After Ghislaine Maxwell was found guilty on five counts in the recent sex trafficking scandal on December 29, Prince Andrew's team is nervous for what's to come.
Juan Alessi, who worked at Jeffrey Epstein's mansion and was a witness at Maxwell's trial, thinks that Andrew, who is being sued by Virginia Roberts for allegedly raping her when she was 17 years old, "should speak to the FBI, if nothing else to clear himself."
“I believe what Virginia is saying, although I do not know the truth about what happened between her and Andrew. I never saw Andrew and Virginia together," he added.
Lisa Bloom, who represents some of Epstein's victims, said Andrew "should be quaking in his boots" after Maxwell's verdict. "This shows that a jury is willing to come back with a guilty verdict even if the accusers are not perfect, as no human being is."
In the documents, which were obtained by The Royal Observer, Roberts claims that the royal "sexually abused Plaintiff in Epstein’s New York mansion in this District."
"On another occasion, Prince Andrew sexually abused Plaintiff on Epstein’s private island in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Little St. James," the documents state. "During each of the aforementioned incidents, Plaintiff was compelled by express or implied threats by Epstein, Maxwell, and/or Prince Andrew to engage in sexual acts with Prince Andrew, and feared death or physical injury to herself or another and other repercussions for disobeying Epstein, Maxwell, and Prince Andrew due to their powerful connections, wealth, and authority."
Andrew has denied any wrongdoing in the past few years. "It didn't happen. I can absolutely categorically tell you it never happened," he said. "I have no recollection of ever meeting this lady, none whatsoever."
After Maxwell's trial concluded, Roberts said, “My soul yearned for justice for years and the jury gave me just that. 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. 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.”