THE brother of Ghislaine Maxwell yesterday confirmed he recognised her house in a snap of Prince Andrew with his sex accuser.
Ian Maxwell broke his silence in a BBC Radio 4 interview.
Ghislaine Maxwell’s brother said he recognised her house in a snap of Prince Andrew and Virginia RobertsCredit: ©Nicholas Razzell
Ian Maxwell confirmed he ‘recognised the setting’Credit: BBC /Ruckas Videograbs
He told the Today programme: “I don’t know anything about the photograph other than that I’ve seen it’s been published.”
However, he was asked: “But do you recognise the setting of that? Was it taken in Ghislaine’s house in London?”
Mr Maxwell replied: “I do recognise that setting.”
Andrew appears with Virginia Roberts in the picture.
He and his PR advisers argue the snap — which Ms Roberts, 37, says was taken in 2001 on a night they allegedly had sex — could be digitally altered.
The prince, 61, has said he has no recollection of meeting his accuser and cast doubt on the picture by claiming he is not one to hug or display affection in public.
In a Newsnight interview in 2019, Andrew claimed the picture could not have been taken in London, as he was in his “travelling clothes”.
Ms Roberts, a sex slave passed around powerful men by late financier Jeffrey Epstein, says the photo is authentic and she gave the original to the FBI in 2011.
Ghislaine is awaiting trial on charges that she recruited three teenage girls for Jeffrey EpsteinCredit: Getty
Ian, right, has demanded her release on bailCredit: AGIP
Andrew categorically denied having any form of sexual contact or relationship with Ms Roberts, who says they slept together three times.
British socialite Ghislaine, 59, is in a US prison awaiting trial on charges that she recruited three teenage girls for Epstein to sexually abuse between 1994 and 1997.
Asked if it was possible Andrew would be called as a witness in her trial, Mr Maxwell said: “I just don’t know is the short answer.”
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