Ghislaine Maxwell’s family have said that Prince Andrew’s accuser Virginia Giuffre couldn’t have had bath sex with the royal because the tub was too small.
The Duke of York allegedly slept with Virginia Roberts, now known as Virginia Giuffre, when she was just 17 years old on March 10, 2001.
The allegations ultimately destroyed the Prince’s reputation and he was stripped of his public duties, titles and patronages.
At the centre of Ms Giuffre’s claims was a bathroom – specifically the bathtub – in the Maxwell’s mews house in London’s Belgravia.
Ghislaine Maxwell’s family have said that Prince Andrew’s accuser Virginia Giuffre couldn’t have had bath sex with the royal because the tub was too small
At the centre of Ms Giuffre’s claims was a bathroom in the Maxwell’s mews house in London ‘s Belgravia
She alleges she had sex with Prince Andrew in the bathroom of the property, one of three occasions in 2001 she claims that she was forced to have sexual relations with him on the orders of the late American financier Jeffrey Epstein and Maxwell.
The three double bedroom property was also said to be where Andrew was photographed with his arm around the bare waist of Roberts, one of convicted paedophile Epstein’s victims.
However, the Maxwell family say the bathtub was too small for the Duke and Ms Giuffre to engage in sexual activity, The Telegraph reported.
They revealed the dimensions of the bath to the newspaper – the base of the tub measures 1,359mm by 380mm.
The family also created a mocked up photograph of what two people around the size of Prince Andrew and Ms Giuffre would look like in the bathtub.
In her memoir, The Billionaire’s Playboy Club, recalling her visit to Maxwell’s Belgravia house, Ms Giuffre wrote: ‘I turned on the taps for the tub and the heat from the water began to steam up the small room . . . Trying to do the best of my youthfulness to try and act seductive, I gradually began to strip off my clothing, piece by piece . . . He loved every second of it as I went over to where he was waiting and watching, then began to undress him.’
She also described the bath as being a ‘Victorian-style bathtub in the middle of the room which was on a beige marble tiled floor’.
Ms Giuffre claimed that after being with Andrew at Tramps nightclub, where he was ‘raining sweat’ over her, they returned to Maxwell’s Belgravia home to have sex.
It comes as Prince Andrew claimed to friends that a ‘mystery development’ will restore his disgraced reputation within the coming months.
The Duke of York allegedly slept with Virginia Roberts, now known as Virginia Roberts Giuffre, when she was just 17 years old on March 10, 2001
The Maxwell family say the bathtub was too small for the Duke and Ms Giuffre to engage in sexual activity (stock image)
The Duke of York is regularly voted the least popular member of the Royal Family.
The King’s brother has been assuring friends there is about to be a development which will restore his reputation.
If not quite back up to the heroic status he enjoyed as a helicopter pilot in the Falklands War, then at least to what it was before he was photographed in New York’s Central Park talking to Epstein, shortly after the latter’s release from prison in 2009 after serving a puzzlingly short sentence for sex offences.
It is when out shooting that the Duke of York tends to talk most freely. ‘He says that details are about to be made public which will change people’s perceptions of him.’
‘He says that it will happen next month.’
Although Andrew, 62, does not elaborate further, the Mail on Sunday reported at the weekend that he is to launch a dramatic bid to overturn the multi-million-pound settlement he struck with the woman who accused him of sexual assault.
It is understood Andrew has consulted lawyers in an attempt to get Ms Giuffre to retract her allegations and possibly secure an apology.
He was inspired to act after Ms Giuffre dropped her lawsuit against another man she accused of sexual assault, admitting that she ‘may have made a mistake’ in identifying him.
But Ms Giuffre has always maintained her case against the duke was valid.
Andrew’s relationship with Epstein was raised once again in a bombshell interview with Ghislaine Maxwell on TalkTV.
Speaking from prison, Maxwell said Prince Andrew was a ‘dear friend’ and said the accusations against him were unfounded.
In her first TV interview since she was jailed for child sex trafficking, the British socialite also claimed the infamous photo of her, Andrew and Ms Giuffre was a ‘fake’.
Andrew is expected to claim that he never met Ms Giuffre and to argue that the photo is fake in his future legal action.
The Duke of York is consulting with lawyers in an attempt to get Ms Giuffre to retract her allegations against him
However, several high-profile forensic experts who have examined the photo, in which Andrew has his arm around a young Ms Giuffre, have said they believe it to be real.
Ms Giuffre alleges she was groomed by pedophile Epstein and his associate Maxwell, and forced to have sex with him on several occasions.
Prince Andrew denied ever meeting Ms Giuffre in a disastrous Newsnight interview in 2019.
He famously claimed he was at a Pizza Express in Woking at the time of one of the incidents mentioned by his accuser.
The son of the late Queen Elizabeth has suffered a series of humiliations since his car crash Newsnight interview with Emily Maitlis in November 2019, as institutions have severed ties with him.
Fears are also growing that King Charles’ coronation could be overshadowed by Ms Giuffre’s memoir.
Multiple reports claim that Ms Giuffre has signed a book deal worth millions and it may be released just weeks before the historic ceremony.
Plans have been drawn up to ‘maxmise’ the book release with a publishing insider alleging: ‘There will be no bigger occasion for her book than the crowning of the king.’ Virginia Giuffre and lawyer David Boies are pictured in August 2019 at Federal Court in New York
She and Andrew, who has consistently denied the allegations, are said to have agreed to a gag clause which will expire in March, a year after they settled her civil rape claim against him.
Publishing insiders have said that Ms Giuffre’s memoir could be released just weeks before Charles’ coronation, telling The Mirror: ‘There will be no bigger occasion for her book than the crowning of the king.’
‘All eyes will be on the royal family in the weeks leading up to Charles’s coronation,’ the insider alleged, noting that ‘book releases are all about timing.’
Ms Giuffre’s publisher wants to capitalise on the fact that a global audience will be talking about the May 6 coronation and what royal festivities Andrew will be invited to partake in.
The insider added that Ms Giuffre’s memoir, which is said to have been 12 years in the making, may not be able to directly repeat her allegations about the Prince but will still ‘pour further embarrassment on Andrew, the royals and the biggest day of his own brother’s life.’
Ms Giuffre’s book deal is said to be worth ‘millions,’ multiple sources told the New York Post.
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