Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested by the FBI. What will the Epstein confidante reveal now? Prince Andrew is said to have nothing to fear.
Epstein confidante Ghislaine Maxwell, 58, would never endanger her friendship with Prince Andrew, 60, by engaging him in a crime. A friend of the 58-year-old claims in the newspaper "The Telegraph". Maxwell was arrested by the FBI on Thursday. She is accused of helping Jeffrey Epstein (1953-2019) abuse child girls. She is said to have made friends with the girls and urged them to engage in sexual acts with Epstein. In several cases, she is said to have been involved in the abuse herself. Epstein committed suicide in prison in August 2019.
Laura Goldman, allegedly a close confidante of Maxwell, now told the newspaper that Maxwell's only chance was to "give up" someone, but that would "definitely not be Andrew": "She is so grateful to the Duke when she initially followed New York came, helped bring them into high society, "Goldman said to" The Telegraph ". Prince Andrew is a "true friend" for Maxwell and she sees "no reason to speak to him about the authorities".
Allegations against Andrew
Prince Andrew is said to have known nothing of the crimes that Epstein and Maxwell are accused of. Ghislaine Maxwell had somehow considered Andrew "stupid and naive", "and if there were girls in the house while he was there he would have thought they were employees," said Goldman.
Virginia Roberts Giuffre, 36, who is believed to have been a victim of Epstein, claims that she has been forced to have sex with Prince Andrew several times. The first time she was just 17 years old. The British Royal denies all of the allegations.
Does the Royal cooperate?
After Maxwell was arrested, the New York Attorney General appealed to Prince Andrew to speak to the FBI. A lawyer for numerous alleged victims of Epstein is now making new allegations against the son of Queen Elizabeth II (94), who is said to have been friends with both Epstein and Maxwell. "There is no doubt that he is deliberately avoiding the authorities," the lawyer told Sky News. Accordingly, he himself had invited Andrew at least three times to talk about his relationship with Maxwell and Epstein.
A source from the royals' team of lawyers, on the other hand, is said to have explained to the broadcaster that Prince Andrew had offered his support to the Department of Justice (DoJ) several times. The DoJ was contacted twice in the past month and received no response. Prince Andrew had previously defended himself against allegations that he would not cooperate in the Epstein case.