GHISLAINE Maxwell said Prince Andrew DID visit Jeffrey Epstein’s “paedo island” – and moaned “questions about the Prince go on and on”.
Prince Andrew is among 170 people whose redacted names are in unsealed court documents about Epstein.
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GettyMelania Trump, Prince Andrew, Gwendolyn Beck and Jeffrey Epstein at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida[/caption]
Andrew has always denied any wrongdoing and told the BBC in 2019 that he had never met Ms Giuffre.
In her deposition, Maxwell said she could only remember one time when she was present on the island during a visit by Andrew.
She told investigators: “There were no girls on the island at all. No girls, no women, other than the staff who work at the house.
“Girls meaning, I assume you are asking if they were underage. But there was nobody female outside of the cooks and the cleaners.”
The first documents to emerge include an email sent by Maxwell whinging that questions about her relationship with Andrew go “on and on”.
In the email, Maxwell writes: “I can’t even see what life after press hell even looks like.
“Statements that don’t address all just lead to more questions. What is my relationship to Clinton? Andrew? On and on.”
Maxwell also said under oath that she ‘did not recall’ being in London with Virginia Giuffre and Andrew – despite photographs showing the three together.
In another round of her deposition, Maxwell also denied that Bill Clinton ever visited Epstein’s island.
But she said Clinton did have a meal on Epstein’s plane – and that she knew the former US President’s longtime personal aide Doug Band, who claims Clinton visited the island.
Asked if she had a relationship with Band, Maxwell said: “We are talking about adult consensual relationships, it’s off the record.”
Names of Epstein and Maxwell’s victims, associates and alleged co-conspirators will continue to be made public as part of the document dump, according to Preska’s order.
It comes as…
Prince Andrew and Bill Clinton have been named in unsealed Jeffrey Epstein court documents
More than 150 other names are being revealed
Ghislaine Maxwell said Andrew DID visit Epstein’s “paedo island”
She whinged questions about Prince Andrew go “on and on” in an email
Ghislaine said under oath that she “did not recall” being in London with Virginia Giuffre and Andrew
Maxwell denied Clinton ever visited the infamous “paedo island”
But she said the former president did have a meal on Epstein’s plane
There is no suggestion that any of those named are accused of any wrongdoing.
The new files will include emails, legal documents, depositions and more relating to Epstein and Maxwell.
Only Epstein and Maxwell have been charged over the alleged sexual abuse of dozens of young girls in his Upper East Side townhouse and his waterfront mansion in Palm Beach, Florida, between 2002 and 2005.
Prince Andrew’s accuser Ms Giuffre launched a legal battle against him in 2021 – accusing him of sexually abusing her at Jeffrey Epstein’s mansion and raping her when she was 17.
Ms Giuffre filed a defamation lawsuit in 2015 which was settled – but some of those involved in the trial were identified in the ruling through links to interviews they had previously given.
Judge Preska cited this as a reason for why their identities should not remain sealed.
She ruled there was no legal justification for continuing to conceal the names of more than 150 “John and Jane Does” mentioned in the court filings relating to Epstein.
Media sued to have the documents made public and they have been released on a rolling basis since 2019.
Today’s unsealing is the eighth and likely final release from the 2015 defamation case.
Of the dozens of documents being released, 67 concern Johanna Sjoberg and relate to the defamation case brought by Ms Giuffre – who claims Andrew had sex with her when she was 17.
Ms Giuffre sued Prince Andrew in 2021 for battery and infliction of emotional distress.
They settled in February 2022 for a reported £10million, though he has always denied the allegations against him and claimed he could not recall ever meeting Ms Giuffre.
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