Ghislaine Maxwell claims photo of Prince Andrew and his accuser is ‘a fake’

Key Factors
  • Maxwell is in jail after her conviction and sentence for serving to late financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse women.
  • In an interview with a UK broadcaster, she claimed a photograph of Prince Andrew and his sexual abuse accuser is faux.
  • The prince has not been criminally charged and has continued to disclaim the accusations.
This text incorporates references to sexual assault, youngster abuse.
Disgraced former socialite Ghislaine Maxwell has claimed in a jailhouse interview with a UK broadcaster {that a} decades-old {photograph} of Prince Andrew together with his sexual abuse accuser Virginia Giuffre is “faux”.
Maxwell, a buddy to British royalty, is imprisoned in a Florida penitentiary after her conviction and

Ms Giuffre has claimed she was trafficked by the pair to, amongst others, Prince Andrew, King Charles III’s youthful brother.

The 39-year-old sued the discredited royal in a United States court docket, claiming they’d intercourse in London when she was 17 and a minor below US regulation.
He , sparing him the general public humiliation of a trial.
The prince, 62, has not been criminally charged and has continued to disclaim the accusations.
However he stepped again from royal duties and was stripped of his army titles following a public outcry over the reported settlement.

{A photograph} of Prince Andrew together with his arm round Ms Giuffre’s waist and Maxwell standing subsequent to them – stated to have been taken in London in 2001 – is seen as essential to the declare towards the prince.

However in her US federal jail interview with TalkTV, set to air within the UK on Monday night, Maxwell, who has identified him for many years, is adamant the picture shouldn’t be real.
“It is a faux. I do not imagine it is actual for a second, in reality I am certain it is not,” she states.
“There’s by no means been an authentic and additional there is no such thing as a {photograph}. I’ve solely ever seen a photocopy of it.”
The late Queen Elizabeth II’s youngest son has insisted he by no means met Ms Giuffre, and in a 2019 BBC interview additionally appeared to query the picture’s authenticity.
“I do not imagine that {photograph} was taken in the best way that has been steered,” he instructed the broadcaster on the time.

“It is a {photograph} of {a photograph} of {a photograph}… No one can show whether or not or not that {photograph} has been doctored.”

In a Discuss TV interview with disgraced British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, from jail within the US, she stated the well-known picture exhibiting the Duke of York subsequent to Virginia Giuffre is faux. Credit score: Discuss TV/PA/Alamy

The feedback by Maxwell, who’s interesting her US conviction, come as British newspapers stated on Sunday that Prince Andrew would bid to overturn the expensive settlement he agreed to with Ms Giuffre virtually a yr in the past.

It follows her dropping a separate abuse declare towards superstar lawyer Alan Dershowitz.
The Solar reported Prince Andrew was consulting US legal professionals Andrew Brettler and Blair Berk and hopes to drive a retraction and even an apology, which it added might pave the best way for a royal rehabilitation.
“I can inform you with confidence that the Prince Andrew workforce is now contemplating authorized choices”, a “well-placed supply” instructed the tabloid.
A consultant for Prince Andrew couldn’t instantly be reached for remark.
Underneath a reported gagging clause within the settlement, Ms Giuffre has been unable to speak publicly concerning the declare, however that’s stated to be resulting from finish subsequent month.
A spokesperson for US attorneys David Boies and Sigrid McCawley, who characterize Ms Giuffre, indicated that neither Virginia or her attorneys have been commenting at the moment.
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