THE Duchess of York’s new Texan billionaire pal is being sued for allegedly bankrolling a sex-trafficking ring.
Sarah Ferguson, 63, flew to the US to meet £6billion property magnate Trammell Crow Jr, 72, after they became friends.
The ponytailed environmental philanthropist is facing a lawsuit from two women who claim they were sexually abused by a ring he financed.
It is another embarrassing episode for the Yorks following her ex-husband Prince Andrew’s sex abuse settlement.
Court documents obtained by The Sun show Julia Hubbard and Kayla Goedinghaus sued Crow and alleged associates in California in November.
The lawsuit claims the ring relied on doctors‘ prescriptions to keep the women drugged.
And it says: “Crow maintained what he called lingerie rooms in each property he owned in which he kept a variety of lingerie for female guests to wear, as well as what he called ‘stripper shoes’.”
Crow will ask for the case to be dismissed at a hearing soon.
His lawyer Ken C Stone said the accusations were “absurd and blatantly false”.
A spokesman for Fergie has insisted they were discussing his green initiatives.
Ken C. Stone told The Sun in a statement: “The story shared by the Plaintiffs is upsetting and paints a picture of numerous troubled and broken domestic relationships.
“We are certain this will be made clear in future legal proceedings.”
A spokesman for the Duchess has insisted they were discussing his green initiatives.
Fergie’s visits to Mr Crow come as her ex-hubby Andrew – living with her once again – fears losing their £30m Royal Lodge home in Windsor.
The Duke has been offered the keys to nearby Frogmore Cottage after Harry and Meghan’s post-Coronation “Frogxit” eviction.
Andrew, 63, also fears having his £249,000-a-year grant slashed by brother King Charles next month.
On Saturday a spokesman for the Duchess confirmed to The Sun the meetings with Mr Crow, insisting they were discussing his green initiative EarthX.