Mask of Shame: Prince Andrew wears face covering as he’s seen for first time since bombshell Ghislaine Maxwell files were released – as family of Epstein’s ‘madam’ launch bid to free her from jail ahead of trial
- Prince Andrew wore a white mask as he left his Windsor home in a Range Rover
- It comes as Ghislaine Maxwell’s family claim she has been treated ‘cruelly’
- A bid to free Maxwell from jail ahead of her trial next summer has been launched
- On Thursday, a 418-page document was released detailing Maxwell’s deposition
Prince Andrew wore a face covering today as he was seen for the first time since bombshell Ghislaine Maxwell files were released on Thursday.
It comes as Maxwell’s family claimed she has been treated ‘vindictively’ and ‘cruelly’ by prison guards – leading to a bid to free her from jail.
The Duke of York was seen talking animatedly with a passenger as he drove his Range Rover away from his home in Windsor this morning.
On Thursday, a 418-page document was released detailing how Maxwell admitted she had an intimate relationship with Jeffrey Epstein.
In the bombshell 2016 deposition she refused to discuss their sex life as she dodged questions about orgies, underage girls and Prince Andrew.
The Duke of York was seen talking animatedly with a passenger as he drove his Range Rover away from his home in Windsor this morning
The former socialite is on remand for child sex trafficking charges linked to Jeffrey Epstein and may be in jail a year before her trial next summer. Pictured, the pair together in 2005
It was today claimed the heiress, 58, lost 25lbs in weight after going without food for 20 hours and being improperly fed, reported The Telegraph.
As part of ‘Operation GGO’, a get Ghislaine out of jail campaign, public relations veteran Brian Basham is claiming her treatment in a New York prison is against her human rights. He has offered his services to the family for free.
He told the newspaper: ‘She is unable to talk to her sisters and their letters are being vindictively not given to her. She is a vegan and she is not getting the proper nutrition.
‘She has lost 25lbs in jail but when she complained they took away her weighing machine so she could not weigh herself.’
It comes as Ghislaine Maxwell’s family claimed she has been treated ‘vindictively’ and ‘cruelly’ by prison guards – leading to a bid to free her from jail. Pictured, Maxwell in 2008
The former socialite is on remand for child sex trafficking charges linked to Jeffrey Epstein and may be in jail a year before her trial next summer.
She was arrested at her home in New Hampshire in July.
Maxwell is apparently forced to wear clothes made of paper and has even been denied a bra because she is believed to be at risk of suicide.
And prison guards have stopped talking to her, Mr Basham said, meaning she is in isolation in her 9ft by 7ft cell.
Maxwell, 58, is being held at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn as she awaits trial on sex trafficking charges
Maxwell is currently in jail awaiting trial on charges that she lured girls as young as 14 years old to Epstein for him to abuse between 1994 and 1997
Maxwell was denied bail despite her lawyers offering up a $5million (£4million) bond because she is believed to be a flight risk. Her lawyers argue she had three passports at the time of her arrest yet she chose to stay in the US.
She denies all six counts relating to child sex trafficking and procurement and perjury.
In desposition documents released Thursday, it was revealed Maxwell repeatedly lashed out against alleged victim Virginia Giuffre’s lawyers, tried to object to questioning and at one point pounded her fist on the table.
After the fit, she remarked: ‘Can we be clear, I didn’t threaten anybody.’
The combative Maxwell continually denied all wrongdoing. She refused to answer questions about her sex life with Epstein, denied she participated in orgies and rebuffed questions about underage girls, including a 13-year-old, being in Epstein’s home.
She became agitated and refused to answer whether she believed it was psychologically harmful for an adult to have sex with a minor.
‘What are you asking me? I don’t know what you are asking,’ Maxwell responded. ‘This has nothing to do with Virginia Roberts.’
Prince Andrew wore a face covering today as he was seen for the first time since bombshell Maxwell files were released on Thursday
In the bombshell 2016 deposition Maxwell refused to discuss their sex life as she dodged questions about orgies, underage girls and Prince Andrew (pictured today)
She denied taking nude photos of Epstein’s victims, yet insisted that every photo she took was by request and would have been ‘mainstream type magazine photos’ that ‘could have been very happily and expected to be displayed on your parents’ mantel piece or grandparents’ mantel piece’.
President Bill Clinton and Britain’s Prince Andrew were also brought up during the hours-long conversation, with Maxwell profusely denying Clinton had been to Epstein’s ‘pedo’ island.
She also skirted questions about Giuffre’s claim that Prince Andrew used a Spitting Image puppet to grope her in Epstein’s New York home. Giuffre has claimed she was instructed to have sex with Prince Andrew multiple times, claims that he vehemently denied.
Maxwell is currently in jail awaiting trial on charges that she lured girls as young as 14 years old for pedophile Epstein to abuse between 1994 and 1997.
Federal prosecutors in New York claim Maxwell perjured herself in the deposition when she was asked if Epstein had ‘a scheme to recruit underage girls for sexual massages’.
Maxwell flatly said: ‘I don’t know what you are talking about.’
Maxwell lashed out after being asked if calling a sexual abuse victim a liar is harmful. She ranted: ‘I would like to say all the terrible things Virginia Roberts said about me is extremely harmful and you should turn that around’
Maxwell said she continued to be friends with Epstein even after his plea deal in 2006 for prostitution charges, because she is a ‘very loyal person’ and because Epstein was ‘a very good to me when my father passed away’
She lashed out when asked if she ever helped recruit underage girls for Epstein to abuse, saying: ‘First of all, you are trying to trap me, I will not be trapped.
‘You are asking me if I recruit, I told you no.
‘I totally resent and find it disgusting that you use the word recruit. I already told you I don’t know what you are saying about that and your implication is repulsive.’
Maxwell denied that Epstein had any ‘negative, unflattering, private or potentially embarrassing information’ on her, and her lawyer objected to the question if the billionaire was aware of any ‘illegal activity’ that she had conducted.
Maxwell claimed she had never done anything illegal, but admitted she had a DUI on her record stemming from an arrest in the UK.
The deposition was redacted in parts, with the names of Prince Andrew, Victoria’s Secret boss Les Wexner, Alan Dershowitz and some mentions of the Clintons blocked out.
However, they were still identifiable through details given and previous reporting.
Meanwhile, the names of four underage victims were not redacted in the document.
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