Ghislaine Maxwell, a convicted socialite, stated in a new jailhouse interview that she is "sure" the famed photo of Prince Andrew and Virginia Giuffre, who accused him of sexual assault, is a forgery.
"I do not accept that. I do not trust it for one second. I am sure it is not "Monday's airing of an interview with Maxwell on Talk TV in the United Kingdom. The photos taken decades ago were used to substantiate Giuffre's charges against Prince Andrew.
"There has never been an original, and no photograph exists. And I've never seen the original, only a photocopy, "Maxwell added.
In the 2001 photograph, the Duke of York is seen hugging Giuffre by the waist, with Maxwell in the background.
Maxwell is incarcerated in Florida following his conviction and imprisonment for grooming young females, some as young as 14 years old, for Jeffrey Epstein to abuse. Epstein passed away in prison before he could be tried for sex trafficking.
Giuffre, now 39 years old, has filed a sexual assault lawsuit against Prince Andrew, alleging that Maxwell and Epstein trafficked her.
Prince Andrew resolved the matter with the United States last year, although he has refuted Giuffre's charges. In light of the high-profile scandal, he no longer uses the title "Your Royal Highness," having renounced his military associations and Royal patronages.
Since then, Maxwell has referred to meeting Epstein as "the greatest mistake of my life" and stated that she would "make different choices" if she could redo her life.