A woman who claimed that Prince Andrew groped her has been pictured for the first time in a decade.
Johanna Sjoberg may offer key evidence to the FBI about the Duke of York’s relationship with paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
The 39-year-old is willing to talk to law enforcement about her accusation that the prince groped her at the billionaire’s home when she was 21.
Johanna Sjoberg (left) says Andrew (right, during a business event at the ExCeL centre in East London on October 22) groped her breast
More than decade since she first made the allegation, Ms Sjoberg was pictured in the Mirror.
She is one of two women who have come forward to allege sexual contact with the royal.
A source said: ‘As a victim of Epstein, Sjoberg’s testimony over how she was recruited and abused is vital to the FBI.
Epstein (pictured) flew Roberts and Sjoberg to New York to entertain Prince Andrew
‘Despite Epstein’s suicide, they are determined all those who enabled his crimes will face justice. It is a promise they made to the victims.
‘Andrew has had serious allegations made against him and agents are determined that a person’s standing in life does not make them immune from being questioned.’
Ms Sjoberg says that the duke groped her breast while he sat her on his knee at the paedophile’s New York home.
Her accusation, with she first aired in 2007, are understood to have given Virginia Roberts the courage to come forwards with her claims.
Ms Roberts, now Mrs Giuffre, says that Andrew had sex with her when she was 17 years old. The FBI is believed to be looking at ways to interview Prince Andrew on British soil.
Agents are keen to question the duke about his knowledge of Epstein as well as Ghislaine Maxwell, who is alleged to have recruited his victims.
When Andrew stepped down from royal duties, he said he would be willing to help any law enforcement agency with their investigations.
He has lost his £249,000 Sovereign Grant after his car crash interview on Newsnight, when he told Emily Maitlis he had not slept with Ms Giuffre, who is now 35. Ms Sjoberg was pictured as Andrew stepped down from 230 patronages.
One royal source told the paper that the prince thinks he’ll be able to clear his name by speaking to the FBI.
Friends of Ms Sjoberg say that she is ‘pleased’ the duke is addressing the accusations facing him.
She accused him of groping her by taking a Spitting Image puppet of himself and placing its hand on her breast.
Virginia Roberts (pictured with Prince Andrew and Ghislaine Maxwell) says the prince had sex with her three times
She has refused to comment further on the allegations, telling the paper her lawyer is handling the matter. Her claim about the prince was originally made in US court papers.
Ms Sjoberg levelled her allegations during a defamation case which Mrs Giuffre brought against 47-year-old Maxwell.
Epstein flew Ms Sjoberg and Mrs Giuffre from Palm Beach to Manhattan to entertain the duke.
Ms Sjoberg also told a Sunday newspaper that the prince had place his hand on her breast.
Andrew continued to be friends with Epstein despite him being convicted of child sex offences in 2008.
The friends were pictured together walking through Central Park in New York two years later.
Prince Andrew told the BBC that he was only visiting to break off his friendship with Epstein.
Mrs Giuffre has taken part in a BBC Panorama interview about her claims and the episode will air on December 2.
The prince denies any wrongdoing. Epstein left his £444million fortune to his brother, Mark, and killed himself in prison in August while facing sex trafficking charges.
Jeffrey Epstein victim says he boasted about friendship with Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson after raping her on his private island
by LUKE ANDREWS for MailOnline
A Jeffrey Epstein victim has claimed that he raped her before bragging about his relationship with Prince Andrew.
Chauntae Davies, now 40, who worked as Epstein’s masseuse and as an air hostess on his private plane, said the billionaire adorned his mansions with pictures of the eighth in line to the throne and his former wife Sarah Ferguson.
She fell into the paedophile’s path when she was a 21-year-old trainee massage therapist in Los Angeles and treated Ghislaine Maxwell at Beverly Hills’ Four Seasons Hotel.
Ms Davies alleged to The Sun on Sunday that she was raped by the billionaire on his private island.
Chauntae Davies, now 40 and who worked as Jeffrey Epstein’s masseuse and air hostess, said that he once raped her before bragging about his friendship with Prince Andrew. She is pictured on Dateline NBC in September this year
She also said that the paedophile’s homes were adorned with pictures of the Duke of York and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson. (Pictured: Duke of York in Buckingham Palace during disastrous BBC Newsnight interview)
Chauntae, seen with Epstein at his Caribbean bolthole during one of her trips to the island
‘I was very aware of Jeffrey Epstein’s friendship with Prince Andrew and Fergie right away’, she said.
‘It was one of several bragging tactics he used to further induce his power and privilege. He bragged a lot. He bragged about how he’d lent money to the Duchess.’
She also called on the Prince, who has been forced to retire from public duties after a car-crash BBC interview, to speak to the FBI.
Chauntae released never-before-seen photographs of her time on what has been dubbed ‘paedophile island’
‘There is no way you could have been a friend of Jeffrey’s and not know what was going on’, she said.
‘I don’t see how you could see somebody with another young girl all the time and there never being a conversation about it. It doesn’t add up.’
Ms Davies has previously alleged that the billionaire raped her either the third or fourth time that she was flown to his private Caribbean island. (Pictured: Epstein in Cambridge)
She also worked on the Lolita express, the billionaire’s private aeroplane, which was known for its orgies
Ms Davies has previously stated that she was raped by the billionaire the third or fourth time they met on Caribbean island Little St. James.
Andrew has previously admitted visiting the island and was named as a passenger on Epstein’s jet, known as the Lolita Express for its orgies, in August 2001, for a trip from New York to New Mexico.
Prince Andrew has always denied any allegations of wrongdoing during his friendship with Epstein.
Ms Davies also described how she spent two weeks ‘vomiting myself to death’ in a hospital after the alleged attack.
‘He took me by the wrist. I was searching for words but all I could say was please stop, but that only seemed to excite him more,’ she told a New York courtroom the first time that she spoke publicly about the event.
‘It took me a long time to come forward. Every public humiliation that I endured, I have suffered, and he has won.’
Prince Andrew is registered as a passenger on the Lolita Express, pictured, in August 2001
It came as a former Epstein employee, who has testified against him under the name ‘Tiffany Doe’, alleged the Prince had motor-boated her and that at the paedophile’s parties girls were selected specifically to appease the Duke.
‘The Duke seemed in good spirits and was out to enjoy himself’, she told The Sunday Mirror.
‘I always thought, Andrew liked my breasts. When he started to say hello he looked at them first rather than me.
‘After Andrew motor-boated me he tried to remember what it was meant to be called. He didn’t quite know the term ‘motorboat’. He said, ‘motor… something?’
‘He was trying to come off cool, but he didn’t know the words. I found him quite awkward, quite clumsy. He said I should be in a magazine for big-breasted women. It was a normal thing to happen at those parties.’
She also alleged that the girls had to be specially selected for Andrew to be curvy, and that she saw the Prince at parties a ‘couple of times a year’.
‘I would flirt with him and he would hit on me and was handsy. He would stand in close proximity, looking at my breasts’, she said.