PRINCE Andrews accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre is working with Monica Lewinsky’s PR to boost her image following her $14 million settlement with the Duke.
Ms Giuffre, 38, will be represented by New York-based Dini von Mueffling, The Sun can reveal.
PR experts said she can now follow the example of the former White House intern who had an affair with Bill Clinton and has rehabilitated her image.
Ms Giuffre could even interview Oprah Winfrey like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle – a potential nightmare for Andrew.
After settling her case with the Duke, Ms Giuffre is said to have been under a gag order until the Queen’s Jubilee earlier this month.
That means she could make a statement at Ghislaine Maxwell’s sentencing on June 28.
The former socialite has been convicted of recruiting and trafficking underage girls – including Ms Giuffre – to the late pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
She faces up to 50 years in prison and this week her lawyers accused her abusive father of leaving her “vulnerable” to Epstein’s manipulation.
Ms Giuffre is set to become a spokesperson for victims of sexual assault, according to her charity’s website, SOAR, or Speak Out, Act, Reclaim.
It states: “Through media appearances, speaking engagements and public education campaigns, SOAR raises awareness and ensures that the voices of survivors are heard in the fight against sex trafficking.”
Ms. von Mueffling promoted Ms. Lewinsky’s image change with speeches, television appearances and benevolent articles.
Ms. Lewinsky wrote an essay for Vanity Fair magazine about her treatment in the late 1990s and said in a TED Talk that she was “patient zero” to online bullying.
She was also the subject of an article in Vogue magazine entitled, “We All Owe Monica Lewinsky an Apology.”
Ms. Lewinsky produced a television series about her life entitled “Impeachment: American Crime Story” starring Beanie Feldstein as Ms. Lewinsky and Clive Owen as Mr. Clinton.
Last week, she commented on the Amber Heard vs. Johnny Depp trial, saying it “stoked the flames of misogyny and the celebrity circus.”
She also has the conservative majority on the Supreme Court, which upheld the Roe v. Wade picked up for abortion, blown up.
Should Ms Giuffre, who currently lives in Australia with her family, follow the same path, it could spell years of inconvenience for Andrew.
She could start the conversation and write a book, having already written a manuscript called Billionaire Boys Club, which features Andrew.
Amber Melville-Brown, reputation and media attorney at Withersworldwide, said that “it’s not impossible that Ms. Giuffre could find herself on the couch of a chat show.”
She said Oprah’s couch “accommodated Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as they very publicly sat down to spill some private royal family beans in leisurely tete-a-tetes with the chat show queens and their millions of viewers.”
“Ironically, when the next indentation in the sofa is made by Ms. Giuffre, who, according to the settlement statement, stands up for herself and others, has so badly damaged Harry’s Uncle Andrew’s reputation.”
UK-based PR expert Mark Borkowski said: “My advice would be to make sure it has a purpose and helps people. I’m not sure what the world would think of someone who made so much money, went public and continued their fight.
“It’s more about others who have been through a similar struggle.
“If she continued to make money, would we have the same sympathy for her?”
US PR expert Howard Bragman, founder of LaBrea Media, said: “There are far worse models to follow than Monica Lewinsky, who was elegant and classy in the way she treated herself. “
The sun asked Frau von Mueffling for a comment.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/5652739/prince-andrew-accuser-virginia-giuffre-monica-lewinsky-pr/ Virginia Giuffre, Prince Andrew’s sexual assault accuser, is working with Monica Lewinsky’s PR guru and getting to interview Oprah.