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Britain's Prince Andrew served with legal papers in sexual assault lawsuit

In her lawsuit dated August 9, the woman said Prince Andrew forced her to have unwanted sexual intercourse at the London home of Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite and friend of late financier Jeffrey Epstein.
Britain's Prince Andrew, Duke of York, looks on during the funeral of Britain's Prince Philip on the grounds of Windsor Castle in Windsor, Britain, April 17, 2021. (File Photo / REUTERS)
Britain's Prince Andrew, Duke of York, looks on during the funeral of Britain's Prince Philip on the grounds of Windsor Castle in Windsor, Britain, April 17, 2021. (File Photo / REUTERS)
Published on Sep 11, 2021 09:17 AM IST
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Prince Andrew is sued by Jeffrey Epstein accuser over alleged sexual abuse

  • In a civil complaint filed in the US District Court in Manhattan, Virginia Giuffre said Prince Andrew, Queen Elizabeth's second son, sexually assaulted and battered her about two decades ago, when she was 17.
Prince Andrew, 61, is one of the most prominent people linked to Jeffrey Epstein, who Manhattan federal prosecutors charged in July 2019 with sexually exploiting dozens of girls and women. (Steve Parsons/Pool Photo via AP, File)(AP)
Prince Andrew, 61, is one of the most prominent people linked to Jeffrey Epstein, who Manhattan federal prosecutors charged in July 2019 with sexually exploiting dozens of girls and women. (Steve Parsons/Pool Photo via AP, File)(AP)
Updated on Aug 10, 2021 10:28 AM IST
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‘It was a huge mistake’: Bill Gates regrets meeting Epstein for 'philanthropy'

  • Bill Gates and his wife Melinda French Gates announced their divorce in May, triggering media scrutiny of the Microsoft co-founder's alleged extramarital affairs.
The divorce of Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates has been finalised.(AFP)
The divorce of Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates has been finalised.(AFP)
Published on Aug 05, 2021 07:10 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Gates marriage 'irretrievably broken' since 2019 over Epstein link: Report

The report suggests that Melinda French Gates' unease about her ex-husband’s ties to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein dates back to at least 2013.
The couple said that they plan on remaining co-chairs and trustees of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.(Reuters)
The couple said that they plan on remaining co-chairs and trustees of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.(Reuters)
Published on May 10, 2021 02:26 PM IST
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Epstein sex-trafficking case: Ghislaine Maxwell to stand trial

Maxwell is accused of recruiting girls for sex for former boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein in a scheme that ran from 1994 to 2004.
Maxwell, the former partner of disgraced US financier Jeffrey Epstein, accused of recruiting girls for sex for Epstein could stand trial that could begin as soon as July.(AFP)
Maxwell, the former partner of disgraced US financier Jeffrey Epstein, accused of recruiting girls for sex for Epstein could stand trial that could begin as soon as July.(AFP)
Published on Apr 17, 2021 05:28 AM IST
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Epstein's ex-girlfriend Maxwell alleges physical abuse by guard in federal jail

Attorney Bobbi Sternheim wrote in a letter to a Manhattan federal judge that the abuse occurred recently at the Metropolitan Detention Center.
Maxwell was retaliated against for reporting the abuse when a guard ordered her into a shower to clean, sanitize, and scrub the walls with a broom, the lawyer said. She added that Maxwell was denied a request that the encounter with the guard in the tight space be recorded.(AP)
Maxwell was retaliated against for reporting the abuse when a guard ordered her into a shower to clean, sanitize, and scrub the walls with a broom, the lawyer said. She added that Maxwell was denied a request that the encounter with the guard in the tight space be recorded.(AP)
Published on Feb 17, 2021 09:21 AM IST
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Ghislaine Maxwell denied recruiting girls for sex offender Jeffrey Epstein in newly unsealed testimony

Under fierce questioning by lawyers for an accuser, Ghislaine Maxwell repeatedly denied during a 2016 deposition that she recruited girls for sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, according to a transcript of the proceeding made public Thursday.
Maxwell rejected claims that she recruited a woman to carry Jeffrey Epstein’s child, that she brought girls to Epstein’s home to give him massages or that she’d threatened others if they made Epstein’s secrets public.(AFP photo)
Maxwell rejected claims that she recruited a woman to carry Jeffrey Epstein’s child, that she brought girls to Epstein’s home to give him massages or that she’d threatened others if they made Epstein’s secrets public.(AFP photo)
Updated on Oct 23, 2020 12:23 AM IST
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By Bloomberg | Posted by Niyati Singh

Documents British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell fought to keep secret released by US court

British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell said under oath in 2016 that she had never witnessed “inappropriate underage activities” by the late financier Jeffrey Epstein, according to a deposition released on Thursday that she had fought hard to keep secret.
Ghislaine Maxwell appears via video link during her arraignment hearing in Manhattan Federal Court, in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S. July 14, 2020 in this courtroom sketch.(Reuters photo)
Ghislaine Maxwell appears via video link during her arraignment hearing in Manhattan Federal Court, in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S. July 14, 2020 in this courtroom sketch.(Reuters photo)
Updated on Oct 23, 2020 12:21 AM IST
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New York | By Reuters | Posted by Niyati Singh

US court will rehear Epstein victims’ claims over plea deal

The Atlanta-based 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a previous panel’s 2-1 decision rejecting an effort to undo an agreement federal prosecutors made with Epstein more than a decade ago.
Demonstrators hold signs aloft protesting against Jeffrey Epstein.(REUTERS)
Demonstrators hold signs aloft protesting against Jeffrey Epstein.(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 08, 2020 10:30 AM IST
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Florida | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Judge bans lawyers from identifying Epstein abuse victims

Epstein killed himself last summer while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. Maxwell was recently arrested on federal charges that she recruited at least three girls, including one as young as 14, for Epstein to sexually abuse in the 1990s. Prosecutors said she also joined in the abuse.
Jeffrey Epstein appears in court in West Palm Beach, Fla. Newly unsealed court documents provide a fresh glimpse into a fierce civil court fight between Epstein's ex-girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell, and one of the women who accused the couple of sexual abuse.(AP)
Jeffrey Epstein appears in court in West Palm Beach, Fla. Newly unsealed court documents provide a fresh glimpse into a fierce civil court fight between Epstein's ex-girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell, and one of the women who accused the couple of sexual abuse.(AP)
Published on Jul 31, 2020 07:01 PM IST
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New York | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai

Ghislaine Maxwell seeks appeal of judge’s order to unseal documents

Maxwell’s lawyer Laura Menninger immediately notified Preska that she will ask the federal appeals court in Manhattan to review the decision.
Audrey Strauss, acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, speaks at a news conference announcing charges against Ghislaine Maxwell for her role in the sexual exploitation and abuse of minor girls by Jeffrey Epstein.(REUTERS)
Audrey Strauss, acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, speaks at a news conference announcing charges against Ghislaine Maxwell for her role in the sexual exploitation and abuse of minor girls by Jeffrey Epstein.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 30, 2020 06:30 AM IST
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By Bloomberg | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Ghislaine Maxwell wants Epstein’s accusers names to be made in public

While not objecting to Maxwell identifying accusers who’ve already come forward, Rossmiller said those who haven’t gone public should have their privacy protected under the Crime Victims’ Rights Act.
Ghislaine Maxwell speaks at the Arctic Circle Forum in Reykjavik, Iceland.(THE ARCTIC CIRCLE via REUTERS)
Ghislaine Maxwell speaks at the Arctic Circle Forum in Reykjavik, Iceland.(THE ARCTIC CIRCLE via REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 29, 2020 07:18 AM IST
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By Bloomberg | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Ghislaine Maxwell seeks bail, citing Covid-19, and denies Jeffrey Epstein charges

Maxwell, 58, filed her request in the US District Court in Manhattan, eight days after being arrested in New Hampshire, where authorities said she had been hiding at a sprawling property she bought while shielding her identity.
Maxwell has been housed since Monday at the Metropolitan Detention Center, a Brooklyn jail.(Reuters)
Maxwell has been housed since Monday at the Metropolitan Detention Center, a Brooklyn jail.(Reuters)
Updated on Jul 11, 2020 11:25 AM IST
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New York, United States | By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar

Ghislaine Maxwell’s arraignment for luring underage girls scheduled for next week

Prosecutors alleged that Maxwell groomed girls so Epstein could abuse them at his lavish homes across several cities.
Audrey Strauss, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York speaks alongside William F. Sweeney Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office, at a news conference announcing charges against Ghislaine Maxwell for her role in the sexual exploitation and abuse of minor girls by Jeffrey Epstein in New York City, New York, US.(REUTERS)
Audrey Strauss, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York speaks alongside William F. Sweeney Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office, at a news conference announcing charges against Ghislaine Maxwell for her role in the sexual exploitation and abuse of minor girls by Jeffrey Epstein in New York City, New York, US.(REUTERS)
Published on Jul 08, 2020 08:43 AM IST
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Washington | By Reuters | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Maxwell arrives in New York for hearing in Jeffrey Epstein case

US District Judge Alison Nathan on Monday proposed the hearing be by videoconference because of the coronavirus pandemic. Maxwell agreed to the remote hearing and the date in a letter to the judge late Monday.
Ghislaine Maxwell speaks at the Arctic Circle Forum in Reykjavik, Iceland October 2013.(THE ARCTIC CIRCLE via REUTERS File Picture)
Ghislaine Maxwell speaks at the Arctic Circle Forum in Reykjavik, Iceland October 2013.(THE ARCTIC CIRCLE via REUTERS File Picture)
Updated on Jul 07, 2020 07:45 AM IST
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By Bloomberg | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Ghislaine Maxwell’s case will unearth secrets Epstein took to his grave

Thursday’s arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell -- almost exactly a year after Epstein was arrested -- suggests a fuller accounting of his acts might yet come.
Ghislaine Maxwell, longtime associate of accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, speaks at a news conference on oceans and sustainable development at the United Nations in New York, US.(via REUTERS)
Ghislaine Maxwell, longtime associate of accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, speaks at a news conference on oceans and sustainable development at the United Nations in New York, US.(via REUTERS)
Published on Jul 04, 2020 01:48 PM IST
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By Bloomberg | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar

US prosecutors spar with Prince Andrew in Epstein probe

One of the women who was sexually abused by Epstein as a teenager, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, has claimed that the financier flew her around the world on private planes to have sex with powerful men.
Britain's Prince Andrew leaves St. Mary the Virgin church in Hillington, near royal Sandringham estate, in Norfolk.(REUTERS)
Britain's Prince Andrew leaves St. Mary the Virgin church in Hillington, near royal Sandringham estate, in Norfolk.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 09, 2020 08:37 AM IST
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Washington | By Associated Press | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Banner on school bus urges Prince Andrew to testify against late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein

Prince Andrew has stepped back from royal duties following a catastrophic BBC interview in which he categorically denied having sex with a teenager who says she was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein.
The stunt organized by American lawyer Gloria Allred sought to pressure Queen Elizabeth II’s son to reveal what he might know about the disgraced financier. Allred represents some of Epstein’s victims and has demanded that Andrew cooperates.(AP)
The stunt organized by American lawyer Gloria Allred sought to pressure Queen Elizabeth II’s son to reveal what he might know about the disgraced financier. Allred represents some of Epstein’s victims and has demanded that Andrew cooperates.(AP)
Published on Feb 22, 2020 06:35 PM IST
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LONDON | By Associated Press

Golden Globes 2020: Ricky Gervais drags Leonardo DiCaprio’s young dates, Greta Thunberg and Jeffrey Epstein in opening monologue

Golden Globes 2020: Ricky Gervais is back to host this year’s ceremony and he is off to a strong start. Check out clips from his monologue.
Ricky Gervais speaking at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards.(AP)
Ricky Gervais speaking at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards.(AP)
Updated on Jan 06, 2020 07:54 AM IST
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Agence France-Presse, Los Angeles | By HT Correspondent

Britain’s Prince Andrew to ‘step back from public duties’ after Jeffrey Epstein furore

An increasing number of organisations and initiatives backed by Prince Andrew have said they were not renewing or would review their support because of the revelations.
Andrew, 59, said in an emailed statement he now recognised that his links to Epstein had become a “major disruption” to the royal family and the charities and organisations associated with it.(AP File Photo)
Andrew, 59, said in an emailed statement he now recognised that his links to Epstein had become a “major disruption” to the royal family and the charities and organisations associated with it.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Nov 21, 2019 10:42 AM IST
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London | By Agence France-Presse

As Epstein died, guards responsible for monitoring him shopped online, slept

The grand jury indictment provides a damning glimpse of safety lapses inside a high-security unit at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York, where Epstein had been awaiting trial on sex trafficking .
US financier Jeffrey Epstein appears in a photograph taken for the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services' sex offender registry. Jeffrey Epstein’s death was a major embarrassment for the US Bureau of Prisons.(REUTERS)
US financier Jeffrey Epstein appears in a photograph taken for the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services' sex offender registry. Jeffrey Epstein’s death was a major embarrassment for the US Bureau of Prisons.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 20, 2019 08:31 PM IST
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Britain’s Prince Andrew has ‘no recollection’ of Jeffrey Epstein sex accuser

A photograph apparently showing Andrew with his arm around then 17-year-old Roberts, now Giuffre, and with Epstein’s friend Ghislaine Maxwell standing in the background, has been widely published. Supporters of Andrew, however, have disputed its authenticity.
Britain’s Prince Andrew has said he does not remember meeting Virginia Roberts, one of disgraced US financier Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged victims, who claims she was forced to have sex with the royal.(AP File Photo)
Britain’s Prince Andrew has said he does not remember meeting Virginia Roberts, one of disgraced US financier Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged victims, who claims she was forced to have sex with the royal.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Nov 16, 2019 06:33 PM IST
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London | By Agence France-Presse

Jeffrey Epstein’s injuries point to murder, says forensic expert

A forensic pathologist has contradicted the official verdict of suicide by hanging given by officials in August, saying Epstein’s injuries were “more indicative of homicidal strangulation.”
Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in New York’s high-security Metropolitan Correctional Center on August 10 as he awaited trial on allegations that he trafficked girls as young as 14 for sex.(AP photo)
Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in New York’s high-security Metropolitan Correctional Center on August 10 as he awaited trial on allegations that he trafficked girls as young as 14 for sex.(AP photo)
Updated on Oct 31, 2019 06:18 AM IST
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New York | By Agence France-Presse

Stanford University accepted $50,000 gift from Jeffrey Epstein

The donation came in 2004, two years before allegations involving Epstein’s sexual conduct with young girls started making news. The gift went to the university’s physics department.
US financier Jeffrey Epstein appears in a photograph taken for the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services' sex offender registry March 28, 2017.(Reuters file photo)
US financier Jeffrey Epstein appears in a photograph taken for the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services' sex offender registry March 28, 2017.(Reuters file photo)
Updated on Sep 14, 2019 07:57 AM IST
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Bloomberg | By Sarah McBride

In a bid to achieve inclusivity, male management at Victoria’s Secret trying to rebrand as ‘led by her, for her’

Victoria’s Secret has been trying to reconnect with customers who’ve increasingly turned to rivals that embrace female empowerment and diverse body types.
Victoria’s Secret has been trying to reconnect with customers who’ve increasingly turned to rivals that embrace female empowerment and diverse body types.(Instagram/ Victoria’s Secret)
Victoria’s Secret has been trying to reconnect with customers who’ve increasingly turned to rivals that embrace female empowerment and diverse body types.(Instagram/ Victoria’s Secret)
Updated on Sep 11, 2019 02:11 PM IST
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Bloomberg | By Jordyn Holman, Jonathan Roeder, Anne Riley Moffat

3 women sue Jeffrey Epstein’s estate, citing rape, other sex acts

The lawsuits in Manhattan federal court were filed on behalf of women who remained anonymous. They sought unspecified damages, citing continuing psychological and psychiatric trauma, mental anguish, humiliation and more.
US financier Jeffrey Epstein, 66, killed himself in his New York prison cell a little over a month after he was arrested on sex trafficking charges.(Reuters Photo)
US financier Jeffrey Epstein, 66, killed himself in his New York prison cell a little over a month after he was arrested on sex trafficking charges.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Aug 21, 2019 07:41 PM IST
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New York | By Associated Press

Jeffrey Epstein put assets in trust two days before suicide, says report

Jeffrey Epstein, a wealthy hedge fund manager who befriended many politicians and celebrities over the years, hung himself in prison on August 10 as he awaited trial on sex trafficking charges.
Jeffrey Epstein was accused of trafficking girls as young as 14 for sex. He denied the charges but faced up to 45 years in jail if found guilty.(AP Photo)
Jeffrey Epstein was accused of trafficking girls as young as 14 for sex. He denied the charges but faced up to 45 years in jail if found guilty.(AP Photo)
Published on Aug 20, 2019 03:26 PM IST
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New York | By Agence France-Presse

Jeffrey Epstein died of suicide by hanging, says medical examiner

Jeffrey Epstein, a fund manager worth hundreds of millions of dollars, was arrested in July, charged with sex trafficking in minors and denied bail as a flight risk and a threat to the community.
Jeffrey Epstein’s body was found Saturday in his cell in a federal prison in Manhattan. The medical examiner, Barbara Sampson, conducted an autopsy on Sunday but had held off on issuing a report pending additional information(AP FILE)
Jeffrey Epstein’s body was found Saturday in his cell in a federal prison in Manhattan. The medical examiner, Barbara Sampson, conducted an autopsy on Sunday but had held off on issuing a report pending additional information(AP FILE)
Updated on Aug 17, 2019 09:35 AM IST
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Bloomberg | By Chris Dolmetsch

Who’s Who in the Jeffrey Epstein sex scandal

Giuffre, now 36, testified that she had sex with Britain’s Prince Andrew when she was underage, an allegation Buckingham Palace has repeatedly and strenuously denied.
Trump and Clinton traveled on Epstein’s private jet while Epstein was a regular guest at parties at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.(AP image)
Trump and Clinton traveled on Epstein’s private jet while Epstein was a regular guest at parties at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.(AP image)
Updated on Aug 13, 2019 08:35 AM IST
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New York | By Agence France-Presse

‘Serious irregularities’ in Epstein suicide, says US attorney general

Epstein, who was facing charges of sex-trafficking of young women and girls some of whom were just 14, was found unconscious in his cell with bruises around his neck. He had been on suicide watch last month but not at the time of his death.
Jeffrey Epstein was facing charges of sex-trafficking of young women and girls some of whom were just 14.(AP PHOTO.)
Jeffrey Epstein was facing charges of sex-trafficking of young women and girls some of whom were just 14.(AP PHOTO.)
Updated on Aug 12, 2019 11:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | By HT Correspondent
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