Virginia Roberts has accused friends and family of ‘hiding’ Ghislaine Maxwell so the British socialite can avoid an FBI probe into claims she acted as a pimp for paedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein.
Roberts, who now calls herself Virginia Giuffre, asked in a furious tweet today: ‘How is anyone, friend or family member, hiding such a monster?? 99% of the population would turn Ghislaine Maxwell. Who’s hiding who and why??’
She ended the tweet with several hashtags including ‘MonstersHidingMonsters’ and ‘PedosHidingInPlainSight.’
Roberts claims Maxwell recruited her into Epstein’s circle before the financier forced her to have sex with his wealthy and powerful friends, including Prince Andrew when she was 17.
Virginia Roberts claims Ghislaine Maxwell (right) recruited her into Jeffrey Epstein’s (left) circle before the financier forced her to have sex with his wealthy and powerful friends, including Prince Andrew when she was 17.
Virginia Roberts, who now calls herself Virginia Giuffre, accused friends and family of ‘hiding’ Ghislaine Maxwell and called her a ‘monster.’
Roberts gave a harrowing interview to the BBC earlier this month (pictured)
Prince Andrew, 59, who resigned from royal duties after a disastrous Newsnight interview last month, denies having sex with her and claims he can’t remember meeting her despite a photograph of him with his arm around her.
Maxwell, the daughter of publishing tycoon Robert Maxwell, is one of several close associates of Epstein under investigation by the FBI but has so far not been interviewed and her whereabouts remain unknown.
She denies procuring underaged girls for Epstein, who killed himself in prison while awaiting trial.
Maxwell is pictured with Prince Andrew and Virginia Roberts, who says that the Duke of York slept with her after Jeffrey Epstein trafficked her to London
Epstein (pictured) killed himself in prison while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges
A close friend said this week that Maxwell believes she can escape prosecution forever and return to her partying lifestyle because she has so much compromising information on powerful people.
Laura Goldman said Maxwell is being hidden by rich friends but plans to get back to normal ‘once the dust has settled’ and is ‘totally convinced’ that she can stay in hiding and eventually clear her name, The Sun Online reported.
Ms Goldman, who is friend’s with Maxwell’s sister, Isabel, said: ‘Ghislaine and her sister Isabel remain totally convinced that she’ll escape any criminal convictions and will eventually clear the family name and return to high society once the dust has settled.
‘She has wealthy connections who hide her and even pay some legal fees. She can stay out of the public eye as long as she wants.’
The FBI is said to be investigating Maxwell and several others associated with Epstein suspected of possible involvement in his illegal activity.
Epstein´s suicide in August, at age 66, came a little over a month after he was arrested and charged with trafficking dozens of underage girls as young as 14 from at least 2002 to 2005. Prosecutors said he recruited girls to give him massages, which became sexual in nature.
Maxwell has previously accused Roberts of lying, leading Roberts to sue for defamation in 2017. Documents from that case, unearthed last week, contained further serious allegations against Maxwell including claims she threatened a 15-year-old Swedish girl when she refused to have sex.
Rinaldo Rizzo, a butler who worked for hedge fund billionaire Glenn Dubin, claimed Epstein and Maxwell brought the teenager with them when they visited his employers in New York and that he found the girl crying in the kitchen.
He said she described her alleged treatment at the hands of Maxwell and her assistant, Sarah Kellen, when she was being held at Epstein’s property in the US Virgin Islands.
Mr Rizzo claimed the girl told him that Maxwell and Kellen had demanded sex from her and taken away her passport and threatened her when she refused.
He said she was ‘distraught and shaking…literally quivering’.
He said in the documents: ‘She proceeded to tell my wife and I… “I was on the island and there was Ghislaine, and there was Sarah,” and she said, “They asked me for sex. I said no”.’
Mr Rizzo then said: ‘She didn’t specify who asked for sex. She said they asked for sex.’
According to Mr Rizzo, after the young girl refused to have sex, Kellen took the young girl’s phone and passport and gave them to Maxwell.
‘And at that point, she said she was threatened,’ Rizzo testified.
‘And I said, “Threatened?”
‘She says, “Yes. I was threatened by Ghislaine, not to discuss this”.’