Jeffrey Epstein’s ex-girlfriend has rejected claims she introduced a teenage girl as a sex partner to Prince Andrew, in a newly released deposition that she fought to keep secret.
Ghislaine Maxwell said she “never at any time, at any place, in any moment ever asked” Virginia Giuffre to “have sex with anybody”.
Giuffre claims she was forced to have sex with Andrew when she was 17 on the instructions of Maxwell, a socialite and close friend of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
During the 465-page deposition, which was recorded in April 2016 but released on Friday morning (Australian time), Maxwell branded Giuffre an “awful fantasist”.
Maxwell said she could not recall taking Giuffre out for a night of clubbing with Andrew in London.
“Are we tallying all the lies?” Maxwell asked during the 2016 deposition.
“Her tissue of lies is extremely hard to pick apart what is true and what isn’t.”
US District Judge Loretta A Preska had ordered the release of the transcripts of seven hours of depositions of Maxwell being interviewed for a defamation suit filed by Giuffre in 2015.