‘This isn’t the end of the story’: Lawyer for Epstein victim warns that Prince Andrew’s drama is not yet over as it’s revealed Ghislaine Maxwell has until June 2023 to cooperate and reduce her sentence
- A lawyer for Jeffrey Epstein’s victims has warned in a new documentary that Ghislaine Maxwell could yet decide to provide further detail on Epstein and Prince Andrew
- The Duke of York, 62, is branded ‘the runt of a litter’ in the new documentary ‘Prince Andrew: Banished’, which aired on Peacock on Wednesday evening
- The 90-minute documentary told the story of Prince Andrew’s life and explored how the ‘antics’ as a royal ‘brought scandal and disgrace’ on the Royal Family
- Documentary hears from former royal employees and journalists, including ex-press secretary Dickie Arbiter, who says he would never have allowed Prince Andrew to speak to Newsnight
- Arbiter, who worked for the Queen from 1988 until 2000, says: ‘The problem is, the man’s an idiot. There’s always one runt of the litter, and Andrew was it’
Prince Andrew should not imagine his legal woes are over, a lawyer for Jeffrey Epstein’s victims has said – noting that Epstein’s former girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell has until June 2023 to cooperate with prosecutors.
Spencer Kuvin, who represented nine of Epstein’s accusers, told a new documentary that there could yet be further revelations.
Maxwell, 60, was sentenced to 20 years in prison in June for conspiring with Epstein to sexually abuse dozens of young women.
Currently in FCI Tallahassee, a low-security federal prison in Florida’s capital, she has said she intends to appeal her sentence.
Kuvin said she could be intending on cooperating, in a bid to reduce her lengthy sentence.
‘She is really the person who holds all the secrets,’ said Kuvin, speaking as part of a new Peacock documentary ‘Prince Andrew: Banished’, which was broadcast on Wednesday night.
‘This isn’t the end of the story.’
Spencer Kuvin, a Florida-based lawyer who represented nine of Epstein’s accusers, has noted that Ghislaine Maxwell – friend of Prince Andrew (right) and ex-girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein – has until June 2023 to cooperate and reduce her 20-year sentence
A string of royal experts speaking in the documentary branded him ‘an idiot’, a ‘spoiled brat’ and a ‘narcissist’ as part of the program, which explored his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein.
The Duke of York, 62, was also branded ‘the runt of a litter’ who ‘couldn’t keep his trousers closed’.
The 90-minute program explored how Andrew’s ‘antics’ as a royal ‘brought scandal and disgrace’ on his family and the ‘privilege, jealousy, desire, and greed’ that pushed him into friendships with paedophile financier Epstein and Maxwell, his accomplice.
The documentary heard from a number of former royal employees and journalists, including ex-press secretary Dickie Arbiter.
He tells the documentary: ‘The problem is, the man’s an idiot. There’s always one runt of the litter, and Andrew was it.’
Royal author Phil Dampier adds: ‘He’s never smoked or taken drugs or drunk alcohol but his one big thing is sex.’
And journalist Helen Kirwan-Taylor says: ‘The talk of the dinner parties was he couldn’t keep his trousers closed.’
Andrew’s royal career ended in disgrace after he was forced to pay millions of pounds in an out-of-court settlement to sex abuse accuser Virginia Giuffre earlier this year.
Prince Andrew pictured waving along with other royals following a service at Crathie Kirk church near Balmoral last month
Andrew’s royal career ended in disgrace after he was forced to pay millions of pounds in an out-of-court settlement to his sex abuse accuser Virginia Giuffre
Prince Andrew riding his horse in Windsor last week following a number of public outings after his mother’s death
Sex abuse victims of Jeffrey Epstein are reportedly ‘frustrated’ that his long-term friend Prince Andrew has been ‘rehabilitated’ in his public appearances following the Queen’s death
She claimed he sexually abused her three times in 2001 when she was 17 after being trafficked by Epstein, though Andrew has consistently denied any wrongdoing.
The settlement was not an admission of liability, but the Queen’s supposedly favorite son was stripped of his royal patronages and honorary military titles.
Describing the ordeal, reporter Annette Witheridge told the documentary that the ‘entire saga boils down to sex and greed’, adding that it was ‘a lifetime in the making’.
The documentary’s synopsis says: ‘Prince Andrew: Banished unpacks the tumultuous story of how Prince Andrew, Duke of York – formerly regarded as the attractive, beloved son of Queen Elizabeth II and decorated naval officer – whose behavior antics throughout his career as a Royal brought scandal and disgrace to the 1200-year legacy of the British Royal Family.
‘Through new interviews with palace insiders, journalists, members of Andrew’s social circle, and the legal team that brought the allegations to light, the documentary takes a deep dive into the world of privilege, jealousy, desire, and greed that pushed Andrew; first, into the orbit of notorious sex offenders Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, and then into a sordid sex trafficking scandal that threatens to bring down the House of Windsor.’
Meanwhile, a disgraced former royal protection officer tells the documentary that Andrew is ‘a horrible bully’ who had a ‘revolving door of women’ coming into his Buckingham Palace apartments.
Paul Page, who worked in the security role from 1998 to 2004 before being jailed for a property scam, recalled how protection officers were shocked by the number of women who would visit Andrew’s private rooms at the palace, adding that he’s ‘just a horrible person’.
Former royal protection officer Paul Page (pictured leaving Southwark Crown Court in 2009 shortly before he was jailed for a multi-million pound property scam) has spoken of his dealings with Prince Andrew as part of a new documentary
Page tells the documentary: ‘We used to have a joke that he should have a revolving door in his bedroom.
‘The amount of women going in and out of there, it was just literally every other day someone would be coming in to see him – a different one every time.’
Page also claims the now-disgraced Andrew once called a colleague a ‘fat, lardy-a**e c**t’ after officers refused a woman entry into the palace to see him. The woman then offered to call the duke as proof she was there to meet him.
He said: ‘We could hear the conversation. Anyway, he said: ‘Put one of the officers on’. One of my colleagues took the phone.
‘He shouted at the top of his voice: You listen to me, you fat, lardy-a**e c**t. If you don’t let my guest in, I’m going to come down there.”
‘You would think a member of the royal family would have some kind of decorum and respect for the staff that are there and paid to protect them and look after them.
‘[With Andrew,] there’s just none, none at all. He’s just a horrible person. He’s a bully.’
Page also tells the documentary of how he discovered between 50 and 60 teddy bears laid upon Andrew’s bed, accompanied by a laminated pictured in a nearby drawer so palace staff knew how he liked them to be arranged.
The former royal protection officer was jailed for six years in 2009 after he conned a string of innocent investors in a multi-million pound property scam.
A court heard he used ‘lies and manipulation’ to dupe a string of friends and colleagues out of their life savings in a ‘breathtakingly dishonest’ £3million fraud.
Then, when called to account, he set out to tarnish the reputations of fellow officers with a string of extraordinary claims about life within the royalty protection squad.
The Queen’s for children King Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward pictured in the procession during her state funeral
Despite being stripped of his royal honours and being forced away from royal duties, Andrew returned to public life during the period of mourning after his mother’s death.
A representative of Epstein’s victims said Andrew’s appearances in honour of the Queen were ‘disrespectful’ and ‘insulting’ to those involved, the Independent reported.
He has been accused of trying ‘rehabilitate’ his public image following the Queen’s death.
In the days following her passing, the prince wore his military uniform during a vigil at Westminster Hall for the Queen as she lies in state, after King Charles allowed him to wear it.
The King, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward stood guard over their mother’s coffin in silence for ten minutes while members of the public filed past.
He also took part in the Vigil of the Princes at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh when he joined other senior royals to look at tributes and took part in the procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall alongside his siblings.
Prince Andrew’s representatives have been contacted for comment.
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