The Duke and Duchess of York’s advisers allegedly asked a woman, possibly related to financier Jeffrey Epstein and his alleged accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell, to help discredit Prince Andrew’s accuser, Virginia Giuffre.
Prince Andrew's public troubles with Giuffre—previously known as Virginia Roberts —who accused Epstein and Maxwell of recruiting her to locate other underage women, manifested in the now-infamous photograph with his arm around a then-17-year-old Roberts.
Per a Daily Mail report, aides for Prince Andrew and ex-wife Sarah Ferguson allegedly hoped that Molly Skye Brown had information showing that the photograph was doctored and reportedly wanted her to set up a fake Twitter account. In the article, she's characterized as an "online troll," for her criticism of Giuffre.
Brown claims to have been approached by Maxwell in 1992 at age 14 with promises of modeling and acting work but that she never accepted Maxwell's offers.
Prince Andrew acknowledged that he stayed at several of Epstein's properties before the latter's 2019 arrest on sex trafficking charges and subsequent suicide. This includes an instance in which he stayed at Epstein's home in New York City in 2010—when Epstein was already a convicted sex offender.
However, Brown is disputing the Daily Mail report on Twitter, saying she's been mischaracterized. "Prince Andrew asked online troll (guess that's me) to help discredit his sex accuser. YOU MEAN PROSTITUTE THAT HAS CONFESSED TO TRAFFICKING 70 KIDS. Cool story. Media is so corrupt. The evidence I provided vs. what was written," she writes in a thread.
Throughout the thread, she posts screenshots of conversations, castigating the Daily Mail writer of the article, Jake Ryan. Brown posted messages suggesting some evidence of possible photo-doctoring but then says passed the email and text exchanges to the FBI.
Brown then brings President Donald Trump into the mix. "Well, media is proven pointless. Didn't bother to post anything about the prostitute rape model recruitment party I ended up at in 2001 w Maxwell & Trump. But instead calls me a troll, an innocent survivor of sexual abuse trolling a prostitute who trafficked 70 children... weak," she says.
The "prostitute," according to Brown, is Giuffre. Brown has long accused Giuffre of helping Epstein and Maxwell. Giuffre says she took 10,000 pounds of sterling from Epstein to have sex with Prince Andrew but claims she was obligated to.
Brown closes her thread by continuing to criticize the Daily Mail reporting.
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