A video allegedly showing a woman performing a 'sex act' on Prince Albert of Monaco is at the centre of an explosive new lawsuit.
Robert Eringer, a former security advisor to the Mediterranean principality, has accused its royal family of cheating him out of £331,000 in pay.
The 55-year-old American has launched an action in his home country saying that the money is owed to him as unpaid wages and severance money.
Couple: Prince Albert of Monaco and his girlfriend Charlene Wittstock, who was a South African breaststroke champion [added random picture below... not the only reptile she's been quite taken with! (apologiez for the joke in poor taste)]
And he is using allegedly dark secrets from the notoriously shady tax haven on the French Riviera to press his case home.
'This is what I have on your Prince,' Eringer is said to have told associates in Monaco, referring to the tape shot at Albert's 40th birthday party 11 years ago.
Soon afterwards Eringer, who claims to be a former undercover FBI operative, became a £200,000 plus a year spy in Monaco.
Allegations: Mark Thatcher has also been referred to in the lawsuit
He was ordered by the Grimaldi family to compile information about their enemies, especially money launderers and other criminals, including British property dealers and Russian mafia members.
But Eringer's lawsuit, filed in his hometown of Santa Barbara, California, suggests he spent just as much time keeping an eye on the family themselves.
He insults Albert regularly, describing him as someone who often abandoned intelligence briefings in favour of go-karting and 'gallivanting about'.
Albert is said to have 'convinced himself years ago that attending parties was "working"', suggests Eringer.
And on one occasion the bachelor playboy prince is said to have asked Eringer to 'look after' a young woman whom Albert had been trying to sleep with.
Eringer suggests that the period leading up to the death of Albert's father, Prince Ranier, in 2005, was a particularly bad time for Monaco.
He says in the lawsuit that those around the then head of the principality 'were exploiting his weakness, his ill health, his mental incapacity and running rampant with awards and Monegasque passports and job appointments and future job promises in Prince Rainier's name'.
Eringer, who worked as an intelligence gatherer in Monaco between 2002 and 2007, claims his successes included stopping Russian spies and Freemasons infiltrating Albert's 'social orbit'. [I'd be very surprised if Russian spies and Freemasons hadn't already "infiltrated" Albert's 'social orbit' long before Eringer.]
He said he also tipped off the Prince about efforts by Mark Thatcher, son of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, to gain residency in 2005, resulting in his rejection as 'undesirable'.
Claims about the video will be of particular embarrassment to Albert, who is said to be considering marriage to his long term girlfriend Charlene Wittstock, a 31-year-old South African who swam for her country in the Olympics.
Albert, whose mother was U.S. movie star Grace Kelly, has at least two illegitimate children, one with an air hostess from Togo, west Africa, but has vowed to lead a more respectable private life.
He has also been working hard to improve financial transparency in the billionaire's playground, making sure that it is not used as a place for the super-rich to launder money.
The prince's Paris-based lawyer Thierry Lacoste said most of what was written in the lawsuit was 'completely false' and that it would be fought vigorously.
[Albert recently hosted an event honoring his deceased mother Grace Kelly... is it just me or does the 'Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation' logo look more than a little suspiciously like a subliminal eye in the pyramid (under the guise of an 'A' for Albert, but I think it is likely supposed to represent the eye in the pyramid as the line that would cross the center of the A curves round forming the eye, with the earth in the eye)]
Pictured above with Demi Moore at a recent event for Hollywood types. (coincidentally I have been covering her in the nearly finished post I am working on currently, she and her husband Ashton Kutcher have just set up a foundation of their own, ironically to combat sexual slavery... yet here she is pictured with one of the world's foremost users of high-class mind controlled sex slaves [like Demi probably], I have quite a bit on Demi in the post I am working on now)
Albert with two of the McCord sisters (AnnaLynne and Angel) who are always kissing each other in public, (covered Annalynne briefly here) which isn't at all incestuous of course, and speaking of incest...
... Watch where that right hand is going Albert (that's his sister Princess Stephanie of Monaco on the left; couple more images below) ... or people might start to think that Royalty and the "elite" class are nothing but a bunch of incestuous sociopaths thanks to generations of inbreeding (keeping the power and wealth consolidated).