JEFFREY Epstein trawled for women at art fairs asking if they wanted a date with Prince Andrew, it has been claimed.
The convicted paedophile has in the past been accused of using the Duke of York in a bid to attract women to his sex parties.
There is no evidence the Prince attended the parties, just claims his name was used to entice others.
The Duke’s friendship with Epstein has come under intense scrutiny amid claims by one of Epstein’s sex slaves Virginia Giuffre that she slept with Andrew three times – allegations he strenuously denies.
The new claim about Epstein using Andrew’s name to lure a women comes in an article about the financier’s infamous little black book of contacts.
It included hundreds of names including r names in the book appears to include billionaire Richard Branson, former F1 boss Flavio Briatore, former PM Tony Blair, and rock star Mick Jagger.
Writer Leland Nally phoned every single number in the book, making a total of around 2000 calls.
Nally said he spoke to a woman on his list who told him she met Epstein at an art fair in Palm Beach, Florida.
“I spoke with one woman who said she met Epstein at an art fair in Palm Beach,” he wrote in Mother Jones.
“He was direct with her. ‘He came up to me and said, ‘Would you like a date with Prince Andrew?’”
Wealthy financier Epstein killed himself in jail on August 10 ahead of a trial for sex trafficking minors.
The Duke of York, then 38, was reportedly the star guest at a lavish party thrown in his honour in 2010.
Flight logs revealed in court documents also place Andrew on the private jet, which had a bed which Epstein allegedly used for group sex.
Those that attended the tycoon’s outrageous bashes at his £60m New York mansion claimed talk of Andrew’s possible presence helped pull in guests.
The royal is facing fresh pressure over a second deposition given by Ghislaine Maxwell.
Testimony from that first interview for a civil case brought by Ms. Giuffre was published last week.
Her lawyers are expected to argue the second deposition, from July 2016, should also be made public in full.
Prince Andrew’s representatives have been approached for comment.