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Billie Piper speaks out on the importance of recognising the abuse of women after playing ex-BBC producer Sam McAlister in Netflix film Scoop about Prince Andrew's infamous Newsnight interview

Billie Piper has spoken out about the importance of recognising horrific abuse of women after filming Netflix film Scoop.

The Duke of York had been confronted by presenter Emily Maitlis about his links to paedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein, with the prince being ridiculed in the media and online for his answers to some of her questions. However, she says things are very different at Newsnight today with 'relentless' budget cuts meaning the programme has been reduced to 30 minutes and staff are facing redundancies. Meawhile, Rufus has said preparing to play the Duke Of York in the dramatisation of his infamous Newsnight interview was 'a question of sympathy versus empathy'.

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