Ghislaine Maxwell has been found guilty of six counts of sex trafficking of minors and she is facing a maximum sentence of 65-years behind bars.
Prince Andrew has been considered a “busted flush” due to his friendship with convicted sex trafficker and the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, and the verdict changes very little for the Duke of York.
A legal victory for Prince Andrew would change very little for his brand or as it is now “all about public perception.”
A royal expert told the MailOnline, “He’s a busted flush.
“Unfortunately for Andrew, it’s no longer so much about evidence and proof, or what if anything went on with Virginia Giuffre – it’s all about public perception.
“Andrew’s handling of this whole affair, coupled with his car crash Newsnight interview with Emily Maitlis, have made him into a toxic brand for the rest of the Royal Family.
“Only the Queen, who has always considered him as her favourite, remains loyal, while the other Royals are keen to keep him at arm’s length.”
A hearing is scheduled for 4 January where a court will decide to throw out Andrew’s accuser’s civil lawsuit as there is an argument by the Prince’s legal team that she now lives in Australia and Virginia Giuffre cannot therefore claim she is a resident in Colarado.
Los Angeles attorney Lisa Bloom, who represented eight of the victims of the billionaire sex trafficker, believes the Duke of York’s technical objections “are not going to fly.”
The attorney said, “He should be quaking in his boots.
“Because this shows that a jury is willing to come back with a guilty verdict even if the accusers are not perfect, as no human being is.
“Even if there were grounds for cross-examination, which there were, they looked to the essence of the story and they found that Ghislaine Maxwell was guilty of sex trafficking.”
The Los Angeles attorney said Andrew’s tactic to try and trip up Giuffre by pointing out inconsistencies in her testimony will now be ineffective with a jury.
She told the MailOnline, “I think in his case he’s hoping that his lawyers can cross-examine Virginia and get her on some prior statements that she’s made and mistakes that she’s made.
“And I just don’t think that’s going to fly. I think he should be very concerned.”