Prince Andrew’s sex prosecutor could testify about him at Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial, court documents have revealed.
The original photo of the Duke of York with his arm around Virginia Giuffre’s waist at Maxwell’s house in 2001 has been requested.
Ms. Giuffre’s attorney, Sigrid McCawley, revealed in court documents that Maxwell’s team wants access to original copies of several photos, reported The sun
It is thought that Ms. Giuffre, 37, who currently lives in Australia with her husband and three children, could testify in addition to victims Maria and Annie Farmer.
Mrs. McCawley said, “There is simply no reason why, if the farmers and Mrs. Giuffre eventually testify and these items prove to be relevant and admissible, then these items cannot be presented for inspection at the trial.”
It comes after new criminal charges against Maxwell put new pressure on Prince Andrew for falling within the time frame he met pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
Original photo of the Duke of York with his arm around Virginia Giuffre’s waist at Ghislaine Maxwell’s house in 2001 has been requested, court documents revealed
Prince Andrew leaves home in the grounds of Windsor Castle while US friend Ghislaine Maxwell is accused of more crimes
So far, British socialite Maxwell has been accused of grooming underage girls for, and then abusing them with, Epstein between 1994 and 1997 – before the Duke of York knew of the former Wall Street financier.
But a new indictment filed this week in New York, where Maxwell is on remand awaiting trial, adds allegations related to a victim who says she was abused between 2001 and 2004, when Andrew was in contact with Epstein. .
The charges do not relate to Andrew, who is not a party to criminal proceedings or the subject of any criminal investigation, but US authorities want to speak to him as a potential witness. The Duke said he first met Epstein in 1999 and saw him “ once or twice a year ” before ending the friendship in 2010.
Maxwell was charged with two new conspiracies of sex trafficking and sex trafficking of a minor
It is believed that Ms. Giuffre (pictured), 37, who currently lives in Australia with her husband and three children, can testify alongside the victims Maria and Annie Farmer.
According to a new charge, Maxwell paid the girl hundreds of dollars to give Jeffrey Epstein sexual massages and even sent her lingerie
Disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, who committed suicide in prison in 2019
Lawyers for Epstein’s victims want the Duke to end an 18-month deadlock and open up to the FBI about his friendship with the pedophile.
Lisa Bloom, who represents eight victims, said, “Because this now includes the period in which [Andrew] was so kind with Maxwell and Epstein, it is all the more imperative that he keep his promises and immediately talk to investigators about everything he knows. ‘
The Duke has been accused of sleeping with one of Epstein’s teenage “sex slaves,” Virginia Roberts, in 2001, allegations he has emphatically and consistently denied.
Andrew said earlier, ‘At no point during the limited time I spent with him [Epstein] have I seen, witnessed or suspected any conduct that subsequently led to his arrest and conviction? ‘
The new prosecutor, referred to a child victim-4, reportedly met Maxwell at Epstein’s Palm Beach home when she was about 14
The indictment also reveals that prosecutors plan to confiscate Maxwell’s assets if she is convicted – during a bailout filing, she revealed that she and husband Scott Borgerson are worth $ 22.5 million. The couple is pictured in 2013
In an interview with the BBC in November 2019, he said he would cooperate with the FBI’s investigation into Epstein, who committed suicide in prison in August. But the two sides have reached an impasse.
However, the Duke’s attorneys said reports of his refusal to cooperate were “inaccurate” and that he had offered to assist the United States Department of Justice “at least three times” last year. Maxwell, 59, is now facing seven charges involving four women instead of three, including two from sex trafficking.
The new indictment alleges that from 2001 to 2004, Maxwell trafficked a girl she first met when she was 14 and nursed her for abuse. She is said to have had ‘multiple’ occasions with the girl, even though she knew she was a minor.
Maxwell has denied the earlier allegations, but has yet to respond to the additional charges. Her brother Ian Maxwell said the new indictment “does not strengthen the government’s case.”
Prince Andrew’s friendship with pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and his girlfriend Ghislaine
1999 – Andrew first meets Epstein, reportedly introduced by his friendship with Ghislaine Maxwell, the daughter of newspaper magnate Robert Maxwell.
Andrew welcomes Epstein to the Queen’s Scottish private retreat in Aberdeenshire. Andrew later says he doesn’t see Epstein ‘often’, adding ‘probably no more than once or twice a year’.
2000 – Andrew and Mrs. Maxwell have been seen vacationing with Epstein at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida.
Epstein and Mrs. Maxwell attend a party at Windsor Castle hosted by the Queen to mark Andrew’s 40th birthday, the Princess Royal’s 50th birthday, the Queen Mother’s 100th and Princess Margaret’s 70th.
2001 – Virginia Roberts claims to have had sex with Andrew three times, including one orgy, where the first meeting was said to take place at Mrs. Maxwell’s mansion in London. Ms. Roberts claims to have had sex with Andrew twice more, at Epstein’s home in New York and during an ‘orgy’ on his private island in the Caribbean.
2008 – Epstein admits to prostituting minors and is sentenced to 18 months in prison.
2010 – Epstein is released from prison. Andrew is photographed with the disgraced Epstein in New York’s Central Park.
Released years later, reportedly taken on December 6, 2010, the footage shows him in Epstein’s Manhattan mansion, looking out through a large door.
2011 – The Duke quits his role as British trade envoy after the fallout from the Central Park photos.
2015 – Buckingham Palace denies that Andrew committed any inappropriateness after being mentioned in US court documents related to Epstein. A woman, later referred to in reports as Ms. Roberts, claims in papers filed in Florida that she was forced to have sex with Andrew when she was 17, which is a minor in the state.
In April, the claims against Andrew are dropped from the US Civil Court documents following a federal judge’s ruling.
2019 – Epstein is found dead in his prison cell on August 10, after committing suicide after being charged with sex trafficking.
2020 – Ghislaine Maxwell is found in New Hampshire and arrested
Maxwell was charged with seducing minors, sex trafficking in children and perjury on July 14, 2020
2021 – Ghislaine Maxwell was hit with two new charges for her alleged role in the abuse of underage girls by pedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein.
The charges extend the period of the criminal charges against Maxwell to between 1994 and “at least” 2004. Previously, that was until 1997.