News Prince Andrew's Friends Are Reportedly Calling the Allegations Against Him a "Witch Hunt" Sound familiar? By Christopher Luu Christopher Luu Instagram Twitter Christopher is a Southern California-based editor and has been with InStyle since 2018. He covers all things entertainment, celebrity, and culture. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on August 29, 2019 @ 08:34PM Pin Share Tweet Email Prince Andrew is doing his best to distance himself from the Jeffrey Epstein case, and it looks like the royal triage team is using a tried-and-true tactic to keep the prince in the clear. Vanity Fair reports that Andrew's team is allegedly using a Donald Trump-approved plan: talking about how large the royal's hands are. After British tabloidThe Daily Mail published photos of Prince Andrew leaving a London nightclub with accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre, sources told the press that the photos had to have been fabricated, because the prince's hands appeared too small. Sources even took a line from Trump's post-#MeToo defense, comparing the investigation into Andrew's involvement in the Epstein case a "witch hunt." Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Prince Andrew Was Directly Called Out by a Jeffrey Epstein Survivor In real life, VF notes, "Andrew's fingers are chubby." By comparison, the hands in the photo feature thinner, slender hands, "like a girl's fingers," a source told the Telegraph. That same source went on to insist that the original image was never released. "A tabloid newspaper paid a lot of money years ago for a copy of this photo. But no one has ever seen the original. Doesn’t that seem strange? Sadly — it seems to us — this girl is simply out to make a name for herself." Prince Andrew has released multiple official statements, a rarity for a royal. In his latest message, he admitted that he stayed in Epstein's residence, but saw nothing that related to his case. Meghan Markle Continues to Be Dragged in the Media While Another Royal Faces an Actual Scandal "I met Mr. Epstein in 1999. During the time I knew him, I saw him infrequently and probably no more than only once or twice a year. I have stayed in a number of his residences," he said in an official statement. "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."