Epstein Victim: 'Maxwell Did Not Act Alone - Others Must Be Held Accountable'
Virginia Roberts Giuffre responds to Ghislaine Maxwell's guilty verdict
Deceased child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein's most outspoken victim has responded to the guilty verdict of accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell by demanding that "others must be held accountable."
Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who alleges she was was trafficked as a child and raped by Epstein and his powerful friends, including Prince Andrew, warned that "Maxwell did not act alone."
Maxwell was found guilty on five of the six counts of child sex trafficking charges against her as the jury came to a verdict on Wednesday evening.
Giuffre tweeted on Wednesday that she had finally been granted the justice her "soul yearned for" after a jury of six men and six women found the British socialite guilty.
"My soul yearned for justice for years and today the jury gave me just that," Giuffre wrote on Twitter.
"I will remember this day always."
"Having lived with the horrors of Maxwell's abuse, my heart goes out to the many other girls and young women who suffered at her hands and whose lives she destroyed," she added.
"I hope that today is not the end but rather another step in justice being served.
"Maxwell did not act alone.
"Others must be held accountable.
"I have faith that they will be."
Giuffre was not included in the trial against Maxwell but has become one of the most well-known Epstein accusers.
She claimed Epstein and Maxwell trafficked her to powerful men, including Prince Andrew at Maxwell's home in Belgravia.
After her conviction on Wednesday, politicians on both sides of the aisle were quick to condemn the sex trafficker who they said should "rot in jail."
Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, called for Epstein's network of predators to be exposed after she was found guilty on five of the six counts.
"Jeffrey Epstein's entire network should be made public and his fortune should go to his victims," Greene tweeted.
"If the fake J6 committee can subpoena innocent people's cell phone data and bank records then Jeffrey Epstein's whole network should be publicized," she added, referencing the anti-Trump House Committee on the January 6 riot.
Fellow Representative Lauren Boebert added that Ghislaine Maxwell "deserves to rot behind bars for the rest of her days and the public deserves to know every single person involved in the Epstein sex trafficking network.
"We deserve to know the whole truth, not just some vague court sketches."
"I hope Ghislaine Maxwell sings like a f*****g canary.... and everyone guilty of sexually assaulting children can rot in prison...," tweeted British actress and model Nathalie Emmanuel.
Many other prominent figures spoke out after Wednesday's verdict was announced with many warning that Epstein's other "friends" are next.
British journalist Piers Morgan warned that many powerful figures might become anxious if Maxwell decides to expose accomplices of Epstein.
"Will vile sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell now sing like a canary to avoid spending the rest of her life in prison?" the media mogul tweeted.
"If she does, there could be a lot of rich, powerful & famous people sweating tonight... and not sweating," he added.
Walt Disney's great-niece and filmmaker Abigail Disney tweeted: "Ghislaine, if you want any redemption at all, I hope you will give up some names, because those fu**ers should not be able to hide any longer."
Disney went on to say that sexual predatory behavior is concealed and often times not reported because of the "patriarchy."
Former US Army prosecutor and NBC MSNBC legal analyst Glenn L. Kirschner also said on Twitter that he hoped Maxwell's verdict would lead to more predators being rooted out.
"With Ghislaine Maxwell being found guilty, I hope prosecutors step to her prior to sentencing to explore cooperation now that she’s facing a de facto life sentence," he wrote.
"How many high profile, influential abusers might she be able to give up?"
Indian-American political commentator Dinesh Joseph D'Souza also called for high-profile predators to be exposed.
He tweeted: "The point of the #ghislanemaxwell trail appears to have been twofold: 1. Convict the obviously-guilty Epstein pimp Ghislaine Maxwell 2. Protect all the powerful people who were part of the Epstein-Maxwell pedophile ring.
"I’ll bet Bill Clinton’s handing out cocktails tonight!" he added.
On Wednesday, the jury found Maxwell guilty on five of six counts - all except enticing an individual under the age of 17 to travel with intent to engage in illegal sex acts.
She faces a maximum sentence of 65 years in prison.
The sixth count - sex trafficking of an individual under the age of 18- carries a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison.
Maxwell did not appear to react to the verdict and after they were read out by Judge Alison Nathan she calmly opened a bottle of water and poured herself a glass.
She walked out of court flanked by two security guards and was not handcuffed or shackled on her legs.