Prince Andrew‘S strategy inside civil case being turned against him by Virginia Roberts Giuffre remained unchanged following Ghislaine Maxwell’s verdict, a source close to the prince exclusively told The Daily Beast.
“Her credibility remains at the core of this dispute,” the source told The Daily Beast, adding, “Literally nothing has changed. The Duke was barely mentioned in the Maxwell trial. Yesterday’s judgment should not affect the proceedings.”
The source also denied as “untrue” a claim first made in British newspapers that Andrew’s lawyers held “emergency talks” late on Wednesday night after the ruling. given.
The source said that to the best of their knowledge, there has not been a phone call between Andrew and his legal team.
Andrew’s camp is trying to create a business-as-usual attitude and to psychologically separate the prince’s case from Maxwell’s, amid suggestions that Maxwell’s sentence is a bad omen own chance.
Andrew’s problem, of course, was that he and Maxwell had been friends for decades. And although his name was only rarely called out at her trial, his presence was often felt, for example when the prosecution presented evidence of a close relationship between the two. Maxwell and Epstein a photograph of them relaxing at the queen’s estate of Scotland, Balmoral, where it is believed that they are Andrew’s guests.
Another famous photograph – Andrew’s arm around Giuffre’s waist when she was 17, with Maxwell in the background, has become symbolic of Andrew’s entanglement with Maxwell and Epstein. Epstein is said to have taken the photo.
Maxwell’s ruling comes ahead of a stiff duel next week against the prince, who is asking a judge to dismiss the civil case brought by Giuffre against him.
Giuffre is seeking unspecified damages and alleges that she was sexually trafficked for the prince and raped three times by him.
Andrew’s motion to dismiss the case will be heard on Tuesday, and a judge previously ordered the release of the 2009 settlement between Giuffre and Epstein.
The prince’s attorney, Andrew B. Brettler, has consistently argued that the terms of the 2009 settlement, which both parties viewed and used in their legal brief, release Andrew from all danger. legal basis regarding Giuffre’s exploitative and abusive claims.
Giuffre’s side is taking the threat seriously and a source close to Andrew previously told The Daily Beast that Andrew is “optimistic“And “likes his chance”.
However, many observers expect that Giuffre’s case will not be dropped in its entirety due to the motion to dismiss, which means the prince still needs to prepare for a full trial.
Prince Andrew may have been encouraged to continue training his legal fire on Giuffre in an attempt to discredit her after she was accused of engaging in the trafficking of his own daughter. Epstein in the Maxwell trial. ‘Carolyn,’ one of Maxwell’s victims testified against her in court, saying she was initially employed by Giuffre.
“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 put blame on the victim.”
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British newspaper the Mirror cite a source who has stated that Andrew’s attorneys now believe ‘Carolyn’ “was smoking gun for any possible role Virginia played in Epstein’s pyramid abuse scheme”, adding, “Andrew’s attorneys convinced him that if he had any chance of stopping her case. going to court, they needed to fight the fire and there was no limit to that. “.
Given Ghislaine’s staggering loss, however, it might be reasonable to question why Andrew’s team thought they’d do better by essentially pursuing the same embarrassing strategy and dumping it. errors, and tries to paint the victims of Epstein’s depraved activities as money- starving dreamers.
As a man in the Giuffre camp told The Daily Beast this week:”[Andrew’s] the argument is basically the same as Maxwell’s – that these young women make money just for the money, and that they are just friends and don’t have any sex trafficking and that the girls make these claims are liars and gold diggers. All the same, blame the victim. This ruling proves that you can’t obscure the vast amount of evidence by these smokescreens, and that jurors are not prepared to put blame on the victim. “
Although Giuffre was not called as a witness in Maxwell’s trial, her attorney David Boies told The Daily Beast that Maxwell’s sentencing was “a great day for Virginia and for all those living remnants of Epstein and Maxwell.”
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