News | Entertainment
23 May 2022 8:16
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Lady Victoria Hervey says Ghislaine Maxwell was "a victim" who "kind of switched sides"

    The 45-year-old socialite has opened up about her former friend, who was convicted by a jury in US federal court in December on five sex trafficking-related counts, which carry a potential custodial sentence of up to 65 years' imprisonment.

    Maxwell was convicted for grooming girls for her deceased ex-boyfriend, billionaire financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, and Hervey believes that she was a victim of evil Epstein too as he warped her mind to help him in his vile acts.

    Appearing on UK TV show 'Lorraine' on Tuesday (18.01.22), Lady Victoria

    said: "To be honest, I think she was a victim, she is a victim.

    "A victim that then became the accomplice as her role changed in that relationship when they were no longer together. She kind of switched sides, I suppose."

    She went on to describe Maxwell and Epstein as a double act, and insisted the latter couldn't have worked "on his own".

    She added: "I don't think it would have worked with say, just him on his own. It was easier for her to approach other women.

    "Being a female, girls would feel less intimidated and less scared, rather than the man - who it would've been a lot more obvious, I think in that respect."

    Lady Victoria admitted she feels used through her friendship with Maxwell - which she credits with her status "on the social scene" - but insisted she thought nothing of it at the time.

    She explained: "Yes, but I had fun at the time. I was so naive and people in my situation that were really young, of course we were going to get taken advantage of - models got taken advantage of all the time.

    "We were just sort of a pretty face to have and entertain people. I was definitely one of the luckier ones and I'm aware of that."

    She also commented on Maxwell's friendship with Prince Andrew and said it wasn't something she ever spoke about.

    Virginia Giuffre has accused Epstein - who committed suicide in August

    2019 - and his one-time girlfriend Maxwell of arranging and forcing her into having sex with Prince Andrew in 2001, when she was 17. Allegations which Andrew, 61, has vehemently denied.

    She said: "I mean, she was really quite private about a lot, but obviously they were good friends. You can just tell by the body language when you see people, when they're good friends."

    Giuffre filed a civil suit against Andrew on August 9, 2021, using a New York state law that allows survivors of childhood sexual abuse to sue, regardless of whether the alleged crimes took place outside the statute of limitations.

    Andrew has repeatedly denied Giuffre's allegations and his legal team recently argued to get her lawsuit dismissed, citing a 2009 deal and

    $500,000 settlement she agreed with Epstein.

    However, the judge in New York recently ruled that the case could continue.

    © 2022 Bang Showbiz, NZCity

     Other Entertainment News
     22 May: Chris Brown appears to have congratulated Rihanna on giving birth
     22 May: Rebel Wilson has claimed she was harassed by a male co-star
     22 May: Kourtney Kardashian is "not stressed" about her wedding to Travis Barker
     22 May: David Krumholtz thinks that Amber Heard is a "victim of abuse"
     22 May: Brian Austin Green lost 20lbs after suffering bowel disease
     22 May: Amanda Kloots wants to "love again" after the death of her husband
     22 May: Ukrainians' life during war like Lord of the Rings films, Australian artist says
     Top Stories

    The Highlanders have suffered a 32-20 defeat to the Waratahs in their Super Rugby Pacific match at Dunedin More...

    Direct flights between Queenstown and Australia are set to resume today More...

     Today's News

    The Highlanders have suffered a 32-20 defeat to the Waratahs in their Super Rugby Pacific match at Dunedin 8:00

    Supercars driver Shane van Gisbergen has finished second in races 13 and 15 and won race 14 over the weekend at the latest round in Winton 8:00

    Top women's seeds Ons Jabeur, Garbine Muguruza tumble in day one upsets at Roland Garros 8:00

    Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz has cruised into the second round in straight sets on the opening day of the French Tennis Open in Paris 8:00

    A fire investigator is on the way to the scene of a building fire in Auckland's Royal Oak 7:50

    Law and Order:
    Police are looking for two people allegedly responsible for a stabbing in central Christchurch. 7:40

    Law and Order:
    Fears rise for 2,500 Ukrainian POWs from steel plant that Russia labelled neo-Nazis 7:30

    Direct flights between Queenstown and Australia are set to resume today 7:30

    Manchester City are Premier League football champions on the final day of the season 7:20

    Lice Movono's fertility issues set 'tongues wagging' — so just how difficult is it for Pacific Island women who want to have children? 7:10

     News Search

    Power Search

    © 2022 New Zealand City Ltd