Ghislaine Maxwell claims Prince Andrew, Virginia Giuffre photo is ‘fake,’ has ‘no memory’ of the pair meeting

Convicted intercourse trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell alleged in her first jailhouse interview that the infamous {photograph} of Prince Andrew and Virginia Giuffre at her London house in 2000 is probably going a “pretend,” claiming she has “no reminiscence” of introducing the pair greater than twenty years in the past. 

The Oxford-educated Maxwell, who’s serving a 20-year sentence in a Florida federal jail for her position in a scheme to sexually exploit and abuse a number of minor ladies with Jeffrey Epstein over the course of a decade, was not too long ago interviewed by British broadcaster Jeremy Kyle from behind bars. 

The total interview is anticipated to air on Monday on TalkTV. In clips launched as teasers for the particular, Maxwell, with a cellphone to her ear at FTC Tallahassee, speaks of Epstein. 

“I really feel fully divorced from the individual that folks reference and discuss. And all the varied newspaper articles and TV reveals and podcasts,” Maxwell mentioned. 

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Photograph from 2001 that was included in court docket information reveals Prince Andrew along with his arm across the waist of 17-year-old Virginia Giuffre who says Jeffrey Epstein paid her to have intercourse with the prince. Andrew has denied the costs. Within the background is Epstein’s girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell.
(U.S. Second Circuit Courtroom of Appeals)

She additionally described the Duke of York as a “pricey good friend” who needs to be “uplifted” after Giuffre dropped a separate sexual abuse lawsuit in opposition to American lawyer Alan Dershowitz in November. 

Giuffre admitted in court docket paperwork that she “might have made a mistake” in claiming Dershowitz had abused her as a young person. 

“Her story frankly has modified a number of occasions. It is very laborious to know actually what’s true or not,” Maxwell mentioned, in line with The Telegraph, including that the true story “has but to unfold.” 

“I’ve no reminiscence of them assembly and I do not assume that image is actual,” Maxwell added of the {photograph}. “There is no such thing as a authentic of that photograph, [only] copies of it which have been produced, copies of copies. Elements of it, in line with some consultants, appears to be like prefer it has been photoshopped.” 

Prince Andrew, Duke of York, attends a commemoration service at Manchester Cathedral marking the 100th anniversary since the start of the Battle of the Somme on July 1, 2016, in Manchester, England.  

Prince Andrew, Duke of York, attends a commemoration service at Manchester Cathedral marking the a hundredth anniversary because the begin of the Battle of the Somme on July 1, 2016, in Manchester, England.  
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“I do not bear in mind her in my house. I do know that Virginia traveled with Jeffrey, and so it is totally doable. However the photograph would not seem like actual, and I do not recollect it being taken,” she added. 

“Properly, it’s a pretend,” Maxwell mentioned. “I don’t consider it’s actual for a second. The truth is, I’m certain it’s not.” 

“Properly, there’s by no means been an authentic,” she added. “And additional, there’s no {photograph}. I’ve solely ever seen a photocopy of it.”

Virginia Giuffre, an alleged victim of Jeffrey Epstein, center, pauses while speaking with members of the media outside of federal court in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. 

Virginia Giuffre, an alleged sufferer of Jeffrey Epstein, middle, pauses whereas talking with members of the media exterior of federal court docket in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. 
(Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg by way of Getty Photographs)

The Telegraph reported Sunday that Prince Andrew is weighing authorized choices to overturn the $12 million settlement he struck with Giuffre. Giuffre alleged that the Duke of York raped and abused her thrice in 2001 when she was 17. She filed a lawsuit in opposition to him in August 2020, and although Prince Andrew has denied the allegations, Buckingham Palace reportedly inspired him to settle to keep away from additional damaging headlines from overshadowing Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee. 

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The transfer to have Giuffre retract her allegations in opposition to Prince Andrew – and presumably drive an apology – might probably open the trail for the Duke of York to return to royal duties.