Ghislaine Maxwell offers no apology to Epstein victims and says they should take their ‘upset’ out on authorities

Ghislaine Maxwell offers no apology to Epstein victims and says they should take their ‘upset’ out on authorities

Ghislaine Maxwell has refused to apologise to Jeffrey Epstein’s victims and told them to take their “upset and disappointment” on authorities who failed to prevent the paedophile billionaire in prison.

Disgraced British socialite Maxwell, 61, spoke from behind bars of her hopes for Epstein’s victims to “find closure”.

The convicted sex trafficker told Jeremy Kyle: “[After the death of Epstein]. They [victims] should take their disappointment and upset out on the authorities that allowed that to happen.

“As I said I hope that they have some closure via the judicial process.”

It came in the same explosive interview due to air on Monday night where she claimed the well-known photo showing the Duke of York next to Virginia Giuffre is fake.

Photo issued by the US Department of Justice (left-right) of the Duke of York, Virginia Giuffre, and Ghislaine Maxwell. (PA)
Photo issued by the US Department of Justice (left-right) of the Duke of York, Virginia Giuffre, and Ghislaine Maxwell. (PA)

Maxwell has previously cast doubt on the authenticity of the photo, said to be taken inside her Mayfair home, showing Andrew with his arm around Ms Giuffre, and Maxwell in the background.

Maxwell’s interview will be aired on Jeremy Kyle’s TalkTV show on Monday night on 7pm.

Kyle says that Maxwell will lift the lid on “Epstein, Prince Andrew and even our late Queen”.

“This is Ghislaine Maxwell behind bars and in her own words.”

Prince Andrew is seeking to overturn the settlement he paid out, according to reports (AFP via Getty Images)
Prince Andrew is seeking to overturn the settlement he paid out, according to reports (AFP via Getty Images)

According to reports in The Sun on Sunday and Mail on Sunday, Andrew is now considering what legal options are available to him regarding a bid to overturn the settlement.

Ms Giuffre sued him for allegedly sexually assaulting her when she was 17 after she was trafficked by disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, the former partner of Maxwell.

Andrew denied the claims.

The duke has previously said he has “no recollection” of meeting Ms Giuffre and cast doubt on the picture, claiming he is “not one to hug” or “display affection” in public.

In an interview with BBC Newsnight in 2019, Andrew said while he recognises himself in the picture with Ms Giuffre, he claimed it is not possible to prove whether the image had been faked.

He also claimed the picture could not have been taken in London, as he was in his “travelling clothes”.

Ms Giuffre insisted to BBC Panorama the photo was “authentic” and said she gave the original to the FBI in 2011.

Maxwell cast doubt on the authenticity of the photo in a deposition.

She said the surroundings in the photo looked “familiar”, but also said: “We can’t really establish the photograph and all that”, adding: “I don’t know if that’s true, if that’s a real picture or not.”

Maxwell was sentenced to 20 years in prison last year after she was found guilty by a jury of luring young girls to massage rooms for Epstein to molest between 1994 and 2004.

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.

Jeremy Kyle Live: Ghislaine Behind Bars will air on Monday night on TalkTV at 7pm.