Andrew’s ex says Ghislaine used her as ‘bait to fish’ for Epstein victims

PRINCE Andrew’s ex Lady Victoria Hervey claims that Ghislaine Maxwell used her asbait to fishfor girls for paedo Jeffrey Epstein to abuse.

The 44-year-old socialite said Maxwell used her asbaitto entertain Epstein’s friends and said the convicted paedokind of sat back and sort of waited for her to sort of go fishingfor girls.

Lady Victoria Harvey claims she was used as 'bait' to entertain Jeffrey Epstein's friends

Lady Victoria Harvey claims she was used as ‘baitto entertain Jeffrey Epstein’s friends信用: 电视台
Lady Victoria and convicted pimp Ghislaine Maxwell in California in 2004

Lady Victoria and convicted pimp Ghislaine Maxwell in California in 2004信用: 盖蒂图片社 – 盖蒂

Lady Victoriawho is the daughter of the 6th marquess of Bristoltold an ITV documentary that she met the pair 20 years ago and said she wasreally young and naïve” 当时.

In a clip released to the MailOnline ahead of tonight’s airing of theGhislaine, Prince Andrew and the Paedophile” 记录, Lady Victoria said Maxwell and Epstein were likeBatman and Robinand were adouble act”.

她说: “Jeffrey was really the frontman and Ghislaine was the accomplice. It was kind of like a Batman and Robin, and they were a double act.

I don’t think Jeffrey could have done any of it without Ghislaine.

Presenter Ranvir Singh said: “And Ghislaine was crucial to getting those girls, was she, do you think to those dinners?”

Lady Vic responded: “I think he just kind of sat back and sort of waited for her to sort of go fishing and go find however many girls were needed, 你懂, to entertain his friends. I think I was pretty much used as bait.

“你知道, looking back at, you know I was really young and naïve, and she’s entertaining these, 你懂, big businessmen. So I didn’t realise it of course at the time, but looking back…”

The revelation comes as a hotly-anticipated documentary on the Prince’s relationship with Epstein and Maxwell is set to air tonight on ITV at 9pm.

And it follows news the Prince will now face his sex abuse accuser Virginia Giuffre in a New York court later this year.

Andrew also had his royal title and his honorary military titles stripped by the Queen 星期四.

Speaking with ITV’s Lorraine, Lady Vic claimed Maxwell had become Epstein’s “受害者”.

She told the show: “She is a scapegoat right now, so unfortunately for her, she is being taken down for what he has done as well. Some might argue is not quite as fair as it could be.

I think Ghislaine was a victim and is a victim.

She was a victim that then became the accomplice as her role changed in that relationship when they were no longer together. She kind of switched sides. I do see her as a victim as well.

Maxwell, 60, was convicted of facilitating the sexual abuse of minors for her former lover, 爱泼斯坦, in December and could face up to 65 入狱多年.

At one point in the documentary, Singh rifles through Epstein’sblack bookof contacts and finds Prince Andrew’s mobile number and tried calling itonly to hit the Prince’s voicemail.

It comes as a close pal of Maxwell and the Duke said the pair had an easy warmtharound each other and may have been dating.

New York-based Brit investment banker Euan Rellie suspected the pairhad probably been girlfriend and boyfriendin the past.

According to reports in 电报, Rellie said: “She described Andrew as being her friend, not Jeffrey’s.

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.

Former Royals bodyguard Paul Page has also weighed in, saying he suspected Andrew and Maxwell were lovers and claimed she came and went from Buckingham Palaceat will”.

Page claimed in the same ITV programme that Maxwell visited up to four times in one day.

The pair are known to have been 亲密的朋友, but have not been linked as lovers.

页, who was jailed for fraud in 2009, has previously claimed Prince Andrew’s female friends, including Ghislaine, rarely signed in.

He told the same ITV programme: “From the way she was allowed to enter and exit the palace at will, we suspected that she may have had an intimate relationship with 安德鲁王子.

She kept coming in and out, in and out.

A spokesman for the Prince declined to comment.

Maxwell faces 65 years behind bars after being convicted of facilitating sex with minors

Maxwell faces 65 years behind bars after being convicted of facilitating sex with minors
Prince Andrew with Lady Vic at a Chinese New Years Party in London, 2002

Prince Andrew with Lady Vic at a Chinese New Years Party in London, 2002信用: 雷克斯功能
Prince Andrew was stripped of his royal title and military honours by the Queen

Prince Andrew was stripped of his royal title and military honours by the Queen信用: Picture by Andrew Parsons / Parsons Media