The Duke of York has since stepped back from his public duties, stating that he unequivocally regrets his ‘ill-judged association with Jeffrey Epstein’. Despite this however, a top attorney claimed that Prince Andrew had ‘provided zero cooperation’ in the investigation. This is something that the Prince is said to be ‘bewildered’ by.
Ghislaine’s arrest by the FBI last Thursday has prompted all of this to resurface.
The socialite, who is said to have been in hiding before her arrest, will reportedly be going to federal court this week for her alleged involvement in ‘enabling, facilitating, or participating’ in sex trafficking and the abuse of multiple women.
According to The Guardian, if she is convicted, Maxwell could face up to 35 years in prison.
It was most recently reported by former Epstein associate, Steven Hoffenberg that Maxwell was prepared to name some big names.
‘She’s going to be naming some big names — not only in terms of those who abused underage girls at Epstein’s parties but also those who made financial agreements with Epstein or benefited from his generosity, including flying on his plane and staying at his homes,’ Hoffenberg explained via The New York Post. ‘She won’t be able to handle jail – and she’ll immediately start talking to try to get out of it.’
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This article originally appeared on marie claire U.K.