Donald Trump Jr. Scorns Prince Andrew Following Ghislaine Maxwell Conviction

Donald Trump Jr. has spoken about the conviction of Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell by asking his social media followers "will anything happen" to Prince Andrew.

On Thursday, the former president's eldest son shared an image on Instagram showing the Duke of York with Maxwell and Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who claims she was trafficked by Epstein and forced to have sex with the prince when she was 17.

The photo shows Prince Andrew with his arm around Giuffre at a party hosted by Epstein at Maxwell's London home in 2001. Giuffre says it was taken just moments before she and Prince Andrew had sex for the first time.

The photo was posted as part of a screenshot of a Fox News article titled "Ghislaine Maxwell's conviction could spell trouble for Prince Andrew."

In his own caption, Trump Jr. wrote: "Will anything happen to or will we get info pertaining to any of [the] sickos she helped enable in this??"

Trump Jr. included a poll in his Instagram story containing the options "zero chance" and "less than zero chance."

Prince Andrew is facing further scrutiny over his relationship with Epstein after Maxwell was convicted of five charges, including trafficking a minor for the late billionaire financier to abuse.

The duke denies having a sexual relationship with alleged trafficking victim Giuffre or that he was aware of any child sex offenses by Epstein at the time.

Giuffre has filed a civil suit against Prince Andrew over allegations he sexually assaulted her, which the Duke is desperately trying to have thrown out. Lawyers for the royal attempted to argue the case should be dismissed in a New York court because Giuffre actually lives in Australia.

In response, lawyers for Giuffre described the move by the prince's attorneys as a "transparent attempt to delay discovery into his own documents and testimony" ahead of a possible trial.

Speaking to Newsweek, Nigel Cawthorne, a biographer who has written books about Prince Andrew, said the photo of the Duke of York with Maxwell and Giuffre "does not help" the case or public opinion against the royal.

"Now we have Ghislaine Maxwell, sex trafficker, standing there next to a woman who says she was trafficked, next to Prince Andrew who says he wasn't there," Cawthorne said.

"If Maxwell was acquitted that would have helped him, indeed they could have called her as a defense witness. Things are looking a bit more bleak for him now."

Another one of Epstein and Maxwell's high-profile associates is Trump Jr.'s father. The former president hasn't publicly spoken about the conviction of Maxwell and there is no indication he was involved or aware of her and Epstein's child sex ring.

In July 2020, Donald Trump was asked by a reporter if he believes Maxwell could potentially implicate others who were involved in Epstein's crimes.

"I don't know—I haven't really been following it too much. I just wish her well, frankly," Trump said. "I have met her numerous times over the years, especially since I lived in Palm Beach, and I guess they lived in Palm Beach. But I wish her well, whatever it is."

Prince Andrew's lawyer, Andrew B. Brettler, has been contacted for comment.

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Donald Trump Jr. asked his social media followers "will anything happen" to Prince Andrew following the conviction of Ghislaine Maxwell. Max Mumby-Indigo/ANGELA WEISS-AFP/Getty Images