Gotnews.com strongly doubts the authenticity of a photo appearing to show Prince Andrew, billionaire Jeffrey Epstein assistant’s Ghislaine Maxwell, and alleged teenage prostitute Virginia Roberts.
Roberts sold the photo to the Daily Mail in early 2011, according to Conchita Sarnoff and Lee Aitken in the Daily Beast. They write:
More recently, a big cash payment from Mail on Sunday coaxed one of Epstein’s main accusers out of anonymity to describe what she claims were her years as a teenage sex toy. This victim, Virginia Roberts, produced a photo of herself with Prince Andrew in 2001 and reported that Epstein paid her $15,000 to meet the prince.
Could the “big cash payment” from the Mail on Sunday have been enough to get Roberts to commit photographic fraud?
The photo of the three first also appeared online around March 2011, according to the website TinEye.com.
Gotnews.com has discovered several version of the photo which raises the question of whether or not the photo has been altered. We have several inquiries out to photo experts and will pay any other photo experts who can give us their professional opinions.
Here’s the photo that ran in the Daily Mail in early 2011.
This photo was crawled on September 28, 2012.
If taken before April 27, 2001 Roberts, who was born on April 28, 1983, would have been underaged. That is, if the photo is real.
Meanwhile Virigina Roberts’s rape stories continue to fall apart.
She claimed that she was introduced to the Queen by Prince Andrew but there’s no record of the meeting.
'NO RECORD' OF QUEEN MEETING… http://t.co/acEuGvOZIP
— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) January 5, 2015
Alan Dershowitz, who was also accused of raping Roberts, filed a sworn declaration that he never met her, let alone raped her.
Roberts goes by the married name of Virginia Davis now and lives in Martinez, California.
There are also odd things that appear in the first photo if you blow it up.
The photo was also allegedly used in the February 20, 2011 edition of the since shuttered News of the World in an article by investigative reporter Mazher Mahmood.
The National Enquirer interviewed Roberts in 2011 but the tabloid ultimately decided against running with the story.
Full disclosure: I worked for Alan Dershowitz who I believe has been falsely accused of raping Virginia Roberts.