‘This isn’t the end of the story’: Lawyer for Epstein victim warns Prince Andrew’s drama is not over


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 has until June 2023 to cooperate and reduce her 20-year sentence

Prince Andrew pictured attending the Committal Service for the Queen at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on September 19

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 Andrew ‘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

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

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

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

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’.

Kirwan-Taylor said that Epstein, a multimillionaire financier, provided Andrew with the lifestyle he sought, which he could not maintain on his $350,000-a-year income as a working member of the royal family.

‘The moment he met Epstein, Andrew said hurrah,’ she said. ‘Because Epstein was every dodgy businessman or sheikh that Andrew had ever wanted.’ 

Tina Brown, author of The Palace Papers, added: ‘The other great glue between them was Andrew’s sex life.’

Brown said that, as the brother of the heir, Andrew felt rudderless and without purpose. But, she said, Epstein feted him and lavished attention on him – which Andrew lapped up.

‘He was a side show (in England),’ Brown said. ‘He wasn’t rich enough. 

‘Meanwhile, Epstein was very good at making him feel like he was incredibly important.’

Brown added that Epstein’s life led behind the closed doors of his Manhattan mansion, New Mexico ranch and on his private island, allowed Andrew to feel liberated.

‘For Andrew it was heaven. He could behave as he liked behind closed doors,’ she said.

Brown said that Epstein’s 2019 arrest ‘was a body blow for Andrew.’ 

The disgraced financier died a month later, taking his own life in jail awaiting trial.

Kuvin, lawyer for Epstein’s accusers, said that with Epstein dead the spotlight turned on those associated with him, such as Maxwell and Andrew.

Arbiter said that he was astonished by Andrew’s decision to speak to Newsnight, saying that if he were still the press secretary he would have blocked the prince from giving the interview.

‘His decision to do that interview was the most unbelievable act of self destruction,’ Brown said. 

‘Andrew strapped on a suicide vest.’

Arbiter said Andrew then compounded the problem by seeking to contest a suit filed by Virginia Roberts.

‘Then he came out with this ludicrous statement that he was going to go to court,’ said Arbiter. 

‘It was like a rabbit running into the headlight.’ 

Arbiter said he does not think there is any way for Andrew to return to public life.

‘He’s not been found guilty of any crime, but he’s been sentenced by the court of public opinion,’ said Arbiter. 

‘And the court of public opinion is very important because it decides whether the monarchy exists or not.’ 

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

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

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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