GHISLAINE Maxwell stated Prince Andrew DID go to Jeffrey Epstein’s “paedo island” – and moaned “questions in regards to the Prince go on and on”.
Prince Andrew is amongst 170 folks whose redacted names are in unsealed court docket paperwork about Epstein.
Andrew has at all times denied any wrongdoing and advised the BBC in 2019 that he had by no means met Ms Giuffre.
The order for the recordsdata to be launched was given by New York decide Loretta Preska in relation to the 2015 defamation case introduced by Virginia Giuffre in opposition to Ghislaine Maxwell.
In her deposition, Maxwell stated she may solely bear in mind one time when she was current on the island throughout a go to by Andrew.
She advised investigators: “There have been no women on the island in any respect. No women, no ladies, aside from the workers who work on the home.
“Women that means, I assume you’re asking in the event that they had been underage. However there was no one feminine outdoors of the cooks and the cleaners.”
The primary paperwork to emerge embody an e mail despatched by Maxwell whinging that questions on her relationship with Andrew go “on and on”.
Within the e mail, Maxwell writes: “I am unable to even see what life after press hell even seems like.
“Statements that do not deal with all simply result in extra questions. What’s my relationship to Clinton? Andrew? On and on.”
Maxwell additionally stated underneath oath that she ‘didn’t recall’ being in London with Virginia Giuffre and Andrew – regardless of pictures displaying the three collectively.
In one other spherical of her deposition, Maxwell additionally denied that Invoice Clinton ever visited Epstein’s island.
However she stated Clinton did have a meal on Epstein’s airplane – and that she knew the previous US President’s longtime private aide Doug Band, who claims Clinton visited the island.
Requested if she had a relationship with Band, Maxwell stated: “We’re speaking about grownup consensual relationships, it is off the file.”
One in every of Epstein’s alleged victims claimed that he advised that “Clinton likes them younger” whereas speaking about women.
Names of Epstein and Maxwell’s victims, associates and alleged co-conspirators will proceed to be made public as a part of the doc dump, in response to Preska’s order.
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The record is predicted to incorporate names of individuals with shut ties to Epstein similar to Microsoft founder Invoice Gates and former Israeli PM Ehud Barak.
There isn’t any suggestion that any of these named are accused of any wrongdoing.
The brand new recordsdata will embody emails, authorized paperwork, depositions and extra referring to Epstein and Maxwell.
Solely Epstein and Maxwell have been charged over the alleged sexual abuse of dozens of younger women in his Higher East Aspect townhouse and his waterfront mansion in Palm Seashore, Florida, between 2002 and 2005.
Prince Andrew’s accuser Ms Giuffre launched a authorized battle in opposition to him in 2021 – accusing him of sexually abusing her at Jeffrey Epstein’s mansion and raping her when she was 17.
She additionally alleged in court docket paperwork she was recruited by Maxwell, 61, as a teenage “intercourse slave” for Epstein.
Ms Giuffre filed a defamation lawsuit in 2015 which was settled – however a few of these concerned within the trial had been recognized within the ruling by means of hyperlinks to interviews that they had beforehand given.
Decide Preska cited this as a purpose for why their identities shouldn’t stay sealed.
She dominated there was no authorized justification for persevering with to hide the names of greater than 150 “John and Jane Does” talked about in the court docket filings referring to Epstein.
Media sued to have the paperwork made public they usually have been launched on a rolling foundation since 2019.
Right this moment’s unsealing is the eighth and sure remaining launch from the 2015 defamation case.
Of the handfuls of paperwork being launched, 67 concern Johanna Sjoberg and relate to the defamation case introduced by Ms Giuffre – who claims Andrew had intercourse along with her when she was 17.
Ms Sjoberg additionally claims that in March 2001, when she was 21, Andrew groped her breast at Epstein’s New York mansion whereas enjoying with a Spitting Picture puppet of himself.
Ms Giuffre sued Prince Andrew in 2021 for battery and infliction of emotional misery.
They settled in February 2022 for a reported £10million, although he has at all times denied the allegations in opposition to him and claimed he couldn’t recall ever assembly Ms Giuffre.
Epstein killed himself in 2019 whereas he awaited trial.
Maxwell, 62, is serving 20 years for intercourse trafficking.