Hervey is quoted as saying about Maxwell: “She was a victim that then became the accomplice as her role changed in that relationship when they were no longer together. She kind of switched sides I suppose, one would say. I do see her as a victim as well.”
“I mean she unfortunately is a scapegoat right now because there is no-one else to blame. So unfortunately for her she is being taken down for what he’s done as well which, you know, some might argue is not, you know, quite as fair as it could be.”
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Socialite Lady Victoria Hervey has suggested she was “used as bait” by Ghislaine Maxwell to “find however many girls were needed” to entertain Jeffrey Epstein’s friends.
Lady Victoria’s comment is made in an ITV documentary being screened on Tuesday, and in a separate interview, for ITV’s Lorraine she described Maxwell as a “victim” who has become a “scapegoat” as “there is no-one else to blame”.
Maxwell, Epstein’s former girlfriend and a friend of the Duke of York was convicted on December 29 of procuring teenage girls for Epstein to abuse and will be sentenced this summer.
Epstein was found dead in his cell at a federal jail in Manhattan in August 2019 while he awaited trial on sex trafficking charges. The death was ruled a suicide.
Lady Victoria, who would socialise with Maxwell, Epstein and the duke in the early 2000s, told the documentary Ghislaine, Prince Andrew And The Paedophile: “Jeffrey was really the frontman and Ghislaine was the accomplice. You know, it was kind of like a Batman and Robin and they were a double act. I don’t think Jeffrey could have done any of it without Ghislaine.”
She added: “I think he just kind of sat – sat back and sort of waited for her to sort of go fishing and go, you know, find however many girls were needed, you know, to entertain his friends.
“I think I was pretty much used as bait, you know, looking back at it.
“You know, I was like, really, young and naive and, you know, she’s entertaining these, you know, big businessmen.
“So yeah, I didn’t realise it of course at the time, but looking back, I mean anyone that was like, my age or a model…”
Lady Victoria was a staple in the diary columns of newspapers and magazines at the time and was dubbed an “It Girl” while working as a model.
During her interview with Lorraine, Lady Victoria said about Maxwell: “She was a victim that then became the accomplice as her role changed in that relationship when they were no longer together. She kind of switched sides I suppose, one would say. I do see her as a victim as well.”
Lady Victoria went on to say: “I mean she unfortunately is a scapegoat right now because there is no-one else to blame. So unfortunately for her she is being taken down for what he’s done as well which, you know, some might argue is not, you know, quite as fair as it could be.”
Andrew is facing a civil sexual assault lawsuit from a woman who alleges she was trafficked to have sex with him by Epstein.
The duke, who denies the allegation, was last week stripped of his honorary military roles and royal patronages after losing a legal bid to have the case thrown out.
Ghislaine, Prince Andrew And The Paedophile was broadcast on ITV at 9pm Tuesday 18th January 2022.
Maxwell was found guilty in 2021 of
child sex trafficking and other offences in connection with the financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey
Epstein, due to make an application for a retrial in January or February
of 2022, or an appeal.
Born in France, Ghislaine was raised in Oxford. In the 1980s, she attended Balliol College, Oxford, then became a prominent member of London's social scene. She worked for her father, Robert Maxwell, until his death in 1991, when she moved to
New York City, where she continued living as a socialite and had a relationship with Epstein. In 2012, Maxwell founded a non-profit group for the protection of
oceans. Following sex trafficking allegations being brought by prosecutors against Epstein in July 2019, the organisation announced cessation of operations the same month. Maxwell is a naturalised US citizen and retains both French and British citizenship.
On 2 July 2020, Maxwell was arrested and charged by the federal government of the
United States with the crimes of enticement of minors and sex trafficking of underage girls, related to her association with Epstein. Maxwell was denied bail as a flight risk, with the judge expressing concerns regarding her "completely opaque" finances, her skill at living in hiding, and the fact that
France does not extradite its citizens. On 29 December 2021, she was convicted on five out of six counts, including one of sex trafficking of a minor.
Maxwell is due to be sentenced on 28 June 2022. A retrial has been sought, on the grounds
Juror Scotty David may not have disclosed during jury selection that he was sexually abused in the past.
Accounts differ on when Maxwell first met American financier Jeffrey Epstein. According to Epstein's former business partner, Steven Hoffenberg, Robert Maxwell introduced his daughter to Epstein in the late 1980s. The Times reported that Maxwell met Epstein in the early 1990s at a New York party following "a difficult break-up with Count Gianfranco Cicogna Mozzoni" (1962–2012) of the CIGA Hotels clan.
Maxwell had a romantic relationship with Epstein for several years in the early 1990s and remained closely associated with him for more than 25 years until his death in 2019. The nature of their relationship remains unclear. In a 2009 deposition, several of Epstein's household employees testified that Epstein referred to her as his "main girlfriend" who also hired, fired, and supervised his staff, starting around 1992. She has also been referred to as the "Lady of the House" by Epstein's staff and as his "aggressive assistant". In a 2003 Vanity Fair profile on Epstein, author Vicky Ward said Epstein referred to Maxwell as "my best friend". Ward also observed that Maxwell seemed "to organize much of his life".
Politico reported that Maxwell and Epstein had friendships with several prominent individuals in elite circles of politics, academia, business and law, including former
Presidents Donald Trump and
Clinton, attorney Alan Dershowitz, and Prince Andrew, Duke of York.
Maxwell is known for her longstanding friendship with Prince
Andrew, and for having escorted him to a "hookers and pimps" social function in New York. She introduced Epstein to Prince Andrew, and the three often socialised together. In 2000, Maxwell and Epstein attended a party thrown by Prince Andrew at
Sandringham House estate in Norfolk, England, reportedly for Maxwell's 39th birthday. In a November 2019 interview with the BBC, Prince Andrew confirmed that Maxwell and Epstein had attended an event at his invitation, but he denied that it was anything more than a "straightforward shooting weekend".
In 1995, Epstein renamed one of his companies the Ghislaine Corporation; based in Palm Beach,
Florida, the company was dissolved in 1998. As a trained helicopter pilot, Maxwell also transported Epstein to his private
In 2008, Epstein was convicted of soliciting a minor for prostitution and served 13 months of an 18-month jail sentence. Following Epstein's release, although Maxwell continued to attend prominent social functions, she and Epstein were no longer seen together publicly.
Andrew (now Andrew Mountbatten-Windsor) with Virginia
Giufree and Ghislaine Maxwell in London. We don't know if this is a
fake picture, or if Andrew knew that the girls at such events were in
An ITV documentary laid bare the close relationships between Prince
Andrew, Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell and reveal claims that the convicted sex trafficker went in and out of
Buckingham Palace at will.
This transmission considered the friendship between Maxwell and Prince Andrew and interviews Lady Victoria Hervey and Euan Rellie, who remember Andrew turning up to social events organised by the socialite.
Through a series of interviews with members of their social circle, employees, and victims of Epstein and Maxwell, presenter Ranvir Singh will unravel the story of the
billionaire heiress and her ultimate trial for child sex crimes.
Speaking for the first time in front of television cameras, former
Buckingham Palace royal protection officer Paul Page
shared his suspicions that Ghislaine Maxwell might have had a closer relationship with Prince Andrew than has been previously reported.
Ghislaine, Prince Andrew and the Paedophile airs on ITV at 9pm on Tuesday January 19 2022 and will be available on ITV Hub shortly afterwards.
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PALACE - ROYAL RESIDENCE IN THE
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Maitlis - BBC Newsnight "Car
Crash" interview 17 November 2019
Maxwell - Allegations and
convictions of sex trafficking -
Epstein - Paedophile at Balmoral,
Royal friendship & prison suicide - $500,000
dollar settlement agreement
police - Dame
Cressida-Dick's lack of investigation into Virginia Giuffre's allegations
British - Is the institution up shit creek without a paddle?
Laundering - Britain
is the most corrupt country in the world
Andrew - Andrew
Mountbatten-Windsor - Andrew
investigation accused of sexual assault of Virginia Guiffre - Is
the picture Real or Fake?
Judge Lewis Kaplan 4th January 3:00pm GMT 2022
- Decision, 12th
January 2022, case against Duke may proceed, Randy
of Wales - Future King's Scottish
Eco village, charity fundraising investigations
William - Palace
sources say Uncle is a total dickhead
Elizabeth II - Her Majesty is the
head of state in a democratic monarchy, Costs,
spiraling legal & settlement
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nightmare, Randy Andy Jan 2022
Jubilee 70 years on the throne
endorses Knighthood for Tony Blair
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SHOCKED PRINCE STRIPPED HRH & MILITARY HONOURS
RUINED AMID SEX SCANDAL SETTLEMENT THOUGHT TO BE AROUND £10 MILLION
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JUBILEE ANNUS HORRIBILUS
QUEEN STRIPPING ANDREW'S HRH
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HOUSE - NORFOLK ROYAL RESIDENCE
OWNED BY QUEEN @ 2022
DUCHESS OF YORK TO KEEP TITLE, THOUGH ANDREW STRIPPED
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trafficking in New York & London - David
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