Michael Jackson arriving for the first day of his trial, on charges of molesting a 13-year-old boy,   at the Santa Barbara county superior court in Santa Maria, California, on February 28th, 2005. He was found not guilty on all counts. Photograph: Michael A Mariant/AP

When Dan Reed ordered up a score for his documentary, he asked the composer to evoke the image of a shimmering sprite leading two boys deeper and deep(...)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a campaign rally on Friday in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Photograph: Evan Vucci/PA

A woman who had accused Donald Trump of raping her when she was 13 years old has dropped her lawsuit against the Republican nominee. One of the accus(...)

Prince Andrew (54), has vehemently denied claims  of sexual abuse and Buckingham Palace has stated they are “false and without foundation”. File photograph: Jean-Christophe Bott/EPA

Sex abuse claims by a woman against the UK’s Duke of York will not be heard in a civil court case after a judge ruled against its inclusion in offic(...)

 Businessman Jeffrey Epstein. Charities that have received money from Epstein said they  will decline to accept future donations from him in the wake of the recent allegations involving the financier and Prince Andrew. Photograph: Reuters

Charities that have received money from US financier Jeffrey Epstein said they are reviewing their relationships with him or will decline to accept an(...)

Prince Andrew is attending the 45th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Photograph: Jean-Christophe Bott/AP

Britain’s Prince Andrew has made his first public comment on allegations that he had sex with an underage girl, reiterating previous official denials (...)

 Buckingham Palace has strenuously denied any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors by Prince Andrew, after being named in US court papers. Photograph: Getty

Lawyers for a woman who claims she was made to have under-age sex with Prince Andrew have formally requested that he respond to her allegations under (...)

Prince Andrew is believed to have been on a ski trip in Verbier, Switzerland, as the latest reports of the controversy broke.  File photograph: Alexander Koerner/Getty Images

Buckingham Palace has issued a second denial that the Duke of York had sexual contact with a woman who claims she was forced to have sex with him when(...)

Buckingham Palace has denied allegations by a woman who said in Florida court documents that she was forced as a minor to have sex with Britain’s Prince Andrew and other high-profile figures linked to a wealthy US businessman.   File Photograph: Ian Gavan/Getty Images

Buckingham Palace has denied allegations by a woman who said in Florida court documents that she was forced as a minor to have sex with Britain’s Prin(...)

 Prince Andrew, Duke of York. File Photograph:  Jonathan Buckmaster/Getty Images

A woman who claims an American investment banker loaned her to rich and powerful friends as an underage “sex slave” has alleged she was repeatedly for(...)