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Ghislaine Maxwell latest news: Prince Andrew ‘used Spitting Image puppet to grope women at Jeffrey Epstein’s mansion’

PRINCE Andrew is alleged to have used a Spitting Image puppet of himself to grope women at Jeffrey Epstein's mansion.

The allegations were made in a 139-page book by Virgina Roberts called The Billionaire Playboy’s Club, which was among court documents unsealed by a New York judge last week.

In the book, Roberts claimed the prince groped her and another young woman, Johanna Sjoberg, at Epstein’s Manhattan mansion in April 2001.

Both Maxwell and Prince Andrew have strongly denied any wrongdoing.

Maxwell is currently awaiting trial on charges of enticement of minors, sex trafficking of children, and perjury over her alleged involvement in Epstein's crimes.

 

  • Jon Lockett 's avatarJon Lockett

    MAXWELL'S DAILY PRISON ORDEAL

    Ghislaine Maxwell will be going through a “crushing experience” at a hellhole jail where inmates are out to do her harm, its ex-warden revealed.

    She is being held at the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) in New York ahead of her trial next year on child sex abuse charges.

    The Brooklyn jail's former warden (governor) has revealed she should prepare for the worst as fellow inmates will see attacking her as a  “badge of honour”.

    Cameron Lindsay said: “You go from living a life like Maxwell to all of a sudden being in a situation where you’re being strip-searched and having people look into your body cavities.

    “That is a crushing experience.”

  • Debbie White 's avatarDebbie White

    WHEN IS ‘SURVIVING JEFFREY EPSTEIN’ ON TV?

    The documentary is split into four parts that will air on consecutive days.

    Surviving Jeffrey Epstein premieres with a double bill airing on Tuesday August 25 at 9pm.

    The final two hours will be broadcast on Wednesday August 26 at 9pm.

    To watch the documentary head to network Crime+Investigation, available on Sky 156, Virgin 209, BT 328 and TalkTalk 328.

  • Debbie White 's avatarDebbie White

    EPSTEIN ‘MAY HAVE BEEN MURDERED’: TRUMP

    Donald Trump has suggested that paedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein may have been murdered in his prison cell rather than killing himself.

    The President’s comment is sure to add fuel to conspiracy theories that Epstein was killed by powerful people before he could implicate them in his vile sex-trafficking crimes.

    An autopsy revealed he had a fracture to his neck and New York’s chief medical examiner Dr Barbara Sampson concluded his 2019 death was a “suicide”.

    But Trump appeared to cast doubt on the official ruling on how Epstein died during an interview with Axios.

    He said that “people are still trying to figure out how did it happen.

    “Was it suicide? Was he killed?”

  • Debbie White 's avatarDebbie White

    ‘LIKE A SHINY NEW CAR’

    Prince Andrew allegedly groped Virginia Roberts Giuffre and another woman using a Spitting Image puppet of himself, it has been claimed.

    The allegations were made in the manuscript of a book by Giuffre, who also alleges she was trafficked to the Duke for sex aged 17, that was among court documents unsealed last week by a New York judge.

    The 139-page exposé, titled The Billionaire's Playboy Club, was originally submitted to the court as part of a defamation case brought by Roberts against alleged Epstein madam Ghislaine Maxwell in 2015.

    Maxwell is currently awaiting trial on charges of enticement of minors, sex trafficking of children, and perjury over her alleged involvement in Epstein's crimes.

    Both Maxwell and Prince Andrew have strongly denied any wrongdoing.

    In the book, Giuffre describes how the incident allegedly occurred after Maxwell summoned her to a room in Epstein's Manhattan mansion during a visit by the prince in April 2001, the Mirror reported.

    “Prince Andrew had that notorious cheesy grin slapped over his face, as he looked me up and down like a shiny new car on display and he was about to take it for a test drive,” she wrote.

    “Ghislaine led me to the decadent sofa he was lounging on and twirled me around to give him a good look over before sitting me down on his lap. 

    “It was easy to give them the reaction they desired, all I had to do was pretend to be entertained by their lewd gestures, and when Andrew cupped my breast with a doll made in his image, I only giggled away.”

    She also claims that Maxwell then got another young woman, Johanna Sjoberg, to sit on Andrew's other knee and pose for a picture.

    Sjoberg previously described the same alleged incident during a 2016 deposition as part of Roberts's defamation case.

    Speaking under oath, she alleged: “I sat on Andrew’s lap… they took the puppet’s hands and put it on Virginia’s breast, and so Andrew put his on mine.”

    For the full story, see HERE.

  • Debbie White 's avatarDebbie White

    EPSTEIN’S TWISTED FAREWELL

    Jeffrey Epstein gave a final “f*** you” to victims by changing his will 48 hours before his death in order to delay any compensation claims, a new documentary claims.

    The child sex offender, who was found dead while languishing in a New York prison cell, may have taken his own life to trigger a loophole in his will.

    In new true crime Quest Red documentary special 'Who Killed Jeffrey Epstein?', journalist Thomas Volscho reveals the financier had made some significant changes to his will just days before his death – changes that could have a substantial impact on his alleged victims.

    Volscho explains: “Epstein, 48 hours prior to him killing himself, if that’s what happened, re-files and changes his will to be collapsed into a trust in the Virgin Islands”.

    He goes on to claim that this last-minute change to Epstein’s will may have been an attempt to prolong the time taken for his alleged victims to receive any compensation in the event of his death.

    “People in the Virgin Islands that are older, their lawyers advise them ‘don’t file your estate or your will or your probate in the Virgin Islands, file them in the mainland,’ because it’ll take nine, ten years before people in your will see any of the benefits of that,” he says.

    “So, this will make it very difficult for victims to get any type of restitution from his estate.”

    Legal analyst Ashleigh Banfield also claims that this legal twist by Epstein may have been his last act of retaliation against his alleged victims.

    Banfield explains: “Tying up all his money in international red tape, that very well might have been a final f-you to his victims, if in fact he was planning to kill himself.”

    For the full story, see HERE.

  • Debbie White 's avatarDebbie White

    OFFERED TO HELP PROSECUTORS

    Prince Andrew revealed in June that he has offered to help American prosecutors three times in their investigation into Jeffrey Epstein, as he slammed his treatment by US authorities.

    The 60-year-old royal faced widespread criticism after the US Department of Justice claimed he had refused to speak with them as part of their investigation into Epstein’s alleged sex trafficking network.

    His legal firm hit out at the claims from the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Geoffrey Berman, that there had been a “wall of silence” from the duke.

    In a statement Blackfords LLP said: “The Duke of York has on at least three occasions this year offered his assistance as a witness to the DOJ.

    “Unfortunately, the DOJ has reacted to the first two offers by breaching their own confidentiality rules and claiming that the Duke has offered zero cooperation.

    “In doing so, they are perhaps seeking publicity rather than accepting the assistance proffered.”

  • Debbie White 's avatarDebbie White

    SEXUAL OBSESSIONS

    Paedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein’s twisted sexual fetishes have been exposed in unsealed court documents.

    Epstein's alleged secret sexual obsessions were laid bare in a slew of legal filings from a 2015 lawsuit against his ex-girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell.

    Unsealed by a judge last Thursday, the new court documents provided a fresh glimpse into allegations of underage sex and “constant” orgies on Epstein’s private island.

    As well as his perverse lust for girls as young as 13, they also gave a distinctive insight into the tawdry desires of Epstein, such as nipple pinching, latex outfits and large naked portraits of women. 

    According to his alleged victims, the sex-obsessed 66-year-old demanded three orgasms a day and forced his alleged underage “sex slaves” to fulfil a number of twisted fantasies.

    Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyers put up a fierce fight to keep the court documents sealed.

  • Debbie White 's avatarDebbie White

    EL OF A MOVE

    Ghislaine Maxwell has hired a lawyer who helped take down notorious drug lord El Chapo to get her off child sex charges – which she has pleaded not guilty to.

    Legal documents reveal the Brit socialite will be represented by Christian Everdell – a former assistant US attorney for the Southern District of New York.

    Everdell and his team were awarded a 'True American Hero Award' by the Federal Drug Agent Foundation for their apprehension of the former head of the Sinaloa cartel in Mexico.

    Those who have worked with him say he may use his experience in high-profile cases to convince Maxwell, 58, to strike a deal and tell what she knows about Jeffrey Epstein's twisted inner circle.

    “He will of course do what is in the best interests of his client, but no doubt he will be talking to her about the benefits of becoming a cooperating witness,” tweeted Jennifer Rodgers.

    Rodgers used to be his supervisor as a fellow federal Southern District of New York prosecutor, reports the New York Post.

  • Debbie White 's avatarDebbie White

    ‘PARTIED WITH BILL CLINTON’

    Ex-F1 racer Eddie Irvine has said that he “partied with Bill Clinton at a bash thrown by Jeffrey Epstein”.

    The driver said that he thought nothing of the former president's appearance at the party and believed it was normal for influential figures to turn up to Epstein's model-packed gatherings.

    “I remember him being around. I saw all these people around,” he told the Belfast Telegraph.

    The racer did not provide any additional details about Clinton's presence at the party.

    For the full story, see HERE.

  • Debbie White 's avatarDebbie White

    MAXWELL'S 'LIEUTENANT' FEARS ARREST

    The parents of a woman alleged to be one of Ghislaine Maxwell’s “lieutenants” fear she could be next to be charged with child sex trafficking.

    Sarah Kellen, 41, dubbed Ghislaine Maxwell's “lieutenant” by Jeffrey Epstein's victims, is accused of sending young girls to him wherever he was in exchange for huge salaries and perks.

    But her parents Thomas and Mary Kellen, who are Jehovah’s Witnesses, have claimed she too was groomed and manipulated after she went to work for Epstein in her teens and now could be the next to be charged.

    Mary, 74, told the Daily Mail: “After Maxwell I think Sarah’s next.

    “What happened to all those girls is horrendous but I do feel that Sarah was also a victim.

    “I’m not a psychologist or a psychiatrist but I can see she was manoeuvred or brainwashed.

    “I just hope someone doesn’t go and kill her.

    “There are a lot of prominent, powerful people out there that don’t want anything said.”

    Since Epstein hanged himself in a Manhattan prison on August 10, 2019, authorities have keen to track down his alleged accomplices, including a group of female aides who are said to have managed his ‘appointments’ with underage girls.

  • Debbie White 's avatarDebbie White

    WON’T GO EASY

    Ghislaine Maxwell “still has a trick or two up her sleeve” to help her escape justice for alleged child trafficking, a former associate has claimed.

    The 58-year-old is currently locked up at the hellish Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, as she awaits trial on charges of conspiring with Epstein to sexually abuse girls. She's pleaded not guilty to all charges.

    But a writer who used to move in the same exclusive circles as the Brit socialite has suggested she may still be able to wriggle out of serious prison time.

    Helen Kirwan-Taylor wrote in the Telegraph: “From what my investigative journalist friends tell me, Epstein and Maxwell kept careful tabs on their house guests and, they say, labelled tapes.

    “Some people in Epstein’s ‘little black book’ might have good reason to worry.”

    It has been claimed before that the pair filmed their powerful pals visiting his mansion and engaging in sex acts.

    And Kirwan-Taylor seemed to suggest Ghislaine could use the tapes to bargain a plea deal by taking down these mystery figures.

    She said: “I suspect Ghislaine, raised by one depraved fraudster and romantically entangled with another, has a trick or two up her sleeve, yet.”

    The writer also claimed Maxwell was able to infiltrate New York’s elite because of the kudos attached to being Prince Andrew's pal.

    She lifted the lid on New York's high society world, which Maxwell effortlessly operated within in the 1990s.

    During this time Kirwan-Taylor was a glamorous TV producer and herself listed in Jeffrey Epstein's infamous “little black book”, which was said to be curated by the financier's razor sharp socialite partner from Britain.

    For the full story see HERE.

  • Debbie White 's avatarDebbie White

    'GOOD LUCK'

    Donald Trump has again wished Ghislaine Maxwell “well” while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges – while seeming confused about her arrest.

    The President told an interviewer, “she's now in jail. Yeah I'd wish her well… good luck.

    When Trump spoke to Axios on Monday, he was quizzed about the reason for an earlier comment where he offered sympathetic words to Maxwell.

    He replied that he didn't know what Maxwell had been charged with.

    Trump added: “But I do know that her friend or boyfriend was either killed or committed suicide in jail.

    “She's now in jail, so yeah, I wish her well.

    “I would wish you well. I would wish a lot of people well. Good luck. Let them prove somebody was guilty.”

    His comments come days after he initially offered his well-wishes and admitted that he had met her numerous times.

    During a press briefing at the White House on July 22, Trump was asked if he thought Maxwell – who has pleaded not guilty to federal sex trafficking charges and was a long-time companion of Jeffrey Epstein – would turn in powerful men.

    Trump responded then: “I don't know – I haven't really been following it too much. I just wish her well, frankly.”

    The president continued: “I've met her numerous times over the years – especially since I lived in Palm Beach, and I guess they lived in Palm Beach. But I wish her well.”

    His well-wishes raised fears that he was sending a message to the accused sex trafficker that he will pardon her, an outraged victims' lawyer claimed at the time.

  • Chiara Fiorillo 's avatarChiara Fiorillo

    EPSTEIN'S 'SECRET' BRITISH GIRLFRIEND

    The father of Jeffrey Epstein's 'secret' British girlfriend has admitted the family knew she dated a paedophile.

    Shelley Anne Lewis, 43, was yesterday reported to have dated the paedo from 1999 to 2002 – the same time when Virginia Roberts claims she was coerced into having sex with Prince Andrew.

    “Shelley” was named in an email from Maxwell to Epstein, which was released among hundreds of pages of court documents on Thursday.

    In the January 2015 message, Maxwell, 58, wrote: “I would appreciate it if Shelley would come out and say she was your g’friend – I think she was from end 99 to 2002.”

    Epstein replied: “Ok with me.”

    Shelley was yesterday identified as Manchester-born publisher turned “spiritual entrepreneur” Shelley Anne Lewis, 43, according to the Mail On Sunday.

  • Chiara Fiorillo 's avatarChiara Fiorillo

    TRUMP CONFUSED ABOUT MAXWELL'S ARREST

    Trump has wished Ghislaine Maxwell “well” again as she awaits trial on sex trafficking charges.

    But the US president seemed confused about her arrest.

    The President told an interviewer, “she's now in jail. Yeah I'd wish her well… good luck.”

    When Trump spoke to Axios on Monday, he was quizzed about the reason for an earlier comment where he offered sympathetic words to Maxwell.

    He replied that he didn't know what Maxwell had been charged with.

    Trump added: “But I do know that her friend or boyfriend was either killed or committed suicide in jail.

    “She's now in jail, so yeah, I wish her well.

    “I would wish you well. I would wish a lot of people well. Good luck. Let them prove somebody was guilty.”

  • Chiara Fiorillo 's avatarChiara Fiorillo

    'GHISLAINE WAS LIKE A SNIFFER DOG'

    After Maxwell's move to New York in 1991, Kirwan-Taylor remembers how she lived the high life, quickly worming her way into the city's elite circles.

    Describing Maxwell as being right in the “middle of the action”, Helen Kirwan-Taylor said: “Ghislaine was like a sniffer dog: sharp, alert and with a nose that could detect any useful information.”

  • Chiara Fiorillo 's avatarChiara Fiorillo

    MAXWELL 'STILL HAS A TRICK OR TWO UP HER SLEEVE'

    Ghislaine Maxwell “still has a trick or two up her sleeve” to help her escape justice for child trafficking, a former associate has claimed.

    The 58-year-old is currently locked up at the hellish Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, as she awaits trial on charges of conspiring with Epstein to sexually abuse girls.

    But a writer who used to move in the same exclusive circles as the Brit socialite has suggested she may still be able to wriggle out of serious prison time.

    Helen Kirwan-Taylor wrote in the Telegraph: “From what my investigative journalist friends tell me, Epstein and Maxwell kept careful tabs on their house guests and, they say, labelled tapes.

    “Some people in Epstein’s ‘little black book’ might have good reason to worry.”

    She added: “I suspect Ghislaine, raised by one depraved fraudster and romantically entangled with another, has a trick or two up her sleeve, yet.”

  • Lottie Tiplady-Bishop 's avatarLottie Tiplady-Bishop

    5PM MAXWELL ROUND UP

    • Trump wishes Maxwell well AGAIN – read it here
    • Donald Trump dispute’s Epstein’s suicide – read it here
    • Epstein’s ‘secret ex’ revealed, and her dad says he knew she dated paedo – read it here
    • ‘Witness’ claims she saw Prince Andrew at nightclub with Guiffre – read it here
    • Ghislaine was ‘razor sharp’ and ‘used Prince Andrew’ to get a leg-up in high society – read it here
  • Lottie Tiplady-Bishop 's avatarLottie Tiplady-Bishop

    TRUMP’S WELL-WISHES ‘INSANE’

    A lawyer previously said Trump’s well-wishes to Ghislaine Maxwell were “insane”.

    Speaking at a Whitehouse press briefing Trump told reporters of Maxwell: “I just wish her well, frankly.”

    The comments came just weeks before the US president again wished the accused sex-trafficker “well,” in controversial video clips circulated online.

    Spencer Kuvin, who represents several victims of pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, said it was “insane” that a US President would make such a comment about an alleged “sexual predator” as she awaited trial on charges of trafficking minors.

    “If I were Ghislaine Maxwell and heard a quote like that from the President of the United States, I certainly would think to myself that I've got him on my side as things go on,” he added.

    The Florida-based attorney told The Sun: “I think Trump speaking out wishing well [an alleged] sexual predator is scary to say the least.

    “But possibly it shows Trump's potential willingness to, for nothing else, send a message to her that if she keeps quiet, that he may give her a favor in the future, which may include pardon.”

  • Patrick Knox 's avatarPatrick Knox

    MAXWELL’S ARREST FEATURED IN NEW EPSTEIN DOC

    The new 'Surviving Jeffrey Epstein' documentary premiering on Sunday will explore Maxwell’s dramatic arrest in her secret New Hampshire bolthole.

    Ricki Stern, who co-directed the project with Annie Sundberg, said: “It’s as much about Ghislaine’s arrest as it is about the women… having this moment to say.

    “We are going to get our day in court. This is going to be a moment.”

  • Lottie Tiplady-Bishop 's avatarLottie Tiplady-Bishop

    MAXWELL WAS ‘SHARP’ AND ‘IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ACTION’

    Writer Helen Kirwan-Taylor who met Maxwell while mixing in high-flying Manhattan circles has claimed the accused Epstein “pimp” was “sharp…with a nose that could detect any useful information.”

    Writing in the Telegraph, Kirwan-Taylor described Maxwell as being right in the “middle of the action”, she said: “Ghislaine was like a sniffer dog: sharp, alert,” and able to sniff out useful information.

  • Lottie Tiplady-Bishop 's avatarLottie Tiplady-Bishop

    MAXWELL USED PRINCE ANDREW TO ACCESS MANHATTAN’S ‘RICH AND POWERFUL’

    Ghislaine Maxwell was able to infiltrate New York’s elite because of the kudos attached to being Prince Andrew's pal, it's claimed.

    Writer Helen Kirwan-Taylor, who mixed in the same exclusive circles as Maxwell, claimed the socialite traded on her royal pal to access Manhattan's rich and powerful, which included financier Jeffrey Epstein.

    Writing in the Telegraph, Kirwan-Taylor lifted the lid on New York's high society world, which Maxwell effortlessly operated within in the 1990s.

    After Maxwell's move to New York in 1991, Kirwan-Taylor remembers how she lived the high life, quickly worming her way into the city's elite circles — partly because “she came with a stamp of approval from Prince Andrew”.

    She said: “The thinking was if she hangs out with him, she must be OK.

    “I observed how easy it was for someone with a British accent and the faint whiff of poshness to forge their way into the most exclusive circles.”

  • Lottie Tiplady-Bishop 's avatarLottie Tiplady-Bishop

    TRUMP INSISTS HE STILL WISHES GHISLAINE WELL

    Donald Trump has insisted he still wishes Ghislaine Maxwell “well”.

    The US president sparked controversy a few weeks ago after he told reporters he wished the accused sex trafficker “well”.

    But in a recent interview with American news website Axios he reiterated the claims.

    Mr Trump told the interviewer: “And I do wish her well.

    “I'm not looking for anything bad for her. I'm not looking bad for anybody.

    “Yeah, I'd wish her well. I'd wish you well, I'd wish a lot of people well. Good luck. Let them prove somebody was guilty.”

  • Lottie Tiplady-Bishop 's avatarLottie Tiplady-Bishop

    TRUMP CASTS DOUBT OVER EPSTEIN’S DEATH

    The American President is again at the heart of controversy after he cast aspersions over Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide.

    When asked by an interviewer from American news website Axios why he wished Ghislaine Maxwell “well,” he said: “Well, her boyfriend died in jail, and people are still trying to figure out how did it happen. Was it suicide? Was he killed? And I do wish her well.”

  • Lottie Tiplady-Bishop 's avatarLottie Tiplady-Bishop

    ALLEGED WITNESS: ‘NEWSNIGHT INTERVIEW MADE ME REALISE I HAD TO CONTACT LAWYERS’

    A woman who claims she spotted Prince Andrew at Tramp nightclub the evening Epstein ‘sex slave’ Virginia Guiffre said she was raped by the royal has revealed it was the Prince’s car crash Newsnight interview that prompted her to come forward.

    Prince Andrew denies all allegations against him, and said he was at a Pizza Express restaurant in Woking on the night of the alleged rape.

    But Shukri Walker, who claims she saw him at the nightclub – even accidentally stepping on his foot – said: “When I watched the BBC interview and saw Prince Andrew deny knowing Virginia, saying he has no recollection of that night I had to come forward.

    “Because I was there and I do have a recollection of it.”

  • Lottie Tiplady-Bishop 's avatarLottie Tiplady-Bishop

    HEIDI KLUM DENIES EPSTEIN RUMOURS

    Heidi Klum has denied any connection with paedophile Jeffrey Epstein after Virginia Guiffre claimed she saw the model on Epstein’s private jet.

    In the documents, from a 2015 defamation case against Ghislaine Maxwell, a number of high profile people and celebrities are named, including Klum.

    But her lawyer told People: “Any reference to Heidi Klum in connection with Jeffrey Epstein is totally false.

    “Heidi Klum’s name and initials were absent from all the flight logs which were released.

    “Many high profile people are listed, but Ms. Klum is not one of them.

    “The explanation is simple. She has never been on any of Mr. Epstein’s planes. And that is because she did not know Mr Epstein and was never on his island.”

    Ms Klum said she had been “mistakenly named as a passenger on one of Mr Epstein’s flights,” but didn’t know or have any connection to Epstein.

    She added she stands with the victims.

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