Ghislaine Maxwell faces up to 65 years in jail following her conviction and her victims will be allowed to provide impact statements during her sentencing and could name Prince Andrew
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Prince Andrew fears being dragged into the case of his convicted paedophile pal Ghislaine Maxwell after both his accusers were told they could provide victim impact statements.
Virginia Giuffre, 38, can address the New York court during Maxwell’s sentencing despite not participating in the British socialite’s trial.
The invitation has also been extended to Johanna Sjoberg, 41 who claims Andrew committed a sexual act on her at Jeffrey Epstein’s New York home.
The Duke and his legal team have vehemently denied both Virginia’s and Johanna’s allegations.
Should the women address the court, they would both be free to discuss how Maxwell’s crimes had affected them.
It would also allow them to name those who allegedly took part in their abuse.
Both have claimed in previous court cases that Andrew was involved.
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A source said: “Both Virginia and Johanna have sworn on oath they were brought to Epstein’s sick world by Maxwell.
“They claim she then introduced them to the prince who then went on to touch them sexually.
“There is nothing Andrew nor his legal team can do to stop them talking.”
Johanna, a hairstylist, claims Andrew fondled her breast when the prince visited Epstein in New York over Easter 2001.
The financier had flown Johanna, then 21, and Virginia, then 17, over from Palm Beach, Florida, where they lived.