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Original photo of Prince Andrew, his accuser and Ghislaine Maxwell reportedly has vanished
"The picture is not in Virginia’s possession," a source close to her told the Daily Beast.

Author of the article:Brad Hunter
Publishing date:Feb 15, 2022 • 14 hours ago • 2 minute read • Join the conversation
Prince Andrew, Virginia Roberts Giuffre and socialite Ghislaine Maxwell in a photo Giuffre says was taken in March 2001.
Prince Andrew, Virginia Roberts Giuffre and socialite Ghislaine Maxwell in a photo Giuffre says was taken in March 2001. PHOTO BY VIRGINIA ROBERTS /FACEBOOK
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The woman suing Prince Andrew is now claiming she has lost the original infamous print of the pair with convicted sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell.

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Virginia Roberts Giuffre, 36, was suing the royal before reaching a settlement in principle Tuesday, alleging he had sex with her on three occasions when she was an underage sex slave for his pal, billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. Andrew denied any wrongdoing.

One of the key pieces of evidence is the notorious photo of Giuffre, Andrew and Maxwell at the socialite’s London mansion.

The Duke of York’s team has suggested that the snapshot — purportedly taken by Epstein in March 2001 — has been doctored. Giuffre was 17 at the time and she claims Andrew sexually assaulted later that same evening.

“The picture is not in Virginia’s possession,” a source close to her told the Daily Beast.

Ghislaine Maxwell is pictured massaging Jeffrey Epstein’s feet in a photo recovered during an FBI raid at Epstein’s Upper East Side mansion in 2019.
Ghislaine Maxwell is pictured massaging Jeffrey Epstein’s feet in a photo recovered during an FBI raid at Epstein’s Upper East Side mansion in 2019. PHOTO BY U.S. DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE /supplied
Another source also told the news site the existence of the print may be doubtful and it may have been lost in Giuffre’s move from Colorado to Australia.

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Last November, the prince’s legal eagles requested the original print but it was not provided.

In 2016, Giuffre said in a deposition in a defamation case she brought against Maxwell that she gave the FBI the original in 2011. Case documents state it is one of 20 photos Giuffre gave to the feds, who kept the originals.

Prince Andrew is interviewed by the BBC on his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein.
Prince Andrew is interviewed by the BBC on his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein. PHOTO BY SCREENSHOT /BBC NEWSNIGHT
Her lawyers say the original photos are with the FBI, the Daily Mail reports.

Prince Andrew and his team were trying all gambits to get the case kicked out of court. Questioning the authenticity of the photo was the latest approach. Andrew denied ever meeting Giuffre.

The photo conspiracy was given traction by the royal’s former girlfriend, Lady Victoria Hervey, who said an Irish man posed as Andrew’s body double with his head photo-shopped on top.

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Virginia Roberts Giuffre holds a photo of her and Prince Andrew and Ghislaine Maxwell that she insists is not doctored.
Virginia Roberts Giuffre holds a photo of her and Prince Andrew and Ghislaine Maxwell that she insists is not doctored. 60 MINUTES AUSTRALIA
“Remember, at the time that she was being interviewed by the FBI she was not suing anybody,” the Giuffre source said of the original photo’s disappearance.

“She was not getting legal advice. She has now been through six or seven years of litigation and has lawyers advising her and I’m sure she would behave differently, but then she was just a young girl.”

But would the absence of the original have made a difference to the embattled prince?

An legal insider told the Daily Mail: “(If the photo is fake), that would destroy their credibility. But even Andrew in that BBC interview did not say it was fake. The photo does not show them having sex. But it shows they were together. It shows they met.

“The more he fights about that photograph, the more he underscores the fact that the real credibility issue for him now is whether he ever met her. That’s a losing battle for him.”

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Where did poverty-stricken Prince Andrew get cash for sex settlement?
Author of the article:Brad Hunter
Publishing date:Feb 16, 2022 • 10 hours ago • 3 minute read • 11 Comments
Jeffrey Epstein, from left, Ghislaine Maxwell and Prince Andrew are pictured in file photos.
Jeffrey Epstein, from left, Ghislaine Maxwell and Prince Andrew are pictured in file photos. PHOTO BY FILE PHOTOS /Getty Images
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The seismic aftershocks of Prince Andrew’s deal with sex accuser Virginia Roberts are still rattling the monarchy — and the public.

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The Puke of York signed off on a deal with former Jeffrey Epstein sex slave Roberts on Tuesday.

But a slew of questions remain about what legal experts have called an “admission of guilt” by the dim duke.

Here’s the latest:

It’s believed Queen Elizabeth ponied up a good portion of the estimated $20-million settlement and now there is a public outcry on the cusp of her Platinum Jubilee.
Questions have also arisen about where exactly the luxury-loving prince gets his funds. He has a small naval pension and an annual stipend from the Queen of about $430,000.
Sources say Andrew was about to be torpedoed in his latest bid to have the suit dismissed with newly released email messages between lawyer Alan Dershowitz and Ghislaine Maxwell. Maxwell admits in the exchange that the infamous photo of herself, Andrew and Roberts is “real.”
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“This settlement came far earlier than any of us expected,” royal finances expert David McClure told the U.K. Sun, adding that Andrew’s financial situation has long been “shrouded in mystery.”

Queen Elizabeth II arrives for the state banquet in her honour at Schloss Bellevue palace on the second of the royal couple’s four-day visit to Germany on June 24, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. GETTY IMAGES
Queen Elizabeth II arrives for the state banquet in her honour at Schloss Bellevue palace on the second of the royal couple’s four-day visit to Germany on June 24, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. GETTY IMAGES
Last month, the prince was forced to sell his beloved ski chalet in Switzerland for around $30 million but he likely lost money on the property, McClure said.

“Prince Andrew has made a few million from that sale, but he will have to split that with Fergie, and he had a mortgage to pay on it, so he is likely to have lost money on it,” David said. “The Queen will help pay for her son’s settlement for the simple reason that she has disposable money and he doesn’t.”

Media in the U.K. are reporting that for years the penurious prince has relied on handouts from his mother, Eastern European oligarchs and despots and an American pedophile named Jeffrey Epstein.

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Anti-monarchist Graham Smith told the Daily Mail that “taxpayers deserve to know where the money is coming from for a settlement, which we must assume is in the millions, if not tens of millions.” The palace refused to comment.

Prince Charles.
Prince Charles. PHOTO BY PHOTOSHOT /Bang Showbiz
In addition, it’s believed Andrew’s legal bills were in the neighbourhood of about $1.75 million.

Reports said that Prince Andrew — who had intended to slug it out in court — was pressured into the climb-down by the Queen and his brother, Prince Charles.

“I’m sure that Charles has had enough of the situation. Charles would have said to Andrew that he needed to get this sorted out as soon as possible and before the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations begin. Charles did not want this hanging over the Royal Family this year,” a Royal insider told the Daily Mail.

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A former Royal protection officer told the U.K. Sun Andrew’s sudden U-turn was likely ordered by his mother, Queen Elizabeth.

“This wasn’t his decision, this was the Queen’s,” said Paul Page, adding that the prince’s story was “full of holes” and the Duke “would have been slaughtered” in his deposition.

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Virginia Roberts Giuffre PHOTO BY HANDOUT /US DEPT. OF JUSTICE
For her part, Roberts has agreed to a “period of silence” about the matter during Jubilee celebrations.

While Andrew is now a disgrace and essentially in virtual exile, signing the deal may have saved him more embarrassment and a disastrous defeat in open court.

A leaked email from Ghislaine Maxwell appeared to confirm the authenticity of the notorious photograph of herself, Andrew and Roberts at her London home in 2001. The photo was the latest pillar the prince’s legal eagles hoped to base their defense around.

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Famed lawyer and Epstein buddy Dershowitz emailed the posh pimp asking about the photograph. Maxwell said she believed the photo was authentic.

Dershowitz wrote: “Dear G. Do you know whether the photo of Andrew and virginia is real? You are in the background.”

In 2015 Maxwell replied: “It looks real. I think it is.”

The prince had long denied not only having sex with Roberts but ever meeting her.

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Prince Andrew's settlement statement obliterated by BBC interviewer
"There are only three possible explanations then for the settlement," she wrote

Author of the article:Brad Hunter
Publishing date:Feb 17, 2022 • 18 hours ago • 2 minute read • 20 Comments
Prince Andrew, Duke of York, looks on during the funeral of his father, Prince Philip, in Windsor, on April 17, 2021.
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If Prince Andrew’s interview with the BBC in November 2019 was considered a train wreck, inquisitor Emily Maitlis was the conductor.

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Now, Maitlis is pointing out the staggering number of inconsistencies between her chat with the randy royal and his just-inked deal with former Jeffrey Epstein sex slave Virginia Roberts Giuffre.

The Duke of York thought it would be a good idea to go on the BBC to discuss Giuffre’s claims that he had sex with her three times when she was under age on orders of Epstein and posh pimp Ghislaine Maxwell. Andrew continues to deny the allegations.

Among the prince’s outlandish claims to the BBC:

— He could not have been with Giuffre at Maxwell’s London mansion because he was eating at a Pizza Express with his daughters miles away.

— Giuffre claimed the prince was sweating while they danced. He said he had a condition that made him unable to sweat.

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— Andrew said he had never met Giuffre and a photo of them was a fake.

Prince Andrew, Virginia Roberts Giuffre and socialite Ghislaine Maxwell in a photo Giuffre says was taken in March 2001.
Prince Andrew, Virginia Roberts Giuffre and socialite Ghislaine Maxwell in a photo Giuffre says was taken in March 2001. PHOTO BY VIRGINIA ROBERTS /FACEBOOK
On the BBC’s website, Maitlis challenged the duke.

“At the heart of the settlement is the biggest question of all: Why is a prince who told me he had ‘no recollection of ever meeting this lady’ now paying her what we understand to be upwards of $20 million?

“I distinctly remember putting Virginia Giuffre’s accusations to him directly: ‘She says she met you in 2001, she dined with you, danced with you, you bought her drinks in Tramp nightclub, and she went on to have sex with you in a house in Belgravia.'”

Maitlis added: “And I have the Prince’s reply in front of me now. Three words only: ‘It didn’t happen.’

Friends with royalty. Ghislaine Maxwell, right, with the Duchess of York. It was Fergie who encouraged Prince Andrew to do the disastrous BBC TV interview. (Getty Images)
Friends with royalty. Ghislaine Maxwell, right, with the Duchess of York. It was Fergie who encouraged Prince Andrew to do the disastrous BBC TV interview. (Getty Images)
“There are only three possible explanations then for the settlement: Either he was lying in that response — and remembered her well; or he genuinely had no recollection — and was adamant they hadn’t met — only for his memory subsequently to be jogged; or that he maintains his innocence, but feels the weight of legal and public opinion against him now make settling the easier option, albeit without accepting any liability.”

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The reporter said it wasn’t up to her to determine which narrative was true but wrote she noted the distance he set between acknowledging what had happened to Giuffre and taking any sort of responsibility himself.

Er, uh. Prince Andrew is interviewed by the BBC on his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein.
Er, uh. Prince Andrew is interviewed by the BBC on his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein. PHOTO BY SCREENSHOT /BBC NEWSNIGHT
Still, Maitlis said she was disappointed that the story lacks an ending.

“There would have been huge satisfaction in the sense of an ending — any ending — that saw the prince make his legal defence so comprehensively,” she wrote.

Meanwhile, there are renewed calls for clarity on the financial aspect of the settlement. British media has reported that Queen Elizabeth bailed out her second son from her own purse.

But the palace is refusing to say where the money came from. Sources told British media that the Queen intervened to allow her to enjoy her Platinum Jubilee celebrations without a sex scandal hanging overhead.

Sources have said Andrew has relied on handouts from his mother for years to maintain his luxurious lifestyle and to erect the facade of his own importance.

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There is really a rash of these prison cameras not happening to be working during hangings.

I wonder how dangerous it would be to retrain as a prison camera repairman? Sounds like there’s definitely a need for it but I would hate to accidentally hang myself while fixing a camera.
 
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Palace insiders reportedly using nursery rhyme to mock Prince Andrew
The Duke of York last week reached a settlement with accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre.

Author of the article:Denette Wilford
Publishing date:Feb 21, 2022 • 13 hours ago • 2 minute read • 17 Comments
Prince Andrew, Duke of York, attends a commemoration service at Manchester Cathedral marking the 100th anniversary since the start of the Battle of the Somme. July 1, 2016 in Manchester, England.
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Prince Andrew is being mocked by Buckingham Palace insiders with a cleverly worded, reworked nursery rhyme, according to a report.

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The palace aides are said to have taken a nursery rhyme and spun it to ridicule the royal behind his back with their take on Andrew and his settlement with Virginia Roberts Giuffre.

“The grand old Duke of York, he had 12 million quid. He gave it to someone he’d never met, for something he never did,” insiders sang to the Sunday Times.

The lyrics refer to the disgraced royal, long dubbed “Randy Andy,” and his interview with the BBC in which he claimed he had “no recollection” of ever meeting Jeffrey Epstein’s former sex slave.

That was in spite of that widely circulated photograph of Andrew with his arm around the then-17-year-old.

Giuffre had sued the Duke of York, claiming he sexually assaulted her on three occasions when she was 17, allegations he has repeatedly denied.

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A source close to Andrew told the news outlet that “there is genuine regret he was ever involved with Epstein.”

The insider added: “It is too early to say what his life will look like in the future. He is remorseful, particularly about the impact it has had on his mother and his family.”

The sum of the settlement will not be publicly disclosed, according to papers filed last week in Manhattan federal court, but reports say it’s in the neighbourhood of $12.9 million.

It’s unclear how he will pay the settlement — but the Queen will likely fund part of it from her private Duchy of Lancaster estate.

British media reported that Andrew was forced to settle with Giuffre by the Queen and Prince Charles.

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Andrew previously was stripped of his royal titles, duties and the HRH title that comes with being the son of Queen Elizabeth.

The Sun’s Brad Hunter has pointed out that it was always going to end like this for Andrew, adding that he will be “unlikely to rebound in any meaningful way.”

But don’t expect Andrew to be hiding out. The Sunday Times reported his first public appearance will be next month when the Royal Family attends a service for the late Prince Philip at Westminster Abbey.

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Ghislaine Maxwell juror to be questioned by judge, new trial denied
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Publishing date:Feb 24, 2022 • 10 hours ago • 2 minute read • 16 Comments
Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell sits in the courtroom to hear a note from the jury in a courtroom sketch in New York City on Dec. 21, 2021.
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NEW YORK — A U.S. judge on Thursday said she will question a juror in Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex trafficking case to determine whether his failure to disclose having been sexually abused as a child tainted the British socialite’s conviction.

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U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan in Manhattan also denied Maxwell’s bid for a new trial, at least until after a March 8 hearing, when the Manhattan man known as Juror 50 will testify under oath in open court.

Nathan said Maxwell had met the “high” legal standard to obtain a post-verdict hearing.

Maxwell, 60, was convicted on Dec. 29 of five of the six counts she faced for aiding the late financier Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual abuse of underage girls.

The verdict became clouded when Juror 50, who identified himself by his first and middle names Scotty David, told media including Reuters that he shared with other jurors his history of sexual abuse during the five days of jury deliberations.

He had not disclosed this abuse before trial when filling out his juror questionnaire.

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Question 48 had asked whether prospective jurors had been victims of sexual harassment, sexual abuse or sexual assault, and if yes whether they could judge Maxwell fairly and impartially.

Juror 50, who is in his mid-30s, checked “No” to the first part of the question, and left the second part blank.

He told Reuters he did not remember the question and would have answered honestly, but that he “flew through” the questionnaire.

Nathan called Juror 50’s statements “clear, strong, substantial and incontrovertible evidence” that he responded falsely on his questionnaire, depriving Maxwell’s lawyers of a chance to question him for bias.

But in denying a new trial, Nathan said she could not accept Juror 50’s statements at face value because they were either unsworn, or inadmissible under federal evidentiary rules.

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Lawyers for Maxwell did not respond to requests for comment.

They had argued that Juror 50’s failure to respond truthfully required a new trial because Maxwell’s jury was not fair and impartial, and that they would have excluded him “for cause” had he been truthful.

Maxwell’s lawyers had also sought to question a second juror who reportedly claimed to discuss with fellow jurors having also experienced sexual abuse as a child. Nathan denied that request on Thursday.

Todd Spodek, a lawyer for Juror 50, declined to comment.

Legal experts have said overturning verdicts because of juror dishonesty generally occurs when jurors lie in order to be seated, not when they mistakenly conceal important information.

Maxwell’s sentencing is scheduled for June 28.

Epstein killed himself on Aug. 10, 2019, at age 66 in a Manhattan jail cell while awaiting his own sex-trafficking trial.

Juror 50 said in his questionnaire that he had heard Epstein had been in jail awaiting trial but had died, and read that Maxwell had been Epstein’s girlfriend.
 

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Prince Andrew pays financial settlement to Virginia Giuffre
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Prince Andrew has paid a financial settlement to his sex case accuser Virginia Giuffre.

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‘Stipulation of Dismissal’ court documents were filed on Monday which called for the civil sexual assault action to be dismissed.

The joint order confirmed that each party would pay their own costs and fees.

The settlement is thought to include a “substantial donation to Ms. Giuffre’s charity in support of victims’ rights”.

The Duke of York – who has stepped down from royal duties and public life – has pledged to “demonstrate his regret for his association with (Jeffrey) Epstein” by supporting the “fight against the evils of sex trafficking, and by supporting its victims”.

Once Judge Lewis Kaplan signs the order, the long-running case will come to an end.

Andrew and Giuffre reached an out-of-court settlement over the claim last month.

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Giuffre – who was formerly known as Virginia Roberts – had accused convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein – who took his own life in August 2019 – and his one-time girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell of arranging and forcing her into having sex with Andrew, 61, the third child of Queen Elizabeth and her late husband Prince Philip, in 2001.

A court document read: “Virginia Giuffre and Prince Andrew have reached an out-of-court settlement. The parties will file a stipulated dismissal upon Ms. Giuffre’s receipt of the settlement (the sum of which is not being disclosed).

“Prince Andrew intends to make a substantial donation to Ms. Giuffre’s charity in support of victims’ rights. Prince Andrew has never intended to malign Ms. Giuffre’s character, and he accepts that she has suffered both as an established victim of abuse and as a result of unfair public attacks.”
 

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Virginia Giuffre's lawsuit against Prince Andrew is dismissed, Britain says no public funds in settlement
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An undated handout photo taken at an undisclosed location and released on Aug. 9, 2021 by the United States District Couty for the Southern District of New York shows (left to right) Prince Andrew, Virginia Giuffre, and Ghislaine Maxwell posing for a photo.
An undated handout photo taken at an undisclosed location and released on Aug. 9, 2021 by the United States District Couty for the Southern District of New York shows (left to right) Prince Andrew, Virginia Giuffre, and Ghislaine Maxwell posing for a photo. PHOTO BY HANDOUT/U.S. DISTRICT COURT - SOUTHERN DISTRICT /AFP via Getty Images
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NEW YORK — A U.S. judge on Tuesday ordered the dismissal of Virginia Giuffre’s lawsuit accusing Britain’s Prince Andrew of sexually abusing her when she was underage, as Britain’s finance ministry confirmed that no public funds were used in their settlement.

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The dismissal by U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan in Manhattan federal court had been requested by Giuffre and Andrew, and was expected following the settlement announced on Feb. 15 between Giuffre and Queen Elizabeth’s second son.

That accord included an undisclosed payment, with Andrew making a “substantial donation” to Giuffre’s charity in support of victims’ rights.

Andrew, the Duke of York, did not admit wrongdoing in agreeing to settle the civil lawsuit. He has not been accused of criminal wrongdoing.

The finance ministry issued its comment after The Sun, a British tabloid, said Andrew’s older brother Prince Charles was bankrolling most of the settlement, with the queen chipping in.

Giuffre’s case had focused on Andrew’s friendship with the late Jeffrey Epstein, the financier and sex offender who the 38-year-old Giuffre said also sexually abused her.

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Andrew, 62, denied Giuffre’s accusations that he forced her to have sex when she was 17 at the London home of Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s mansion in Manhattan, and Epstein’s private island in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The allegations and Andrew’s relationship with Epstein severely damaged the prince’s reputation, forcing him to give up his royal patronages and no longer be known as “His Royal Highness.”

In a statement announcing the settlement, Andrew said he regretted his association with Epstein, and accepted that Giuffre had suffered as an abuse victim.

Epstein killed himself at age 66 in a Manhattan jail in August 2019 while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. Maxwell is seeking a new trial after being convicted in December of recruiting and grooming underage girls for Epstein to abuse.
 

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Maxwell juror calls failure to disclose abuse a 'huge mistake'
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Scotty David, a juror in the trial of the Jeffrey Epstein associate accused of sex trafficking Ghislaine Maxwell, arrives at the United States Courthouse in Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S., March 8, 2022.
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NEW YORK — A juror in Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex abuse trial said on Tuesday that his failure to disclose that he had been sexually abused as a child on a pre-trial screening form was a “huge mistake,” but that he did not deliberately lie to get chosen for the jury.

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Maxwell was convicted on Dec. 29 on five of the six counts she faced for helping the late financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse underage girls.

Her lawyers demanded a new trial after Juror No. 50 told media including Reuters that he shared with other jurors his history of sexual abuse during deliberations. He said in the pre-trial screening questionnaire that he had not been sexually abused.

U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan said the juror’s statements provided evidence that he responded falsely on the questionnaire. She questioned the juror about his responses at a Tuesday hearing in Manhattan federal court.

“This is one of the biggest mistakes I’ve ever made in my life,” Juror No. 50, who testified without revealing his name, said in court.

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He testified that he had been abused by a stepbrother and the stepbrother’s friend when he was 9 and 10 years old. He said that looking back on the question, he should have answered “yes” when asked whether he had ever been abused, but that the experience did not bias him.

In explaining his incorrect response, the juror said he “flew through” the questionnaire.

“This is a terrible excuse, but I really didn’t think I’d be chosen,” Juror No. 50 testified. “I never thought I would be one of those 12.”

Nathan asked if he had hoped to be selected.

“I did not hope to be on this jury,” the juror said. “If you’re going to serve jury duty, it might as well be something that’s interesting. But I did not set out to get on this jury.”

Legal experts told Reuters that not all instances of jurors failing to disclose information are significant enough to merit a new trial, noting that cases where verdicts were overturned often involved jurors who deliberately misled the judge in order to get selected.

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Nathan granted the juror immunity from prosecution. The juror’s lawyer had previously said the juror would invoke his constitutional right to avoid self-incrimination and decline to answer questions at the hearing.

The juror signed the pre-trial screening form under penalty of perjury, meaning he could have faced legal consequences if found to have lied.

At the close of the hearing, Nathan instructed both prosecutors and the defence to submit briefs about the juror’s testimony before she rules on Maxwell’s request for a new trial.

Maxwell, 60, faces up to 65 years in prison. Epstein died by suicide in 2019 at the age of 66 in a Manhattan jail cell while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.
 

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Funded by the British taxpayer no doubt....But we have all witnessed that here in Canada too, haven't we?
Actually, completely aside from the Royal Grant, she's a billionaire.

Each year the UK government releases what the monarchy costs each person in the UK. Usually around 65-70 pence/head/year.
 
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Actually, completely aside from the Royal Grant, she's a billionaire.

Each year the UK government releases what the monarchy costs each person in the UK. Usually around 65-70 pence/head/year.

Would you cut it out. Morons like him don't like facts being thrown at them.
 
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But we have all witnessed that here in Canada too, haven't we?
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The verdict is hidden..

Rumor has it he ran someone over while drunk or stoned.


British Columbia trail by jury documents Justin Trudeau concealed and had deleted. Justin Trudeau’s trial by jury court case SAMIE, Ali v TRUDEAU, Justin occurred when Justin Trudeau was a teacher in BC.

Jury trials are used in a significant share of serious criminal cases in many but not all common law judicial systems. In Canada, you have the right to request a jury trial when you are facing a serious criminal charge. When you face charges for a crime that can have a prison sentence of five years or more, you have the right to request a jury trial in your criminal proceeding. “Jury trials are not common in civil matters, and they are far more complicated than trials without a jury” Supreme Court of BC

Screenshot of BC court documents confirmed Justin Trudeau has a record and he was a defendant in a trial by jury. Justin Trudeau issued Writ of Summons 15 June 1999. Appeared before court 03 Nov 1999 and received “Notice Requiring Trial by Jury” 21 Nov 2002.

Section 11(f) of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms:

11. Any person charged with an offence has the right: (f) … to the benefit of trial by jury where the maximum punishment for the offence is imprisonment for five years or a more severe punishment;

To engage section 11(f), a person must at one time have been “charged with an offence” as required by the opening words of section 11.

Trial by jury involves matters such as theft, mischief, assault, sexual assault, murder, manslaughter (vehicular), aggravated assault, bank robbery and drug cases.

In BC the process of trial by jury begins with the defendant/accused making a court appearance. The court clerk reads the charges and the accused is asked to plead guilty or not guilty – when the accused pleads not guilty, the jury selection begins.

Pierre Trudeau’s law firm Heenan Blaikie used to cover up Justin Trudeau’s offences when Justin taught in Port Coguitlam & at WPGA.



Justin Trudeau admitted in 2017 that his father – the former Canadian prime minister Pierre Trudeau – “reached out to his friends in the legal community, got the best possible lawyer and was very confident that he was going to be able to make those charges go away”. Justin Trudeau was referring to his younger brother Michel who was charged with possession of marijuana (controlled substance) after he was involved in a collision in 1998. Or was he? Coincidentally Justin Trudeau’s trial by jury process began in 1999. Justin was charged with an offence after he too was involved in a collision. And, he’s admitted to smoking pot/controlled substance. Didn’t find any trial by jury record for Michel. Did find trial by jury record for Justin.

You now know why Justin Trudeau didn’t want anyone to conduct an investigation into an allegation that he groped a female reporter in British Columbia in 2000. Investigation would find this court document and Canadians who know that Justin Trudeau has a record and he went to trial.
 
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Epstein victim says she was raped up to three times a day on his island
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Little St. James Island, one of the properties of financier Jeffrey Epstein, is seen in an aerial view near Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, July 21, 2019.
Little St. James Island, one of the properties of financier Jeffrey Epstein, is seen in an aerial view near Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, July 21, 2019. PHOTO BY MARCO BELLO /REUTERS / FILES
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A victim of dead pedophile Jeffrey Epstein says she was raped up to three times a day on his private island.

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Juliette Bryant, from Cape Town, South Africa, told the BBC in a documentary that as a 20-year-old aspiring model, she was lured to Epstein’s island on the promise of having her modelling career furthered.

Bryant instead said on the BBC2 series House of Maxwell she was taken on a private plane to the island where she saw other victims, she estimated there were 60 girls and woman there, perform sex acts on Epstein.

“Things happened there that scared me so deeply that I can’t even talk about them,” she said, according to Daily Mail.



“He fed off the terror, there was something about the energy of a girl being scared that he liked.

“It was just like a factory,’ she says. “He was running a machine and Ghislaine Maxwell was the one operating it. People ask why I went back. Nobody disobeyed Epstein.”

Bryant said she remembers his bedroom as being “pitch black and ice cold” and says she dissociated with her body as he sexually assaulted her.