Ghislaine Maxwell claims that Prince Andrew photo with Virginia Giuffre is 'fake'
CNN —Convicted child sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell has said a decades-old photograph of Prince Andrew with his sexual abuse accuser Virginia Giuffre is “fake,” in a series of interviews from prison.
I don’t believe it happened and certainly, the way it’s described would have been impossible.
I don’t have any memory of going to Tramp [nightclub],” Maxwell said.
A photograph appearing to show Prince Andrew with Jeffrey Epstein's accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre and, in the background, Ghislaine Maxwell.
Andrew later settled out of court for an undisclosed figure without admitting any wrongdoing and the case was dismissed.
He stepped back from royal duties in late 2019 and was stripped of his military titles and royal patronages last year.
Jeffrey Epstein, pictured here with former girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell in 2005, was indicted on federal sex trafficking charges in July 2019 but died by suicide in prison a month later.
Joe Schildhorn/Patrick McMullan/Getty ImagesMaxwell appeared to show little remorse to Epstein’s victims and offered no apology in the interviews broadcast Monday.
Maxwell also told TalkTV that she believes Epstein was murdered – a conspiracy theory for which she offered no evidence.
Authorities ruled Epstein died by suicide in 2019 while he was awaiting trial on federal charges accusing him of sexually abusing underage girls.
Regarding the victims, Maxwell said, “I hope they have some closure via the judicial process that took place.”Maxwell acknowledged during her sentencing hearing last year that she had been convicted in the sex trafficking scheme but stopped short of taking responsibility.
She did not testify in her defense during the trial in late 2021, which ended with her conviction on five counts, including sex trafficking of a minor.