Beautiful landscape guilty verdict against Ghislaine Maxwell Wednesday bodes ill for her good friend Prince Andrew’s potential to beat the rap in the case of Jeffrey Epstein’s victim Virginia Roberts Giuffre against him, sources in Giuffre’s camp told The Times. Daily Beast.
However, a source close to Andrew has insisted that the crushing sentence, which will likely put Maxwell in jail for decades, “has no effect on the prospects of Andrew’s case”. Real, follow MirrorWhile Andrew’s attorneys are “locked in urgent negotiations” following Maxwell’s ruling, they are determined to be more optimistic than ever, the outlet said, alleging that it was Giuffre who caused the incident. about the abuse that Epstein oversaw.
Reinforcing statements previously made with The Daily Beast about Andrew feel optimistic” Ahead of the motion to dismiss the case, which will be heard next week, a source said of the motion: “Andrew has great arguments and likes his chances.”
However, a Giuffre source told The Daily Beast: “This ruling is clearly his case much more difficult. His argument is essentially the same as that of Maxwell – that these young women making money are all just friends and not having any sex trafficking and the girls making these claims are liars and gold diggers. All the same, blame the victim. This ruling proves that you cannot obscure the vast amount of evidence by these smokescreens, and that jurors are not prepared to blame the victim. “
Giuffre is suing Andrew and alleges that she was trafficked by Epstein to sex with him. Andrew vehemently denied the allegation and said he had no recollection of ever meeting Giuffre, although a picture of him with his arm around his waist went viral when she was a teenager.
“This can’t be good for Andrew,” Giuffre’s source continued. “But it’s hard to know what he takes on and what he doesn’t. No sane person can go on television the way he did and just deny that photographic evidence, and show absolutely no remorse.”
Despite Camp Andrew’s efforts to send business-as-usual signals, there’s no doubt Maxwell’s overwhelming guilt is the worst light that can shine on Andrew’s devastating court day this week. next, in which he will attempt to dismiss Giuffre’s case. .
Andrew’s attorney, Andrew B. Brettler, also filed a motion saying that her federal case against the prince should be shelved because, they argue, she lives in Australia.
But sources in Giuffre’s camp dismissed this as “quite desperate.”
“The question is not whether she lives in the US, the question is whether she maintains a connection to Colorado,” the Giuffre source said. She obviously has, she has a Colorado driver’s license, for example.”
Giuffre is also registered to vote in Colorado, however Andrew’s legal papers filed this week allege this as “suspicious” stating: “It appeared to be prior to filing this action, but right after she returned to Australia, Ms. Giuffre registered to vote for the first time in Colorado using her mother’s home address in Penrose Ms. Giuffre’s timing of voter registration was questionable and appeared to be an act calculated attitude in an effort to support her claim to citizenship in Colorado despite having moved to Australia at least a year (if not four) prior.”
“This is a rather desperate thing, it shows their lack of confidence in their other arguments. This is a silly argument. This is not a serious argument. I don’t think they have anything.”
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A source in Giuffre’s camp said her team was well aware of Giuffre’s life arrangements, adding: “This is a pretty desperate one, it shows their lack of confidence in the settings. his other opinion. This is a silly argument. This is not a serious argument. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with them.”
However, Andrew’s camp retaliated by scorning claims that their latest move was unfounded, mocking Giuffre’s baseless claims that elements like her have equal Colorado driver demonstrates that she has maintained connections with the state.
Ahead of next week’s hearing, the court has ordered the terms of the 2009 deal between Epstein and Giuffre to be made public. Brettler has always argued that the terms of the settlement freed Andrew from any legal danger.
Camp Giuffre is taking the potential impact of the 2009 settlement much more seriously than the residency argument, which may not be so obvious.
“If you rank their arguments, I think their worst argument is that she doesn’t live in America. How stupid. Their best is the 2009 settlement. It’s not a very good one, but it’s the best they’ve got,” the source said, “The release isn’t a silly argument. That’s not what it sounds like – but it’s the kind of argument lawyers love to make. “
Giuffre’s sources say that Giuffre was preoccupied with Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial.
“Like most survivors, she was very focused on the Maxwell trial. She is a very courageous and determined young woman [who has been] the subject of many attacks by the rich and politically influential. She stood up dramatically. ”
Although Giuffre was not called as a witness in Maxwell’s trial, her attorney David Boies told The Daily Beast: “This is a fantastic outcome. It was a great day for Virginia and for all the survivors of Epstein and Maxwell. This is also a great day for justice and the justice system. The jury’s verdict testifies to the courage and commitment of all of Epstein’s and Maxwell’s survivors, who have resisted great disadvantage for many years, who have stood up to bring them to public physical. This is their verdict, this is their victory.”
A spokesman for Prince Andrew declined to comment.