2021-03-13 06:05:10 UTC
Prince Andrew with the royals sex accuser is set in the alleged madams
house and refused to rule out Andrew being called as a witness at her
Ian Maxwell, 64, initially tried to brush off discussing the photo that
Andrew has suggested is a fake when quizzed about it Wednesday during his
first broadcast interview in more than 30 years.
I dont know anything about the photograph other than that Ive seen its
been published I know its of interest to your listeners, but
nonetheless I am not here to talk about that, Maxwell told the BBC.
He was pressed further, however, and was asked, But do you recognize the
setting of that? Was it taken in Ghislaines house in London?
I do recognize that setting, Maxwell confirmed.
When asked about the photo of Ghislaine Maxwell and Prince Andrew, Ian
Maxwell said, I do recognize that setting.
The image, showing the disgraced royal with his arm around Virginia
Roberts Giuffres waist with Ghislaine smiling behind them, is highly
contentious because Andrew has repeatedly denied knowing Giuffre.
He also said he does not recall ever going to the upstairs of Maxwells
then-London home, where the image is said to have been taken in 2001.
Giuffre was 17 at the time and has repeatedly claimed in interviews and
court documents that it was the night Ghislaine Maxwell and late pedophile
Jeffrey Epstein first made her have sex with the prince.
Maxwells brother was asked if the accused madam [hopes] that people like
Prince Andrew, who have known Ghislaine for a long time, would speak in
Were in the process of gathering together the witnesses and so forth
so I cant comment on the makeup of whos going to be saying what to who,
Ian Maxwell told the BBC.
Asked bluntly if it is possible that Prince Andrew is called as a witness
in Ghislaines defense, Maxwell said, I cant answer that. I just dont
As for whether his sister considers [Andrew] as a friend still, Maxwell
said, I would assume that she does, yes.
In contrast, Maxwell insisted that his sisters friendship with late
pedophile Epstein had ended around 20 years ago, and claimed he only saw
them together I think only once in my entire life.
I wish shed never met the man, obviously, Maxwell said, claiming that
his sister is enduring grotesque conditions behind bars in Brooklyn that
amounts to torture while awaiting her trial on sex-trafficking charges
linked to Epstein.