The American Virginia Giuffre had accused Andrew of repeatedly abusing her as a minor. Before going to trial, Giuffre and Andrew settled out of court. In exchange, the prince reportedly paid several million pounds.
Maxwell: “Photo was faked”
The now convicted sex offender Ghislaine Maxwell, who can also be seen in the photo, spoke out from prison. The picture was fake, she said in an interview scheduled to air Monday night on British channel Talk TV. Maxwell, the longtime confidante of US multimillionaire Epstein, was sentenced to 20 years in prison in the summer of 2022 for playing a central role in setting up a ring to sexually abuse girls.
“Andrew has always insisted that he is innocent and finally wants to prove it in a US court,” she said Sun a “royal source”. He was pressured to settle the case around his mother’s 70th birthday Queen Elizabeth II not to be overshadowed in June 2022. The Duke of York paid a high price, both personally and professionally. He has hardly appeared in public for years and had to give up his honorary military titles.
US attorneys representing several victims of convicted and now defunct sex offender Epstein told the newspaper Mirror, the 62-year-old must stand by the agreement. His chances are extremely slim. “Andrew should be grateful he’s not in jail,” said the lawyer Spencer Kuvin.