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. 她面对 65 入狱多年
  • 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
  • 吉斯兰·麦克斯韦(Ghislaine Maxwell)‘s conviction for child sex trafficking in the US ‘doesn’t bode well’ 对于 安德鲁王子 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 弗吉尼亚·罗伯茨 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 杰弗里·爱泼斯坦‘s homes for him to sexually abuse between 1994 和 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.

    在一月 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. 他说: ‘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, 说过: '他 [安德鲁] 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, which he strenuously denies. Piling the pressure on Andrew in the minutes after the Maxwell verdicts came in, 她发了推文: ‘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.’ 她补充说: ‘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’ 不管对他不利的案件发生了什么, 因为他与亿万富翁恋童癖爱泼斯坦和现已被定罪的性贩子麦克斯韦的友谊.

    陪审团确认麦克斯韦是已故爱泼斯坦自愿的同谋,这将使安德鲁对他的哥哥大发雷霆 查尔斯王子, 谁已经将他视为皇室的累赘, with a return to any royal duties now highly unlikely.

    “他是一个失败的同花顺,’ one seasoned royal expert told MailOnline, 加: “不幸的是,安德鲁, 它不再是证据和证明, 或者如果弗吉尼亚·朱弗尔发生什么事怎么办 – 一切都与公众认知有关.

    “安德鲁对这整个事件的处理, 再加上他的车祸 Newsnight 采访 Emily Maitlis, 使他成为皇室其他人的毒品牌. Only the Queen, 谁一直认为他是她的最爱, 保持忠诚, 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

    The infamous photo of Virginia Roberts, Prince Andrew and Ghislaine Maxwell was taken at Maxwell's home in Belgravia. Legal experts believe Maxwell's conviction 'doesn't bode well' for the Duke of York

    The infamous photo of Virginia Roberts, Prince Andrew and Ghislaine Maxwell was taken at Maxwell’s home in Belgravia. 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. Taken in 2011

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

    弗吉尼亚·朱福(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

    弗吉尼亚·朱福(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

    她补充说: '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'

    她补充说: ‘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 杰弗里·爱泼斯坦‘s victims says 安德鲁王子 should be ‘quaking in his boots’ 过度 吉斯兰·麦克斯韦(Ghislaine Maxwell)‘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

    英国广播公司将艾伦·德肖维茨称为“律师”,但没有说他代表杰弗里·爱泼斯坦,并且还被弗吉尼亚·朱弗尔指控

    英国广播公司将艾伦·德肖维茨称为“律师”’ 不用说他代表杰弗里·爱泼斯坦,也被弗吉尼亚·朱弗尔指控

    The New York sex abuse case against 安德鲁王子 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.

    但批评人士指出,德肖维茨先生还被罗伯茨女士指控性虐待, 说这玷污了他对这个案子的看法,并抨击 BBC 在没有给出任何背景的情况下就这个话题采访了他.

    王室专家表示“没有退路”’ 为了安德鲁的名誉,现在无论针对他的案件的结果如何,麦克斯韦的判决都在.

    安德鲁王子和艾伦·德肖维茨都否认所有针对他们的指控.

    德肖维茨先生, 83, 他曾是杰弗里·爱泼斯坦的律师, 告诉英国广播公司,他认为针对安德鲁的案件“被大大削弱了”’ 在麦克斯韦试验之后.

    “我认为对英国观众来说最重要的是,政府在使用谁作为证人方面非常谨慎,’ 他说.

    “它没有将指控安德鲁王子的女人作为证人, 谁指责我, 谁指责了许多其他人, 因为政府不相信她说的是真话.

    “事实上,她, 弗吉尼亚·朱福(Virginia Giuffre), 在审判中被提及为将年轻人带到爱泼斯坦虐待他的人.

    “所以这个案子根本不会以任何方式加强针对安德鲁王子的案子.

    “事实上,这大大削弱了针对安德鲁王子的案子,因为政府在使用谁时非常挑剔.

    ‘It used only witnesses it believed were credible and they deliberately did not use the main witness, the woman who started the whole investigation, Virginia Giuffre because ultimately it did not believe that she was telling the truth.

    ‘They didn’t believe that a jury would believe her and they were right in doing so, so it was very smart on behalf of the government.

    事实上,德肖维茨先生被 BBC 新闻频道介绍为“宪法律师”, 没有提及他参与此案, 昨晚遭到谴责. 他对 Giuffre 女士的说法没有受到采访者的质疑.

    亚当·瓦格纳, 人权大律师, 说这次采访代表了“BBC的巨大错误”.

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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,’ 她说.

    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. 我的意思是, 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% 受害人’ 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 几年前, 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 years behind bars after jurors declared her a child sex predator.

    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.

    弗吉尼亚·罗伯茨’ 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, 据她的律师说. The jury took just over 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. 凯文, 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, 杰弗里·爱泼斯坦. The road to justice has been far too long. 但, 今天, justice has been done.

    安妮·法默, who was lured into a terrifying sex trap by Maxwell when she was 16, sobbed with joy, 宣告: ‘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, 添加: ‘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 (剩下) said the conviction of Epstein’s madame for sex trafficking brought Prince Andrew (对) 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 (剩下) said the conviction of Epstein’s madame for sex trafficking brought Prince Andrew (对) 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 (剩下) said the conviction of Epstein’s madame for sex trafficking meant Prince Andrew (对) should be shaking in his boots

    安德鲁王子强烈否认朱弗尔女士的 (图为 8 月在纽约的法庭 27, 2019) 指控在她声称在伦敦的房子里被贩卖给他之后,他作为 17 岁的性奴隶与她睡觉

    安德鲁王子强烈否认朱弗尔女士的 (图为 8 月在纽约的法庭 27, 2019) 指控在她声称在伦敦的房子里被贩卖给他之后,他作为 17 岁的性奴隶与她睡觉

    The sixth count - sex trafficking of an individual under the age of 18- carries a maximum sentence of 40 入狱多年

    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. 她的儿子, 安德鲁王子, 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. 她的儿子, 安德鲁王子, is one of the men who was said to have flown on Epstein’s plane

    麦克斯韦, 60, was found guilty of five of six counts of sex trafficking minors for Epstein and now faces a maximum sentence of 65 入狱多年. Epstein and Maxwell in a vacation picture in Europe

    麦克斯韦, 60, was found guilty of five of six counts of sex trafficking minors for Epstein and now faces a maximum sentence of 65 入狱多年. Epstein and Maxwell in a vacation picture in Europe

    Carolyn, 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

    Carolyn, 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 杰弗里·爱泼斯坦’s victims says 安德鲁王子 should be ‘quaking in his boots’ over 吉斯兰·麦克斯韦(Ghislaine Maxwell)’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.

    麦克斯韦, 60, was found guilty of five of six counts of sex trafficking minors for Epstein and now faces a maximum sentence of 65 入狱多年.

    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,' 她说.

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    Lawyers for victims vowed to pursue other individuals. 大卫·博伊斯, who acts for Mrs Giuffre and Miss Farmer, 说过: ‘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, 添加: ‘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.

    在他完成建造他们的房子之前就跑了, 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, 年轻, pretty’ 女孩.

    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, 吉斯兰·麦克斯韦(Ghislaine Maxwell) has one option to significantly reduce the time she will be ordered to serve — flip on the big names who have been linked to 杰弗里·爱泼斯坦.

    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 比尔·克林顿唐纳德·特朗普, 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, 伍迪·艾伦, 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.

    麦克斯韦, 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 安德鲁王子 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.

    但批评人士指出,德肖维茨先生还被罗伯茨女士指控性虐待, 说这玷污了他对这个案子的看法,并抨击 BBC 在没有给出任何背景的情况下就这个话题采访了他.

    王室专家表示“没有退路”’ 为了安德鲁的名誉,现在无论针对他的案件的结果如何,麦克斯韦的判决都在.

    安德鲁王子和艾伦·德肖维茨都否认所有针对他们的指控.

    德肖维茨先生, 83, 他曾是杰弗里·爱泼斯坦的律师, 告诉英国广播公司,他认为针对安德鲁的案件“被大大削弱了”’ 在麦克斯韦试验之后.

    “我认为对英国观众来说最重要的是,政府在使用谁作为证人方面非常谨慎,’ 他说.

    “它没有将指控安德鲁王子的女人作为证人, 谁指责我, 谁指责了许多其他人, 因为政府不相信她说的是真话.

    “事实上,她, 弗吉尼亚·朱福(Virginia Giuffre), 在审判中被提及为将年轻人带到爱泼斯坦虐待他的人.

    “所以这个案子根本不会以任何方式加强针对安德鲁王子的案子.

    “事实上,这大大削弱了针对安德鲁王子的案子,因为政府在使用谁时非常挑剔.

    ‘It used only witnesses it believed were credible and they deliberately did not use the main witness, the woman who started the whole investigation, Virginia Giuffre because ultimately it did not believe that she was telling the truth.

    ‘They didn’t believe that a jury would believe her and they were right in doing so, so it was very smart on behalf of the government.

    事实上,德肖维茨先生被 BBC 新闻频道介绍为“宪法律师”, 没有提及他参与此案, 昨晚遭到谴责. 他对 Giuffre 女士的说法没有受到采访者的质疑.

    亚当·瓦格纳, 人权大律师, 说这次采访代表了“BBC的巨大错误”.

    约克公爵的律师将试图让原告提起民事诉讼 弗吉尼亚·罗伯茨 Giuffre 下个月初被开庭.

    但昨晚的结果会让这变得更加困难.

    皇室观察家认为,即使安德鲁在那个阶段获胜——或者预计在秋季进行全面审判——仍然不足以消除他的名字对他与爱泼斯坦的友谊的耻辱.

    麦克斯韦案的耸人听闻的判决将无助于增强对安德鲁阵营的信心,因为朱弗尔女士的诉讼被驳回.

    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,’ 她告诉法庭.

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

    安妮·法默 (图为一个年轻女孩) says she was introduced to Epstein and Maxwell when she was 16

    安妮·法默 (图为一个年轻女孩) 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

    一种 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, 大卫·博伊斯, 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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    “他是一个失败的同花顺,’ 一位经验丰富的皇室专家告诉《每日邮报》. “不幸的是,安德鲁, 它不再是证据和证明, 或者如果弗吉尼亚·朱弗尔发生什么事怎么办 — 一切都与公众认知有关.

    “安德鲁对这整个事件的处理, 再加上他的车祸 Newsnight 采访 Emily Maitlis, 使他成为皇室其他人的毒品牌.

    ‘只有女王, 谁一直认为他是她的最爱, 保持忠诚, 而其他皇室成员则热衷于与他保持距离。’

    正式, 安德鲁的立场是他已经“退后一步”’ 在法庭案件解决期间免于王室职责, 但很难想象他如何能像以前一样再次在公共生活中占据一席之地.

    昨晚丽莎布鲁姆, 在几个案件中代表杰弗里·爱泼斯坦的许多受害者的律师, 说任何与恋童癖金融家有关的人都应该“关注”.

    “我认为任何与杰弗里爱泼斯坦有关的人, 谁参与了性虐待, 或通过送女孩给他来帮助他, 贩运, 等等, 今天应该很关心这个判决。’

    她补充说: '案子 [反对安德鲁王子] 已提交, 在代表他多次尝试回避服务后,它已被送达. Eventually the courts said ‘you’ve been served, move forward’.

    `现在他正试图以一些技术理由将案件排除在外, 他说弗吉尼亚不是美国居民, 她真的是澳大利亚居民, 因此此案不应在此审理.

    “他似乎正在尽其所能避免案件根据案情作出裁决, 希望以技术为由把它扔掉, 所以我们会看看法官是怎么做的。’

    说这个案子有可能被驳回,但弗吉尼亚说她在科罗拉多州拥有美国居住权.

    “她有杰出的律师.

    “我支持她,我希望案件能根据案情作出裁决, 让她与安德鲁王子发生争执, 他是否对她进行性侵犯最终可以由陪审团一劳永逸地决定。’

    该案很可能会在整个早期的新闻标题中占据主导地位 2022.

    此刻, 预计公爵不会在即将于 6 月举行的马岛战争 40 周年纪念活动中扮演任何高调的角色, 尽管他在服役期间担任皇家海军海王直升机飞行员的现役角色 1982 冲突.

    安德鲁王子第一次见到 Ghislaine Maxwell 是在她上大学的时候,两人几乎认识了 20 据称她将他介绍给爱泼斯坦的几年

    安德鲁王子第一次见到 Ghislaine Maxwell 是在她上大学的时候,两人几乎认识了 20 据称她将他介绍给爱泼斯坦的几年

    吉斯兰·麦克斯韦(Ghislaine Maxwell) (对) 和美国金融家 (剩下) 据信当时正在约会,公爵随后与爱泼斯坦建立了友谊

    吉斯兰·麦克斯韦(Ghislaine Maxwell) (对) 和美国金融家 (剩下) 据信当时正在约会,公爵随后与爱泼斯坦建立了友谊

    作为老手, 安德鲁王子完全有权参加任何庆祝夺回斯坦利港的活动, 但据了解,官方并未发出邀请.

    安德鲁王子在审判中被检方频繁提及, 作为爱泼斯坦和麦克斯韦的朋友, 参观过这位亿万富翁在曼哈顿的联排别墅和他的私人岛屿小圣詹姆斯——并且至少四次乘坐臭名昭著的“洛丽塔快车”, 爱泼斯坦的私人飞机.

    在伦敦麦克斯韦女士的马厩房子里,几乎没有提到王子的照片,他的手臂搂着 17 岁的弗吉尼亚·罗伯茨 (Virginia Roberts) 的腰部, 他声称不记得的场合.

    安德鲁王子强烈否认 Giuffre 女士的指控,即在她声称在伦敦的房子里被拐卖给他后,他作为 17 岁的性奴隶与她睡觉. 甚至有报道称,“接近安德鲁的消息来源’ 暗示这张照片可能是伪造的.

    那说, 他的团队一定松了一口气,因为在 Maxwell 审判期间,Giuffre 女士从未被传唤到庭上作证。, 尽管“可以这样做”.

    在周六的听证会上, 检察官嘲笑麦克斯韦的辩护律师说他们本可以邀请罗伯茨小姐出庭,但他们选择不. 安德鲁·罗尔巴赫 说: “最明显的证人是双方都可以得到的,我们希望辩方评论的人是弗吉尼亚·罗伯茨, 她被描述为受害者但没有作证,她完全可以与被告联系. 他们没有给她打电话。’

    一位接近杜克的消息人士告诉《每日邮报》: “这是对 Ghislaine Maxwell 的审判,而不是对公爵的审判. 没有提出任何关于公爵的新内容——任何提及都只是扫一眼, 不是身体打击。’

    安德鲁王子第一次见到麦克斯韦是在她上大学的时候,两人已经认识了将近 20 据称她将他介绍给爱泼斯坦的几年.

    据信她和这位美国金融家当时正在约会,杜克随后与爱泼斯坦建立了友谊.

    据称正是这种关系让他多次访问爱泼斯坦的家和他的岛屿.

    安德鲁的律师将在下个月向纽约地方法院提出他们的动议, 寻求解雇. 法庭文件称他“明确否认’ 对 Giuffre 女士进行性虐待或性侵犯.

    His lawyer Andrew Brettler states in the court papers that ‘accusing a member of the world’s best known royal family of serious misconduct has helped Giuffre create a media frenzy online and in the traditional press.

    ‘It is unfortunate, but undeniable, that sensationalism and innuendo have prevailed over the truth.

    ‘Giuffre has initiating this baseless lawsuit against Prince Andrew to achieve another payday at his expense and a the expense of those closest to him Epstein’s abuse of Giuffre does not justify her public campaign against Prince Andrew’.

    几十年来认识安德鲁王子的人都说他是自己粗鲁的受害者, 被称为傲慢和他最大的错误——以及许多其他知名人士也犯的错误, 尤其是美国前总统唐纳德特朗普和比尔克林顿, 是让自己与爱泼斯坦这样的人交往.

    ‘Andrew is out in the cold now and likely to stay there, 无论发生什么’ said one who has met the Duke many times over the years. ‘He doesn’t help himself with his couldn’t-care-less attitude, which makes people resent him.

    ‘I don’t think we’re likely to see much of him in the future, whatever happens in the civil case in New York, because he’ll find it impossible to shake off this stigma.

    ‘He’s likely to see out his days as a rather lonely figure riding out in Windsor Great Park and possibly assisting the Queen behind the scenes, but it seems very unlikely we’ll see him doing public engagements again.

    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, RICHARD KAY写道

    Although his name was barely mentioned, 安德鲁王子‘s presence hovered uneasily over every moment of 吉斯兰·麦克斯韦(Ghislaine Maxwell)的审判.

    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 杰弗里·爱泼斯坦‘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.

    就他而言, 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.

    The infamous photo of Virginia Roberts, Prince Andrew and Ghislaine Maxwell was taken at Maxwell's home in Belgravia

    The infamous photo of Virginia Roberts, Prince Andrew and Ghislaine Maxwell was taken at Maxwell’s home in Belgravia

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

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

    当然, 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, 多年, 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.

    从右到左, ‘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, 然后, 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 (大号) and Brad Edwards ([R) 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 (大号) and Brad Edwards ([R) 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. 什么时候, 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 (罗伯茨) to be the star witness.

    '然而, 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, 澳大利亚, 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, 最终, 爱泼斯坦.

    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.

    魅力四射, 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.

    他, anxious to avoid being pictured with any new love interests; 她, 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.

    到时, 当然, Maxwell had found security in the form of Epstein, a new sugar daddy.

    据检察官说, 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?

    与此同时, 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.

    吉士兰, dressed in gold trousers and a blonde wig, 解释: ‘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, 与此同时, 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.

    目前为止, Maxwell was also introducing him to attractive women and encouraging his relationships with, 除其他外, PR Emma Gibbs and South African model Heather Mann.

    确实, 麦克斯韦, 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 [麦克斯韦] that was the key element in this. 他是 . . . plus one.

    现在, 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, 然而, 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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