virginia giuffre speaks out following ghislaine maxwell guilty verdict: 'maxwell did not act alone, others must be held accountable'

Virginia Giuffre Speaks Out Following Ghislaine Maxwell’s Guilty Verdict: ‘Maxwell Did Not Act Alone, Others Must Be Held Accountable’

Virginia Roberts Giuffre is addressing the British socialite and heiress Ghislaine Maxwell who dated convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein in light of her guilty verdict.

Giuffre shared how Wednesday’s verdict will be a day she never forgets.

virginia giuffre speaks out following ghislaine maxwell guilty verdict: 'maxwell did not act alone, others must be held accountable'
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“My soul yearned for justice for years and today the jury gave me just that. I will remember this day always,” she tweeted.

“Having lived with the horrors of Maxwell’s abuse, my heart goes out to the many other girls and young women who suffered at her hands and whose lives she destroyed.” 

Giuffre continued, “I hope that today is not the end but rather another step in justice being served. Maxwell did not act alone. Others must be held accountable. I have faith that they will be.”

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And while she was not included in the trial against Maxwell, Giuffre has been very vocal about the abuse she experienced in the past.

In 2000, Giuffre was just 16 years old when she was recruited by Maxwell to work for Epstein. Guiffre says the pair groomed her and forced her to have sex with Epstein and others as part of an elaborate sex ring, from which she escaped in 2002. Epstein died in August 2019 while in prison on sex trafficking charges.

The jury convicted Maxwell on Wednesday of five out of six felony charges that accused her of recruiting, enticing and transporting minors to engage in illegal sex acts with Epstein.

virginia giuffre speaks out following ghislaine maxwell guilty verdict: 'maxwell did not act alone, others must be held accountable'
Image via NBC News

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In addition, Giuffre also says that Epstein and Maxwell trafficked her to rich and powerful men, including Prince Andrew.

In an ongoing lawsuit, Giuffre says she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew three times between 1999 and 2002 in London, New York and on a private Caribbean island owned by Epstein.

In a previous statement shared with PEOPLE, Giuffre said, “I am holding Prince Andrew accountable for what he did to me. The powerful and rich are not exempt from being held responsible for their actions. I hope that other victims will see that it is possible not to live in silence and fear, but to reclaim one’s life by speaking out and demanding justice.”

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