Prince Andrew has lost his bid to have the abuse case brought against him dropped and he is now stripped of his military ranks.
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The military affiliation of the queen’s second son and royal patronage were returned to the queen.
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Now Jeffrey Epstein, who made his name at the elite investment bank Bear Stearns before founding his own investment firm, was first convicted of a string of crimes in 2005.
Then, in 2008, he was convicted of organizing a gang of underage ************ associated with a number of influential people. For this, Epstein served only thirteen months.
From there it got worse…
On July 6, 2019, Epstein was again arrested for trafficking in minors in the states of Florida and New York and was held awaiting trial in a New York prison.
It was a huge breakthrough for many of his victims.
Epstein was able to avoid vile and criminal acts for most of his life, most likely due to his money and social influence. His victims finally had hope for justice.
And many believed that his conviction might reveal Other famous and wealthy sex offenders.
Epstein had many friends in the highest echelons of power, many of whom were It is known that go to his elusive island, where most of his crimes took place.
One of them causing controversy is Prince Andrew of the British royal family.
Of course, all of Epstein’s high-profile friends have denied involvement in the scandal, but people aren’t too convinced.
However, before Epstein could sling mud at his friends…
He was found dead in his Manhattan jail cell, apparently by hanging.
This has been ruled a suicide, although some people are not convinced.
But due to the nature of his crimes, as well as Epstein’s connections to the political and social elite, some have other suspicions that Indeed It happened.
One way or another, within a few months after his death, the investigation fell silent.
Progress seemed to be meager, but then, the release Jeffrey Epstein: obscenely rich on Netflix brought it all back into the spotlight.
The victims spoke about what they had to endure.
Each of them told detailed similar but horrific stories about the attack on Epstein and his friends during the “massage”.
It also talked about the involvement of Epstein’s ex-girlfriend and close friend…
Now, in the months following Epstein’s death, Maxwell remained securely hidden and out of the public eye…
And at that time she was neither reprimanded nor publicly interrogated for her involvement in the scandal.
But it was informed in July 2020, Maxwell was finally arrested by the FBI in New Hampshire.
She was taken to a hearing where she was described as a scapegoat, so she was ordered to remain in custody while she was transferred to New York for a detention hearing.
Maxwell was charged with child molestation and trafficking in underage girls.
She was also faced with numerous other charges, including repeatedly lying about her involvement in human trafficking during her testimony in 2016.
As you might expect, Maxwell’s time in prison was not an easy one.
Lawyer for the former socialite, Bobbi Sternheim, argued that Maxwell faces harsher prison conditions than prisoners convicted of murder or terrorism.
Sternheim said that Maxwell is effectively held in solitary confinement and is under “excessive and invasive” surveillance twenty-four hours a day.
Along with video surveillance in her cell, cameras also follow her movements when she is allowed to leave it.
Last year, her lawyer spoke about her imprisonment in the hope that it would elicit some sympathy from her.
Though it didn’t work as effectively as he hoped.
During a court hearing just 2 weeks prior, Sternheim reopened Maxwell’s bail petition before the trial on November 29, 2021.
In court documents, she called Maxwell’s prison “inappropriate,” according to Yahoo. informed.
“Surveillance rivals Dr. Hannibal Lecter’s incarceration scenes, despite the lack of a cage and plastic face protection,” she wrote.
The keeper added that Sternheim also said that “Maxwell’s conditions of detention during the last 16 months continue to be reprehensible and completely unsuitable for [a] a woman in her 60s with no criminal record or history of abuse” as she spoke of her time in the Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center.
“This is unreasonable, ruthless and completely inappropriate,” Sternheim wrote.
“[She] subjected to physical and emotional abuse by corrections officers, poor and unhygienic living conditions, malnutrition, difficulty reviewing the millions of documents contained in the prosecution against her, and sleep deprivation.”
Maxwell also spoke out herself.
Maxwell reportedly reported daily mail: “I used to take a shower every day, but I stopped because of the creepy guards who stand nearby and look at me all the time. I used to go to a toilet with an open sewer and had regular visits from a friendly rat.”
“I told the guards, but nothing was done until the rat jumped out and lunged at the guard, who screamed in terror.”
“Finally blocked the sewer.”
Maxwell has repeatedly applied for bail…
All were rejected.
So, the first arguments in the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell began.
And she seemed to take the situation rather calmly.
Although she wore a mask throughout the trial, Maxwell could be seen laughing and chatting with his lawyers…
Among them were Leah Saffian, Christian Everdale and Bobby Sternheim, whom she spoke to during the hearing.
At one point, Ghyslaine even waved to her sister Isabelle Maxwell, who was seated behind her in the public gallery.
Her actions have made many feel that she is ruthless about the crimes she is accused of.
From test drawings, many people also noticed not only Maxwell’s actions, but also her appearance.
Maxwell was noted to have entered court with freshly dyed hair, a jumper, black trousers and heels, an outfit that is very different from her orange prison attire.
The trial was in full swing, and many horrifying revelations surfaced.
From photos inside Epstein’s house to a booklet with rules employees had to follow.
Another shocking discovery was made.
And that included the recent photos shared during Maxwell’s trial…
Photos later posted to social media show Maxwell and Epstein enjoying a rich life together…
The photo shows a jet plane, rest and warm hugs from each other, which is clearly not what Maxwell wanted the court to see.
The prosecution released more than a dozen photos of the couple together to show the deep bond between the couple…
Ultimately, this led to the unthinkable.
Take a look at some of the photos below…
Prosecutor Alison Mo said: “These photos show their close relationship through time. Given the change in hairstyle, the people in the photographs are clearly aging.”
But finally the decision was made…
The court found Ghislaine Maxwell guilty on all but one of the charges.
She will be charged with up to sixty-five years in prison, meaning she could be 125 years old when she sees freedom again.
And now that Maxwell has been found guilty, attention has shifted to Prince Andrew.
Prince Andrew, along with Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, is among those who have a lot in common with both Epstein and Maxwell.
Virginia Giuffre has previously claimed that Epstein sold her and allegedly was attacked by Prince Andrew.
Virginia Roberts Giuffre spoke about the sexual assault she experienced on television. Jeffrey Epstein: obscenely rich miniseries on Netflix.
She said she was sold at least 3 times to Prince Andrew, one of the Queen’s sons.
On one occasion, when Giuffre was only seventeen, Maxwell allegedly told her, “Do for Prince Andrew what you do for Epstein.”
This happened while they were in Maxwell’s London flat.
However, in an interview with the BBC, Prince Andrew denied all claims.
He said, “I can absolutely categorically tell you that this never happened.”
And speaking of a photograph in which he was taken with a seventeen-year-old girl, he said that he “does not remember” that it was taken.
In an interview with the BBC, he told a reporter that he didn’t know if it was “his hand” or not, referring to a photo of him and Giuffre.
And after being asked by reporter Emily Maitlis why he stayed at Jeffrey Epstein’s home in New York after he was convicted the first time, Prince Andrew said: “It was a comfortable place to live.”
Then, when Maitlis asked if he had sex with Giuffre on the three different occasions she spoke about in the U.S. deposition, he said, “No. Absolutely not for all this.”
Prince Andrew is currently facing a sexual assault lawsuit filed against him by Giuffre.
Giuffre claims in a lawsuit that Epstein sold her to Prince Andrew when she was seventeen. UNILAD reports.
In 2019, Epstein paid Giuffra $500,000 on the condition that she not sue anyone associated with him who could be called a “potential defendant.”
Prince Andrew demanded that Giuffre’s claim be dismissed…
Today, however, the judge denied the motion.
According to the publication, Prince Andrew’s lawyer Andrew Brettler demanded that the case be closed during a video conference that took place today, January 12.
His lawyers tried to use the 2009 agreement between Epstein and Giuffre as an argument in favor of dropping the case.
Although Prince Andrew is not mentioned by name in the agreement, his lawyers say it protects him from prosecution.
The agreement is said to states that it serves for the “remission, release, acquittal, satisfaction and final exoneration” of the parties and “any other person or entity that may have been included as a potential defendant”.
During the conference, attorney Andrew Brettler used the agreement to argue that a potential defendant could be “someone who might be named as a defendant in a lawsuit but wasn’t,” the publication reported.
However, the judge who presided over today’s conference, Lewis A. Kaplan, said the term “potential defendant” has “two or more” meanings.
Kaplan said one of those interpretations could be that the term was meant to be used narrowly, hence meaning that Andrew would not be exempt from the lawsuit.
Kaplan also emphasized that the agreement states that it is not to be used by “any other person in any other case,” as Andrew’s lawyers tried to do.
Giuffre’s lawyer, David Boyes, also argued: “There is no allegation that Prince Andrew falls into the category of people involved in human trafficking.”
“He was the one to whom the girls were sold,” he said, according to the publication. “So, we believe that for two reasons he is not a potential defendant.”
Now the trial will move to the next stage.
Buckingham Palace has announced that the Duke of York would restore his military titles to the Queen.
And he will not take on any public duties in the future.