“At no stage during the limited time I spent with him did I see, witness or suspect any behavior of the sort that subsequently led to his arrest and conviction,” Andrew said in a statement.
Epstein avoided federal charges after pleading guilty in 2008 to in Florida to soliciting prostitution from a minor. He served nights in prison over a 13-month period as part of the sweetheart deal.
Andrew said it was a “mistake and an error” to see Epstein after his release in 2010.
He also said he had “tremendous sympathy for all those affected by Epstein’s behavior.
“His suicide has left many unanswered questions and I acknowledge and sympathize with everyone who has been affected and wants some form of closure,” Andrew continued.
“This is a difficult time for everyone involved and I am at a loss to be able to understand or explain Mr. Epstein’s lifestyle. I deplore the exploitation of any human being and would not condone, participate in, or encourage any such behavior.”
Video surfaced earlier in the week showing Andrew in 2010 waving goodbye to a young woman at the door of Epstein’s Manhattan mansion.
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