THE Sun on Sunday today reveals links between Epstein’s fixer and an ex-royal PR man.
The billionaire hired spin doctor Michael Sitrick, 72, to handle the fallout over a snap of him and the Duke of York in New York’s Central Park.
Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein snapped on a stroll through New York’s Central Park two years after the billionaire was charged with procuring a person under 18 for prostitution[/caption]
Epstein hired spin doctor Michael Sitrick to handle the fallout over the snap with the Duke of York[/caption]
It was taken in 2011 — after Epstein left jail for procuring an under-age girl for prostitution.
Court records show that Sitrick then made contact with PR exec Mark Bolland, the ex-deputy private secretary to Andrew’s brother Prince Charles.
Lawyer Paul Tweed, a reputation specialist still in contact with Andrew, was also brought in to help.
Sitrick’s involvement was unearthed from a 2013 legal dispute between his firm and Epstein over an unpaid bill. A judge later ruled in the firm’s favour.
EPSTEIN CASH FOR FERGIE
One article cited in the papers referred to a £15,000 payment from Epstein to cover Sarah Ferguson’s debts.
After it was published, Fergie apologised for her “terrible error” in taking Epstein’s money.
One invoice in the papers mentioned “discussions and email with Mark Bolland”.
Two days later, another entry read: “Review and respond to email from Paul Tweed.
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Bolland, 53, told The Sun on Sunday he had not been employed by Sitrick or Epstein.
Tweed, 64, said he was hired by Sitrick to advise Epstein on “specific factual inaccuracies in the UK media”.
There is no allegation that Sitrick, Bolland or Tweed have done anything wrong.
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