Ghislaine Maxwell's conviction 'doesn't bode well' for Prince Andrew

‘Andrew should be quaking in his boots’: Ghislaine Maxwell’s conviction ‘doesn’t bode wellfor prince, lawyers warn amid royal fears she will start ‘naming namesto reduce her jail sentence

  • Ghislaine Maxwell was found guilty of sex trafficking charges yesterday after six days of deliberations
  • Prince Andrew is fighting to get Virginia Roberts Giuffre’s claim thrown out of court on January 4
  • Legal experts warn that Duke of York’s chances of victory will have been diminished by Maxwell’s convictions
  • Jury of 6 men and 6 women found the British socialite guilty on five of six counts. She faces 65 수감 년
  • British socialite had recruited them when they were teens to take part in orgies with Epstein at his properties
  • Maxwell declined to give evidence at trialbut experts ponder if she will now ‘name namesto cut sentence
  • 기 슬레인 맥스웰‘s conviction for child sex trafficking in the US ‘doesn’t bode well’ ...에 대한 앤드류 왕자 who should be ‘quaking in his bootsas his old friend faces spending the rest of her life behind bars unless she flips and ‘names names’.

    Lawyers in the US warned today that the Duke of York’s chances of defeating the legal action brought against him by 버지니아 로버츠 Giuffre will now be even harder after Maxwell was found guilty by a New York jury last night.

    Miss Maxwell, a friend of Andrew’s for many years who decided not to give evidence at her trial, could now choose to ‘name namesto the authorities to cut a deal to reduce a sentence that would see her die in prison.

    The 60-year-old British socialite was labelled a ‘dangerouspredator as she was convicted of helping to entice vulnerable teenagers to 제프리 엡스타인‘s homes for him to sexually abuse between 1994 과 2004.

    One of the five charges Maxwell was guilty of related to Andrew’s own accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre. She claims she was forced to have sex with Andrew three times after being trafficked by Maxwell and Epstein.

    1 월 4 a judge will decide whether to throw out Andrew’s accuser Miss Giuffre’s civil lawsuit over the Prince’s argument that she lives in Australia and cannot justify her claim to be a Colorado resident. If the royal’s challenge fails, he then faces the increasingly uncomfortable prospect of a trial in the US in front of a jury who are unlikely to be sympathetic to a British prince after Maxwell’s conviction.

    New York defence attorney Bradley Simon, a former federal prosecutor, said that Andrew could face trouble because the required burden of proof in a criminal trial is higher than a civil case. 그는 말했다: ‘Every jury is different and the facts will be differentbut it does not bode well for the prince.Los Angeles attorney Lisa Bloom, who represented eight victims of Epstein, 말했다: '그 [앤드류] should be quaking in his boots. Because this shows that a jury is willing to come back with a guilty verdict even if the accusers are not perfect’.

    Miss Giuffre is suing the duke for alleged rape, 그가 강력하게 부인하는. Piling the pressure on Andrew in the minutes after the Maxwell verdicts came in, 그녀는 트윗했다: ‘I hope that today is not the end but rather another step in justice being served. Maxwell did not act alone. Others must be held accountable. I have faith that they will be.’ 그녀는 덧붙였다: ‘My soul yearned for justice for years and today the jury gave me just that. I will remember this day always. Having lived with the horrors of Maxwell’s abuse, my heart goes out to the many other girls and young women who suffered at her hands and whose lives she destroyed’.

    The duke’s lawyers say her civil action is ‘baseless’. They have also convinced District Judge Lewis Kaplan to take into account a 2008 financial settlement deal between Giuffre and Epstein, which Andrew and his team believe will discredit her claim against him.

    But royal experts believe after yesterday’s verdicts Andrew’s reputation is ‘a busted flush’ 그에 대한 사건에서 무슨 일이 일어나든 상관없이, 억만장자 소아성애자 엡스타인과 현재 유죄 판결을 받은 성매매범 맥스웰과의 우정 때문에.

    Maxwell이 늦은 Epstein의 기꺼이 공범자였다는 배심원단의 확인은 Andrew를 그의 형의 창백함 너머에 두는 데 도움이 될 것입니다. 찰스 왕자, 이미 그를 왕실의 책임으로 본 사람, with a return to any royal duties now highly unlikely.

    '그는 플러시,’ one seasoned royal expert told MailOnline, 첨가: '안타깝게도 앤드류에게, 더 이상 증거와 증거에 관한 것이 아닙니다., 아니면 버지니아 주프레에게 무슨 일이 생기면 – 그것은 모두 대중의 인식에 관한 것입니다.

    '앤드류가 이 모든 일을 처리하고, Emily Maitlis와의 자동차 충돌 Newsnight 인터뷰와 결합, 나머지 왕실 가족들에게 그를 유독한 브랜드로 만들었습니다.. Only the Queen, 항상 그를 그녀가 가장 좋아하는 사람으로 여겼던 사람, 충성을 유지, while the other Royals are keen to keep him at arm’s length.’

    Prince Andrew is just days from a crucial hearing in the US as his old friend Ghislaine Maxwell was convicted of trafficking young women and enticing them to be abused by Jeffrey Epstein

    Prince Andrew is just days from a crucial hearing in the US as his old friend Ghislaine Maxwell was convicted of trafficking young women and enticing them to be abused by Jeffrey Epstein

    버지니아 로버츠의 악명 높은 사진, 앤드류 왕자와 기슬레인 맥스웰은 벨그라비아에 있는 맥스웰의 집으로 데려갔다.. Legal experts believe Maxwell's conviction 'doesn't bode well' for the Duke of York

    버지니아 로버츠의 악명 높은 사진, 앤드류 왕자와 기슬레인 맥스웰은 벨그라비아에 있는 맥스웰의 집으로 데려갔다.. Legal experts believe Maxwell’s conviction ‘doesn’t bode wellfor the Duke of York

    Prince Andrew leaves sex offender Jeffrey Epsteins home and go for a stroll together through New York's Central Park. 촬영 2011

    Prince Andrew leaves sex offender Jeffrey Epsteins home and go for a stroll together through New York’s Central Park. 촬영 2011

    Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell sits as the guilty verdict in her sex abuse trial is read in a courtroom sketch in New York City on Wednesday

    Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell sits as the guilty verdict in her sex abuse trial is read in a courtroom sketch in New York City on Wednesday

    Virginia Giuffre, perhaps the most vocal accuser of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, reacted on social media after Maxwell was found guilty of sex trafficking and other charges on Wednesday

    Virginia Giuffre, perhaps the most vocal accuser of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, reacted on social media after Maxwell was found guilty of sex trafficking and other charges on Wednesday

    그녀는 덧붙였다: 'I hope that today is not the end but rather another step in justice being served. Maxwell did not act alone. Others must be held accountable. I have faith that they will be'

    그녀는 덧붙였다: ‘I hope that today is not the end but rather another step in justice being served. Maxwell did not act alone. Others must be held accountable. I have faith that they will be

    A lawyer for 제프리 엡스타인‘s victims says 앤드류 왕자 should be ‘quaking in his boots’ 위에 기 슬레인 맥스웰‘s guilty verdict.

    Los Angeles attorney Lisa Bloom, who represented eight victims of the billionaire paedophile, said the conviction of Epstein’s madame for sex trafficking brought her and her clients to tears.

    If the judge sides with Giuffre, the case could go before a jury in the Autumn of 2022.

    Bloom said in the wake of Maxwell’s conviction, she believes the prince’s technical objections ‘aren’t going to fly’.

    ‘Even if there were grounds for cross-examination, which there were, they looked to the essence of the story and they found that Ghislaine Maxwell was guilty of sex trafficking.

    Bloom said that if the case goes to trial Andrew’s attorney, Andrew Brettler, is likely to try to trip up Giuffre by pointing out inconsistencies in her testimony – but the tactic would now be ineffective with a jury.

    BBC is slammed after guest pundit Alan Dershowitz claimed Maxwell guilty verdict ‘weakensVirginia Giuffre’s case against Prince Andrew without reminding viewers HE represented Jeffrey Epstein and is also accused of sexual assault by HER

    BBC는 Alan Dershowitz를 '변호사'라고 명명했지만 그가 Jeffrey Epstein을 대변하고 버지니아 주프레도 기소했습니다.

    BBC는 앨런 더쇼위츠를 '변호사'로 낙인찍었다.’ 말할 것도 없이 그는 Jeffrey Epstein을 대표했으며 버지니아 주프레도 기소했습니다.

    The New York sex abuse case against 앤드류 왕자 was weakened because prosecutors in the Ghislaine Maxwell trial failed to call his accuser as a witness, it was claimed last night.

    Jeffrey Epstein’s former lawyer Alan Dershowitz insisted the fact the Maxwell jury didn’t hear from Virginia Giuffre was because the authorities don’t believe she is telling the truth.

    But critics pointed out Mr Dershowitz is also accused of sexual abuse by Ms Roberts, 그는 사건에 대한 자신의 의견을 더럽혔고 어떤 맥락도 제공하지 않고 그 주제에 대해 인터뷰한 BBC를 비난했습니다..

    And royal experts said there was ‘no way back’ 앤드류의 평판에 대해 이제 맥스웰 평결은 그에 대한 소송의 결과에 관계없이 적용됩니다..

    Prince Andrew and Alan Dershowitz both deny all the allegations against them.

    더쇼비츠 씨, 83, who was formerly Jeffrey Epstein’s lawyer, BBC와의 인터뷰에서 그는 앤드류에 대한 소송이 '상당히 약화되었다고 생각합니다.’ 맥스웰 재판 이후.

    '영국 시청자들에게 가장 중요한 것은 정부가 증인으로 누구를 사용했는지에 대해 매우 신중했다는 것입니다.,’ 그는 말했다.

    '앤드류 왕자를 고발한 여성을 증인으로 삼지 않았다., 누가 나를 고발, 다른 많은 사람들을 고발한 사람, 정부는 그녀가 진실을 말하고 있다고 믿지 않았기 때문에.

    그리고 사실 그녀는, Virginia Giuffre, 재판에서 청소년들을 엡스타인으로 데려와서 학대한 사람으로 언급되었습니다..

    '이 사건은 앤드류 왕자에 대한 사건을 강화하기 위해 어떤 식 으로든 아무 것도하지 않습니다..

    '사실 정부가 누구를 사용했는지에 대해 매우 선별적이기 때문에 앤드루 왕자에 대한 소송이 상당히 약해졌습니다..

    '신뢰할 수 있다고 믿는 증인만 사용했으며 의도적으로 주요 증인을 사용하지 않았습니다., 전체 조사를 시작한 여자, 버지니아 주프는 궁극적으로 그녀가 진실을 말하고 있다고 믿지 않았기 때문에.

    '그들은 배심원이 그녀를 믿을 것이라고 믿지 않았고 그렇게 한 것이 옳았습니다., 그래서 정부를 대신하여 매우 똑똑했습니다.’

    더쇼위츠 씨가 BBC 뉴스 채널에 '헌법 변호사'로 소개되었다는 사실, 사건에 관여했다는 언급 없이, 어젯밤에 비난을 받았다. Giuffre 씨에 대한 그의 주장은 면접관에 의해 이의를 제기하지 않았습니다..

    아담 와그너, 인권 변호사, 인터뷰가 'BBC의 큰 실수'라고 말했다..

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    ‘I think in his case he’s hoping that his lawyers can cross-examine Virginia and get her on some prior statements that she’s made and mistakes that she’s made. And I just don’t think that’s going to fly. I think he should be very concerned,’ 그녀가 말했다.

    The lawyer added that Wednesday’s verdict now makes Prince Andrew a self-confessed close friend of a child sex trafficker – after admitting his friendship with Maxwell in a car-crash interview with BBC journalist Emily Maitliss.

    ‘He clearly had a relationship with Jeffrey Epstein,’ said Bloom. ‘And an even closer relationship with Ghislaine Maxwell. 내말은, he said it himself in the interview that he gave that he was actually closer to Ghislaine. And she is now a convicted sex trafficker. So that just brings us one step closer to Prince Andrew.

    Attorney Brad Edwards, who was honored last month by the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children for his pivotal role representing victims and helping bring down Epstein, told DailyMail.com that Prince Andrew has been denied his ‘hope for evil to win’.

    ‘That hasn’t worked out so well. Maybe he will repent and provide information now.

    Prince Andrew may face another bombshell ahead of his January 4 hearing after Manhattan federal judges Lewis Kaplan and Loretta Preska ruled that a 2009 settlement agreement between Epstein and Giuffre, which bears directly on Giuffre’s civil lawsuit accusing Britain’s Prince Andrew of sexual abuse, will be made public early next week.

    Kaplan is presiding over Giuffre’s lawsuit against the prince for allegedly forcing her to have sex with him at Maxwell’s London home, and abusing her at two of Epstein’s mansions.

    Brettler will argue in the upcoming hearing that Giuffre has long lived in Australia and can’t back up her claim to be a Colorado resident.

    ‘They’re trying every kind of legal loophole they can come up with, because he clearly does not want the case to be decided on its merits,’ said Bloom. ‘He does not want her to get into the courthouse door and get a trial. And that’s what she’s fighting for.

    ‘It’s very disappointing that he wants to deprive her of her day in court. If he’s innocent, he should want a trial where he would be exonerated, and yet he’s doing everything he can to fight it.

    ‘I wouldn’t advise him because I am 100% 피해자’ side now for the last four years,’ the attorney added. ‘But if I were advising him, I would tell him to come clean and apologize and cooperate with law enforcement, as he said he would do and then he never did.

    ‘Stop hiding behind your lawyers and let’s just get to the bottom of this.

    One of Bloom’s clients, named only as Kiki, said the verdict means Maxwell will have a small taste of how she and other victims felt.

    ‘No sentence or punishment will take away the trauma that we all had to endure at their hands, but now she will have to live with what she did, just the way the survivors have to live with it every day of our lives,’ Kiki said.

    ‘What she and Jeffrey did for their own sadistic pleasures, sentenced all of their victims to their own metaphorical prisons. I fight everyday to escape those 4 walls that entrapped me the day I was abused, and now she will know what that’s like for all of the girls she damaged for life.

    ‘No matter how rich you are or powerful you are, if you choose to exploit and abuse, your day will come,’ Edwards said.

    ‘When I heard about Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell 13 여러 해 전에, I decided not to stop until justice was served for all of the victims. Today is another huge step. But it’s not over. Everyone else who played a role knows who they are.

    Ghislaine Maxwell was last night facing up to 65 배심원단이 그녀를 아동 성범죄자로 선언한 후 수년 동안 감옥에 갇혔습니다..

    The British socialite was found guilty of sex trafficking schoolgirls for her and her paedophile boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein to abuse.

    The guilty verdicts in New York will intensify the pressure on her friend Prince Andrew to speak to US prosecutors about his time with Epstein.

    Victims sobbed with relief and vowed Maxwell’s ‘powerful co-conspiratorsshould also face justice.

    버지니아 로버츠’ statement on Maxwell verdict

    My soul yearned for justice for years and today the jury gave me just that. I will remember this day always.

    Having lived with the horrors of Maxwell’s abuse, my heart goes out to the many other girls and young women who suffered at her hands and whose lives she destroyed.

    I hope that today is not the end but rather another step in justice being served. Maxwell did not act alone. Others must be held accountable. I have faith that they will be.

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    British accuser Kate, who told jurors that Maxwell dressed her in a schoolgirl uniform aged 18 to be molested by Epstein, yelled ‘finallyand would not stop crying, according to her lawyer. 배심원단이 방금 인수했습니다. 40 hours to find 60-year-old Maxwell guilty on five of six charges. She was already working on an appeal last night.

    Following the verdicts, Maxwell simply poured herself a glass of water and leaned into her lawyer, Jeffrey Pagliuca, who put an arm around her. Her sister Isabel sat behind her with her head bowed, while siblings Kevin and Christine stared into space.

    Maxwell was led out of court by two female US marshals, barely looking back to see her family. 케빈, Isabel and Christine left the courthouse arm in arm, and later issued a defiant statement saying: ‘We believe firmly in our sister’s innocence. We are very disappointed with the verdict. We have already started the appeal tonight and we believe that she will ultimately be vindicated.

    But US attorney Damian Williams said: ‘A unanimous jury has found Ghislaine Maxwell guilty of one of the worst crimes imaginable – facilitating and participating in the sexual abuse of children.

    ‘Crimes she committed with her long-time partner and co-conspirator, 제프리 엡스타인. The road to justice has been far too long. 그러나, 오늘, justice has been done.

    Annie Farmer, who was lured into a terrifying sex trap by Maxwell when she was 16, sobbed with joy, 선언: ‘I am so relieved and grateful that the jury recognised the pattern of predatory behaviour that Maxwell engaged in for years.

    ‘She has caused hurt to many more women than the few of us who had the chance to testify in the courtroom.

    ‘I hope that this verdict brings solace to all who need it and demonstrates that no one is above the law. Even those with great power and privilege will be held accountable when they sexually abuse and exploit the young.

    Her sister Maria, also targeted by Maxwell and Epstein, 추가: ‘We are proud of one another. I have spent every moment for seven years, working towards this verdict. No pay, just due diligence. I never gave up. This is the best thing I have ever had happen in my life. It means I don’t have to hide.

    Los Angeles attorney Lisa Bloom (왼쪽) said the conviction of Epstein’s madame for sex trafficking brought Prince Andrew (권리) one step closer to facing a jury over claims he had sex with a 17-year-old girl trafficked by Maxwell

    Los Angeles attorney Lisa Bloom (왼쪽) said the conviction of Epstein’s madame for sex trafficking brought Prince Andrew (권리) one step closer to facing a jury over claims he had sex with a 17-year-old girl trafficked by Maxwell

    Los Angeles attorney Lisa Bloom (왼쪽) said the conviction of Epstein’s madame for sex trafficking meant Prince Andrew (권리) should be shaking in his boots

    앤드류 왕자, 주프레 부인 강력 부인 (8월 뉴욕 법원에서 찍은 사진 27, 2019) 런던 하우스에서 인신매매를 당했다고 주장한 17세 성노예 시절 그녀와 동침했다는 의혹이 제기됐다.

    앤드류 왕자, 주프레 부인 강력 부인 (8월 뉴욕 법원에서 찍은 사진 27, 2019) 런던 하우스에서 인신매매를 당했다고 주장한 17세 성노예 시절 그녀와 동침했다는 의혹이 제기됐다.

    The sixth count - sex trafficking of an individual under the age of 18- carries a maximum sentence of 40 수감 년

    A sleazy haul of never-before-seen photos unearthed in an FBI raid and introduced as evidence showed Ghislaine Maxwell giving Jeffrey Epstein foot rubs on his private jet dubbed Lolita Express

    One of the pictures brought in as evidence showed Epstein and Maxwell relaxing at Balmoral, the Scottish home of Queen Elizabeth. Her son, 앤드류 왕자, is one of the men who was said to have flown on Epstein's plane

    One of the pictures brought in as evidence showed Epstein and Maxwell relaxing at Balmoral, the Scottish home of Queen Elizabeth. Her son, 앤드류 왕자, is one of the men who was said to have flown on Epstein’s plane

    Maxwell, 60, was found guilty of five of six counts of sex trafficking minors for Epstein and now faces a maximum sentence of 65 수감 년. Epstein and Maxwell in a vacation picture in Europe

    Maxwell, 60, was found guilty of five of six counts of sex trafficking minors for Epstein and now faces a maximum sentence of 65 수감 년. Epstein and Maxwell in a vacation picture in Europe

    캐롤린, one of Ghislaine Maxwell's accusers, claimed she had seen a picture of her nude and pregnant. Though that picture was never introduced as evidence, another of Epstein cradling Maxwell's belly was

    캐롤린, one of Ghislaine Maxwell’s accusers, claimed she had seen a picture of her nude and pregnant. Though that picture was never introduced as evidence, another of Epstein cradling Maxwell’s belly was

    ‘Andrew should be quaking in his boots’: Victims’ defense attorney says Maxwell verdict now makes Prince Andrew a self-confessed close friend of a child sex trafficker

    A lawyer for 제프리 엡스타인’s victims says 앤드류 왕자 should be ‘quaking in his boots’ over 기 슬레인 맥스웰’s guilty verdict.

    Los Angeles attorney Lisa Bloom, who represented eight victims of the billionaire pedophile, said the conviction of Epstein’s madame for sex trafficking brought her and her clients to tears.

    Maxwell, 60, was found guilty of five of six counts of sex trafficking minors for Epstein and now faces a maximum sentence of 65 수감 년.

    Hot on the heels of the verdict comes a hearing on January 4 to decide whether to throw out Andrew’s accuser Virginia Giuffre’s civil lawsuit over the Prince’s argument that she lives in Australia and cannot justify her claim to be a Colorado resident.

    If the judge sides with Giuffre, the case could go before a jury in fall 2022.

    Bloom said in the wake of Maxwell’s conviction, she believes the prince’s technical objections ‘aren’t going to fly’.

    ‘He should be quaking in his boots,’ the Epstein victims’ attorney told DailyMail.com. ‘Because this shows that a jury is willing to come back with a guilty verdict even if the accusers are not perfect, as no human being is.

    ‘Even if there were grounds for cross-examination, which there were, they looked to the essence of the story and they found that Ghislaine Maxwell was guilty of sex trafficking.’

    Bloom said that if the case goes to trial Andrew’s attorney, Andrew Brettler, is likely to try to trip up Giuffre by pointing out inconsistencies in her testimony – but the tactic would now be ineffective with a jury.

    ‘I think in his case he’s hoping that his lawyers can cross-examine Virginia and get her on some prior statements that she’s made and mistakes that she’s made. And I just don’t think that’s going to fly. I think he should be very concerned,' 그녀가 말했다.

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    Lawyers for victims vowed to pursue other individuals. 데이비드 보이스, who acts for Mrs Giuffre and Miss Farmer, 말했다: ‘The scope and scale and duration of their sex trafficking crimes depending on many wealthy and powerful collaborators and co-conspirators. They too are not above the law. They too must be brought to justice.

    Sigrid McCawley, the women’s other lawyer, 추가: ‘Today’s verdict is a towering victory, not just for the brave women who testified in this trial, but for the women around the world whose young and tender lives were diminished and damaged by the abhorrent actions of Ghislaine Maxwell. For too long their voices were ignored and discounted and their characters impugned and disgraced, but no more.

    Maxwell will be placed on suicide watch in jail after jurors agreed she was financier Epstein’s ‘partner in horrific crimes’. She masterminded a sick scheme to round up schoolgirls on an industrial scale for them and their friends to molest. Epstein killed himself while on remand two years ago.

    The daughter of the late tycoon Robert Maxwell, who rubbed shoulders with two US presidents, a pope and a host of global A-listers, was deserted by all her VIP friends, including the Duke of York, during her four-week trial for sex trafficking vulnerable teenagers.

    The jury of six women and six men took just over five days deliberating to seal her fate, finding her guilty of five of six charges she faced, which were read out by the trial judge Alison Nathan in Court 318 of the Thurgood Marshall courthouse.

    Jurors unanimously believed four women, including a Briton, who gave chilling testimonies of being ‘served upby Maxwell for sexual abuse by Epstein.

    The Mail can reveal that Prince Andrew, who is facing renewed pressure to cooperate with the FBI, did not offer any support and Maxwell’s husband Scott Borgerson also snubbed the trial. In the 2000s, Andrew spent weeks as a guest at Epstein’s ‘House of Sinvilla in Florida – where ‘lady of the houseMaxwell forced children to dress in schoolgirl outfits for underage sex with her boyfriend.

    For more than two years, US prosecutors have been asking the British Government to facilitate a formal interview with the duke, under the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty. The Home Office has yet to act on the request, and a stand-off continues between the duke’s legal team and US prosecutors over the terms of any interview by the FBI in London.

    Maxwell had pleaded not guilty to the six charges she faced, forcing her victims to relive their ordeals in court as her £5million team of superstar lawyers tried to unpick their stories.

    Over two weeks of harrowing prosecution evidence, jurors heard how ‘gigglingMaxwell had enticed a 14-year-old known as ‘Janeinto sordid orgies after she and Epstein approached her at a 1994 school summer camp when she was eating an ice cream. Maxwell was acquitted of one of the four charges relating to Jane.

    Maxwell had bragged of her friendship with Prince Andrew to Kate and told her she was just Epstein’s type, as he favoured ‘cute, 젊은, 예쁜’ 소녀들.

    Will she flip? Ghislaine Maxwell could spill the beans on high-profile figures linked to pedophile Jeffrey Epstein in exchange for a lighter sentence

    Jeffrey Epstein forged a close relationship with President Bill Clinton in the early 90s, visiting him at the White House at least 17 times during his first term

    Jeffrey Epstein forged a close relationship with President Bill Clinton in the early 90s, visiting him at the White House at least 17 times during his first term

    Facing the rest of her life behind bars, 기 슬레인 맥스웰 has one option to significantly reduce the time she will be ordered to serve — flip on the big names who have been linked to 제프리 엡스타인.

    Short of a surprise win on appeal — which the Maxwell family says they have already started — telling the true story behind Epstein’s friendships with the rich and famous could be her only chance of breathing free air again.

    Former Presidents Bill Clinton도날드 트럼프, Queen Elizabeth’s second son Prince Andrew, star attorney Alan Dershowitz, former cabinet member and New Mexico governor Bill Richardson and one-time Senate Democratic leader George Mitchell have all been linked to Epstein.

    Showbiz figures including Kevin Spacey, 62, Woody Allen, 86, and Chris Tucker, 50, are also known to have been friends with him, but have never accused of impropriety.

    Maxwell may also be able to shed light on the relationship with billionaire Victoria’s Secret boss Les Wexner, whose patronage made Epstein, a former math and physics teacher, enormously wealthy.

    But none have faced anything more than having their names tarnished by their association with the notorious pedophile who died of an apparent suicide while being held in federal custody in August 2019.

    Maxwell, 60, is the only person who knows the full truth of whether any of those men were involved in anything more than hobnobbing with the charismatic millionaire — and telling all could be her only leverage to keep her out of prison until she is a very old woman.

    Judge Alison Nathan has not set a date for Maxwell’s sentencing, so she has time to consider her strategy — but the now-convicted felon would have to convince the FBI that she is telling everything she knows about everyone to have any chance of winning time off her sentence.

    Maxwell’s attorney Jeffrey Pagliuca said in 2019 that documents sealed in a civil case brought by one of Epstein’s main accusers, Virginia Giuffre contained ‘dozens if not hundredsof names.

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    A third accuser, ‘Carolyn’, said she too had been recruited as a 14-year-old and that Maxwell had groped her breasts and bottom and told her she had ‘a great bodyfor paedophile Epstein ‘and his friends’.

    The jury accepted Carolyn’s story that she was trafficked.

    Accuser number four, Miss Farmer, described how Maxwell and Epstein had forced themselves on her aged 16 after she was enticed to the paedophile’s remote ranch in new Mexico. She ‘frozeas Maxwell massaged her breasts.

    Maxwell’s shambolic defence focused on Epstein, with her lawyer Bobbi Sternheim telling jurors that women had been blamed for the bad behaviour of men ‘ever since Eve was accused of tempting Adam for the apple’. They painted the four accusers in the case as money-grabbers looking for a ‘jackpot’.

    Maxwell did not take to the witness stand in her defence, a gamble which did not pay off. She still faces two charges of perjury that will be tried at a later date.

    The New York sex abuse case against 앤드류 왕자 was weakened because prosecutors in the Ghislaine Maxwell trial failed to call his accuser as a witness, it was claimed last night.

    Jeffrey Epstein’s former lawyer Alan Dershowitz insisted the fact the Maxwell jury didn’t hear from Virginia Giuffre was because the authorities don’t believe she is telling the truth.

    But critics pointed out Mr Dershowitz is also accused of sexual abuse by Ms Roberts, 그는 사건에 대한 자신의 의견을 더럽혔고 어떤 맥락도 제공하지 않고 그 주제에 대해 인터뷰한 BBC를 비난했습니다..

    And royal experts said there was ‘no way back’ 앤드류의 평판에 대해 이제 맥스웰 평결은 그에 대한 소송의 결과에 관계없이 적용됩니다..

    Prince Andrew and Alan Dershowitz both deny all the allegations against them.

    더쇼비츠 씨, 83, who was formerly Jeffrey Epstein’s lawyer, BBC와의 인터뷰에서 그는 앤드류에 대한 소송이 '상당히 약화되었다고 생각합니다.’ 맥스웰 재판 이후.

    '영국 시청자들에게 가장 중요한 것은 정부가 증인으로 누구를 사용했는지에 대해 매우 신중했다는 것입니다.,’ 그는 말했다.

    '앤드류 왕자를 고발한 여성을 증인으로 삼지 않았다., 누가 나를 고발, 다른 많은 사람들을 고발한 사람, 정부는 그녀가 진실을 말하고 있다고 믿지 않았기 때문에.

    그리고 사실 그녀는, Virginia Giuffre, 재판에서 청소년들을 엡스타인으로 데려와서 학대한 사람으로 언급되었습니다..

    '이 사건은 앤드류 왕자에 대한 사건을 강화하기 위해 어떤 식 으로든 아무 것도하지 않습니다..

    '사실 정부가 누구를 사용했는지에 대해 매우 선별적이기 때문에 앤드루 왕자에 대한 소송이 상당히 약해졌습니다..

    '신뢰할 수 있다고 믿는 증인만 사용했으며 의도적으로 주요 증인을 사용하지 않았습니다., 전체 조사를 시작한 여자, 버지니아 주프는 궁극적으로 그녀가 진실을 말하고 있다고 믿지 않았기 때문에.

    '그들은 배심원이 그녀를 믿을 것이라고 믿지 않았고 그렇게 한 것이 옳았습니다., 그래서 정부를 대신하여 매우 똑똑했습니다.’

    더쇼위츠 씨가 BBC 뉴스 채널에 '헌법 변호사'로 소개되었다는 사실, 사건에 관여했다는 언급 없이, 어젯밤에 비난을 받았다. Giuffre 씨에 대한 그의 주장은 면접관에 의해 이의를 제기하지 않았습니다..

    아담 와그너, 인권 변호사, 인터뷰가 'BBC의 큰 실수'라고 말했다..

    요크 공작의 변호사는 고소인이 민사 소송을 제기하도록 노력할 것입니다. 버지니아 로버츠 다음 달 초 법원에서 퇴출당하는 Giuff.

    하지만 어젯밤의 결과는 그것을 훨씬 더 어렵게 만들 것입니다.

    그리고 왕실 관찰자들은 그 단계에서 앤드류가 승리하더라도(또는 가을에 예상되는 완전한 재판에서) 엡스타인과의 우정에 대한 그의 이름에 붙은 오명을 제거하기에 충분하지 않을 것이라고 믿습니다..

    그리고 Maxwell의 사건에 대한 선정적인 평결은 Giuffre의 소송이 기각된 것에 대해 Andrew의 진영에 대한 신뢰를 강화하는 데 아무 역할도 하지 않았을 것입니다..

    In this courtroom sketch, Annie Farmer testifies on the witness stand during the Maxwell sex abuse trial on December 10

    Farmer testified that she was introduced to Epstein by her older sister, Maria Farmer, and he took them to see the ‘Phantom of the Operaand then a movie in New York, where she sat next to the pedophile. At some point during the movie she said Epstein ‘caressedher hand and then her leg. ‘I felt sick to my stomach,’ 그녀는 법원에 말했다.

    Annie Farmer is the only accuser to have her identity revealed. Prosecutors claims Maxwell encouraged her to massage Epstein

    Annie Farmer (pictured as a young girl) says she was introduced to Epstein and Maxwell when she was 16

    Annie Farmer (pictured as a young girl) says she was introduced to Epstein and Maxwell when she was 16








    Paedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s 2009 settlement with ‘sex slave’ Virginia Giuffrewhich could directly impact Prince Andrew’s New York casewill be made public on MONDAY, judges rule

    ㅏ 2009 settlement agreement between Jeffrey Epstein and Virginia Giuffre, which could directly impact her civil lawsuit accusing Prince Andrew of sexual abuse, will be made public on Monday.

    In a joint order on Wednesday, US District Judges Lewis Kaplan and Loretta Preska in Manhattan ordered the agreement’s release on or around January 3, 2022, finding no reason to keep it under seal.

    Kaplan oversees Giuffre’s lawsuit accusing Andrew of abusing her at two of Epstein’s homes and forcing her to have sex more than two decades ago when she was under 18 at the London home of Ghislaine Maxwell.

    The Duke of York has consistently and vehemently denied Giuffre’s claims.

    Preska oversees Giuffre’s lawsuit accusing Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz of defaming her when he denied her claim that he was among the men Epstein compelled her to have sex with.

    It comes as former Epstein associate Maxwell is found guilty by a US jury of helping the financier sexually abuse teenage girls.

    The prince’s lawyer, Andrew Brettler, has contended that the 2009 settlement with Epstein released the Duke of York from liability from Giuffre’s lawsuit because it covered ‘royalty,’ and Epstein insisted it cover anyone Giuffre might sue.

    Giuffre’s lawyer, 데이비드 보이스, countered that the settlement applied ‘at mostto people involved in underlying litigation in Florida, where Epstein had a home, and that Prince Andrew should not use it as a ‘get out of jail free card.

    Andrew has not been charged with crimes. Giuffre’s civil lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.

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    '그는 플러시,’ 한 노련한 왕실 전문가가 MailOnline에 말했습니다.. '안타깝게도 앤드류에게, 더 이상 증거와 증거에 관한 것이 아닙니다., 아니면 버지니아 주프레에게 무슨 일이 생기면 — 그것은 모두 대중의 인식에 관한 것입니다.

    '앤드류가 이 모든 일을 처리하고, Emily Maitlis와의 자동차 충돌 Newsnight 인터뷰와 결합, 나머지 왕실 가족들에게 그를 유독한 브랜드로 만들었습니다..

    '여왕만이, 항상 그를 그녀가 가장 좋아하는 사람으로 여겼던 사람, 충성을 유지, 다른 Royals는 그를 팔 길이로 유지하기를 열망합니다.’

    공무상, 앤드류의 입장은 그가 '한발 물러섰다'는 것이다.’ 법원 사건이 해결되는 동안 왕실 의무에서, but it’s difficult to envisage how he could once again take his place in public life in the same way as previously.

    어젯밤 리사 블룸, 여러 사건에서 많은 Jeffrey Epstein의 희생자를 대리하는 변호사, 소아성애 금융업자와 관련된 사람은 누구나 '걱정'해야 한다고 말했습니다.

    '제프리 엡스타인과 관련된 사람이라면 누구나, 성적 학대에 가담한 사람, 또는 그에게 여자를 보내 그를 도왔다, 인신 매매, 기타, 오늘 이 판결에 대해 매우 우려해야 합니다.’

    그녀는 덧붙였다: '경우 [앤드류 왕자를 상대로] 접수되었습니다, 서비스를 더킹하기 위해 그를 대신하여 다양한 시도 끝에 제공되었습니다.. 결국 법원은 '당신은, 앞으로가'.

    '이제 그는 몇 가지 기술적인 이유로 사건을 무산시키려고 합니다., 그는 버지니아가 미국 거주자가 아니라고 말합니다, 그녀가 실제로 호주 거주자라는 사실을, 그러므로 이 사건은 여기에서 들어서는 안 된다.

    '본인으로 사건이 결정되는 것을 피하기 위해 최선을 다하고 있는 것 같다., 기술적 인 이유로 폐기되기를 바랍니다., 그래서 우리는 판사가하는 일을 볼 것입니다.’

    Said it was possible that the case could be thrown out but Virginia says she has residency of the US in Colorado.

    '그녀는 뛰어난 변호사를.

    '나는 그녀를 응원하고 사건이 그 장점에 따라 결정되기를 바랍니다, 앤드류 왕자와 그녀의 논쟁이, 그리고 그가 그녀를 성폭행했는지 여부는 궁극적으로 배심원단에 의해 결정될 수 있습니다.’

    이 사건은 2009년 상반기 뉴스를 지배할 가능성이 높다. 2022.

    순간에, 듀크는 오는 6월 포클랜드 전쟁 40주년 기념식에서 세간의 이목을 끄는 역할을 하지 않을 것으로 예상된다., 왕립 해군 Sea King 헬리콥터 조종사로 현역으로 복무했음에도 불구하고 1982 갈등.

    앤드류 왕자는 기슬레인 맥스웰이 대학에 다닐 때 처음 만났고 그 쌍은 거의 서로를 알고 있었습니다. 20 그녀가 그를 Epstein에 소개했다고 주장되는 몇 년

    앤드류 왕자는 기슬레인 맥스웰이 대학에 다닐 때 처음 만났고 그 쌍은 거의 서로를 알고 있었습니다. 20 그녀가 그를 Epstein에 소개했다고 주장되는 몇 년

    기 슬레인 맥스웰 (권리) 그리고 미국 금융가 (왼쪽) 당시 데이트를 하고 있는 것으로 알려졌고 이후 듀크는 엡스타인과 우정을 맺었다.

    기 슬레인 맥스웰 (권리) 그리고 미국 금융가 (왼쪽) 당시 데이트를 하고 있는 것으로 알려졌고 이후 듀크는 엡스타인과 우정을 맺었다.

    베테랑으로, 앤드류 왕자는 포트 스탠리 탈환을 기념하는 모든 행사에 참석할 수 있는 완전한 자격이 있습니다., 그러나 공식적인 초청은 연장되지 않은 것으로 이해됩니다..

    재판에서 검찰은 앤드류 왕자를 자주 언급했다., 엡스타인과 맥스웰의 친구로, 맨해튼에 있는 억만장자의 타운하우스와 그의 개인 섬인 리틀 세인트 제임스를 방문하며 악명 높은 '롤리타 익스프레스'를 타고 최소 4번 여행한 적이 있습니다., 엡스타인의 전용기.

    런던에 있는 맥스웰의 집에서 17세 버지니아 로버츠의 허리를 팔로 둘러싸고 있는 사진과 함께 왕자에 대한 언급이 거의 없었다., 그가 기억하지 못한다고 주장하는 사건.

    앤드류 왕자는 주프레가 런던의 집에서 인신매매를 당했다고 주장한 후 17세의 성노예로서 그녀와 동침했다는 주장을 강력하게 부인합니다.. 한 단계에서 '앤드류와 가까운 소식통’ 사진이 위조되었을 수 있다고 제안.

    그 말, 그의 팀은 Giuffre가 Maxwell 재판에서 증거를 제시하기 위해 한 번도 출석하지 않았다는 사실에 안도의 한숨을 쉬었을 것입니다., '할 수 있음'에도 불구하고.

    토요일 청문회에서, prosecutors taunted Maxwell’s defence lawyers by saying they could have invited Miss Roberts to take the stand but had chosen not to. 앤드류 로바흐는 말했다: “양측이 모두 이용할 수 있었던 가장 확실한 증인이자 변호인이 언급할 것으로 예상되는 증인은 버지니아 로버츠입니다., 피해자로 기술되었지만 증언하지 않았고 피고인에게 완전히 이용 가능했던 사람. 그들은 그녀에게 전화하지 않았습니다.’

    Duke와 가까운 소식통은 MailOnline에 말했습니다.: '이것은 공작의 재판이 아니라 기슬레인 맥스웰의 재판이었습니다.. Duke와 관련하여 새로운 내용이 제기되지 않았습니다. 언급된 내용은 타격을 입었습니다., 몸싸움이 아니다.’

    앤드류 왕자는 맥스웰이 대학에 다닐 때 처음 만났고 그 쌍은 거의 서로를 알고 지냈습니다. 20 그녀가 그를 Epstein에 소개했다고 주장되는 몇 년.

    그녀와 그 미국 금융가는 당시 데이트를 하고 있었던 것으로 여겨졌고 이후 듀크는 엡스타인과 우정을 맺었다..

    그가 엡스타인의 집과 그의 섬을 여러 번 방문하는 것을 본 것은 바로 그 관계였습니다..

    Andrew의 변호사는 다음 달에 뉴욕 지방 법원에 신청서를 제출할 예정입니다., 해고를 구하다. 법원은 "분명히 부인한다.’ Ms Giuffre를 성적으로 학대하거나 폭행하는 행위.

    그의 변호사 Andrew Brettler는 법정 문서에서 '세계에서 가장 잘 알려진 왕실의 일원을 심각한 비행으로 고발한 것이 Giuffre가 온라인과 전통적인 언론에서 미디어 열풍을 일으키도록 도왔습니다..

    '안타깝다., 하지만 부인할 수 없는, 선정주의와 풍자가 진실을 압도했다는.

    '주프레는 앤드류 왕자에 대한 이 근거 없는 소송을 시작하여 그의 비용으로 또 다른 급여일을 달성하고 그와 가장 가까운 사람들을 희생시키고 있습니다. 엡스타인의 Giuffre 학대는 앤드류 왕자에 대한 공개 캠페인을 정당화하지 않습니다..

    수십 년 동안 앤드류 왕자를 알고 지낸 사람들은 그가 자신의 촌스러운 희생자라고 말합니다., 자격 있는 오만과 그의 가장 큰 실수 – 그리고 다른 많은 유명 인사들도 범한 것입니다., 특히 도널드 트럼프와 빌 클린턴 전 미국 대통령, 엡스타인 같은 사람과 전혀 어울리지 않게 하기 위해서였다..

    '앤드류는 지금 추운 날씨에 밖에 있고 거기에 머물 가능성이 높습니다., 어떤 일이’ 수년 동안 공작을 여러 번 만난 사람이 말했습니다.. '그는 무관심한 태도로 스스로를 돕지 않는다., 사람들이 그를 원망하게 만드는.

    '앞으로 그를 많이 볼 것 같지는 않다., 뉴욕의 민사 사건에서 무슨 일이 일어나든, 왜냐하면 그는 이 낙인을 떨쳐내는 것이 불가능하다는 것을 알게 될 것이기 때문입니다..

    '그는 Windsor Great Park에서 말을 타고 뒤에서 여왕을 돕는 다소 외로운 인물로 자신의 날을 볼 가능성이 높습니다., 그러나 그가 다시 공개적인 활동을 하는 것을 볼 가능성은 거의 없어 보입니다.’

    Heat turns up on Prince Andrew: His big problem is this picture can now be captioned ‘The sex trafficker, the ‘sex slaveand the Duketaken by a predatory paedophile.And he’s facing his own legal battle at a hearing in New York, writes RICHARD KAY

    Although his name was barely mentioned, 앤드류 왕자‘s presence hovered uneasily over every moment of 기 슬레인 맥스웰‘s trial.

    Twice it came up, and on each occasion it offered a tantalising glimpse of both his folly and breathtaking lack of judgment.

    He was named by a pilot as one of the passengers flown on sex offender 제프리 엡스타인‘s private jet, the so-called ‘Lolita Express’, with all its unsavoury undercurrents.

    And ‘Jane’, one of the anonymous girls who claimed she was groomed by Maxwell to be abused by Epstein, said she had been on the plane with the Prince.

    For his part, Andrew has admitted he flew on the plane but insists he never saw anything untoward.

    As disturbing as the courtroom disclosures undoubtedly were, it was the emergence of a photograph of Maxwell cuddling up to Epstein on a bench at the Queen’s picnic cabin at Balmoral — issued by the prosecution — that electrified proceedings.

    Since only the closest of friends are invited to the royalsScottish estate, the fact that Andrew welcomed the pair into this most private of inner sanctums seemed to prove beyond doubt just how intimate they all were.

    버지니아 로버츠의 악명 높은 사진, 앤드류 왕자와 기슬레인 맥스웰은 벨그라비아에 있는 맥스웰의 집으로 데려갔다.

    버지니아 로버츠의 악명 높은 사진, 앤드류 왕자와 기슬레인 맥스웰은 벨그라비아에 있는 맥스웰의 집으로 데려갔다.

    Prince Andrew leaves sex offender Jeffrey Epsteins home and go for a stroll together through New York's Central Park. 촬영 2011

    Prince Andrew leaves sex offender Jeffrey Epsteins home and go for a stroll together through New York’s Central Park. 촬영 2011

    물론이야, it is not the only photo haunting the 61-year-old Prince.

    There is another picture of similar vintage to the Balmoral one, but in this one it is Andrew who is centre stage.

    It shows the then 41-year-old Duke of York with his arm snaking around the bare midriff of teenager Virginia Roberts while his friend Maxwell smiles alongside them.

    According to her lawyers, the gamine Miss Roberts was the prize offered up by Epstein to Andrew the night the photograph was taken.

    For the Prince, who strenuously denies that claim and her allegations that they had sex — which she says they did on three separate occasions — the snapshot has, 수년간, been a millstone.

    He says he cannot recall the photograph, nor ever meeting the then 17-year-old. During his disastrous Newsnight interview in 2019, he told Emily Maitlis: ‘I have absolutely no memory of that photograph ever being taken.

    Yet today the photo takes on an even more troubling new meaning. Consider how it might now be captioned.

    From right to left, ‘the sex trafficker, the ‘sex slaveand the Duke’. And the figure behind the camera? The predatory paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

    It was the emergence of a photograph of Maxwell cuddling up to Epstein on a bench at the Queen's picnic cabin at Balmoral — issued by the prosecution — that electrified proceedings

    It was the emergence of a photograph of Maxwell cuddling up to Epstein on a bench at the Queen’s picnic cabin at Balmoral — issued by the prosecution — that electrified proceedings

    Kevin Maxwell, Christine Maxwell, Isabel Maxwell, and Ian Maxwell, the brothers and sisters of Ghislaine Maxwell, arrive at US Federal District court house

    Kevin Maxwell, Christine Maxwell, Isabel Maxwell, and Ian Maxwell, the brothers and sisters of Ghislaine Maxwell, arrive at US Federal District court house

    In an instant everything and nothing has changed for Andrew. His hopes of salvation and evading the legal action mounted by Miss Roberts — who has filed a civil case in New York claiming he abused her — rests on a hearing to be held next Tuesday.

    She has accused Andrew of ‘rape in the first degree’, that he forced her to have sex with him three times in 2001: at Maxwell’s London home (scene of the midriff photo); in New York at Epstein’s Manhattan mansion; and on the late financier’s Caribbean island.

    But with the resolution of the Maxwell case, prosecutors may well feel emboldened to go after others — not only those, like Maxwell, who supplied girls for Epstein’s gratification, but also the alleged beneficiaries; the men (and they were mainly men) with whom he shared his pleasures.

    They may want to prove no one is above the law. A request from the FBI to interview the Duke as a witness has been gathering dust.

    Little wonder, 그때, that the highly expensive team of lawyers Andrew has assembled in London and the U.S. has been monitoring the Maxwell case closely.

    Dozens of references were made to Virginia Roberts — placing her at Epstein’s properties, on his aircraft and her close contact with Ghislaine.

    Flight logs produced by the prosecution put Miss Roberts in London on the March 2001 weekend she says she had sex with Andrew for the first time in Maxwell’s Belgravia mews home. Something the Duke has insisted ‘didn’t happen’.

    Lawyer David Boies (엘) and Brad Edwards (아르 자형) speak to the press along with alleged victim Annie Farmer after a bail hearing in US financier Jeffrey Epstein's sex trafficking case

    Lawyer David Boies (엘) and Brad Edwards (아르 자형) speak to the press along with alleged victim Annie Farmer after a bail hearing in US financier Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking case

    The repeated references to the Duke’s accuser placed her at the centre of Epstein’s ‘pyramidof sexual abuse.

    They appeared to corroborate her account that she was an underage victim of the paedophile, recruited by Maxwell and flown all over the world.

    Photos found after a 2019 FBI raid on Epstein’s New York mansion and shown to the jury included a topless image of Miss Roberts.

    But Roberts was not called as a prosecution witness. 언제, days before the case began, it was announced that Miss Roberts, who now uses her married name Giuffre, would not be taking the stand, no official reason was given.

    But in London ‘Team Andrewwelcomed the news, with a source telling us: ‘As the most high-profile and vocal accuser . . . one might have expected Ms Giuffre (로버츠) to be the star witness.

    '하나, the fact she is not to be called can only lead one to conclude that her increasingly inconsistent accounts make her a less than credible witness.

    For months, Andrew’s lawyers have accused Miss Roberts of being unable to get her story straight.

    In recent salvos, the Duke’s legal team pushed for her lawsuit to be thrown out, branding her claims ‘ambiguous at best and unintelligible at worst’.

    And just this week they filed a five-page motion saying the New York court does not have jurisdiction over Miss Roberts’s claims because she is pretending to be a U.S. resident while actually living in Perth, 호주, with her husband and children.

    Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell sits as the guilty verdict in her sex abuse trial is read in a courtroom sketch in New York City

    Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell sits as the guilty verdict in her sex abuse trial is read in a courtroom sketch in New York City

    For Andrew, brought up in a family where planning and judgment are benchmarks of success, his mix of arrogance and foolishness has been a catastrophe.

    Ever since that BBC interview he has been a pariah, stripped of his purpose as a working royal. Removed from charities and honorary military posts, he has been sequestered largely at Royal Lodge, his home in Windsor.

    Forced to avoid public discourse, only once have we heard from him, and that was following Prince Philip’s death, when he paid tribute to his father.

    When he has emerged, to ride in Windsor Great Park or behind the wheel of a Range Rover, he has looked careworn, paunchy and middle-aged.

    At times it has been hard to reconcile this Prince with the ‘Randy Andyfigure who emerged from the ruins of his ten-year marriage — although it had actually ended years earlier — and embarked on a series of affairs that were, inexorably, to lead him into the path of Maxwell and, 궁극적으로, 엡스타인.

    The late 1990s were a golden time for the footloose and fancy-free Andrew. After Fergie, he had dated a string of professional, mainly middle-class women, younger than him certainly, but by no means as young as Virginia Roberts.

    This photo of Jeffrey Epstein in front of one of his private planes was submitted into evidence during the trial of his alleged madam Ghislaine Maxwell

    This photo of Jeffrey Epstein in front of one of his private planes was submitted into evidence during the trial of his alleged madam Ghislaine Maxwell

    Frequently in New York, he ran into an old friend whom he had first met when she was an undergraduate at Oxford University.

    글래머러스, chic and with an enviably packed contacts book, Ghislaine Maxwell had one other thing in common with the Queen’s second son: an aversion to media scrutiny.

    그, anxious to avoid being pictured with any new love interests; 여자, building a new life after fleeing to New York at the start of the decade after the body of her fraudster father was recovered from waters off the Canaries.

    그때까지, 물론이야, Maxwell had found security in the form of Epstein, a new sugar daddy.

    검사에 따르면, she began to transition from girlfriend to managing the billionaire’s domestic and office staff from the mid-1990s onward.

    She also brought her transatlantic address book into play, widening Epstein’s social circle and introducing the wide-eyed Andrew.

    A sleazy haul of never-before-seen photos unearthed in an FBI raid and introduced as evidence showed Ghislaine Maxwell giving Jeffrey Epstein foot rubs on his private jet dubbed Lolita Express

    A sleazy haul of never-before-seen photos unearthed in an FBI raid and introduced as evidence showed Ghislaine Maxwell giving Jeffrey Epstein foot rubs on his private jet dubbed Lolita Express

    Many say that Andrew was out of his depth, not just financially but also socially, in the glitzy world Ghislaine Maxwell inhabited.

    Pictured at a February 2000 party at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago country club in Florida, to which he had been brought by Maxwell and Epstein, the Duke looks like a rabbit caught in the headlights.

    Not only did Andrew meet the future president and Melania, Trump’s future third wife, he also chatted to sex-aid entrepreneur Christine Drangsholt, who began promoting her business with pictures of herself and the Duke.

    Alarm bells were beginning to ring at Buckingham Palace. Was the Prince, courtiers asked, having a mid-life crisis? Or were these the opening moves in a Cold War-style honey trap which would bind Andrew so tightly to Maxwell and Epstein he has never been able publicly to disavow them?

    그 동안에, the fun continued. Not long after Florida, Maxwell was introducing her royal friend to other characters from her demi-monde life at a New York club, where patrons were dressed as hookers and bondage freaks.

    Fellow guests included lingerie model Heidi Klum, sporting a black PVC dress, viciously spiked dog collar and wrist restraints.

    기슬레인, dressed in gold trousers and a blonde wig, 설명: ‘I’m a hooker tonight. We are going on to another party with a pimps and prostitutes theme.

    In a few short months Andrew had embarked on a lifestyle in which he appeared to be rediscovering his youth in the playgrounds of the Eurotrash.

    It didn’t matter to him: he was apparently hooked by the wealth and reach of these new friends and the doors they could open.

    The relationship between Andrew, Epstein and Maxwell, 그 동안에, intensified. After all their hospitality, he shared some of his with them.

    They were his guests at Royal Ascot and, infamously, at the Queen’s ‘Dance of the Decadesparty at Windsor Castle, a gala to mark the Queen Mother’s 100th birthday, Princess Margaret’s 70th, Princess Anne’s 50th and Andrew’s 40th.

    Later that year, the Prince threw open Sandringham for his friends, with a shooting party to mark Ghislaine’s 39th birthday. And don’t forget that Balmoral visit.

    지금까지, Maxwell was also introducing him to attractive women and encouraging his relationships with, 다른 것들 중에서, PR Emma Gibbs and South African model Heather Mann.

    과연, Maxwell, Epstein and Andrew appeared to have evolved a curious symbiotic relationship. Whenever Ghislaine was seen with Andrew, Epstein was never very far behind.

    Both of them were there when Andrew was photographed on a yacht in Thailand in 2001, surrounded by sunbathing topless young women.

    In his only public comment about this three-way relationship, Andrew told the BBC: ‘Remember that it was his girlfriend [Maxwell] that was the key element in this. 그는 . . . plus one.

    지금, with his own case only days away, his focus is to reassure the Queen and the rest of the Royal Family that the vast investment of his mother’s money on his defence has been well spent.

    Family members have been left in the dark about the Prince’s strategy, but understandably Andrew wants to protect the monarch from any damaging fallout from the Maxwell case.

    In one regard he was right: he had promised the trial would throw up no new brutal shocks.

    He may, 하나, reflect that, while friendship and loyalty are compelling allies, they are sometimes made at the expense of common sense. But will he?

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