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Ghislaine Maxwell claims that Prince Andrew picture with Virginia Giuffre is ‘pretend’

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Convicted little one intercourse trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell has stated a decades-old {photograph} of Prince Andrew together with his sexual abuse accuser Virginia Giuffre is “pretend,” in a sequence of interviews from jail.

The disgraced British socialite is at the moment serving a 20-year sentence in US federal jail for finishing up a years-long scheme along with her longtime confidante Jeffrey Epstein to groom and sexually abuse underage women.

Talking from a Florida jail to UK broadcaster TalkTV, which aired a particular program on Monday evening, the 61-year-old – who additionally seems within the {photograph} – stated she doesn’t “imagine it occurred.”

“I don’t imagine it’s actual for a second, in actual fact, I’m certain it’s not. There has by no means been an authentic. I don’t imagine it occurred and definitely, the way in which it’s described would have been unimaginable. I don’t have any reminiscence of going to Tramp [nightclub],” Maxwell stated.

A photograph appearing to show Prince Andrew with Jeffrey Epstein's accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre and, in the background, Ghislaine Maxwell.

Prince Andrew, who’s one in all King Charles III’s youthful brothers, has strenuously denied Giuffre’s allegation that he was launched to her at London’s Tramp nightclub in 2001 with Maxwell, earlier than then-17-year-old Giuffre was allegedly compelled to carry out intercourse acts with the British royal.

Giuffre filed a civil lawsuit in a US courtroom in 2021 towards Andrew, who’s often known as the Duke of York, alleging sexual abuses whereas she was a minor on a number of events. Andrew later settled out of courtroom for an undisclosed determine with out admitting any wrongdoing and the case was dismissed. Nonetheless, the allegations towards the senior royal severely tarnished his status. He stepped again from royal duties in late 2019 and was stripped of his navy titles and royal patronages final 12 months.

A spokesperson for Giuffre’s US attorneys, David Boies and Sigrid McCawley, urged that neither their shopper or the legal professionals would touch upon Maxwell’s remarks right now, AFP reported.

Jeffrey Epstein, pictured here with former girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell in 2005, was indicted on federal sex trafficking charges in July 2019 but died by suicide in prison a month later.

Maxwell appeared to indicate little regret to Epstein’s victims and supplied no apology within the interviews broadcast Monday. As an alternative, she stated the victims ought to “take their disappointment and upset out on the authorities who allowed” the billionaire pedophile to die in jail.

Maxwell additionally advised TalkTV that she believes Epstein was murdered – a conspiracy idea for which she supplied no proof. Authorities dominated Epstein died by suicide in 2019 whereas he was awaiting trial on federal costs accusing him of sexually abusing underage women.

Relating to the victims, Maxwell stated, “I hope they’ve some closure through the judicial course of that happened.”

Maxwell acknowledged throughout her sentencing listening to final 12 months that she had been convicted within the intercourse trafficking scheme however stopped wanting taking duty. She didn’t testify in her protection in the course of the trial in late 2021, which ended along with her conviction on 5 counts, together with intercourse trafficking of a minor.

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