Ghislaine Maxwell says Jeffrey Epstein's victims should take 'upset out' on authorities in new prison interview

Ghislaine Maxwell has said the victims of Jeffrey Epstein should take "their disappointment and upset out on the authorities" in an interview from inside prison.

Maxwell, 61, is serving a 20-year sentence after she was found guilty in 2021 of luring girls to massage rooms for the disgraced financier to molest between 1994 and 2004.

In a new interview to be broadcast on TalkTV on Monday evening, the disgraced British socialite speaks from her prison in Florida.

Regarding the victims, she said: "Epstein died, and they should take their disappointment and upset out on the authorities that allowed that to happen.

"I hope that they have some closure by the judicial process that took place."

Last year, she gave her first interview from prison when she said she accepted she could no longer be friends with Prince Andrew.

In the new interview, she repeats her claim that the now infamous photo of her, Andrew, and a young Virginia Giuffre is not genuine.

Clips released ahead of the interview's broadcast show her saying: "It's a fake. I don't believe it's real for a second, in fact I'm sure it's not."

Ms Giuffre - formerly known as Virginia Roberts - used the image as evidence to support her allegations against the prince before the case was settled outside of court last year.

She sued the duke for allegedly sexually assaulting her when she was 17 after she was trafficked by Epstein, the former partner of Maxwell.

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Andrew denies the claims and says he has never met Ms Giuffre.

Epstein was found dead in his cell at a federal jail in Manhattan in August 2019 while he awaited trial on sex trafficking charges.

His death was ruled a suicide.