Prince Andrew’s lawyers were reportedly in emergency talks overnight following Ghislaine Maxwell’s guilty verdict.
As previously reported by Human Events News, Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein’s longtime lover and partner-in-crime, was found guilty on five of six counts against her for trafficking teens to be abused. She faces up to 65 years in prison.
The verdict induced fear among Prince Andrew’s legal team as he battles similar sexual assault allegations.
Also as previously reported by Human Events News, one woman who accused Jeffrey Epstein is suing Prince Andrew for allegedly sexually assaulting her when she was only 17.
“I am holding Prince Andrew accountable for what he did to me,” Virginia Giuffre said in a statement. “The powerful and rich are not exempt from being held responsible for their actions. I hope that other victims will see that it is possible not to live in silence and fear, but to reclaim one’s life by speaking out and demanding justice.”
“I did not come to this decision lightly,” she went on. “As a mother and a wife, my family comes first - and I know that this action will subject me to further attacks by Prince Andrew and his surrogates - but I knew if I did not pursue this action, I would be letting them and victims everywhere down.”
For years, Prince Andrew has denied allegations. Indeed, in 2019, he told BBC News: “It didn’t happen.”
Prince Andrew’s legal team is weighing whether to call one of the accusers who testified as a prosecution witness during Maxwell’s trial to help his civil case, according to legal sources, per the New York Post.
They are hoping to seize on “smoking gun” testimony given by one of four women - referred to as Carolyn - on how she was introduced to Epstein. She testified that Giuffre, not Maxwell, brought her to Epstein’s mansion in the early 2000s.
“Andrew’s US team immediately seized upon Carolyn’s testimony,” a legal source told the Mirror.
Carolyn’s testimony could help Andrew’s lawyers as they try to discredit Giuffre.
“They believe she holds a smoking gun to any possible role Virginia played in Epstein’s pyramid scheme of abuse.”