Ghislaine Maxwell was sentenced Tuesday, June 28, to 20 years in prison for helping Jeffrey Epstein traffic in young girls for sex. According to experts, this verdict is not good news for Prince Andrew, but the last nail in the coffin.
The trial has exposed Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein’s connection to some of the world’s most powerful men, including Prince Andrew. However, investigative journalist Vicky Ward sees the former socialite as the only one responsible for all the crimes.
The creator of the Chasing Ghislaine podcast said about 9Honeythat while the convicted sex offender should pay the price for her crimes, she didn’t do it alone. Sure, the Duke of York was stripped of his royal titles and has settled out of court with his accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre, clearing him of his involvement in the case, but she said it’s a small price to pay .
Ward added that while Jeffrey Epstein is dead, the power structure that made him possible survives to this day. In this sense, the royal correspondent Richard Palmer wrote in the expressthat Ghislaine Maxwell’s conviction is not good news for Prince Andrew.
Indeed, it’s another nail in the coffin for Queen Elizabeth II’s son’s ruined reputation. However, there was no denying that the daughter of the late British media owner Robert Maxwell stood by the prince to the last.
She has never betrayed him since her arrest in July 2020, despite her terms of detention at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn. She has also kept quiet about him, never saying that even once he did anything wrong.
Still, critics believed that Prince Andrew’s friendship with her would forever stain his reputation. Former Palace Police Protection Officer Paul Page also said he had important questions to answer and, despite his silence, these would never go away.
Meanwhile, Ghislaine Maxwell spoke aloud CNN before the verdict on the victims in court. She said Jeffrey Epstein should stand before them all, even though the day was not about the late financier, it was about her judgement.
She admitted that she had been convicted in connection with the sex trade, but stopped suddenly to take responsibility. She then apologized for the pain the victims had experienced and hoped her sentencing would bring them closure.
Judge Alison Nathan did not find Ghislain Maxwell guilty instead of Jeffrey Epstein. Instead, Prince Andrew’s girlfriend was convicted for her role in the case.