In a bombshell interview, a witness in the Ghislaine Maxwell case claims Virginia Giuffre told her she slept with Prince Andrew.
One of the key witnesses in Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex-trafficking trial came forward Friday with new claims about Virginia Roberts Giuffre’s sexual abuse allegations against Prince Andrew.
Carolyn Andriano, 35, said in a new bombshell interview that Ms Giuffre told her in 2001 that she’d had sex with the UK royal — and even showed her the now-infamous photo of the two posing together in Ms Maxwell’s London home, the New York Post reports.
Ms Giuffre, who was 17 at the time, is currently suing Prince Andrew in New York, accusing him of sexually assaulting her when she was underage.
Now 38, Ms Giuffre has long alleged that she was-sex-trafficked to the prince by Jeffrey Epstein and his madam, Ms Maxwell.
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Ms Andriano — who testified at Maxwell’s trial using only her first name — waived her right to anonymity in the interview with The Daily Mail.
She said she recalled Ms Giuffre texting her from London in March 2001 to say that she was going out to dinner with Prince Andrew, Ms Maxwell and Mr Epstein.
“I asked her if she’d been to the palace. And she said, ‘I got to sleep with him,’” Ms Andriano told the Mail.
“I said ‘What? You’re f — ing with me’ and she said, ‘No, I got to sleep with him.’ She didn’t seem upset about it. She thought it was pretty cool.”
A week later, Ms Giuffre had returned to Florida and Ms Andriano, who was just 14 at the time, said she asked the older girl to show her a picture of the prince.
Ms Adriano said Ms Giuffre showed her the photo of herself posing in a pink tank top with Prince Andrew’s arm wrapped around her waist and Ms Maxwell grinning in the background.
Ms Andriano said she believes the photo was on a cellphone, which were just gaining popularity at the time.
She said it could also have been a digital photo or a disposable snap.
“Virginia just couldn’t believe it,” Ms Andriano told the Mail. “Maxwell had told her she had a surprise for her and I guess the surprise was Prince Andrew. She was excited. I guess when you’re meeting somebody that famous, I would have been excited, too.
“She said they had dinner and they had sex. She didn’t say anything about what they ate or where they were — that’s not what we were talking about. It was just that she couldn’t believe she got to sleep with Prince Andrew.”
Ms Andriano testified at Ms Maxwell’s trial that it was Ms Giuffre who introduced her to Mr Epstein and Ms Maxwell when they were teens growing up in Florida in the early 2000s.
She said she was sexually abused by Mr Epstein at his Palm Beach mansion hundreds of times over the next few years, during so-called massage sessions that Ms Maxwell helped arrange.
Ms Giuffre, a vocal accuser of Mr Epstein and Ms Maxwell, claims the sick pair sex-trafficked her to Prince Andrew three times — in London, New York and on Mr Epstein’s private island in the Caribbean. Her case against the 61-year-old prince looks set to go to trial later this year.
Ms Andriano said Ms Giuffre never spoke about the encounter with Prince Andrew again after their initial conversations.
“I never got to ask Virginia about Prince Andrew again after she told me about it. She’d told me never to repeat it again,” she said.
Ms Andriano said she asked her friend if she had gotten paid, but never got a response.
At Ms Maxwell’s trial in lower Manhattan, Ms Andriano told the jury that Ms Giuffre had told her she could make some money by visiting Mr Epstein’s mansion and giving him a massage.
During her first visit to the estate, she said Mr Epstein stripped naked in front of her and Ms Giuffre in his massage room and laid on the massage face down.
“And I looked at Virginia and she eye-motioned to me to say, ‘don’t worry, it will be OK’. Forty-five minutes into the massage, he flipped over. I stepped back and Virginia climbed on top of him and proceeded to have sex with him,” Ms Andriano recalled.
“I didn’t know what to do or say or where to go, so I sat on the couch and watched until it was finished,” she said. “We walked back downstairs and Maxwell asked, ‘How did everything go?’ Virginia gave her a look to say it was a great session and that’s when Maxwell asked me for my telephone number.”
Ms Maxwell handed her three $US100 bills for her service, Ms Andriano said.
Now a mum of five, Ms Andriano told the Mail she was proud that her testimony had helped convict the disgraced socialite of luring and grooming her and other underage girls to be abused by Mr Epstein.
“I’m not ashamed at being a victim of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell,” she said. “For other girls that have been victimised, I want them to know that it is OK to come out and tell somebody — even if you don’t want to be identified — and the sooner the better.”
This article originally appeared in the New York Post and was reproduced with permission
Originally published as Virginia Giuffre allegedly told fellow Maxwell victim she slept with Prince Andrew
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