Prince Andrew & Ghislaine Maxwell 'Were Dating When He Raped Epstein Victim': Report
New documentary reveals fresh allegations against British prince
Britain's Prince Andrew and convicted child sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell were reportedly dating when he allegedly raped Jeffrey Epstein's victim, according to a new documentary.
The report alleges that Andrew and Maxwell were dating at the time the infamous photograph of the prince with his arm around his accuser, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, was taken.
It was the same night the photo was taken in Maxwell's London home that Giuffre says Andrew raped her for the first time after she was trafficked to the UK for sex by Epstein.
She alleges that Andrew raped her on three seperate occasions.
According to previews of the documentary “Ghislaine, Prince Andrew and the Pedophile,” produced by British television station ITV, multiple sources state that Maxwell and Andrew were allegedly dating.
Several of the sources claim that Maxwell had "easy access" to Buckingham Palace.
Former palace guard Paul Page said that Maxwell first became a regular visitor in 2001.
“From the way she was allowed to enter and exit the palace at will, we realized… suspected, that she may have had an intimate relationship with Prince Andrew,” Page told the documentary.
“A colleague of mine remembered her coming in four times in one day from the morning till the evening – she kept coming in and out, in and out.”
One of Maxwell’s university friends, banker Euan Rellie, also concluded that Maxwell and Andrew had an intimate relationship.
He told the documentary, via the UK Telegraph, that he was once invited to a dinner party for Maxwell’s “friend Prince Andrew.”
"She described Andrew as being her friend, not Jeffrey [Epstein],” Rellie said.
"I got the sense that Prince Andrew and Ghislaine had probably been girlfriend and boyfriend in the past.
"They had an easy warmth around each other.”
The documentary also shows ITV presenter Ranvir Singh calling a cell phone number that was one of a number of contacts listed under Prince Andrew’s name in Epstein and Maxwell’s “little black book.”
"I’m afraid I have not been quick enough to get to the phone before it went off to take your message,” says a voicemail message from the cell phone.
"If you do have a message, please leave it and I will get back to you as soon as I can."
"Hello … I think this might be Prince Andrew,” Singh said in the documentary, via The New York Post.
"We found your number in the little black book and we’d like to have a chat with you,” she said to the voice mail.
"I mean, that sounded like Prince Andrew’s voice,” she said after hanging up.
Prince Andrew is currently facing a civil trial over allegations that he sexually abused former Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre when she was under the age of 18.
Giuffre claims that Epstein sex-trafficked her to Andrew in 2001.
She also claims a photo taken of her and Prince Andrew, with Maxwell in the background, was taken at the time she was being abused by him.
Andrew previously tried to have the case dismissed, citing the previously-secret 2009 settlement between Giuffre and Epstein, but the settlement made no mention of him.
A federal judge in the Southern District of New York ruled that the trial was allowed to proceed.
The Queen of England stripped Andrew of his military titles and Royal patronages last week, as the trial is ongoing.