Ghislaine Maxwell took three young women with her to target men for a party in 2000 following a film premiere starring Prince Charles, it has been claimed.
The child sex suspect, 59, is seen in a new photo sipping a drink while the three girls surround a City broker and his friend.
The photo, obtained by The Sun on Sunday, was taken at the Red Cube nightclub in London on November 22, 2000, during an after-party for the Charlie’s Angels screening.
That same evening, next door at Odeon Leicester Square, Prince Charles attended the premiere, where he was seen arm in arm with its stars Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu.
There is nothing to suggest that the Prince of Wales was aware of Maxwell’s presence with the young girls.
But the picture raises new concerns about how close she and billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein came to royal circles, with their connections to Prince Andrew already under scrutiny.
Ghislaine Maxwell took three young women to target men for a party in 2000 after a film premiere starring Prince Charles, it has been claimed
The party took place after a screening of Charlie’s Angles with the participation of Prince Charles, who gave a speech (pictured with Lucy Liu and Drew Barrymore the night before the premiere)
The anonymous broker who was seen next to the alleged madam and the three young girls said he is ‘startled’ at the thought of targeting guests at the party.
He said: ‘The three girls came to me and a friend and were very flirtatious. They were in their late teens or early 20s.
‘Someone to the right of me in the picture appeared to be the manager and asked us if we would buy drinks for them or move on somewhere.
The girl to my left was quieter and more nervous.
And the girl at the back was Eastern European and also quiet. It seemed that their question was solely to establish our wealth. ‘
The broker said no one was interested in the girls and after a few minutes they were led away by Maxwell.
Epstein and Maxwell’s royal connections are already under scrutiny, and the couple has also been seen relaxing in the Queen’s log cabin at Balmoral
A source found the picture while clearing their belongings, remembering that Maxwell was annoyed with the girls because he spent too much time with certain guests before moving them.
They said they were at the time discussing whether the girls could have been escorts.
The Prince of Wales had given a speech for The Prince’s Trust that night, which benefited from the premiere.
Just 18 days earlier, Maxwell was an alleged guest of Prince Andrew’s party in Los Angeles, hosted by BAFTA for the Charlie’s Angels movie.
And a month later, Epstein and Maxwell joined the Duke of York in the Sandringham Estate for a pheasant shot.
The Prince’s Trust said it did not organize the party, which Maxwell attended, and had ‘no data’ on the event.
It comes amid rumors that Maxwell could start “naming names” if she is found guilty of sex trafficking charges this week.
The closing arguments in Maxwell’s trial begin tomorrow, and the jury is likely to withdraw that evening.
A legal source in connection with the case told The Mail on Sunday that since the court in Manhattan broke up for Christmas at the end of Wednesday, a verdict this week is’ very likely ‘, adding:’ The jury does not want that it’s hanging over them Christmas, so lawyers on both sides are expecting a verdict this week. ‘
Ghislaine Maxwell could start “naming names” if she is found guilty of sex trafficking charges this week
Maxwell denies all six charges related to the care of underage girls for abusing the late pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
However, the source said that if she is convicted – and risks up to 70 years in prison – she may cooperate with the US government in return for a reduced sentence or better prison conditions.
“This may be bad news for Prince Andrew and other high-profile men who hung out with Ghislaine and Jeffrey Epstein,” the source said.
‘It is possible that she will start collaborating and telling what she knows in an attempt to reduce her prison sentence. We know prosecutors are looking at other accomplices in connection with Jeffrey Epstein’s child sex ring. Ghislaine undoubtedly has information that can help prosecutors in other cases. If she decides to cooperate, her testimony can be devastating. She was Epstein’s right hand man for years, imagine what she knows? ‘
Prince Andrew’s name has been mentioned three times during the trial, including by one of Epstein’s pilots, who confirmed that he flew the prince on the disgraced financier’s private jet, called ‘Lolita Express’, because of the young girls it sailed around in. world.
One of them, Virginia Roberts, claims she was forced to have sex with the prince three times, including at Maxwell’s home in London. He vehemently denies all charges and insists he has never met Mrs Roberts.
The jury in Maxwell’s trial showed these images, which speak of the close relationship between the couple, which the prosecutors have characterized as ‘partners in crime’
Former US Presidents Bill Clinton and Donald Trump were also mentioned in court as Epstein’s employees, as were actor Kevin Spacey and a number of Wall Street financiers, politicians and prominent businessmen.
After Epstein committed suicide in prison in 2019 while being detained on charges of child sex, then-US Attorney William Barr promised to prosecute those who helped him.
“There will be accountability,” he said. ‘This case will continue against anyone who was complicit in Epstein. The victims deserve justice and they will get it. ‘
Maxwell’s lawyers claim she will be punished by a solicitor for Epstein’s crimes.
On Friday, she refused to testify in her defense, saying to the judge: ‘The government has not proved its case beyond a reasonable doubt, so there is no reason for me to testify.’
Maxwell appeared in court yesterday, where lawyers argued for how Judge Alison Nathan should instruct the jury. She will read 80 pages of instructions for them tomorrow.
Defense attorneys successfully fought for the judge to refer to British socialite as ‘Maxwell’ instead of ‘the accused’, and jurors were told they could weigh whether she ‘deliberately avoided’ knowledge of Epstein’s abuse of underage girls.