by Martin Robinson, Daily Mail:
- Maxwell has remained incognito since Epstein’s arrest and death behind bars
- New report claims both she and Epstein were ‘assets’ for a foreign government
- Source says they funneled dirt on the rich and powerful to foreign spies Now
- Maxwell may be hiding in a safehouse in Israel, the new report claims
- She is a British and US citizen, and daughter of an alleged Mossad operative
The Duke of York asked his friend to give a public statement after Virginia Roberts claimed she was trafficked by Epstein as a 17-year-old and forced to have sex with the royal three times.
The claim emerged in an explosive new report by Page Six report that also claimed Maxwell could have been smuggled from the US and living in a safehouse in Israel.
A source told the New York-based publication: ‘Andrew pleaded with Ghislaine to publicly defend him.
‘She carefully considered it, but decided no good would come of it (if she came forward). It isn’t in her best interests.’
Prince Andrew, 59, strenuously denies having sex with Roberts and claims he can’t remember meeting her despite a photograph of him with his arm around her at Maxwell’s London home.
Ghislaine Maxwell (right) is pictured with Prince Andrew (centre) and Virginia Roberts (next to him), who says that the Duke of York slept with her after Jeffrey Epstein trafficked her to London
In his car crash interview with the BBC he even suggested it was faked because he had never been upstairs there.
The explosive Page 6 report has also asserted that deceased sex criminal Epstein and Maxwell were foreign intelligence ‘assets’, and that she is currently hiding in a safehouse in Israel.
‘Ghislaine is protected. She and Jeffrey were assets of sorts for multiple foreign governments.
‘They would trade information about the powerful people caught in his net — caught at Epstein’s house,’ an unnamed source told Page Six.
Maxwell, 58, has been accused in lawsuits of procuring underage girls for Epstein to abuse and shre among his wealthy and powerful friends, and is reportedly the subject of an ongoing FBI probe.
She has always denied any wrongdoing. Her attorney did not respond to an inquiry from DailyMail.com this week.
Maxwell, 58, has been accused in lawsuits of procuring underage girls for Epstein to sexually traffick among his wealthy and powerful friends. They are seen together on Wall Street in 2005
After Epstein’s re-arrest last year and death behind bars in August, Maxwell has remained out of sight and her whereabouts unknown.
She believes she can escape prosecution forever and return to her partying lifestyle because she has so much compromising information on powerful people, a source has claimed.
She is ‘totally convinced’ that she can stay in hiding and eventually clear her name, The Sun Online reports.
Family friend Laura Goldman says Ghislaine is being hidden by rich friends but plans to get back to normal ‘once the dust has settled’.
She is apparently so brazen that she’s texting friends in different social circles despite hiding.
Ms Goldman, who is friend’s with Maxwell’s sister, Isabel, said: ‘Ghislaine and her sister Isabel remain totally convinced that she’ll escape any criminal convictions and will eventually clear the family name and return to high society once the dust has settled.
‘She has wealthy connections who hide her and even pay some legal fees. She can stay out of the public eye as long as she wants.’