CAUSE Andrew’s lawyers were locked into emergency negotiations last night over concerns his friend Ghislaine Maxwell could “unname” following her guilty verdict, a report says. .
Maxwell now faces 65 years in prison after a New York court found she shopped, groomed and trafficked young girls for her former lover Jeffrey Epstein.
The decision came as Virginia Roberts Guiffre, an Epstein survivor, sued a civil case against the Duke of York – who she alleges had sex with her when she was a slave adolescent sexuality.
Andrew strongly denies the claims and all allegations of misconduct brought against him.
The jury’s verdict indicting Maxwell caused alarm in the Prince’s legal team because the burden of proof in a criminal case is much higher than in a civil case, Mirror report.
Legal experts pointed to OJ Simpson, who was acquitted in criminal court but found guilty of double murder in a civil case.
Meanwhile, it’s been reported that Maxwell may start “showing off names” to reduce his lengthy prison sentence.
Socialite, 60, and Andrew, 61, are said to be already know each other for the better part of two decades and she is said to have introduced him to Jeffrey Epstein.
She and the pedophile are believed to have been dating at the time – and the Duke is later said to have had a friendship with Epstein.
Legitimate source regarding Maxwell’s case told The Mail on Sunday guilty verdicts could cause trouble for the royal family.
The source said: “This could be bad news for Prince Andrew and other famous men who have been hanging out with Ghislaine and Jeffrey Epstein.
“Maybe she will start to cooperate and say what she knows to try to reduce the prison sentence.
“We know that prosecutors are looking at other accomplices in connection with Jeffrey Epstein’s child sex ring.
“Ghislaine certainly has information that could assist prosecutors in other cases. If she decides to cooperate, her testimony could be devastating.
“She was Epstein’s right-hand man for many years, imagine what she knows?”
Maxwell was not found guilty of soliciting a minor to engage in an illegal sexual act – one of six charges against her.
Maxwell’s beliefs appear as follows:
Meanwhile, it was reported that Andrew’s team insisted Maxwell’s trial was “catastrophic” for his accuser after a victim named ‘Carolyn’ told the court Virginia Roberts had referred her. with Epstein.
The Duke’s lawyers are considering calling Carolyn to testify in the civil case along with other Epstein victims, the report said.
Virginia Roberts Giuffre vehemently denies any role in Epstein’s sex ring.
Andrew’s friendship with Maxwell is said to have become more prominent in the early years of the decade.
Former royal security guard Paul Page is now tell Vanity Fair during that time Maxwell was able to “simply walk into the Palace as if she were a member of the royal family”.
The Duke of York was first spotted with her and Epstein at a tennis tournament at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in February 2000.
It is reported that the duo were together at least eight times in the year 2000 – and were seen in various London nightlife venues.
Andrew, Epstein and Maxwell – along with Donald and then girlfriend Melania – are pictured together in a striking image at Mar-a-Lago in December 2000.
And during this period, Epstein and Ghislaine are said to have introduced the royal family to Virginia Roberts, then 17.
Now at 38, she is suing Andrew alleging he sexually assaulted her in New York, London and Epstein’s island.
He has vehemently denied any wrongdoing and strongly denied the allegations made in the lawsuit.
Epstein hanged himself in a New York prison in 2019 while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.
There is no suggestion that Trump was aware of any wrongdoing.
GHISLAINE Maxwell was found guilty of five of the six charges related to Jeffrey Epstein. Those fees are:
- Conspiracy to entice a minor to travel to perform illegal sexual acts
- Conspiracy to transport minors with intent to engage in criminal sex activity
- Transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity
- Sex trafficking conspiracy
- Child sex trafficking
Maxwell was acquitted of soliciting minors to travel to engage in illegal sex
https://www.the-sun.com/news/4361606/prince-andrew-lawyers-talks-maxwell-verdict/ Prince Andrew’s lawyers ‘in urgent talks’ amid fears Ghislaine Maxwell could ‘show name’ following guilty verdict