Prince Andrew’s civil action against Virginia Giuffre has been resolved, according to Ghislaine Maxwell’s brother, for the benefit of the Queen’s mental calm.
Ian Maxwell informed Jay Beecher that because the settlement had already been finalised, the truth about the Duke of York’s sex scandal would never be known.
“I suppose we’ll never know since it’s Prince Andrew and it’s all been swept away.” However, because it is his mother’s Jubilee year, he is a loyal son. It’s evident that this hurts her, as it would any mother.
“It causes her a great deal of grief.”
“He’s simply really humiliated, and he doesn’t want to spoil the year.”
“I think that he had to fold his tent, really and do the best he could by the Crown.”
Mr Maxwell, aged 66, continued: “Do I think that he had gone the other way and given evidence?
“I don’t know, I think it would have been very difficult evidence for him to give.
“We have that example of the performance with Emily Matlis in 2019 so he’s not good in that one on one situation, and then a court where he is fighting for his life, I think it would have been very difficult.
“However, I believe it would have been just as difficult for Giuffre as it would have been for him to provide the original of the famed image in London, where purportedly the events that she claims occurred, and she couldn’t since she has never been able to present that particular photo.
“On one level, I believe it suited both sides that it ended out the way it did.”
Mr. Maxwell continued: “I believe he is a high-profile target, but we will never know.
“I believe it’s intriguing that he ended up contributing what appeared to be a significant sum of money to her non-profit organisation, which is rare.”
When Andrew was a teenager, he was accused of sexually abusing Mr Giuffre.