Bathtub was too small for Prince Andrew to have had sex in it, says Ghislaine Maxwell. name MISSING from heavily redacted Ghislaine Maxwell sex files
Ghislaine Maxwell denied that the Duke of York had sex with a teenage masseur in the bathroom of her London home, saying that the bathtub was “too small”.
The daughter of Robert Maxwell, the late newspaper tycoon, also admitted that she and the dukewere visitors together on Jeffrey Epstein’s private island in testimony that confirmed for the first time that the three of them had a close bond of friendship.
Prince Andrew’s name MISSING from heavily redacted Ghislaine Maxwell sex files despite talk of infamous London trip
PRINCE Andrew’s name is missing from heavily redacted court documents outlining Ghislaine Maxwell’s sordid sex life, a bombshell deposition revealed today.
The explosive documents, which have been released today after she lost a legal battle to keep them under wraps, contained details of the Duke’s infamous London trip where it is alleged he had sex with a victim of Jeffery Epstein.
The 418 page trove was part of a 2015 defamation lawsuit brought by Epstein’s trafficking victim Virginia Giuffre, after Maxwell called her a liar.
The defamation civil case was settled in 2017 in Giuffre’s favour.
Following Maxwell’s arrest in July, there were calls to make public the contents regarding her relationship with the late financier paedophile.
And today, just minutes before an imposed deadline, the bombshell documents were released.
The bombshell documents reveal:
- Ghislaine was grilled about a night out in London with Epstein and mystery pal.
- Her bathtub was too small for any kind of sexual activity.
- She branded Virginia an “awful fantasist” who has “lied repeatedly”.
- Maxwell was grilled over mystery pal using puppet to grope victims.
But Prince Andrew’s name was scrubbed from the entire document despite numerous conversations that clearly referred to him.
ANDREW’S LONDON VISIT
One of the conversations in the deposition contains details of a guest in her London town house.
The name of a guest is redacted but it has been widely reported that Virginia met Prince Andrew in London.
He was photographed with his arm around Virginia and Maxwell was also in the shot, in the picture taken at the socialite’s home in the city.
In the deposition Maxwell is asked: “So are you saying that it’s an obvious lie that Virginia’s statement that she had sex with (name redacted) is an obvious lie?”
She replied: “What I’m representing is that her entire ludicrous and absurd story of what took place in my house is an obvious lie.”
She was asked: “Did you ever meet an underage girl in London to introduce her to Jeffrey to provide him with a massage?”
Virginia has alleged that she had sex with the Prince in London after visiting Tramp nightclub.
TUB TOO SMALL FOR SEX
She has alleged that her and Prince Andrew went back to Maxwell’s townhouse where they had sex in the toilet and then in the bedroom.
Guiffre claimed in an interview with NBC: “We leave club Tramp and I hop in the car with Ghislaine and Jeffrey. She says, ‘He’s coming back to the house and I want you to do for him what you do for Epstein’.”
“He wasn’t rude or anything about it. He said ‘thank you’ and some kind of soft sentiments like that and left.”
The royal has denied any wrongdoing, adding at no stage did he “witness or suspect any behaviour of the sort that subsequently led to [Epstein’s] arrest and conviction”.
Maxwell was quizzed about the allegation but claimed the bathtub at her home in London was too small for sexual activity as Roberts has claimed.
“She claimed things took place in my bathroom in London. Her characterization is just not possible,” said the socialite.
“The tub is too small for any type of activity whatsoever.”
SPITTING IMAGE PUPPET
In the deposition, Maxwell was asked about the visit of a guest whose name was redacted to Epstein’s mansion and whether Virginia was there at the time.
It has been alleged that Andrew groped Virginia Roberts and another woman using a Spitting Image puppet of himself while he stayed at the mansion.
Maxwell was asked: “Did you ever, not as a gift, did you ever see (name redacted) in the presence of a puppet?
“Were you ever in a room with (name redacted) where there was a puppet?”
There is no direct mention of the Spitting Image puppet but there follows a bizarre exchange in which Maxwell and the questioner discuss what a puppet is.
Eventually she admitted: “There was a puppet – not a puppet. I don’t know how would you describe it really,
“Not a puppet, I don’t know how you would describe it. A caricature of (name redacted) that was in Jeffrey’s home.”
Prince Andrew has admitted staying at the Manhattan property and told the BBC’s Emily Maitlis it “was a convenient place to stay”.
The royal was also pictured waving to an unknown girl at the door of the mansion.
Andrew and Epstein were photographed walking and talking in New York’s Central Park, after the paedophile had been released from prison for sex offences against a minor.
ANDREW VISITED ‘PAEDO ISLAND’
Prince Andrew is also alleged to have visited Epstein’s private island Little St James, in the US Virgin Islands – dubbed ‘paedophile island’ by disgusted locals.
During the deposition, the conversation turned towards the island.
“Did (name redacted) ever visit that island — are you aware of ever visiting Jeffrey’s island?,” she was asked
“Were you present on the island when (name redacted) visited to which she replied: “Yes.”
On Monday the Manhattan circuit court of appeals rejected an argument by Maxwell, 58, that the files could impede her defence and today the tranche of documents was made public.
The former British socialite has pleaded not guilty to helping Epstein recruit and groom underage girls as young as 14 to engage in illegal sexual acts in the mid-1990s, and not guilty to perjury for having denied involvement in any such scheme when she gave her deposition under oath.
Lawyers for Maxwell, Epstein’s former girlfriend and longtime associate, had argued making the deposition public could imperil Maxwell’s ability to get a fair trial, because jurors might hold its contents against her.
“If the unsealing order goes into effect, it will forever let the cat out of the bag,” and “intimate, sensitive, and personal information” about Maxwell might “spread like wildfire across the Internet,” her lawyers said in August.
A trial is scheduled for July 2021.
Maxwell was arrested on July 2 in Bradford, New Hampshire, where authorities said she was hiding on a property she bought in December in an all-cash transaction with her identity shielded.
She is locked up in a Brooklyn jail after the judge in her criminal case called her an unacceptable flight risk.
Maxwell’s deposition and other documents were cleared for release after the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan on Monday rejected her “meritless” arguments that her interests outweighed the presumption the public should see the materials.
Giuffre, who has been one of Epstein’s most visible accusers, and the Miami Herald newspaper, which investigated Epstein’s conduct and successful bid in 2007 to avoid federal sex trafficking charges, had sought the unsealing.
Epstein killed himself at age 66 in August 2019 at a Manhattan jail while awaiting trial on federal sex trafficking charges announced the previous month.
He had previously escaped federal prosecution by pleading guilty in 2008 to Florida state prostitution charges, an agreement now widely considered too lenient.
Epstein once counted U.S. President Donald Trump, former U.S. President Bill Clinton and Prince Andrew as friends. They have not been accused of criminal wrongdoing.
Giuffre has said she was trafficked by Epstein and forced to have sex with his friends, including the British prince when she was 17 years old.
In an interview broadcast in December last year, Giuffre told BBC Panorama she had been brought to London in 2001 by Epstein and taken to meet the prince, one of three occasions when she claimed to have sex with Andrew.
Andrew has denied the allegations.