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(NEW YORK) JUST IN: An agreement between Virginia Giuffre and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, which could be key to a civil case involving the Duke of York, made public for the first time below: #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.04: The 2009 settlement between Epstein and Ms Giuffre is to be released on Monday after an order by judges in the US……..Prince Andrew’s lawyers believe it could release him from liability in the case brought by Ms Giuffre, who accuses him of sexual assault when she was 17……..He has consistently denied the claims.

#AceDailyNews says according to latest media report: Virginia Giuffre: Prince Andrew accuser’s deal with Jeffrey Epstein released below from Oct.29: 2021:

Document #32, Attachment #1

District Court, S.D. New York

Docket Number: 1:21-cv-06702

Date Filed: October 29th, 2021

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***SELECTED PARTIES*** MEMORANDUM OF LAW in Support re: 30 MOTION to Dismiss or in the Alternative for a More Definitive Statement. Request for Judicial Notice. Document filed by Prince Andrew, Virginia L. Giuffre. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A (Release Agreement), # 2 Exhibit B (Epstein Complaint), # 3 Exhibit C (Stipulation of Dismissal), # 4 Exhibit D (Order of Dismissal), # 5 Exhibit E (Order Denying Joinder), # 6 Exhibit F (Maxwell Complaint), # 7 Exhibit G (Dershowitz Amended Complaint), # 8 Exhibit H (Stipulation of Dismissal), # 9 Exhibit I (Motion for Joinder), # 10 Exhibit J (Daily Mail Article 3/2/2011), # 11 Exhibit K (Daily Mail Article 3/5/2011), # 12 Exhibit L (Manuscript), # 13 Exhibit M (Daily Mail Article 1/3/2015), # 14 Exhibit N (NY Daily News Article))Motion or Order to File Under Seal: 29 .(Brettler, Andrew) (Entered: 10/29/2021)

By George Bowden: BBC News:

Prince Andrew, Virginia Roberts and Ghislaine Maxwell in 2001
Prince Andrew, Virginia Roberts, now Giuffre, and Ghislaine Maxwell in 2001

Andrew B Brettler, who represents the duke, had argued at a previous hearing that the “settlement agreement” would end Ms Giuffre’s lawsuit against Andrew.

The settlement was reached between Ms Giuffre, also known as Virginia Roberts, and the prince’s former friend and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who died in prison in 2019.

Mr Brettler had previously told a New York hearing the agreement “releases Prince Andrew and others from any purported liability arising from the claims Ms Giuffre asserted against Prince Andrew here”.

US District Judge Lewis A Kaplan, who is presiding over the civil case, is due to hold a video teleconference on Tuesday when a request by the duke’s legal team to dismiss the case will be heard.

Ms Giuffre is suing the Queen’s son for allegedly sexually assaulting her in London, New York and the Virgin Islands when she was a teenager.

She is seeking unspecified damages, but there is speculation the sum could be in the millions of dollars.

She claims she was trafficked by disgraced financier Epstein to have sex with Andrew when she was 17 and a minor under US law.

Andrew, 61, has denied all the allegations, telling BBC Newsnight in 2019: “It didn’t happen. I can absolutely categorically tell you it never happened. I have no recollection of ever meeting this lady, none whatsoever.”

Judge Kaplan last week denied a motion from Andrew’s lawyers to halt the civil proceedings while the issue of where Ms Giuffre, now 38 and thought to be residing in Australia, lives is dealt with.

Last week, Ms Giuffre’s lawyers said they were seeking proof of Andrew’s claim he had an inability to sweat, which he said showed a “problem” with her account of an evening with the duke.

“I didn’t sweat at the time because I had suffered what I would describe as an overdose of adrenalin in the Falklands War when I was shot at and it was almost impossible for me to sweat,” he told Newsnight.

Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s former girlfriend and Andrew’s friend, faces the rest of her life in jail after she was convicted last week of helping to procure teenage girls for the disgraced financier to sexually abuse.

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(MANHATTAN, N.Y.) Ghislaine Maxwell Trial Report: British socialite has been convicted of 5 of counts of luring teenage girls to be sexually abused by American financier and convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Dec.30: Jurors deliberated for five full days before finding Maxwell guilty on five of six counts.

#AceDailyNews says that Ghislaine Maxwell has been found guilty: The verdict capped a month-long trial featuring sordid accounts of the sexual exploitation of girls as young as 14, told by four women who described being abused as teens in the 1990s and early 2000s at Epstein’s palatial homes in Florida, New York and New Mexico.

Posted 11h ago, updated 6h ago

Sketch of a woman standing trial in the court room, with the judge in the background.
Ghislaine Maxwell was accused by four women during the trial.(Reuters: Jane Rosenberg)

She was convicted of conspiracy to entice a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, conspiracy to transport a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of minors and sex trafficking of minors, the last of which carries a statutory maximum of 40 years in prison.

Jeffrey Epstein wraps his arms around Ghislaine Maxwell while holding a phone to his ear
Maxwell was convicted of luring teenage girls to be sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein.(Supplied: US Attorney’s Office SDNY)

She was acquitted of enticing a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts.

Maxwell faces up to 65 years in prison for the five charges she was convicted of.

US District Judge Alison Nathan did not say when she would be sentenced.

She also faces two perjury counts that will be tried separately.

As the verdict was read, Maxwell appeared to show little reaction behind a black mask.

She stood with her hands folded as the jury filed out, and glanced at her siblings as she herself was led from the courtroom.

Maxwell, 60, has vehemently denied the charges through her lawyers.

She declined to take the risk of testifying, telling the judge: “The government has not proven its case beyond a reasonable doubt so there is no reason for me to testify.”

“The road to justice has been far too long. But, today justice has been done. I want to commend the bravery of the girls now grown women who stepped out of the shadows and into the courtroom. Their courage and willingness to face their abuser made today’s result, in this case, possible.”

Damian Williams, the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, said the road to justice had been far too long but “justice has been done”.

“I want to commend the bravery of the girls, now grown women, who stepped out of the shadows and into the courtroom,” he said. 

“Their courage and willingness to face their abuser made today’s result, in this case, possible.”

Maxwell had jetsetting lifestyle

Ghislaine Maxwell kisses Jeffrey Epstein's cheek while they stand on a street in Europe
Maxwell dated Epstein for several years in the 1990s, when the pair attended high society parties and travelled on luxurious private jets.(Supplied: US Attorney’s Office SDNY)

The defence had insisted Maxwell was a victim of a vindictive prosecution devised to deliver justice to women deprived of their main villain when Epstein killed himself while awaiting trial in 2019.Witness testifies he drove girls to Epstein’s homeA man has testified at Ghislaine Maxwell’s criminal sex abuse trial on Wednesday that he drove teen girls to the Florida mansion of the late financier Jeffrey Epstein and saw them leave with hundred dollar bills.Read more

Robert Glasman, lawyer for one of Maxwell’s accusers known as Jane, said “the justice system got it right”.

“The verdict screams loud and clear — if you make it easier for another to sexually abuse children, you, too, will be held accountable for your role in that abuse,” he said.

During the trial, prosecutors called 24 witnesses to give jurors a picture of life inside Epstein’s homes — a subject of public fascination and speculation ever since his 2006 arrest in Florida in a child sex case.

A housekeeper testified he was expected to be “blind, deaf and dumb” about the private lives of Epstein, a financier who cultivated friendships with influential politicians and business tycoons, and Maxwell, who had led a jetsetting lifestyle as the favourite child of a media mogul.

Pilots took the witness stand and dropped the names of luminaries — Britain’s Prince Andrew, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump — who flew on Epstein’s private jets.

A scetch shows Jeffrey Epstein's massage table being unfolded in court.
The massage table was recovered from Jeffrey Epstein’s Palm Beach home.(AP: Elizabeth Williams)

Jurors saw physical evidence like a folding massage table once used by Epstein and a “black book” that listed contact information for some of the victims under the heading “massages”.

There were bank records showing he had transferred $30.7 million to Maxwell, his longtime companion, one-time girlfriend and, later, employee.

‘You are such a good girl’

A court room sketch shows people looking at a monitor with photos.
Four women testified that they were victimised by Maxwell and Epstein at tender ages.(AP)

The core of the prosecution was the testimony of four women who said they were victimised by Maxwell and Epstein at tender ages.

Three testified using first names or pseudonyms to protect their privacy: Jane, a television actress; Kate, a former model from Great Britain; and Carolyn, now a mother recovering from drug addiction.

The fourth was Annie Farmer, a psychologist who chose to use her real name after being vocal about her allegations in recent years.The billionaire, the socialite and the ‘little black book’Sixteen months after FBI agents swooped in on her remote hideaway to arrest Ghislaine Maxwell on sex abuse charges, the trial of the British socialite is beginning in New York.Read more

They echoed one another in their descriptions of Maxwell’s behaviour: She used charm and gifts to gain their trust, taking an interest in their adolescent challenges and giving them assurances that Epstein could use his wealth and connections to fulfil their dreams.

They said the script would darken when Maxwell coaxed them into giving massages to Epstein that turned sexual, encounters she played off as normal.

After one sexual massage, Kate, then 17, said Maxwell asked her if she’d had fun and told her: “You are such a good girl.”

Carolyn testified that she was one of several underprivileged teens who lived near Epstein’s Florida home in the early 2000s and took up an offer to give massages in exchange for $100 bills, which prosecutors described as “a pyramid of abuse”.

Maxwell made all the arrangements, Carolyn told the jury, even though she knew the girl was only 14 at the time.

Ghislaine Maxwell wearing long earrings talks in front of a blue background.
Maxwell has pleaded not guilty to eight counts of sex trafficking and other crimes.(AP via United Nations: Rick Bajornas)

Jane said that in 1994, when she was only 14, she was instructed to follow Epstein into a pool house at his Palm Beach estate, where he masturbated on her.

The lone count on which Maxwell was acquitted applied only to Jane.

“I was frozen in fear,” she told the jury, adding that assault was the first time she had ever seen a penis.The enigma of Ghislaine Maxwell’s trialGhislaine Maxwell’s trial has revealed her deeply weird and luxurious former life, but the mystery at the core of this saga may never be solved. Read more

She also directly accused Maxwell of participating in her abuse.

Maxwell’s lawyer asked Jane why it had taken so long to come forward.

“I was scared,” she said, choking back tears.

“I was embarrassed, ashamed. I didn’t want anybody to know any of this about me.”

The last to testify, Farmer, described how Maxwell touched her breasts while giving her a massage at Epstein’s New Mexico ranch and how Epstein unexpectedly crawled into bed and pressed himself against her.

Maxwell will return to Brooklyn’s notorious Metropolitan Detention Center, where she has been held in isolation since July 2020.

Reuters/AP/7News/

#AceNewsDesk report …………..Published: Dec.30: 2021:

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(NEW YORK) Jeffrey Epstein Report: Ghislaine Maxwell will challenge claims that she groomed underage girls for the convicted #paedophile to sexually abuse #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.15: According to a letter by her lawyer, the British socialite’s defence will say her accusers might have faulty memories: The letter says that leading experts in psychiatry and memory would be brought in to testify in her defence.

#AceDailyNews says according to the latest BBC US/Canada Report: Ghislaine Maxwell is to challenge ‘accusers’ memories in a letter, written by Ms Maxwell’s lawyer Jeffrey Pagliuca, gives a first glimpse at what her legal team are hoping to use to defend her in court.

A courtroom sketch of Ghislaine Maxwell appearing in court
Ms Maxwell’s criminal trial will begin on 29 November and is expected to last six weeks

Ms Maxwell, 59, has pleaded not guilty to all the charges against her.

She has been in a New York jail since her arrest in July last year, awaiting the trial which will begin on 29 November and last six weeks.

Elizabeth Loftus, a psychologist specialising in false memory, is one of the experts they are hoping to call. She has testified in more than 300 trials, including those for high-profile defendants such as Harvey Weinstein, Ted Bundy and OJ Simpson. 

According to her profile on the UCI School of Social Ecology, Ms Loftus’ research has revealed how memories can be changed by things we are told and information we subtly absorb after an event.

“She will describe scientific research showing that false memories can be described with confidence, detail, and emotion, just like true memories,” the letter reads.

Another expert the defence wants to use is leading forensic psychiatrist Park Dietz, who has 40 years experience and has been part of more than 1,000 evaluations of allegations of sexual abuse, according to the letter.

Mr Dietz would testify that building the trust of the accusers did not automatically imply they would be abused: Panorama: The Prince and the Epstein Scandal

He would also argue that there is no consistent definition for the term “grooming”, and therefore no empirical evidence that Ms Maxwell committed “grooming-by-proxy” by allegedly arranging sexualized massages for Epstein.

Mr Dietz would testify that Epstein, “like many people who achieve great power and wealth” created and exploited a “halo effect to surround himself with people who would serve his needs”. 

A hearing on admitting expert testimony is scheduled for Wednesday.

Ms Maxwell, the daughter of media mogul Robert Maxwell, has been accused of helping to recruit and groom four underage girls for Epstein to abuse from 1994 to 2004, and also charged with sex trafficking. 

Epstein killed himself in a New York prison cell on 10 August as he awaited his trial on sex trafficking charges.

Ian Maxwell says his sister Ghislaine “is losing her hair” in prison

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Nov.15: 2021:

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(MANHATTAN, N.Y.) Court Report: A judge has rejected Ghislaine Maxwell’s bid to dismiss her sex-trafficking indictment, which her lawyers claimed was justified by the recent overturning of Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.16: Judge Nathan said Ms Maxwell had not been promised she would not be prosecuted, as the Supreme Court said Mr Cosby had been…..

#AceDailyNews says Ghislaine Maxwell loses bid to dismiss sex trafficking indictment using Bill Cosby argument Manhattan, US District Judge Alison Nathan said the case of the longtime associate of Jeffrey Epstein was not bound by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s June 30 decision to free Cosby and also rejected Ms Maxwell’s arguments that prosecutors waited too long to charge her with sex trafficking between 2001 and 2004, saying the US Congress’s 2006 elimination of the statute of limitations applied retroactively: Lawyers for Ms Maxwell did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The 59-year-old British socialite has pleaded not guilty to the eight-count indictment, which concerns her alleged efforts to find and groom underage girls for Epstein to sexually abuse between 1994 and 2004 and she was one of Jeffrey Epstein’s closet confidantes and until her arrest, was described as a “James Bond character” who might never be found.

Ms Maxwell is being held in a Brooklyn jail, and could face 80 years in prison if convicted.

Her trial could begin in November.

Epstein, a financier, killed himself in August 2019 in a Manhattan jail while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.

Mr Cosby was freed from prison after Pennsylvania’s highest court said a 2005 agreement not to charge him with drugging and assaulting Andrea Constand meant he should not have been criminally charged a decade later.

The agreement freed Mr Cosby to testify in Ms Constand’s subsequent civil lawsuit against him, which ended in a $US3.36 million ($4.56 million) settlement.

Lawyers for Ms Maxwell said her case was similar because she had been immunised under Epstein’s 2007 non-prosecution agreement with federal prosecutors in Florida, in exchange for pleading guilty to Florida state prostitution charges.

Ms Maxwell had testified in a since-settled $US50 million ($68 million) civil lawsuit against her by Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre, and the lawyers said it was unfair for prosecutors to use that testimony to build their criminal case.

Bill Cosby with an arm in the arm with his fingers in a V while surrounded by people.
Bill Cosby had his sexual assault conviction overturned by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in June.(Reuters: Rachel Wisniewski)

But Judge Nathan said the cases were not the same, and adhered to her April ruling that Epstein’s agreement did not bind the Manhattan prosecutors or cover accused co-conspirators.

Mr Cosby’s case “focused on whether prosecutors were required to honour a promise the court found to be clear in the absence of a formal plea agreement,” Judge Nathan wrote.

“Even if this court agreed with the analysis in [Mr Cosby’s case], that opinion sheds no light on the proper interpretation of the NPA in this case,” she added.

Mr Cosby was freed after serving more than two years of a possible 10-year sentence.

Ms Giuffre on Monday filed a separate civil lawsuit against Prince Andrew, accusing him of sexually assaulting her two decades ago, when she was 17. The prince has previously denied her accusations of sexual abuse.

Reuters/ABC/Ace News Services/Reuters/BBC News

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Aug.16: 2021:

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