Convicted sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell alleged in a recent interview from prison that the infamous photo of accused rapist Prince Andrew and the then-17-year-old Virginia Giuffre is not authentic.
“I don’t believe it’s real for a second,” Maxwell reportedly said to the British news channel TalkTV. “It’s a fake. … There’s never been an original, and further, there is no photograph. I’ve only ever seen a photocopy of it.”
Maxwell claims she has no memory of the photo ever being taken in the first place. “I have no memory of Virginia and Prince Andrew meeting.”
“There is no original of that photo, [just] copies of copies and parts of it, according to some experts, looks like it has been photoshopped. I don’t remember her in my home,” she added.
The photo, which was allegedly taken in 2001, shows Andrew’s arms wrapped around the partially closed waist of the 17-year-old Giuffre. It has been used in Giuffre’s lawsuit against Andrew.
'IT'S A FAKE': Ghislaine Maxwell makes stunning claim about infamous Prince Andrew photo with Virginia Giuffre during jailhouse interview. https://t.co/Whk3epRvhU pic.twitter.com/fA6C5sUcGv
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Currently, Maxwell is locked up at a female federal prison in northern Florida where she’s serving a 20-year sentence for helping traffick young women and underage girls. She was officially found guilty on five counts, including “transporting a minor for the purposes of criminal sexual activity,” “conspiring to entice minors to travel to engage in illegal sex acts,” and perjury regarding testimonies from 2016.
Court documents have said that Andrew, Maxwell, and Epstein forced Giuffre into sleeping with the prince when she was still a minor. A report by the New York Times indicated that Giuffre feared retribution if she did not go along with the perverse actions.
Now, some reports have said that Prince Andrew put together a $12-million war chest in an effort to have her be forced into retracting previous allegations about Andrew’s conduct. The Duke of York previously had agreed to a monetary settlement in February 2022, paying Giufree an estimated amount of anywhere between $3.6 million to $14.8 million.
In the same prison interview, Maxwell said she believes Epstein was murdered.
In new interview Ghislaine Maxwell states she believes Jeffrey Epstein was murdered pic.twitter.com/fB5EuHHhRC
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These comments by the disgraced British socialite come several years after Epstein suddenly died in a New York jail cell in August 2019. He was awaiting a trial for charges of sex trafficking at the time.