Prince Andrew is dealing with extra scrutiny of his longstanding friendship with Ghislaine Maxwell following her conviction in New York for intercourse trafficking on behalf of Jeffrey Epstein.
The Prince had a friendship with the couple going again greater than 20 years. He invited Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein to Windsor Fort and Sandringham in 2000. They had been friends of the Prince at Royal Ascot and hung out on the Queen’s Balmoral property in Scotland.
Jeffrey Epstein, a convicted intercourse offender, was discovered useless in his jail cell in New York in 2019 whereas himself dealing with intercourse trafficking costs.
Prince Andrew is dealing with a civil authorized go well with by Virginia Giuffre, previously Virginia Roberts, who claims she was a sufferer of intercourse trafficking by Epstein and that the Prince had intercourse together with her with out her consent when she was 17.
The Prince has all the time strenuously denied the allegations and categorically denies understanding of any improper actions by Epstein or anybody else. His attorneys say the allegations in opposition to him by Virginia Giuffre are baseless and motivated by her need for a “payday at his expense”.
Aleem Maqbool presents BBC Information at Ten reporting by royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell.
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