The boy sustained significant injuries to his head, neck and upper torso, but is now in stable condition at a hospital in Los Angeles, according to authorities.
The mountain lion was later located and killed by an officer with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, who found the big cat crouching in the bushes with its “ears back and hissing” at the officer shortly after he arrived at the property.
“Due to its behavior and proximity to the attack, the warden believed it was likely the attacking lion and to protect public safety shot and killed it on sight,” the wildlife department noted in its statement.
The mountain lion attack is the first such attack on a human in Los Angeles County since 1995, according to Fish and Wildlife.
The Santa Monica Mountains is a biodiverse region teeming with wildlife such as large raptors, mountain lions, bears, coyote, deer, lizards, and snakes. However, their numbers have rapidly faded in recent years, causing local wildlife authorities to find new ways to manage the region’s endemic species.
Video Shows Taliban Taking Joyride in Captured US Blackhawk Helicopter
The rapid fall of Kabul to the Taliban has resulted in a number of surreal sights – from footage of the Islamist group’s fighters exercising at a presidential gym to clips of combatants having a great time on bumper cars at the local fun park.
However, a new video of Taliban members seemingly testing their skills in the cockpit of a commandeered UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter shows the chilling extent to which U.S. wares have fallen into the hands of a group it spent trillions of dollars, and exhaustive resources, to stamp out.
In the new video, shared on Twitter, the front-line utility helicopter can be seen taxiing on the ground at Kandahar Airport in southeastern Afghanistan, moving along the tarmac. It is unclear who exactly was sitting in the cockpit, and the Black Hawk cannot be seen taking off or flying.
It is unlikely that the Taliban have any combatants who are sufficiently trained to fly a UH-60 Black Hawk.
The helicopter, which carries a $6 million price tag, is just a small part of the massive haul that fell into the militant group’s hands after the country’s central government seemingly evaporated on Aug. 14 amid the withdrawal of U.S. and coalition troops.
Some 200,000 firearms, 20,000 Humvees and hundreds of aircraft financed by Washington for the now-defunct Afghan Army are believed to be in the possession of the Taliban.
The firearms include M24 sniper rifles, M18 assault weapons, anti-tank missiles, automatic grenade launchers, rocket-propelled grenades and mortars.
Taliban fighters in the elite Badri 313 Brigade have been seen in propaganda images showing off in uniforms and wielding weaponry meant for the special forces units of the Afghan Army.
The U.S. is known to have purchased 42,000 light tactical vehicles, 9,000 medium tactical vehicles and over 22,000 Humvees between 2003 and 2016.
The White House remains unclear on how much weaponry has fallen into Taliban hands, with National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan admitting last week that the U.S. lacks a “clear picture of just how much missing $83 billion of military inventory” the group has.