5 key witnesses who might be known as in Prince Andrew rape trial to ‘show’ hyperlinks to Virginia, Maxwell & Epstein

Five key witnesses who could be called in Prince Andrew rape trial to ‘prove’ links to Virginia, Maxwell & Epstein


FIVE key witnesses might be known as to hyperlink Prince Andrew to his rape accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre – in addition to Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell.

The Duke of York, 61, is going through a trial over a lawsuit filed by Ms ­Giuffre who claims she was compelled to have intercourse with him 3 times in 2001 and 2002 – in London, New York and on a non-public Caribbean island.

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Prince Andrew faces a significant authorized battle towards Virginia Roberts[/caption]

Ms ­Giuffre alleges she was trafficked to have intercourse with Andrew by multimillionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein and his twisted lover Ghislaine Maxwell.

Andrew has at all times strongly denied all allegations made towards him and mentioned he was not conscious of any improper behaviour by his paedo buddies.

Virginia’s legal professionals have now revealed there first two witnesses they are going to be calling because the case towards the Duke goes forward.

Robert Olney, the Duke’s former equerry, and Shukri Walker, who claims to have seen Andrew at Tramp nightclub in London on the evening he’s alleged to have compelled Ms Giuffre to have intercourse with him, can be known as.

And in the meantime Andrew can have breathed a sigh of reduction because it was reported that his daughter Beatrice, who he claims he was with on the evening he’s mentioned to have met Virginia, won’t be known as as a witness.

No extra Brits are anticipated to be known as – probably ruling out some other royals going through having to provide a deposition.

However listed below are 5 extra witnesses might be known as to testify towards the Duke of York and hyperlink him to Ms Giuffre, Epstein and Maxwell.


Johanna Sjoberg

Johanna Sjoberg claimed the duke groped her whereas she was sat on a settee with him and Ms Giuffre

Epstein’s former private assistant Johanna Sjoberg has claimed the Duke groped her breast when she was 21 years outdated whereas she sat on a settee with him and Ms Giuffre.

Courtroom paperwork revealed Andrew allegedly touched the Florida hairdresser, 41, as they posed for an image.

In her testimony in 2016, she mentioned Andrew and Ms Giuffre had been sat on a sofa with a Spitting Picture puppet on her lap.

She mentioned: “And so then I sat on Andrew’s lap – and I imagine alone volition – they usually took the puppet’s fingers and put it on Virginia’s breast, and so Andrew put his on mine.”

Ms Sjoberg, an American, alleged the incident occurred on the New York residence of his deceased paedo pal Epstein, based on courtroom papers.

Steve Scully

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Steve Scully insisted he noticed the prince on Epstein’s island and even spoke to him whereas he was with Ms Giuffre[/caption]

Ms Giuffre’s legal professionals have additionally secured the testimony of Steve Scully, who labored for Epstein.

The paedophile’s former handyman has claimed he noticed him sexually assaulting Ms Giuffre.

Telecoms specialist Scully revealed he noticed the Duke of York on Epstein’s “Paedo Island” to 7News within the documentary Highlight: Intercourse, Lies and Videotape.

The 71-year-old has insisted he noticed the prince on Epstein’s personal island and even spoke to him whereas he was with Ms Giuffre.

In an audio recording of Scully he claims: “He [Prince Andrew] eliminated her bathing swimsuit high after which began grinding towards her and grabbing her a**.

“They had been kissing as properly. Virginia was standing there, she kinda regarded like she was like a deer caught within the headlights of the automobile.”

Scully mentioned they had been “bumping and grinding” for a number of minutes earlier than mendacity on lounge chairs by the pool.

He beforehand advised The Solar he’s keen to provide proof in courtroom.

Anthony Figueroa

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Ms ­Giuffre’s ex-boyfriend Anthony Figueroa claimed she confided in him concerning the alleged abuse[/caption]

Ms ­Giuffre’s ex-boyfriend claimed she confided in him concerning the alleged abuse 20 years in the past.

Anthony Figueroa, 39, mentioned his then-girlfriend was “scared” of what Maxwell and Epstein made her do with Andrew.

He claims Ms ­Giuffre knew what the vile pair anticipated of her – which included performing as bait to draw extra victims – however she “didn’t wish to do it”.

The Duke of York has to this point averted questioning on what he is aware of, however Mr Figueroa is asking for Andrew to “resist the case”.

He advised The Mirror: “Being royal makes no distinction. Andrew has to resist the case.

“I bear in mind the primary time Virginia talked about him in 2001. She knew she’d be assembly him and mentioned she knew what they needed her to do with him and he or she didn’t wish to do it.

“She mentioned she was scared and nervous. I advised her she needed to do no matter it took to really feel protected.”

In addition to being intimate with the prince, Mr Figueroa claimed his teenage accomplice was additionally repeatedly compelled to have intercourse with Maxwell whereas Epstein watched.

Larry Visoski

Larry Visoski, Epstein’s former pilot

Epstein’s long-time pilot, Larry Visoski, testified on the trial of Maxwell that he flew VIPs to luxurious areas worldwide – together with Prince Andrew.

Mr Visoski, who served as Epstein’s pilot for over 25 years, additionally recalled flying Ms Giuffre.

Requested if he remembered Ms Giuffre, Mr Visoski mentioned: “Sure. A shorter girl with soiled blonde hair. She didn’t look younger.

“I imply, no matter you decipher is the definition of younger. However she was a girl in my class.”

Mr Visoski mentioned he flew Epstein on common each 4 days between his homes in New York, Florida, New Mexico, the US Virgin Islands and Paris.

The prince would have appeared on flight logs from journeys made by Epstein’s personal jets and appeared in Maxwell’s “little black e book” of practically 2,000 well-known contacts.

‘Jane’

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Witness ‘Jane’ testifies throughout Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial[/caption]

David Boies mentioned his crew could get Maxwell’s youngest sufferer, “Jane”, to testify towards Prince Andrew.

She was 14 when she was groomed by the British socialite and advised the Maxwell trial she flew on Epstein’s jet — dubbed the “Lolita Specific” — with Prince Andrew.

She claimed Maxwell fondled her as Epstein pleasured himself earlier than the twisted financier abused her with intercourse toys.

Jane, now in her early 40s and an actress, additionally advised the courtroom that an “orgy” occurred within the mansion’s therapeutic massage room on a number of events and each Maxwell and Epstein allegedly took half.

She additionally testified at Maxwell’s trial that she was on a flight with Prince Andrew throughout the identical time period that the socialite and Epstein sexually abused her.

When Maxwell’s lawyer Laura Menninger requested whether or not Andrew had ever been on one of many flights she was on, Jane answered: “Sure.”