21 November 2019 02:38
Please log in Register with your social account or click here to log in I would like to receive lunchtime headlines Monday - Friday plus breaking news alerts, by email Update newsletter preferences Lady Victoria Hervey has insisted that "sex trafficking" is not the right term to describe the crimes of convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein because the victims were "living the high life". Speaking on Good Morning Britain, the model and socialite spoke about her friendship with Ghislaine Maxwell, who was accused of procuring victims for the disgraced financier, who died in his prison cell in August awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. Lady Victoria also told hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid that she left Epstein's New York City apartment early because there were "hidden cameras". When asked what she felt when learning about the underage abuse by Epstein, Lady Victoria said she was "completely shocked." "When you think of sex trafficking, you think of a 12-year-old that's kidnapped that's chained in a cage. Both hosts hit back at the suggestion, with Morgan saying: "They are being trafficked these girls.
Lady Victoria later added: "It's extraordinary that this is the case. During the interview, she revealed how she had once stayed in one of Epstein's properties in New York, but she said she left early because of "hidden cameras". I felt like I was being watched. She also claimed that there was "no way" Prince Andrew would have gone on TV and done "an interview like that" if he was guilty. Get the biggest daily stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email Lady Victoria Hervey has defended the Duke of York and confessed she felt like she was being watched by hidden cameras when she stayed at Jeffrey Epstein's apartment in New York.
"With him and Ghislaine it was kind of like team work. Lady Victoria, who was an "it girl" of the late 1990s, when asked about dating Andrew, said: "It was not really (dating). Of the duke's Newsnight interview, she said: "I watched it and I thought first of all, there is no way if he is guilty that he would go onto television and do an interview like that. "I think the public already made their decision a long time ago and thought he was guilty... he didn't really give the public what they wanted in respect to, you know, actually having any kind of remorse about these girls and things. Ghislaine is a little bit like a James Bond character. I don't think anyone is going to find her," she said. Convicted sex offender Epstein took his own life in jail while facing sex trafficking charges. Ms Maxwell is accused of procuring victims for the disgraced financier. One of Epstein's victims Virginia Giuffre alleges the duke had sex with her on three separate occasions, twice while she was underage. English socialite Lady Victoria Hervey spoke to "Good Morning Britain" about visiting Jeffrey Epstein's apartment when she was in her 20s. Lady Hervey, who once briefly dated Prince Andrew, said she was invited to Epstein's dinner parties because she was a longtime friend of Ghislaine Maxwell. She said during a stay at one of Epstein's apartments, she felt like she was "being watched" by hidden cameras and decided to leave and stay with a friend. She also defended Prince Andrew's choice to be interviewed by BBC, saying: "There is no way if he is guilty that he would go onto television and do an interview like that." An English socialite who briefly dated Prince Andrew says she felt like she was "being watched" by hidden cameras while staying at Jeffrey Epstein's apartment when she was in her 20s. Lady Victoria Hervey spoke to "Good Morning Britain" about Epstein in an interview that aired Wednesday morning, in which she also defended Prince Andrew's decision to speak publicly. She said that because Epstein's ex-girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell, was her longtime friend, she was invited to dinner parties hosted by the couple, and even stayed at one of the financier's New York apartments when she was in town for a modeling job. "I did feel very uncomfortable staying there at the time. I cut my trip short, I felt like I was being watched, like there were cameras, hidden cameras. I left after about ten days or so and moved in with a friend of mine," Lady Hervey, now 43, said. She said that around the same time in the late 1990s, she had also gone to a dinner party attended by Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, and Prince Andrew hosted by Epstein, who in July was arrested on sex trafficking charges and later died by suicide in his jail cell. With him and Ghislaine, it was kind of like teamwork. They were a great pair together and, kind of together, they were taking over the world," she told the TV show. She said that Maxwell kept her "protected" from Epstein because she was her friend and that she was "completely shocked" by Epstein's arrest and his eventual suicide. She said she didn't believe it was "sex trafficking" that Epstein was doing. "I saw things but I didn't see the truth," she said. Lady Hervey also spoke about her brief period of dating Prince Andrew, saying she went to a "couple dinners" with him in 1999 and 2000. She defended Prince Andrew's BBC interview: "I watched it and I thought first of all, there is no way if he is guilty that he would go onto television and do an interview like that. I think the public already made their decision a long time ago and thought he was guilty… he didn't really give the public what they wanted in respect to, you know, actually having any kind of remorse about these girls and things. I actually think he didn't do it because there's no way he would go on television and put himself in that position."