Is Prince Andrew mentioned in a new sex dossier? Royal is preparing to defend itself against possible disclosure in court documents about its friendship with Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell
- The U.S. judge ordered the release of secret documents related to Epstein and Maxwell
- The 80 pages of the documents contain sections of Maxwell's testimonials for 2016
- The publication of the pages could also put pressure on Prince Andrew, since they include communication between Maxwell and Epstein from January 2015
- Virginia Roberts, a suspected sex slave of the embarrassed US financier, claimed in 2015 court records that she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew
Prince Andrew is preparing to fight this week against the possible disclosure of further harmful allegations about his friendship with pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and alleged accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell.
District judge Loretta Preska ordered 80 secret legal documents spanning hundreds of pages relating to Maxwell and Epstein last week.
The publication of the huge tranche of papers would be a blow to Maxwell, 58, as it contains large parts of the statements she made to lawyers in 2016, including what her legal team called an "intrusive questioning" about her sex life.
Prince Andrew (pictured left with Virginia Roberts, center, and Ghislaine Maxwell, right, 2001) is preparing to fight against the possible disclosure of legal documents and other harmful allegations about his friendship with pedophile Jeffery Epstein
You could also put pressure on Prince Andrew because one of the documents contains Maxwell-Epstein communication in January 2015, when Virginia Roberts, a suspected sex slave of the embarrassed U.S. financier, claimed in court records that she was forced to have sex with him Prince three times.
Andrew has repeated and vigorously contested the claims.
A leaked email from 2015 published by the BBC last year seems to indicate that Andrew Maxwell asked for help in processing Mrs. Roberts' claims.
We have no doubt that the Duke will be confirmed
In it he said to the celebrity: "Let me know when we can talk. I have some specific questions about Virginia Roberts. "Maxwell replied," Do you have some information. Call me when you have a moment. "
Last night, a source near Andrew said, "The Duke of York didn't go wrong, so we're relaxed about unsealing court documents. As the U.S. courts have attempted to point out, it is not making it true simply because an allegation is contained in court records.
“The US courts have asked the media and the public to exercise extreme caution in dealing with all allegations contained in court records. We totally agree. We have no doubt that the Duke will be fully confirmed in the coming weeks. "
Maxwell (pictured), who is being held in a Manhattan prison, is waiting for the process to recruit and care for underage girls for Epstein. Among the documents that could be released is communication between Maxwell and Epstein from January 2015, when Virginia Roberts, a suspected sex slave of the shameful U.S. financier, claimed in court records that she had been forced to have sex with the prince three times
Maxwell is held at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Manhattan and is waiting for the process to recruit and care for some of the minor victims of Epstein between 1994 and 1997.
She is also accused of perjury for denying knowledge of the legal provisions of his abuse. She denies all allegations.
Maxwell was interviewed by lawyers in April and July 2016 as part of a defamation lawsuit from Ms. Roberts, who now has her married surname Giuffre.
Approximately 40 out of 418 pages of this certificate were published last year, but following Judge Preska's decision in New York last week, further sections could be unsealed on Thursday. Maxwell's lawyers had a week to appeal.
Epstein was found dead in his New York prison cell last year while he was awaiting trial for sex offenses.
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