As British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell awaits sentencing on charges of recruiting and trafficking girls to misbehave with deceased Jeffrey Epstein, a ITV The documentary chronicles the disgraced pair’s story through exclusive interviews with financiers, survivors and friends of the staff, from which tasteless new revelations of her relationship with Prince Andrew emerged.
Ghislain, Prince Andrew and the Pedophile It hit UK screens just days after being found guilty of five of the six charges against Maxwell. She was acquitted of one charge: enticing a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts. Epstein’s accomplice could face a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison.
Meanwhile, the Duke of York found himself facing a potential civil lawsuit after Virginia Giuffre – who also made an appearance during the latter part of the documentary – accused him of sexual assault in the early 2000s.
The Queen stripped Prince Andrew of his military titles and royal patronage after a US judge allowed trial in Giuffre’s case involving her son.
Here are five things we learned Ghislain, Prince Andrew and the Pedophile,
1. Prince Andrew ‘shout and shout’ if his teddy bear collection was rearranged, it is claimed
Speaking of the Duke’s private apartment, former royal security official Paul Page said: “It had about 50 or 60 stuffed toys on the bed.
“And, basically, there was a card the inspector showed us in a drawer, and it was a picture of all these bears on the bed.
“And the reason for the crumpled picture was that, if those bears were not put back in the correct order by the maids, he would scream and scream and become verbally abusive.”
2. Ghislaine Maxwell may have ‘intimate relationship’ with Duke of York
Paul Page has also claimed that Prince Andrew may be involved in an “intimate relationship” with the former socialite.
talking to ITV The journalist, Mr Page, said he believed Maxwell entered and re-entered the palace four times in one day, “in and out, in and out.”
“The way she was allowed to enter and exit the palace of her own free will, we realized … suspected she might have had an intimate relationship with Prince Andrew.”
“A colleague of mine remembered that she used to come four times a day from morning till evening – she kept coming in and out, in and out…” she claimed.
3. Shahi’s number appears in Maxwell and Epstein’s ‘Little Black Book’
During a clip, the same journalist locates an entry in the book under the ‘Duke of York’, specifying Buckingham Palace, London, as the address.
A number is also given to which the journalist proceeds to make a call.
It goes to voicemail and a message – whose voice she said “sounds like Andrew” – added: “I’m afraid I’m not quick enough before I get on the phone to get your message. If you have If you have a message, please leave it and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.”
4. One of Maxwell’s jurors said the deliberations of the ‘brutal’ trial left her in tears, while she was ‘like a stone’.
The jury, known by his first name Scotty David, revealed that the 12 jurors felt “comfortable” with Maxwell’s guilty verdict, but said the 40 hours of deliberation was an emotionally exhausting experience. .
In an interview, Scotty David said: “There were tears, because it is someone’s life on the line. Prosecutors had to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Ghislaine Maxwell was guilty of these crimes.
“And we all felt comfortable, but the emotional toll it took on all of us after spending a week with all the evidence was again all the testimony, it was brutal.”
5. Ghislaine Maxwell was ‘essentially a pimp’, claims lawyer for Epstein’s survivors
Lawyers representing eight victims of sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein in the lawsuit against Maxwell have said he “took advantage” of young girls who relied on him to “be a woman.”
Speaking in the ITV documentary, Lisa Bloom said that the girls were recruited not by Epstein, but by Ghislaine Maxwell.
She described Maxwell and Epstein’s operation as “the pyramid scheme, with Jeffrey Epstein at the top, then Ghislaine, and then all the young girls.”
Bloom said that Maxwell was “essentially a pimp” and was sometimes “directly involved in sexual harassment.”
The attorney, who was also involved in the sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein, said the girls found Maxwell more “trustworthy” because he was a woman. “Ghislain took advantage of it,” she said.
“She normalized Jeffrey Epstein’s behavior and set the tone to enable him to become a hunter.
“Women trusted him, men trusted him.”