Virginia Roberts Giuffre stated that Wednesday will always be burned into her heart after the verdict on fashion icon and heiress Ghislaine Maxwell’s boyfriend, convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
Virginia spoke up on the matter for the first time after a while, saying: “Maxwell did not act alone, others must be held accountable”
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“My soul yearned for justice for years, and today the jury gave me just that. I will remember this day always,” she wrote in a Twitter post.
“Having lived with the horrors of Maxwell’s abuse, my heart goes out to the many other girls and young women who suffered at her hands and whose lives she destroyed.”
And Giuffre didn’t stop there, “I hope that today is not the end but rather another step in justice being served. Maxwell did not act alone. Others must be held accountable. I have faith that they will be.”
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Giuffre was not included in the trial that was commencing. She was pretty loud, spreading facts about the abuse and horrors she experienced while she was in Maxwell’s presence.
Maxwell recruited little Giuffre when she was only 16 years old in 2000. Giuffre started working with the pair, and in the time she spent with them, the model is claiming that the pair forced her to have sex with Epstein and others. She managed to escape the clutches of this elusive sex ring in 2002. Epstein lost his life while in prison on sex trafficking charges.
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Giuffre also stated that Epstein wasn’t the only person she was forced to have sex with. The pair also trafficked her to rich and powerful men, one of which is Prince Andrew.
The lawsuit is ongoing, so there isn’t much on it, but in it, Giuffre claims that between 1999 and 2002, she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew three times, once in London, once in New York, and once on a private island owned by Epstein.
“I am holding Prince Andrew accountable for what he did to me. The powerful and rich are not exempt from being held responsible for their actions. I hope that other victims will see that it is possible not to live in silence and fear, but to reclaim one’s life by speaking out and demanding justice.” Giuffre said, in a previous interview she did with “People.”