Ghislaine Maxwell’s guilty verdict may spell trouble for Prince Andrew, who is fighting a civil suit brought by Jeffrey Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre in the same New York City courthouse where the British socialite was convicted Wednesday.
The royal has denied the allegations. After Maxwell was found guilty Wednesday of five of six counts for procuring teen girls to be sexually abused by her and Epstein, the Prince and his lawyers conducted an emergency meeting over the verdict's potential impact on his case, the Daily Mirror reported.
Giuffre’s allegations were not part of Maxwell’s criminal case, but the conviction of Prince Andrew's longtime friend could taint the waters, experts told Fox News.
"I don’t believe the conviction of Maxwell will have much more than an atmospheric effect," said former Manhattan federal prosecutor Roland Riopelle, who now works as a defense lawyer.Surely, the jury pool is going to know about Ms. Maxwell’s conviction and it may influence them even if they swear it won’t."