by Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project:
A Manhattan court has given the go-ahead for Virginia Giuffre’s sexual assault case against the UK’s Prince Andrew. The prince’s lawyers had tried to have the case dismissed due to a settlement between Giuffre and Jeffrey Epstein.
US District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan ruled on Wednesday that Giuffre’s civil case against Andrew can move ahead to trial.
Giuffre claims that deceased pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and his recently-convicted girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell trafficked her to the Duke of York for sex on three separate occasions when she was 17 years old.
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Earlier this month the prince’s legal team pressed Kaplan to dismiss the case, after it emerged that Epstein paid Giuffre $500,000 in a 2009 settlement, in which she agreed not to sue anyone linked to the convicted pedophile who could be a “potential defendant.”
Kaplan, however, sided with Giuffre’s lawyers, who argued that the agreement was only signed for Epstein’s benefit, not that of a “third party” like Andrew. As such, the prince’s motion to dismiss was “denied in all respects.”
Andrew denies the allegations, and has insisted that he doesn’t recall ever even meeting Giuffre. The royal maintained his denial even after being shown a photograph of himself and Giuffre together in London during a BBC interview in 2019. More recently he has accused Giuffre of seeking a “payday” from the case.
The trial now moves into what may be a lengthy phase of discovery and deposition, should the two parties fail to reach a settlement. During this phase, other members of the British royal family may be summoned to testify.
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For years, Ghislaine Maxwell rubbed elbows with the elite. She frequently visited Donald Trump’s Florida retreat, Bill Clinton’s White House, and was a good friend to Prince Andrew for decades. During her sex trafficking trial, a number of high profile associates of Jeffrey Epstein had their ties to the pedophile ring exposed. They include not only Trump, Clinton, and Prince Andrew, but also Kevin Spacey, Chris Tucker, Bill Gates, and others.
This week, Maxwell was found guilty and will likely die in jail for her crimes — which consisted of delivering children to rich pedophile men. Unfortunately, however, it is extremely likely that the men who participated in this child sex trade, will never face any consequences.
It is almost as if Maxwell served as a sacrificial lamb to the federal government, and in exchange for her blood, any lights shining into the Jeffery Epstein pedophilia case, would be turned off by the establishment — forever.
Perhaps the final light switch to be flipped off in this sadistic ring of child traffickers took place the day after Maxwell’s guilty verdict when the government formally recommended disposing of the prosecution of two guards who essentially facilitated Epstein’s “suicide” by not doing their numerous checks on Epstein for two days on August 9 and 10, 2019.
Their trial may have shed light into what actually happened that day.
Adding to the scandalous nature of the case is the fact that during the trial, Maxwell refused to testify in her own defense, biting her tongue to avoid being asked incriminating questions about the elite names which were rife during the victims’ testimonies.
Despite an attempt by Maxwell’s attorneys to downplay her role in Epstein’s child trafficking empire, during the trial, Epstein’s ex-pilots Lawrence Visoski and David Rodgers described her as his “No. 2.” What’s more, Juan Alessi, Epstein’s former house manager at his Palm Beach estate, testified that Maxwell described herself as the “lady of the house.”
While many remain hopeful that she will come clean now that she has nothing to lose, the idea of a sociopath who preyed on children for decades having a sudden surge of altruism is about as likely as Prince Andrew being arrested for raping Virginia Giuffre as a child. Remember, he was picture with Giuffre as a child, with none other than Madame Maxwell in the background and he remains untouchable.
So do many others.
Despite the fact that Bill Clinton flew on Epstein’s plane dozens of times and Epstein — and Maxwell — visited the White House while Clinton was president a whopping 17 times, it is unlikely that any investigation will take place into this alleged sexual predator.