Ghislaine Maxwell, the social media site jailed for helping disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse a girl, has said a photo of Prince Andrew with sex abuse accuser Virginia Giuffre is “fake”. , according to the Guard. Maxwell spoke about the 2001 photo in a video interview from the prison, where she is serving a 20-year sentence for aiding Epstein, who died in 2019, the news agency added. The 61-year-old was found guilty of sex trafficking and being a prostitute for Epstein, a friend of Prince Andrew.
“I didn’t believe it was real for even a second. It was a fake… never had the original and moreover there was no photograph. I’ve only seen a copy of it,” Maxwell said. Guard.
The interview was conducted in August and clips of it have been released by TalkTV, which will air it on Jeremy Kyle Live on Monday.
“I don’t believe it’s real for even a second.”
EXCLUSIVE: Ghislaine Maxwell claims photo of Virginia Giuffre and Prince Andrew is fake.
– Jeremy Kyle Live (@JeremyKyleLive) January 22, 2023
Giuffre sued Prince Andrew in US court, alleging that she was trafficked by Epstein and Maxwell for him. She also testified that they had sex in London when she was 17 and a minor under US law.
Prince Andrew has denied these allegations and continues to do so. He has not been charged with a crime, but has withdrawn from royal duties. Prince Andrew was also stripped of his military rank after being publicly criticized for his $16.3 million settlement.
He paid to settle a civil sexual assault case with Ms Giuffre.
The photo that was used as a key claim against Andrew shows him putting his arm around Giuffre’s waist and Maxwell standing next to them.
In an interview with BBC in 2019, Andrew questioned the authenticity of the photo, asserting that he had never met Giuffre. Andrew also stated that the photo could not have been taken in London because he was wearing travel clothes.
“It’s a picture of a picture of a photo… No one can prove whether the photo has been edited or not,” Andrew told the BBC at the time.
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