(RepublicanInformer.com)- Well, this is interesting. According to Lady Victoria Hervey, an ex-girlfriend of Prince Andrew the Duke of York, the famous photograph of the British royal with Jeffrey Epstein victim Virginia Giuffre was…fake.
Lady Hervey, who dated Prince Andrew in 1999, said in an Instagram post that she doesn’t believe the sexual abuse allegations made against Andrew by Giuffre and that the photograph didn’t actually show her former lover with the victim.
“The original photo was painted so what you see is one of the other girls painting,” she started. “The guy they used is in fact a body double that they photoshopped Andrew’s head onto.”
It’s a bold claim, but one that should presumably be taken seriously given that this comes from someone who knows Andrew.
She also claimed that other survivor girls have been contacting her to tell her about it, but “no one’s connected it.”
The photograph, which does not in itself prove that Andrew sexually abused Giuffre but rather that he met her at some point in his life, was provided to the FBI back in 2011. Giuffre claims that the photograph is authentic.
She also showed the photographs during an interview on 60 Minutes Australia, once again claiming that the photograph is authentic.
Virginia Roberts Giuffre claims she was trafficked to Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, when she was 17. The pair are pictured together in a now infamous photograph taken in 2001. Prince Andrew denies the allegation and says the photo is a fake. #60Mins pic.twitter.com/TLiF532y4O
— 60 Minutes Australia (@60Mins) November 10, 2019
Prince Andrew not only denies sexually abusing Giuffre when she was 17 years old, but also insists that he has no recollection of meeting Giuffre.
The photograph’s authenticity remains contested, but Carolyn Andriano, another victim of Epstein who recently testified against Ghislaine Maxwell in her trial, said that the photograph came as a result of her not believing Giuffre’s claim that she was with the prince.
Andriano said that she told Giuffre to prove that she was really with Prince Andrew and Epstein, which prompted her to get a photograph and show it to her when they next saw one another.
Lady Hervey, with her 114,000 Instagram followers, posted a photograph of a man she claimed was the body double in the photo. She also posted a photograph that appeared to be digitally edited, which she claimed was the original photograph of Giuffre used to create the fake photo with Andrew.