Prince Andrew’s legal team to paint sex accuser on par with Maxwell, Epstein
Giuffre’s lawyer said none of this is new and his client long ago came clean on her role
Prince Andrew’s legal team are diving headlong into the mud and planning to paint his accuser, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, of being on par with twisted Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell.
According to reports in the British media, the disgraced royal’s legal eagles are now seeking testimony from an Epstein victim who will claim Giuffre recruited her when she was 14 years old and trained her in the art of sexual massage.
His team will argue that Giuffre doesn’t deserve damages because she was complicit in the Maxwell-Epstein sex-trafficking scheme. But the “unclean hands” gambit could backfire, legal experts warn.
Giuffre is suing the 62-year-old Duke of York in civil court in New York, claiming he had sex with her three times when she was underage.
The witness — Carolyn Andriano — has also already corroborated Giuffre’s accusations that she had sex with Andrew at Maxwell’s posh London home. No doubt, Giuffre’s lawyers will ask her about this if she takes the stand next fall.
“It’s potentially a double-edged sword,” a source familiar with the duke’s strategy told The Times of London, adding that his lawyers were looking for more women allegedly recruited by Giuffre.
“We are interested in speaking with and interviewing anyone and everyone who has information relevant to these allegations,” the source added.
Giuffre has long maintained she was sex trafficked by billionaire pedophile Epstein — a close pal of the prince — and was forced to have sex with Andrew. He has denied any wrongdoing.
On March 10, Andrew is slated to meet with Giuffre’s lawyers in London and will apparently testify under oath.
“We agreed to voluntarily produce the duke for a deposition on March 10. Despite repeated requests, Ms. Giuffre still hasn’t committed to a date or location for her deposition,” a source said.
Andriano, 35, was one of four victims who testified at the sex-trafficking trial of Epstein second banana Maxwell. The former socialite was convicted and is awaiting sentencing, although she has launched an appeal.
But Andriano also had harsh words for Giuffre, waiving her right to anonymity.
“At 14 years old, I was big-breasted and I definitely could pass for 21 when I was made up,” she told the Daily Mail. “I did my own makeup, but Virginia gave me clothes. She gave me these really tight, skimpy shorts with a spaghetti-strap top with all my cleavage hanging out. She just said, ‘Whatever you do, don’t say your age.’ And I didn’t even ask why. I went along with it.”
She claimed that she and Giuffre gave creepy Epstein a nude massage and then Giuffre had sex with him.