Jeffrey Epstein’s Black Book (Part 2)

How long before Joe and Jane Average figure it out?

That a great percentage of the world’s top politicians, VIPs and societal elites are evil, depraved, mentally unbalanced individuals ‘with profound sociopathic / psychopathic tendencies’

http://aanirfan.blogspot.com/2019/08/epstein-bigger-picture.ht@Eye5W1de0pen ml

http://aanirfan.blogspot.com/2019/06/trump-hunt-johnson-proctor-epstein.html

@BoreDaily

So. Ken Starr and toad , BOTH of whom won a ridiculously light jail term for abusing in 2008, and resulting in many more kids being abused, are now impeachment counsel. Like … hold your nose ….

@KirbySommers:

There is something wrong when Kenneth Starr and Alan Dershowitz become attorneys for President Donald Trump in view of the fact these where attorneys (and in one case an alleged abuser) for Jeffrey Epstein and his co-conspirators.

Alan Dershowitz, close friend of pedophiles Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell (and other alledged abusers of Epstein’s child sex slaves) ALSO represented another pedophile:

Roman Polanski who raped a 13 year old.

https://deadline.com/2014/12/roman-polanski-rape-conviction-alan-dershowitz-overturn-court-motion-1201326932/


Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘first victim’ says he introduced her to Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago in the 1990s when she was 14 and the pedophile said ‘she’s a good one, right?’

  • A woman claims she was convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s first victim in a new lawsuit against his estate
  • And she alleges the now-deceased financier introduced her when she was 14 to Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago Florida resort in the 1990s
  • The now-deceased Epstein was alleged to have said to Trump at the time, ‘This is a good one, right?’ The litigation doesn’t accuse Trump of any wrongdoing
  • The woman, identified as Jane Doe, alleges that she met Epstein and his alleged madam, Ghislane Maxwell, when she was 13
  • The victim says Epstein and Maxwell groomed her for abuse by frequently talking about sex and insisting she indulge their every whim
  • Epstein took his life in a Manhattan jail cell while awaiting sex-trafficking charges in August

A woman has alleged in a new lawsuit filed against Jeffrey Epstein’s estate that she was the convicted pedophile’s first victim and he introduced her to Donald Trump when she was 14.

The woman, known as Jane Doe in the suit, alleges that when the now-deceased pedophile made the introduction at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Florida resort in the 1990s, he asked, ‘This one’s a good one, right?’

Trump, according to the litigation, ‘smiled and nodded in agreement

An image from footage of Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein at a 1992 party, obtained by the ‘Morning Joe’ show on MSNBC. A woman has alleged in a new lawsuit filed against Epstein’s estate that he introduced her to Trump when she was 14

The case was filed in Manhattan Federal Court Friday, the Daily News reports.

The woman was too young at the time to understand when Trump and the financier ‘chuckled,’ and she was left to feel uncomfortable, the suit says, the Daily News reports.

Trump is not accused in the suit of any wrongdoing.

The suit is one of more than two dozen filed by women against the dead financier’s estate, alleging they were sexually abused by Epstein, who at age 66 took his life in a Manhattan jail cell while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges in August.

The victim, according to the litigation, met Epstein and his alleged madam, Ghislaine Maxwell, when she was 13, and while attending Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan.

The suit says the victim at the time was attending the camp for vocals. 

Epstein and Maxwell groomed the young girl for abuse by frequently talking about sex and insisting she indulge their every whim, according to the suit.

She alleges she was first sexually abused by Epstein in late 1994, and claims she traveled with him and Maxwell on his private jet.

The alleged abuse took place at Epstein’s Upper East Side mansion in Manhattan, Palm Beach home and New Mexico ranch, according to the suit. 

The victim says she was raped by Epstein several times, starting in 1997.

She is seeking financial compensation from the $577 million estate. 

Epstein’s estate wants the plaintiffs to be compensated from an optional out-of-court claims settlement program.

Prosecutors are still conducting an investigation to identify those who helped Epstein snare his victims. He and Trump, who were pals within the same social circles for many years, had a falling out over a real estate dispute, the Daily News reports.

‘I was not a fan of his, that I can tell you,’ Trump said after Epstein was arrested last year.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7901651/Woman-claiming-Jeffrey-Epsteins-victim-says-introduced-Trump-age-14.html

@kirbysommers

The United States allowed Robert Maxwell (who is alleged to also have been working for the CIA, as well as MI6, Mossad and the Russians) to steal nuclear secrets from Sandia Labs when he sold them a compromised PROMIS software

The trojan horse gave Israel access to the U.S. nuclear secrets.

PROMIS had been stolen right from under INSLAW by the U.S. Government. However Inslaw turned around and sued the United States for the theft. Inslaw’s lawsuit, initially won, was appealed and reversed.

The company was then stonewalled repeatedly. Three people directly involved with knowledge of the case were said to have been murdered. One of these people was Danny Casolaro (who I have discussed before).

In 2003 an attorney for INSLAW was able to get an explanation for why the Bush administration refused to settle the case. Several people were named as being part of the and . These people are: Paul Wolfowitz (Deputy Secretary of Defense),

Scooter Libby (Chief of Staff and National Security advisor to VP Cheney), Richard Perle (Chair of the Defense Policy Board). The reasons they cited were that a settlement would embarrass then Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.

Further since these parties “knew” about the U.S. having given nuclear secrets to Israel they cited that settling with INSLAW would “complicate U.S. policy in the Middle East.”

Robert Maxwell, Ghislaine Maxwell’s father and partner of Jeffrey Epstein, was involved in the

breach of nuclear secrets by selling a compromised version of PROMIS (with a second back door) to our nuclear labs located in New Mexico.

Maxwell’s involvement goes further. As you know he owned a publishing empire (no doubt with dirty money). One of his newspapers was the

Daily Mirror where he employed former mossad spies as journalists.

In 1988 Mordechai Vanunu, a junior technician/nuclear scientist at Israel’s Nuclear Research Center in Dimona told a reporter at the Daily Mirror about Israel’s nuclear capacity.

Robert Maxwell, a spy for Israel, then told Israel. In turn Vananu was arrested and convicted of espionage and treason for 18 years. To this day he remains a hostage of Israel where he is routinely harassed, threatened and detained in what has become a life of torture.

Kenneth Starr part of deep state. This is one of my threads from December. It talks about re: PROMIS and why Jeffrey Epstein’s crimes were protected. Exposing Epstein would have unraveled even darker crimes.

Kenneth Starr did not become Jeffrey Epstein’s attorney by chance. Starr was tasked with protecting Epstein. Why? Because through the child trafficking ring another more closely held secret was going to be revealed.

https://twitter.com/KirbySommers/status/1211374406804459520


 

Nicole Junkermann v Johnny Vedmore: Secretive German Court Censorship to Hide IDF and Epstein Links

Epstein associate uses German courts to silence and intimidate journalists

I’m being censored in secret. In Germany, Nicole Junkermann, associate of Jeffrey Epstein, Ehud Barak, Matt Hancock MP and Peter Thiel, has taken out a court injunction to silence me.
However, they haven’t informed me of the case. They have never served me with any court papers – as required by the “Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters” – more commonly called the “Hague Service Convention”. Therefore, I have had no opportunity to respond to any accusations and it’s clear that the German judiciary is automatically on the side of the multimillionaire Epstein associate, Countess Nicole Junkermann. The first time I heard any rumors about a German court injunction taken out against me was on 11 January 2020. I’ll always remember the date very well as I was nursing my dying cat when it came through the letterbox. Because I was about to lose my big ginger buddy of almost two decades, I had zero emotional response to the incoming mail.

The envelope marked with a Berlin postmark turned out to be a bill for ¾ of Nicole Junkermann’s legal costs for her taking out an injunction on me. I have no idea what the injunction says, or what excuse Nicole Junkermann’s legal team gave to the Landgericht Berlin to allow her to cover up her sordid links. There has been no attempt to follow due process and the Berlin regional court only publishes the cases which it deems ‘worthy’, this case is apparently not seen as such. So I cannot believe that this injunction is legitimate in any way whatsoever as there is no record of it available anywhere and I have never been officially informed. This is an attempt to silence an independent journalist through intimidation and I’m not the only one. After putting my predicament on Twitter it has become clear that Nicole Junkermann’s attempt to cover up my article has affected many other independent journalists. Others have been targeted and censored.

One of the first to fall as a result of my initial article were the intrepid researchers who made up Voat.com. They were initially put out of action by a DDoS (Denial of Service) attack and they would never be allowed to return. Soon after releasing the articles I would receive emails from Germany calling me anti-Semitic – for writing an article about a Catholic woman who is married to the man who runs the Vatican Bank – and they would also ask for “my price” to drop the story. A person claiming to be the photographer for the dystopian IDF backed company headed by Nicole Junkermann, Carbyne, would threaten me with legal action for using her pictures, ignoring fair use. She used multiple spellings of her name and when questioned about the people she worked for, and asked to confirm her details, she was never heard from again. They also attempted to scare Jason Bermas off in the same way but Jason doesn’t scare easily. I was informed by Ed Opperman that my initial interview with him was in the German courts. Apparently, Junkermann had YouTube take the interview down in Germany only via a court order. Another apparent German court order which I’ve been unable to find any evidence of. I went back to listen to the interview only to find that much of the audio had been distorted. French blogger Panamza, of http://www.Panamza.com, is also being targeted by Junkermann using the German court system to intimidate journalists.

This is what a real cover-up looks like. I knew that this story would be very spicy and that was part of the reason why I took so long in researching it before I published anything. I can understand why no member of the mainstream media has dared to cover it. The mainstream media are cowards. I contacted almost every newspaper, media outlet, journalist and hack I could in both the United Kingdom and Germany when I first released it. They all chose to ignore the piece. And when the story was being shared relentlessly by an army of concerned members of the public, they still ignored it. Matt Hancock MP didn’t respond to any questions about the NHS Healthtech Advisory Boards inclusion of Nicole Junkermann and one of her businesses OWKIN. Since the article, there has been no more recorded meetings of the Healthtech Advisory Board.

My own website has also been a target for a mass of censorship. So much so that someone has even used the “Right to be Forgotten” laws on my behalf. If you now search Google for Johnny Vedmore my own website www.JohnnyVedmore.com doesn’t even register. It’s still there, but they’ve fraudulently had my name removed from Google Search to hide their negative press. If I wasn’t connected to the many very fearless independent journalists online, I may not have even learnt about the many acts of censorship. I don’t want to be forgotten but they’re now using European data protection laws to wipe me off the internet in secret. And Junkermann isn’t the only person using every available method to help wipe one of my articles from the world wide web. The number one cheerleader for establishment peadophillia, QC Barbara Hewson, is also having my websites results removed on Google Search to hide her own intriguing history.

Being censored is enough to drive someone crazy. If you deny people’s right to free speech in these ways then it will end in violence, we have all seen examples of this. Even though personally I’m not going to become a terrorist quite yet, I am but one of millions of humans who are experiencing the same sort of sinister behaviour. Censorship isn’t only happening in China, Iran and Saudi Arabia. Wake up.

For now, I will be having my original Junkermann articles translated into German. It’s very clear that Nicole Junkermann is trying to hide her Epstein and IDF connections from the German public. I will be contacting members of the Bundestag to help me fight on behalf of free speech and a free press. The more I am intimidated and censored, the louder I shall become.

My Message to Nicole Junkermann

My public message directly to Nicole Junkermann is simple. It is you that flew on Epstein’s Lolita Express, it is you that met two senators with Epstein at the Wexner mansion in the UK, it is you that took Epstein’s money, it is you that publicized your connections with the IDF and publicly ran Carbyne, it is you who helped win the exclusive TV rights to the FIFA world cup using Sepp Blatter’s relative to sweeten the deal, it is you that was caught hiding money offshore and was exposed in the Panama Papers, it is you who is on a tech advisory board of the NHS – a public sector institution paid for by UK taxpayers like myself, and it is you who needs to take ownership for these decisions.

You are currently behaving like a spoilt little rich girl who is unable to take ownership for the consequences of her own actions and that is the problem. You must take responsibility for your own actions Nicole, you’re a grown woman.

https://vocal.media/theSwamp/nicole-junkermann-v-johnny-vedmore-secretive-german-court-censorship-to-hide-idf-and-epstein-links


Lawyers for Ghislaine Maxwell and Virginia Giuffre appear in court to hash out plan to unseal documents that name MORE high profile individuals connected to Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking ring

  • Neither Ghislaine Maxwell nor Virginia Giuffre appeared at hearing in Manhattan court today to work out the release of documents in the defamation case
  • Giuffre’s filed a defamation suit against Maxwell in 2015 after Epstein’s procurer called her a liar
  • When asked about Maxwell’s whereabouts the plaintiff’s lawyers admitted they have no idea where she is in hiding
  • Judge Loretta Preska urged the lawyers to streamline the review and set a timetable for the release
  • Maxwell’s attorney, Laura Menninger, said that some of the ‘non-parties’ are ‘in positions of means with counsel’ 
  • But others ‘live out of the country or in remote places… without counsel’ and so would need a fair chance to file their objections via letter

16 Jan 2020

Neither Giuffre nor Maxwell appeared at the hearing and when asked about Maxwell’s whereabouts the plaintiff’s lawyers admitted they still have no idea where she is hiding. Recent reports claim she is being hidden from the FBI in a series of safe houses.

Judge Preska today urged the lawyers to streamline the review of documents and suggested that the motions be grouped into ‘batches of five’, meaning they would be released on a ‘rolling basis’.

The judge also asked for a plan on how ‘non-parties’, whose names are in the documents, would be notified and given the chance to respond.

The Judge said that Maxwell had written to the court on December 5, 2019, citing ‘various reasons for maintaining sealed materials’ with ‘privacy’ being a key concern.

Maxwell’s attorney, Laura Menninger, said that some of the ‘non-parties’ are ‘in positions of means with counsel’ but noted that some ‘live out of the country or in remote places… without counsel’ and so would need a fair chance to file their objections via letter, to which Judge Preska agreed.

The non-parties are to be notified in two weeks, Judge Preska said. Once the non-parties respond, Maxwell and Giuffre’s legal teams will be able to file their oppositions.

Sigrid McCawley, attorney for Giuffre, raised the issue that the next document dump of material would be reflect badly on her client as ‘Maxwell is not objecting to any items that could be negative to Virginia’.

Preska said that she no reason for documents to be withheld ‘to which there is no countervailing interest’ and said they should be released ‘ASAP’.

Following the court hearing, Menninger ignored a question on the whereabouts of Ghislaine Maxwell.

McCawley addressed the fact that Maxwell had not objected to documents being unsealed which are ‘negative’ to Virginia.

‘In this process, we want it to be fair and equal and Virginia was always willing to have this be an open process, but she wanted it to be open on both sides.

‘In other words, that all documents in the case would be revealed, not just piecemeal documents that Maxwell wanted to be released.’

There is no set date on when the next document dump will be, other than in the ‘near future’.

McCawley said the next step was that the non-parties would be notified in two weeks and ‘get a two-week period to file an objection if they so want’.

‘The Judge will be reviewing those, assessing what she is allowing Maxwell to do which is set forth countervailing interests.’

McCawley said that that ‘might be where the battle lies’ because Maxwell has set forth an extensive list of reasons why these documents should not be released.

‘We will argue against that,’ she added.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7896171/Lawyers-Ghislaine-Maxwell-Virginia-Giuffre-hash-plan-release-docs.html

Jeffrey Epstein’s estate is sued by U.S. Virgin Islands over alleged widespread sex abuse

15 Jan 2020

Jeffrey Epstein’s estate was sued on Wednesday by the U.S. Virgin Islands, which claimed that the late accused sex offender raped and trafficked in dozens of young women and girls on a private Caribbean island he owned.

A lawsuit filed Wednesday by the top law enforcement officer in the U.S. Virgin Islands alleges that multimillionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually trafficked hundreds of young women and girls on his private island, some as recently as 2018, aided by a web of shell companies to carry out and conceal his crimes.

The allegations, if validated, broaden the scope of Epstein’s sexual trafficking, and shed new light on the tactics Epstein used to hide his illicit activities.

The lawsuit seeks forfeiture of the islands, valued by managers of Epstein’s estate at more than $86 million, because of their use in alleged crimes.

The complaint filed by Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George significantly broadens the scope of the financier’s alleged misconduct, saying it spanned from 2001 to 2018 and targeted girls who appeared to be as young as 11 or 12.

It seeks civil penalties plus some assets from Epstein’s estimated $577.7 million estate, including the forfeiture of his two private islands, Little St. James and Great St. James.

Wednesday’s lawsuit could reduce the sums available for the more than 20 other Epstein accusers already suing the estate, after his suicide cost them a chance to see him convicted.

Darren Indyke and Richard Kahn, the estate’s executors, have set up a fund to compensate victims.

In a statement sent on their behalf, a lawyer rejected George’s contention that the fund subjects claimants to “confidentiality requirements,” and said the fund is not intended to shield anyone from liability.

Epstein died last Aug. 10 at age 66 by hanging himself in a Manhattan jail cell, after pleading not guilty to abusing and trafficking in women and girls in Manhattan and Florida from 2002 to 2005.

He had pleaded guilty in 2008 to a Florida state prostitution charge, and completed a 13-month jail sentence now widely considered too lenient.

Epstein was also friends with people like Britain’s Prince Andrew, who retreated from public life in November after a disastrous TV interview where he appeared unsympathetic to the financier’s victims.

According to the complaint, Epstein, with help from accomplices, “trafficked, raped, sexually assaulted and held captive” girls and young women at his properties in the Virgin Islands, where he had registered as a sex offender in 2010.

The complaint said Epstein kept a computerized database to track girls who could be sent to Little St. James, which he bought in 1998 as “the perfect hideaway” to traffic them “for sexual servitude, child abuse and sexual assault.”

Epstein then allegedly bought nearby Great St. James in 2016, using a straw purchaser to conceal his identity, to keep people from monitoring him from there, and keep victims from escaping there.

As recently as July 2018, Epstein refused to let a Virgin Islands investigator and U.S. marshals enter Little St. James beyond its dock, which he called its “front door,” the complaint said.


PRINCE’S PAL

Prince Andrew pictured with sex scandal governor – amid concern he stayed at infamous Epstein ranch on official visit

PRINCE Andrew is pictured swapping gifts with sex-scandal-hit former New Mexico governor – amid concern he may have stayed in Jeffrey Epstein’s nearby ranch during an official state visit.

In pictures unearthed by The Sun, the Duke can be seen grinning as he gives a gift to Bill Richardson, the former Governor of New Mexico, who has been implicated in the Epstein sex scandal, during an official visit to New Mexico in 2003.

Now there’s mounting concern that Andrew stayed at pedophile Epstein’s notorious “baby-making” Zorro ranch, which is just a short 45 minute drive from where the official state visit took place.

The prince spent three days in New Mexico – October 20, 21 and 22 as the UK’s trade envoy – but neither the Palace or the office for the governor of New Mexico can confirm where he stayed.

On the first day, he held a press conference with Richardson in Santa Fe – an hour’s drive from Zorro Ranch – where they both swapped presents.

Andrew received a black concho belt while Richardson was given a wine coaster, which was handmade by a cousin of the royal.

The trip was covered by the local newspaper The Santa Fe New Mexican, who spoke to Andrew at the time and said he was ‘honoured’ to be in New Mexico.

He added: “We have a great deal in common. We want to improve trade with you and the United States.”

Prince Andrew’s accuser Virginia Guiffre, formerly Roberts, has since claimed in court documents that she was told by the disgraced financier to have sex with many prominent men including Richardson. Both Prince Andrew and Richardson have denied any wrongdoing.

Even though there is no official record of where the Duke stayed, he has admitted to staying at Epstein’s “houses” in the US during their friendship.

In his recent BBC Newsnight interview the Prince Andrew said he saw Epstein two or three times a year, adding: “Quite often if I was in the United States and doing things and if he wasn’t there he would say, ‘Why don’t you come and use my houses?’ so I said, ‘That’s very kind thank you very much indeed’.”

It comes after a former staff member at Zorro ranch revealed how Prince Andrew visited Zorro ranch in the early 2000s, where he was entertained by a “beautiful neurosurgeon”, believed to have been hired by Epstein.

Deidre Stratton told the podcast Epstein: Devil in the Darkness that the woman in her 20s stayed with the Duke in a three-bedroom cottage at the ranch called the Lodge.

During the alleged visit the woman believed to be hired to entertain him apparently came down to the property’s kitchen to ask if they had any tea that would make the Royal “horny”.

The Sun has obtained the first pictures of the “Lodge” the Duke allegedly stayed in.

Deirdre believes that visit took place in 2001 or 2002 but admits that she could have had the exact year wrong – and says she did work at the ranch in 2003.

The prince’s trip was front page local news, where he also visited a local college and observatory.

According to the local newspaper, “the visit is part of his role as his country’s ambassador of international trade and investment.

“He is seeking support for United Kingdom companies trading internationally and to encourage foreign investment.”

This blurry photo shows the fertility room, apparently full of naked pictures and statues

The court circular for October 19 to October 21 describes the visit and lists his various engagements – but does not state where he stayed.

On October 20, it states: “The Duke of York this evening attended a Dinner given by the Governor of New Mexico, at the Governor’s Mansion, Santa Fe, New Mexico.”

Again it does not state whether Prince Andrew spent the night at the Governor’s Mansion or elsewhere.

The mansion is around 37 miles from Epstein’s 10,000 acre ranch.

When asked whether or not Prince Andrew stayed or visited Zorro Ranch on official state business, the Palace said: “All official engagements undertaken by members of the Royal Family are recorded on the Court Circular.”

They declined to comment further.

A representative for the Office of the New Mexico Governor said they had no records of where the royal stayed.

Richardson has denied ever meeting Guiffre, while Prince Andrew has always denied any wrong doing and tried to downplay his friendship with Epstein.

It comes after The Sun revealed last week how Epstein ordered a masseuse for the Duke during a visit to LA, three years before Andrew claims they met.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10731727/prince-andrew-pictured-with-sex-scandal-governor-amid-concern-he-stayed-at-infamous-epstein-ranch-on-official-visit/


 

@KirbySommers

Nader was photographed frolicking around on Jeffrey Epstein’s island with Bill Clinton, Tony Podesta, Ricardo Cheaz, and Rolando Gonzalez Bunster.

Police won’t say where Prince Andrew’s guards were on night he’s accused of sex with teen

Jan 14 2020

EXCLUSIVE: The Met Police have come under fire after refusing to reveal where the royal’s protection team was on the day Virginia Giuffre – who was trafficked by paedophile Jeffrey Epstein – claimed to have had sex with Andrew when she was 17. The Duke of York said he was at Pizza Express in Woking.

Police have come under fire for refusing to release details about Prince Andrew’s bodyguards’ movements on the night he allegedly had sex with a teenage girl.

Prince Andrew infamously claimed he was at Pizza Express in Woking, Surrey, on March 10, 2001 – the day he’s accused of having sex with Virginia Roberts, now Virginia Giuffre, in London.

Virginia, who was 17 at the time, says she was trafficked by the prince’s paedophile billionaire pal, Jeffrey Epstein.

Mirror Online submitted a Freedom of Information Act request asking for details of his police bodyguards’ movements on that day – but the Met has knocked it back, claiming the information could put national security at risk and aid criminals.

“In my opinion the police are keen not to risk embarrassing the royals and are misusing legitimate exemptions to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to let themselves off the hook”?

And he continued: “The police are tasked with protecting the royals from physical harm, not from legitimate inquiry, criminal investigation or embarrassment.

“I hope this decision will be challenged as far it needs to go.”

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/police-wont-say-prince-andrews-21261789


An MIT report into the university’s ties with Jeffrey Epstein has identified a number of senior figures who facilitated donations from the disgraced financier and convicted sex offender, including three vice presidents, mechanical engineering professor Seth Lloyd, and former Media Lab director Joi Ito.

MIT has placed Lloyd on paid administrative leave, after the investigation found that he “purposefully failed” to tell administrators about a $100,000 donation from Epstein in 2012, years after Epstein’s 2008 conviction for securing an underage girl for prostitution. Ito resigned last year after news of the scandal became public.

The details: The findings show that Epstein, who died in jail last August while on charges of sex trafficking minors, donated about $850,000 to the university between 2002 and 2017. This was higher than the $800,000 reported after the news of the controversial payments first emerged. Three vice presidents—Gregory Morgan, Jeffrey Newton, and Israel Ruiz—all knew and approved of gifts starting in 2013. Morgan and Newton have previously retired. In December, MIT announced that Ruiz would step down after this semester.

Lloyd also failed to disclose a $60,000 personal gift from Epstein that was made around 2005, before the conviction. He then received two donations of $50,000 in 2012, which the report claims Epstein used to test MIT’s willingness to accept donations after his conviction, writing to Lloyd that “im going to give you two 50k tranches to see if the line jingles.” Lloyd was not immediately available for comment.

The background: MIT first came under fire for accepting donations from Epstein last summer. Initially, the focus was on the Media Lab and Ito, who apologized for taking $525,000 from Epstein for the Media Lab and $1.2 million for his private ventures, and later resigned.

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This is a photo taken on November 24, 1991 of Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell (and Tony Randall) at a tribute for her mother, Elisabeth, and in honor of Robert Maxwell.

It was given by the YIVO Institute. In an interesting twist, Jeffrey Epstein gave YIVO Institute in 2011 a gift of $50k. It was the last donation he made and the money is said to have been part of the money Leslie Wexner put into Epstein’s non-profit.

 

On November 5, 1991 Robert Maxwell *fell* off his yacht and died.

On November 7, 1991 Ghislaine Maxwell read a statement in Spanish while standing on the Lady Ghislaine yacht to the Spanish authorities who found her father’s body.

Ghislaine is photographed in Israel on November 8, 1991 when her father’s body arrived to be buried at the Mount of Olives in Israel.

On November 9, 1991 this photograph was taken of Ghislaine Maxwell and her mother, Elisabeth, in Jerusalem after Robert Maxwell was buried.

On November 24, 1991 this is a photo of Ghislaine’s mother, Elisabeth at the event in New York City standing next to a photo of her deceased husband, Robert Maxwell.

@KirbySommers

In 1991 Leslie Wexner is already a multi-billionaire. He is 54 years old. Is unmarried. And he hands over his entire net worth to Jeffrey Epstein. This is what enables Epstein and his partner Ghislaine Maxwell to begin their 20 year reign of terror on trafficked children.

Jeffrey Epstein “inherits” Robert Maxwell’s blackmail operation.

1991. Ghislaine Maxwell is brought to New York by Jeffrey Epstein. They are photographed here at the Plaza (then owned by Donald Trump). The event was a tribute to her recently deceased father, Robert Maxwell.

This is the same event at the Plaza Hotel in New York City that Jeffrey Epstein attended with Ghislaine Maxwell.


 

“The (U.S.) government gave PROMIS to Israel.”

Robert Maxwell, on behalf of Israel, then went to New Mexico where he sold compromised versions of PROMIS to Sandia Labs. This meant that Israel had access to all the nuclear secrets of the U.S.

Was this intentional on behalf of the U.S. to give Israel a back door into our nuclear program?

Or was it a slip-up, a mistake — one done for profit by a group of people at the top of government and one which has to be kept secret to present day?

The successor of the PROMIS software is PRISM.

Of PRISM, Edward Snowden made this comment: “I, sitting at my desk [could] wiretap anyone, from you or your accountant, to a federal judge or even the president, if I had a personal email.

https://twitter.com/KirbySommers/status/1213485633584467970

Judge denies release of Jeffrey Epstein’s grand jury records

7 Jan 2020

A judge Tuesday rebuffed criminal investigators looking at sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s cushy treatment by South Florida authorities over a dozen years ago.

It happened when special prosecutors appointed by the governor came to the Palm Beach County Courthouse seeking records from a 2006 grand jury that indicted Epstein on a single felony prostitution count.

They said they’d like to know whether the grand jurors ever heard that police had evidence that several minor girls were molested by the financier at his Palm Beach estate.

Not so fast, ruled Chief Circuit Judge Krista Marx, refusing to order the release of the grand jury tapes at this time.

Marx pointed to well-established Florida law that the closed-door grand jury proceedings can be unsealed only as a “last resort,” and when it is clear that doing so will lead to a discovery of wrongdoing.

https://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/palm-beach/fl-ne-jeffrey-epstein-hearing-grand-jury-records-20200108-5codmgem3rcenkfwnu2ephlwci-story.html



Jeffrey Epstein’s socialite ‘madam’ Ghislaine Maxwell ‘is being hidden from the FBI in a series of safe houses because of the information she has on powerful people’

  • Maxwell has remained incognito since Epstein’s arrest and death behind bars
  • New report claims both she and Epstein were ‘assets’ for a foreign government
  • Source says they funneled dirt on the rich and powerful to foreign spies
  • Now Maxwell may be hiding in a safehouse in Israel, the new report claims
  • She is a British and US citizen, and daughter of an alleged Mossad operative 

1 Jan 2020

Born in France, Maxwell is both a U.S. citizen and British subject. Her family’s alleged ties to Israel’s national intelligence service, Mossad, have been well documented.

Maxwell’s father, Robert Maxwell, was a Czech-born British media mogul whose financial fraud in raiding the Mirror Group pension fund was discovered after his death in 1991.

Also a British member of parliament, Robert Maxwell reportedly had ties to British intelligence, the Soviet KGB, and Mossad — and was suspected of being a double or even triple agent by British Foreign Office officials.

 

After his mysterious death on his yacht, the Lady Ghislaine, off the Canary Islands in 1991, Robert Maxwell was buried in Jerusalem with high honors, with Israel’s prime minister and multiple current and former heads of Israeli intelligence services in attendance at the funeral.

‘They were like partners in business,’ Janusz Banasiak, Epstein’s house manager, said in a deposition.

Epstein’s butler, Alfredo Rodriguez, described Ghislaine Maxwell in a deposition as ‘the boss.’

Epstein’s accusers have said that Maxwell’s authority extended to managing the complex logistics of his perverse activities with girls as young as 14.

‘She orchestrated the whole thing for Jeffrey,’ said Sarah Ransome, one of some two dozen women who spoke out before a federal judge in New York in August.

Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein are seen on a pheasant ahoot with Prince Andrew in Sandringham, Norfolk, Britain in December 2000

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7843659/Ghislaine-Maxwell-reportedly-foreign-spy-hiding-Israel.html

Urramoor Limited, Urramoor Property Ltd and Urramoor Hydrocarbons, and Naples Gold

Revealed: Duke of York set up secret investment fund under assumed name ‘Andrew Inverness’

 

The Duke of York secretly set up a private investment fund under an assumed name to channel deals brokered in Buckingham Palace.

The Duke is the owner of four linked companies registered at Companies House under the name ‘Andrew Inverness’.  The Duke, 59, was given the title Earl of Inverness by the Queen when he married Sarah Ferguson in 1986.

But critics will suggest that in deliberately choosing to register the businesses under the name ‘Andrew Inverness’, the Duke was attempting to avoid scrutiny.

The first of his group of companies were set up six years ago but the Duke’s links to the companies have not been made public until now. 

The first business called Urramoor Limited was incorporated in February 2013, 18 months after the Duke was stripped of his UK trade envoy role over his continued association with Jeffrey Epstein, a US financier who had been convicted of child sex offences.

The timings suggest the Duke was seeking new business opportunities after being ordered to step down from his public trade envoy role that had allowed him to travel the world as a representative of the Government.

There is almost no detail in the public domain about Urramoor and it does not have a website. But a US-South African investment firm which had a tie up with Urramoor described the company as “The Private Investment Office of HRH Duke of York”.

Maya Stendhal, who boasts of financial connections in Saudi Arabia, was at one stage listed as the chief executive of Issar UK, an investment fund, who “leads the joint venture between Issar and Urramoor”. 

Three further Urramoor companies have been registered in the past six years, including Urramoor Property Ltd and Urramoor Hydrocarbons, which was jointly run with a Turkish tycoon who made his money developing golf courses.

2013 Jessica Yadloczky HRH Duke of York Prince Andrew Charley Hull National Golf Club Chairman Bülent Göktuna

Bulent Goktuna is founder of Turkey’s national Golf Club, and chairman of Mineks International, a telecoms and energy conglomerate based in Istanbul. Urramoor Hydrocarbons was set up in 2014 but shut down less than two years later without publishing any accounts.

Urramoor is run by Libby Mitford Ferguson, 51, a Cambridge University educated barrister who runs her own separate property company. Ms Ferguson – who is not related to the Duke’s ex-wife but who has been photographed with her – was on the guest list for an event at Buckingham Palace at which tech start-up companies tried to attract investors.

The Pitch@Palace event was another commercial enterprise set up by the Duke. It is not clear if Urramoor was involved in negotiating deals at the Pitch@Palace event.

In December last year, a representative of Urramoor attended an agricultural investment conference held in London. Ms Ferguson declined to comment when approached by the Telegraph.

In a text message, she wrote: “There is no story about Urramoor. It is a dormant company and about to be struck off.”

The most recent ‘micro entity’ accounts for Urramoor Ltd show creditors are owed more than £180,000 but gives no information to their identity.

Another company Urramoor Property Ltd lists as its director Amanda Thirsk, the Duke’s private secretary. It shows no activity in its latest accounts.

Asked about the companies, a Buckingham Palace spokesperson said it was not something they would comment on. 

The spotlight has turned on the Duke’s business activities in the wake of the uproar over his friendship with Epstein who killed himself in the summer while facing multiple child sex charges.

The Duke suggested in the catastrophic Newsnight interview that Epstein had provided him with commercial nous that he had been pleased to acquire. The Duke insisted he did not regret his friendship with financier because of “the opportunities that I was given to learn either by him or because of him were actually very useful”.

The Telegraph has found evidence of the Duke using the name ‘Andrew Inverness’ to make hotel bookings and on one occasion in a business deal that went wrong.

Under the name ‘Andrew Inverness’, he was listed as a creditor when a luxury ski holiday company went bust, owing the prince £27,000, as long ago as 2009.

Descent International had offered high end chalets in the Alps in locations such as Klosters, Switzerland. The Duke had stayed at the company’s chalet in Klosters when attending the World Economic Forum in nearby Davos.

The Duke is also listed as a director at Companies House under the name ‘Andrew Inverness’ for another business Naples Gold Limited, which was incorporated in November 2002. It has filed paperwork ever since, including a recent set of accounts, showing no trading activity, submitted to Companies House earlier this month.

He also used the name to register a 40 percent holding in Inverness Asset Management (IAM), a company set up with David Rowland, a wealthy British property developer. IAM remained active until March this year.

The Duke’s commercial interests have come under renewed scrutiny in the wake of the Newsnight interview. His Pitch@Palace flagship project is in turmoil as a consequence with the British arm being wound up while directors have quit the Pitch@Palace Global, a worldwide profit-making businesses, that matches investors with tech start-up companies.

The Duke has been forced to step down from all public engagements and is quitting almost 200 charity patronages as a result of the latest row over his friendship with Epstein, 66, who killed himself in the summer while awaiting fresh child sex abuse charges. Virginia Roberts, who was trafficked by Epstein, has claimed she was forced to sleep with the Duke three times when she was aged 17 in 2001. The Duke has vehemently denied her claims.

World Economic Forum
Bulent Goktuna
BSc in Chemical Engineering and MSc in Organic Chemistry, Science Faculty, Ankara University, Turkey; MBA, Syracuse University, US; Doctorate in Complementary Medicines, Open International University. Chairman, Mineks International. President and Founder, National Golf Club, Antalya, Turkey; Partner, Euroconsultants Turkey; Board Member, Gas+ Turkey; Honorary Consul-General of the Republic of Zambia in Istanbul; Member, The Institute of Directors in the UK. Member: TUSIAD; DEIK; ATC; TABA. Special Adviser, Global Foundation for Integrative Medicines USA.

AMANDA JANE THIRSK


CAMPAIGN OF ABUSE

Jeffrey Epstein accused of sexually abusing ANOTHER schoolgirl who was lured to his Manhattan mansion age just 14

Jeffrey Epstein sexually abused a 14-year-old and then offered her cash to lure other high school girls to visit him, a new lawsuit claims.

The woman – now 30 – says the sickening abuse took place at the shamed tycoon’s New York mansion between 2003 and 2006.

The claim – filed at the Manhattan Federal Court anonymously under the name Anastasia Doe – states she was sexually abused at 14 and eventually raped by the financier when 16.

The alleged victim says that after three years of abuse he then asked her to bring him more young girls saying he would pay for each one, the New York Post reports.

She herself was recruited by an underage friend who told her she could get $300 to give a massage ‘to a rich man in Manhattan’, according to the court papers filed Friday.

When she and the friend first arrived, Epstein was laying face down on a massage table where he allegedly told the girls to get naked.

He then began touching Anastasia’s private parts and abused her with a sex toy, the suit says.

Over the next three years she was ‘contacted regularly’ to schedule weekly meetings with the now dead paedophile, the court papers say.

Then when she was 16, Epstein had sexual intercourse with her after paying her $400 instead of the normal $300 payment, the suit alleges.

Epstein also encouraged ‘Anastasia’ to bring over other high school friends of hers adding that he would pay her $300 for each one she brought, the court papers claim.

“Plaintiff did as she was instructed to do and brought Jeffrey Epstein other females as young as 14 years old,” the lawsuit says.

The woman now suffers from “psychological trauma, mental anguish, (and) humiliation,” and she has “incurred medical and psychological expenses,” the court papers say.

She is suing Epstein’s estate and the estate executors for unspecified damages.

A lawyer for the executors and a lawyer for the estate did not immediately return a request for comment.

Last week another lawsuit claimed Epstein raped a 13-year-old girl after hiring her to work as a babysitter even though there were no kids at his home.

She claims she was sexually assaulted after being given drink and drugs by the shamed tycoon at a luxurious holiday rental in Hilton Head, South Carolina in 1984.

The woman – identified as Jane Doe 4 in legal documents – claims a pattern of “abuse and assault” then continued for several years when Epstein visited the area during the summer.

‘INTIMATE’ GATHERINGS

The lawsuit alleges Epstein later took her to New York to “essentially offer her up as fresh meat” to wealthy men at several “intimate” gatherings.

The alleged victim is one of two women to sue the estate of “sex trafficker” Epstein as part of a $100m lawsuit.

They say he abused them decades ago in New York City and South Carolina, according to a complaint filed in the Southern District of New York.

In the court documents, the other woman  – identified as Jane Doe 3  – said she was 15 when she met Epstein after a casting call for a modelling agency in 1990 in New York City.

The agency’s president sent her to a home on the Upper East Side, where Epstein allegedly posed as a fashion photographer and told her to undress, the suit states.

He is accused of then photographing her naked and assaulting her, according to the documents.

The two suits are among the five lawyer Lisa Bloom has either filed or is planning to file against the executors of Epstein’s estate.

Nine other women sued Epstein earlier this month, saying he had “sexually battered, assaulted and abused” them at his homes in New York, Palm Beach, Florida, New Mexico and the US Virgin Islands.

Epstein, 66, was arrested July 6 on accusations of trafficking and abusing dozens of girls in the early 2000s.

He pleaded not guilty and died after apparently taking his own life in custody at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10630393/jeffrey-epstein-schoolgirl-rape-manhattan/


BREAKING NEWS >> Kenneth Starr did not become Jeffrey Epstein’s attorney by chance. Starr was tasked with protecting Epstein. Why? Because through the child trafficking ring another more closely held secret was going to be revealed.

https://twitter.com/StoneTurnr/status/1211366297797349376 …

Danny Casolaro (investigative journalist) was murdered on August 10, 1991 to preclude his exposing the link between the PROMIS intelligence software (a collaborative effort on the part of the US and Israel) and the worldwide laundering of drug profits.

PROMIS had more than one purpose. It traced money. PROMIS was used in international banking for the monitoring of money flow – the same software was used for the proactive laundering of money – especially drug money – through direct computerized access to the mainstream

international banking system. Including profits from Iran Contra. Clinton, Bush, Reagan all involved in this. Starr was involved in the investigation of the 2nd back door of PROMIS. It’s role in money laundering.

On October 10, 1991 DANNY Casalero, investigative reporter, was found “suicided” in his hotel room in West Virginia. Casalero was working on a piece about PROMIS and the role played by gov officials. He connected the dots of the PROMIS software to money laundering and
the Iran Contra scandal. It is no coincidence that Jeffrey Epstein died on the same day August 10th. Epstein, through his black book, had the same connections to the people/corporations/countries that Caselero had discovered.
Jeffrey Epstein was silenced by the same people who silenced Danny Caselero. And the same people who silenced Robert Maxwell. The three (and many more) for the same reason.

In 1995 Systematics was discovered to be used as a covert intelligence banking vehicle during the Reagan and Bush administrations. According to people with knowledge about PROMIS money laundering/INSLAW at the request of NSA and its partner, the Israeli intelligence agency,

MOSSAD – Systematics covertly implanted into the computers of its bank customers a back door that allowed these agencies to track and monitor the flow of money. Hillary Rodham Clinton was the attorney for Systematics and Kenneth Starr was sitting judge

..at the time this information was brought up in a lawsuit by William Hamilton/INSLAW who accused the United States of stealing his technology aka PROMIS.

The Jeffrey Epstein/Ghislaine Maxwell international child sex trafficking ring was one of the tentacles of this covert use of PROMIS for the banking industry.

In the book by Gordon Thomas ‘Robert Maxwell, Israel’s Superspy’ he states that Maxwell threatened Israel w/ “exposure” if they didn’t give him money needed to cover his financial losses. I don’t believe this. While Gordon Thomas has some fascinating information about the
Mossad he also a) worked for Robert Maxwell at one time and b) was approached by the Mossad to write propaganda about them early on in his writing career. The Mossad would be confident that information passed on by Gordon Thomas might be readily accepted by the public.
The fact is that there was a lot of illicit money, laundered money from drugs, prostitution, gambling that the Mossad could have tapped into for Robert Maxwell. The 2nd back door of PROMIS that I just discussed in this thread is, imo, the real reason Maxwell was killed.

Jeffrey Epstein traveling to the Hilton Hotel in Tel Aviv and meeting with a group of “researchers” and “scientists” while visiting the military bases in Israel.

 

Epstein’s federal-state prosecution a decade ago occurred concurrently under the administrations of President George W. Bush and his brother, Florida Governor Jeb Bush (1999-2007) and Jeb Bush’s successor Charlie Crist (2007-2011), who had been state attorney general during the beginning of the Epstein case.

@KirbySommers

It is clear Leslie Wexner, who was the conduit through which money was funneled to Jeffrey Epstein for his child sex trafficking, has been busy pulling the strings behind the scenes.

Wexner is an asset of the State Department and like Epstein he, too, is a CIA/Mossad operative

Epstein’s pals like Leon Black also have a long history with Biden.

Leslie Wexner, who strategically disowned the “republicans” in 2018 has been planning his support of the Biden/Bush ticket for a while.

Leslie Wexner + Jeb Bush. Fine friends. On July 15, 2015 Leslie Wexner handed Presidential hopeful Jeb Bush a hefty $500,000.00 check. Wexner’s ties to the Bush family go way back to the beginning. WHY DID LESLIE WEXNER WANT JEB BUSH AS PRESIDENT?

In 1991 when Leslie Wexner signed over Power of Attorney to Jeffrey Epstein G.W. Bush was President. This was no coincidence. Kenneth Starr (Jeffrey Epstein’s attorney and the man responsible for the NPA was the U.S. solicitor general, from 1989 to 1993, under George H. W. Bush

@jkbjournalist 

One last thing. I very much doubt that @ABC news special report will report this — or anything other than the salaciousness of Epstein’s crimes. I hope they interviewed Ric Bradshaw, Alan Dershowitz, Alex Acosta, Barry Krischer, and all the other men who buried this story.

Palm Beach Sheriff Rick Bradshaw — who gave serial pedophile such a great work release deal AND LOST Jeffrey’s visitors log. There dozens of sheriffs deputies who looked the other way. Do any of you have something to say? How did this happen? (1)

@trebillion

Epstein black book: Arpad Busson Managed money for the Bin Laden family, through EIM, who lost 230 mil to Madoff. Runs ARK a children’s charity tied into allegations and convictions of sexual abuse of minors. Wasn’t Jeff sent to collect for BIn Laden?

Tower Financial  Madoff Ponzi Scheme Epstein along with a nonprofit 2016 $50M donor

The same Arpad Busson?

https://twitter.com/trebillion/status/1162910560486219776

@kirbysommers

Demands for removing Abigail Wexner as OSU trustee based on credible allegations by Maria Farmer who stated she was assaulted on the Wexner’s property by Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell.

Abigail Wexner

Strauss accusers call on OSU to investigate trustee Abigail Wexner due to Epstein ties

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Five former Ohio State University athletes who have accused Dr. Richard Strauss of sexually assaulting them have called on officials to investigate another alleged sexual assault allegation, specifically calling on OSU to investigate one of its Board of Trustees.

In a letter dated Dec. 5, the former students call on Ohio Attorney General David Yost and U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Ohio David DeVillers to investigate the claims of Maria Farmer, who has accused Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell of sexual assault on a property owned by L Brands founder Les Wexner and his wife Abigail in New Albany in 1996.

The letter specifically calls on OSU to have Abigail Wexner, vice-chairman of the university’s Board of Trustees, and her husband investigated for their ties to Epstein and his alleged crimes.

“It defies comprehension that Mrs. Wexner is still on the Board of Trustees given the credible allegations on her complicity in keeping Ms. Farmer captive for Jeffrey Epstein in 1996, while, at the same time, Ohio State grapples with how to atone for its complicity in allowing a monster to prey on its students for nearly two decades,” the letter states. “Simply put, given the allegations, it appears Mrs. Wexner is as guilty as Ohio State was in facilitating the crimes of a serial sexual predator.”

“To its credit, Ohio State hired an independent law firm to evaluate its conduct vis-a-vis Dr. Richard Strauss,” the letter adds. “We are asking nothing more than a similar independent review of the Wexners’ conduct vis-a-vis Maria Farmer and Jeffery Epstein.”

In a sworn affidavit, Maria Farmer said she was hired by Epstein to “help him with acquiring art.” She said Epstein arranged for her to work on an “art project” at the Wexner’s home on Kitzmiller Road in New Albany in the summer of 1996.

Farmer said Epstein and a female companion, Ghislaine Maxwell, “asked me to come into a bedroom with them and then proceeded to sexually assault me against my will. I fled from the room and called the sheriff’s office but did not get any response. The Wexner’s security staff refused to let me leave the property. I pleaded with them and my father drove up from Kentucky to Ohio to help me. I was held against my will for approximately 12 hours until I was ultimately allowed to leave with my father.”

According to the letter, citing an interview Farmer gave to the Washington Post, Farmer would only be allowed to leave the Wexner property with permission from Abigail Wexner.

“Although Ms. Farmer never met Abigail Wexner in person, they did talk on the phone when Ms. Farmer wanted to leave,” the letter states. “Epstein told Farmer, ‘Les [Wexner] loves me. He’ll let me do anything.’”

Les Wexner has denied any knowledge of the alleged assault at his home.

A Wexner family spokesperson released the following statement late Saturday:

“Mr. and Mrs. Wexner have condemned Jeffrey Epstein’s abhorrent behavior in the strongest possible terms and severed all ties with him more than a decade ago. Prior to the recent news coverage of Ms. Farmer, Mr. and Mrs. Wexner had no knowledge of her, never met her, never spoke with her, and never spoke with Mr. Epstein or anyone else about her.”

“The Epstein house was not a Wexner guest house, was not on land owned by the Wexners, and was nearly one half mile away from the Wexner home.”

While there has been no evidence directly linking the Strauss and Epstein cases, the five former OSU students do cite in the letter the fact that Abigail Wexner was a member of the Board of Trustees at the time OSU “was continuing to cover-up for the serial misdeeds of perhaps the most prolific sexual assaulter in American history, Dr. Richard Strauss.”

“That these events were taking place simultaneously is not a coincidence in our view,” the letter states.

The letter ends with the former student-athletes reiterating their call for an investigation into Farmer’s allegations into Epstein and any ties the Wexners may have to those allegations.

“Only by holding accountable those who promote sexual assault can we expiate the sins of the past and present, allowing all victims of Dr. Strauss to move forward in a healthy and productive manner,” the letter closes.

https://www.nbc4i.com/news/local-news/strauss-accusers-call-on-osu-to-remove-abigail-wexner-from-schools-board-of-trustees-due-to-epstein-ties/

@kirbysommers

This piece stating Epstein was killed over “nuclear secrets” in a sex and Mossad blackmail scandal.


Inside Jeffrey Epstein’s finances: a billionaire’s daughter, tuition payments to models, and the possibility of more money for victims

Dec 18, 2019

https://www.businessinsider.com/investigation-of-jeffrey-epsteins-finances-reveals-trust-and-payments-2019-12

@kirbysommes

The main co-conspirators of the Jeffrey Epstein child trafficking crimes are Leslie Wexner and Ghislaine Maxwell.

Neither of who seem to be giving a damn.

In the Jeffrey Epstein case not only does camera footage deemed unusable but documents go missing.

Let’s see where else have I heard this, oh, wait, Leslie Wexner’s attorney Arthur Shapiro who was murdered mob-style in 1985. Those files went missing 2

 

Surveillance footage outside of Jeffrey Epstein’s cell during suicide attempt is missing

Dec 18, 2019

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-epstein-tartaglione-video-footage-20191218-riodo5rhvfhuznn45knlyfrj2m-story.html

@kirbysommers

In 1995-96 Mark Epstein had a tenant at 30 Van Dam Street in New York City that ran a prostitution ring.

Seems the Epstein brothers are never far away from commercialized sex.

@Tiff_FitzHenry

Richard Cook flew on the Lolita Express with Jeffrey Epstein in February of 2002, the very same week he became Chairman of Disney Studios. I find that interesting, don’t you?


Disney chairman Richard ‘Dick’ Cook took trips on the Lolita Express in 2002 with Ghislaine and Epstein. 3 unidentified females on that flight. Only 3 days after he was appointed to chairman by Iger.

Glenn Dubin is also listed on that flight


Richard W. Cook is an American film entertainment executive, and has served on the Board of Directors of Legendary Pictures since 2011. Prior to joining Legendary Pictures, he was the Chairman of the Walt Disney Studios from 2002 to 2009. At the time of his separation from the company, he was the only remaining top Disney executive who had worked for the company since before Michael Eisner took charge in 1984.

Cook began his career with Disney in 1970 as a monorail and steam locomotive amusement park ride operator at Disneyland[1] a

In 2005, Cook was awarded the Walt Disney Man of the Year Award, in recognition of “inspiring and positive role models for young people” from within the entertainment community, by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles & the Inland Empire.[4][5]


On April 19, 2015, Cook announced the formation of Dick Cook Studios with an investment of $150 million by Citic Guoan Group Co. Ltd., a state-owned and largest Chinese conglomerate Citic Group subsidiary.[9]

The first film using the financing is expect to be “Ranger’s Apprentice” from director Paul Haggis.[10]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Cook

Haggis

Sexual misconduct and rape allegations

On January 5, 2018, Haggis was accused of sexual misconduct including multiple rapes. He is facing a civil lawsuit over these allegations.[14][15][16][17][18]

After maintaining active membership in the Church of Scientology for 35 years, Haggis left the organization in October 2009.[23][24][25][26]


A special report on Occurrences: Foreign and Domestic identifies the fact that one of Jeffrey Epstein’s suspected trafficking aircraft shared the same tail number (N474AW) as a State Department Bronco used under contract by DynCorp. The use of this tail number by the Department of State and DynCorp can be corroborated by official government records.(1)

This would mean that Jeffrey Epstein trafficked underage girls using a tail number registered by DynCorp and during the same time period as DynCorp when they trafficked minors in Bosnia and other parts of the Balkan states. If issued by some sort of accident or if one of the two aircraft was decommissioned, the statistical odds of just two craft sharing the same number would still be over 1 in over 900,000.(2)

Epstein does have a storied history with underage girls from the Balkan states: from purchasing his Yugoslavian sex slave, Nadia Marcinkova (12); to the modeling agency, MC2, Epstein had with Jean Luc Brunel to traffic Eastern European girls (13); to a dinner party Vanity Fair mentions, where guests were “horrified” that they were surrounded by Epstein’s young “Russian” girls (14). It may yet to be revealed how much of a role Epstein may have played in the human trafficking epidemic in the Balkans.

https://steemit.com/pizzagate/@rebelskum/aircraft-n-number-n474aw-shared-by-jeffrey-epstein-dyncorp-the-state-department-and-the-cia

What the UN Doesn’t Want You to Know

Dynacorp trafficking

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/9041974/What-the-UN-Doesnt-Want-You-to-Know.html

Prince Andrew spotted at members club seconds before tycoon who Duke ‘faked name to set up firm with’ just 7 weeks ago

PRINCE Andrew was snapped leaving a members club seconds before his tycoon pal – the same friend who he was revealed to have set up a firm with under a fake name.

Tycoon Johan Eliasch and the Duke of York were pictured leaving Harry’s Bar in Mayfair moments apart were taken just seven weeks ago, suggesting the old pals could still be in touch 17 years after they reportedly went into business together.

The Queen’s son reportedly used the name Andrew Inverness as he launched Naples Gold Limited with Mr Eliasch – the businessman who organised the 2001 holiday that saw the royal photographed with a “bevy of topless beauties”.

It is believed the royal had been visiting his friend when he was pictured on the yacht off Thailand in 2001, with the Monaco businessman footing part of his bill at the luxurious Amanpuri Hotel.

‘BUSINESS PARTNERS’

And the Daily Mail reported the pair also went into business together, launching the company in 2002.

In business documents, Andrew Mountbatten-Windsor uses the name Andrew Inverness, apparently taken from his lesser known title, the Earl of Inverness.

Both Prince Andrew and Andrew Inverness – who lists himself as a professional consultant – share the birthdate of February 19, 1960.

The decision to use the pseudonym was “in order to avoid media attention”, it was claimed.

Since its inception 17 years ago, Prince Andrew has not spoken publicly about Naples Gold Ltd.

It was previously claimed Prince Andrew has used the same fake name, holding a 40 per cent stake in a company called Inverness Asset Management.

The company is registered in the British Virgin Islands, set up with wealthy benefactor David “Spotty” Rowland.

The royal was again linked to another company – listed as a creditor of a luxury ski company called Descent International.

While the company collapsed, a liquidator spokesperson said they understood the listed “Andrew Inverness” was the Queen’s second son.

EMBATTLED ROYAL

The revelations come as Prince Andrew has been faced with mounting criticism over his friendship with paedo financier Jeffrey Epstein.

It is understood Epstein and his alleged madame Ghislaine Maxwell – who has vanished amid the investigation – were also in Thailand at the time the photograph was snapped of Prince Andrew in 2001.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10551631/prince-andrew-johan-eliasch-members-club/

@jkbjournalist 

ICYMI: More on the allegations against Dershowitz here

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/08/05/alan-dershowitz-devils-advocate

Alan Dershowitz Torn to Shreds by CSPAN Caller Over Epstein Defense: You’re Obviously No ‘Judge of Character’

“I didn’t know there were little girls.” – Alan Dershowitz


https://www.mediaite.com/tv/alan-dershowitz-torn-to-shreds-by-cspan-caller-over-epstein-defense-youre-obviously-no-judge-of-character/

@kirbysommers

Leslie Wexner, like my abuser Ira Riklis (son of junk bond king Meshulam Riklis) is very tied in to Israel. I always knew Wexner was a spy as was Epstein

But now w/ Ari Ben Menashe, Steven Hoffenberg stating Epstein/Maxwell were spies – it is clear Wexner began his relationship with Epstein fully aware not only of the ongoing Ponzi scheme being perpetrated by Epstein in Towers Financial but of what Epstein’s role in espionage was.

You don’t just randomly add some major spying equipment in a house you gift Jeffrey Epsten/mossad spy.

I think no one is going 2 name Leslie Wexner as being involved 3 fear of being killed. That includes Steven Hoffenberg who is now a witness in the case – and really I do not believe the authorities want to mess with Wexner. Wexner is as powerful as my abuser. They created Israel.

Jeffrey Epstein’s former boss Steven Hoffenberg, who was jailed for almost 20 years for a Ponzi scheme, claims his one-time protégée was involved in the same $460m fraud

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7245241/Jeffrey-Epsteins-former-boss-Steven-Hoffenberg-hits-out.html

Steven Hoffenberg is the former chairman of Towers Financial Corporation, a debt collection agency, that he used in a Ponzi scheme. He was the owner of the New York Post. The firm collapsed in 1993, and in 1995 Hoffenberg pleaded guilty to bilking investors out of $475 million. The SEC considered his financial crimes as “one of the largest Ponzi schemes in history” prior to Bernie Madoff‘s crimes a decade later.[1]

In 1987 Hoffenberg hired Jeffrey Epstein to help with the Tower Financial Corporation. Hoffenberg set Epstein up in offices in the Villard House.[2] They unsuccessfully tried to take over Pan Am in a corporate raid with Tower Financial as their raiding vessel. Their bid failed, in part because of the 1988 terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, which ultimately contributed to the airline’s bankruptcy. A similar unsuccessful bid in 1988 was made to take over Emery Air Freight Corp. During this period, Hoffenberg and Epstein worked closely together and traveled everywhere on Hoffenberg’s private jet.[2][3][4]

In 1993 the Towers Ponzi scheme imploded, in court documents, Hoffenberg claimed that Epstein was intimately involved in the scheme.[5][6] Epstein left Tower Financial before it collapsed and was never charged for being involved with the massive investor fraud committed.

In 1997 Judge Robert W. Sweet sentenced Hoffenberg to 20 years in prison, plus a $1 million fine and $463 million in restitution (per the Bureau of Prisons he was released in October 2013). He settled a civil suit with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for $60 million. Hoffenberg is currently paying back all of the above investors debt.[7][8]

In July 2019, Hoffenberg claimed that Epstein was his “uncharged co-conspirator” in the Ponzi scheme.[9] Former Towers investors also made that allegations in a lawsuit filed in August 2018. It also alleges that the millions in stolen investment was the seed capital for Epstein’s hedge fund, which it values at $50 billion.[10]

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7245241/Jeffrey-Epsteins-former-boss-Steven-Hoffenberg-hits-out.html

@kirbysommers:

Steven Hoffenberg alleges that

Darren Indyke


Darren Indyke (executor of Jeffrey Epstein’s estate) is using Epstein’s money now in an offshore account to pay Ghislaine Maxwell’s attorney, Jeffrey Pagliuca, for her legal expenses.


Attorney Jeffrey S. Pagliuca, lawyer for Ghislaine Maxwell leaves Manhattan Federal Court following a hearing in a defamation lawsuit filed by one of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged victims, Virginia Giuffre, in New York, U.S., September 4, 2019


Further he claims that again through Darren Indyke Jeffrey Epstein’s estate assets are being used to pay for the co-conspirators and that this poses a terrible problem for the SDNY.

Steven Hoffenberg claims that Darren Indyke who has been Epstein’s attorney for 20 years is also a “spy” and that authorities know this.

Donald Nixon, Richard Nixon’s nephew worked with Jeffrey Epstein and Steven Hoffenberg at Towers Financial in the capacity of VP. Here is an old 1987 article linking Nixon to Hoffenberg who had yet to be outed for the Ponzi.

Steven Hoffenberg, Jeffrey Epstein’s former partner alleges that Epstein, his attorney Darren Indyke, Alex Acosta, Preet Bharara, and former federal prosecutor Robert Gold set him up and were given bribes by Epstein to avoid prosecution in Towers Financial.

Steven Hoffenberg claims that Jeffrey Epstein attempted to recruit him as a spy back in the 1980s and that he refused. He said it (the spying) began in London and in the Middle East and that Epstein ingratiated himself with the PMs of Israel Ehud Barak was a general and a senior intelligence officer and that Barak became one of Epstein’s “closest friends.”

Hoffenberg reiterates that Epstein’s spying has been confirmed by 10 different intelligence sources – with Ari Ben Menashe being only one of these sources.

He claims that both the CIA in Israel and that MI6 in England knew about the spying activities of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxell.

Again he claims there are at least 10 sources that can confirm the spying activities of Epstein/Maxwell.

Steven Hoffenberg claims that Bill and Hillary Clinton were an important part of Jeffrey Epstein’s life. He befriended them both for spying purposes He claims Epstein “recorded” the Clinton despite Brad Edwards claiming otherwise.

The way it worked:

For example in Clinton’s case:

Epstein did a lot of work for the Clinton Foundation. He was in fact instrumental in the invention and creation of the CF. A 2008 document that JE lawyers submitted to the court was instrumental

in helping Epstein get the NPA.

However the Clintons were very much part of the intelligence gathering of Epstein and Maxwell.

Steven Hoffenberg claims that Prince Andrew was a “target” of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell for a long-time. That what is happening now is a (my words here: probably of embarrassment – a Prince being conned by a spy).

Steven Hoffenberg on what happened to Jeffrey Epstein:

Hoffenberg claims that 25% of the population are talking about Epstein having been murdered. He says that very few people are talking about Epstein being “walked out” of the prison. He states that In order to walk him out the President of the US would have to sign a document saying that it is in the interest of public safety. He says that you cannot just walk out the person responsible for the crime of the century or say he died

He says he been asked that question repeatedly.

HOFFENBERG: “My opinion is only an opinion but something is very confusing that is for sure. It is going to come out.”

It appears that Hoffenberg believes Epstein was “walked out of the prison” and is alive.

If Hoffenberg is right about Epstein being walked out and being alive it would explain why nothing has happened to Ghislaine Maxwell and why nothing is going to happen to her.

Keep in mind Hoffenberg states he has NO PROOF and that this is only his take on what happened.

@kirbysommers
In light of the fact that Jeffrey Epstein + Ghislaine Maxwell has been exposed as spies 4 Mossad it is good to re-examine Leslie Wexner’s purchase in 1989 of 9 E 71 Street which he set up as if it were a “James Bond movie”.

Jeffrey Epstein’s investment in an Israeli start-up reveals a myriad of links to Donald Trump and Israeli spies.

It’s been thirty-two years since the “Pollard Affair” pierced the seemingly impenetrable facade of U.S.-Israeli relations. Now, two suspected Israeli agents are in jail – indicted on separate charges of sex trafficking of minors.

Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein was arrested on July 6 and charged with trafficking minors across state lines. George Nader – a key witness for Robert Mueller – was arrested last month for possession of child porn and transporting a minor for sex from Europe.

Epstein and Nader share a personal network that includes Donald Trump, Benjamin Netanyahu, Erik Prince, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and his UAE counterpart, Mohamed Bin Zayed.

But their association goes further than powerful friends and proclivities for teenage boys and girls. Epstein and Nader are believed to be agents for Israeli Intelligence. Narativ has independently confirmed with two separate sources who were in a position to know that Epstein worked for Israeli military intelligence.

Both men also have ties to a burgeoning Israeli tech sector which is bringing Mossad-style military intelligence to the private sector and endangering the global balance of power.

The Haaretz newspaper has previously reported that Epstein, who was Donald Trump’s friend through the ’80s and ’90s, partnered in an Israeli start-up alongside former Israel Prime Minister Ehud Barak.

Barak is seeking to unseat Benjamin Netanyahu as Israeli Prime Minister in the upcoming re-run elections scheduled for September. Since 2015, he has been the front-man for Carbyne, an Israeli start-up which purports to be a high-tech solution for 911 emergency call centers, but the platform’s architecture and investors raise serious privacy concerns.

Narativ undertook an extensive investigation into Carbyne, and can now reveal a myriad of troubling connections between the start-up and people connected to Donald Trump.

The Michael Cohen Connection

In addition to Epstein and Barak, Russian oligarchs Viktor Vekselberg and Andrew Intrater bought 24% of Carbyne’s Class A-1 shares through Intrater’s Columbus Nova Technology Partners (CNTP) in September 2017. Vekselberg and Intrater are under U.S. sanctions because of Russia’s malign activities. Ukrainian-born Vekselberg is close to Vladimir Putin and was interviewed by prosecutors from Robert Mueller’s office.

While still employed as Donald Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen consulted for Columbus Nova until August 2017 under a $1 million agreement to his company, “Essential Consulting.” Cohen used the same company to pay off adult film star Stormy Daniels, who had an affair with Trump.

Between election day and July 14, 2017, Intrater and Cohen exchanged 230 phone calls and 950 text messages.

Carbyne is a plug-in for 911 call centers and an app for consumers. It provides unprecedented access to a caller’s camera and GPS, providing the dispatcher with a live video feed.

The system also automatically cross-references your identity with criminal or other records added to the database. At least two U.S. counties have implemented Carbyne, with many others considering it.

Epstein is a sex offender and known pedophile. He was brought in as an investor by Barak, his close friend of 17 years. Epstein invested $1.5 million in a company (SUM) with Barak in 2014. All of that money went into Carbyne in 2015. Barak has since been a front-man for the company appearing on Fox News to pitch the product. Barak has life-long ties to Israel’s spy services.

CEO Amir Elichai served in Israel’s elite military intelligence group. Pinchas Berkus, a former Brigadier of the elite 8200 unit, is a company director. Lital Leshem, a co-founder, still serves as a reservist in the Israeli Defence Force. Alex Dizengof, the CTO, worked in cybersecurity for Israel’s Prime Minister’s office.

The American Connection

Carbyne also has deep roots in the Military-Industrial complex of the U.S.

Michael Chertoff, who ran Homeland Security under George Bush, serves on Carbyne’s advisory board. Chertoff wrote the Patriot Act, which authorized digital surveillance of Americans.

Peter Thiel, who founded Facebook and Palantir, is also a Carbyne investor. Thiel is an outspoken supporter of Trump and invests heavily in companies with military and intelligence applications. According to Bloomberg, Thiel’s Palantir uses “war on terror tools to track American citizens.”

Trae Stephens, another Palantir alum, serves on Carbyne’s advisory board. Stephens was also chair of Trump’s Department of Defense transition team. Eliot Tawil, a real-estate developer and a major Trump donor also advises the company despite having no background this space.

None of the members of the board of directors or the advisory board appear to have any experience in emergency response. Almost all have ties to Israel and the U.S. military-industrial complex.

The China Connection

Carbyne has ties to China through Co-founder Lital Leshem. Leshem, who remains a shareholder at Carbyne, now works alongside Erik Prince at Frontier Resources Group (FRG). FRG is based in the UAE and is a subsidiary of Prince’s Frontier Services Group (FSG).

Prince sold a majority stake in FSG to the Chinese in 2013. His boss is now Chang Xhenming, who is very close to President Xi Jinping. Chang is also chair of China’s massive Citic Group.

Prince is a former U.S. Navy Seal and a founder of Blackwater, a mercenary contractor. FSG is one of the companies helping to build “re-training” camps for ethnic Uyghurs and other Muslim communities in China’s Xinjiang province. China detains 1 million people in those camps and keeps 13 million people under surveillance.

In May, Human Rights Watch revealed Chinese authorities use a platform not unlike Carbyne to illegally surveil Uyghurs. China’s Integrated Joint Operations Platform brings in a much bigger data-set and sources of video, which includes an app on people’s phones. Like Carbyne, the platform was designed to report emergencies. Chinese authorities have turned it into a tool of mass surveillance.

Human Rights Watch reverse-engineered the app. The group discovered the app automatically profiles a user under 36 “person types” including “followers of Six Lines” which is the term used to identify Uyghurs. Another term refers to “Hajj,” the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca.

The app monitors every aspect of a user’s life, including personal conversations, power usage, and tracks a user’s movement. “Did the family say something religious? Did they exit through the front door or the back door? (Going through the back door is presumably more suspicious),” Human Rights Watch says.

Nader, Israeli Intelligence and Trump

U.S. authorities are currently holding George Nader on child porn and trafficking charges. Nader is a representative for the Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman and his UAE counterpart Mohamed bin Zayed.

Nader is also speculated to have ties with Israeli Intelligence. His relationship with Benjamin Netanyahu dates back to the Israeli Prime Minister’s first days in office. Nader’s work for U.S. allies could explain why he’s been able to travel freely in and out of the U.S. despite a previous child pornography arrest.

In August 2016, Nader and Erik Prince attended a meeting at Donald Trump Jr.’s office in Trump Tower in August 2016. Nader brought with him Joel Zamel, who served in Israeli Military Intelligence and is the young CEO of another Israeli start-up, Psy Group.

Zamel proposed an extensive social amplification campaign to support Trump’s 2016 campaign, and Nader is reported to have pledged the Saudis and the UAE would foot the bill. Nader would later give Zamel $2m for those services, although Zamel disputes that claim.

Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller investigated Zamel’s Psy Group for its involvement with the Trump campaign, which lasted a full year from early 2016 to January 2017.

In January 2017, Nader and Prince also took part in a meeting in Seychelles. The backchannel get-together discussed bringing Russia closer to the incoming Trump administration as part of an anti-Iran alliance with Israel, KSA and UAE. Erik Prince represented the Trump administration. Kiril Dmitriev, the CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, represented Putin.

Evading Justice

“I was told Epstein belonged to intelligence’ and to leave it alone,” Alex Acosta, former Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta to Trump Administration.

George Nader’s and Jeffrey Epstein’s arrests, after decades of authorities turning a blind eye to the exploitation of teenagers, suggests a shift in U.S. policy towards Israeli Intelligence. Nader and Epstein were considered untouchable until recently, possibly because of their Israeli Intelligence ties and various cooperation agreements.

There has been extensive reporting on Epstein’s charges and sentencing around the underage girls. But Epstein also entered into a cooperation agreement for his financial crimes. Of note, Epstein cooperated with prosecutors to avoid charges for his involvement in a $450 million Ponzi scheme, which he blamed entirely on co-conspirator Steven Hoffenberg amid allegations of bribery.

All told, Epstein spent only 13 months in jail for what appears to be a 38-year crime-spree. How did Epstein evade justice? The answer may lie in a gentlemen’s agreement that governs the Israel-US intelligence relationship. Basically, spies can operate with impunity, even when committing criminal acts.

Mossad For Hire

Israeli spies are renowned the world for their ability to run complex stealth operations which go undetected. As one former KGB spy told me: “A good secret service never leaves any tracks.” Now, that very skillset has entered the private sector, merged with big data operations, and is being commercialized.

Since 2009, Israel’s spy-tech sector has been booming, supported by the easy flow of capital ferried into Israel by Russian oligarchs. This includes start-ups like NSO, which makes the Pegasus spyware capable of hacking any phone; Black Cube a high tech private fixer; and Zamel’s Psy Group, a social media manipulation company.

These start-ups have influenced elections and politics around the world, including the 2016 U.S. election. Cambridge Analytica used Black Cube to set up honey traps. Harvey Weinstein hired Black Cube to discredit many of his accusers, and the company also tried to frame former Obama Administration figures.

Saudi Arabia uses NSO’s Pegasus hacking software to track dissidents. There is some reporting that Pegasus was used in the assassination of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

Israel has been exporting these services to despots and authoritarians around the globe. The high tech spy companies packed their advisory boards with former generals, heads of Mossad and politicians, creating a thin veneer of respectability.

Beneath the surface, questionable ethics, surveillance concerns, and dubious sources of funding have turned Israel’s spy-tech sector into a real threat to global security and balance of power.

According to Newsweek, the U.S. has identified Israeli espionage as a significant and growing threat in the U.S. going back to 2013. One former congressional staffer familiar with the classified material told Newsweek the situation was “terrifying”.

Israel’s spy-tech sector is funded by sanctioned Russian oligarchs and involved with dangerous criminals like Jeffrey Epstein and George Nader. Their services enable authoritarians and represent a serious risk to U.S.-Israeli relations. The sector requires serious investigation. Our very freedoms may depend on it.

https://narativ.org/2019/07/27/building-big-brother/

more here

https://twitter.com/OldTomYoung/status/1051579272010326016

Jeffrey Epstein is the visible side of a vast and nasty secret network of private financial interests, controlled by the leading aristocratic and royal families of Europe, centered in the British House of Windsor, the state of Israel, and their intelligence partners in the US.

Ghislaine Maxwell’s Upper East Side house, for example belonged to Lynn Forester de Rothschild; with Leslie Wexner (Zionist/Mossad) covering for Jeffrey Epstein and giving him the Upper East Side mansion.

When Ghislaine Maxwell sold her Upper East Side mansion that was owned by Lynn de Rothschild it was purchased by Fred Rudd, a businessman whose wife died under mysterious circumstances.

Had Epstein not been exposed – no one would have known.

The Jeffrey Epstein / Ghislaine Maxwell case has, probably for the first time, shown the public snippets of the “backroom operations” that continue between the UK, Israel and the US.

So that, for example, you have Jeffrey Epstein who from “nowhere” becomes very wealthy.

However, behind say Leslie Wexner (Zionist), are the powerful players, bankers, organized crime, that are used to pump money into the Epstein “machine.”

We can thank Prince Andrew and his botched BBC interview for re-opening the Epstein case to the world. A case that was meant to be put to rest by Epstein’s “death.”

Lynn Forester de Rothschild also introduced Epstein to Dershowitz.

As early as 1993, records show, Epstein donated $10,000 to the White House Historical Association and attended a donors’ reception hosted by Bill and Hillary Clinton. Around the same time, according to a source familiar with the connection, Epstein visited presidential aide Mark Middleton several times at the White House. Two years later, businesswoman Lynn Forester de Rothschild wrote a personal letter to Clinton thanking him for their talk about the financier.

My Fifteen Seconds of Access’

Jeffrey Epstein’s name shows up again in the Clinton Library archives in a letter dated April 27, 1995, from Lynn Forester to “President William T. Clinton.” Forester—who became Lynn Forester de Rothschild after her marriage in 2000 to Sir Evelyn Robert de Rothschild—served on Clinton’s National Information Infrastructure Advisory Committee and on the president’s Secretary of Energy Advisory Board. She and her husband also spent the first night of their honeymoon in the Lincoln Bedroom by invitation of the Clintons.

In the 1995 letter, Forester de Rothschild writes, “Dear Mr. President: It was a pleasure to see you recently at Senator Kennedy’s house. There was too much to discuss and too little time. Using my fifteen seconds of access to discuss Jeffrey Epstein and currency stabilization, I neglected to talk to you about a topic near and dear to my heart. Namely, affirmative action and the future.” She then goes on to note that she’s sending him a memo on the latter subject, which George Stephanopoulos had asked her to write, and signs off, “Sincerely, Lynn Forester.”

Alan Dershowitz, Epstein’s onetime lawyer, previously claimed Forester de Rothschild was the first to introduce him to his future client. In a recent interview with New York magazine, Dershowitz recounted that in the summer of 1996, at a party on Martha’s Vineyard for Lord Rothschild, Forester de Rothschild told him, “I have this friend, he really would like to meet you.”

The friend turned out to be Epstein.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/jeffrey-epstein-visited-clinton-white-house-multiple-times-in-early-90s

Pilgrim Society 

Lynn Forester de Rothschild (far right)

Living History by Hilary Clinton Book Party Hosted by Lady Lynn Forester De Rothschild at the Orangery, Kensington Palace London, UK – 3 Jul 2003

^ Many names listed in Epstein’s black book and other notorious people attended this event

 

Bronfman/Rothschild

Bronfman’s sisters run the Nxivm sex cult in Albany, NY

Clare Bronfman, who ran Nxvim in Albany, is the sister of Matthew Bronfman….who runs Bronfman Rothschild Wealth Advisors w/ Lynn de Rothschild.

 


Lynn de Forester, Andrew Stein and Trump

Epstein also said that his friend Lynn Forester, now married to billionaire Evelyn de Rothschild, needed his financial help during her 1990s divorce from politician Andrew Stein, and that he had graciously floated her.

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/08/the-mystery-of-ghislaine-maxwell-epstein-enabler

Edward the Earl of Derby with His Wife Cazzie the Countess of Derby

Matthew Freud – son of paedophile Clement Freud

Lord Weidenfeld

Lynn De Rothschild’s Party For Hillary Clinton
UNITED KINGDOM – JULY 04: Dominic Lawson, Rosa Monkton With Bob Geldof, Lynn De Rothschild’s Party For Hillary Clinton, To Celebrate The Launch Of Her Book “Living History” At The Orangery, Kensington Palace

Virginia Bottomley

Bob Geldoff

Alastair Campbell And His Parner Fiona (very Rare), Lynn De Rothschild’s Party For Hillary Clinton

Taki

John Sainsbury

Lord John Sainsbury interbred with the Havers family, who have excelled at producing bent lawyers and judges who concealed the Westminster Paedophile Ring and blocked prosecutions of High Society sex offenders

http://www.drsallybaker.com/category/north-wales-child-abuse-scandal/page/4/

Sir Evelyn de Rothschild with His Wife Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild with John Reid and His Wife Carine Adler‘s wife and another shocking erotic film

2007

The wife of the Home Secretary is to make another erotic film – this time about an abused housewife and a self-help guru obsessed with hard-core pornography.

Carine Adler’s shocking new movie is to star Kristin Scott Thomas, better known for her portrayal of aristocratic English roses.

The Brazilian-born director, John Reid’s second wife, caused a sensation with her debut work Under The Skin, described as an exploration in ‘nymphomania’.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/john-reids-wife-and-another-shocking-erotic-film-7210614.html

Reid was also dogged for a time by the saga that culminated in the inquiry by Elizabeth Filkin, the Commissioner of Standards, into claims that taxpayers’ money had been used to pay political researchers, including Reid’s son Kevin.

https://www.independent.ie/opinion/analysis/john-reid-the-blairite-bruiser-all-set-to-do-battle-26100574.html

The smack of arrogance

John Reid

…the appointment of John Reid to be Mr Mandelson’s replacement as secretary of state for Northern Ireland is something of a surprise to those – admittedly few in number – who read the report of the parliamentary commissioner, Elizabeth Filkin, expediently published just as journalists were packing up for the Christmas break.

Mrs Filkin is damning about the behaviour of Mr Reid, both towards her inquiry and towards the key witnesses in the case, which concerned allegations that Mr Reid and his colleague, John Maxton, had used their House of Commons allowances to pay three Labour party researchers and had misled the fees office. Mr Reid challenged the reliability of the complainant – a journalist – and challneged the veracity of the witnesses. His solicitor was found to have launched an unwarranted attack on the integrity of Mrs Filkin. The standards and privileges committee, while disagreeing with her conclusions, found her investigation to be careful, fair and competent.

Mrs Filkin found that many witnesses felt under considerable pressure about their evidence and whether they should cooperate with her inquiry at all. She took evidence that Mr Reid had made threats of “a particularly disturbing kind” against one witness, who was so alarmed he started to tape record his future conversations with Mr Reid. The witness accused Mr Reid of trying to change his evidence in order to mislead the inquiry. Having listened to these tapes Mrs Filkin directly concluded that Mr Reid’s behaviour was “an attempt to frustrate my investigation”. The committee, while finding no threats, said it was “at best unwise” for Mr Reid to have discussed the investigation with witnesses.

https://web.archive.org/web/20140510102310/https://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/2001/jan/26/guardianletters.guardianleaders

John Reid MP

Minister of Defence (1997-1998) and the Minister of Transport (1998-1999), as well as the Secretary of State for Scotland (1999-2001), Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (2001-2002), leader of the House of Commons (2003), Secretary of State for Health (2003-2005), Secretary of State for Defence (2005-2006), and Secretary of State for The Home Office (2006-2007).[2]

In 1989 Kinnock appointed John Reid Shadow front bench Spokesman for children.

http://www.drsallybaker.com/tag/john-reid/

Patricia Scotland worked for John Reid

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patricia_Scotland

Scotland acted as Counsel for the Welsh Office at the Waterhouse Inquiry and cross-examined the victims of Dafydd and the paedophiles so aggressively that some of them collapsed.

http://www.drsallybaker.com/tag/john-reid/

John Reid – former Chairman of Celtic Football Club  (2007 -11)

Former Celtic chairman claims ‘no knowledge’ of his business links to Boys’ Club sex beast Jim Torbett

Kevin Kelly denies he was a director of the Trophy Centre which was the firm run by convicted paedophile Torbett..

10 JUN 2019

Former Celtic chairman Kevin Kelly has claimed ignorance of his business links with Celtic Boys’ Club beast Jim Torbett.

Speaking for the first time since the abuse scandal emerged, he said he had no idea that beasts Torbett and Frank Cairney were preying on children over decades on his watch.

The Daily Record revealed last month details of a 1986 probe by the Celtic FC board into allegations of boys being taken to weekend tournaments that did not exist, boys being taken out socially and boys being late home from training.

It appeared to be at odds with Celtic’s claim that the boys’ club was “entirely separate” from Celtic FC and that the club had first learned of allegations against boys’ club predators in the 1990s.

Four paedophiles linked to the boys’ club have been convicted of preying on children in recent months.

At the time of the 1986 probe Kelly, now 81, was vice-chairman of Celtic FC, president of Celtic Boys’ Club and worked for Torbett at his Trophy Centre business.

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/ex-celtic-chairman-claims-no-16490968

Celtic confirm sex abuse probe and deny ‘doing nothing’

1 June 2019

Celtic FC has been conducting its own two-year investigation into historical child sex abuse, according to its chief executive.

In letters to two MSPs, Peter Lawwell hit back at “misconceptions” the football club had been “doing nothing”.

He said the club’s insurers had appointed a “wholly independent and experienced lawyer” to investigate.

Last month the club expressed “regret and sorrow” 10 days after an ex-youth coach was jailed for child sex abuse.

Jim McCafferty, 73, was the fourth man connected to either Celtic or Celtic Boys Club to be convicted of child sex offences in the past year.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-48483874
Jimmy Savile was a guest of Celtic in 1987 and was hailed as a “staunch supporter”, only months after a club dismissed allegations of widespread abuse as “scurrilous”.
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/celtic-links-to-abuse-scandal-boys-club-revealed-5k8gb833r

The full list: The Blairs’ dinner guests

Saturday 23 October 1999

Miss Karine Adler

Admiral Sir Michael Boyce KCB OBE

Dame Judi Dench DBE

Mr John Farrell

Mrs Farrell

Mr Luke Lucas

Mr Alan McGee

Mrs McGee

Dr David Potter CBE

Mrs Elaine Potter

Sir Jimmy Savile OBE

The Rt Hon Dr John Reid MP

Mr Michael Williams

….


John Reid:

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (2001-2002)

G4S

In 2009, just months after Reid had been hired by G4S, the company won a huge contract from Reid‘s former employers, the Ministry of Defence, worth tens of millions of pounds, to supply private security guards for around 200 Ministry of Defence and military sites across Britain. G4S denied Reid playing any part in them securing the contract.[3]

https://powerbase.info/index.php/John_Reid_(MP)

Letter from Lynn Forester de Rothschild to President Bill Clinton mentioning Jeffrey Epstein. (She has the wrong middle initial for him).

Various photos taken when Bill Clinton was President. Ehud Barak and his first wife Neva.

Jeffrey Epstein if you recall went to Clinton’s White House a couple of times. Epstein even made a replica of the Blue Room at the WH for his UES mansion.

Jeffrey Epstein allegedly kept nude portrait of Ghislaine Maxwell ‘with her legs open’

December 12, 2019

Jeffrey Epstein had a huge portrait of accused madam Ghislaine Maxwell completely naked with her legs wide open in a party room in his New Mexico ranch, a former employee claimed Thursday.

The graphic painting of the British media heiress was a centerpiece in the poolroom of the “Zorro Ranch,” where Maxwell was an almost constant presence and even had an office, the staffer told The Sun.

The late pedophile — who famously had a bizarre painting of Bill Clinton in a blue dress — also filled the ranch with photos of his famous pals, including Clinton, Prince Andrew and even John Travolta, his former IT worker told the paper.

He said Maxwell — long accused of being Epstein’s madam — had an upstairs office and “spent more time at the ranch than he did.”

“I’d see what was on her computers, modeling pictures of girls and that kind of thing,” he insisted, saying some looked like professionals.

The staffer, who said he worked on Epstein’s “internet, security and communications,” said there were “pictures everywhere” at the ranch.

“John Travolta, Bill Clinton, and there were a bunch of photos of Prince Andrew in the house, mostly in the common areas,” he said. “He liked to brag about the people he knew.”

He said one room in the home was “sex-obsessed,” with everything showing “nude women, couples having sex or fertility statues.”

The ex-employee said the raunchy photos came down in 2005, when Epstein learned he was under investigation for allegedly trafficking young girls for sex.

Another source told the paper that some staff — who are reportedly still being paid by the dead man’s estate — refuse to believe the well-connected pedophile is dead.

“Some employees think he’s still alive,” the source insisted. “It might be stupidity or Stockholm Syndrome or, like a real-life Bond villain, who could break out of federal jail and fake his own death.”

https://nypost.com/2019/12/12/epstein-allegedly-kept-nude-portrait-of-ghislaine-maxwell-with-her-legs-open/

@kirbysommers:

Here’s a good one. Ghislaine Maxwell’s nephew, Alexander Djerassi worked in Hillary Clinton’s State Department. Alexander is the son of her sister Christine and ex-husband Carl Djerassi birth control inventor

The problem with this is that as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, and Ghislaine’s nephew had access to top secret information. The things that only spies would know.


Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein: I’m a sex offender, not a predator

As we have seen Jeffrey Epstein truly behaved/believed he was above the law – and he was. JE was more than an “intelligence asset” as Alex Acosta stated. He was the head of the snake with orders to collect secrets.

There is no way any other person would have openly used minors.

Billionaire pervert Jeffrey Epstein is back in New York City — and making wisecracks about his just-ended jail stint for having sex with an underage girl.

February 25, 2011

“I’m not a sexual predator, I’m an ‘offender,’ ” the financier told The Post yesterday.

“It’s the difference between a murderer and a person who steals a bagel,” said Epstein.

Epstein’s flippant reasoning aside, a New York judge ruled at a hearing last month that the moneyman is the most dangerous kind of sex offender: a Level 3.

That means, according to the state, Epstein is at “high risk” to repeat his offense and poses “a threat to public safety.”

But Epstein doesn’t seem bothered by the designation.

“The crime that was supposedly committed in Florida is not a crime in New York,” he said.

Epstein recently returned to his $50 million East 71st Street mansion and celebrated his release from a Florida jail with his close pal, Britain’s Prince Andrew.

Epstein served 13 months of an 18-month sentence for soliciting a minor for prostitution.

In court papers, the victim was identified as a 14-year-old girl.

At one point, Epstein was facing 10 years to life on multiple counts of statutory rape, according to investigators. Court documents in that case claimed he routinely sought out girls as young as 14 and paid them $200 to $1,000 for sexual massages in his homes in Palm Beach, Fla., and Manhattan.

He also molested girls he had brought in from South America and Europe and once was given three 12-year-old girls from France as a “birthday gift,” the documents alleged.

Epstein struck a secret nonprosecution deal with the feds. The government agreed to drop its probe of various sex-crime allegations if Epstein copped to prostitution felonies in Florida state court.

But in New York’s sex-offender database, Epstein doesn’t come up in a ZIP code search. He shows up only via the “name search” option, and no New York address is listed.

That’s because Epstein’s Upper East Side home is considered “temporary.” By state law, he is required to provide only his permanent address to the database, and Epstein listed his Florida home.

https://nypost.com/2011/02/25/billionaire-jeffrey-epstein-im-a-sex-offender-not-a-predator/


The Pandora’s box has been opened.

Mega Group, Maxwells and Mossad: The Spy Story at the Heart of the Jeffrey Epstein Scandal

The picture painted by the evidence is not a direct Epstein tie to a single intelligence agency but a web linking key members of the Mega Group, politicians, and officials in both the U.S. and Israel, and an organized-crime network with deep business and intelligence ties in both nations.

https://www.mintpressnews.com/mega-group-maxwells-mossad-spy-story-jeffrey-epstein-scandal/261172/

https://twitter.com/MintPressNews/status/1167114465273425922

@KirbySommers

BREAKING NEWS: In 1999 Gordon Thomas claimed that a Mossad agent with the code name MEGA infiltrated Bill Clinton’s White House. The CIA has bashed Thomas’s book BUT no one has put MEGA = JEFFREY EPSTEIN until today. Jeffrey Epstein was MEGA !!!!

Jeffrey Epstein = “Mega” Israel’s spy. Remember offer by Epstein’s attys? JE 2 give up names of individuals who paid in exchange for a sentence not to exceed 5 years. Was this a genuine offer or a threat ala Clinton/Lewinsky scandal exposed by Mossad?

https://twitter.com/KirbySommers/status/1208039545008250880

If we look at all the threads of the Epstein crimes and the fact that we can agree he was as Alex Acosta said “an intelligence asset” and we know about MEGA the group of billionaires and how Epstein was able to evade justice >> then Epstein’s Mossad code name was MEGA!

 I posted these two MSM accounts of MEGA. In the articles “mega” is said to be a person. I first believed MEGA was the Wexner/Bronfman group — and it is — because they are the PUPPET MASTERS on behalf of Israel. But Jeffrey Epstein is MEGA.

@KirbySommers

The Jeffrey Epstein/Ghislaine Maxwell crimes are more than child trafficking – they show the United States government to have become an accomplice in lying to Epstein’s victims and in securing for Epstein a NPA.

Is the “financial advice” Jeffrey Epstein provided to Leslie Wexner and Leon Black really a cover for the sale of “PRIVATE INFORMATION” Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell obtained while trafficking the children to the rich and powerful?

The name Leon Black is going 2 pop up again w/ the renewed interest in the Jeffrey Epstein case. Black’s connection to Epstein is, again, via Iran Contra, Michael Milken +underworld figures.

To understand u need 2 know about Leon’s father Eli.

Fields within fields. “Assets in plain sight.”

Leon Black first appeared on the national scene in 1975 when his father “fell” to his death from the 44th floor of Manhattan’s Pan Am Building. Two years later, he emerged as head of mergers

In the 1970s Carl Lindner and his American Financial Group began investing in United Fruit. To escape the firm’s notorious past, its name was changed to United Brands and then Chiquita Brands International. 

 After the death of CEO Eli Black, Carl Lindner assumed control.

United Fruit became a key conduit for moving Israeli arms into covert wars throughout Latin America, culminating in the Iran-Contra scandal of 1987.

That scandal discredited presidency of Ronald Reagan when he was forced to concede that his administration sold arms to Iran, an avowed enemy, and used the funds to arm Nicaraguan rebels despite a Congressional ban.

The term “Banana Republic” traces to the corrupting influence of United Fruit.

Remember the Time’s Square bombing of 2010?

Faisal Sharzad — AKA The Times Square Fizzler worked for Leon Black.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2010-05-04/new-york-bombing-suspect-shahzas-once-worked-at-apollo-controlled-company

@KirbySommers

This is the original Arthur Shapiro murder file which Leslie Wexner managed to squash.

In addition to some funny tax matters the report links Wexner to escort services and prostitution and to organized crime

The report states:

“The Genovese/LaRocca crime families might consider Wexner a friend.”

https://www.kirbysommers.com/blog-1/2019/12/7/the-arthur-shapiro-murder-file

Somehow Faisel found himself on the busiest streets in midtown Manhattan just as the United Nations — in midtown Manhattan — was preparing to debate a treaty to create a Middle East free of nuclear weapons.

………………………………………………………………

It revolves around the narrative of forming the state of Israel + maintaining nuclear force.

More here

https://twitter.com/KirbySommers/status/1183077595119796224

The reporting on Leon Black to date suggests that Black turned to Jeffrey Epstein for “financial advice.”

What if that “financial advice” was in fact the PURCHASING OF INFORMATION?

Leon Black owns a private army contracted to the U.S. 4 military operations; said corp has been accused of child sex trafficking + he sits on The Council on Foreign Relations.

Despite having more than one connection to child trafficking will Leon Black also escape punishment?

Leon Black, via Apollo, purchased Blackwater – which is the largest private security company that works for the US government.

Blackwater has been accused of murder, gun running, and using children as prostitutes.

Blackwater was owned by Eric Prince before being purchased by Leon Black.

Prince is also the younger brother of United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, appointed under the Trump administration.

https://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/blackwater-chief-accused-murder-gun-running/story?id=8258915

In 2010 amid mounting legal problems in the US Erik (with a K) Prince moved to Saudi Arabia.

He was hired by Sheik Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nahyan of Abu Dhabi hired Erik Prince to build a fighting force.

Remember Jeffrey Epstein’s saudi passport?

https://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/15/world/middleeast/15prince.html

Saudi’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (M.B.S.) has a new private army w/ the help of Erik Prince.

To see how these “intelligence assets” interweave throughout our history when elected president in 2008, you might remember that Barack Obama appointed Eric Holder as his Attorney General.

Eric Holder was former counsel to Carl Lindner.

 

 

@Eye5W1de0pen

Today, some of Andrew’s friends cast doubt on him dancing with Virginia. Back in 2001, some of his friends had this to say about him:

(Excerpts from the Evening Standard, January 22, 2001 – 7 weeks BEFORE he abused Virginia)

 

His erratic behaviour has greatly upset Buckingham Palace and his ex-wife Fergie.
No saint herself in the past, Fergie has been complaining he is so busy clubbing he doesn’t even have time to babysit Princesses Beatrice, 12, and Eugenie, 10.

 

In the past year Andrew has been on eight different breaks with Ghislaine in Britain, America, and Thailand.
These include:
*February 2000: holiday at Mar El Largo Club in Palm Beach with Ghislaine, followed by a trip to New York to
attend a fashion show with her.
*March: fundraising dinner for London Symphony Orchestra in New York, attended by Ghislaine.
*April: holiday to New York where he socialised with Ghislaine.
*May: official trip to New York then holiday in Florida with Ghislaine.
*June: weekend at Windsor Castle for Queen’s party which Ghislaine attended.
Epstein has joined Andrew and Ghislaine on five of their breaks together in the past 12 months – to Mar A Largo,
Phuket, Sandringham, Florida and Windsor – and has also welcomed Andrew to stay at his £30 million New York
townhouse at least twice last year.
His influence over Prince Andrew is also causing concern among Andrew’s friends and the Royal family.
Ghislaine is now employed by Epstein as a “consultant” at his elegant Madison Avenue offices.
She stays at his house several nights a week and organises his parties in New York.
She also acts as his interior designer and has sold property on his behalf
Epstein’s intensely secretive business life contrasts with his enthusiastic social life. He is rarely seen without a
beautiful companion on his arm, or Ghis-laine far away. One friend said: “He enjoys the company of pretty women.
Ghislaine is important to him in other ways.
She arranges his social life.”
Ghislaine is also now organising Andrew’s social life in much the same way, introducing him to attractive women
and encouraging his relationships with, among others, lingerie model Heidi Klum and PR girl Emma Gibbs. Indeed
Ghis-laine, Epstein and Andrew now appear to have evolved a curious symbiotic relationship wherever Ghislaine is
seen with Andrew, Epstein is never far behind.
Epstein was a guest at the Queen’s birthday party at Windsor and travelled with Ghislaine to Andrew’s country
weekend at Sandringham before Christmas.
Jeffrey Epstein with Bill Gates
He has made many millions out of his business links with the likes of Bill Gates, Donald Trump and Ohio billionaire

Leslie Wexner, whose trust he runs.

 

Prince Andrew’s friends can only speculate what Epstein gains from his association with British royals but clearly it
can do no harm to his business reputation in New York.
In October, back in London, he was pictured sweating profusely outside the West End nightspot China White.
One journalist said: “He’s Wexner’s Mr fix-it. He has the spook connections and pulls the strings worldwide. He
handles all the logistics and moves the portfolio around for him.” Mr Epstein is linked to several controversial land
deals in rural America, where farming land has been quietly acquired by interlinked companies.

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Ghislaine Maxwell’s Nephew, Son of Blasphemous Artist, Worked For Hillary’s State Department

Ghislaine Maxwell’s socialite sister Isabel Maxwell married Dale Djerassi, son of birth control pill inventor Carl Djerassi, in 1984 and had son Alexander that same year, as shown by the Maxwell family tree. The couple later divorced. Carl Djerassi pursued a career in art while his son Alexander pursued politics. Both Dale and his son Alexander are on the Board of Trustees for the Djerassi Resident Artists Program. Dale and Alexander have been pictured together as father and son by the San Francisco Chronicle and other publications.

Alexander Djerassi, who is Ghislaine Maxwell’s nephew, was a high-ranking official in Hillary Clinton’s State Department.

Here is Alexander Djerassi’s bio from his time as an associate with the Carnegie Endowment:

“Alexander Djerassi was a nonresident associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where his research focused on Tunisia and U.S. foreign policy toward the Middle East and North Africa. From 2009 to 2012, Djerassi was chief of staff and special assistant in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, covering U.S. relations with Arab states, Israel, and Iran. He worked on matters relating to democratization and civil society in the Arab world, the Arab uprisings, and Israeli-Palestinian peace. Djerassi has served as a U.S. representative to the Friends of Libya conferences, Friends of the Syrian People conferences, U.S.-GCC Strategic Coordination Forum, and several UN General Assemblies.”

The Maxwell family has drawn scrutiny for its association with the Bronfman family, which counts NXIVM child trafficking cult benefactors Clare and Sara Bronfman as members. Jeffrey Epstein served as patriarch Edgar Bronfman’s tax mitigation specialist when he worked for Bear Stearns in the 1970’s.

Dale Djerassi took part in a blasphemous art display that caused some political trouble for Hillary Clinton when she ran for Senate in New York in 2000.

The New York Post reported on the blasphemous art display in 2000.

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Catholic League president William Donohue wrote in a September 2000 statement:

“I was disturbed to read an article in today’s New York Post by Robert Hardt Jr. and Gregg Birnbaum that cited a donation of $8,200 by Dale Djerassi to the ‘New York Senate 2000’ committee of Hillary Clinton’s campaign.  They reported that Djerassi had participated in a ‘St. Batman Crucifixion’ in 1994.  As they said, ‘The performance art piece was a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus, featuring a naked man wearing a Batman medallion and mask being tied to a giant cross by Djerassi and another man.’  (Pictures can be accessed on the web at popov.com.)  Their description is actually an understatement: the pictures show full-frontal male nudity complete with a graph of the Christ-figure falling to the ground carrying the cross.

“It should also be known that the ‘St. Batman Crucifixion’ was performed at the Djerassi Foundation in Woodside, California.  The secretary of the foundation is Dale Djerassi.  The foundation, now known as the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, is a current and past recipient of NEA money.

“Not surprisingly, Djerassi runs in the same circles as Mrs. Clinton: in June 1999, he was one of 30 people at a private fund-raising event that was organized by Mrs. Clinton’s friend, Susie Tompkins Buell (Hillary was traveling at the time and couldn’t make it).

“The Catholic League wants Mrs. Clinton to return the money.  She set the precedent: in April of this year, she returned a $22,000 donation from a Miami businesswoman tied to international drug trafficking.  The woman, Vivian Mannerud, made the contribution in the form of ‘soft money,’ exactly the kind of transfer made by Djerassi in June.

 

William Donohue


Maxwell’s nephew was a top official in Hillary Clinton’s State Department.

Ghislaine Maxwell’s socialite sister Isabel Maxwell married Dale Djerassi, son of birth control pill inventor Carl Djerassi, in 1984 and had son Alexander that same year, as shown by the Maxwell family tree. The couple later divorced. Carl Djerassi pursued a career in art while his son Alexander pursued politics. Both Dale and his son Alexander are on the Board of Trustees for the Djerassi Resident Artists Program. Dale and Alexander have been pictured together as father and son by the San Francisco Chronicle and other publications.

Alexander Djerassi, who is Ghislaine Maxwell’s nephew, was a high-ranking official in Hillary Clinton’s State Department.

Here is Alexander Djerassi’s bio from his time as an associate with the Carnegie Endowment:

“Alexander Djerassi was a nonresident associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where his research focused on Tunisia and U.S. foreign policy toward the Middle East and North Africa. From 2009 to 2012, Djerassi was chief of staff and special assistant in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, covering U.S. relations with Arab states, Israel, and Iran. He worked on matters relating to democratization and civil society in the Arab world, the Arab uprisings, and Israeli-Palestinian peace. Djerassi has served as a U.S. representative to the Friends of Libya conferences, Friends of the Syrian People conferences, U.S.-GCC Strategic Coordination Forum, and several UN General Assemblies.”

Jeffrey Epstein was a Mossad spy, says investigative journalist Dylan Howard

8 December 2019

effrey Epstein was the jet-setting billionaire playboy who was friends with everyone from politicians to a prince.

But in reality, he was a depraved and prolific paedophile and sex trafficker whose crimes were repeatedly overlooked by authorities.

Watch the full story above.

In August, while awaiting trial, Epstein was found dead in a New York prison cell – and his sudden death has left many unanswered questions.

Now, a new book is attempting to fill in those chilling details – with journalist Dylan Howard and a team of investigative reporters spending years trawling through all of the Epstein evidence.

“Jeffrey Epstein grew up in blue-collar New York City, but soon found his way working on Wall Street – but he left job from job to job in controversy,” Howard said.

“He seemingly never had a job but amassed a $600 million fortune.

“He was a man who had vast estates here in New York City – including the largest townhouse in the city itself – a Palm Beach mansion, his own island in the US Virgin Islands, a home in Paris, and a ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

“What people don’t know is that every room in every one of those homes had cameras.

“One would ask, why would you have cameras in every single room? Well, as part of our investigation, we’ve established that Epstein had another room next to where all those cameras fed into, and there were industrial-sized Xerox machines.

“So whatever was taking place inside the four walls of his homes, he was recording it, and printing it out, and keeping DVDs.”

International spy

In his book, Howard speculates that Epstein may have also been an international spy.

“As part of our investigation, we spoke to Ari Ben-Menashe, who is a former Israeli spy,” Howard said.

“He said, on the record, unequivocally, that Jeffrey Epstein was working for Israeli intelligence operations, the Mossad, and running a classic honey trap operation: that is, lure people inside, record their activities, and use it to blackmail them.

“This person was also the handler of Jeffrey Epstein’s best friend and ex-girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell.

“Ghislaine Maxwell is a central figure in this story, and her whereabouts at the moment is unknown. She was said to have been one of the women who helped to procure the underage girls for Epstein, but she has denied that.

“But her father was Robert Maxwell, a media and press baron. He was a former Mossad agent, and according to Ari Ben-Menashe, the business that Robert Maxwell had was turned over to Jeffrey Epstein almost in a switch before Maxwell died in mysterious circumstances in 1991.”

Prince Andrew a ‘liar’

“A critical witness that we spoke to was a woman who worked as a housekeeper at the Santa Fe New Mexico ranch,” Howard said.

“As we know, Prince Andrew has said that he met Jeffrey Epstein only on a handful of occasions and protested his innocence. But according to this woman, Prince Andrew is not telling the truth.

“He made a visit to that ranch where she was given explicit orders from Team Epstein to make sure that Andrew was satisfied – and that meant ensuring he had the company of a very young woman.”


@LincolnsBible

 

Guess where Semion sent his top men (thanks to his business partner, Robert Maxwell’s passport scheme)..

Ivankov went to Trump Tower & Taj Mahal… [Screenshot Source: “Red Mafiya” – Robert Freidman]

And the super tricky Agron ran his ops out of Michael Cohen’s family catering biz, the El Caribe Club.
Surprise!

But Agron got a little sloppy with his murdering & sh*t (side note: his buddy was also vicious on the phone – with threats & recordings. I wonder if little Mikey was under the desk, picking up tips)… so, Ivankov just took over that sh*t.

While Semion was sending all these thugs to Brighton Beach, what was happening with his partner Robert Maxwell, you ask?

YACHTS!

That last screenshot above is the quote from Maxwell’s daughter, Ghislaine.
Perhaps you recognize her…

Ghislaine is/was Jeffrey Epstein’s girlfriend/madame. Yes. Semion’s former partner’s daughter sidled up immediately to Epstein after her father’s death.
Do we need to go over mob families at this point?
Any questions on who’s money Epstein was laundering?
Anyone? No?
Good.



 


Prince Andrew’s other pedophile friend: Prep school priest who came to his 1986 wedding to Sarah Ferguson

The Duke of York also stayed loyal to an Anglican priest who was the chaplain at the elite prep school he attended as a teenaged exchange student 40 years earlier.

That priest, Keith Gleed, was later accused by at least five former students of sexually abusing them when he worked at Lakefield College School in Ontario from 1974 to 1980, when the school was an all-boys academy and when Andrew attended the school.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/09/18/prince-andrews-other-pedophile-friend-prep-school-priest-who-came-to-his-1986-wedding-to-sarah-ferguson/amp/

 

@Just_Cat1

Royal Nonce Brothers

 So.. Andrew visited paedo child trafficker Jeffrey Epstein’s house (where children have been abused)

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ELQw0TwWoAA8kUR.jpg

& Charles visited paedo-satanist child procurer Jimmy Savile’s house (where children have been abused)


Ghislaine Maxwell snapped in London on June 6 ahead of meeting with Prince Andrew at Buckingham Palace

GHISLAINE Maxwell is pictured on June 6, the day of her summit with Andrew at Buckingham Palace.

We told last month of their meeting.

Ghislaine Maxwell was last picture on June 9 at a yacht party in Monaco

The Duke has denied discussing pal Jeffrey Epstein in the chat at his quarters.

Maxwell was in London for the Cash & Rocket rally for “80 of the world’s most successful women”.

She is seen ahead of a rally photocall at Wellington Arch, with Queen’s Guards in the background.

That day she and Nettie Mason, wife of Pink Floyd drummer Nick, left the capital in a red Ferrari.

The rally visited Paris and Geneva before finishing in Monaco on June 9.

Maxwell is pictured at a yacht club party there. She has not been seen since.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10506657/ghislaine-maxwell-london-prince-andrew-meeting/

Shocking photo shows paedo Jeffrey Epstein, Harvey Weinstein & ‘pimp’ Ghislaine Maxwell at Beatrice’s 18th birthday bash

DEPRAVED Jeffrey Epstein, his alleged pimp Ghislaine Maxwell and disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein grin at Princess Beatrice’s Windsor Castle party.

Epstein was already being investigated by police at the time of the party

As they mingled with royalty at Beatrice’s 18th, police had already prepared an arrest warrant for Epstein on child sex abuse charges and raided his Florida mansion.

Eight days after the billionaire posed in a US Navy Seal uniform for this snap he was in cuffs.
Tuxedo-wearing Weinstein is due in court next month accused of a sex offence in 2006 – the same year this photo was taken.

Maxwell, seen in a gold mask and red headdress, is now being investigated by the FBI on suspicion of procuring girls for Epstein.

A source told The Sun on Sunday: “This photograph sums up just why the Epstein affair has been so disastrous for Andrew.

“He brought these people into the royal fold, to Windsor Castle no less, where they could rub shoulders with the great and good.

“It is an astounding lack of judgment at the very least.

“This picture will raise further questions about Andrew’s interaction with these individuals.”

We first revealed in September how Epstein, Weinstein and Maxwell had joined Andrew at Windsor Castle to celebrate Beatrice’s coming-of-age.

Now we can reveal the full details behind the disturbing photograph, taken at the £400,000 ball in Berkshire on July 15, 2006.

Around 400 guests turned up in mainly Victorian dress for the party’s 1888 theme marking 100 years before Beatrice was born.

The trio were pictured on a patio, next to a wicker sofa, in front of the lush Windsor grounds. It is an identical backdrop to official photos of the event showing Andrew, ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, Beatrice and sister Eugenie.

The ball continued the Queen’s tradition of giving her grandchildren a party to mark their entry into adulthood, though she and Prince Philip did not attend.

Royals at the bash included Peter and Zara Phillips and Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex.

Celebrities included Demi Moore and then-husband Ashton Kutcher, Pixie Geldof, Kelly Osbourne and Sir David Frost.

Guests guzzled 400 bottles of champagne and ate 4,000 canapes while listening to the Royal Philharmonic and watching burlesque troupe Circo Rum Ba Ba.

About 250 guests were invited to a three-course dinner. A further 150 arrived for canapes and champagne at 10pm.

Beatrice wore a £10,000 blue taffeta gown created by Sarah Ferguson’s British designer friend Georgina Chapman. She was the future wife of Weinstein.

Ms Chapman, 43, divorced Weinstein following the #MeToo scandal, when dozens of women claimed he sexually abused or harassed them.

The Oscar-winning producer, 67, will go on trial in New York on January 6.

FRIENDS FOR YEARS

He and Epstein are believed to have been friends for years.

By May 2006, Palm Beach Police Department in Florida had prepared a warrant for Epstein’s arrest.

They had been investigating him since March 2005, when the stepmother of a 14-year-old girl complained that he had sexually abused her.

Back then, five teenage girls told how they would give him massages in their underwear for cash at his Palm Beach home – which Andrew visited at least four times.

Epstein was arrested on July 23, 2006. He was controversially charged with only one count of solicitation of prostitution.

In his Newsnight interview last month, Andrew, 59, claimed he had no idea of the probe into Epstein at the time of the Windsor Castle birthday bash.

Jack Scarola, 72, a lawyer for Epstein’s victims, told The Sun on Sunday: “There was a fairly extensive investigation under way by then.

“It is absolutely certain that at the time of the Windsor Castle gathering, Jeffrey Epstein was aware an investigation was going on – a search warrant had been executed on his home.

“I will leave it to others to judge whether it goes to the heart of concerns about the conduct of Prince Andrew.”

Epstein managed to cut a deal with prosecutors and served just 13 months in jail.

The monster, 66, was found dead in his Manhattan jail cell last August shortly after being arrested for a second time.

He was suspected of abusing girls as young as 14 in a sex ­trafficking ring.

FBI prosecutors are said to be pursuing alleged co-conspirators accused of enabling his abuse, including his ex-lover Maxwell, 57.

The socialite and daughter of disgraced tycoon Robert Maxwell is suspected of procuring young girls for Epstein and even taking part in sexual abuse.

She is in hiding and has denied all claims of wrongdoing.

One of the girls she allegedly recruited for Epstein was Virginia Giuffre, formerly Roberts, who says she was kept as a sex slave.

Ms Giuffre, now 36, has claimed she slept with Prince Andrew three times as a teenager — recounting sexual encounters in London, New York and the Caribbean.

Her allegations of sex with Andrew were aired on BBC’s Panorama on Monday.

Following the interview Buckingham Palace reiterated Andrew’s denials of any sexual contact with Ms Giuffre.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10505670/jeffrey-epstein-harvey-weinstein-princess-beatrice-birthday/

 

GHIS AND HERS

Prince Andrew’s ‘pimp’ pal Ghislaine Maxwell ‘had sex with dozens of underage girls’

5 Dec 2019

PRINCE Andrew’s “pimp” pal Ghislaine Maxwell had sex with dozens of girls, it is alleged in court papers.

The claims are in statements by Virginia Giuffre, who says she was forced to sleep with the duke aged 17.

Ms Giuffre, 35, says the Brit socialite procured girls for the billionaire financier and his pals.

In the US papers she is asked by investigators: “It is your contention Ghislaine Maxwell had sex with underage girls virtually every day, correct?”

Ms Guiffre says: “Yes. There’s a lot of girls that were involved.”


Epstein, 66, killed himself in jail earlier this year while on sex trafficking charges.

Prince Andrew, 59, has kept in touch with Maxwell, 57, throughout the crisis. He denies any wrongdoing.

 

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10493144/ghislaine-maxwell-sex-dozens-of-girls/

Stowe School Cabal and the Dirty Dirty Duchess

https://threads.greatscaleanalytics.com/thread/1194654879320543238

Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson were also close to paedophile Jimmy Savile

Sir Jimmy’s amazing collection of memorabilia reveals how he forged warm friendships with Prince Charles, Princess Diana and other Royals including Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson over the years.

Sir Jimmy Savile was also a firm favourite with Prince Andrew and his former wife Sarah Ferguson.

One Christmas card features a Thelwell-style photo of the young Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie wearing riding hats and jodhpurs at a stables and another card is signed: ‘Dear Jimmy, Bestest wishes for a great birthday, Andrew, Sarah, Beatrice, Eugenie.’

Prince Charles, who hailed Sir Jimmy as ‘a national treasure,’ presented him with a pair of Asprey and Garrard silver and blue enamel cufflinks with his fleur de lys crest for his 80th birthday, which are expected to sell for £300 to £500.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2180953/Jimmy-Savile-Auction-One-time-Jim-fixes-charity-Saviles-personal-treasures-fetch-small-fortune.html

Sarah Ferguson with Jeffrey Epstein house keeper ( husband & wife) in Little St James Island

Fergie who seems to have spent a lot of time with Epstein at his various homes.

‘Appalling’ Sarah Ferguson savaged over reaction to Prince Andrew Epstein scandal

SARAH FERGUSON has come under fire after suggesting speculation surrounding Prince Andrew’s association with disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein should be dismissed as “nonsense”.

Dec 13, 2019

Sarah Ferguson, also known as Fergie, insisted Prince Andrew has gone through “enormous pain” because of the rumours about his connection to convicted sex abuser Jeffrey Epstein. The Duke of York opened up about their relationship in an unprecedented interview with BBC Newsnight last month which ignited criticism rather than dissipate it. But Fergie herself came under fire for an apparent lack of sympathy for the Epstein’s victims in her latest interview in Vogue Arabia.

“It’s an extraordinary interview because you have the victims of Jeffrey Epstein and she does not acknowledge them.

“But she acknowledges the terrible time Prince Andrew has had.”

“To see such a wonderful man go through such enormous pain. He is the best man I know.

“It’s just incredible what he has done for Britain, and it’s all nonsense.”

https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/1216833/Sarah-Ferguson-Fergie-Prince-Andrew-BBC-interview-Jeffrey-Epstein-Duchess-of-York-latest

In her 1995 memoir, The Housekeeper’s Diary, the Prince of Wales’s housekeeper Wendy Berry recalled Jimmy Savile dropping in at Highgrove on one of his regular visits.

‘As he waited for the Prince he puffed on his cigar and sent great clouds of blue smoke into the air. He knew that smoking was officially frowned on in the house but just laughed it off, saying, “Oh, the Boss won’t mind. He knows how much I like my cigars.”’

Strolling around in his tracksuit, with the laces of his training shoes left undone, Jimmy Savile was the most unlikely spiritual comforter for Charles that could be imagined. He would drive up in his enormous mobile home and leave it parked like some incongruous monster in the back yard.

‘“Ah, Jimmy,” laughed the Prince as Paul [the butler] ushered him through to the drawing room. “How nice of you to come.” The pair remained shut away for over an hour.’

Memoirs written below stairs tend to be infinitely more revealing than those written above. Recalling the two younger Princes, Wendy Berry found Edward ‘utterly charming and polite’, but Andrew boorish and rude. Her son James, who worked at Buckingham Palace, told her of Andrew’s tendency ‘to barge his way around the house, expecting to be looked after and served for every whim’.

A propensity for parading naked in front of staff was, it seems, evident. On a weekend’s shooting with the Duke of Westminster, ‘the Prince had just gone off for a bath when the bell rang. “Come in, come in,” shouted Andrew as James knocked on the door. “Where the bloody hell are my black socks — the ones with the stripe at the top?” He was standing in the middle of the room stark naked, vigorously rubbing his wet hair with a towel . . . Staff were practically invisible as far as he was concerned’

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Peter Watt, head of the NSPCC helpline, said: “It’s now looking
possible that Jimmy Savile was one of the most prolific sex offenders the
NSPCC has ever come across.”

https://www.thesun.co.uk/archives/news/1008652/savile-paedo-lair-is-raided-amid-fears-20-victims-were-abused-there/

Savile said getting knighthood was ‘a relief because it got me off the hook‘  … folder contained a handwritten letter from Angus Ogilvy

“The folder encloses the letter from the Prime Minister offering him a knighthood, the envelope it came in, some bumf about keeping it secret till the proper date and then – proudest of all – telegrams from Charles and Diana, from Prince Philip, a handwritten letter from Angus Ogilvy and a very sweet homemade card with a stuck-on snapshot of Princess Bea, from the Duchess of York.

www.independent.co.uk/news/people/it-was-a-relief-when-i-got-the-knighthoodbecause-it-gotme-off-the-hook-an-exclusive-interview-with-savile-from-1990-has-a-new-meaning-9571057.html

@KirbySommers

One cannot look at the int’l names connected with Jeffrey Epstein +not realize the sex trafficking of minors was part of a larger spy ring. Look at Dani’s visual map of the Black Book.

@Daniell32703718  

Here version 17 of the Epstein Network Map w/ 63 additions & 15 updates. Detailed are at least 45 victims & those connected to him in fashion, real estate, finance, Harvard, Sci/Tech, entertainment, politics, royalty, New Mexico, Florida, USVI & much more!


Jeffrey Epstein accused of sexually assaulting NINE more women as young as 13

NINE more women have come forward to claim they were sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein.

They alleged Epstein’s abuses spanned more than two decades and involved children as young as 13.

The women, who filed suit anonymously as Jane Does, alleged they were either sexually assaulted or raped by the multimillionaire, and in some cases, his associates, a Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit claims..

Seven of the women say “Epstein and his associates sexually assaulted, abused, battered and raped,” them, and for two of the victims, this happened “repeatedly”.

The earliest incident occurred in 1985 when a then-23-year-old woman says “Epstein sexually assaulted, abused, and battered her,” the court documents allege.

The most recent abuse happened to a 21-year-old in 2007, it is claimed.

‘VICTIMS DEVELOPED MENTAL ILLNESS’

The accusers’ lawyer, Jordan Merson, said the alleged abuse occurred in New York City, Florida, New Mexico and the US Virgin Islands.

The women were left with mental health issues including post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders and issues that led to attempted suicide.

Mr Merson said: “These women have lifelong trauma as a result of what Epstein did to them and now they have a chance at justice.”

Investigating into who the involved Epstein “associates” is ongoing.

He said: “The Executors of Epstein’s Estate have an opportunity to show that they do care for the survivors and turn over the full amount of his Estate to allow these women to be justly and fully compensated for all of their injuries.”

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10479212/jeffrey-epstein-accused-sexually-assaulting-nine-more-women/

 

 

Bill Clinton was Jeffrey Epstein’s closest ‘celebrity mate’ and a frequent guest at his New Mexico ranch with wife Hillary, staying at the pedophile’s cowboy-themed village, say estate workers

  • Bill and Hillary Clinton would stay at Jeffrey Epstein’s New Mexico ranch frequently after they left the White House, former estate workers told DailyMailTV
  • The former president was Epstein’s closest ‘celebrity mate’ and the Clintons visited Zorro Ranch ‘a whole bunch of times’, a former contractor who ran the IT system at the property said
  • The family never stayed in the main house but bunked down in a special cowboy-themed village created by Epstein, which lies a mile south of his own villa, sources said 
  • The guest homes are next to other traditional Wild West-style buildings such as an old schoolhouse and saloon bar, which are all near Epstein’s private airstrip, where he arrived on his private planes
  • This is all according to security expert Jared Kellogg, who was brought in by long-standing ranch manager Brice Gordon to improve security and set up a camera system at the main house and ‘cowboy village’
  • Kellogg said: ‘I was saying how cool the replica houses were. [Gordon] said: ”Yeah, they’re built for guests… It’s really cool the Clintons come out and hang out [with Epstein]”’
  • Bill Clinton and Epstein were once friends, and in August DailyMailTV revealed the convicted pedophile had a bizarre portrait of Bill in a dress – worn by Hillary –  hanging on the wall of his New York mansion
  • Clinton has flown on Epstein’s private plane, the Lolita Express, several times but denied ever visiting one of Epstein’s residences, apart from one time at his New York home 

Bill and Hillary Clinton stayed at Jeffrey Epstein’s notorious ‘baby-making ranch’ almost every year after they left the White House, according to the disgraced financier’s estate manager.

The former president was Epstein’s closest ‘celebrity mate’ and the Clintons, along with daughter Chelsea, visited Zorro Ranch ‘a whole bunch of times’, a former contractor who ran the IT system at the property told DailyMailTV in an exclusive interview.

The family visited the 10,000-acre estate in the New Mexico desert often, but never stayed in the main house.

Instead, the Clinton family bunked down in a special cowboy-themed village created by Epstein, which is a mile south of his own luxury mountaintop villa. They’d use one of the two guest houses, which look like they’re straight out of the 19th century.

Seen in exclusive DailyMailTV images, the guest homes are next to other traditional Wild West-style buildings such as an old schoolhouse and saloon bar. An American flag is raised high above the village, which is next door to Epstein’s private airstrip, where he arrived on his private planes, including his infamous ‘Lolita Express’.

This is all according to security expert Jared Kellogg, who was brought in by long-standing ranch manager Brice Gordon to improve security and set up a camera system at the main house and ‘cowboy village’.

When contacted by DailyMail.com for comment,  Bill Clinton’s press office referred us to a statement released over the summer. The statement denied he had ever visited any of Epstein’s residences, apart from once at Epstein’s home in New York City. DailyMail.com reached out to Hillary Clinton’s office for comment as well.

Kellogg said that at the time of his site walk of Epstein’s property, he had barely any knowledge of Epstein’s reputation but he said Gordon spent most of the time boasting about the Clintons’ frequent appearance at the estate.

The ranch is one of several Epstein’s homes where underage girls were flown in from all around the world.

The New York Times claimed the convicted pedophile confided in scientists that he planned to impregnate up to 20 women at a time at the ranch to improve the human race with his genes.

Kellogg said: ‘My contact was Brice, their main concern was that there was no video surveillance on the property at all. I thought this was a simple request, as they wanted surveillance to protect their investment. It’s a huge site.

‘But what was weird was that the whole time I was on site, Brice would be bragging about how the Clintons would visit, the whole family. Not just Bill, but Bill, his wife, their kid, and they would stay on the ranch itself.

‘He had built this Western replica village with a saloon, barn houses, old school house and when you’re walking through it, it feels like you’re walking through the 1800s.

‘His biggest concern was monitoring and covering that area, so my main focus was mounting cameras on poles to cover the driveways, walkways, the ins and outs of each house and facilities.

‘It was like Westworld, it’s like they built a functioning movie set, they put a lot of thought and detail into it, the flooring and facilities in there.

‘I was saying how cool the replica houses were, they’re pretty neat like the 1800s. He said: ”Yeah, they’re built for guests, we get a lot of visitors. It’s really cool the Clintons come out and hang out [with Epstein].”

‘It sounded like a normal summer vacation.’

Epstein and Bill were once friends, and in August DailyMail.com revealed the convicted pedophile even had a bizarre portrait of Bill wearing a dress hanging on the wall of his New York mansion.

The picture depicted the former president apparently lounging on a chair in the Oval Office, wearing red heels and posing suggestively in a blue dress redolent of Monica Lewinsky and was in a room off the stairway of Epstein’s Upper East Side townhouse, estimated to be worth $56 million.

The dress is also strikingly similar to one worn by Hillary Clinton at the 2009 Kennedy Center Honors.

Bill has admitted on his own account he has visited Epstein’s town house once – making it possible he could have seen the bizarre painting.

He has also flown on the now deceased financier’s private plane, dubbed the Lolita Express, several times,

Clinton has however denied being on Epstein’s ‘pedophile island,’ Little St. James but one of Epstein’s former sex slaves, Virginia Roberts, claimed she saw Clinton on the island for a dinner held in his honor shortly after he left office, and stood by the claim when questioned under oath.

Over the summer, the former president’s office said Bill had not known anything of Epstein’s crimes and had taken four trips with him in 2002 and 2003 – although flight logs showed that he had taken a total of at least 26 individual flights in the course of those years.

Kellogg said he was stopped from going into certain areas of the estate, but did briefly go into an underground section of the main house. In November, a former contractor revealed to DailyMail.com that Epstein had built a secret basement ‘strip club’.

‘My access was very controlled. During the site walk, it was dictated where I could and couldn’t go. There were certain facilities I wasn’t allowed to go in, which was odd, as they were boarded up, and they looked like they could have big parties in them, but I didn’t think much of it.

‘They wanted to put very, very limited camera coverage on the main house itself. I was going to put up a couple of cameras on the exterior of the main entrance.

‘At the main entrance, there’s a downward slope at the back that goes into the basement. I was able to briefly go in. There was a long hallway to a big foyer and there was a door and that was about it. The two guest houses I was not permitted to go into,’ Kellogg sai

Another former contractor revealed Epstein built an underground club. In one picture from his New Mexico ranch, a staircase leads downstairs although there are no images of the actual ‘club’. ‘It’s an underground layer of 1,000 square feet. Like a nightclub, with stripper poles, it’s not directly underneath the house. Most activity took place there, like dancing, hanging out, it was the entertainment area, no one [staff] was allowed down there, they installed cameras down there,’ he said

‘Due to security reasons, I wasn’t permitted to even put a camera location on the drawing that we would then have on our records.

‘What is odd is that as a security professional, for me to give the best protection I can give a customer, I need the full layout of the land. I need to see the nooks and crannies, all the blind spots. They were limiting that access.

‘The staff only lived in one house, as far as I was aware, which is the the one nearest to the main gate. The saloon bar is in the center [of the village], there’s a bar area and looks like where they’d throw parties from my own observations. There’s also a barn/hay storage, and they’d put tractors and other vehicles in it.’

Considering Epstein was a multi-millionaire, Kellogg said Gordon wanted to do the security on the cheap.

Instead of using an expensive, robust camera system, which used underground cables, he wanted a ‘point-to-point wireless fluid mesh design’, which means cameras are operating via antenna, and is considerably cheaper.

After Kellogg did an estimate and sent in a plan, he never heard back.

He said: ‘They had this huge facility, but it felt like they didn’t have the money to do anything. They were trying to find the most cost-effective way to transmit video footage and we had to come up with a point-to-point wireless fluid mesh design because normally we want to trench everything. It saves money as you don’t have to build a trench and put in a cable.

‘What was odd to me was that I wasn’t able to interact with Epstein. If it’s your house, you have your concerns, the task had been delegated to Brice, he seemed to be in charge of everything.

‘I did my site walk, I did my estimate, I sent it in, and it basically fell on deaf ears and there was no contact back to me.’

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7748467/Bill-Hillary-Clinton-frequent-guests-Jeffrey-Epsteins-New-Mexico-ranch.html


Banker linked to both Trump & Epstein kills himself.

Former Deutsche Bank Exec Connected to Trump Loans Dies by Suicide in Malibu

Thomas Bowers, who worked above Trump’s personal banker, was 55

According to the New York Times, Deutsche Bank agreed to lend Mr. Trump more than $500 million in 2005. He personally guaranteed $40 million of it. The terms of the loan state the bank could come after his personal assets if he defaulted.

Trump convinced Deutsche Bank to extend the terms of the loan. Rosemary Vrablic was assigned the Trump portfolio soon after.  The relationship between Deutsche Bank and Trump was solidified. However, it went sour in 2008 due to Trump being unable or unwilling to repay the first loan.

By 2010, Trump and Deutsche Bank were on lending terms again. Deutsche Bank settled the lawsuit they filed against him for defaulting on the $500 million 2005 loan. Trump reached out to Vrablic via his recently acquired son-in-law Jared Kushner. Kushner was also one of Vrabic’s clients.

On Trump’s dime, Vrablic arrived in Miami to inspect the Doral Golf Resort and Spa. The star of NBC’s The Apprentice needed $100 million to purchase the resort.

At the same time, Trump made an unusual request for a second loan.

He wanted an additional $48 million to infuse into the Chicago skyscraper bearing his name. Part of that second loan would help him pay off what he owed the bank’s investment banking division.

Deutsche Bank loaned Trump $170 million to transform the Old Post Office Building in Washington, D.C. into a hotel. Trump received the loan because Bowers and Vrabic went to bat for Trump with senior executives in Germany.

Deutsche Bank also funded Trump’s ultimately unsuccessful billion-dollar efforts to purchase the Buffalo Bills. Again, due to Bowers and Vrabic.

Deutsche Bank’s relationship with Trump continued into 2015 when an additional $19 million loan was dispensed for Trump’s Doral estate. One final loan was broached in 2016. Trump needed money for his golf course in Scotland. But by then, Deutsche Bank executives had tired of Trump’s boastful rhetoric. Deutsche Bank’s upper echelons and their reputational risk committee ended the relationship.

Deutsche Bank executives in Germany sacked Bowers. He joined Starwood Capital Group in 2015.

Jeffrey Epstein’s Private Banker at Deutsche & Citi Found Swinging From a Rope; Executive ‘Suicide’ Before FBI Questioned Him

 

Dec 3, 2019

Jeffrey Epstein’s private wealth banker, who brokered and signed off on untold multiple millions of dollars in controversial Deutsche Bank and Citibank loans spanning two decades for the convicted pedophile, has died from a reported suicide.

The news of yet another mysterious Epstein-linked death comes shortly after the FBI was seeking to interview the bank executive about loans he approved for Epstein and the indicted child trafficker’s labyrinth of US-based and offshore companies.

The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner confirmed Thomas Bowers died by an apparent suicide by hanging at his home before Thanksgiving.

Epstein likewise died from a reported suicide by hanging, according to the New York City Medical Examiner.

Bowers headed the private wealth banking division for Deutsche Bank and signed off on millions in loans to Epstein. Bowers, prior to taking over the private banking arm at Deutsche Bank, served in the same top position at Citibank, as the head of the bank’s private wealth arm. Citigroup also made massive loans to Epstein, according to records and banking sources who spoke to True Pundit.

True Pundit founder Mike “Thomas Paine” Moore previously headed anti-money laundering for a major Citigroup division during the time frame Citi commenced large loans to Epstein.

“The loans to Epstein were personal and commercial,” Paine confirmed. “The Citi loans I can confirm were for more than $25 million. Some were secured, some were not.”

Did Citi bend its lending rules for Epstein? Paine said that appears “quite likely,” with Bowers and other Citi executives he later recruited to work for him at Deutsche all working to secure the approvals regardless of compliance-related red flags.

And sources said Citi loaned Epstein much more money, eclipsing $100 million and also allowed Epstein to use the bank to send thousands of wire transfers from his accounts. Bowers, who turned up dead just days ago, brokered the loans for Epstein, sources said.

Bowers was the chief of Deutsche Bank’s Private Wealth Management division and worked from the bank’s Park Avenue offices in New York City. At Citi, Bowers served as the chief of the The Citi Private Bank and previously ran Citigroup’s Global Markets and Wealth Management businesses.

And when Bowers left Citi for Deutsche Bank, Epstein followed.

Meanwhile, Epstein stopped making payments on his millions in outstanding Citi loans. But that mattered little because Bowers approved new high-risk loans and credit lines from Deutsche Bank, sources said.

And that relationship with Epstein continued until Bowers left Deutsche Bank in 2015.  By that time, Epstein had chalked up untold millions in loans with the help of Bowers who recruited many of his top private wealth top bankers from Citi to Deutsche Bank.

The FBI who was interested in interviewing Bowers, sources confirm. The FBI subpoenaed Deutsche Bank in May for all loans and accounts linked to Epstein and there were many unanswered questions. Deutsche Bank closed out Epstein’s accounts weeks after the bank was served federal subpoenas.

Federal law enforcement officials said the FBI planned to interview all Wall Street wealth fund managers who worked for Epstein. Bowers included.

How much money did Deutsche broker for Epstein? That number to this point has proven elusive. The FBI is not talking, but one executive divulged Epstein had secured more than $60 million from Deutsche Bank’s U.S. and German arms. Likely that number is larger, but at this point the bank is keeping its exposure quiet.

Just like Bowers had brokered for Epstein at Citi, Deutsche also set the convicted pedophile up with over a dozen bank accounts that Epstein employed to receive and send wires and funds.

One banking executive said Bowers had visited Epstein on his private island at least once. Bowers had also visited Epstein in New York and attended social events at his mansion. Federal law enforcement sources did not comment about these new revelations. However, Citi executives who worked with Bowers said the bank executive maintained an active night life and enjoyed the party circuit.

Epstein also helped bring in a plethora of new business from wealthy associates to Bowers at both Deutsche Bank and Citi, sources said.

“Epstein made Bowers and his financial institutions hundreds of millions of dollars,” one executive said. “It really didn’t even matter that Epstein stiffed Citi for $30 million in defaults because he brought so much new money, new blood in. Citi made far more than it lost.”

Seems like a pattern. The American Banker reports:

Epstein brought lucrative clients into JPMorgan’s private-banking unit and was close to former head Jes Staley, who visited Epstein’s private island as recently as 2015. Leon Black, Apollo Global Management’s billionaire chairman, met with the financier from time to time at the company’s New York offices, and used Epstein for tax and philanthropic advice.

Police reportedly found Bowers hanging from a rope in his California home.

He was 55.

Previous press releases detailing Bowers’ role with the private wealth arm of Deutsche, detailed the division and its target clientele:

Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management has been serving the interests of wealthy individuals, families and select institutions for more than a century. With offices across the U.S., Deutsche Bank’s Private Wealth Management business division provides a variety of customized solutions to private clients worldwide including traditional and alternative investments, risk management strategies, lending, trust and estate services, wealth transfer planning, family office services, custody and family and philanthropy advisory. Private Wealth Management includes the U.S. Private Bank and Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown, the private client services division of Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., the investment banking and securities arm of Deutsche Bank AG in the United States and a member of NYSE, FINRA and SIPC.

https://truepundit.com/jeffrey-epsteins-private-banker-at-deutsche-executive-suicide-before-feds-questioned-him/


Epstein and Maxwell were running a “brownstone” operation to sexually blackmail important powerful people, politicians and scientists so that they can be controlled. The best blackmail material is child sexual abuse material.

Epstein and Maxwell were working in league with the CIA and Mossad and corrupt figures in the criminal cabal who had infiltrated DOJ and most of the US Government. In reality, the “intelligence services” do not work for the individual countries but on behalf of New World Order bosses who operate in the shadows.

Epstein was a “philanthropist” who funded much science in controversial areas such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), eugenics, and genetic modification, and has compromised individuals and universities. [21] 2019 Sept 6 cathy fox blog Epstein and the Edge

Thus Epstein’s personal sexual abuse was a drop in the ocean compared to what influence his operation had for the people running it.

The programme totally glossed over Epsteins death in prison as a suicide, not even mentioning in passing that probably the majority of the population who know anything about the case think that Epstein did not kill himself, the huge global meme from this and all the irregularities surrounding his death. Admittedly they could make a whole programme in itself on Epstein’s death, but to gloss over this without mentioning anything was remiss.

Panorama was careful not to mention that this girl Katherine Keating who Prince Andrew saw off from Epsteins mansion in Manhattan, (whilst on the honourable 5 day trip to say that he was never ever going to see Epstein again) is the daughter of ex PM of Australia who has long standing allegations of child abuse against him as well.

Prince Andrew saying toodleloo to Katherine Keating from Epsteins Manhattan Mansion

Other characters are –

Alan Dershowitz was part of a team of Attorneys who negotiated an absurdly light sentence for Epstein in approx 2009, for the crimes he had already committed.

I believe the Panorama team trod very softly round Dershowitz due probably to his litigious nature and reputation as a lawyer and his connections. Virginia accuses Dershowitz of having slept with her, though I dont think I saw that accusation directly in the programme, though I could be wrong.

Dershowitz admits little, apart from getting one massage, keeping his underpants on and I think spending one night there. However he cannot have been unaware of the naked pictures of young girls around Epsteins place. However if guilty he has more to gain by taking this approach than admitting his guilt….

 

  • There are hundreds of links that the Royal family have with pedophiles Wildcat Royal Family Links [20] 

Late news – Jeffrey Epstein’s Private Banker at Deutsche & CitiBank is Found Swinging From a Rope Before FBI Questioned Him– not a surprise to many following this case – [24] 2019 Dec 3 True Pundit Jeffrey Epstein’s Private Banker at Deutsche & Citi Found Swinging From a Rope; Executive ‘Suicide’ Before FBI Questioned Him

https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2019/12/03/panorama-the-pervert-the-prince-the-pimp-and-the-survivor/

@JamesRusbridger:

PRINCE ANDREW’S ‘FRIENDSHIPS’:

 Ghislaine Maxwell & Jeffrey Epstein (“sex trafficking, child abuse”)

 Saif Gaddafi (“crimes against humanity; torture and enslavement”)

 Ilham Aliyev (“human rights violations”)

Timur Kulibayev (“corruption?”)


@KirbySommers

Jeffrey Epstein had a documents in his safe about the murder of Arthur Shapiro. The murder of Arthur Shapiro remains an unsolved mystery. And it is clear both Jeffrey Epstein and Leslie Wexner continue to be protected by higher ups. The question is why?

The answer is because this was an undercover operation funded by politicians. It is the reason Clinton, Wexner, Epstein are connected to the Iran Contra, CIA front company Southern Air Transport.

This is a multi-national criminal enterprise. It’s reach is beyond our borders.

COME SPY WITH ME

Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein were spies who used underage sex to blackmail politicians, ‘ex-handler’ claims

Ben-Menashe is a mysterious Iranian-born Israeli businessman who claims to have worked for Mossad from 1977 to 1987.

He was arrested in 1989 in the US on arms dealing charges but was acquitted in 1990 after a jury accepted he was acting on behalf of Israel.

Israel tried to distance themselves from him, with government sources saying he never had anything to do with intelligence services, although other news reports – in both the US and Israel – confirmed he did.

This is a letter dated September 4 1987 confirming Ari Ben Menashe worked as an intelligence officer for Israel.

He later wrote a book called Profits of War: Inside the US-Israeli Arms Network and in the early 1990s claimed that Robert Maxwell, Ghislaine’s dad, worked for Mossad.The new book takes this further and claims Maxwell may have worked for other governments too as as a double or triple agent.Ben-Menashe claims that despite reports Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell met in the early 90s in New York, they actually met much earlier – through the socialite’s father.He claims that Robert Maxwell introduced Epstein to Mossad and then Ghislaine got involved later.Files from the British Foreign Office, released in 2003 appear to back the claims Robert Maxwell may have been a spy, with one report describing him as a “thoroughly bad character” who was being “financed by Russia” and another saying his “questionable activities” had been brought to the attention of the Foreign Officer “on several occasions”.While the Maxwell family have always denied such reports, family friend Laura Goldman says in the book: “My feeling is that he probably was an agent to the Russians, the Israelis, and the British. I believe that Ghislaine continued his work.”It is not known whether Maxwell and Epstein gathered any intelligence about pal Prince Andrew in their alleged espionage work – although the book suggests the Royal was a target.

… Epstein’s and Maxwell’s links with prominent people from the science and technology industries – and believes the pair not only ran a honeypot operation but also an information-gathering operation.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10414087/ghislaine-maxwell-epstein-mossad-agents-politicians-sex-blackmail/

NEW EVIDENCE

Witness who ‘saw Prince Andrew and Virginia Roberts in Tramp nightclub in 2001’ comes forward to Epstein victims lawyer

3 Dec 2019

A BOMBSHELL new witness has come forward saying she saw Prince Andrew and Virginia Roberts together in Tramp nightclub in 2001, according to a lawyer for Jeffrey Epstein’s victims.

Ms Roberts claims she was forced to have sex with the Duke of York after spending the night with him at the London nightclub in March 2001.

Prince Andrew denies the allegations and says he has ‘no recollection’ of ever meeting Ms Roberts.

But Lisa Bloom, a civil rights lawyer representing other sex abuse victims of disgraced US billionaire Jeffrey Esptein, has said a witness has come forward to her backing up Ms Roberts’ version of events.

She said: “I’m representing a witness that says she was there that night in 2001.

“She saw Prince Andrew with Virginia, she remembers it vividly because she was told this is a member of the Royal Family and that was a very big thing to her.

“She was shocked and she saw Virginia there with him.

“I’m going to take her to the FBI, they can investigate her claims and I call on other witnesses to come forward.”

Ms Roberts says she was groomed into becoming a ‘sex slave’ by Jeffrey Epstein and his ex-partner Ghislaine Maxwell after being invited to a job interview for a masseuse role shortly after her 17th birthday.

She claims she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew in London, New York and the US Virgin Islands in 2001.

The 35-year-old told BBC Panorama she was flown by private jet to London where she stayed at the Belgravia home of Ms Maxwell.

It was there she says an infamous picture of Prince Andrew with his arm around her was taken.

The Duke of York claims he was at Pizza Express in Woking taking daughter Beatrice to a party on the night in question and has suggested the picture may have been faked.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10472772/prince-andrew-virginia-roberts-tramp-nightclub/

President Donald Trump has claimed that he does not know Prince Andrew, but a recently resurfaced interview with People from 2000 says otherwise, showing Trump describing Andrew as “a lot of fun to be with.”

He’s not pretentious. He’s a lot of fun to be with,” Trump told People in 2000, speaking of Andrew. The article also states that Trump and Andrew, as well as Trump’s then-girlfriend Melania Knauss, had “chatted” at a Halloween costume party hosted by Heidi Klum in New York City in 2000.

The republished article from People contradicts Trump’s claims from just a day earlier that he does not know Andrew.

“I don’t know Prince Andrew, but it’s a tough story,” Trump said on Tuesday while attending the annual NATO meeting in London. “I don’t know him, no.”

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-claims-he-doesn-t-know-prince-andrew-once-called-n1096081

Donald Trump DENIES knowing Prince Andrew despite chatting with him on state visit THIS YEAR and being pictured with him and Jeffrey Epstein in Palm Beach in 2000

 

  • Trump was grilled by reporters at a press conference at Winfield House today 
  • Asked what he thought about Andrew stepping down he said: ‘I don’t know him’
  • Pair were pictured smiling together at Westminster Abbey during June state visit
  • Pictures also show him with a younger Trump and Melania in Florida in 2000

3 Dec 2019

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7750505/Donald-Trump-denies-knows-Prince-Andrew-despite-picture-them.html

@tnewtondunn

Donald Trump said today, “I don’t know Prince Andrew“. When we interviewed him in July 2018, he told us he played 18 holes of golf with Andrew (and he insisted he won too).

Trump, Prince Andrew, Epstein and Maxwell

Donald Trump wraps his arm around Ghislaine Maxwell at ‘hookers and pimps’ party which Prince Andrew attended

An eyewitness said that Trump and Maxwell appeared to know each other and spent around 15 minutes chatting before she left to go to another party with Andrew.

Andrew also said hello to Donald, they were friends

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7752543/Donald-Trump-poses-Ghislaine-Maxwell-Heidi-Klums-hookers-pimps-themed-party.html


 

@JimMFelton

Trump just said “I don’t know Prince Andrew, but that’s a tough story, it’s a very tough story, I don’t know” Here he is not knowing him at Westminster Abbey, taking a nice stroll on a separate occasion he didn’t know him and finally not knowing him whilst partying with Epstein.

 

Trump attended an Epstein dinner with Prince Andrew


@JustFollowingP3

Lynn Forester de Rothschild also introduced Dershowitz to Epstein. The Rothschilds are neck deep in Epstein. One might speculate this as a contributing factor to why the story cannot be cracked.

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/07/jeffrey-epstein-case-grows-more-grotesque

‘Got some questions about Virginia Roberts’: Prince Andrew’s bombshell 5:50am email to Ghislaine Maxwell just hours after ‘trafficked slave’ said she had sex with the royal is uncovered by BBC probe

  • Virginia Roberts claims she had sex with Duke, which he categorically denies
  • Andrew sent a 5.50am email to Ghislaine Maxwell to say he had ‘specific questions’ about Virginia Roberts, in 2015 after elements of the allegation broke
  • Five other women have claimed Andrew witness Epstein’s sexual abuse
  • Ms Roberts spoke of feeling ‘horrified ashamed and dirty’ after sex with Andrew
  • Andrew has repeatedly and categorically denied any sexual conduct with minors

Prince Andrew sent an email to Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged madam Ghislaine Maxwell at 5.50am to let her know he had ‘specific questions’ about Virginia Roberts in 2015.

Tonight’s BBC Panorama investigation uncovered the email which suggests he asked for Ghislaine Maxwell’s help in responding to Virginia Roberts’ claims he had sex with her when she was 17 and a trafficked ‘sex slave’ of Epstein.

In the email the Prince tells Ghislaine Maxwell: ‘Let me know when we can talk. Got some specific questions to ask you about Virginia Roberts.’

Ghislaine replies: ‘Have some info. Call me when you have a moment.’

The Duke of York sent an email to Ghislaine Maxwell at 5.50am in 2015 to let her know he had ‘specific questions’ about Virginia Roberts after elements of the allegations came to light

The 35-year-old has continually alleged that she was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein and had to have sex with Andrew, which the Duke of York categorically denies.

She told the BBC‘s Panorama in an interview on BBC One at 9pm tonight that ‘The people on the inside are going to keep coming up with these ridiculous excuses – like his arm was elongated or the photo was doctored, or he came to New York to break up with Jeffrey Epstein.

‘I mean, come on, I’m calling BS on this, because that’s what it is.’

Sticking to her story she described feeling ‘horrified, disgusted and ashamed’ after sex with Prince Andrew when she was 17 at the direction of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged madam Ghislaine Maxwell.

The 35-year-old told the BBC tonight that after leaving Tramp nightclub with Prince Andrew: ‘In the car Ghislaine tells me that I have to do for Andrew what I do for Jeffrey.

‘And that made me sick. I didn’t expect it from royalty. I didn’t expect it from someone that people look up to and admire – the royal family.’

She said: ‘There was a bath and it started there and it led into the bedroom. It didn’t last very long the whole entire procedure. It was disgusting.

‘He wasn’t mean or anything. But he got up and said thanks and walked out. And I sat there in bed just felt horrified and ashamed and felt dirty.’

She added: ‘I had just been abused by a member of the royal family.’

She also told the BBC that she knew she ‘had to keep him happy because that’s what Jeffrey and Ghislaine (Maxwell, Epstein’s then-girlfriend) would have expected from me.’

Miss Roberts, now known as Virginia Giuffre, urged the British public to ‘stand up beside me to help me fight this fight’ and ‘not accept this as being OK’.

In the interview with BBC Panorama, she told how Andrew was ‘the most hideous dancer I’ve ever seen in my life’ and ‘his sweat was … raining basically everywhere’.

Miss Roberts’s interview took place before the duke’s appearance on Newsnight.

In the broadcast she revealed she was sexually abused from the age of seven and had run away from home.

She said: ‘ I was abused from a very young age. Seven years old and my childhood was quickly taken away from me.

‘I was just so mentally scarred already at such a young age and I ran away from that. I found nothing on the streets except for hunger and pain and abuse and it was scary, I wanted to get out of it.’

Maxwell replied to say she had ‘some info’ and recommended Andrew telephone her

In moving and at times tearful interviews tonight, Virginia Roberts also said she is ‘calling BS’ on ‘ridiculous excuses’ from ‘people on the inside’ which seek to rubbish her claim of having had sex with Prince Andrew while a teenager trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein, adding, ‘because that’s what it is’.

The 35-year-old has continually alleged that she was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein and had to have sex with Andrew, which the Duke of York categorically denies.

She told the BBC‘s Panorama in an interview on BBC One at 9pm tonight that ‘The people on the inside are going to keep coming up with these ridiculous excuses – like his arm was elongated or the photo was doctored, or he came to New York to break up with Jeffrey Epstein.

‘I mean, come on, I’m calling BS on this, because that’s what it is.’

Sticking to her story she described feeling ‘horrified, disgusted and ashamed’ after sex with Prince Andrew when she was 17 at the direction of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged madam Ghislaine Maxwell.

The 35-year-old told the BBC tonight that after leaving Tramp nightclub with Prince Andrew: ‘In the car Ghislaine tells me that I have to do for Andrew what I do for Jeffrey.

‘And that made me sick. I didn’t expect it from royalty. I didn’t expect it from someone that people look up to and admire – the royal family.’

She said: ‘There was a bath and it started there and it led into the bedroom. It didn’t last very long the whole entire procedure. It was disgusting.

‘He wasn’t mean or anything. But he got up and said thanks and walked out. And I sat there in bed just felt horrified and ashamed and felt dirty.’

She added: ‘I had just been abused by a member of the royal family.’

She also told the BBC that she knew she ‘had to keep him happy because that’s what Jeffrey and Ghislaine (Maxwell, Epstein’s then-girlfriend) would have expected from me.’

Miss Roberts, now known as Virginia Giuffre, urged the British public to ‘stand up beside me to help me fight this fight’ and ‘not accept this as being OK’.

In the interview with BBC Panorama, she told how Andrew was ‘the most hideous dancer I’ve ever seen in my life’ and ‘his sweat was … raining basically everywhere’.

Miss Roberts’s interview took place before the duke’s appearance on Newsnight.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7746893/Virginia-Roberts-describes-horrible-Tramp-night-Prince-Andrew.html

The prince was photographed with Miss Maxwell at several other private functions in the UK and the US that year.

At the wedding of his former girlfriend Aurelia Cecil in Wiltshire in September 2000 and at a ‘Hookers and Pimps’ themed Halloween Party in Manhattan.

And finally, Miss Maxwell and Epstein were seen together at Sandringham in December of that year to attend what the prince has described as a ‘straightforward shooting weekend.’

Early the following year, in the most infamous photo of all, the Duke of York was pictured with his arm around the waist of 17-year-old Virginia Roberts with Miss Maxwell stood in the background.

Ms Roberts, now known as Virginia Giuffre, told BBC’s Panorama on Monday night that she was trafficked to London by Epstein and instructed to have sex with Prince Andrew, prior to the photo being taken in Miss Maxwell’s Belgravia townhouse.

Ms Giuffre told the programme: ‘The people on the inside are going to keep coming up with these ridiculous excuses – like his arm was elongated or the photo was doctored, or he came to New York to break up with Jeffrey Epstein. I mean, come on, I’m calling BS on this, because that’s what it is.’

Duke of York’s meetings with Jeffrey Epstein  since 1990s

– 1990s

Andrew first meets Epstein, reportedly introduced through his friendship with Ghislaine Maxwell, the daughter of newspaper tycoon Robert Maxwell. Andrew welcomes Epstein to the Queen’s private Scottish retreat in Aberdeenshire. Andrew later says he sees Epstein ‘infrequently’, adding ‘probably no more than only once or twice a year’.

– 2000

Andrew and Ms Maxwell are seen on holiday with Epstein at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida. Epstein and Ms Maxwell attend a party at Windsor Castle hosted by the Queen to mark Andrew’s 40th birthday, the Princess Royal’s 50th, the Queen Mother’s 100th and Princess Margaret’s 70th.

– 2001

Virginia Roberts claims to have had sex with Andrew ‘three times, including one orgy’, with the first encounter allegedly taking place in Ms Maxwell’s London townhouse. Ms Roberts claims to have had sex with Andrew on two more occasions, at Epstein’s New York home and at an ‘orgy’ on his private island in the Caribbean.

– 2008

Epstein admits prostituting minors and is sentenced to 18 months in prison.

– 2010

Epstein is released from jail. Andrew is photographed with the disgraced Epstein in New York’s Central Park. Footage emerges years later, reportedly shot on December 6 2010, showing him inside Epstein’s Manhattan mansion, from where he is seen looking out from a large door of the property waving a woman goodbye after Epstein leaves to get into a chauffeur-driven car.

– 2011

The duke quits his role as UK trade envoy after the fallout from the Central Park photos.

– 2015

Buckingham Palace denies Andrew has committed any impropriety after he is named in US court documents related to Epstein. A woman, later named in reports as Ms Roberts, alleges in papers filed in Florida that she was forced to have sex with Andrew when she was 17, which is under the age of consent in the state.

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Andrew, in his first public engagement since he was embroiled in the allegations, responds, saying: ‘Firstly I think I must, and want, for the record, to refer to the events that have taken place in the last few weeks.

‘I just wish to reiterate, and to reaffirm, the statements that have already been made on my behalf by Buckingham Palace.’ In April the claims against Andrew are struck from US civil court records following a federal judge’s ruling.

– 2019

Newly released legal documents show that Johanna Sjoberg, another alleged Epstein victim, claimed Andrew touched her breast while sitting on a couch inside the US billionaire’s Manhattan apartment in 2001. Buckingham Palace said the allegations are ‘categorically untrue’. Epstein is found dead in his jail cell on August 10, having killed himself after being charged with sex trafficking.

Later that month a pilot on Epstein’s private jet claims Andrew was a passenger on past flights with the financier and Ms Roberts. The Sun newspaper reported that David Rodgers said in a testimony released in August that Epstein, Andrew and the-then 17-year-old travelled to the US Virgin Islands on April 11 2001. Buckingham Palace describes the evidence statement as having ‘a number of inconsistencies’ and said that Andrew was on a different continent in some cases.

Following Epstein’s death, a statement from the palace says that Andrew is ‘appalled by the recent reports of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged crimes’. Breaking his silence on the issue for the first time since 2015, Andrew then releases a statement on August 24 saying: ‘At no stage during the limited time I spent with him (Epstein) did I see, witness or suspect any behaviour of the sort that subsequently led to his arrest and conviction.’

On November 16, the prince gave a ‘disastrous’ BBC interview in which he spoke about his friendship with Epstein and addressed allegations of his own sexual conduct. He faced a barrage of criticism following his television appearance, with the royal accused of a lack of empathy with Epstein’s victims.

During the interview, Andrew, questioned by Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis, twice stated his relationship with Epstein, who died in jail while facing sex trafficking charges, had some ‘seriously beneficial outcomes’, giving him the opportunity to meet people and prepare for a future role as a trade envoy. The duke denied he slept with Virginia Giuffre, one of Epstein’s victims, on three separate occasions, twice while she was underage, saying one encounter in 2001 did not happen as he spent the day with his daughter Princess Beatrice, taking her to Pizza Express in Woking for a party.

The same alleged sexual liaison, which the American said began with the royal sweating heavily as they danced at London nightclub Tramp, was factually wrong as the duke said he had a medical condition at the time which meant he did not sweat. He cast doubt on the authenticity of a picture that appears to show Andrew with his arm around the waist of Mrs Giuffre, when a teenager.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7748219/Prince-Andrew-races-Ghislaine-Maxwell-Jeffrey-Epstein-never-seen-photos.html


Gruesome threesome’s Ascot day out: Prince Andrew is seen at the races with Ghislaine Maxwell and paedophile Jeffrey Epstein in never-before-seen photos

  • Prince Andrew was pictured at Royal Ascot with Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell in June 2000 
  • Miss Maxwell, who walks in between the prince and Epstein, is obscured by a woman walking in front of her 
  • Their outing at Ascot was at a time when the prince has claimed he was seeing Epstein once or twice a year
  • It was during this time that Miss Maxwell and Epstein attended Windsor Castle for the prince’s 40th birthday 

Newly unearthed photographs show Prince Andrew‘s friends, billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein and his alleged pimp Ghislaine Maxwell at Ascot racecourse.

Epstein, dressed in a top hat and morning suit, has a grin across his face as he walks with Miss Maxwell and the Duke of York through the heart of the British establishment.

Pictured in June 2000, Prince Andrew had been introduced to Epstein just months before by Miss Maxwell, then known for being the daughter of newspaper tycoon Robert Maxwell.

Miss Maxwell, who walks in between the prince and Epstein, is obscured by the hat of a lady walking in front of her.

It was during this time that Miss Maxwell and Epstein were to attend Windsor Castle, just a few miles from the racecourse, as guests of the prince for his birthday.

The Dance of the Decades, a lavish party hosted by the Queen, celebrated four royal birthdays, including Prince Andrew’s 40th, the Princess Royal’s 50th, the Queen Mother’s 100th and Princess Margaret’s 70th.

In Prince Andrew’s interview with Newsnight last month he said Epstein was there at his invitation, not the Royal Family’s. He added that the financier was Miss Maxwell’s ‘plus one.’

 

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7748219/Prince-Andrew-races-Ghislaine-Maxwell-Jeffrey-Epstein-never-seen-photos.html

 

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Prince Andrew ‘lied’ about Ghislaine Maxwell in BBC Newsnight interview, expert claims

PRINCE ANDREW has resigned from royal duties after his disastrous BBC interview last month – but the Duke of York has been accused of not telling the truth in the interview about his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell.

Dec 2, 2019

During the interview, Andrew spoke about the last time he saw Ms Maxwell, saying: “It was earlier this year funnily enough in the summer, in the spring, summer.” 

“She was here doing some rally.”

When Ms Maitlis asked if the meeting took place after Epstein’s arrest, the Duke said: “No, no, no, no, no, no, no, this was…this was early spring.”

Mr Myers said: “What was absolutely devastating for him, was when Emily Maitlis asked him when he last met Ghislaine Maxwell, who was Epstein’s former girlfriend and alleged madam.

“He couldn’t remember the date, and then he was floundering, saying was it spring, or summer. When was the investigation open? It was definitely before that.

“Now, that’s pretty much been proven to be a lie.

“There are reports that he met her weeks after the investigation had been re-opened into Epstein.

“Potentially, that she had been invited to Buckingham Palace with men in suits.

The inference is that she had turned up to the Palace with a load of lawyers and they were trying to get their story straight.

“These are very, very damaging allegations if they are proven to be correct.”

Ms Maxwell was widely reported to have met Prince Andrew at his private quarters in Buckingham Palace on June 6 this year.

The investigation into Epstein started in February this year, when US prosecutors re-opened the case in to the sex offender and his 2007 plea deal.

However, two weeks before the Buckingham Palace meeting, in May, US prosecutors announced their intention to again pursue prosecution against Epstein. 

He was arrested on July 6, before his death in custody on August 10.

A source told The Sun last month: “The Duke and Ghislaine met at the Palace. She brought four other people with her.

“They were all smartly dressed and looked very official, very serious and business-like. 

There was no way it was a social occasion. They stayed for about two hours.”

They added: “Andrew’s arrogance is breathtaking. To invite a woman accused of such serious wrongdoing into the heart of the Royal Family simply beggars belief.”

Although the FBI reportedly wants to talk with Ms Maxwell, it still remains unclear where in the world she is.

Today, a source has told The Sun: “They have remained constantly in touch by phone and email.

The Duke has an unswerving loyalty to Ghislaine and she is also very loyal to him.

“Ghislaine will do anything to protect the Duke and the feeling is mutual.

“They both share the same view they have done nothing wrong.’

Another question has been raised by the timeline presented by the Duke of York in the BBC interview.

Andrew told Ms Maitlis that he had met Epstein in 1999.

However, Alastair Watson, the prince’s private secretary for nine years until 2012, wrote a letter to The Times in 2011 saying that the two men were introduced in the early Nineties.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/1212011/prince-andrew-news-ghislaine-maxwell-lied-bbc-panorama-spt

 

Crown Princess of Norway apologizes over Jeffrey Epstein meetings, tells Norwegian newspaper Dagens Næringsliv she should have investigated his past more thoroughly

Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway met sex offender Jeffrey Epstein several times, both in the US and in Oslo, Norway, even after he admitted to sex crimes. She apologizes for not investigating his past.

2-12-19

“I never would have associated with Mr. Epstein if I had been aware of the seriousness of the crimes he committed. I should have investigated his past more thoroughly, and I am sorry that I didn’t”, says Crown Princess Mette-Marit in a statement to Dagens Næringsliv, the leading Norwegian business daily.

DN has investigated the Norwegian connections with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who earlier this year committed suicide after being charged with sexual assault and human trafficking.

The investigation revealed that Crown Princess Mette-Marit had a connection to Mr. Epstein. Asked for comment on November 22., the Crown Princess confirmed having been in contact with Mr. Epstein in the statement, distributed December 2.

Epstein and Mette-Marit met several times between 2011 and 2013, after being introduced through mutual acquaintances.

Epstein was charged and served 13 months in prison in 2008, after he admitted to having paid an underage girl for sexual services.

“Through years of work with questions regarding international health issues, I have witnessed first hand the kind of damage sexual assault does to women and children. We all have a responsibility to fight sexual assault, and to support the victims. I wish to express my deepest sympathy and solidarity to the victims of Jeffrey Epstein”, says Mette-Marit in the statement to DN.

Met on vacation

The Royal Palace confirms that the Crown Princess and Mr. Epstein met socially, mostly in the United States. One meeting took place in the Norwegian capitol Oslo.

“One of the meetings took place at Mr. Epstein’s home. The Crown Princess also had a brief meeting with Mr. Epstein while he was in Oslo. There were other people present in all the meetings. When the Crown Princess and the Crown Prince were on vacation in St. Barts in 2012, they ran into Mr. Epstein on the street. Crown Prince Haakon then met Epstein for the first and only time”, says Mrs. Guri Varpe, head of communications at the Royal Palace.

Epstein had several homes, both in New York, Florida and Paris. Royal Palace declined to elaborate in which of these the two met.

According to Mrs. Varpe, neither Crown Princes Mette-Marit nor Crown Prince Haakon were aware of Epstein’s past.

“During the time the Crown Princess had contact with Mr. Epstein, she was not aware of the scope, nor the character of the crimes he had been convicted of, and subsequently served time in jail. She was naturally not aware of the crimes that have been uncovered later”, says Varpe.

Broke with Epstein in 2013

In 2013, the Crown Princess broke all contact with Mr. Epstein.

“In 2013, Mette-Marit chose to conclude her association with Mr. Epstein. Partly, this was because she felt that Mr. Epstein attempted to trade on the relationship he had to the Crown Princess, and use it for his own gain in other relations”, says Mrs. Varpe of the Royal Palace.

The court declined to answer several follow-up questions.

Earlier this year, DN wrote that Mr. Epstein eight or nine years ago attempted to bring at least one Eastern-European woman to Norway. None of the private jets connected to Mr. Epstein are registered as visiting Norway at that time, although Mr. Epstein visited Norway at least once during the 2010s.

Epstein was known for his large network from his base in New York City. Former US President Bill Clinton went on several trips with Epstein, aboard his private jet named Lolita. President Donald Trump has called Epstein his friend, something he later distanced himself from. In the United Kingdom, prince Andrew is facing scrutiny over his friendship with Epstein

https://www.dn.no/utenriks/jeffrey-epstein/mette-marit/slottet/crown-princess-of-norway-apologizes-over-jeffrey-epstein-meetings-tells-norwegian-newspaper-dagens-naringsliv-she-should-have-investigated-his-past-more-thoroughly/2-1-716538


 

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Ghislaine Maxwell’s brother Ian Maxwell:

Ian Maxwell – 1984, he worked as an adviser to the Prince’s Trust

 

MIRROR GROUP NEWSPAPERS plc REPORT … – CiteSeerX

Ian Maxwell is a dual British-French national. He is a former Trustee of The People’s Trust, an Anglo-Greek charitable entity providing micro-funding to new and existing businesses in Greece, an enterprise inspired by the work of HRH The Prince of Wales’ Prince’s Trust to whose Youth Business Initiative Mr Maxwell was seconded for a year in the mid-1980s.

Mr Maxwell’s early career (1978-1991) was in the family publishing and media business (where he was Joint Managing Director of Maxwell Communications Corporation plc and a Director and subsequently Chairman and Publisher of Mirror Group Newspapers plc both of which companies owned substantial assets in the USA (including Macmillan, OAG and the New York Daily News) and internationally including MTV Europe and Pergamon Press). He was also a Director of France’s national TV station, TF1 and Managing Director of The European newspaper.  Following the collapse of the family business on the death of his father, Mr Maxwell has worked in a variety of industries as an entrepreneurial investor and operator including publishing, telecoms and commercial real estate, where he is currently active in the purpose built student accommodation (PBSA) sector in the UK and in Europe.

http://www.cojit.org/ian-maxwell/

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CHLOE DELEVINGNE:

Went to STOWE SCHOOL

Her mum is close friends with FERGIE

Her sister, Cara, has a VIP godfather: NICHOLAS COLERIDGE, Condé Nast (Tatler, Vanity Fair, Vogue)

Coleridge may be Chloe’s godfather, too

Coleridge and his wife are in GHISLAINE MAXWELL’s Black Book

 

Watch out! Fergie’s gone on holiday with Kate Moss: Pair enjoy break in Greece with model’s boyfriend and Hong Kong tycoon’s family

When choosing a holiday companion, it’s best to stick to friends with whom you have a lot in common.

So it’s perhaps not surprising that fun-loving Sarah, Duchess of York, has opted for a summer jaunt with sybaritic supermodel Kate Moss.

The pair are holidaying in Greece along with the model’s 29-year-old toyboy boyfriend Count Nikolai von Bismarck and Hong Kong tycoon Sir David Tang and his family.

From left to right, meet Kate and Fergie’s shipmates…

WHO’S WHO IN THE MOTLEY CREW

From left to right, meet Kate and Fergie’s shipmates…

Count Nikolai von Bismarck, 29: The great-great-grandson of German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck who is said to drink goat’s blood for fun. Previously linked with Cara Delevingne, Pixie Geldof and Princess Beatrice. A photographer by profession, he met Kate through the fashion industry.

Nikolai, who is called ‘Nick Nock’ by his brothers, has been living at Kate’s house since her split from musician Jamie Hince.

Kate was sporting a large sapphire and diamond ring on her left hand last week as she enjoyed a meal out in North London with Nikolai, prompting rumours that she might be engaged. Moss has long been close friends with Nikolai’s mother Debonnaire, and is believed to have a portrait of the countess in her home.

Kate Moss, 42.

Ed Tang: Sir David Tang’s son is a former pupil of £34,000-a-year Stowe School who works at Sotheby’s.

John Auerbach: Founder and chairman of Eloquii, the online retailer offering women’s plus-size clothing.

Chris Owen: Lawyer husband of Victoria, Sir David Tang’s daughter.

Victoria Tang: daughter of Sir David, married Owen in Beijing in 2014 with the Duchess of York among the congregation.

Sir David Tang, 62: Hong Kong entrepreneur founded Dorchester restaurant China Tang, fashion brand Shanghai Tang and China Exchange, a debating salon. The philanthropist and bon viveur is one of London’s best connected men, with homes in London, Essex and China. He came here aged 13, not speaking a word of English, and became a multi-millionaire. Not bad for a schoolboy who failed his English O-level six times. He says: ‘I’m everyone’s token Chinese friend.’

Lila Grace, 13 (face not shown): Kate Moss’s daughter by Jefferson Hack.

Lila’s friend (face not shown)

LUCY TANG: Sir David’s second wife.

Man with his arm around Fergie: Unidentified.

Duchess of York, 56.

 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3720899/Fergie-s-gone-holiday-Kate-Moss-Pair-enjoy-break-Greece-model-s-boyfriend-Hong-Kong-tycoon-s-family.html

 

@JamesRusbridger

NSPCC 2006

The Bamfords

Mandelson

Rothschild Fndtn

The Bransons

Gerald Ronson

Matthew Freud & ex wife

Wafic Said & wife

Champneys

Rodney Walker

Joanna Lumley

John Caudwell

Esther Rantzen

=Epstein Black Book

Jimmy Savile’s luxury seaside flat is bought by anti-child abuse campaigner
Sir Rodney Walker, formerly of the NSPCC, has bought the Scarborough apartment to use as a holiday home for his family
 
Sir Rodney Walker with former Labour minister Kate Hoey at a Leicester City match 
Talking about his work when he was vice-chairman of the NSPCC campaign, he explained: “I raised £25 million for the NSPCC Full Stop appeal and they were generous enough to make me a life member.

Prince Andrew led the Full Stop Campaign

Kate Hoey has worked for football clubs including: Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Queens Park Rangers, Chelsea and Brentford, as an educational advisor.

Before entering Parliament, she was educational adviser to Arsenal FC from 1985 to 1989.
 
Next-door estate neighbours: Rose Cholmondeley, the Marchioness of Cholmondeley, and the Duchess of Cambridge in 2016

Who’s who in the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s ‘Turnip Toff’ set?

With neighbouring estates, the Cambridges and the Cholmondeleys were destined to become friends (or enemies). Society beautyRose was a political researcher for both Kate Hoey and Michael Gove before she married David Rocksavage, Lord Great Chamberlain of England – a descendent of Robert Walpole
 
Former MP Kate Hoey  was a trustee of Outward Bound
 
Brexiteer

Prominent Labour MP and Brexiteer Kate Hoey has suffered a vote of no confidence from her local constituency members for “reneging” on general election commitments to oppose a hard Brexit.

Party activists in her south London seat of Vauxhall, which voted overwhelmingly to Remain at the European Union referendum, passed the motion on Thursday evening for the party to remove the whip from Ms Hoey.

Delegates accused Ms Hoey, who has represented the area for nearly three decades, of “collaborating” with the Conservatives and “colluding with Nigel Farage”.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/kate-hoey-vote-no-confidence-brexiteer-labour-vauxhall-mp-a8466001.html

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“Corbyn supporters are fixated with Israel’s destruction” –Simon Sebag Montefiore

He is in Ghislaine’s BlackBook with wife Santa—whom he wed at LJS synagogue Evelyn & Lynn Rothschild’s wedding at LJS was Witnessed by Prince Andrew and Lord Mandelson

Simon Sebag Montefiore. ‘At the start of the 19th century, Montefiore’s great-great-uncle, Sir Moses Montefiore, was an international financier who worked with the Rothschild family.’

Replying to

Total lie. Wasn’t witnessed by those people at all.

Replying to

Richard Kay was given inaccurate information?

People associated with LJS Synagogue (St John’s Wood Synagogue): • Evelyn & Lynn de Rothschild () • Jessica de Rothschild • Simon & Santa Sebag Montefiore () •Esther Rantzen • Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis • Melanie Phillips

​Article below about Simon Montefiore written by Vicky Ward

Vick Ward – writer linked to Epstein
Many people named in article are listed in Epstein’s black book.

History in the Making

Settling down didn’t come naturally to Simon Sebag Montefiore, the English banking scion with a playboy reputation who gave up finance for war reporting. Then he met the woman he knew he couldn’t let slip away, and started producing a series of acclaimed histories. Our correspondent drops in on the toast of London as he is fêted for his latest prize-winning book, Young Stalin.

By

January 22, 2008

On a rainy Monday evening in London last May, several hundred royals, politicians, socialites, journalists, intellectuals, and leading businessmen gathered inside the Bond Street jewelry store Asprey to toast the U.K. launch of Young Stalin, a biography of the early years of the Soviet dictator, by the prize-winning English historian Simon Sebag Montefiore. The book went on to become a best-seller in the U.K., winning the prestigious Costa award for biography this month. Miramax and Ruby Films, in a deal with Film4, have bought the film rights and signed John Hodge, the screenwriter of Trainspotting, to write the script. The book was published in October in the U.S.

Santa made a glamorous hostess. A tall, graceful blonde, she was dressed in a slim-fitting, knee-length black Prada cocktail dress. Diamonds sparkled in her earlobes and around her neck as she greeted guests and made introductions, at one point bringing Prince and Princess Michael of Kent over to meet Simon’s boxing instructor, Stewart Taylor.

Santa, it is well known, is a close friend of Prince Charles’s—her parents, Hampshire landowners Charles and Patty Palmer-Tomkinson, have skied with him for 30 years. Guests at the party included British shadow minister for housing Michael Gove and Sir David Frost. Also on hand were writers such as Lady Antonia Fraser, Alain de Botton, Philip Kerr, and the Honorable William Shawcross. The publisher Lord George Weidenfeld came; so did Luke Johnson, the head of Britain’s Channel4 network, and Alan Parker, the head of the Brunswick Group, the financial-P.R. behemoth.

Andrew Neil, chief executive of The Spectator magazine and a political commentator on television, stood with friends in a corner.

Around 7:30 p.m. Kate Middleton, Prince William’s on-again, off-again (now on) 25-year-old girlfriend, walked into the crush accompanied by her younger sister, Pippa. She made straight for her hosts, and Santa deftly tucked the star guest into a niche by the bar and protected her.
‘Only the Montefiores could have given a book party as glamorous as this,” said one guest. Lord Weidenfeld explained the couple’s unique appeal: “There’s really no one else in London now who is at the nexus of so many worlds.”
Montefiore’s personal allure stems not just from his intellectual accomplishments but also from his raffish charm. “He is the best lunch date in London,” says his friend the Honorable Hannah Rothschild, another writer. “His gossip is so clever, ranging through centuries and across all sections of society.”
 

In December 2006, the Montefiores hosted a private dinner party for eight, including the Prince of Wales and his wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall. Also at the Montefiore’s new Kensington house were two young Conservative politicians, David Cameron, the Tory leader, and Michael Gove—then the shadow secretary of state for children, schools, and families—and their wives.

Afterward the dinner was reported in the British newspapers, which noted that Cameron and the Prince, both active environmentalists, had gotten on extremely well. What was not mentioned was that the Montefiores were probably the only couple in England in a position to make such an introduction in such an informal setting.

(Simon is related to Gwyneth Paltrow through his great-grandmother, a Paltrovitch.)
 
When he met Santa, Simon had a reputation for being something of a playboy; his girlfriends had included the models Koo Stark, who had dated Prince Andrew, and Nicola Formby. Back then, “Sebag” dabbled in work as a war correspondent in places such as Chechnya, Georgia, and Estonia.

Until he met Santa, Simon was what some might call a “late bloomer.” The youngest of four brothers, he attended Harrow, the private boys’ school, then Cambridge. Upon graduating, he toyed with various careers. During his 20s he busied himself in London and New York as an investment banker for Credit Suisse First Boston, then for a smaller boutique firm, Ansbacher Investment Management.

David Tang, the U.K. fashion magnate, who was made Lord Tang this year, recalls how Ansbacher once assigned Simon to meet him at J.F.K. airport first thing in the morning. Simon never showed.

Simon quit banking and moved on to journalism. In December 1996 he made headlines when he interviewed the Spice Girls, then at the height of their fame and known for their motto, “Girl Power.” He got the group to admit to being supporters of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher.
His wedding:
 
The ceremony, at the Liberal Jewish Synagogue, in London’s St. John’s Wood, made the front pages of the British newspapers. It was the first event publicly attended by both Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles (though they arrived and left separately). Among the 400 guests were Sir David Frost, an old family friend of the Palmer-Tomkinsons’; Stephen Fry; Conrad Black; and Koo Stark.

The marriage has remained as atypical as it began, with Simon taking off intermittently on trips to Russia, Georgia, or Israel for research, or to the U.S., at the encouragement of his wife, who likens him to a horse who should not be constrained—particularly when she sees telltale signs of restlessness and depression. “I can tell when he needs another trip,” she says, “because he gets impossible to live with, and he gets snappy—he gets moody and he gets caged in. Then I say, ‘Go someplace—go to America or wherever.’

“I am the least possessive person. We don’t own anybody; we married, but it doesn’t mean that I own him,” she adds. “I haven’t looked at a man since I married him, I really have not looked at another man. Sebag looks at every woman on the street, but that’s just the way it is.”

To Simon’s delight, their rear windows provide views into the gardens of the mansions in what is known colloquially as Millionaires’ Row. The houses, former embassies, are now almost all owned by Russian oligarchs. Montefiore’s books are admired by the likes of Sir Elton John and Sir Mick Jagger, who wanted to produce a movie of Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar. Lord Tang, now a close friend, calls Simon “third time lucky.” Is this how he sees himself?

History in the Making


 

Prince Andrew: Demands grow for probe into Duke’s business affairs

PRINCE ANDREW should be subjected to a Parliamentary inquiry after an exposé into his business affairs, politicians said yesterday. A trail of emails appeared to show that the Duke of York allegedly exploited his taxpayer-funded role as Britain’s trade envoy to help a multimillionaire financier with whom he co-owned an offshore fund in the British Virgin Islands tax haven.

Prince Andrew: Demands grow for probe into Duke’s business affairs

David Rowland, who decided not to take up his post as Conservative Party treasurer gave £40,000 to Kate Waddington, the Duchess’s former aide, it has emerged.

The Duchess apologised for a “gigantic error of judgment” in allowing the Duke’s friend, Jeffrey Epstein, a convicted paedophile, to pay off £15,000 of her £5 million debts.

The Duke, who was guest of honour when Mr Rowland opened a bank in Luxembourg two years ago, was last night forced to deny soliciting the payment from the property magnate.

 

Exposed: The damning details of Prince Andrew’s deals with tax haven tycoons… so does THIS help explain how he funds his billionaire lifestyle?

  • Duke of York plugged private Luxembourg-based bank on official trade missions
  • The Prince allowed financier David Rowland to insert meetings into trade tours
  • Andrew co-owned a business with Rowlands in a secretive Caribbean tax haven 
  • Was to be used to lure Prince’s Royal contacts to invest in tax-free offshore fund

Prince Andrew (right) with David Rowland at the financier’s luxury home on the island of Guernsey

Scandal-hit Prince Andrew is plunged deeper into crisis today by a devastating exposé of his business activities by The Mail on Sunday.

We can reveal how the Duke of York repeatedly exploited his taxpayer-funded role as Britain’s trade envoy to work behind the scenes for his close friend, the controversial multi-millionaire financier David Rowland.

Bombshell emails reveal that while on official trade missions meant to promote UK business, Andrew was quietly plugging a private Luxembourg-based bank for the super-rich, owned by Rowland and his family.

In an astonishing conflict of interests, the Prince allowed the Rowlands to shoehorn meetings into his official trade tours so they could expand their bank and woo powerful and wealthy clients.

He also passed them private government documents they had no right to see. It can also be revealed that, at the time, Andrew co-owned a business with the Rowlands in a secretive Caribbean tax haven.

It was to be used to lure the Prince’s wealthy Royal contacts to invest in a tax-free offshore fund. One email exchange reveals that when Andrew was facing the sack from his envoy role because of the Jeffrey Epstein scandal, Rowland’s son and business lieutenant, Jonathan, suggested their commercial activities could continue ‘under the radar’. Andrew responded: ‘I like your thinking.’

The devastating revelations come as the Duke faces mounting questions about how he funds his opulent lifestyle. They follow in the wake of his car-crash TV interview about his links to Epstein, the financier and convicted sex offender who died in jail this summer while awaiting trial for trafficking underage girls.

He will face further pressure tomorrow when an interview with Virginia Roberts, one of Epstein’s victims, airs on BBC1’s Panorama. Ms Roberts, who now uses her married surname Giuffre, claims she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew when she was 17 – although he has always strenuously denied her claims.

Financier David Rowland arrives at Princess Eugenie’s wedding to Jack Brooksbank

She tells the show: ‘It was a really scary time in my life. He knows what happened, I know what happened. And there’s only one of us telling the truth.’

Last night, former MP Norman Baker called for Prince Andrew to be stripped of his HRH title following this newspaper’s investigation into his business links.

And Chris Bryant, who was a Foreign Office Minister at the time Andrew held his trade envoy role, demanded a parliamentary inquiry into the Duke’s business behaviour, which he called ‘morally offensive’. ‘It all just stinks,’ said Mr Bryant. ‘I don’t think he has ever been able to draw a distinction between his own personal interest and the national interest. It’s morally offensive. Either the Foreign Affairs Committee or the Public Accounts Committee should launch an inquiry into this.’

Nigel Mills, a Tory member of the Public Accounts Committee before the Election was called, also demanded an inquiry, adding: ‘He clearly was never fit to hold that office.

‘Anyone in public life knows these rules about separating your own interests from those of the job you are doing. What he is doing here isn’t even close to the line – it’s a million miles over it.’

David Rowland, a 74-year-old property tycoon, was a tax exile for decades and helped pay off Sarah Ferguson’s huge debts.

He quit as Tory Party treasurer shortly after he was appointed in 2010 amid controversy surrounding his business affairs.

Leaked emails from Jonathan Rowland also claim Andrew was due to take a financial stake in the Rowland family bank he was secretly helping to promote.

The MoS has also learned that in August, a whistleblower personally emailed Prince Charles and warned him about his brother’s troubling business links with David Rowland.

Our investigation reveals for the first time how:

  • Prince Andrew had a 40 per cent stake in a firm based in the British Virgin Islands called Inverness Asset Management that was in existence until March this year;
  • A document reveals that ‘contacts’ of the company – including Royal families, heads of state, government institutions and wealthy individuals – would be targeted as potential investors in a separate investment fund to be based in the Cayman Islands and promising a tax-free income;
  • Prince Andrew allowed Jonathan Rowland to accompany him on a taxpayer-funded trade mission to China which Mr Rowland then used to plug his family’s bank. The Duke invited Rowland to choose which meetings he wanted to attend;
  • Rowland inserted into Andrew’s China schedule a meeting with Louis Cheung, the president of Ping An, the world’s largest insurance company, worth an estimated £171 billion, and proposed that they could become business partners;

  • In an astonishing breach of protocol, Andrew’s aide, Amanda Thirsk, handed the Rowlands a Foreign Office diplomatic cable intended only for government officials that contained details of Andrew’s one-to-one conversations with senior Chinese politicians;
  • On another occasion, Andrew demanded a private briefing memo from Treasury chiefs about the Icelandic financial crisis, then passed it to the Rowlands. Months earlier, they had bought part of a collapsed Icelandic bank in a £86 million deal;
  • Andrew also took Jonathan Rowland on an official trade mission to Saudi Arabia where the pair met Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abulaziz al Saud, the second son of the country’s current monarch. Following that meeting, Mr Rowland told the Saudi royal, via an aide, that Andrew was considering becoming a partner in his family’s bank and asked him if he would like a stake in it, too;
  • In one exchange of emails with the Saudi Prince, Mr Rowland boasted that he acted as a middle man not just for Prince Andrew but for the British Royal Family;
  • During another taxpayer-funded trade trip, Prince Andrew lobbied the King of Bahrain about the Rowlands’ plan to open an offshoot of their bank in the Middle Eastern country. He later telephoned an official to help get the potentially lucrative venture off the ground.

The devastating revelations come just weeks after Andrew was stripped of his Royal duties amid anger over his links to Epstein and his calamitous BBC interview.

There are also suggestions that Andrew may have to resign his role leading Pitch@Palace, his pet project which matches investors with tech start-up companies, after it emerged he was entitled to a two per cent share of any investment deal struck.

He says he has never taken advantage of that clause. The son of a scrap metal dealer, David Rowland, whose nickname is ‘Spotty’, made his first million aged 24 and went on to amass a property and investment fortune worth a reported £612 million. He and his son Jonathan are ranked 226th in the Sunday Times Rich List

Andrew and publicity-shy David Rowland have been friends since at least 2005. That year, the Prince unveiled a bronze statue of the financier in the grounds of Havilland Hall, Mr Rowland’s sprawling estate in Guernsey. In 2009, Andrew publicly launched the Rowlands’ bank in Luxembourg.

Bought from the ashes of a collapsed Icelandic financial institution, it was renamed Banque Havilland, after Mr Rowland’s Channel Island home. It offered discreet private banking services for the world’s billionaires.

Mr Rowland was invited to Balmoral as Andrew’s guest in 2010 and reportedly met the Queen and had tea with Prince Charles. Four months later, Mr Rowland paid £40,000 to help clear the massive debts of the Duke’s former wife Sarah Ferguson.

Last night, Norman Baker, a former MP who recently published a damning book about Royal finances, said last night: ‘This is outrageous behaviour by Prince Andrew. Any Minister who behaved in this way would be summarily sacked. Even an MP who behaved in this way would face questions from the Commons Standards Committee. We have all had enough of Prince Andrew. He should have his HRH designation removed. As far as I am concerned he should be persona non grata and not be seen in any way to represent this country.’

The MoS approached Buckingham Palace with the results of our investigation last Monday, detailing 24 questions for the Duke.

Six days later, the Palace issued the following statement: ‘The Duke was the UK’s Special Representative for International Trade and Investment between 2001 and July 2011 and in that time the aim, and that of his office, was to promote Britain and British interests overseas, not the interests of individuals.’

The Duke did not provide a comment for publication, and the Rowlands declined to comment for legal reasons.

A secretive Caribbean tax haven and an investment fund for the Duke of York’s super rich contacts. So does this help explain how he funds his billionaire lifestyle?

Prince Andrew and his friend, the controversial property tycoon David Rowland, jointly owned a company in a secretive Caribbean tax haven that was to be used to cash in on the Duke’s Royal and political connections.

An extraordinary document, seen by The Mail on Sunday, reveals how the firm was registered in the British Virgin Islands with a plan to persuade Prince Andrew’s wealthy ‘contacts’ to sink millions of pounds into an offshore investment fund – promising them tax-free income.

Our revelation raises troubling questions about the Prince’s mysterious finances, which have come under intense scrutiny in the wake of his public humiliation over his links with Jeffrey Epstein, the billionaire sex offender.

There have been questions about the source of Andrew’s wealth because his only official income amounted to a £20,000-a-year Royal Navy pension and a reported £249,000 paid privately each year by the Queen to run his official office.

For a decade, the Duke of York worked full-time as Britain’s roving ‘trade ambassador’, sent on taxpayer-funded trips aimed at encouraging foreign investment in UK companies.

The official role enabled Andrew to travel the globe, rubbing shoulders with wealthy business leaders, sprinkling his Royal stardust on influential politicians and heads of state.

Now it can be revealed that at the same time as carrying out his Government-backed duties, the Queen’s second son was in business with former British tax-exile Rowland and his son Jonathan.

Worth a reported £612 million, the pair head a sprawling family business empire.

David Rowland owns the largest private estate in Guernsey, which boasts a huge bronze statue of the financier unveiled by Prince Andrew. Nicknamed ‘Spotty’ after becoming a millionaire by the youthful age of 24, David Rowland was once described as being ‘like an older surrogate brother’ to the Duke.

Nine years ago, the cigar-loving tycoon stumped up £40,000 to help pay off the vast debts of Andrew’s ex-wife Sarah Ferguson. The Rowlands’ plan, according to a document seen by this newspaper, was to woo the super-rich contacts Andrew amassed using his Royal status into investing millions of pounds in the potentially lucrative offshore fund.

David Rowland makes no secret of the fact that he has acted as a financial adviser to Andrew. But the detailed five-page business prospectus reveals for the first time that the Prince held a 40 per cent stake in a company owned by Rowland’s family business, Blackfish Capital Management.

Called Inverness Asset Management (IAM), it was rethigistered in the British Virgin Islands, a stunning paradise playground for billionaires and one of the world’s most notorious tax havens.

IAM was set up, the document says, because of the ‘very long’ and ‘successful’ relationship between ‘DR [David Rowland] and HRH Prince Andrew.’

The Duke of York also enjoys the title the Earl of Inverness. The company was to target super rich investors, many of whom Andrew would have met during his globetrotting trade role and official Royal duties, and persuade them to put money into a fund structured in the Cayman Islands, another tax haven.

Only those with at least $ 1million (£775,000) to spare would be allowed to invest in the scheme called The Blackfish Money Plus+ Fund. The product was not to be sold to the ‘wider public’.

The 2007 document goes on to explain a plan to exploit ‘contacts of IAM, consisting of Royal Families, HNW [high net worth] families, Heads of State and Government institutions.’

The revelation that Andrew was involved in a company seeking investment into a controversial tax haven will heap more pressure on the beleaguered Prince – especially given his role between 2001 and 2011 was to promote British firms and inward investment into the UK.

Secrecy surrounding businesses’ activities in the British Virgin Islands make it impossible to know if the venture ever made any money for Andrew, or if the Blackfish Money Plus+ Fund ever operated.

But The Mail on Sunday has discovered that IAM existed until March this year.

Serious questions have been raised about how Andrew funds his extravagant lifestyle after he told Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis in his damaging BBC interview last month that his tawdry association with billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein had been a ‘very useful’ entree into a world awash with wealthy and glamorous business people.

The Prince seemed to infer that the people Epstein introduced him to could assist with his official trade role. However, it has been suggested they also had the ability to enhance his own personal business interests.

Since leaving the Royal Navy in 2001, according to reports, Andrew has leveraged his Royal status and the wealthy contacts made during the course of official work on behalf of British taxpayers to act as a facilitator, helping businessmen set up lucrative deals all over the world.

If so, the deals and the commission he earned on them have remained secret but last week were cited as an explanation as to how Andrew appears to have amassed enormous wealth.

On Sunday, in a highly unusual intervention, a friend attempted to lay to rest suggestions that Andrew had exploited his Royal status to secure multimillion pound commissions.

The friend told The Sunday Times: ‘The fact is that all his wealth ultimately derives from gifts from the Queen and none of it comes from business dealings… he has never earned or expected any introduction fees or commissions for arranging or fixing business deals either while acting as a UK trade envoy or at any other point in his life.’

However, in recent years, ‘Air Miles’ Andy, as he has been nicknamed, has lived like a billionaire, holidaying on luxury yachts and travelling the world by helicopter and private jet.

No doubt he has enjoyed the free hospitality of some of his wealthy friends but in addition to this a total of £7.5 million has been spent refurbishing Royal Lodge, his spacious home in Windsor.

And in 2014, he and his ex-wife acquired a £13 million luxury lodge in the exclusive Swiss ski resort of Verbier. Called Chalet Helora, it has seven bedrooms, living rooms bedecked with furs and antiques, a 650 sq ft indoor swimming pool, sauna and sun terrace.

Guests have previously rented it out for £22,000 a week, and neighbouring homes are owned by Sir Richard Branson, the singer James Blunt and a host of ski-loving billionaires.

Today, Andrew boasts a collection of expensive wristwatches including several Rolexes and Cartiers, a £150,000 Patek Philippe and a £12,000 Apple Watch.

A small fleet of cars includes a new green Bentley. Quite how he has funded all this has never been clear. At the very least, his involvement in the offshore fund and his links to the mega-rich Rowlands offer yet another possible explanation.

Last night, Andrew faced criticism for his involvement in a firm in a tax haven while he was working as Britain’s trade ambassador.

There have been serious concerns over the lack of transparency in the financial service sector in places such as the British Virgin Islands. Earlier this year, the Tax Justice Network pressure group ranked 64 countries based on how much tax avoidance they enabled, taking into account the size of their economies.  The British Virgin Islands topped the list.

The proposed fund made no secret of the tax-free profits on offer. The document leaked to The Mail on Sunday says: ‘Income is tax-free so far as the Fund is concerned.’

It added: ‘Money Plus+ Funds will appeal to investors seeking security of capital, low risk and active management of their cash deposits.’

The document makes clear that Blackfish is looking for ‘an established international bank’ to become its partner in managing the fund.

As well as introducing clients, IAM would also act as a ‘co-adviser’ to the fund. Company records from the British Virgin Islands, obtained by The Mail on Sunday, show that Inverness Asset Management was registered in the tax haven in April 2007.

Its address was listed as a PO Box in ‘Sea Meadow House’ in Road Town, the capital of the BVI. The company was only dissolved in March this year.

The leaked document also shows that the Blackfish Capital Money Plus+ Fund was due to be structured in a type of company in the Cayman Islands known as a segregated portfolio company (SPC). Company records obtained by this newspaper show that five different SPCs were registered between November 2006 and March 2008 in the Cayman Islands with ‘Blackfish Capital’ and ‘Fund’ in their titles.

It is unknown, however, whether any of these included the Blackfish Money Plus+ Fund.

Chris Bryant, a former Foreign Office Minister in Gordon Brown’s government, said the revelation of Andrew’s stake in IAM is more damaging than the disclosure in the 2017 ‘Paradise Papers’ that money from the Queen’s private estate had been invested in a Cayman Islands fund.

‘This is far more significant because it is a senior member of the Royal Family engaged in offshore shenanigans,’ he said. ‘The word that comes to mind is entitlement, really. Because he is a Duke, he can get away with anything.’

The Duke of York declined to provide a comment for publication. Jonathan Rowland declined to comment for legal reasons.


The scrap dealer’s son who met Queen at Balmoral

For David ‘Spotty’ Rowland, a visit to Balmoral to meet the Queen in the summer of 2010 marked the peak of his social ascent.

Mr Rowland’s host that day was his old friend Prince Andrew, who, having introduced him to his mother, found a secluded spot on the Deeside estate for the two men to have lunch.

Perhaps the secretive property magnate, then 65, allowed himself a moment of reflection as he drank in his surroundings.

In addition to counting Royalty among his acquaintances, he was one of the richest men in Britain and, as the Tories most generous benefactor – he once paid £20,000 for a portrait of then Prime Minister David Cameron – had just been appointed party treasurer.

For David Rowland (pictured at 26), a visit to Balmoral to meet the Queen in the summer of 2010 marked the peak of his social ascent

Not bad for a scrap metal dealer’s son from South London who left school without a single qualification.

But just nine days after his Balmoral sojourn (Andrew’s paedophile friend Jeffrey Epstein was given a similar tour six years earlier), Mr Rowland quit before he could take up his new Tory post.

It followed media scrutiny of his business dealings and colourful private life, and fears he might tarnish the party’s reputation.

Ironically, it was his links to Royalty, along with his cash, that had reassured party chiefs when doubts about his suitability first emerged.

Starting his working life as an office boy, he bought his first house at 18, sold it, bought another one, sold that and formed his own property company.

By the time he was 23, he had made his first million and he floated his company, Fordham, on the Stock Exchange a year later.

The precocious entrepreneur was dubbed ‘Spotty’ because of his relative youth and lingering acne – and the nickname stuck.

His business activities frequently kept him in the headlines. He was one of the first financiers to spot the potential money-making value of top soccer clubs, and was the secret figure behind the £800,000 takeover of Edinburgh Hibernian, parent company of Hibs football club in the Scottish capital, in 1987.

But the deal turned sour when the company went into receivership – after having asked thousands of fans to plough their money into the club.

In addition, he used one of his trusts to buy the upmarket estate agents Chesterton, which later also went into receivership after 200 years of trading.

His UK interests were first controlled by companies in the Bahamas and Panama before they were transferred under the aegis of family trusts to the tax haven of Guernsey, where Mr Rowland occupies the island’s largest privately owned estate.

His critics speak of his vainglory, which peaked with him erecting a statue of himself outside his mansion, Havilland Hall, and unveiled by Prince Andrew. Who else?

Members of the Royal Family visiting the island have always stayed at Government House, official home of the Lieutenant Governor. On this occasion, 2005, Andrew stayed with the Rowlands. The official explanation was that ‘it was going to be a late night’.

How the two men first became friends is not known, but, as with Epstein, there is a strong symbiotic element to the relationship. One friend of the Prince said: ‘Rowland is like an older surrogate brother to Andrew.’

Like Epstein, Mr Rowland once came to the rescue of the Duchess of York, paying £40,000 to help clear her debts.

The two men appeared publicly together in 2009. This time it was the Duke of York’s services that were required. He unveiled his friend’s latest acquisition, the Luxembourg arm of an Icelandic bank he snapped up after it succumbed to the international financial crash.

It was renamed Banque Havilland after his mansion. At the time Andrew said: ‘In the past I have had the pleasure to meet and work with the Rowland family in the framework of my functions and I wish the family every success in this new business venture.’

Further links surfaced in 2011 when The Mail on Sunday revealed that the two men secretly flew to Libya together when the Prince met Colonel Gaddafi.

Having built a £730 million fortune, Mr Rowland was a tax exile for more than 30 years but returned to the UK before the 2010 General Election so he could pump £2.7 million into the Tories’ campaign war chest.

Jonathan Rowland, 44, the second of David’s eight children from two marriages, inherited his father’s entrepreneurial flair.

He left school at 16 but seized the opportunity of the dotcom boom of the late 1990s to make £42 million from an internet investment company called JellyWorks. At one point its shares rose 2,000 per cent in a few days.

He tried to repeat the success in 2011 with JellyBook. He launched the investment firm at that year’s Monaco Grand Prix, chartering a 161ft yacht with Italian marble floors to schmooze clients.

The business later had to be wound down after Jonathan suffered a stroke in 2013.


Blackfish Money Plus+ Fund

IAM is a company owned 60 per cent by Blackfish and 40 per cent by HRH Prince Andrew.

Blackfish will work with IAM marketing the funds. Introductions will largely be from contacts of

IAM, consisting of Royal Families, HNW families and Heads of State and government institutions. Income is tax free.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7742249/EXPOSED-Prince-Andrews-deals-tax-haven-tycoons.html

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7742275/Prince-Andrew-used-position-Britains-trade-envoy-help-tycoon-plug-private-bank.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ico=taboola_feed

Before the election, the Conservatives were dogged by stories about the tax affairs of their deputy chairman and former treasurer, Lord Ashcroft. It seems they never learn, says Andrew Pierce in the Daily Mail. Their new treasurer is another former tax exile whose past business dealings make “Ashcroft seem like a nun”. No doubt David “Spotty” Rowland’s financial expertise and donations (nearly £3m so far) are welcome, but Labour’s attack-dogs are salivating at the thought of him taking up the post in October.

The son of a south London scrap-metal dealer, Rowland, 65, is “a legendary City figure”, says The Times. He left school without qualifications. But, by the age of 23 (when he had barely outgrown his teenage acne – hence the nickname), he had already made his first million as a property wheeler-dealer. A year later, he floated his company and headed for tax exile, living in Paris, then Monte Carlo, before settling down in Guernsey.

Rowland swiftly emerged as one of the most colourful deal-makers of the 1970s and 1980s. His speciality was aggressive corporate raids. Many saw him as a budding Jimmy Goldsmith, noted Forbes in 1989, when Rowland was laying siege to Sir Terence Conran’s Storehouse Group. There were certainly parallels in their private lives (like Goldsmith, Rowland had a domestic ménage, maintaining families with both his wife and mistress). But he wasn’t known for his “finesse” so much as for his “commercial instincts and quick reactions”. Several of his acquisitions (including the upmarket estate agency Chestertons, which was later placed in receivership) came unstuck.

It was Rowland’s activities abroad that proved most controversial. In 1989, he used his listed investment vehicle, Inoco, to acquire a controlling 34% stake in Gulf Resources (a US oil explorer and industrial smelter) from the Barclay brothers. He inherited an environmental disaster: pollution from a decommissioned lead smelter in Idaho had contaminated the area. But, as a series of lawsuits later alleged, instead of using Gulf’s funds to clear up the mess, Rowland diverted tens of millions of dollars into a property deal in New Zealand, before selling out of the company altogether.

Rowland is not without vanity: he commissioned a life-sized statue of himself in Guernsey. But, in recent years, he’s been happy to let his son, Jonathan, front most of his deals. The latter’s listed internet incubator, Jellyworks (once valued at £240m), was a prominent victim of the dotcom crash. But father and son have spent the past decade steadily growing their wealth, which The Sunday Times now puts at £730m.

https://moneyweek.com/30778/david-rowland-city-wheeler-dealer-back-from-exile-49535/

Son Jonathan Rowland

Known for his complicated holding structures and his predilection for offshore tax trusts, Mr Rowland senior appeared to conjure cash from the most unlikely investments.

Over the years his various companies had a 23% stake in the defence group Vickers, 6% of Pleasurama, which later became Rank, 5% of Lord Saatchi’s vehicle Megalomedia and 35% of the oil firm Gulf Resources and Chemicals, which was bought from equally reclusive Monaco residents the Barclay brothers.

Until the end of last year he held 20% of Aim-listed building services firm Artisan, run by entrepreneur Steven Dean.

Today he still holds 22% of the film equipment company VFG, which is chaired by his associate and former Queen’s Park Rangers football club director David Hudd. But Spotty Rowland’s business dealings have not been entirely untroubled. Two of his past bids persuaded the takeover panel to change its rules.

In the late 80s he backed David Duff’s bid to take over Edinburgh’s Hibernian football club and list it on the stock market. Hibernian went into receivership after buying an ailing pub company. Mr Duff was later sentenced to three years in jail for an unrelated property fraud.

The suspicion lingers in the City that it was Spotty Rowland who made the investments, but his son insists that, with the exception of Demon, they were all his own doing, at the age of 21.

“I found them and analysed them,” he said. The investments were the result of the strong relationship Mr Rowland senior has with Durlacher, the investment house which helped set up the companies and was one of the market’s star performers of the 1990s.

Despite his age, Jonathan Rowland has served an eight-year business apprenticeship, first at Colegate Management, the Norwich-based holding company for the family investments, and then under his father’s wing.

Jellyworks was established with £10m of Rowland family money to give Jonathan the chance to strike out on his own. He has chosen to back seven companies initially. TalkCast Corporation, in which JellyWorks has invested an undisclosed sum, is Durlacher’s great white hope; the others have no link to Durlacher.

https://www.theguardian.com/money/2000/jan/07/personalfinancenews.business

 

Prince Andrew invited a ‘shady’ financier to meet the Queen and Prince Charles shortly before the multi-millionaire paid off £40,000 of Sarah Ferguson’s debts.

David Rowland, a controversial Tory donor who was forced to quit as the party’s treasurer last year after investigations by the Daily Mail, paid nearly half the £85,000 owed to Sarah’s former publicist Kate Waddington.

The transaction was one of a string of deals brokered by Andrew to rescue his ex-wife from nearly £5million of debt, sources confirmed.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1365987/Fergies-500k-cash-access-scandal-comes-haunt-Prince-Andrew.html


 

The Queen with Prince Philip and Prince Andrew at Gordonstoun on Prince Andrew’s first day as a pupil there. Credit: PA

No mention in article below that Prince Andrew and others of note,  attended Gordonstoun as well.

Prince Andrew was also a director of Gordonstoun.


Five Gordonstoun School pupils charged with sexually assaulting fellow student at Prince Charles’ institution

27 Nov 2019

FIVE boys at Prince Charles’ old school have been charged with a sex attack on a fellow pupil.

The teenagers are accused of assaulting the alleged victim at £40,000-a-year Gordonstoun in Elgin, Moray, this month.

Cops are now preparing a report for prosecutors.

A source said: “This has shocked the entire school community. It’s now in the hands of the authorities.”

The youngster at the centre of the allegations did not need hospital treatment.

Gordonstoun has around 600 boys and girls aged eight to 18, with one term’s boarding fees costing over £13,000.

A Police Scotland spokesman confirmed: “Five teenage boys have been charged in relation to an alleged assault in the Moray area on November 11.

“A report will be sent to the procurator fiscal and children’s reporter.”

Prince Charles followed in the footsteps of his dad the Duke of Edinburgh to study at Gordonstoun in the 1960s.

Charles famously hailed it as “Colditz in kilts”.

Gordonstoun is one of seven boarding schools set to be looked at as part of the ongoing Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry.

In September 1973, Prince Andrew  entered Gordonstoun, in northern Scotland, which his father and elder brother had also attended.[8] While there, he spent six months—from January to June 1977—participating in an exchange programme to Lakefield College School in Canada.[7][9]  (paedophile Father Gleed worked at Lakefield College)

He left Gordonstoun in July two years later.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Andrew,_Duke_of_York

Amanda Ellingworth  attended Gordonstoun school with Prince Andrew.   Her father Lord Brabourne was a governor of Gordonstoun

Lord Brabourne was a  governor of several schools including Gordonstoun (1964 – 94)

Police files on child sex abuse at Gordonstoun school have vanished

Victims of teacher at school that taught royals are frustrated in search for truth
Amanda Ellingworth, Geoffrey Epstein’s Prince Andrew, Princess Anne and Amanda’s father Lord Brabourne linked to Gordonstoun. How surprising that files on child sex abuse at Gordonstoun vanished into thin air! Who would have thunk it?

The Lord Brabourne was an aide-de-camp to 2 paedophiles:

John Brabourne was appointed aide-de-camp to General William Slim in India, and he served in the same capacity for his future father-in-law Rear-Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten

Stowe School in comments

http://aanirfan.blogspot.com/2019/11/kosher-nostra-plan-for-uk-election-2019.html

Marie‏ @marie52d 14 Dec 2019

Makes you wonder why Lord Mountbatten would be the man to introduce the man who had a tendency to abuse dead bodies, disabled people and children to the royals?

Thousands of DJs in the UK in the sixties but Savile was the chosen one, given honours from the queen, it’s no secret


Prince Andrew sparked Buckingham Palace security breach by ‘smuggling’ female masseuse into bedroom after introduction by Jeffrey Epstein ‘madam’, Ghislaine Maxwell

  • Monique Giannelloni was invited to the Palace to massage Prince Andrew on June 30, 2000
  • Monique says she wasn’t signed in to the Palace or searched and doesn’t believe any background checks were done on her
  • Therapist, then 35, was shown up to Andrew’s bedroom where she massaged the the royal, who was naked beneath a towel 
  • She was introduced to the Duke by socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, who was one of her wealthy clients
  • Monique said she also massaged Ms Maxwell in her Belgravia home bedroom as billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein was present

Prince Andrew sparked a Buckingham Palace security breach by inviting an ‘unvetted’ female masseuse to his bedroom, MailOnline can reveal.

Monique Giannelloni says she wasn’t searched and didn’t sign in during her palace visit to see the Duke after being introduced to him by Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged ‘fixer’, Ghislaine Maxwell.

In an alarming set of security lapses, Monique arrived at the palace and was simply asked for her car registration number by aides before being waved inside.

She doesn’t believe any background checks were done on her after a telephone booking made by the Duke’s then-Assistant Private Secretary, Charlotte Manley.

Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, Monique says: ‘It was so easy to get into the palace and it troubled me because I could have been anyone.

‘I didn’t know Andrew and never met anyone from the royal household. Nobody knew me. I wasn’t spoken to by a Royal Protection officer or asked any questions at all.’

‘Nobody checked my bag when I arrived or when I left. I certainly expected more stringent security checks.’

Pictured in 2000, months before she massaged Andrew, Monique says that she was led up to the bedroom by a palace aide and was overwhelmed by the grandeur of Buckingham Palace

Monique says she was booked to give Andrew a treatment by the Duke’s then-Assistant Private Secretary Charlotte Manley, who then signed her cheque of £75 for the treatment she did

Monique, who was a member of the British Register of Complementary Practitioners, was working at a clinic in Kensington and doing home visits at the time of the royal encounter on June 30, 2000, and counted Ms Maxwell among her clients.

After one appointment, Ms Maxwell, who is accused of procuring young girls for paedophile Epstein, told her: ‘I am going to introduce you to someone more famous than God.’

She had been to the socialite’s Belgravia home on two occasions and given her a massage upstairs with 67-year-old Epstein present.

She said initially she had never heard of her wealthy client, who asked her when they met: ‘Don’t you know who I am darling? You should read the tabloids I am a celebrity.’

Later Monique researched her online and saw her pictured with Andrew at a wedding then realising she was the daughter of the disgraced media tycoon Robert Maxwell.

‘When she told me about that person more famous than God, I thought she may have meant an actor or something.

‘Never in my wildest dreams did I think it would be royalty.’

A few weeks later Monique received a call from Andrew’s Ms Manley, inviting her to give the royal a treatment.

She recalled that she was ‘very nervous’ about the invitation to Buckingham Palace.

Now a 55-year-old married mother-of-two who runs a restaurant in the South of France, she said: ‘I am from South Africa and to be walking through Buckingham Palace would have been something I could never have imagined in my life time.

‘As I went along the hallway it was nothing but splendour. There were beautiful draped curtains and a plush carpet which ran along the middle of the hallway.

‘There were gold framed paintings of members of the royal family over the centuries and some beautiful vases on tables.

‘It was all very grand and nothing I could ever have dreamed I would see.’

Monique said she was greeted at the bedroom door by Andrew wearing a bathrobe and gave him a massage naked under a towel on a table beside a photo of his former wife Sarah Ferguson and their two daughters, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.

In her interview she also shed new light on that now notorious photo of Andrew with his arm around the waist of his sex accuser Virginia Roberts, taken in Ms Maxwell’s Belgravia home in 2001.

In his ‘car crash’ BBC Newnight interview he suggested the picture may have been faked – and said he had never been upstairs in Ms Maxwell’s London home.

But Monique insisted it was taken on the upstairs landing and said the room where she massaged Ms Maxwell is on the left.

She said she first came into contact with Ms Maxwell when she received a call to her mobile phone from the socialite’s secretary.

She said she had been working in London as a massage therapist for four years and worked with a number of celebrity and high net worth clients.

She said: ‘Out of the blue I got a call from Ghislaine’s secretary, I can’t remember her name, but she was based in New York.

‘It was at night and she said her boss was coming into London late that evening. She wanted to book a massage at 11pm.

‘I said I was sorry as I didn’t do massages that late at night. She was quite insistent and said Ms Maxwell would be very tired.

‘But I gave her an appointment for around 10.30am the next morning.

‘I went to her house in Belgravia and recall it was in a cobbled street.

‘She was busy talking to someone, her lawyer or accountant, and kept me waiting.

‘She then asked me ‘Darling…can you go and buy me some cigarettes?’

‘I was annoyed by her arrogant attitude and felt she was wasting my time.

‘I bought her cigarettes and waited for an hour or so by which time she gave me her cheque book and told me to write up what she owed me.

‘Our next appointment was a few days later. I was shown to a room upstairs and was asked to massage her on the bed, but I insisted on using my own table.

‘It was a small room and very little space around the bed which was quite big.

‘Epstein was present during the massage and there was an animated discussion going on between the two that lasted most of the time. They were talking about purchasing an island.

‘They were mentioning millions of pounds and speaking very pretentiously and I thought, ‘Who are these people?’

‘It was all rather awkward because Epstein was there. I felt I wasn’t giving a good treatment and she wasn’t getting much out of it.

‘Epstein was creepy, seedy and very pretentious. I got the impression he and Ghislaine were either brother-and-sister or business partners, never a couple.’

‘She told me about a yacht party she was hosting and asked me if I would be prepared to go and give massages.

‘She told me that I would have to keep private what happened on the yacht. I assumed she meant ‘anything goes.’

‘I politely declined the invitation because it did not sound like the sort of thing I wanted to be involved with.

‘I thought she was very distasteful and pretentious, the way she spoke. I didn’t like her attitude or her at all.

‘I was very shocked when it all came out about Epstein’s friendship with Andrew.

‘In my opinion Epstein was not a good choice of friend for Andrew.

‘At the time I had an instinctive feeling of uneasiness about Epstein but I couldn’t put my finger on it.

‘Now I look back and am thankful that I was 35 and not some vulnerable teenager who could have been another of Epstein’s victims.’

A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said: ‘We never comment on matters of security.’

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7731499/Prince-Andrew-sparked-security-breach-smuggling-female-masseuse-Buckingham-Palace.html

In ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ Stanley Kubrick Captured Horrors of Jeffrey Epstein Era

7/12/19

The arrest of billionaire influence peddler Jeffrey Epstein for the alleged repeated and systematic trafficking and sexual assault of underage girls is more than an indictment of a sexual predator. It’s also compelling evidence of corruption among the most powerful political and business interests in the United States.

Epstein’s penchant for installing security cameras throughout his homes, combined with dinner parties, allegedly stocked with underaged girls, leaves open the possibility of systematic blackmail, further hinted at when federal agents pulled “compact discs with hand-written labels” like “Young [Name] + [Name]” from a safe in his $77 million Upper East Side mansion. Is there, somewhere in this evidence, a video or videos, possibly from Epstein’s “Lolita Express” or “Pedophile Island,” capable of exposing the depravities of one or many of the politicians, celebrities and financiers in his orbit?

n Eyes Wide Shut, Dr. Bill Harford (Tom Cruise) and his wife Alice (Nicole Kidman), explore the possibilities of infidelity, newly possible with their entrance into high society, which lifts them from a state of childish naiveté, until Bill’s explorations bring him to places he will never be allowed. In the movie’s central sequence, Bill, stung by his wife recounting a sexual fantasy, follows an old friend to a secretive event at a Long Island mansion, where he gains entry to a masked orgy with a password. He is found and turned out. Because of his actions, or possibly not, a woman dies under suspicious circumstances.

So what connects Eyes Wide Shut and Epstein? If Kubrick’s movie isn’t a skeleton key for unmasking specific elite depravities, what is it?

Since the 1968 release of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Kubrick wanted to adapt Traumnovelle, or Dream Story, by Arthur Schnitzler. He held the rights from 1970 on. A 1927 German novella doesn’t immediately suggest the movie’s applicability to a modern understanding of sex crimes among the governing elite.

While subsequent years of child abuse cover-ups and political scandals—Epstein following the Catholic Church, Dennis Hastert, Operation Yewtree and Westminster’s missing “paedophile dossier”—hasn’t made Eyes Wide Shut any more or less shocking, they have made the extremities of orgiastic ritual more plausibly imaginable as a political or systemic phenomenon. Like the Yellow King of True Detective, Eyes Wide Shut‘s orgy came to stand for a whole complex of elite degeneracy.

https://www.newsweek.com/eyes-wide-shut-missing-footage-epstein-kubrick-death-1449108

Larry Celona is known for his work on Eyes Wide Shut (1999) and The Perfect Murder (2014).

 

 Larry Celona from The New York Post was the first to report the death of Jeffrey Epstein, Stanley Kubrick, JFK Jr., and all the NYPD suicides.

 

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0148177/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm

Perhaps this is why refuses to change his position on the Central Park 5 case: another Larry Celona article.

CON ADMITS TO ‘89 ‘WILDING’

Manhattan prosecutors are investigating a convicted killer-rapist’s new confession that he joined the pack of teen thugs who raped and nearly murdered a woman in the vicious 1989 attack known as the Central Park jogger case.

https://nypost.com/2002/06/13/con-admits-to-89-wilding/

Christopher Lee Describes the Power of Satanic Rituals in 1975 Video

In this rare interview, actor Christopher Lee discusses the power of black magic and satanic rituals, adding that there’s “nothing fictitious” about them. He also explains why there was a resurgence of interest in occultism at the time. His answer remains fully relevant today.

When one looks at roles taken by Lee throughout his life, two constants emerge: He often played the role of the villain and he often played in movies with dark, occult themes.

For instance, Lee played the role of Count Dracula in eight movies, the last one being The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973).

The Satanic Rites of Dracula begins with a satanic ritual taking place in an English country house with four prominent members of society: A government minister, a peer, a general and a famous scientist. Literally the occult elite.

The 1968 movie The Devil’s Bride is about a Satanic cult in South England.

n The Devils Bride, Baphomet himself makes an appearance.

In the 1976 movie To the Devil a Daughter, Christopher Lee plays the role of a “priest” in a Satanic cult who offers a 14-year-old girl to the devil. Disturbing fact: The girl is greatly sexualized in the movie and there’s even full-frontal nudity.

In To the Devil a Daughter, a Black Mass takes place in front of an inverted cross and an inverted “Jesus”.

The least one can say is that Christopher Lee appeared to know a thing or two about black magic and satanic rituals. In an interview about To the Devil a Daughter, Lee serves a lesson on black magic to the interviewer while explaining the power and the danger surrounding these rituals.

While the interview took place over 44 years ago, everything he says remains true and relevant today.

https://youtu.be/lkV5-3R-6ds

https://vigilantcitizen.com/latestnews/christopher-lee-describes-the-power-of-satanic-rituals-in-1975-video/

Lee’s mother married Harcourt George St-Croix Rose, a banker and uncle of Ian Fleming.[18] Fleming, author of the James Bond novels, thus became Lee’s step-cousin.

Lee mentioned that during the war he was attached to the Special Operations Executive and the Long Range Desert Group, the precursor of the SAS,[71][72] but always declined to go into details.

I was attached to the SAS from time to time but we are forbidden – former, present, or future – to discuss any specific operations. Let’s just say I was in Special Forces and leave it at that. People can read in to that what they like.[73]

Lee’s friend Dennis Wheatley, a noted author, was responsible for bringing the occult to him.[91] The company made two films from Wheatley’s novels, both starring Lee.

Lee supported the Conservative Party. He described Michael Howard as “the ideal person to lead the party” in 2003,[157] and also supported William Hague and David Cameron.[69]

Lee played in The Wicker Man

Lee’s stepfather served as a captain in the Intelligence Corps

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Lee

Spotlighted: Paul and Linda McCartney and Denny Laine on the album cover with (l-r) Michael Parkinson, Kenny Lynch, James Coburn, Clement Freud, Christopher Lee and John Conteh


Prince Andrew’s accuser Virginia Roberts must be ‘put on the grill’ by Panorama when show interviews her, friends of the Duchess of York insist

  • Friends of Duchess of York want BBC to subject Virginia Roberts to a TV grilling
  • Ms Roberts has accused the Duke of York of having sex with her when she was 17
  • Prince Andrew attempted to repair his reputation in a BBC Newsnight interview
  • The move backfired and he was roundly criticised and mocked over the debacle  

26 Nov 2019

“All day long I saw Ghislaine going to get the women… “She went to places like Central Park. I was with her a couple of times in the car … She would say, ‘Stop the car’. And she would dash out and get a child” –victim Maria Farmer in a TV interview

@JamesRusbridger

Former StoweSchool headmaster Jeremy Nichols, “HAD A PERSONAL FRIENDSHIP with serial paedophile BISHOP PETER BALL” – Lord Carey’s Witness Statement to InquiryCSA para. 36

WOODY ALLEN “Woody Allen attended Epstein’s 2010 party; reports indicate they stayed friends long after Epstein became a convicted sex offender. “Allen has been dogged for decades by allegations, including that he sexually abused his adopted daughter.”

EXCLUSIVE: Victoria’s Secret model and think tank director were among revolving door of visitors during Prince Andrew’s fateful weekend stay at Jeffrey Epstein’s mansion

  • Lana Zakocela and Valerie Brazill-Post are among a number of potential witnesses who were present and who could help the ongoing FBI probe into the billionaire’s activities, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal
  • Prince Andrew claimed he ‘never saw’ anything there which aroused his suspicions – the six women and three men photographed entering and leaving during his stay could corroborate or disprove his account 
  • Brazill-Post has been the Director of Events at the Council on Foreign Relations for two decades
  • She told DailyMail.com today that she had visited Epstein’s home for a luncheon on Monday, December 6 where a Nobel-prize winning scientist was speaking but declined to name him 
  • When asked if Prince Andrew was present at the lunch Ms Brazill-Post asked to be called back and hung up. She did not respond to further messages seeking comment
  • Latvian-born model Zakocela, 32, who has been a Maxim cover girl, arrived at the home shortly after Post left
  • Zakocela told DailyMail.com that she was introduced to Epstein by her agent, Jean-Luc Brunel at MC2, after she had not long moved to the U.S. and was around 21 years old when she attended an afternoon soiree

A director for the Council on Foreign Relations and a Victoria’s Secret model were among the revolving door of visitors during Prince Andrew’s fateful weekend stay at the mansion of convicted pedophile, Jeffrey Epstein, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal.

Valerie Brazill-Post and Lana Zakocela are among a number of potential witnesses who were present at the time and who could help the ongoing FBI probe into the billionaire’s activities.

In his ‘car crash’ Newsnight interview last week, Prince Andrew likened the $75 million property to a ‘railway station’ on account of the sheer volume of visitors.

Until now, the royal’s five-day, New York sojourn in December 2010 — that proved key to his downfall this week — has largely been shrouded in secrecy.

His Royal Highness’s trip took place 17 months after Epstein’s release from jail for child sex offences.

Prince Andrew claimed he ‘never saw’ anything there which aroused his suspicions, although there were six women and three men photographed entering and leaving during his stay who could corroborate or disprove his account.

Valerie Brazill-Post was seen leaving Epstein’s 71st Street townhouse on the Upper East Side at 3.35pm on Monday, December 6. She has been the Director of Events at the Council on Foreign Relations, a prestigious, non-partisan think tank on foreign policy, for two decades

At 3.46pm on December 6, Lana Zakocela arrived at the property. Zakocela, 32, is a Latvian-born model, who is signed to New York Model Management, has been a Maxim cover girl and worked on campaigns for Dior, Thierry Mugler and Cartier

On December 6 2010, pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was seen outside his home on New York’s East 91st Street before Prince Andrew was also spotted inside

The Duke of York and Epstein are pictured during their infamous Central Park walk, during which Prince Andrew claims he ended their association on December 5, 2010

Brazill-Post was seen leaving Epstein’s 71st Street townhouse on the Upper East Side at 3.35pm on Monday, December 6.

The 55-year-old has been the Director of Events at the Council on Foreign Relations – a prestigious, non-partisan think tank on foreign policy – for two decades, according to LinkedIn. Members of the organization include former Secretary of States Condoleeza Rice and Colin Powell, Angelina Jolie, philanthropist David Rockefeller and Robert Rubin, secretary of the Treasury under Bill Clinton.

She is married to Joel S Post, First Vice President of Wealth Management, for UBS.

Brazill-Post told DailyMail.com today that she had visited Epstein’s home for a luncheon where a Nobel-prize winning scientist was speaking but declined to name him.

She told DailyMail.com: ‘It was just a luncheon with a scientist that was there speaking about something that I was very interested in, that I’m involved in the field of. It was a Nobel Prize-winning scientist. And there were a number of people that went to hear him speak.’

When asked if Prince Andrew was present at the lunch Ms Brazill-Post asked to be called back and hung up. She did not respond to further messages seeking comment.

Lane married long-time boyfriend Justin Etzin, 41, a Seychelles diplomat for the United Nations and son of hotel magnate Bernard Etzin, in a lavish four-day ceremony in Florence Italy.

Brazill-Post told DailyMail.com today that she had visited Epstein’s home for a luncheon where a Nobel-prize winning scientist was speaking but declined to name him

Epstein was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations for 15 years from 1995 until 2009 and gave the organization $350,000 over a decade of membership as a top donor, the Washington Post reported in September.

It is not clear whether Brazill-Post attended the luncheon, held after Epstein’s membership was revoked, in a private or professional capacity. CFR did not respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment.

In his interview with the BBC’s Emily Maitlis, Prince Andrew made no mention of the luncheon, at which time he would have been present in Epstein’s home, as video shows him in the doorway an hour after Brazill-Post left.

Whether he attended the afternoon luncheon is unclear but Prince Andrew is a known supporter of academics and has met with Nobel-prize winning scientists as part of his official Royal duties, according to Manchester Evening News.

Prince Andrew told the BBC that he had attended ‘a small dinner party’ at Epstein’s home during his December 2010 visit.

Maitlis asked: ‘He threw a party to celebrate his release and you were invited as the guest of honour.

He replied: ‘No, I didn’t go. Oh, in 2010, there certainly wasn’t a party to celebrate his release in December because it was a small dinner party, there were only eight or 10 of us I think at the dinner. If there was a party then I’d know nothing about that.’

At 3.46pm on December 6, Zakocela arrived at the property.

Zakocela, 32, is a Latvian-born model, who is signed to New York Model Management. She took part in a campaign for Victoria’s Secret, the company owned by Epstein’s only known financial client Les Wexner.

In 2015, she married long-time boyfriend Justin Etzin, 41, a Seychelles diplomat for the United Nations and son of hotel magnate Bernard Etzin, in a lavish four-day ceremony in Florence Italy.

Among the guests were Lindsay Lohan, singer Craig David and British aristocrat, Edward Spencer-Churchill, according to Tatler.

Etzin filed for an uncontested divorce from Zakocela in February 2017, according to the New York Post.

Zakocela told DailyMail.com that she was introduced to Epstein by her agent, Jean-Luc Brunel at MC2, who had close ties to the financier.

She had not long moved to the U.S. and was around 21 years old when she attended the afternoon soiree at Epstein’s home on December 6, 2010.

Zakocela said that she had been invited to a small party with other models around her age from her agency and said that there was also a number of older people present.

She said that she remembered no one being at the party who was younger than herself. ‘If there were models from my agency, they were older than 18 because they wouldn’t have been allowed to come to the US if they were younger.’

She added: ‘There were a couple of Epstein’s friends that he knew from somewhere. I remember there was a chef girl who could cook.’

The cover girl said that she made very little conversation, as at the time, she barely spoke English. She said that she would not have recognized Prince Andrew and no one was making any introductions at the party.

As she understood it, Zakocela told DailyMail.com, ‘everyone was somebody and nobody would tell who is who’.

Zakocela, pictured with her ex husband, and Brazill-Post were in Epstein’s home at the same time at the Duke of York. At 4.30pm, on the same day, a video of Andrew waving to Katherine Keating, the daughter of former Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating, was filmed

Lana Zakocela, Justin Bieber, Marissa Montgomery and Jamie Reuben attend a Vanity Fair party in 2014. Zakocela told DailyMail.com that she was introduced to Epstein by her agent, Jean-Luc Brunel at MC2, who had close ties to the financier. She had not long moved to the U.S. and was around 21 years old when she attended the afternoon soiree at Epstein’s home

Zakocela said that she had only met Epstein a few times, once in Paris and once in New York, and didn’t know much about him but had ‘weird vibes’ about the whole situation.

Brunel is accused of providing underage girls to Epstein and of drugging and raping models himself. Brunel denied both of these charges.

Zakocela said that she came to realize that things were not right at Brunel’s agency and subsequently moved to a different model agency and went on to have a very successful career, appearing in Vogue, Maxim and working on campaigns for Dior, Thierry Mugler and Cartier.

She has not been contacted by the FBI, she said, because she barely knew Epstein. ‘I’m following the story now but I really had no idea and I’m glad that I left that agency. It’s such a dark, terrible thing.’

Zakocela and Brazill-Post were in Epstein’s home at the same time at the Duke of York. At 4.30pm, on the same day, a video of Andrew waving to Katherine Keating, the daughter of former Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating, was filmed.

The Duke smiles and waves as Miss Keating, dressed in a long black coat with a large black bag over her arm, steps out of the 15ft-high oak doors.

As she goes to hail a taxi, Andrew peers furtively round the door before disappearing inside.

By this point, no fewer than six women and three security officers had been seen arriving or leaving Epstein’s house during Andrew’s stay. All potential witnesses for the FBI case.

The Duke of York has since admitted it was a mistake to visit the billionaire playboy’s home 17 months after Epstein’s release from jail for child sex offences.

Following his resignation from public duties this week, the Prince signalled he would speak to FBI detectives investigating Epstein as he readied himself for a subpoena from U.S. lawyers demanding he gives evidence under oath.

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/11/23/18/21380940-7718193-Brazill_Post_is_married_to_Joel_S_Post_pictured_First_Vice_Presi-a-32_1574535283979.jpg

When asked if Prince Andrew was present at the lunch Ms Brazill-Post, left, asked to be called back and hung up. She did not respond to further messages seeking comment. She is married to Joel S Post, First Vice President of Wealth Management, for UBS

Our new pictures could help investigators identify potentially vital new witnesses and establish whether the American paedophile was committing offences following his release from prison.

They could also help the beleaguered royal clear his name of alleged wrongdoing. A former head of Scotland Yard’s royalty protection squad, retired Met Chief Supt Dai Davies, said agents must now take statements from protection officers who accompanied Prince Andrew during his numerous trips to see the disgraced American financier, who died in an apparent suicide in a New York City federal jail in August.

Our exclusive pictures also show what are believed to be three male American protection officers. A closer look shows badges worn by the U.S. diplomatic security detail; their role would most likely have been to protect the visiting royal.

An eyewitness account describes a total of five protection officers that kept a polite distance from Andrew and Epstein as they passed the sealions attraction at the Central Park Zoo.

All of them could provide important testimonies for the investigation.

Zakocela, pictured in May, is among a number of potential witnesses who were present at the time and who could help the ongoing FBI probe into the billionaire’s activities

Here, with the help of our gallery, including previously unpublished photographs, we set out in detail the comings and goings during the Prince’s visit nine years ago. We retraced the pair’s steps during their infamous Central Park walk, during which Andrew claims he ended their association.

Our picture dossier includes close-ups of their intense exchange and a new photograph of them on the glamorous designer shopping street, Madison Avenue.

There is a distinctly frosty atmosphere as the now eighth in line to the throne appears to tap anxiously at his phone while Epstein frowns at his side.

Prince Andrew and Epstein seen after leaving the late financier’s home in Manhattan at around 2.06pm on December 5, 2010

THE TIMELINE

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Prince spent at least five days at Epstein’s 21,000 sq ft mansion on this occasion.

It began with him being guest of honour at a dinner party organised by New York party planner Peggy Siegal. It was to celebrate Epstein’s release from an 18-month prison sentence for having sex with underage girls. No doubt it was an attempt to cleanse Epstein’s image and re-integrate him into Manhattan society.

The guest list included film director Woody Allen and his wife Soon-Yi, Katie Couric, then the highest-paid female TV anchor in America, George Stephanopoulos, a former White House communications director under President Bill Clinton, comedian Chelsea Handler and TV news host Charlie Rose.

Mr Allen and Mr Rose have both been accused of sexual misconduct, unrelated to the Epstein case.

Miss Handler told the New York Times recently that ‘it was just one of those strange nights’.

She said Miss Siegal had not really made clear who was hosting the event, adding: ‘The invitation was positioned as, ‘Do you want to have dinner with Prince Andrew?’

Until now, the royal’s five-day, New York sojourn in December 2010 — that proved key to his downfall this week — has largely been shrouded in secrecy. He is pictured with Epstein during the trip. The royal claimed he ‘never saw’ anything at Jeffrey Epstein’s £60 million mansion that aroused his suspicions

Sunday, December 5, 2010. 11.30am: Woody Allen and his wife Soon-Yi Previn are seen leaving Epstein’s mansion

Another attendee was Eva Andersson-Dubin, the wife of financier Glenn Dubin, who has been accused of having sex with Epstein’s alleged victims — he has strongly denied any wrongdoing.

Asked by Newsnight interviewer Emily Maitlis about the party, Andrew said: ‘No, I didn’t go. Oh, in 2010, there certainly wasn’t a party to celebrate his release in December because it was a small dinner party, there were only eight or ten of us I think at the dinner. If there was a party, then I’d know nothing about that’.

Miss Maitlis challenged Andrew: ‘You were invited to that dinner as a guest of honour.’

He replied: ‘Well I was there so there was a dinner, I don’t think it was quite as you might put it but yeah, OK I was there for… I was there at a dinner, yeah.’

Andrew continued his stay at Epstein’s house on Friday, December 3. In the Newsnight interview he downplayed his contact with Epstein: ‘Actually the truth of it is that I actually only saw him for about, what the dinner party, the walk in the park and probably passing in the passage.’

This is what our picture dossier reveals…

Sunday, December 5

11.30am: Woody Allen and his wife Soon-Yi Previn are seen leaving the East 71st St property, the largest residential home in Manhattan.

11.42am: Susan Hamblin, a long-time confidante of Epstein, is seen leaving. She wears a blue puffer jacket and clutches her mobile phone to her chest, a black designer bag hooked on her arm.

12.07pm: A security guard — wearing sunglasses, grey trousers and a dark jacket — thought to be from the American Diplomatic Security Service, responsible for protecting visiting foreign dignitaries, arrives at the house.

Around 1.40pm: Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein leave the property and head west, entering Central Park on 72nd Street followed by five guards.

Sunday, December 5, 2010. 11.30am: Woody Allen and his wife Soon-Yi Previn are seen leaving Epstein’s mansion

A witness told the Daily Mail that the protection officers assumed a star-shaped pattern at a distance to give Epstein and Andrew privacy to talk, instead of staying close as they normally do with dignitaries. Our pictures show Andrew making a claw-like motion with his hand as if trying to reason with Epstein, who is striding forwards ahead of him.

Their body language is striking, suggesting Epstein in dominance and Andrew with a more conciliatory stance.

The two men walk south past a children’s playground and through the Central Park Zoo, where they would have passed the viewing area for sealions, an unlikely venue for a confidential discussion.

They leave the park at 62nd St and head east to Madison Avenue, which they walk up back to 71st St. Our previously unpublished photograph shows them at 2.06pm passing designer fashion store Chloe with Andrew seemingly texting on his phone.

11.42am: Susan Hamblin, a long-term confidante, seen leaving. Later, a man wearing dark glasses arrives at Epstein’s home

11.42am: Susan Hamblin, a long-term confidante, seen leaving

12.07pm: Man wearing dark glasses arrives at Epstein’s home

Around 2.15pm: They arrive home, making their total walk nearly half an hour. By that time, according to Andrew, he had ended their friendship.

Addressing the conversation in the Newsnight interview, Andrew said: ‘We had an opportunity to go for a walk in the park and that was the conversation coincidentally that was photographed which was when I said to him, I said, ‘Look, because of what has happened, I don’t think it is appropriate that we should remain in contact’.

‘And by mutual agreement, during that walk in the park, we decided that we would part company and I left, I think it was the next day.

‘And to this day I never had any contact with him from that day forward.’

Asked by Miss Maitlis how Epstein took it, Andrew said that ‘he was what I would describe as understanding’.

He added: ‘He didn’t go into any great depth in the conversation about what I was . . . what he was doing, except to say that he’d accepted, whatever it was, a plea bargain, he’d served his time and he was carrying on with his life if you see what I mean.

‘And I said, ‘Yes, but I’m afraid to say that that’s as maybe but with all the attendant scrutiny on me then I don’t think it is a wise thing to do’.’

9.45pm: Epstein emerges from the front door with a dark-haired woman who appears to be in her 20s wearing a black jacket and an orange scarf. Epstein, wearing a white winter jacket with a fur trim, hugs and kisses her as they walk along.

Monday, December 6

12.39pm: The first picture of the day shows an older security agent with a dark moustache and slicked-back greying hair leaving.

2.06pm: An unidentified brunette woman leaves in dark glasses. She appears to be in her 20s and wears a black leather jacket, a grey beanie hat and carries a large black shoulder bag.

2.09pm: Another security guard, a younger man with dark hair, enters the home.

Monday, December 6, 12.39pm: Man believed to be security guard leaves the mansion; 2.06pm: A brunette woman carrying a large shoulder bag leaves

Monday, December 6, 12.39pm: Man believed to be security guard leaves the mansion

2.06pm: A brunette woman carrying a large shoulder bag leaves

3.11pm: A second unidentified woman with long dark hair, seemingly in her 20s, leaves. She wears a red woollen hat and a long grey puffer jacket. She also carries a large black shoulder bag.

3.35pm: Valerie Brazill-Post, a director with the Council on Foreign Relation, leaves. She wears a white shirt under a dark brown sheepskin coat with fur trim.

3.46pm: The arrival of Victoria’s Secret model Lana Zakocela.

At some point in the afternoon Epstein came out of the house in his white winter jacket. His confidante, Miss Hamblin, also came out and spoke to the driver of a waiting Bentley and appeared to ask him for something.

She returned to the front door, rang the bell and, as it opened, Sarah Kellen, a long-time Epstein associate who has been accused of recruiting young girls for him, left with a smile to Miss Hamblin.

2.09pm: A dark-haired man believed to be a security guard arrives at the house; 3.11pm: A woman in a red hat carrying a large shoulder bag leaves.

2.09pm: A dark-haired man believed to be a security guard arrives at the house

3.11pm: A woman in a red hat carrying a large shoulder bag leaves

4.30pm: This is when the now infamous video of Andrew cheerily waving to Katherine Keating, the daughter of former Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating, was filmed.

The Duke smiles and waves as Miss Keating, dressed in a long black coat with a large black bag over her arm, steps out of the 15ft-high oak doors.

As she goes to hail a taxi, Andrew peers furtively round the door before disappearing inside.

By this point, no fewer than six women and three security officers had been seen arriving or leaving Epstein’s house during Andrew’s stay. All potential witnesses for the FBI case.

Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis challenged Andrew about whether he saw any suspicious activity.

‘During that time, those few days, witnesses say they saw many young girls coming and going.

‘There is video footage of Epstein accompanied by young girls and you were there staying in his house, catching up with friends.’

Andrew said: ‘I never… I mean if there were then I wasn’t a party to any of that. I never saw them.

‘I mean you have to understand that his house, I described it more as almost as a railway station if you know what I mean in the sense that there were people coming in and out of that house all the time.

‘What they were doing and why they were there I had nothing to do with. So I’m afraid I can’t make any comment on that because I really don’t know.’

4.30pm: Katherine Keating, the daughter of former Australian PM, departs

Tuesday, December 7

A further young female guest was seen leaving the house in the afternoon.

Her suitcases were loaded into a waiting car and the tag from her incoming flight could still be seen on them.

She apparently came from Russia as the tag said Aeroflot, the Russian national airline, and the date was November 19.

What was apparently intended to be a low-key visit by Prince Andrew to his long-time friend Epstein was blown apart weeks later when the now defunct News of the World printed a picture of them walking together through Central Park.

The circumstances in which the picture was taken, proving beyond any doubt the closeness of their friendship, still puzzles the Duke.

He was asked during the BBC interview about suggestions by his friends that Epstein wanted the photo to be taken and ‘perhaps he’d even set it up’.

Andrew replied: ‘Again, new information coming out since his suicide has made us reappraise that walk in the park.

‘We can’t find any evidence — or my staff and my people and I can’t find any evidence — to suggest that that was what he was doing.

‘I mean you can look at it in so many different ways.

‘The fact of the matter is that somebody very cleverly took that photograph. It wasn’t as far as I remember — nor do my security people remember — anybody being present or close because there were enough security around.’

And so the mysteries surrounding Andrew’s visit to his paedophile friend, and the questions over what he told Newsnight, continue to deepen.

EPSTEIN AND THE COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS

Epstein was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations for 15 years from 1995 until 2009 and gave the organization $350,000 over a decade of membership as a top donor, the Washington Post reported in September.

It is not clear whether Brazill-Post attended the luncheon, held after Epstein’s membership was revoked from CFR in 2009, in a private or professional capacity.

CFR did not respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment.

However following his conviction for sex crimes in 2008, council leaders did not discuss what to do about his large donations.

‘I deeply regret that his conviction did not automatically trigger a review of his membership status,’ council president Richard Haass, who is also a regular guest commentator on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, wrote in a note to council members last month, according to the Washington Post.

It is unclear what happened to those donations, either at the time of his 2008 conviction in Florida or his arrest this past July for allegedly sexually abusing dozens of girls, some as young as 14.

Following the Post’s story, a CFR spokeswoman said it was ‘examining ways to allocate resources equivalent to Epstein’s donations to relevant work, such as our InfoGuide on Modern Slavery’.

Epstein cultivated a coterie of brilliant academic minds and spread his wealth through numerous esteemed institutions including Harvard and MIT.

Epstein’s membership to CFR was revoked ‘on the basis of non-payment of dues’ according to the Post, not due to his conviction for sex crimes. This is now subject to a review by the organization.

Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s alleged cohort in procuring underage girls, spoke at a CFR event in 2014 on behalf of her now-shuttered ocean conservation group, TerraMar.

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7718193/Victorias-Secret-model-think-tank-director-visitors-Epstein-Andrews-stay.html

@johnjcook

As a child, Celina had a very close relationship to Epstein. She called him “Uncle Jeff.” After his 2006 arrest for unlawful sex acts with a minor, Eva Andersson Dubin and Celina — then 12 — wrote letters of support for his legal team.

The letters were incorporated into a dossier — first reported in October by the Palm Beach Post — that Epstein’s lawyers provided to prosecutors.

he dossier made public by the Palm Beach Post quotes Eva Andersson Dubin TWICE calling Epstein the godfather of her children, AFTER he had been charged with unlawful sex acts with a minor.
“Today [Jeffrey] is a very close and important friend to my family. He is the godfather of my three children and is close friend of my husband as well [sic].” And later: “I could not ask for a better friend or godfather to my children.”
Our story also reports that, according to a source, Eva Andersson Dubin and Celina were spotted at Epstein’s Upper East Side mansion within the last year. And within the last two years, they visited there to meet with disgraced DNA pioneer James Watson.

@dearsarah

“Uncle Jeff” Epstein’s relationship with the 24yo daughter of billionaire hedge funder Glenn Dubin is more complex than was known A very tricky narrative; deeply & sensitively reported.

Between 1997-2005 Celina was on the epstein flight logs 18 times.

@kirbysommers

Jeffrey Epstein wanted to marry his god-child.

Who is she?

She’s none other than Celina, the daughter of Epstein’s former girlfriend Eva Dubin and hubby Glenn (both of whom have allegedly sexually abused Virginia)


Eva Andersson Dubin, Glenn Dubin, and Celina Dubin in 2017.

The convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein told associates that he considered marrying Celina Dubin, the 24-year-old daughter of his ex-girlfriend Eva Andersson Dubin and the hedge-fund billionaire Glenn Dubin, a source told Business Insider. According to financial records reviewed by Business Insider, Epstein named Celina Dubin as a beneficiary of a trust that he also used to pay lawyers, models, and other associates in his orbit. He told associates that marrying Celina would permit him to leave her his vast fortune, including his private island, without paying estate taxes, according to the source. There is no indication that the two had a romantic relationship. A different source familiar with Epstein’s finances told Business Insider he used trusts and other accounts to send money to alleged coconspirators and apparent victims of his sex-trafficking operation as recently as this year. The existence of the trust raises questions about whether the executors of Epstein’s will — who were named as beneficiaries — have conflicts of interest and what, if any, money is available to the 26 women suing his estate. Jeffrey Epstein died a bachelor, but the convicted pedophile told associates that he considered marrying the 24-year-old daughter of his ex-girlfriend, Business Insider has learned.

 

The woman, Celina Dubin, is the daughter of the physician and former Miss Sweden Eva Andersson Dubin and the billionaire hedge-fund manager Glenn Dubin. Eva Andersson Dubin dated Epstein for 11 years, beginning in the 1980s, before she married Glenn Dubin in 1994; Epstein told associates that he introduced the couple. As recently as 2014, according to one source close to Epstein, he told associates that if he ever married, it would be to Celina Dubin, who was 19 at the time and who once called him “Uncle Jeff.” There is no evidence that Epstein ever had a romantic relationship with Celina Dubin, and his intent appears to have been financial.

Epstein told associates that he wanted her to inherit his fortune, including his private island in the Caribbean, the source said, and that marrying her would be a way to avoid inheritance taxes. The source provided Business Insider with handwritten notes, taken after the fact, recounting the conversations. Around the same time, in 2014, Epstein named Celina Dubin as a beneficiary of a trust, according to financial documents provided by a different source and reviewed by Business Insider.

She was removed as a beneficiary in 2015, and the Dubins said they were not aware of the trust’s existence. It’s unclear how much money was in the trust while Celina was a beneficiary, but it totaled about $50 million in 2019, according to the source, who is familiar with Epstein’s finances.

The Dubins are prominent socialites and philanthropists in New York City and Palm Beach, Florida. Eva Andersson Dubin was for many years the in-house physician for NBC, and she founded the Dubin Breast Center of the Tisch Cancer Institute at Mount Sinai Health System. Glenn Dubin cofounded the hedge fund Highbridge Capital Management and now runs a quant fund called Engineers Gate. Celina Dubin is attending the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She graduated from Harvard University in 2017 and was named one of the “15 Hottest Freshmen” in her class by The Harvard Crimson in 2014. She has been photographed on the red carpet at numerous charity events and written for Departures magazine.

In August, Business Insider reported that the Dubin family has been tied financially, socially, and philanthropically to Epstein for decades. In 2009, after Epstein’s release from jail on charges of soliciting a child for prostitution, the Dubins wrote an email to his probation officer saying they were “100% comfortable” with Epstein spending time with Celina Dubin, who was 14 at the time, and their two other minor children. Since Epstein’s July arrest, however, the Dubins have sought to publicly distance themselves from the sex offender.

The existence of the trust and Epstein’s interest in leaving his vast wealth to Celina Dubin suggest that his relationship with the Dubin family was more complex than had been previously known. In a statement, the Dubin family spokesman Davidson Goldin told Business Insider: “Glenn saw him perhaps once a year in large group settings and had no business interactions with him whatsoever after 2007. Eva and Celina Dubin accepted less than a handful of invitations to gatherings that included the founder of Microsoft and a DNA pioneer. The Dubins are horrified by Jeffrey Epstein’s despicable conduct. Had they been aware of it, they would have cut off all ties instantly.” Epstein established the irrevocable trust in 2004 Epstein, who died by suicide in August, created the irrevocable trust — a common holding structure to reduce tax liabilities — in 2004. He transferred that trust from JPMorgan to Deutsche Bank, along with other entities, in 2013. The trust contained about $50 million as of 2019 — or close to 10% of the total value of Epstein’s declared wealth — according to the source familiar with Epstein’s finances. The trust, and others like it, appears to have been used in part to facilitate payments to women in Epstein’s orbit. It named six people as beneficiaries and two as trustees — people who administer the account on behalf of the beneficiaries — according to a 2014 document viewed by Business Insider. The trustees were Epstein’s New York-based accountant Harry Beller and Virgin Islands-based lawyer Erika Kellerhals, both of whom worked with Epstein on various organizations he set up. Neither responded to requests for comment.

Celina Dubin was removed from the trust in 2015 and never received any payments from it, according to the source familiar with Epstein’s finances. Three of Epstein’s longtime female associates were also beneficiaries in 2014. All three were listed in the trust document as residing in New York City at 301 E. 66th St., the Upper East Side building home for years to members of Epstein’s entourage — young models, girlfriends, pilots, lawyers, and, in the 1980s, Eva Andersson Dubin. Two of the women named as beneficiaries married each other in 2013 at Epstein’s direction so that one, who was from Eastern Europe, could gain legal residency, Business Insider previously reported. Both are adults and have since divorced. None of the three women have come forward publicly, and because they may be victims of sexual abuse or trafficking, Business Insider is not naming them.

Rounding out the list of the beneficiaries in 2014 were two longtime Epstein attorneys, Richard Kahn and Darren Indyke. They’re named on dozens of documents related to Epstein entities, including businesses and foundations, in various executive roles, including president, director, and treasurer. Neither Kahn nor Indyke responded to requests for comment….

In 2009, Epstein’s former house manager, Alfredo Rodriguez, attempted to sell Epstein’s “little black book” for $50,000 to an attorney representing one of Epstein’s accusers. The lawyer alerted the FBI, and Rodriguez was arrested in a sting operation on charges of obstruction of justice. Agents seized both the address book and handwritten notes, which included email addresses and phone numbers for key figures, that Rodriguez had prepared for the attorney to aid him in his case. The notes included a phone number for the Dubins with the notation: “Eva Andersson (Dubin). (Former model and mother of naked pic).”

more here:

https://www.businessinsider.com/jeffrey-epstein-considered-marrying-24-year-old-daughter-of-glenn-dubin

@Eye5W1de0pen 

Glenn Dubin’s first wife was Elizabeth Saltzman, who is Vanity Fair fashion director and longtime friend of Ghislaine Maxwell.

Did she have a role in Graydon Carter scrubbing the Farmer sisters from @VickyPJWard’s article?


The real estate. Keep your eyes on the real estate.

Leslie Wexner and Lynn de Rothschild financed Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell.

The person who owned 116 East 65th Street before Ghislaine Maxwell lived there and before it was “owned” by Jeffrey Epstein was:

Lynn F De Rothschild

 

While reports of Jeffrey Epstein meeting the Rothschilds were through Alan Dershowitz fact is the Rothschilds and Leslie Wexner have known each other since before Epstein entered Wexner’s life.

The person who purchased the house where Ghislaine Maxwell lived and that was owned by Lynn De Rothschild is Fred Rudd.

Fred Rudd is a real estate tycoon.

On May 4, 2004 the body of a decomposing woman was reported to have been found floating off a small island in the upper East River. The body was identified as being the first wife of Fred Rudd who “mysteriously vanished” on April 9, 2004.

The fact that the Rothschilds owned Ghislaine’s house would mean that in addition to Leslie Wexner fronting for Epstein and giving him the mansion at 9 East 71st Street (and possibly the one next door 11 E 71 Street); the Rothschilds also contributed property.

https://therealdeal.com/2016/05/05/investor-frederick-rudd-buys-ghislaine-maxwells-ues-townhouse/

https://twitter.com/KirbySommers/status/1176441367653965824


 

RFTF

Remembering for the Future: 3 Volume Set: The Holocaust in an Age of Genocide

edited by J. Roth, E. Maxwell

Published in 2001

Giuffre says that in 2001, when she was 17, Andrew had sex with her three times. She says she was paid by Epstein for these encounters. A photo that Giuffre said was taken in 2001 in a London apartment shows Prince Andrew’s arm around Giuffre, with Maxwell standing in the background, according to The New York Times.

REMEMBERING FOR THE FUTURE

 

STEERING COMMITTEE COORDINATORS

CHRISTINE MAXWELL MALINA

 

FINANCIAL SPONSORS:

GHISLAINE MAXWELL,

ISABELL MAXWELL

 

PATRONS:

LORD JANNER

SAMUEL PISAR

LORD WEIDENFELD

link

 

Elie Wiesel (in Epstein’s black book) , the Nobel-prize winning author whose book Night is held as one of the most important of Holocaust texts, is one of the major speakers at the Remembering for the Future conference.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2000/jul/16/foodanddrink.raceandreligion

Epstein’s Little Black Book “France section “Massage-Paris” contains ~30 names: Claudia, Alexandra, Carolina, Deborah, Isabella, Rosemary, Donna, Yelena or Nadia. Sometimes, mention is added: “speaks little English” or “speaks NO English”. nouvelobs.com/monde/20190812…
“At the time, it was the law firm Berlioz that managed the financier’s current affairs. “We were like his Family Office,” says Stéphane Coulaux, whose name appears in the famous notebook”
Epstein had called on this firm through Samuel Pisar, a leading figure in the Jewish community in the United States (since deceased).”

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1162430685065469952.html

ALADDIN PROJECT

JANNER AND PISAR involved

https://www.projetaladin.org/en/en-1.html

 

becoming an adviser on foreign economic policy to John F. Kennedy, whom he met at Harvard, and a confidant to Presidents François Mitterrand and Valéry Giscard d’Estaing of France; pressing détente between the Soviet Union and the West through trade; and establishing himself as a lawyer to corporate executives and movie stars like Rita Hayworth and Elizabeth Taylor.

He became a citizen of the United States by an act of Congress and had homes in New York and Paris. The French government made him a Grand Officer of the Legion of Honor and an Officer of Arts and Letters. Poland made him a Commander of the Order of Merit.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/obituaries/2015/08/01/samuel-pisar-lawyer-and-adviser-who-survived-nazi-camps-dies/PxaXBCbVhhG9NufLt8fw9M/story.html

Since quitting as the UK’s trade envoy in 2011, the duke has built up Pitch@Palace, in which he helps to put would-be entrepreneurs in touch with investors and mentors.

A source close to Andrew told BBC News he would continue to be involved in the initiative, which does not provide any funding to start-up firms.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7710203/Prince-Andrew-continue-work-Pitch-Palace-project.html

Prince Andrew met with Ghislaine Maxwell AFTER Jeffrey Epstein probe was reopened: Duke saw paedophile’s ‘madam’ in London as she took part in supercar rally to Monaco with Paris Hilton and Chloe Green

  • Duke of York ‘arranged a meeting’ with alleged pimp Maxwell on or about June 5
  • Disgraced socialite was in UK to take part in a charity motoring rally from London
  • Alleged meet took place weeks after US revealed desire to reopen Epstein probe
  • In Andrew’s disastrous BBC interview, he claimed they did not discuss Epstein
  • Last night he was removed from royal duties amid deepening crisis over Epstein

21 Nov 2019

Prince Andrew met with alleged pimp Ghislaine Maxwell in London months after the US Department of Justice revealed plans to reopen its probe into Jeffrey Epstein.

The Duke of York arranged a meeting with Maxwell, who is accused of procuring underage girls for Epstein, while she was in Britain for a glamourous supercar rally with the wife of Pink Floyd’s drummer, it can be revealed.

On Saturday’s BBC interview with Emily Maitlis, Andrew acknowledged meeting Maxwell but denied they discussed Epstein – despite the fact US prosecutors had in February reopened their probe into the paedophile and his plea deal.

US lawmakers were also calling for Epstein to face fresh criminal charges. He was arrested on July 6, a month after Maxwell and Andrew’s meeting in London.

Andrew and Maxwell met up on or about June 5, the day before she set off on the Cash & Rocket charity motoring rally from London.

Maxwell joined a host of celebrities such as Paris Hilton and Chloe Green for the glitzy all-woman supercar rally, which finished four days later in Monaco.

She was conspicuously absent from publicity photographs taken during the high-profile event, and all reference to her was deleted from the rally’s website today.

The 57-year-old British socialite shared car number 28 with Nettie Mason, the wife of Pink Floyd rock star Nick Mason, for the duration of the event.

Ghislaine Maxwell took part in the Cash & Rocket rally along with Nettie Mason, the wife of Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason. Pictured is their car profile from the event’s website, which was deleted from view earlier this month

Her involvement in the rally is thought to be the last time she visited the UK, before her disappearance from public view amid the FBI inquiry into her links with Epstein.

During Andrew’s ‘disastrous’ interview with the BBC on Saturday, presenter Emily Maitlis pressed the prince on the last time he met with his long-time friend Maxwell.

He replied: ‘It was earlier this year, funnily enough, in the summer, in the spring, summer. She was here doing some rally.’

When asked by Maitlis if their meeting had taken place after Epstein’s arrest in July, Andrew said: ‘No, no, no, no, no, no, no, this was… this was early spring.’

Maitlis then enquired whether or not the duke and Maxwell had discussed Epstein and the allegations against him during their meeting.

He added: ‘Funnily enough, no, not at all. There wasn’t anything to discuss about him because he wasn’t in the news, you know, it was just… we had moved on.’

While Epstein was not be arrested for another month, the US Department of Justice had revealed plans in February to review a plea deal given to the paedophile.

He had escaped sex trafficking charges in 2008 after a secret arrangement with prosecutors saw him admit to a lesser charge of soliciting a minor for prostitution.

He was arrested once again in July after members of Congress called for the sex trafficking allegations to be reviewed. He was found hanging in his cell in August.

Andrew is now facing intense pressure to speak with prosecutors about his friendship with Epstein.

Last night the Queen effectively sacked Andrew from Royal duties, summoning the distraught Duke of York to Buckingham Palace to learn his fate.

He issued a statement confirming he was, with his mother’s permission, ‘stepping down’ from his public role.

Ghislaine Maxwell is granted more time by a federal court as she tries to stop hundreds of Epstein associates being named in defamation court papers

  • Lawyers for Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts want the court papers unsealed
  • A federal judge said in September there were hundreds of people mentioned
  • Ghislaine Maxwell’s attorneys been granted until December 5 to argue their ca

21 Nov 2019

Jeffrey Epstein’s ex-lover Ghislaine Maxwell has been granted more time by a federal court as she tries to keep a trove of court papers under wraps which could reveal the names of hundreds of Epstein associates. 

Lawyers for Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre have asked for the records from a 2015 court case to be unsealed.

Federal judge Loretta Preska revealed in September that there were ‘literally a thousand people’ mentioned in some of the documents.

Maxwell’s attorneys are trying to block the release and a judge has granted them until December 5 to make their arguments after they demanded an extension.  

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7709875/Ghislaine-Maxwell-demands-time-block-release-names.html


PITCH@PALACE GLOBAL LIMITED

Directors: Amanda Thirsk, Johan Eliasch…

https://companycheck.co.uk/company/10622221/PITCHPALACE-GLOBAL-LIMITED/companies-house-data


Director Johan Eliasch director at Pitch@Palace and listed in Epstein’s black book

Johan Eliasch
 
He was Chairman of the Duke of York NSPCC Challenge, and helped to raise over £2.3 million for the Full Stop campaign in 2000.
 
Tory donation
 
Johan Eliasch, Deputy Treasurer £2,600,000;
 
 

PRINCE Andrew is photographed with a bevy of beautiful girls while staying at a villa in St-Tropez, Tony Blair is pictured playing with his state-of-the-art tennis racket in a charity event at Queen’s Club in west London. Two seemingly unconnected events. But there is one man who had a key role to play in both of them and it is unlikely you will have heard of him.

Johan Eliasch, a 39-year-old Swedish businessman, is not only a public relations genius – both events were featured the next day in every national newspaper – he is also that rare thing, a man who manages successfully to straddle the worlds of high finance and high society.

On another recent occasion, Eliasch invited Prince Andrew to holiday on his yacht off the Thai island of Phuket. Again, the snappers were ready for more bikini shots of the gregarious Royal’s female friends.

Who’s the Tycoon Behind Prince Andrew’s Holiday?; the Extraordinary Story of the Businessman and His Glamorous Wife Playing Host to the Fun-Loving Royal in Jet-Set St-Tropez

Johan Eliasch, a close friend of the prince who is the chairman of the Head sporting goods company and also a former special representative of the British prime minister, said: “Anybody who knows the Duke well knows that he is intensely loyal to his friends and sometimes that loyalty is not in his best interest, and that is what happened here.”

 

Johan Eliasch was a member of the Mayor of London’s (Boris Johnson) International Business Advisory Council 2008-2016.

28th May 2012

a) IBAC members:

Martin Sorrell Chief Executive WPP (Chair) Boris Johnson Mayor of London Lionel Barber Editor The Financial Times Marc Bolland Chief Executive Marks and Spencers Victor Chu Chairman First Eastern Investment Group Tim Clark President Emirates Airline Richard Collier-Keywood UK Managing Partner & Global Head of Tax PricewaterhouseCoopers John Connolly Global Chairman Deloitte UK (when he was in post) Eric Daniels Group Chief Executive The Lloyds Banking Group plc (when he was in post) Vincent de Rivaz Chief Executive EDF Energy Phillip Dilley Chairman Arup Johan Eliasch Chairman Head NV Orit Gadiesh Chairman Bain & Company Mark Garvin Chairman JPMorgan Europe Limited Jim Goodnight CEO SAS Andreas Goss Chief Executive Siemens PLC & Cluster North West Europe Sanjay Guha President Coca-Cola Great Britain & Ireland Mark Harding Group General Counsel, Barclays Group Tony Hayward Executive Director BP (when he was in post) Terry Hill Chairman – Transport Market Arup Group Ian Hudson President – EMEA Dupont Yugo Ishida President and CEO Nomura International Alexander Izosimov CEO AO VimpelCom Wang Jianzhou Chairman and CEO China Mobile Limited Will Lewis General Manager News International (when he was in post) Wayne Leamon Chief Executive Macquarie Bank London Ian Livingston Chief Executive BT Group Graham Mackay Chief Executive SABMiller Trevor Mann Senior Vice President, Manufacturing, Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Nissan International SA David Morley Senior Partner Allen & Overy John Neill Group Chief Executive Unipart Group Lubna Olayan CEO Olayan Financing Company Rajendra Pawar Chairman and Co-Founder NIIT Joerg Reinhardt CEO Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics Brendon Riley General Manager, Northeast Europe IBM (when he was in post) Jon Robson President of Enterprise Thomson Reuters Paolo Scaroni CEO Eni SpA Jacob Wallenberg Chairman Investor AB Nicholas Walsh Executive Vice President, Foreign General Insurance of AIG Inc., AIG Patience Wheatcroft Editor Wall Street Journal Europe (when she was in post)


https://www.london.gov.uk/questions/2012/1338

 

Prince Andrew appoints Swedish billionaire friend as director of his Palace project to help entrepreneurs

20 July 2019
  • Sports equipment tycoon Johan Eliasch will be able to add his considerable business expertise to position on the Prince’s initiative, Pitch@Palace
  • Prince Andrew launched project in 2014 to provide a platform for young entrepreneurs and early-stage businesses to network and seek advice
  • Mr Eliasch, 57, is an eco-campaigner and chairman and chief executive of Head, the international sporting goods group
  • Prince was a guest of Mr Eliasch for holiday in 2000 on Thai island of Phuket 

In 2012, Prince Andrew stood down as the UK’s Special Representative for International Trade and Investment after a series of negative stories.

Mr Eliasch, who has dual Swedish and British citizenship, was one of 20 senior business figures who wrote a letter backing the Duke of York.

He said at the time: ‘The commentary in the media regarding the Duke of York has ignored the good work he does in the Middle East and other places around the world to promote British business and also to help the country respond to this difficult economic period through a trade-led recovery.’

Prince Andrew is a ‘t**s and bums man’ who is prone to making spectacularly inappropriate comments about women, a former acquaintance has claimed.

The source said Andrew often breached the bounds of social acceptance with his remarks – including one that left a pregnant woman ‘ashen-faced’ with shock.

‘He has always been a t**s and bums man,’ said the acquaintance.

The claims came as historic pictures of the Prince re-emerged, showing him surrounded by topless women in tiny bikinis enjoying an end-of-year holiday back in 2001.

The picture, it is understood, was taken while Andrew was on holiday in Phuket, Thailand, with his friend Jeffrey Epstein.

 
Johan Eliasch (born February 1962) is a Swedish billionaire businessman, and the chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of Head,[2] the global sporting goods group, and the former Special Representative of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Eliasch is the grandson of G. A. Svensson, a leading Swedish industrialist who “made a killing in real estate”.[5]
Eliasch, a conservative, served in the British Government, as the non-political Special Representative of the then Labour Party Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Deforestation and Clean Energy from 2007 to 2010.

Johan Eliasch fined for illegal Amazon logging

A company belonging to a Swedish businessman has been fined $275 million for illegally cutting down Amazon rainforest. 

A Swedish millionare Johan Eliash, who purchased 400 000 acres (1,600 km2) in the heart of the Amazon rainforest near the Madeira River, has been recently fined for illegal Amazon logging. He bought the property from a logging company for only 14 million U.S. dollars in 2005.

Interesting, in the moment of property transaction, Mr. Eliash claimed that this purchase is for the sole purpose of its preservation.

The Brazilian government’s environmental agency Ibama said it levied the 450 million reals (275 million dollars) in punishment on the Gethal company owned by Johan Eliasch for cutting down 230,000 trees and lacking certification for Amazon land it owns.

JOHAN ELIASCH

https://companycheck.co.uk/director/903477816/MR-JOHAN-ELIASCH/companies

Pro-Brexit Tory billionaire donor Johan Eliasch is connected to the same Isle of Man company (Greystone Trust Company) as Arron Banks ICS Risk Solutions Limited

 

Johan Eliasch insisted that Brussels has much more to lose from a hard Brexit than the UK, and revealed that Angela Merkel once told him she wanted a “sensible solution” to the divorce proceedings.

The Swedish born businessman, who was a government special representative under Gordon Brown and runs the sportswear firm Head, blamed Jean-Claude Juncker for the EU’s current intransigence towards Britain.

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He served in different roles for the Conservative Party between 1999 and 2007, as Party Deputy Treasurer (2003–07), Special Advisor to the Leaders of the opposition (William Hague and Iain Duncan Smith) and shadow Foreign Secretaries (Michael Howard, Francis Maude and Michael Ancram) (1999–2006). He covered Shadow Foreign Relations (2003–2006) as part of the Shadow Foreign Office team.
 
In 2006 he and Michael Ancram set up Global Strategy Forum, a foreign affairs think tank based in London; he remains President. He was a member of the Austrian President’s delegation of State for Trade and Industry 1996-2006. He was chairman of the Young Conservatives Party in Djursholm, Sweden (1979–1982).
Global Strategy Forum
 

Advisory Board

Accessed July 2012: [2]

Global Strategy Forum – SourceWatch

Global Strategy Forum

General Sir Richard Dannatt and Michael Ancram

General Sir Richard Dannatt gave our second February lecture on Tuesday 23rd February, speaking on the theme of the Challenges for Defence in the Next Decade.

The February 2010 Lecture II: ‘The Challenges for Defence in the Next Decade’

In 2009-2010, we have had the pleasure of hosting Johan Eliasch, President of GSF; the Rt Hon Lord

Patten of Barnes CH; Rt Hon Lord Howell of Guildford, now Minister of State at the Foreign and
Commonwealth Office; FW de Klerk, former President of the Republic of South Africa; Sir Richard
Dalton KCMG, former UK Ambassador to Iran; Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr, former US
Ambassador; Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles LCMG LVO, then the Foreign Secretary’s Special
Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan; Professor Christopher Andrew, Professor of Modern
and Contemporary History at Cambridge University; and General Sir Richard Dannatt GCB CBE MC,

Chief of the General Staff from 2006 to 2009.

Lord Dannatt – patron of Street Kids (along with Fergie), is also patron of Hope & Homes For Children
 
Lord Dannatt’s son Tom founded Street Kids
 

Relative Values: Lord Dannatt, former head of the British Army, and his son, Tom

Lord Dannatt, 64, and his son, Tom, 36, who runs a charity for children in Sierra Leone

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/relative-values-lord-dannatt-former-head-of-the-british-army-and-his-son-tom-vr9jcf988jn


Sarah Ferguson marks special day for charity close to her and Prince Andrew’s heart

The former couple are both huge supporters of the Children’s Air Ambulance

 

The organisation is supported by both Sarah and her ex-husband Prince Andrew, who went to an event at Lamberth Palace on behalf of her back in May when a last-minute diary clash meant that she was unable to attend. Andrew took Sarah’s place at short notice, and even gave the speech she had prepared, adding in his own voice and humour much to the delight of the guests. He also spent time chatting to the families who had been helped by the Children’s Air Ambulance.

https://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty/2019070474934/sarah-ferguson-special-day-close-to-her-prince-andrew/

Humanitas

Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York – Patron & Life President of Humanitas

Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York has been our patron since 2008, her commitment to our cause and the children we care for has been commendable.


“Having witnessed first hand the horrors of institutional care, I needed to find a solution to the problems these children’s face. Then I met the charity Humanitas, seeing the difference between their set up and others I had witnessed is so vast. Seeing the improvement in the children under their care is enough to bring hope and joy to anyone.I truly think that Humanitas is a model charity through which lives can be improved beyond measure’’
Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York – Patron & Life President of Humanitas

https://www.humanitascharity.org/patrons


Andy guest of honour for Maxwell girl

24 January 2013

Just two years ago Prince Andrew was forced to distance himself from convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein after a series of unsavoury allegations emerged about the wealthy financier and underage girls.

The Prince’s initial stubborn refusal to abandon their friendship and the subsequent damage to his reputation contributed to his decision to later stand down from his job as a trade envoy.

But Andrew has not cut all his links with the American — he  remains good friends with Epstein’s former girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell.

When Ghislaine, 51, youngest child of crooked former newspaper tycoon Robert Maxwell, celebrated her birthday in London last month, Andrew was guest of honour.

News of the celebration for New York-based Ghislaine, who was also a social fixer for Epstein, was kept under wraps to ensure Andrew’s presence did not attract criticism.

The party was held at China Tang, entrepreneur Sir David Tang’s stylish restaurant at the Dorchester Hotel, with around 30 guests sitting down to dinner. 

They included Johan Eliasch, multi-millionaire boss of sports firm Head,Britain’s richest MP and former Labour minister Shaun Woodward and his Sainsbury’s heiress wife, Camilla, plus the Earl and Countess of Derby.
Johan Eliasch
He was a member of the Mayor of London’s (Boris Johnson) International Business Advisory Council 2008-2016 and is a member of the Mayors of Jerusalem and Rome’s International Business Advisory Councils. He is Chairman of the Boards of Equity Partners, Aman Resorts and London Films and sits on the board of the Foundation for Renewable Energy and Environment and Longleat. He is a non-executive director of CV Starr Underwriting Agents and Acasta Enterprises. He has been a non-executive chairman of Investcorp Europe and is an advisory board member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Polar Regions, Brasilinvest, Societe du Louvre, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Capstar, Centre for Social Justice and the British Olympic Association. He is the first President of the Global Strategy Forum, a trustee of the Kew Foundation and a patron of the Stockholm University. He chaired the Food, Energy and Water security program at RUSI and has also served on the boards of IMG (2006-13) and the British Paralympics Association, the sports advisory board of Shimon Peres Peace Centre, the advisory board of the World Peace Foundation. He was non-executive chairman and a non-executive director of Starr Managing Agents 2008-2015. He served in different roles for the Conservative Party between 1999 and 2007, as Party Deputy Treasurer (2003–07), Special Advisor to the Leaders of the opposition (William Hague and Iain Duncan Smith) and shadow Foreign Secretaries (Michael Howard, Francis Maude and Michael Ancram) (1999–2006). He covered Shadow Foreign Relations (2003–2006) as part of the Shadow Foreign Office team. He was a member of the Austrian President’s delegation of State for Trade and Industry 1996-2006.

https://interestingtalks.in/Oxford/event/johan-eliasch-billionaire-ceo-of-head-philanthropist-on-brexit/

 

 

 

Amanda Eliasch, 59, puts her £10,000 sex CHAIRS up for sale in 200-item auction

Socialite Amanda Eliasch is putting her four £10,000 sex chairs up for sale in a 200-piece auction at The Swan in Tetsworth, Oxfordshire.

The multimillionaire, 59, who received a chunk of her former husband Johan Eliasch‘s £400 million fortune following her 2007 divorce settlement, is clearing out her £8.3million five story Chelsea home in Cheyne Walk ahead of her 60th birthday next year.

The mother-of-two will begin with a 700-piece fashion auction next week, which will include 250 pairs of designer shoes  and 300 black jackets, before moving on to a furniture sale in October.

The second auction will include four sex chairs worth £10,000-a-piece, which she bought back in her heyday to ‘feel like a dominatrix and scare off men’ – but she assures interested buyers that she hasn’t used them.


How Duke of York’s annual meetings with Epstein including after he was sent to jail caused Prince Andrew decades of trouble

– 1999

Andrew first meets Epstein, reportedly introduced through his friendship with Ghislaine Maxwell, the daughter of newspaper tycoon Robert Maxwell. Andrew welcomes Epstein to the Queen’s private Scottish retreat in Aberdeenshire. Andrew later says he sees Epstein ‘infrequently’, adding ‘probably no more than only once or twice a year’.

– 2000

Andrew and Ms Maxwell are seen on holiday with Epstein at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida. Epstein and Ms Maxwell attend a party at Windsor Castle hosted by the Queen to mark Andrew’s 40th birthday, the Princess Royal’s 50th, the Queen Mother’s 100th and Princess Margaret’s 70th.

– 2001

Virginia Roberts claims to have had sex with Andrew ‘three times, including one orgy’, with the first encounter allegedly taking place in Ms Maxwell’s London townhouse. Ms Roberts claims to have had sex with Andrew on two more occasions, at Epstein’s New York home and at an ‘orgy’ on his private island in the Caribbean.

– 2008

Epstein admits prostituting minors and is sentenced to 18 months in prison.

– 2010

Epstein is released from jail. Andrew is photographed with the disgraced Epstein in New York’s Central Park. Footage emerges years later, reportedly shot on December 6 2010, showing him inside Epstein’s Manhattan mansion, from where he is seen looking out from a large door of the property waving a woman goodbye after Epstein leaves to get into a chauffeur-driven car.

– 2011

The duke quits his role as UK trade envoy after the fallout from the Central Park photos.

– 2015

Buckingham Palace denies Andrew has committed any impropriety after he is named in US court documents related to Epstein. A woman, later named in reports as Ms Roberts, alleges in papers filed in Florida that she was forced to have sex with Andrew when she was 17, which is under the age of consent in the state.

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Andrew, in his first public engagement since he was embroiled in the allegations, responds, saying: ‘Firstly I think I must, and want, for the record, to refer to the events that have taken place in the last few weeks.

‘I just wish to reiterate, and to reaffirm, the statements that have already been made on my behalf by Buckingham Palace.’ In April the claims against Andrew are struck from US civil court records following a federal judge’s ruling.

– 2019

Newly released legal documents show that Johanna Sjoberg, another alleged Epstein victim, claimed Andrew touched her breast while sitting on a couch inside the US billionaire’s Manhattan apartment in 2001. Buckingham Palace said the allegations are ‘categorically untrue’. Epstein is found dead in his jail cell on August 10, having killed himself after being charged with sex trafficking.

Later that month a pilot on Epstein’s private jet claims Andrew was a passenger on past flights with the financier and Ms Roberts. The Sun newspaper reported that David Rodgers said in a testimony released in August that Epstein, Andrew and the-then 17-year-old travelled to the US Virgin Islands on April 11 2001. Buckingham Palace describes the evidence statement as having ‘a number of inconsistencies’ and said that Andrew was on a different continent in some cases.

Following Epstein’s death, a statement from the palace says that Andrew is ‘appalled by the recent reports of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged crimes’. Breaking his silence on the issue for the first time since 2015, Andrew then releases a statement on August 24 saying: ‘At no stage during the limited time I spent with him (Epstein) did I see, witness or suspect any behaviour of the sort that subsequently led to his arrest and conviction.’

On November 16, the prince gave a ‘disastrous’ BBC interview in which he spoke about his friendship with Epstein and addressed allegations of his own sexual conduct. He faced a barrage of criticism following his television appearance, with the royal accused of a lack of empathy with Epstein’s victims.

During the interview, Andrew, questioned by Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis, twice stated his relationship with Epstein, who died in jail while facing sex trafficking charges, had some ‘seriously beneficial outcomes’, giving him the opportunity to meet people and prepare for a future role as a trade envoy. The duke denied he slept with Virginia Giuffre, one of Epstein’s victims, on three separate occasions, twice while she was underage, saying one encounter in 2001 did not happen as he spent the day with his daughter Princess Beatrice, taking her to Pizza Express in Woking for a party.

The same alleged sexual liaison, which the American said began with the royal sweating heavily as they danced at London nightclub Tramp, was factually wrong as the duke said he had a medical condition at the time which meant he did not sweat. He cast doubt on the authenticity of a picture that appears to show Andrew with his arm around the waist of Mrs Giuffre, when a teenager.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7708371/Britains-ex-consul-general-New-York-casts-doubt-dukes-alibi.html

Prince Andrew First Met Jeffrey Epstein Long Before 1999, Buckingham Palace Letter Claims

Nov 19 2019

Prince Andrew first met pedophile Jeffrey Epstein long before 1999, according to a letter from a Buckingham Palace aide.

The Duke of York has long been embroiled in a scandal over his ties to the disgraced financier. In a television interview with BBC’s Newsnight that aired on Saturday he discussed his friendship with Epstein for the first time as well as the allegations that he had sex with a teenage girl Epstein had groomed.

Andrew told interviewer Emily Maitlis that he met Epstein through Epstein’s girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell, who Andrew met at university, in 1999. But that contradicts an earlier claim from a former senior aide in 2011 that the pair actually met in the “early 1990s.”

Alastair Watson, who was Andrew’s private secretary at the time, wrote to The Times of London newspaper to counter reports about Andrew being friends with Saif Gaddafi, the son of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

At the end of the letter, published on March 5, 2011, Watson addressed Andrew’s connection to Epstein. “Finally, there has been widespread comment on the duke’s relationship with Jeffrey Epstein,” he wrote.

“The duke has known Mr Epstein since being introduced to him in the early 1990s. The insinuations and innuendos that have been made in relation to the duke are without foundation.”

When asked about the letter contradicting Andrew’s claim that he met Epstein in 1990, a Buckingham Palace spokesperson told Newsweek: “The Duke’s words in his interview speak for themselves.”

The 2011 letter was published after The Times reported on the existence of a photo of Andrew with 17 year old Virginia Roberts, now known as Virginia Giuffre, according to the BBC. It shows Andrew with her in Maxwell’s London home in 2001.

Giuffre later claimed she was forced to have sex with Andrew on numerous occasions. Andrew has denied having any form of sexual contact with her.

In the Newsnight interview, Andrew said he had no memory of meeting her. “I can absolutely, categorically tell you it never happened,” he said. “I have no recollection of ever meeting this lady, none whatsoever.”

Andrew expressed regret for staying at Epstein’s home in New York in 2010 after the 66 year old was released from prison for soliciting soliciting an underage girl for prostitution. But many have criticized him for the lack of remorse he showed for the friendship.

During the interview, Andrew twice said that his friendship had some “seriously beneficial outcomes,” including giving him the opportunity to meet influential people.

Epstein was found dead in his jail cell in August while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. A medical examiner ruled that he had taken his own life. His death at the age of 66 came just over a month after he was arrested and charged with trafficking dozens of underage girls as young as 14.

https://www.newsweek.com/prince-andrew-first-met-jeffrey-epstein-early-1990s-1473030

 

Prince Andrew sat for a disastrous interview in which he defended his friendship with Epstein and tried to deny any wrongdoing on his part.

He told the BBC’s Emily Maitlis, “Do I regret the fact that [Epstein] has quite obviously conducted himself in a manner unbecoming? Yes.”

To this she responded, “Unbecoming? He was a sex offender.” The prince apologized, “Yeah, I’m sorry, I’m being polite. I mean, in the sense that he was a sex offender.”

He claimed that he had only stayed with Epstein in 2010, after Epstein was convicted of soliciting a minor for prostitution, in order to end their friendship.

In response to photographs of him with Epstein the following year, he said, “That’s the bit that, as it were, I kick myself for on a daily basis because it was not something that was becoming of a member of the royal family. We try and uphold the highest standards and practices, and I let the side down, as simple as that.”

The prince didn’t say that he regretted his friendship with Epstein overall, noting that Epstein introduced him to interesting people and things.

 

 

In another controversial connection with oil-rich foreigners, both Mandelson and the prince forged links with Saif Gaddafi, the hugely wealthy son of the late Libyan despot who was attempting to funnel vast amounts of cash into New Labour’s Britain.

Gaddafi ‘bedded four women before holding trade talks with Prince Andrew’

  • Aide who dyed dictator’s hair claims: ‘He would have his way with them like he had just blown his nose’
  • Libyan leader was addicted to sex and Viagra pills

Muammar Gadaffi bedded at least four women just hours before meeting Prince Andrew for trade talks, it was claimed today.

The Libyan dictator had a voracious sexual appetite and was so addicted to anti-impotence Viagra pills a nurse told him to cut down his intake.

The sordid world of the despot who was killed last month in the country’s uprising, has been revealed by his manservant of seven years.

Faisal, a young chef, cooked Andrew a ‘traditional’ dinner of tabouli, hummus and couscous when the prince met the Arab leader at the villa of one of his female friends.

Later Andrew, who’s office has confirmed he dined with Gadaffi in November 2008, told Faisal it was the finest meal he had ever had and posed for a picture with him.

The aide, now 29, said the royal trade ambassador discussed relations between Libya and Britain and an oil contract.

What Andrew was unaware of was Gaddafi’s penchant for young women – many of whom were his bodyguards, according to Faisal.

He said: There were four or sometimes five women each day. They had just become a habit to Gadaffi.

‘They would go into his bedroom, he would have his way with them and then he would come out like he had just blown his nose.’

Faisal, on leave from prison for the Muslim holiday of Eid, became friends with the bodyguards who were known as the ‘Nuns of the Revolution’.

He told the Sunday Times: They all had sex with Gadaffi. The more canny of them became wealthy from his gifts of villas or large sums of cash.’

Faisal claimed that some of the women he bedded suffered so badly ‘they went immediately from his bedroom to the hospital’ to be treated for internal injuries.

His addiction to Viagra, said the aide, was so extensive that his Ukrainian nurse urged to him to reduce the number of pills he swallowed every day.

Gadaffi picked up victims at his former alma mater, Tripoli University, where he gave lectures and then led the young women to a nearby room whose only furniture was a double bed.

Faisal claimed that another aide was once sent to a sex district of Paris, to buy a machine that Gadaffi used to apparently lengthen his penis.

The despot was vain about his looks and demanded the aide dye his hair,  cover up his baldness and use make-up and treatments with green tea to hide his wrinkles.

Faisal, who became a favourite of the dictator with his own house and car, sprayed a French-made lotion on the front of Gadaffi’s head so his receding hairline would not be obvious.

The aide was forced to be his servant after death threats were made against his family unless he obeyed. Faisal was captured by anti-Gadaffi forces but is unlike to be charged.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2060940/Gaddafi-bedded-women-holding-trade-talks-Prince-Andrew.html

Why did Prince Andrew visit Gaddafi in Libya with ‘shady’ Tory?

 

Prince Andrew secretly flew to meet Colonel Gaddafi with ‘shady’ former Tory treasurer David ‘Spotty’ Rowland, it was disclosed last night.

Mr Rowland also accompanied the Duke of York on an official UK trade trip to the Egyptian resort of Sharm-el-Sheik where Andrew dined with the president of oil-rich Kazakhstan.

The president’s son-in-law bought Andrew’s home South York for £15million – £3million more than the asking price.

The latest disclosures of the Prince’s links with Mr Rowland, 65, the multi-millionaire son of a scrap metal dealer, follow last week’s revelations by The Mail on Sunday that Mr Rowland paid £40,000 to help clear the massive debts of the Duke’s ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson.

The payment was made after the Duke, 51, had launched a controversial bank bought by Mr Rowland from the ashes of the collapsed ¬Icelandic bank, Kaupthing.

During his talks with Gaddafi, Prince Andrew is believed to have discussed the release of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi. Megrahi was released from prison in Scotland in 2009 amid reports that Britain had won a lucrative oil deal for BP from Gaddafi in return.

Gaddafi later said Andrew had pressed for Megrahi’s release.

Buckingham Palace went to extraordinary lengths this week to try to conceal the Libya trip by the Duke and Mr Rowland. Acting on a tip-off from a well-placed source that Andrew made several flights with Mr Rowland, most of which were organised and paid for by the businessman, The Mail on Sunday first approached Buckingham Palace on Friday.

The Palace did not respond until noon yesterday. It said the Prince had made one official visit to Libya in 2007, but did not meet Gaddafi, and ‘Mr Rowland was not on this trip’.

After several evasive replies, senior sources eventually admitted the Prince met Gaddafi in Libya in 2008 and privately on two other occasions. Challenged to confirm that Mr Rowland and the Duke flew to Libya together secretly when the Prince met Gaddafi, a spokeswoman effectively admitted that they did.

But she suggested that while they had gone to Libya together, Mr Rowland was not with the Duke when he met Gaddafi.

In a terse statement, the Palace said: ‘Mr Rowland did not attend any calls with the Duke of York on Colonel Gaddafi. We do not comment on private visits of members of the Royal Family. Members of the Royal Family occasionally take people with them on UK and overseas visits, and these people are recharged the cost of the flight.’

In May 2008, Mr Rowland accompanied the Duke when he jetted to Sharm-el-Sheik to attend the World Economic Forum (WEF). The Duke was there as the UK Trade Investment (UKTI) special envoy.

While at the event, he dined with Kazakhstan president Nursultan Nazarbayev at the Savoy hotel and attended a Kazakh-themed evening. The two men have helped to forge many lucrative deals between British and Kazakh companies as a result of their joint efforts.

Asked about the trip to Sharm-el-Sheik by the Duke and Mr Rowland, a Palace spokesman said: ‘The Duke of York and David Rowland travelled to the WEF in May 2008, of which the Duke of York was co-chair. Mr Rowland covered his own costs.’

Asked if Mr Rowland paid for the flight, the spokesman said: ‘Mr ¬Rowland covered his own costs on the visit. The costs of the Royal Household were met by the Royal Travel Grant-in-Aid and UKTI.’

Prince Andrew’s dealings with wealthy Kazakhs are not restricted to his jaunts to their home country, either. The Prince is close friends with British-based Kazakh socialite Goga Ashkenazi.

In 2008 he dined with her hours after she gave birth to a son by her lover, Timur Kulibayev, who later bought South York. According to some reports, Ms Ashkenazi was the go-between in the deal.

The Mail on Sunday reported last week how Mr Rowland paid £40,000 to Sarah Ferguson’s former aide Kate Waddington to help clear Ms Ferguson’s £5million debts.

Mr Rowland paid the money after the Duke showered praise on him at the launch of his Havilland Bank in Luxembourg in 2009.

A year later Mr Rowland was appointed as Tory treasurer after the Conservatives were told Mr Rowland ‘had the backing of the Queen’, largely as a result of his support for Sarah Ferguson.

But Mr Rowland, once denounced as ‘shady’ in Parliament, was forced to quit as treasurer within weeks as a result of a Tory backlash over his business reputation.

These latest disclosures will add pressure on Prince Andrew to step down as special envoy to UKTI.

Sara Kensington’ – very regal new name for girl in Epstein sex case

A beautiful blonde who allegedly recruited schoolgirls for sexual encounters with a paedophile friend of Prince Andrew has been ‘rewarded’ with a lavish jet-set lifestyle, complete with a new identity.

According to legal documents, Sarah Kellen, 31, managed a harem of under-age ‘sex slaves’ at a Palm Beach mansion in Florida where the Duke of York was treated to massages by Jeffrey Epstein, a billionaire financier who is under investigation by the FBI for alleged sex-trafficking.

As revealed by our photograph, however, Kellen is now moving in rather more elite circles… after dyeing her hair brown and adopting a false name.

As Sara Kensington, she has become a fixture on the US social scene, buying tickets to charity parties, dating a scion of a railroad dynasty and driving a vintage open-top sports car.

Using two other aliases – Sarah Lynnelle and Sara Bonk (her mother’s maiden name, rather than any admission of guilt) – to cover her tracks, she divides her time between Epstein’s Florida villa and New York.

She shares a luxury flat in the city with Epstein’s 29-year-old personal assistant, Story Cowles, whose mother is married to the heir to a railroad fortune. The flat is registered to an Epstein relative.

Kellen was named as Epstein’s co-conspirator in a 2005 police investigation into the 58-year-old tycoon’s ‘erotic massages’ by under-age girls. She was granted immunity from prosecution after he used his political connections to strike a controversial plea-bargain deal under which he served just 13 months in jail.

Kellen and Cowles visited him regularly, according to prison logs reviewed by The Mail on Sunday. Cowles described himself at the time as a ‘paralegal’.

After Epstein was released, Cowles, who has an arrest record himself for careless driving and possession of marijuana, described himself as Epstein’s ‘personal assistant’.

In an interview during subsequent civil proceedings, Kellen was asked if the Prince had sexual contact with girls whom Epstein employed as ‘masseuses’. She refused to answer, citing her constitutional right to remain silent.

Legal experts say she is potentially a key witness in the new FBI inquiry into Epstein. It was launched after one of his former employees, Virginia Roberts, told The Mail on Sunday newspaper that he required her to have sex with his friends and flew her to London for the first of what she says were three meetings with Andrew.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1368001/Why-did-Prince-Andrew-visit-Gaddafi-Libya-shady-Tory.html

 

 

Evening Standard 1/22/01 Prince Andrew has upset the Queen and ex-wife Fergie with his lad-about-the-globe activities but he’s enjoying his social life with new best friend Ghislaine Maxwell. In the past year Andrew has been on 8 different breaks with her

 

PRINCE ANDREW & FRIENDS:

 May 11, 2000

Head is arrested at Bea’s scandal school.

THE SCOTS head of Princess Beatrice’s new school has been accused of child sex abuse.

Gordonstoun-educated Richard McDonald, a friend of Prince Andrew, is being held in a Swiss remand prison.

It is understood his ex-wife made allegations that he sexually assaulted two youngsters.

McDonald has now stood down from his post as head of exclusive pounds 17,500- a-year Aiglon College in Switzerland.

The school is due to welcome Princess Bea soon.

But fears had already been raised over its safety after it was revealed an attacker had assaulted three schoolgirls in their dorms in March.

Police are currently DNA-testing all the school- masters in connection with the brutal assaults.

But yesterday, Buckingham Palace insisted that Bea, 11, would go there in September.

Her younger sister, Eugenie, 10, is due to join her next year.

Prince Andrew’s personal spokesman said last night that Andrew and ex-wife Sarah remained committed to their plans to send their girls to Aiglon, despite the latest revelations.

He said: “There is no change in the schedule.

“The princesses will still attend Aiglon. Princess Beatrice is set to go there in September and the duke and duchess’s plans have not changed.”

A host of international celebrities – including Roger Moore, Sophia Loren and Jackie Stewart – have sent their children to Aiglon, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

Last night, Lausanne investigating judge Valerie Barth confirmed Richard McDonald had been arrested and was being held.

She said: “We can confirm at this time that Mr Richard McDonald has been charged but has not yet appeared before a court.”

The judge added McDonald was arrested in mid-March and that detectives had already interviewed witnesses in connection with the case.

Legal sources in Switzerland claimed last night that the Scots academic could be in jail for at least a year while the notoriously slow Swiss judicial process follows its course.

An officer at the Lausanne remand prison claimed that McDonald was being treated well in prison.

He said: “There are a maximum of two detainees to a cell and conditions at our prison are exceptionally good.

“This is Switzerland after all. Staying here is better than a hotel. Our inmates have television, radios and some even have CD players.”

It was originally claimed that the three girls attacked in March had been sexually assaulted.

The school at the time confirmed the attacks but denied that there was a sexual element.

There is no link to the McDonald allegations.

The recently divorced head, who has a teenage son and daughter, was already in custody at the time of the attack on the girls.

Recently divorced McDonald, who has a teenage son and daughter, had taken a sabbatical in January and had not returned as planned in April because of “domestic circumstances” which made it impossible to continue at the school.

Last night, Aiglon College spokesman Frank Klein claimed he had no personal knowledge of his former headmaster’s arrest.

Dr Klein said: “I must stress that Mr McDonald’s circumstances are private and personal.

“We were not aware that Mr McDonald had been sent to prison, it is not a matter that concerns the school as he no longer works here.”

But he failed to explain why Richard McDonald had been systematically removed from Aiglon’s high-profile Website.

All traces, including pictures of him at school sports days and on field trips, have disappeared. His staff profile and CV, which were also posted on the site, now come up blank.

Dr Klein said: “We have removed Richard’s name from our latest web-site as he is no longer at the school. I am not aware that we removed him from our archive. I don’t know why this has happened.”

Dr Klein also added that the school had heard nothing from police and magistrates investigating the March attack.

He said all three girls who were attacked were now back at school, and the school was pulling together to get through a difficult time.

News of Oxford-educated McDonald’s departure has come as a major blow to the Yorks.

McDonald and Prince Andrew were contemporaries at Gordonstoun, a sister school of Aiglon, and McDonald’s energetic leadership and educational outlook were key factors in the royal couple’s decision to choose Aiglon.

Beatrice and Eugenie will be the first royal children this century to be educated abroad full time.

Aiglon currently has 300 pupils from some 50 countries, aged from nine to 18.

Sarah chose the school because she was keen for her daughters to have a rounded education, including languages.

Aiglon prides itself on its multicultural education and is a member of the Round Square Conference of schools, which espouse the `whole person’ philosophy of the late Kurt Hahn, founder of Gordonstoun.

Pupils follow an English curriculum, sitting a minimum of eight GCSEs before taking three or four A-levels in the sixth form, as well as subsidiary courses.

They are also offered up to 60 different activities under Aiglon’s `options’ programme after lessons, from singing in the school choir to snowboarding on local pistes.

In line with Aiglon’s belief in `character-building’ education, staff organise expeditions into the mountains and surrounding countryside at weekends.

Beatrice and Eugenie currently attend Coworth Park School in Chobham, Surrey.

It is understood that the pounds 35,000 a year cost of the princesses’ fees will be entirely borne by Prince Andrew. Under his divorce settlement, he undertook to meet the cost of his daughters’ education.

Beatrice is pulled out of scandal school.

June 24, 2000

PRINCE Andrew and Fergie yesterday finally decided not to send daughter Beatrice to a scandal-hit Swiss school.

Beatrice had been due to start at Aiglon College, one of the country’s top boarding schools, in September.

However, after agonising for weeks, Andrew and ex-wife Fergie have decided to “delay” sending her.

The school has been plagued by a string of scandals in recent weeks.

The headmaster, Richard McDonald, an old friend of Andrew, has been arrested after being accused of molesting two children.

Three pupils at the pounds 17,000-a-year college were also injured in March after being attacked with a man brandishing an anaesthetic spray.

And last December, teacher Robert Kenneth, 30, was fired over claims he had spanking sessions with gay lovers.

Yesterday, Prince Andrew said: “We have had to make this decision reluctantly.

“Our priority is a stable educational environment for our children.

“We are certain Aiglon will overcome their current issues and will emerge stronger and we remain committed to their educational experience.”

Buckingham Palace announced officially that Beatrice, 11, would not go to the college, which is in the Alps, near Villars, until the matter has been resolved.

She will now go to St George’s school, Ascot, which is much closer to her parents’ home in Berkshire.

It also looked likely Bea’s sister Eugenie, 10, would also be withdrawn. She was due to go there next year.

The move means Fergie will almost certainly cancel plans to live in Switzerland.

Both Andrew and Fergie were said to be deeply concerned when McDonald was arrested but had originally insisted Beatrice would take up her place.

McDonald has been suspended from his post.

How a Swiss college lost ultimate seal of approval

It was the Duke of York who was most keen to send his daughters to the British-run Alpine establishment where the fees range from £15,300 to £22,325 a year. He was particularly attracted by the school’s ethos which was based on the philosophy of Kurt Hahn, the founder of the Duke’s own alma mater, Gordonstoun.

There were security problems in sending the Princesses abroad and the Queen’s permission had to be sought. But Aiglon’s promise of a “family atmosphere” within a “structured and disciplined atmosphere” led to an announcement in February that Princess Beatrice would join Aiglon’s 300 pupils in September. Princess Eugenie would follow a year later.

Scandal, though, was already in the air. Two months earlier, a chemistry teacher left after his homosexual fantasies were published on the internet. Then came disclosures that three girls had been drugged and sexually assaulted in a dormitory. And royal concerns grew last month when it emerged that the headmaster, Richard McDonald, was not on a sabbatical but in prison on charges of sex offences against children. The allegations had nothing to do with the dormitory attack.

Media stories of debauchery and drinking among the pupils followed swiftly. Initially and officially, the Duke and Duchess remained loyal to their original choice but it was becoming clear that Aiglon was an increasingly dubious option.

They drew up a shortlist of alternatives which was narrowed down to a choice of two: boarding at St Mary’s, Wantage, and day education at St George’s, Ascot. After a final inspection last week, they chose the latter – while trying to spare some of Aiglon’s blushes by saying that the Swiss option had been “postponed”.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1344734/How-a-Swiss-college-lost-ultimate-seal-of-approval.html

@JamesRusbridger

Prince Andrew who raped Virginia Roberts in March ’01: Was set up by Mandelson Working at the NSPCC ‘brought them close’ Andrew & Mandelson formed friendship circle with Ghislaine’s pal Lynn Rothschild & husband Evelyn Andrew & Mandelson were the Rothschilds wedding Witnesses


 

Maxwell and Epstein, pictured at a party in 1995

“The Maxwells … as a family they have done a lot for the state of Israel.”

 

Telling how she became close to the Maxwell family, Laura said: “My parents are Holocaust survivors and Isabel does a great deal of work talking about the Holocaust.

“I was always active in the Jewish community scene so that’s how I got to know Isabel. I’ve travelled with her to Israel and people would literally stand up when she walked into a room, her family commands respect.

“I didn’t get to know Isabel’s twin sister Christine who live in Dallas but I knew of her because she is a Holocaust academic, too.

“I got to know Jeffrey through academic circles at first. He had links to universities I was also associated with.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10437510/jeffrey-epstein-madam-ghislaine-maxwell-says-biggest-prince-andrews-virginia-roberts/

RFTF

Remembering for the Future: 3 Volume Set: The Holocaust in an Age of Genocide

edited by John K. Roth, Elizabeth Maxwell

 

REMEMBERING FOR THE FUTURE

 

STEERING COMMITTEE COORDINATORS

CHRISTINE MAXWELL MALINA

 

FINANCIAL SPONSORS:

GHISLAINE MAXWELL

ISABELL MAXWELL

 

PATRONS:

LORD JANNER

SAMUEL PISAR

LORD WEIDENFELD

1995-5-16 – Carol Mack, Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell
HENRY STREET SETTLEMENT EVENT
 Carol Mack née Dicke. Her husband is Earle I. Mack

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/08/the-mystery-of-ghislaine-maxwell-epstein-enabler

Earle Irving Mack (born July 11, 1938) is an American businessman and former United States Ambassador to Finland.

Mack was a Senior Partner of The Mack Company, a real estate development, investment, and management firm, and was a founding board member of the merged Mack-Cali Realty Corporation in 1997. He is active in the arts, serving as Chairman and CEO of the New York State Council of the Arts for three years, and has produced a number of theatrical productions and films. Mack has been involved in Thoroughbred horse breeding and racing since 1963 as an owner and advocate. His political involvement includes a 2016 attempt to draft Paul Ryan as the GOP presidential candidate.

Mack served as United States Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Finland. He was chosen by President George W. Bush, and was sworn in May 2004. He served as U.S. Ambassador to Finland until November 2005.

President George W. Bush appointed him to serve on the Honorary Delegation to accompany him to Jerusalem for the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the State of Israel in May 2008.[9]


@modernhomesla

Ghislaine Maxwell

10-12-1984 thru 10-18-2016

https://twitter.com/modernhomesla/status/1167496887710056449

Nothing to see here. Just a lot of aristocrats hanging with GhislaineMaxwell Mossad Epstein Blackmail Software Back Door sold to governments nuclear secrets Dimona materials. CIA Airplanes, Human Trafficking Drug Couriers. All trying to forget her.

@AnnLynch3

Despite this, US government eventually agreed to allow Epstein to plead guilty to just one count of soliciting prostitution from an underage girl under Florida state law. In the end, he served just 13 months of an 18-month jail sentence.


Billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein may have stopped trumpeting his million-dollar donations to charities in light of accusations he molested dozens of underage girls. But he continues to quietly distribute his wealth—including to the nonprofits of Deepak Chopra, Elton John and a doctor linked to President Trump—through a shadowy private foundation called “Gratitude America, Ltd.,”

Gratitude America, Ltd. was launched in 2012 to back “organizations around the world that seek to celebrate the United States of America and the American Ideals,” the group stated in its application for tax-exempt status. Those ideals, the nonprofit added, include “liberty, equality, democracy, individualism, unity, and diversity.” At the time, Epstein was three years out of jail, but disturbing allegations from his alleged victims, including one who claimed Epstein kept her as a “sex slave” for his famous friends, continued to hound him.

Not to be confused with GratitudeAmerica, Inc., a Florida nonprofit for veterans, Epstein’s latest private foundation doesn’t appear to have a website or online presence. The only traces of the group lie in tax returns, a fundraising site for multiple sclerosis, and a book of abstracts from a 2017 academic conference in California.

In 2016 and 2017, Gratitude America Ltd. funded an all-girls school in Manhattan, a youth tennis program, cancer charities, Harvard’s famous theater troupe, posh New York arts societies at Lincoln Center and the Met Orchestra Musicians, and a nonprofit linked to the wife of a former Harvard president who flew on Epstein’s private jet, dubbed the “Lolita Express” by the press.

Indeed, a review of tax returns reveals Epstein’s foundation donated at least $1.84 million to host of causes, including $15,000 to the Hewitt School, the elite private girls school on the Upper East Side; $30,000 to the O’Gorman Garden, a Harlem preschool; and $25,000 to the Junior Tennis Champions Center in College Park, Maryland.

Gratitude America’s biggest donations included a $375,000 payout to the International Peace Institute Inc., a New York think tank staffed by former United Nations officials and run by Norwegian diplomat Terje Rød-Larsen, and $225,000 to the Melanoma Research Alliance—both of which Epstein boasted of supporting financially in years past.

His former charity, the C.O.U.Q. Foundation, donated $25,000 to Bill and Hillary Clinton’s charity, according to C.O.U.Q.’s 2006 tax return. The group is listed among past and present donors on the Clinton Foundation’s website.

Gratitude America Ltd. has also supported one of President Trump’s allies for two straight years, a review of tax returns shows.

The Bruce and Marsha Moskowitz Foundation received $100,000 in 2016 and $50,000 in 2017, Gratitude America Ltd.’s filings state. Bruce Moskowitz, a Palm Beach doctor, was revealed by ProPublica as one of President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago cronies secretly influencing policies within the Department of Veterans Affairs.

But in its own 990 tax returns, Moskowitz’s nonprofit says it received money from Jeffrey Epstein, not Gratitude America.

Moskowitz—whose name was found in Epstein’s “little black book” alongside other doctors, under the category “medical”—listed two donations worth $50,000 in 2016 and 2017 from “Jeffrey Epstein/HBRK Assoc., Inc.”

It’s unclear why Gratitude America Ltd. registered a $100,000 donation in its tax filings for 2017, while Moskowitz recorded a donation for half that amount.

He donated more money in 2017, with $15,000 going to “Friends of Elton John,” which appears to be the the Elton John AIDS Foundation, a charity Epstein announced funding for years before.

Gratitude America listed a donation of $50,000 to the Chopra Foundation; $60,000 to a group labeled as “Association Mind Education” in Rome, Italy; and $50,000 to the United Jewish Appeal (UJA) Federation of New York.

Darren K. Indyke—a longtime Epstein lawyer—is vice president of Gratitude America, per the 2017 tax return. In the years prior, he was treasurer.

Indyke was active in all three of Epstein’s former foundations, as a trustee of Epstein Interests and vice president of both the C.O.U.Q. Foundation (also known as the Florida Science Foundation) and J. Epstein Virgin Islands Foundation (which went by Enhanced Education).

It was Indyke whom New York authorities contacted in March 2015 for information on why one of Epstein’s charities, the Virgin Islands-based Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation, should be exempt from state law, Reuters reported. Months later, Indyke was present for the deposition of Dershowitz, and is currently representing Lana Pozhidaeva, the model whose nonprofit Epstein bankrolled in 2017, in a trademark application for her company.

Erika Kellerhals, a Virgin Islands tax attorney, is Gratitude America’s secretary and treasurer. She was also secretary, treasurer and trustee of the J. Epstein Virgin Islands Foundation, according to a 2015 registration statement filed with the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/jeffrey-epstein-has-a-secret-charity-heres-who-it-gave-money-to

@JamesRusbridger

‘ELEPHANT FAMILY’ Charity: • Evelyn Rothschild (GM’s friend) • Lord & Lady Bamford (GM’s friends) • Nicholas Coleridge (GM’s friend) • Fergie (partner of GM’s friend) • Geordie Greig (GM’s friend) • Joanna Lumley GM = Ghislaine Maxwell

https://elephant-family.org/who-we-are/patrons

The late Mark Shand (brother of Camilla) was the founding force behind the charity when it launched in 2002 under the patronage of the Rajmata of Jaipur and Sir Evelyn de Rothschild.

ball and charles and camilla

2006 Prince Charles and Peter Ball  at a memorial service for Camilla’s and Mark Shand’s father Major Bruce Shand at St Paul’s Church in Knightsbridge, London

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Convicted paedophile friend of Prince Charles, Bishop Peter Ball  spoke at the Duchess of Cornwall’s father Bruce Shand’s funeral in 2006 and lived on Duchy of Cornwall land from 1997 to 2011.

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THE PLAYBOY WHO MADE BILLIONS; the Amazing Huddersfield to Hollywood Life Story of James Hanson, Hedonist Turned Hard Man

At the London memorial service for his wife: Lord Hanson, 82, greeted the powerful congregation including Lady Thatcher and David Frost, relying for support on his two sons and his family friend of many years David Hope, the Archbishop of York.

https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-124014393.html

The Hansons’ friend, the Archbishop of York  – David Hope:

Ex-archbishop of York quits church position over report into alleged abuse

Lord Hope steps down from role following finding of ‘systemic failures’ by the Church of England over child abuse allegations
 
Robert Waddington report
David Hope, the former archbishop of York, has resigned from his position as an honorary assistant bishop after a report into into allegations of abuse.

Lord Hope of Thornes failed to follow policy and take advice after he was informed of complaints against Robert Waddington relating to boys in Manchester and Australia.

Lord Hope has always denied suggestions that he covered up allegations.

The report detailed a range of allegations against Waddington that were first made to the C of E in 1999 but dated back as far as the 1950s.

Those who made allegations described abuse in Manchester, York, London, Carlisle and in Queensland, Australia

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/31/former-archbishop-york-lord-hope-steps-down-abuse-inquiry

Archbishop Hope

Rev.Robert M Waddington, Dean of Manchester

Mr Ward said he came from a poor background in Salford and joined the cathedral choir in Manchester at the age of seven.

Robert Wadiington

Robert Wadiington

Four years later Dean Waddington, a former headmaster and then the most senior education official working for the Church’s parliament, the General Synod, arrived in the city.

He said the Dean showed him special favour, helping him with his homework, picking him up in his car to take him to choir practice, asking him out to tea and taking him for days out. He asked Mr Ward’s mother if the boy could stay with him overnight.

The room in which the boy slept had a large poster of a horrifying painting by 16th century artist Hieronymus Bosch, which gave him nightmares.

Cathedral: Waddington targeted a Manchester choirboy as well as a pupil at an Australian boarding school

Cathedral: Waddington targeted a Manchester choirboy as well as a pupil at an Australian boarding school

Mr Ward said: ‘He turned round to me one day and said, “Would you rather stay in my room? Is that painting too scary for you?” and of course I said yes.’

Mr Ward began sleeping in the Dean’s bed.

Mr Ward said that he was told by the Dean that if questioned by the Press he should lie about what was going on.

After a senior cathedral official did begin to inquire about the relationship, the Dean told Mr Ward to quit the choir in 1989 and he did so.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2323085/Archbishop-York-launches-independent-probe-child-abuse-claims-senior-cleric-church-rocked-scandal.html

Mr Waddington was ordained Deacon in 1953, and began his career as curate at St John’s in Bethnal Green from 1953 to 1956. Afterwards he was Chaplain at Slade School in Warwick, Queensland, Australia from 1956 to 1959.

After 18 months as curate of St Luke’s Chesterton, in the Ely Diocese, he returned to Australia to become headmaster of St. Barnabas School, Ravenshoe, where he remained until 1971.

On returning to England he became a Canon Residentiary at Carlisle Cathedral and Bishop’s Adviser for Education 1972 to 1977, then General Secretary of the Church of England’s General Synod Board of Education and General Secretary of the National Society from 1977 to 1984 until becoming Dean of Manchester Cathedral in 1984.

http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/10602488.display/

 Robert Waddington’s cycle of abuse stretches beyond 50 years

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Inscription in a book given to Ray Munn

THE Church of England banished serial pedophile priest Robert Waddington to Australia, where he abused children across a decade, after suspicions were raised about him molesting choirboys in his London parish.

In an alleged church cover-up spanning almost 60 years, Waddington was suddenly and unexpectedly sent to a small school in regional Queensland in 1956 amid claims he was molesting the son of an English politician.

Last month the Church of England ordered an independent inquiry into the handling of allegations against Waddington, after a joint investigation by The Australian and The Times of London.

But it can now be revealed that Waddington – who died in 2007, facing allegations he abused students in Australia in the 1960s and English choirboys in the 80s and 90s – was molesting children as soon as he joined the church in 1953. The latest allegations have been made by Ray Munn, 70, who was recruited by Waddington, then a curate at St John’s church in Bethnal Green, East London, to sing in the choir in 1953.

He was almost immediately groomed by the Cambridge University-educated clergyman, who took him on holidays in the English countryside, before he began molesting the then 11-year-old.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/robert-waddingtons-cycle-of-abuse-stretches-beyond-50-years/news-story/7d037003bda971d2d6329d1995798f91


Archbishop Hope honoured by Nashotah House in 1999 -Nashotah House child sex scandal in the 1990s

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Scandal in 1990s

Nashotah House has had its challenges, including a 1990s sex-abuse scandal that led to criminal convictions for three seminarians

http://archive.jsonline.com/news/religion/nashotah-house-seminary-to-get-a-new-president-132390408.html

Hope was enthroned at York Minster on 8 December 1995.  After Peter Tatchell alleged in the same year that Hope was gay as part of a much criticised OutRage! “outing” campaign,[9][10]

Hope said that his sexuality is “a grey area” and that he had “sought to lead a celibate life” and is “perfectly happy and content”.[citation needed]

On 26 October 1995 he was appointed a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO),[11] an honour in the personal gift of the Queen.

Convinced of the Bishop’s homosexuality – largely because Dr Hope had been head of a notoriously gay seminary – Tatchell delivered by hand what he still claims was intended to be a private letter. It urged the bishop to be true to what OutRage! believed to be his nature and, by admitting his sexuality, help to convince the church that it was an honourable estate.

The letter, he insists, contained no threat of exposure, but was just a plea for help and understanding. “But a journalist went to see Hope and told him that we were going to out him. So he called a press conference and talked about his sexuality being a grey area.” Dr Hope, now Archbishop of York, upstaged Tatchell and his would-be tormentor clearly resents it. “The letter was intended to be private and he gave it to the press without the courtesy of letting me know.”

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2000/feb/12/gayrights.books

In April 2013, it was reported that in 1999 and 2003, Hope had been made aware of allegations of child sexual abuse against a former Dean of Manchester, Robert Waddington.

Hope removed Waddington’s right to officiate at services but did not refer Waddington to the authorities.[17]

Following the 2014 report of the Cahill Inquiry, Hope resigned his post as honorary assistant bishop in the Diocese of Leeds on 27 October 2014.[18] He retired from the House of Lords on 30 April 2015.[19]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Hope,_Baron_Hope_of_Thornes


Lord James Hanson becoming a transatlantic commuter when the family decided to branch out into Canada – later he loved travelling on Concorde for his frequent trips across the Atlantic.

With his brother Bill, he launched a transport business in Canada and later formed Jet Petroleum. This was sold to Conoco in the 1950s for £12.5m.

More significantly, the good times were facilitated by Gordon White, a fellow “playboy businessman” who had been a close friend of Bill Hanson during the war. White had a cavalier attitude to life: more interested in having fun than building a business, and possessing the panache which Hanson lacked, and setting himself up as a Hollywood impresario in the early 1950s. White became a surrogate brother to the bereaved James, and was eventually the brains of the Hanson takeover machine.

The pair first ventured into business together in the late 1950s, using their American connections to import greeting cards. But their entry into serious business, and the world of takeovers, came through White’s connection to Jim Slater, the accountant turned stock market whizz kid who introduced them to the potential in public company shares.

In 1960, Hanson left the family haulage business in his father’s hands, to concentrate on building his own empire. He occasionally had other interests, such as backing Yorkshire Television and was its non-executive chairman for a couple of years in the early 1970s. But he and White concentrated on emulating Slater’s takeover techniques, building up a public company through acquisitions and disposals.

Unlike Slater, they survived the British slump in the early 1970s, but the “quantum leap” which Hanson had promised shareholders did not come until 1979. That coincided with the beginning of the Thatcher era, which saw a return to unbridled capitalism and a new respect for businessmen such as Hanson and White, who were not afraid to take on trade unions and break up established companies in pursuit of profit.

From 1979 to 1986, Hanson Trust rampaged through stock markets on both sides of the Atlantic, acquiring a string of ever-larger companies, often in bitterly fought takeover battles masterminded by White but fronted by Hanson. In private, he had a fierce temper, but he could be immensely charming, and used that on City contacts as well as the senior financial journalists who could influence City opinion.

Guided by Mrs Thatcher’s favourite public relations guru, Sir Tim (now Lord) Bell*, he was a master of PR, using his growing notoriety in financial circles to provide material to favoured journalists, while rationing his own public appearances. There were defeats, but these were overshadowed by successes in the United States and Britain – such as the Ever Ready company Berec, the retail group UDS, and finally Imperial Group, a conglomerate whose businesses included hotels, the Courage brewery and Golden Wonder crisps.

The Imperial takeover was then the largest ever seen in Britain – almost £2bn – but it was also the most bitter. The battle was conducted in public, through full-page newspaper ads, but also behind the scenes using private investigators who, unsuccessfully, tried to prove allegations of criminal activities in Hanson’s US businesses.

Hanson narrowly won the battle, but was beginning to lose the war. Some of the mud flung by Imperial and other targets was beginning to stick. The Times newspaper awarded him the title Capitalist Of The Year for 1986, but focused on a controversial attempt to take £70m from the Courage pension fund. “This displayed the true lack of sentiment of the pure capitalist”, it said. Critics also attacked a quadrupling of his own salary to £1.3m in 1987, while the City was wondering how the takeover juggernaut could keep rolling, and was increasingly looking for a succession strategy as Hanson and White moved past normal retirement age.

The pair had no intention of standing down, but attempts to continue the proven formula were becoming more difficult. In November 1990 Thatcher was ousted as prime minister, seriously weakening Hanson’s political support. And in the following year that loss proved fatal in what was intended to be the ultimate takeover, but proved to be the beginning of the end.

This time the target was not an anonymous conglomerate, but ICI, the chemical group which had been a symbol of British industry for decades. Success would perhaps have created Imperial Hanson Industries and brought the respectability in the business establishment that Hanson never quite achieved. But the group was symbolic of Britain’s manufacturing and research base, while Hanson was symbolic of financial wheeler-dealing. More to the point, perhaps, ICI had plants and offices all over Britain, which made it a highly political issue for the many MPs whose constituents might be affected – including several in marginal Tory seats. ICI’s defence directly targeted Hanson and White and the way they ran their empire. It unearthed the astonishing facts that White was not on Hanson’s board, that the company owned three of White’s racehorses, and that the group had a string of companies in tax havens. Worse still, Hanson’s son Robert had been in charge of the battle, and had been shown to be naive. Hanson was forced to retreat without launching a formal takeover, with his reputation bruised and plans to hand over to his son shown to be wishful thinking.

He remained chairman of Hanson until 1997, when he finally retired from active business life. But those years saw the decline of the empire he had built, as the City turned against his style of wheeler-dealing and left no option but to break up what he and White had put together. Their legacy survives as Hanson Plc, a building products company that has grown from the group’s brick and aggregates business.

But the conglomerate approach finally came to be seen in the 1990s as primarily destructive, with the value coming from financial engineering rather than business acumen. Indeed, Hanson and White always remained aloof from the operating businesses. Hanson directed operations from his head office overlooking Hyde Park Corner in London, paying more attention to the state of his employees’ desks – he commanded that they be cleared every evening – their hair (he engaged a trichologist) and their cholesterol levels than to the state of his factories.

Hanson occasionally, very occasionally, re-entered the public arena in recent years: he gave his opinion on the Tory leadership race in 2001, and joined the anti-Euro campaign as a founder member of Business for Britain and a member of the Bruges Group.

Hanson’s wife died in February. He is survived by a stepdaughter and two sons.

· James Edward Hanson, Lord Hanson of Edgerton, businessman, born January 20 1922; died November 1 2004

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2004/nov/03/guardianobituaries.obituaries

*On 19 November 1977 Hanson’s “guru” Tim Bell was fined £50 for indecency. He had exposed himself while masturbating at his Hampstead bathroom window on 21 October in full view of female passers-by.[4][5]

The British ad men – the surreal world of the controversial Saatchi brothers, by LORD BELL

HOW MARGARET THATCHER STOPPED CHARLES SAATCHI SHAFTING ME

When I finally left Saatchi & Saatchi, the brothers didn’t want me anywhere near the Conservative Party account. But everyone had reckoned without Margaret Thatcher, then Prime Minister, who said that they’d become too ‘gimmicky’ and negative.

I brought in my new agency, Lowe Howard-Spink & Bell. We came up with a dozen or so examples of what the Government was doing well and added the line: ‘Life’s better with the Conservatives. Don’t let Labour ruin it.’ Margaret took one look and immediately said: ‘That’s it! At last.’

Charles Saatchi wanted revenge. So they mounted an all-out attack. Rumours started about my private life. Then they launched what’s known as a bear raid on the share price of my new agency — which caused £12 million to be wiped off our share price on one Wednesday alone. Shortly afterwards, Margaret rang me at home and said: ‘I understand that those brothers are trying to damage your company. Tell me what I can do to help.’

I replied: ‘Margaret, please don’t. You’ve got a f***ing country to run. I’m perfectly capable of looking after myself.’

She said: ‘I know. But all of us need our friends. I’ll speak to James Hanson.’

James Hanson: He helped Tim Bell at Mrs Thatcher's asking

James Hanson: He helped Tim Bell at Mrs Thatcher’s asking

Hanson, then one of Britain’s leading industrialists, was a strong Conservative supporter who had Saatchi & Saatchi working on his brands. The next thing I knew, I’d been summoned to a meeting in his office, to which Maurice and Charles had also been invited.

Maurice then rambled on about how much they hated me, adding that I was a disgusting person. To which Hanson told him: ‘If you don’t stop your activity, I am going to mount a bear raid to destroy your share price. In the meantime, I’m going to invest a quarter of a million pounds in Lowes in order to return their share price to the correct level — and you will stop this nonsense.’

Thus my agency’s share price went back to where it had been before. Soon after, Margaret asked me round for a drink at Downing Street. ‘I believe James has sorted it out,’ she said.

I said: ‘Yes, it’s absolutely fine.’

She continued: ‘Those people (the Saatchis) are not the kind you can do business with.

‘I understand they want to buy the Midland Bank. Well, I’ve spoken to the Governor [of the Bank of England] and they won’t.’

And sure enough, the bid was killed.

Holly Hamill, his personal assistant for over 30 years, said that Lord Hanson died peacefully at his cottage near Newbury, Berkshire, with his son Robert at his side yesterday afternoon.
Lord White and Lord Hanson were a winning partnership. Hanson was knighted in 1976 – in Harold Wilson’s famous “lavender list” – and created a life peer by Margaret Thatcher in 1983.
Martin Taylor,  worked for the peer between 1969 and 1995, latterly as vice-chairman of Hanson plc.
Derek Rosling, Lord Hanson’s other vice-chairman, who worked for him from 1964 to 1997, paid tribute to him, rating him as one of Britain’s “best businessmen of the last 50 years”, ahead of the modern business heroes such as Sir Richard Branson.

James Edward Hanson Joins USC Board of Trustees

June 3, 2002

James Edward Hanson – retired chairman of global conglomerate Hanson PLC and a member of the British House of Lords – has been named an honorary trustee of the University of Southern California.

Hanson built his company, originally the Oswald Tillotson Ltd., into an international presence with interests in areas including gas, electricity and vehicle distribution, coal mining and building materials. He retired in 1997.

“We are pleased and honored to have Lord Hanson with us on our board of trustees,” said USC President Steven B. Sample. “He’s a remarkable man.”

Hanson joined the British Army in 1939 at the age of 17 and left in 1946, holding the rank of acting major. He went to work for the family’s logistics company and managed its Canadian interests in Ontario from 1949 to 1963.

Hanson built Hanson PLC into one of the largest British-owned conglomerates through a partnership with the late Lord Gordon White, who died in 1995.

In 1995, Hanson PLC consolidated 34 of its companies in the United States, and the new company was named U.S. Industries Inc. Together with its subsidiaries, the corporation manufactured and marketed bath and plumbing products in North America under brand names such as Jacuzzi, Sundance Spas and Rainbow.

In 1996, the Hanson conglomerate started to divide its operations and created four separate public companies focused on chemicals (Millennium Chemicals), tobacco (Imperial Tobacco), energy (Energy Group PLC) and building materials and equipment (Hanson PLC).

When Hanson retired the following year, he became a lecturer and frequent contributor to newspapers and magazines.

He is a former director of Lloyds Bank and is currently a director of Hanson Capital Limited.

He was the founder of the London radio station Melody FM.

Breakfast presenter Bill Bingham (seated) with Melody Radio owner Lord Hanson on launch day. Later Melody FM presenters including David Hamilton – colleague and admirer of Sir Jimmy Savile:

Jimmy Savile: David Hamilton on his former Radio 1 colleague
Above everything else, Sir Jimmy Savile was a showman.

His death at home in Leeds at the age of 84 is a real loss because he had a massive impact on the music world.

We were colleagues together at Radio 1 when I joined in 1973. He had been at the station for five years by then and was enormously popular.

In late 1994 Hamilton presented the Breakfast show on Melody FM for four years

DJ David “Diddy” Hamilton attended Jimmy Savile’s funeral

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/jimmy-savile-david-hamilton-former-88798

http://www.sheengate.co.uk/richmond-and-barnes/2012/11/27/still-in-the-club-interview-with-david-hamilton/

He is also former chairman of Trident Television Limited

Trident Television Limited was a British holding company with broadcasting interests. Trident acquired Halas and Batchelor (well known for their cartoons), Scarborough Zoo, Windsor Safari Park, Trident Casinos, Playboy Club, Watts & Cory Scenery, Victoria Casino, The Clermont Club, as well as Trident Holdings (Australia Pty Ltd) and several other companies.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trident_Television

Hanson founded the Hanson Fellowship of Surgery at Oxford University and is a member of the Court of Patrons of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Through the Hanson White Foundation he founded with his former business partner, Hanson gave financial support to the Keck School of Medicine of USC in 1995 to support urology research programs and create the Hanson-White Chair in Medical Research.

Hanson’s various memberships cross a range of fields. He is an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists; a fellow of the National Cancer Research Campaign; a freeman of the city of London; and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Hanson holds honorary degrees from the University of Leeds and the University of Huddersfield.

https://news.usc.edu/2910/James-Edward-Hanson-Joins-USC-Board-of-Trustees/

Lord White

http://www.nytimes.com/1995/08/25/obituaries/lord-white-72-who-liked-role-as-a-business-buccaneer-is-dead.html

Vincent Gordon Lindsay White, businessman: born Hull 11 May 1923; chairman, Welbecson 1947-65; deputy chairman, Hanson Trust Ltd 1965-73, with special commission to open Hanson Trust’s opportunities overseas 1973-83; KBE 1979; chairman, Hanson Industries 1983-95; created 1991 Baron White of Hull; married 1958 Elisabeth Kalen (two daughters; marriage dissolved 1968), 1974 Virginia North (one son; marriage dissolved 1979), 1992 Victoria Tucker; died Los Angeles 23 August 1995.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-lord-white-of-hull-1597826.html

Prior to being created a life peer with the title Baron White of Hull, of Hull in the County of Humberside on 25 January 1991,[6] White had been appointed Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) in the 1979 Birthday Honours.[7]

Hanson Trust: Extract from ‘Written in Flames’

1987

http://powerbase.info/index.php/Hanson_Trust:_Extract_from_’Written_in_Flames’
Guess it helps to have had a rich dad with useful business connections…..

After changing hands three times in fairly quick succession over the past decade, the UK’s PremiAir Aircraft Engineering appears to be settling down and renewing its commitment to business aviation. In fact, it was recently appointed by Raytheon Aircraft as an authorized service center for the Premier I.

In November the company was reformed under its new name, after being acquired by Sir Robert McAlpine–the long-established British construction, property and wind energy group. Before this, the firm, which is based at Blackbushe Airport 35 miles southwest of London, had been owned in succession by the Hanson group, Lynton and BBA (encompassing Signature Aircraft Engineering’s Blackbushe and Denham operations). Combined hangar space at Blackbushe and Denham totals 43,000 sq ft, and these facilities are now being upgraded.

http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-ne…support-market

Blackbushe – they hold a massive Sunday market there. AIr Hanson had a hangar there, from memory, but re-branded to Premi-air a few years ago.

Part of the film “Rush”, by Ron Howard was filmed there, a film about the 1976 F1 season.

Incidentally, Blackbushe airport is also the home to British Car Auctions, who recently sold at least one of Jimmy Savile’s cars:

http://www.british-car-auctions.co.u…che-convertib/

It was also home to a large pop festival in 1978, organised by Harvey Goldsmith.

Rolls-Royce Corniche convertible

Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible

This Corniche was originally supplied to Sir Jimmy Savile OBE in 1977 for the use of his mother, ‘The Duchess’.  However, the car was too large for her to drive personally and was soon returned to Jack Barkley of London.

https://cache.mrporter.com/journal-images/production/2acda7bf-b786-43af-a8b9-826c0e1182d7

Colourful lot these Hansons. Eclectic lifestyles, porn, helicopters, beards……….

Hanson + White + Blackbushe + Helicopters

Air Hanson, a small charter aircraft company

http://www.encyclopedia.com/social-sciences-and-law/economics-business-and-labor/businesses-and-occupations/hanson-plc

A FATHER and son died when a helicopter crashed in dense woodland near Crowthorne, Berkshire, yesterday. Another two children and a man were in hospital last night with serious injuries.

Lord Hanson, chairman of Hanson Trust, of which Air Hanson is a subsidiary, said last night that Capt Bates was ‘a highly experienced helicopter pilot’ who had worked for the company for many years.

Captain Colin Bates, Air Hanson’s chief pilot, 46, and his son, Nicholas, 12, were certified dead at the scene.

Nigel Whiteman, 33, Air Hanson’s chief engineer, suffered severe chest and abdominal injuries. He and Capt Bates’s other son, Christopher, 9, were taken to Frimley Park Hospital in Camberley, Surrey, where both were said to be in a serious but stable condition after surgery.

James Coulter, 12, a friend of the Bates family, suffered serious head injuries and multiple injuries and was taken by the London Ambulance helicopter to the London Hospital in Whitechapel, east London. His condition was said to be very serious.

The aircraft was en route from Newmarket, Suffolk, to Blackbushe airport, where Air Hanson is based. A spokesman for the company said that Capt Bates had taken the boys on a day out.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/helicopter-crash-in-woods-kills-pilot-and-son-12-1540456.html

Another ‘random’ collation on Hanson – Hamilton – Guy – Blackbushe – helicopters – Blackburn? – Grant? – Elm- Trees – Wood – Barnes – Yewtree

… trying to decode the Mary Moss papers referenced the setting up of a brothel in HULL of all places.

Special Forces etc again.

Granted it was the late 80`s early 90`s but it would require at least one of the group of names to have a link to the Humberside region.

Baron White of HULL was HANSON’S lifelong business partner taking on the title AFTER the Elmhouse ring was stopped.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-lord-white-of-hull-1597826.html

Prior to being created a life peer with the title Baron White of Hull, of Hull in the County of Humberside on 25 January 1991,[6] White had been appointed Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) in the 1979 Birthday Honours.[7]

2013

Lord Mandelson and former Tory MP Virginia Bottomley were both appointed to ancient ceremonial posts at a special ceremony at Hull’s Guildhall

Lord Mandelson has been officially appointed to the newly resurrected post of High Steward of Hull.

He follows in the footsteps of his grandfather, Labour foreign and home secretary Herbert Morrison, who was High Steward of Hull from 1956 to 1965.

In a ceremony at Hull’s Guildhall, Lord Mandelson vowed to serve the city to his “best judgement and ability”.

At the same ceremony, former Tory MP Virginia Bottomley was appointed to the rejuvenated role of Sheriff of Hull.

The Queen gave the city permission for the two ancient ceremonial posts to be reinstated after they were abolished in 1974.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-humber-22625513

“A FATHER and son died when a helicopter crashed in dense woodland near Crowthorne, Berkshire, yesterday Another two children and a man were in hospital last night with serious injuries.
The Bell 206 Jet Ranger helicopter, owned by Air Hanson, came down on Forestry Commission land a few miles from Blackbushe airport in Hampshire shortly after midday.”

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk…2-1540456.html
that contract operated up until at least 2008.

link

https://www.ft.com/content/b7c3a2b6-2c65-11d9-8339-00000e2511c8

Background to Strand Hanson

In May 2009, Strand Hanson announced its successful management buyout of the company from its founding shareholders. The company is 90% owned by staff and the remaining 10% (previously held by EPIC Investment Partners) has now been acquired by Robert Hanson. Operating out of its head office in Mayfair, London, with a further office in South Africa, the Strand Hanson team will continue to focus on providing market leading, independent investment banking advice and will maintain its strong presence across the oil and gas and natural resources sectors – areas in which Robert Hanson has extensive experience.

Background to The Hon Robert Hanson

Robert Hanson joined N M Rothschild & Sons in 1983 where he initially worked in London and later at its subsidiaries in Hong Kong, Chile and Spain. In 1990, he joined Hanson PLC, becoming a main board director in 1992 responsible for strategy, mergers, acquisitions and disposals. Robert Hanson resigned from Hanson PLC at the end of 1997, after the demerger, to chair Hanson Transport Group. In 1998 he founded Hanson Capital Limited to capitalise on his worldwide network of close relationships with private venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, financiers and high net worth individuals. He is non executive director of Nasdaq-listed Ivanhoe Mines Ltd and of South Gobi Energy Resources Ltd. He is also non-executive director of; SUNWING Energy Ltd, the China-based oil and gas development subsidiary of Ivanhoe Energy Inc; Sport & Artist Management Ltd (a boutique sports marketing company); and ECL (e-commerce Logistics Ltd), a Hong Kong based company which provides fulfilment and logistics facilities in Greater China.

http://www.strandhanson.co.uk/news-media/news/appointment-of-the-hon-robert-hanson-as-chairman-and-change-of-name/

Sir Hayden Phillips, an adviser to the Prince of Wales

Sir Hayden Phillips
interviewed by Malcolm McBain on 16 May 2011

PPS to Roy Jenkins

Good friends with Ted Heath defender, Robert Armstrong

I was very fortunate because Robert Armstrong became Permanent
Secretary to the Home Office whilst I was in Brussels and we had become friends. I talked to him about coming back and what I was going to do and when I came back Robert gave me, and I had no reason to expect this, possibly the best job I had ever had in my career, which was in charge of terrorism and riots. Fortunately, we had a great deal of both (laughs), and so I came back into an absolutely critical job, which also, particularly in relation to the te
rrorism angle, had wide international ramifications.

Over that issue, because it involved threats of terror and other things, I had to go and have meetings with Peter Carrington and Malcolm Rifkind, who was then the Minister of State at the
Foreign Office.

In 1992 I became Permanent Secretary for the first time at
what was then called the Department of National Heritage under John Major, whom I worked for in the Treasury when he was Chief Secretary. I did that for six years and then I went to look after the
Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine of Lairg at what is now the
Ministry of Justice. So from 1992 to 1998 I was in Media, Culture, and Sport and then from 1998 to 2004 it was the Courts, the Law and Justice.

I remember Robin Butler who was then Cabinet Secretary, said to me, “you can’t stay at Culture and Sport forever, we must send you
somewhere else”. Various suggestions were made and I wasn’t sure I wanted to do any of them. Finally he said “I’ve got it!

We need someone to look after Lord Irvine  of Lairg and so go to the Lord Chancellor’s Department” to which I replied “You can’t do that, you have to be a lawyer”, which was true, and I wasn’t a lawyer. He
said “That’s all right. We are going to change the law”. So I got the job. It’s a very unusual anecdote this, nothing to do with international diplomacy, but I think I am the only permanent secretary who got his job as a result of primary legislation. They had
to put through a Bill in the House of Commons and the House of Lords saying that the Permanent Secretary of the Lord Chancellor’s Department could be an ordinary person. So that was me.

the BBC in connection with Culture, Media and Sport, I mean that largely fell within your remit didn’t it? That presumably would be the major part of the BBC, the home service …

MM: Is it your opinion that the BBC is a good organisation?
HP: Oh I think it’s an outstanding organisation

I admire Chris Patten very much

MM: Would you like to say anything about the Churchill Archives and their relationship with the Heritage Lottery Fund?

We set up the Heritage Lottery Fund out of the National Heritage Memorial Fund which was a tiny organisation. Jacob Rothschild became the chairman of the Heritage Lottery Fund – the three people most involved in this were Lord Rothschild, myself and Robin Butler the Secretary of the Cabinet. The first issue we confronted
was about the Churchill archives. They were going to be sold, distributed to the far flung corners of what is no longer the empi
re, the United States and countries like that. And we took the view that if we received an application, as we indeed did, to purchase the archives, we should do so in the national interest. It was so evident to us that this was the right thing to do, but what we hadn’t grasped was that it wasn’t at all evident to a large section of the British press or the British public, who firstly thought that the state already owned the Churchill archives and secondly were very resentful
of the idea that the first big slug of lottery money should appear to go to a single member of the Churchill family.

So what we thought was going to be a decision that would be applauded by the British public as a whole, turned out to be absolutely ghastly. I have had one similar experience of whatever the truth may be, the truth can be well out of kilter with what the British public thinks it ought to be. This was when Windsor castle burned down while I was in charge of royal palaces. Peter Brooke was my Secretary of State and we explained to the press when they asked who would have to pay for the damage, that Windsor castle was not owned by the Queen, it was owned by the nation and that the nation at the end of the day would have to foot the bill. I’m telling you this story because it is rather like the Churchill archives story.

Has the time come for super-smooth ex-Whitehall mandarin, Sir Hayden Phillips CB, KCB, GCB, to finally secure the peerage that cruelly eludes him? This week the favoured protege of Lord Jenkins – the ultimate smoothie – pops up as chair of appointments at Ipso, Fleet Street’s outlaw response to the Leveson reforms. The job follows his doomed, decade-long efforts to square another impossible circle, the funding of political parties. That was preceded by a review of the honours system (also doomed). A man of many grand hats, he chaired the National Theatre until 2010. There is also Marlborough College, Princess Kate’s alma mater, which is holding up quite well under his stewardship, despite the occasional controversy on his watch. Cometh the hour, cometh the man, but has Fleet Street picked the right one?

The Phillips compromise has to be good for the Party, as well as the country
10 Downing Street is reportedly hoping the Conservatives will – through Sir Hayden Phillips’ review – accept capping constituency campaign expenditure in return for the unions voluntarily ceasing to give large donations to the Labour Party. This potential deal is a little one-sided.

There is of course a cap in place already but it only counts within four weeks of election day. Conservatives usually outspend the other parties in the period before this by having more active and affluent Constituency Associations, and by receiving funding from safe seats, and donors such as Lord Ashcroft who orchestrated a large private funding scheme for marginal seats at the last election.

Labour’s National Executive Committee published its review into party funding in June, specifically mentioning Ashcroft’s target seat support as something a local cap could curtail. The only justification being that it didn’t make sense to merely cap four weeks out of a four year electoral cycle. Downing Street is also hoping that spending caps will start as soon as candidates are selected, thereby reducing the impact of the Conservatives choosing some candidates very early. Bizarrely there is also mention of only applying such caps to the 100 most marginal seats.

The Labour Party’s position seems motivated purely by political expediency which in itself is hardly shocking, but at least the Conservative proposal to cap individual donations will be healthy for democracy. If there is to be a cap on such donations, then why limit how much a campaign can raise from diverse sources and popular support?

http://conservativehome.blogs.com/torydiary/2007/01/the_phillips_co.html

Sir (Gerald) Hayden Phillips
(born 9 February 1943)
GCB 2002 (KCB 1998, CB 1989).
Career Details
Home Office, Assistant Principal, 1967 –
Home Office, Economic Adviser, 1970–72

Home Office, Principal, 1972–74 – Assistant Secretary, and Principal Private Secretary to Home Secretary, 1974–76
Deputy Chef de Cabinet to President, European Commission, 1977–79

Assistant Secretary, Home Office, 1979–81,

Assistant Under-Secretary of State, Home Office, 1981–86

Deputy Secretary, Cabinet Office (MPO, subsequently Office of the
Minister for the Civil Service), 1986–88

Deputy Secretary, HM Treasury, 1988–92

Permanent Secretary, Department for Na
tional Heritage, later
Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 1992–98

Permanent Secretary, Lord Chancellor’s Department, 1998–2003

Permanent Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, 2003–04

Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, 1998–2004
https://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/media/uploads/files/Phillips_Hayden.pdf

Hearing no evil: the IPSO panel covers its ears – Brian Cathcart

Having refused to meet Hacked Off, Sir Hayden Phillips, the man in charge of appointments to the big press groups’ planned son-of-PCC, now wants to opt out of email correspondence with Hacked Off and victims of press abuses.

This is a further sign of what can be expected from ‘IPSO’, a body which is the result of consultation by press executives with other press executives – and nobody else.

The Murdoch papers, the Mail and the Telegraph group would like us all to believe that IPSO will deliver a higher level of press accountability than the ‘toothless poodle’ PCC, but even before it has been launched IPSO is proving that it is not accountable at all.

We have written to Sir Hayden Phillips several times since he and the other non-industry members of his panel, Dame Denise Platt and Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, rejected our requests for face-to-face meetings.  Now he has written back to say that ‘we are just going to have to agree to differ’.

This withdrawal from dialogue leaves unanswered several important questions we put to him, and through him Lord Brown and Dame Denise.

They are:

1.  How do the panel members justify engaging with a process that is explicitly designed to defy the recommendations of the Leveson Inquiry, the wishes of all parties in Parliament, the views of all the leading victims of press abuses and the preference of the public at large?

2.  Do the panel members accept the analysis of IPSO by the Media Standards Trust which shows that IPSO only satisfies 12 out of 38 Leveson recommendations on press self-regulation? (No one has published any response finding fault with this analysis.)

3.  Do the panel members agree that PCC-IPSO cannot be independent of the press industry when (a) the two ‘industry representatives‘ among their number can effectively exercise a veto over their work (thanks to the requirement for consensus) and (b) an industry body called the ‘Regulatory Funding Company’ will dominate IPSO by retaining veto powers in several policy areas and by holding the purse-strings?

4.  Do they acknowledge that they were themselves appointed to the panel under a process that breached written public undertakings of openness given when IPSO was unveiled last November? (In a behind-closed-doors administrative process, the rules were simply altered without public consultation or announcement to permit a behind-closed-doors appointments process.)

5.  What grounds have they to believe that the people who oversaw the PCC during the worst years of press abuses, and who still oversee it, and who are now responsible for setting up PCC-IPSO, can now, suddenly, be trusted to put the public’s interests before those of their own newspapers?

The failure to answer these questions is, in our view, a failure to show accountability. Instead Sir Hayden and his panel appear to be prepared to answer only to their industry paymasters.

Sir Hayden, Dame Denise and Lord Brown have all had long careers in public service. It is sad that they have chosen to risk their reputations by participating in what Lord Justice Leveson would undoubtedly classify as another cosmetic reform of the PCC.

It would be far sadder, however, if their reputations and their involvement helped to encourage anyone to believe that PCC-IPSO could deliver effective, proportionate and fair remedies for press wrongdoing and proper press regulation. PCC-IPSO will not do that. It is designed to prevent it from happening.

https://inforrm.wordpress.com/2014/02/27/hearing-no-evil-the-ipso-panel-covers-its-ears-brian-cathcart/

New deputy lieutenant

16 Oct 2007

http://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/news/1762515.new_deputy_lieutenant/

Sir Hayden has had a professional career in public service comprising Home Office, Cabinet Office, Treasury and the European Commission. He was former Permanent Secretary for Culture, Media and Sport and the Ministry of Justice, former Chairman of the National Theatre and an adviser to HRH The Prince of Wales. He has held various private sector directorships, was Chairman of Marlborough College and is a Lay Canon of Salisbury Cathedral. He chairs the Fabric Advisory Committee and the Close & Environment Committee of Salisbury Cathedral, Vice-Chairman of the Wiltshire Historic Buildings Trust and Chairman of the Reviewing Committee on the Exports of Works of Arts. Sir Hayden lives and farms with his wife in Homington , near Salisbury.

http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/deputy-lieutenant-2016-17-biogs.pdf

Kerzner’s son, Howard “Butch” Kerzner died on 11 October 2006 when the helicopter he was travelling in crashed near Sosua, in the Puerto Plata province of the Dominican Republic.[10][11] His daughter, Andrea, is the founder and CEO of Lalela, a charity dedicated to bringing the arts to at-risk youth in South Africa.[12]

http://www.bahamasb2b.com/news/wmview.php?ArtID=9263

2009 One&Only Cape Town: Lunch To Benefit The Mandela Children’s Foundation

Sol Kerzner, Nelson Mandela and Graca Machel laugh during a lunch to Benefit the Mandela Children’s Foundation as part of the celebrations of the opening of the new One&Only Cape Town resort on April 3, 2009 in Cape Town

http://www.zimbio.com/photos/Sol+Kerzner/Graca+Machel/One+Only+Cape+Town+Lunch+Benefit+Mandela+Children/bX48FYMrb8i

 



Hon Robert Hanson’s business partner David Newnham

Digital Sinema Pty Ltd & Jim Karakikes

Australian Industry Group Moves Against Alleged Pirates

7-7-2006
Established three years ago by the adult industry when video piracy was at its worst in Australia, AICO began making headway through the courts against suspected pirates. Although it didn’t win its cases at first, the group began making political inroads.

7-7-2006
Established three years ago by the adult industry when video piracy was at its worst in Australia, AICO began making headway through the courts against suspected pirates. Although it didn’t win its cases at first, the group began making political inroads.

Judges began to see that the adult industry was hurt by piracy, said David Newnham, AICO board member and general manager of Calvista Australia.
http://www.zoominfo.com/CachedPage/?archive_id=0&page_id=1627783421&page_url=//www.aico.org.au/access/NewsItem.php?newsid=25&PHPSESSID=55474381018d8211cc31264ebe71d60d&page_last_updated=2006-07-12T09:47:58&firstName=Hui&lastName=Newnham

About AICO: Calvista is a founding member of the Adult Industry Copyright Organisation, which operates on a not-for-profit basis, both as an educator, and to discourage breaches of copyright in adult films in Australia. AICO is funded by its members, who are comprised of international, adult-film producers and distributors.

Digital Playground Announces Exclusive Distribution Deal with Calvista
02/08/2007

Digital Playground is pleased to announce the execution of an exclusive distribution deal with Calvista. The terms of the agreement allow Calvista full representation of Digital Playground products in Australia and New Zealand. Company President, Samantha Lewis is excited about the new relationship, “we wanted to be aligned with a company that knows the territory and can effectively saturate the market. Calvista is highly respected and they have achieved great visibility. Under their representation, I am looking forward to attending the 2007 Adult Ex in Cairns with Jesse Jane.” Hui Newnham, the General Manager of Calvista says, “we are delighted to establish a new partnership with Digital Playground, and represent this pioneering brand in Australia and New Zealand. Digital Playground is an iconic studio and sits well with the family of premier brands that Calvista has a long history of representing. We are thrilled with the opportunity to work with Samantha, Joone and the team, and finally give true local presence to one of America’s leading adult film producers.”

David Newnham

Employment History
General Manager – Calvista

Affiliations
AICO Studio List

Board Member
AICO Studio List

Board Member and General Manager

http://www.zoominfo.com/p/Hui-Newnham/460269744

Io Group Inc., parent company of multi award-winning gay adult producer, Titan Media, announced the signing of an exclusive Australian distribution agreement with Calvista Australia Pty. Ltd.

According to Bruce Cam, CEO/President of Io Group, under the terms of the agreement, Calvista will be the exclusive distributor of the TitanMen and ManPlay brands of DVDs for Australia, and these brands will be the only gay U.S.-studio brands distributed by Calvista.

Cam and Keith Webb, Titan’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing, recently visited Australia where they represented and launched the TitanMen and ManPlay brands at the Adultex 2005 show. Adultex is the largest adult trade show in Australia.

“I am very pleased that my new friend David “Hui” Newnham is committed to strengthening the partnership between our two companies by making us his exclusive gay distribution partner for Australia,” said Cam. “David and his team at Calvista have proven they are the leaders in the Australian marketplace with high-end partners such as Private, Wicked, and Jill Kelly Productions. When expanding into the gay market, it was a perfect fit that they would choose the very best gay brand in the world, Titan Media.”

https://avn.com/business/articles/video/titan-signs-distribution-deal-with-cal-vista-australia-43414.html

Woodman Entertainment Inks Oz Distro Deal – XBIZ.com
http://www.xbiz.com/news/86874

… and New Zealand by Calvista Australia and … Woodman Entertainment Inks Oz Distro Deal. By … David “Hui” Newham, general manager of Calvista …

link

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Lady Hanson Joins the Fight to Free Martin

By Dempster, Nigel | The Mail on Sunday (London, England), September 16, 2001

FARMER Tony Martin, jailed for life for shooting dead a burglar, has received financial help from an unexpected source Lord Hanson’s wife, Geraldine.

Unlike her husband, who built an empire worth billions, American-born Geraldine keeps a low profile.

But after my item that law-and-order campaigner Peter Cadbury was keen to increase his contribution to Martin’s fighting fund, Geraldine, 68, has also come foward to help.

Chocolate heir Cadbury, 83, former chairman of Westward TV, says: ‘She sent me a [pound]1,000 cheque which I’m passing to Martin’s solicitors and I’m sending a further [pound]1,000 myself.’ Martin was jailed for killing teenager Fred Barras but Brendon Fearon, who led the raid at Emneth Hungate, Norfolk, was released last month after serving half of a three-year sentence for attempted burglary.


Geraldine, always perfectly groomed, became the ideal spouse and hostess, mistress of all her husband’s immaculately decorated homes on both sides of the Atlantic.

Hanson owned his own executive jet (which in 1967 was hijacked and taken to Algeria with the former Congolese Prime Minister Moise Tshombe on board).

In those summers when James and Geraldine entertained friends aboard their yacht, the Boule Dogue in the South of France, the cash flowed like the local wine.

Every day the boat would cruise the coastline and dock at the best shopping areas of the Mediterranean while Geraldine added to her already considerable wardrobe in every port.

While she would change into a fresh outfit for every meal, Hanson would play the generous host in all the local watering holes, such as Tetou and the Hotel du Cap.

At home he was also running around in his own helicopters and fittingly for one who would be knighted by Prime Minister Harold Wilson in his resignation Honours List buying the very one in which Wilson had flown around canvassing for the 1974 election.

Hanson was close to Wilson in those days sharing with him a love of Gilbert and Sullivan and entertaining him along with Gordy (by now on to his second marriage) at lavish dinners in London.

Hanson used his helicopters to ferry guests such as actor Kirk Douglas to his country pad near Newbury. Throughout the Eighties and Nineties, while Gordy moved on to a third, much younger wife, Hanson maintained a highly respectable profile on both sides of the Atlantic, venturing into arts sponsorship in Britain and even showing his ecological credentials by donating [pounds sterling]2 million to put otters back into the river Ure in Yorkshire.

After his retirement in 1997, he spent his time firing off advice in letters and articles about Labour inefficiency and Tory principles but the high life continued.

If it was summer it had to be Ascot and Wimbledon with dinners and lunches in Mark Birley’s elegant Mayfair establishment Harry’s Bar.

There Hanson would entertain his Palm Springs neighbours, including former U.S. ambassador Walter Annenberg and the ageing Kirk Douglas.

He was still booking lunch dates and discussing the future of the Tory Party in his outspoken way right to the end.

https://www.questia.com/read/1G1-124014393/the-playboy-who-made-billions-the-amazing-huddersfield

A more complete list of those who attended James Hanson’s

Memorial service>>

<<LORD HANSON>>

Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, attended a service of thanksgiving for the life of Lord Hanson held yesterday at St Paul’s, Knightsbridge. The Rev Alan Gyle, Vicar of St Paul’s, officiated, and the Right Rev Lord Hope of Thornes led the prayers and pronounced the Blessing.

The Hon Lucas White and Sir David Frost read the lessons.

Mr William Creasy read from the works of Theodore Roosevelt.

Lord Palumbo gave an address.

The Band of the Corps of REME, directed by Major I. R. Peaple played during the service Last Post and Reveille were sounded by Lance Corporal Stephen Martin, Blues and Royals, by permission of Colonel H. P. D. Massey, Commander Household Cavalry.

The Leader of H M Opposition was represented by Lord Strathclyde. (Chairman of the Carlton Club)

Among others present were:

The Hon Robert Hanson and Mr Brook Hanson (sons), Mr and Mrs Cheever Hardwick III (son-in-law and daughter), Mr Charles Hardwick IV (grandson), Mr Christopher Collins (representing Hanson) and Mrs Collins, Mr and Mrs Donald Hayward, Mr Edward Collins.

The Marquess of Salisbury, Earl Alexander of Tunis, the Earl and
Countess of Dudley, the Earl of Halifax, the Earl of Liverpool, the
Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire, the Earl of Westmorland, Lord Archer of Weston-super-Mare, Lord Baker of Dorking, CH, and Lady Baker, Lord Bell, Lord Brabazon of Tara, Lord Brougham and Vaux (Association of Conservative Peers).

Lord and Lady Chadlington, Lord Cope of Berkeley, Lord and Lady de
Mauley, Lady Fanshawe of Richmond, Lord Feldman, Lady Foley, Lord Glenarthur, Lord Henley, Lord and Lady Kalms, Lord Kimball, Lord King of Bridgwater, Lady Palumbo, Lord Patten, Lord Powell of Bayswater, Lord and Lady Plumb, Lord Rees-Mogg, Lord Rothschild, Lord Savile, Lady Elizabeth Anson, the Hon Jamie and Mrs Bruce, Hon Rupert and Mrs Fairfax, the Hon Rachel Marckus, the Hon Sir Peter Ramsbotham, the Hon Jacob Rees-Mogg, the Hon Mrs Lucas White, Sir Tobias Clarke, Sir Tatton Sykes.

Sir Win and Lady Bischoff, Sir Gordon and Lady Booth, Sir Michael and Lady Caine, Sir Ralph and Lady Carr-Ellison, Sir David and Lady Davies, Sir Paul Fox, Sir Owen Green, Sir Angus Grossart, Sir Hayden Phillips, Sir Brian Pitman, Sir John Quinton, Sir Patrick and Lady Sargeant, Sir Nigel and Lady Southward, Sir Rodney Sweetnam and Sir Peter Morris (Royal College of Surgeons of England), Councillor Kevin Gardner and Baroness Gardner of Parkes, Mr Jonathan and the Hon Mrs Aitken, Mr and the Hon Mrs David Heimann, Mr and the Hon Mrs Charles Wilson.

Mr Peter Roe and Mr Russell Graham (Hanson Transport), Mr and Mrs David S Allsopp, Mr and Mrs Anthony Andrews, Mr Antony Ansell, Mr Robert Atwater, Mr and Mrs Jonathan Azis, Mrs Henie Backhouse, Mr and Mrs Nicholas Baldwin, Mr Alan Bennett, Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon Birdwood, Mr Peter P Bland, Mr and Mrs Peter Blond, Mr and Mrs Derek Bonham, Mrs Karen Bonham, Mr John M Bostock, Mr Robin Boudard.

Mr and Mrs Leslie Bricusse, Mr Derek Brierley, Dr J R Briggs, Mr and
Mrs Jack Brignall, Miss Isabelle Brotherton-Ratcliffe, Mr Iain R Bryce, Mr Julian Burney, Mr Charles Butter, Mr and Mrs Justin Cadbury, Mr Leander Cadbury, Mrs Humphrey Carmichael, Mr and Mrs Adam Carnegie-Brown, Mr and Mrs Timothy Chenevix-Trench, Dr H B J Chishick, Mr Peter Clarke, Mr and Mrs Algy Cluff, Mr Stephen Compson, Mr Geoffrey Cretin, Mrs Mark Cubitt, Mr Adolfo de Alvarado, Senora de Rafael Valls.

Mr and Mrs Paul Dimond, Mr and Mrs Denis Doble, Mr and Mrs Nigel Doughty, Mr Duncan Farrell, Mr and Mrs Nicholas Fawcett Mr Keith Fielding, Mrs Harry Fitzgibbons, Mr Jonathan Fountain, Mr William B Fraser, Dr Jeremy Gilkes, Mr and Mrs John Glen, Mr Mark Greaves, Mrs Valerie Greenwood, Mr and Mrs Stephen Hall, Miss Holly Hamill, Mr Aubrey Harding, Mr Jonathan Harris, Mr and Mrs Anthony Hawser, Mr Doug Hayward.

Mr Stanley Hodges, Mr Philip Hoffman, Mr James C Hopkins, Mr Derek Howe, Mr Greg Hutchings, Mr and Mrs David Jacobs, Mr Graham Jaffe, Mr Eric James, Mr Timothy Jefferies, Mr Paul Johnson, Mr Peter Johnson, Mr Rod Johnson, Mr David Keating, Mr James Kenward, Mr and Mrs Nicholas Kerman, Mr Philip Kingsley, Mr Peter Kirwan-Taylor, Mr and Mrs Alex Krasner, Mr William Lamarque.

Mr Charles Lewis, Mr and Mrs Euan Lloyd, Mr and Mrs Peter Lord, Mr Robert D Mackenzie, Mr and Mrs Jeremy Marshall, Mr Bill Martin, Mr Jamie Matheson, Mr David Mayhew, Mr N S Mayhew, Mr and Mrs Malcolm McAlpine, Mr and Mrs Peter Meinertzhagen, Mr John Menzies, Mr and Mrs David Metcalfe, Mr Cedric Middleton, Mr and Mrs Michael Minto.

Mrs George Morris, Mr Alan Murray, Mr Michael Nathanson, Mr Charles Neave-Hill, Mr Anthony Newbold, Mr Paul Nicholson, Mr Richard Northcott, Professor Anthony O’Hear, Mr Anthony Osmond-Evans, Mr Stuart T Painter, Mr Stephen Park, Mr John H Pattisson, Mrs N J Peyton-Jones, Mr and Mrs Colin Purves, Mr Peter Reynolds, Miss Isabel Riberio, Mr Peter Riley, Mr David A Roper.
Mr and Mrs Michael Rose, Mr and Mrs Derek Rosling, Mr Roddy Sale, Mrs Susan Sangster, Mr David Savage, Mr Jonathan Scott-Barrett, Dr Nigel Scott-Moncrieff, Mr and Mrs William Shand Kydd, Mrs Elizabeth Sharp, Mr Ned Sherrin, Mr and Mrs Henry Shires, Dr David Skeggs, Mr John D Smith, Mr Stephen Smith, Mr Timothy J Smyth, Mr and Mrs David Snowdon, Mr and Mrs Paul Spencer, Mr Tim Stewart.

Mr Robin Stormonth-Darling, Mr and Mrs Huw Thomas, Mr and Mrs Ward Thomas, Mr Nicholas Turner, Mr Peter J Turner, Mr Philip G Turner, Mr and Mrs William Turner, Mr Rafael Valls, Mr Claus von Bulow, Mr Nigel Walker, Mrs Philip Walker, Mr and Mrs Gerald Ward, Dr and Mrs Francis Warner, Mr David Webster.

Mr Richard K Westmacott, Mr Jamie White, Mr Richard Whiteley, Mr and Mrs Michael Wigan, Mr and Mrs John Wilford, Mr and Mrs Edward Willis, Mr and Mrs Anthony Wilson, Mr Michael Wilson, Mr Mark Worthington, Mr David Yelland, Mr Gordon Young with many other friends and former colleagues.


More of Annenberg’s friends


Dec 1993 Former US President Bill Clinton (L) applauds philanthropist Walter Annenberg

Leonore Annenberg, Melanne Verveer (Deputy Chief of Staff to Hillary Clinton), Walter Annenberg, Hillary Clinton, Margaret Williams (Chief of Staff to Hillary Clinton). January 1995.

Mrs. Annenberg and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the greenhouse at Sunnylands.

George Bush and Annenbergs


FactCheck.org –

A Project of The Walter and Leonore Annenberg Public Policy Center

Kathleen Hall Jamieson – Director of FactCheck.org

Kathleen Hall Jamieson is the Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication, the Walter and Leonore Director of the university’s Annenberg Public Policy Center, and Program Director of the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands.

Jamieson’s work has been funded by the FDA and the MacArthur, Ford, Carnegie, Pew, Robert Wood Johnson, Packard, and Annenberg Foundations. She is the co-founder of FactCheck.org and its subsidiary site, SciCheck, and director of The Sunnylands Constitution Project, which has produced more than 30 award-winning films on the Constitution for high school students.

http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/people/kathleen-hall-jamieson/

http://www.factcheck.org/

http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/national-govt–politics/will-president-trump-used-witness-sex-offender-epstein-case/YijRjaz87dDMiV18TGeDAN/


Other names in Epstein’s black book:

Prince Michael of Yugoslavia

Prince Charles targeted by Madoff fund

The Prince of Wales was allegedly targeted as a potential investor by agents working for the alleged fraudster Bernard Madoff’s £34 billion Ponzi scheme.

The heir to the throne is named alongside European aristocracy in documents supplied to US prosecutors. He was allegedly approached by Prince Michael of Yugoslavia at a Polo tournament in 2002 which was also attended by Prince William and Prince Harry.

Prince Michael, a distant cousin of Crown Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia, was an investment executive of Access International Advisors, which was a Madoff feeder fund.

Among British investors named as “customers’‘ of the alleged fraudster are Lady Rothschild, former wife of Sir Evelyn de Rothschild and a Conservative Party treasurer until 2006, and Lord Jacobs, former owner of BSM and a Tate Gallery donor.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/bernard-madoff/4536022/Prince-Charles-targeted-by-Madoff-fund.html

Also in Jeffrey Epstein’s black book:

THE HON RUPERT ALEXANDER JAMES FAIRFAX

 Hon. Rupert Alexander James Fairfax was born on 21 January 1961.1 He is the son of Thomas Brian McElvie Fairfax, 13th Lord Fairfax of Cameron and Sonia Helen Gunston.2 He married Vanessa C. Roberts, daughter of John Roberts, on 31 December 2003 at Phuket, Thailand.3

Kate Reardon, The Hon Rupert Fairfax and Catrina Skepper

Hubert Fairfax was additional assistant Private Secretary to HRH The Prince of Wales between 1986 and 1988.1

From Freemason site – Alexandria-Washington Lodge No. 22

…meeting today with Rupert Fairfax and Hugh Fairfax, both brothers to Nicholas Fairfax, the current and 14th Lord Fairfax of Cameron. Nicholas, Rupert and Hugh are all direct descendants of Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord of Cameron for whom Fairfax County is named. The portrait pictured in the photograph is the only original painting of Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord of Cameron, known to exist.

http://aw22.org/trestleboards/archive/2017.html

'Decent': Clive Bannister

Clive Bannister

Swiss prosecutors investigate HSBC for money laundering over claims it helped hide millions for arms dealers and blood diamond traders

  • Investigators have searched Geneva offices of HSBC’s Swiss private bank
  • Probe stems from ‘recent published revelations’ it helped clients evade tax
  • Stolen files claim bank helped dodge taxes on accounts containing $119bn
  • Leaked memo revealed HSBC were willing to help a ‘blood diamond’ trader 
  • Aided smuggler despite knowing he was being investigated for tax evasion

The Geneva offices of HSBC were raided by Swiss prosecutors yesterday in an investigation into alleged money laundering.

Public prosecutors said they were searching for evidence of ‘aggravated money laundering’ after ‘the recent published revelations ’ about HSBC’s Swiss private bank.

It is the latest damaging twist for the banking giant embroiled in a scandal over claims staff helped rich clients dodge tax.

Although the Geneva prosecutor’s office said the probe was against the bank, it added that it could target individuals ‘suspected of committing or participating in acts of money laundering.’

Those found guilty could face a fine and up to five years in prison.

Authorities in France, Belgium, the US and Argentina have already launched criminal inquiries.

Former HSBC executive Clive Bannister – the son of four-minute-mile legend Sir Roger – could face questions from the Geneva public prosecutor.

The 55-year-old spent 17 years at the bank and was the boss of its global private banking business from 1998 to 2006.

Clive Bannister, chief executive of the Phoenix Group (Ben Cawthra)

Oxford-educated Mr Bannister, a father of three sons who is also a keen runner, was based in London. He was instrumental in turning the private bank into a global powerhouse with profits soaring to almost £1billion by 2007.

HSBC’s Swiss private bank was a key part of his empire. Although there is no suggestion Mr Bannister was aware of any wrongdoing, the alleged misconduct occurred from 2005-2007, overlapping part of his service. Prosecutors may also choose to summon former trade minister Lord Green, who joined David Cameron’s government in 2011.

He was the chief executive and then chairman of HSBC until stepping down in 2010 and sat on the board of the Swiss banking arm for a decade.

… the controversy has touched his current role as chief executive of insurance firm Phoenix Group as his chairman Sir Howard Davies has asked him to explain his role at HSBC.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2958232/Swiss-prosecutors-investigating-HSBC-money-laundering.html

How HSBC Got Rich Off Russian Corruption

02.10.15

https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-hsbc-got-rich-off-russian-corruption

Countess Debonnaire von Bismarck, wife of Count Leopold “Bolle” von Bismarck, in her London showroom.

https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2015/11/countess-debonnaire-von-bismarck-luxury-gifts

The Von Bismarck family

Going underground: Count Nikolai von Bismarck is said to be living in the basement of supermodel Kate Moss' Highgate home

Who is Kate Moss’s new lodger, Nikolai Von Bismarck?

20 October 2015

Pixie Geldof, Princess Beatrice, Nikolai von Bismarck and Dave Clark

He’s worked with Mario Testino and partied with Princess Bea — now Nikolai von Bismarck is living with Kate Moss. So who is the Count in her cellar

Andrea Dellal, Mario Testino, Naomi Campbell, Countess Debonaire von Bismarck and Suzy Menkes attend the Charlotte Olympia ‘Handbags for the Leading Lady’ launch dinner at Toto’s Restaurant on October 23, 2014 in London, England.

Male Models Say Mario Testino and Bruce Weber Sexually Exploited Them

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/13/style/mario-testino-bruce-weber-harassment.html?mtrref=www.google.com&gwh=3A52D72FCDAC683962EB19C7D49E18BE&gwt=pay

It looks like Kate Moss has a new lodger. And he is a Count. Nikolai von Bismarck, 28, is said to be living in the basement of Moss’s Highgate home. He is the son of Moss’s close friend and mentor Debonnaire (yes, really) and rent in London being what it is, she decided to invite him into the place she shares with her daughter Lila Grace, 13.

But is Moss, 41, more than just his landlady? Von Bismarck accompanied her to the opening of Richard Caring’s Sexy Fish restaurant in Berkeley Square last week; they nursed their hangovers over a pub lunch in the Cotswolds.

Moss never complains, never explains, and her camp has not confirmed that she has separated from her husband, musician Jamie Hince. But they haven’t been seen together in public since early summer, and whispers about break-ups are turning into assumed truths.

So is Moss playing by the mantra “The best way to get over someone is to get off with a mate’s 28-year-old son”? His mother aside, the pair have plenty of mutual friends, but since you probably don’t, here’s everything you need to know about Nik.

The NvB CV

Londoner Nikolai is the eldest of the four Bizzy boys. They often wear matching clothes and call him Nick Nock. He went to Harrow — the same school as actor Benedict Cumberbatch, where fees are £36,150 a year.

Paparazzi are waiting to catch a shot of him with Moss but NvB is more used to being behind the camera — he is rarely seen without one around his neck. He started taking photos at 13, visiting the Maasai in Kenya. Even then, he was resourceful — he heard the tribe believed photos stole their soul and took a Polaroid so that they could keep the snaps (probably worth a bit on eBay).

Being an aristo doesn’t preclude hard work — at 16, he had a holiday job assisting fashion photographer Mario Testino, shooting New York strippers. He played Leonard Cohen songs and refused to talk to his subjects to create moody pieces.

Debbie Von Bismarck with Bea and Eugenie

Another model is his friend Princess Beatrice. She chose him to photograph her official 18th birthday portrait and his art teacher gave him a shout-out for it in the Harrow newsletter. Nik and Bea hiked the Inca Trail together on his gap year, cue rumours about a royal romance. But there was no time to let that develop because he was off to hone his skills at Parsons art school in Paris and then help out Annie Leibovitz in New York. The Duchess of Cambridge did work experience with him.

One blot on his CV is social networking. Don’t bother looking for him on Facebook — he uses it under a pseudonym. Reportedly, he was once banned from the site after a fracas around a group whose name might have been considered racist.

His first solo exhibition, In Ethiopia, was at 12 Francis Street in Victoria two years ago. Fatima Bhutto, Ronnie Wood, Jerry Hall and family friends Pixie and Bob Geldof came to show support and a reviewer called his work “provoking and personal, featuring countless art-historical references”— so all that education paid off. The pictures were taken while he lived in Ethiopia and he has fond memories of that time:

“I drank cow’s blood for breakfast and slept in a tent that was guarded by kids with AK-47s. I painted with them, drank ouzo with them, fired guns with them — I became one of them.” It’s a long way from Chelsea.

Mummy von B

Nikolai’s mother, Countess Debonnaire von Bismarck, has “the best name in the history of toffdom”, squeals Tatler. The 56-year-old prefers to go by Debbie, though her appointment-only Knightsbridge shop bears the full complement of syllables. The boutique sells handcrafted accessories sourced abroad: slippers made in Lebanon, jewellery from Jaipur, kaftans from Ibiza. Prices are on application, obvs. Moss calls Mummy von B “a one-off” and has loyally supported her at fashion events since forever.

An editor who sat next to the aristocrat at a dinner to celebrate the launch of a Kate Moss collection for Topshop says she was charming, and spent the whole evening talking about “her boys”.

She moonlights as a stylist and choreographed Nikolai’s fashion debut, casting her son in a shoot for Tatler in 2006, entitled Like a Virgin. Nikolai, then 18, co-starred with three models wearing pure white, frothy confections — so he won’t be intimidated by sharing living quarters with a supermodel.

A source suggests that it is to Debbie that Kate goes when she’s in need of mentorship and direction. Moss, who is a contributor at Vogue, convinced her friend to open her £7 million Chelsea house for a shoot in the magazine’s December 2014 issue (Kate’s World). Moss called it London’s most glamorous party house. The model apparently has a portrait of Debbie in her own home and when Moss was commissioned to design the interior of luxury getaway The Barnhouse in the Cotswolds this year (prices starting at £2.5 million) she turned to Debbie for advice.

Von Bismarck is at the centre of the Venn that connects Moss’s Primrose Hill set with the international art and aristocratic groups that party in London.

Testino taught Debs to pose, which came in handy when she modelled for milliner Philip Treacy’s eponymous coffee table book, nearly naked with

a feathered headdress and a plump diamond ring

on her wedding finger. Treacy wrote: “Countess Debonnaire von Bismarck commissioned this hat for her rainforest-themed birthday party at home in London. Debbie has a celebratory approach to dressing. She thinks it’s rude not to make an effort.”

Nik’s network

A friend describes Nik as “sweet”. His circle is a mix of family friends and the art crowd. He celebrated his last birthday in Mustique with his brothers, Jamie Hince, and Mary and Robbie Furze. They wore feathered headdresses, danced on the beach and saw the sunrise. But he also likes catching up with culture, which EastEnders fan Moss will appreciate.

Kate and Nik have plenty of other mutual friends, such as model Annabelle Neilson and Sadie Frost, and then there is the royal connection. As well as long- term best friend Beatrice, art dealer Blaise Patrick is his wingman. He used to date Prince Harry’s ex, Chelsy Davy, but they are all friends now.

This gentleman prefers blondes. His last big romance was with golden-haired Theodora Richards, now 30, the daughter of Rolling Stone Keith. Back in the early Noughties they were regulars on the London social scene but now she lives in New York. He has since been linked to Moss’s colleague Cara Delevingne.

The von B family tree

While Moss is from Croydon, Nikolai’s roots are in Bavaria. His great-great grandfather was Otto von Bismarck, the statesman and chancellor credited with the (first) unification of Germany in the late 19th century.

More recently, the family has endured grief and scandal. In 2007 the partially decomposed body of Gottfried von Bismarck, Nikolai’s cousin, was found at his £5 million Chelsea home three days after his death; a pathologist told a hearing that the body contained the highest level of cocaine he had seen.

Gottfried read PPE at Christ Church College, Oxford. There he was a member of the Piers Gaveston dining society and the Bullingdon Club.

In 1986 his friend Olivia Channon — an heiress and the daughter of late former Tory minister Paul Channon — died of a heroin overdose in his rooms. He was fined and left Oxford immediately; he reportedly “wept like a child” at her funeral. A year before Gottfried died, a man called Anthony Casey fell from a balcony of his Chelsea home at a party. Casey reportedly had a “substantial” amount of cocaine in his body.

Coroner Dr Paul Knapman stated that there was a room in the flat containing items including sex toys, a butane gas canister and a box of syringes. He added, “in common parlance, in the early hours of the morning, there was a gay orgy going on,” and recorded a verdict of misadventure.

Today, the von Bismarcks are based in London. Nikolai’s father, Count Leopold von Bismarck-Schönhausen, 64, married Debbie in 1984; the two live in Belgravia. Don’t worry about remembering his full name, everyone calls him Bolly; Tatler explains that he looks “fetching in a fez”.

Nikolai is their eldest child, followed by Tassilo, 26, a client relations manager at investment firm North American Western Asia Holdings. He once interned for former Republican presidential nominee John McCain.

Next, there’s Caspar, a 23-year-old New York University student. After-dinner entertainment at his 17th birthday party — held at his parents’ house — involved a semi-naked pole dancer and a mound of Krispy Kremes. Guest Princess Eugenie snapped the pictures on her phone. Other attendees included Rufus Taylor, son of Queen drummer Roger, along with Princess Beatrice’s boyfriend Dave Clark and Made in Chelsea’s Hugo Taylor.

Baby Bismarck is Alexander, 20, nicknamed Sascha, who has followed his big brother to NYU. He’s a Liverpool supporter and likes Family Guy.

https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/london-life/who-is-kate-mosss-new-lodger-nikolai-von-bismarck-a3094751.html

Tragic party host von Bismarck found dead in London flat

· Eccentric German count was plagued by two deaths
· Signs of heroin overdose after body discovered
He was the eccentric German aristocrat with a penchant for fishnet stockings and lederhosen whose debauched parties had twice ended in death.

The first time was at Oxford University in 1986, when the daughter of a Conservative minister overdosed in his bed. The second was last year, when a man plunged 60ft to the ground from the roof terrace of the 44-year-old count’s luxury apartment in Chelsea, west London.

This week, a third and final tragedy struck Gottfried Alexander von Bismarck – his body was discovered by paramedics at his flat.

The great-great-grandson of the Iron Chancellor, who united 19th century Germany, had apparently died of a heroin overdose.

The paramedics had been called in by an estate agent who had the keys to sell the property; it is understood he had been asked by a member of the count’s family to look round because of their concern that they had been unable to raise him for several days.

Reports suggested drugs paraphernalia were found near the body. A Met spokeswoman last night would not say whether the police were treating the death as suspicious. Results of a postmortem are expected today.

The life of the flamboyant count – full name Gottfried Alexander Leopold Graf von Bismarck-Schonhausen – was marked by the highest highs and the lowest lows, often one directly following the other. At Oxford he was notorious for wild parties at which severed pigs’ heads were served and guests toasted each other in blood, while he played host dressed in fishnet stockings or lederhosen.

In 1986, at a party in the student count’s rooms at Christ Church College to celebrate the end of exams, Olivia Channon, daughter of the millionaire trade minister Paul Channon, was found dead in his bed.

She had died due to respiratory failure caused by an overdose of heroin and drink. Although von Bismarck always claimed he had not seen Ms Channon “chasing the dragon”, heating heroin on silver foil and inhaling the fumes – and was never implicated in her death other than to be charged separately for possessing drugs – the incident haunted him for the remainder of his life.

In 1991 he said: “There are still people who will not speak to my parents because of it, who said to my mother, ‘What a rotten son you have, he has disgraced the name of Bismarck’.”

After time in rehab, then a spell back in Germany working as an actor, and in a job helping firms in the former GDR on the road to privatisation after the fall of the Berlin Wall, he resettled in London some years ago.

He kept out of the headlines until last August, when a man fell from the roof terrace of his London home during a wild party. Anthony Casey, 38, had a “substantial” amount of cocaine in his body when he plunged 60ft, an inquest heard in October. Mr Casey had been feeling unwell when he asked the count for the key to the roof terrace.

The coroner, Paul Knapman, said that a room in the flat contained what most people would consider “unusual” and “bizarre” items, including buckets of sex toys, a butane gas canister and a box of dozens of syringes.

He added: “In common parlance, in the early hours of the morning, there was a gay orgy going on.” Dr Knapman recorded a verdict of misadventure.

Hedonism ran in the von Bismarck family. His great-great-grandfather was made prime minister of Prussia in 1862, and is credited with engineering modern Germany by defeating France in 1870-71 and uniting the various German states into an empire. He also loved food and drink and was a famed raconteur at parties.

· This article was amended on Monday July 9 2007. Olivia Channon died in 1986, not 1989. This has been corrected.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2007/jul/04/germany.world

Karma Police‏@capeannsky

This is a good thread on Epstein: history, charges and where things are now. Very interesting.

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1010553470011822081.html

How Did Trump and Clinton Pal Jeffrey Epstein Escape #MeToo?

06.22.18

Call him Weinstein 1.0: The billionaire with famous friends (Kevin Spacey, Woody Allen) was a secret pervert who used his power and influence to groom teens for abuse.

President Trump was among the deviant philanthropist’s admirers. “I’ve known Jeff for fifteen years. Terrific guy,” Trump told New York in 2002. “He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it—Jeffrey enjoys his social life.”

Jeffery’s “social life,” according to police and a score of lawsuits, involved a pedophile ring of dozens of underage girls, whom he groomed and then loaned out to powerful friends.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-did-trump-and-clinton-pal-jeffrey-epstein-escape-metoo


August 11, 2018

Steve Bannon shared a secret meeting with reviled billionaire pedophile Jeffrey ­Epstein at the financier’s notorious Upper East Side mansion.

Former White House chief strategist Bannon was spotted stepping out of his SUV and entering the registered sex offender’s sprawling 21,000-square-foot mansion at 9 E. 71st St. shortly before 7 a.m. Wednesday.

Epstein’s ­palatial pad is one of his homes where young girls were allegedly brought in to perform massages and used as “sex slaves.”

We assume Bannon wasn’t there for a massage.

Sources speculate that the disgraced ­Epstein wants to use his millions to work his way close to political power again.

One told us, “Bannon needs money to bankroll his political agenda. Epstein has plenty of money, and craves power and access.”

Bannon made an early-morning beeline to Epstein, even though Bannon may have burned bridges when he savaged Ivanka Trump over her criticism of Roy Moore, whom Bannon backed despite claims the candidate had sexually harassed teens. Citing an allegation in ­legal papers from a woman (who later dropped her lawsuit) that Donald Trump and Epstein had raped her when she was 13, Bannon said in response to Ivanka, “What about the allegations about her dad and that 13-year-old?”

Epstein has previously used his millions to cultivate the world’s most powerful — but has mostly given money to Democrats.

From 2001 to 2003, Bill Clinton flew on Epstein’s private plane, dubbed “The Lolita Express,” 26 times. Epstein is close to Prince Andrew and was a regular at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago.

Trump told New York magazine of Epstein in 2002, “Terrific guy. He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side.”

Epstein, 65, pleaded guilty in 2008 to soliciting prostitution from a teen and served 13 months in jail.

Last year, he reportedly paid millions to settle three lawsuits filed against him by teens. Bannon’s rep didn’t comment. A lawyer for Epstein said, “Let me ask him,” but didn’t respond by deadline.

https://pagesix.com/2018/08/11/steve-bannon-trying-to-get-on-disgraced-jeffrey-epsteins-good-side/

Prince Andrew sex allegations: ‘Slave girl’ Virginia Roberts claims she had orgy with duke and EIGHT other girls

She claimed paedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein paid her $400 for “servicing” the prince in New York and also says Andrew slept with her and other girls at Caribbean sex party

Prince Andrew’s “sex slave” vows to bring him to justice in a criminal court alleging he was involved in an underage orgy with his paedophile pal Jeffrey Epstein and eight young girls.

In court papers filed yesterday, Virginia Roberts claims she was paid $400 to “service” Prince Andrew, who she referred to as “Andy”, while under the age of consent.

She repeats her claim of having sex with him in London then gives more details of times she says she met the Duke at Epstein’s home in New York and on his Caribbean island.

CLICK HERE FOR LIVE UPDATES OF PRINCE ANDREW’S SPEECH IN DAVOS

Virginia Roberts Letter filing claims
Virginia Roberts Letter filing claims

In the papers lodged in Florida, she says: “The second time I had sex with Prince Andrew was in Epstein’s New York mansion in spring 2001.

“I was 17 at time. Epstein was there, along with Maxwell and Andy. Epstein and Maxwell were making lewd jokes about ‘Randy Andy’.

“I had the impression Andy had come there to have sex with me. There was no other apparent purpose for him to be there.

“I was told to go upstairs with Andy and to go to the room I thought of as the dungeon. I had sex with Andy there. I was only paid $400 from Epstein for servicing Andy.

The third time I had sex with Andy was in an orgy on Epstein’s private island.

“Epstein, Andy, approximately eight other young girls, and I had sex together.”

The mum-of-three, who said she was “recruited” by Ghislaine Maxwell, daughter of disgraced tycoon Robert Maxwell, aged 15, said she wanted to bring all the “powerful people” who had abused her to justice.

Jeffrey Epstein
Billionaire: Prince Andrew’s pal Jeffrey Epstein is a registered sex offender (Image: Splash)

She added: “I have directed my attorneys to pursue all reasonable and legitimate means to have criminal charges brought against these powerful people for crimes they have committed against me and other girls.

“I am telling the truth and will not let these attacks prevent me from exposing the truth that I was trafficked for sex to many powerful people.”

Lawyers for Miss Roberts claim they sent a letter to Andrew demanding he gives a statement under oath.

But they say it was sent back as having been refused by the recipient.

The Duke, 54, emphatically denies “any sexual contact or relationship” with Miss Roberts, 31, while Royal aides have insisted he knew nothing of Epstein’s offending.

Scotland Yard are also understood to be looking into whether to start a criminal probe.

The latest allegations came as claims were made that flight logs appeared to put Prince Andrew and Miss Roberts together in the locations at the time she claims the three sex sessions took place.

The records, said to match court circulars outlining Andrew’s whereabouts in 2001, are believed to show he was on Epstein’s Caribbean island at the time Miss Roberts claims the underage orgy took place – as well as in London and New York on the two other occasions.

Virginia Roberts Letter filing claims
Virginia Roberts Letter filing claims

The logs, posted online, recording Miss Roberts’ travels, put more pressure on Prince Andrew over her allegations.

She has claimed she was forced to have sex with him in the London home of Ghislaine Maxwell, daughter of disgraced tycoon Robert Maxwell. The pair were pictured together there on that night.

She says she was paid £10,000 in total by Epstein for her time with the Duke.

Flights logs and official documents appear to show Andrew and Roberts were in London on March 2001, in New York in early April, and in the Caribbean on the US Virgin Islands later the same week. Roberts did not turn 18 until August of that year. Lawyers acting for billionaire Epstein had tried to silence Roberts on Tuesday, claiming she has no right to bring a case.

The billionaire’s legal team say she repeatedly refused to bring a complaint before the six-year statute of limitations expired.

Andrew would be spared further claims and court revelations if a judge agrees to throw out her suit against US prosecutors for agreeing a plea deal with Epstein, 62.

He had faced up to 20 years in jail after the FBI found more than 40 alleged victims – but instead pleaded guilty to a single charge of soliciting a minor. He got 18 months but served less than 13 months.

Also in the court papers were details of a sick offer by Epstein to give Miss Roberts a mansion and monthly allowance in return for letting him father a child with her.

She also claimed Epstein was sent three 12-year-old French girls to abuse for his birthday.

Miss Roberts also alleges in papers filed yesterday to have had sex with US lawyer Alan Dershowitz, who used to represent convicted Epstein – claims which he strongly denies.

The Harvard law professor has described her claims as “totally false and made up. I’ve never seen her, never met her. I don’t know who she is”.

Roberts also revealed how she had spoken to the FBI while living in Australia. She said: “In 2011, two FBI agents, called me in Australia and then came to meet me.

“They met me at the U.S. Consulate in Sydney. They seemed to be very professional and hard working. I thought, ‘Wow, these people will do the right thing against the bad guys and protect me’.

“I was aware that a false statement to these law enforcement officers was a crime and I told the truth – giving them information I could recall about individuals they inquired about.

“Epstein also trafficked me for sexual purposes to many other powerful men, including politicians and powerful business executives. Epstein required me to describe the sexual events that I had with these men presumably so that he could potentially blackmail them.

“I am still very fearful of these men today.”

Elsewhere in the document, Roberts spoke about being on board Epstein’s private jet with former President Bill Clinton but said she never had any sexual contact with him.

Lawyers for Roberts and three other victims also gave details about requests in December 2011 to determine whether or not Prince Andrew had lobbied on behalf on Epstein during his plea deal.

Yesterday’s papers state at the time “the Government denied that it had documents reflecting contacts by Prince Andrew”. In the original lawsuit filed by Roberts on December 28 her lawyers state she was under the age of consent when she claims she had sex with Andrew while on Epstein’s 78-acre Caribbean bolthole in the US Virgin Islands, where the legal age of consent is 18.

Buckingham Palace has emphatically denied Prince Andrew had sexual contact with Miss Roberts, saying claims were without foundation.

A spokesman for Ghislaine Maxwell said earlier this month: “The allegations made against Ghislaine Maxwell are untrue.

“The original allegations are not new and have been fully responded to and shown to be untrue.

“The claims are obvious lies and should be treated as such.”

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/prince-andrew-sex-allegations-slave-5020094#rlabs=3

Jeffrey Epstein News Articles

Excerpts of Key Jeffrey Epstein News Articles in Media

Below are highly revealing excerpts of important Jeffrey Epstein news articles from the major media suggesting a cover-up. Links are provided to the full news articles for verification. If any link fails to function, read this webpage. These Jeffrey Epstein news articles are listed by order of importance. You can also explore the articles listed by order of the date of the news article or by the date posted. By choosing to educate ourselves and to spread the word, we can and will build a brighter future.

https://www.wanttoknow.info/jeffrey-epsteinnewsarticles

Jeffery Epstein’s ‘Little Black Book’ also has Prime Ministers Ehud Olmert of Israel (currently in prison for corruption) and Tony Blair of the UK, and former US senator George Mitchell.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2897836/How-Prince-Andrew-s-sex-abuser-friend-Jeffrey-Epstein-kept-list-nicknamed-Holy-Grail-great-good-Bill-Clinton-Tony-Blair-Mick-Jagger-Donald-Trump.html

George Mitchell was a key figure in the Northern Ireland peace process in Ulster


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Eric Gertler

About

Eric Gertler currently serves as Executive Chairman of U.S.News & World Report, the nation’s leading news authority on rankings and expert guidance on life decisions; and CEO of Ulysses Ventures, a multi-strategy investment fund.

Eric formerly served as Co-Chairman / Co-Publisher of the New York Daily News, New York’s hometown newspaper. Under his leadership, the paper expanded its digital capabilities and reach as well as its marketing and content partnerships. During Eric’s tenure, The Daily News was honored with a Pulitzer Prize, for public service journalism in 2017.

Prior to these roles, Eric served as EVP of the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and as Managing Director of the Center for Economic Transformation under both Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Mayor Bill de Blasio. In this role, he was responsible for spurring economic development by overseeing over 100 initiatives and directing hundreds of millions of dollars of city investments into the local economy.

Prior to his government service, Eric successfully led technology and media companies. In technology, Eric served as CEO of Altruik (product optimization), PrimeAxis Media (consumer rankings), and Privista (identity theft protection). In media, Eric served concurrently as the President of U.S.News & World Report, Fast Company, and The Atlantic, for which he managed day-to-day operations with a focus on expanding the respective brands into new areas, including online and conferences.

Eric is also the author of the critically acclaimed book Prying Eyes: Protect Your Privacy From People Who Sell To You, Snoop on You or Steal From You (Random House). He began his career as an attorney with Skadden Arps.

Eric was honored in 2017 as a Great Immigrant by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, which recognizes the extraordinary contributions of naturalized citizens. Eric was also named to City & State’s “The 2016 Responsible 100 List” honoring corporate social responsibility in New York City.

 


Private jets, parties and eugenics: Jeffrey Epstein’s bizarre world of scientists

The billionaire financier and convicted sex offender famously mixed with presidents, models and film stars. But he also indulged his unorthodox beliefs by cultivating top scientists

19 Aug 2019

Epstein was allegedly fascinated with and inspired by the Repository for Germinal Choice, which was founded in Escondido, California, in 1980 by Robert K Graham, an avowed eugenicist and tycoon who got rich developing shatterproof eyeglass lenses. Graham’s goal was the “strengthening of the human gene pool”and he would accomplish this with the Repository, a sperm bank where all the donors were Nobel laureates. At least that’s how it was supposed to work: according to a 2001 story in Slate, Graham only ever convinced three or five (the stories vary) to actually contribute, and the Repository shuttered in 1999.

But Epstein was apparently taken with the idea. In his version though, rather than a bunch of lettered academics, he’d be the one “strengthening the gene pool”. Starting in the early 2000s, he reportedly told multiple people that he wanted to impregnate as many women as he could to distribute his genes as widely as possible. Several acquaintances told the New York Times that Epstein mentioned using his sprawling New Mexico ranch as a base of operations, and at least one person said he planned to impregnate up to 20 women at a time.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/18/private-jets-parties-and-eugenics-jeffrey-epsteins-bizarre-world-of-scientists

Trump and Epstein

Qanon

 

Documentary evidence that Pizzagate + Qanon narratives were developed to shield Trump + Epstein from accusations of child trafficking & serial sexual assault of two 12 + 13yo girls in 1993. Those who need it for prosecution already have their copies.

The first mentions of Pizzagate started 11/4, within 8 hours of my first call to report I had identified an open missing person’s case matching the abduction of Trump’s 12 year old victim known as “Maria”

 

It exploded after I contacted LE.

Check the numbers. Check the timing.

It exploded after I contacted LE.

Check the numbers. Check the timing.

https://twitter.com/i/moments/1026279910434734080

a timeline of the duke’s relationship with Epstein.

– 1999

Andrew first meets Epstein, reportedly introduced through his friendship with Ghislaine Maxwell, the daughter of newspaper tycoon Robert Maxwell.

Andrew welcomes Epstein to the Queen’s private Scottish retreat in Aberdeenshire. Andrew later says he sees Epstein ‘infrequently’, adding ‘probably no more than only once or twice a year’.

– 2000

Andrew and Ms Maxwell are seen on holiday with Epstein at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida.

Epstein and Ms Maxwell attend a party at Windsor Castle hosted by the Queen to mark Andrew’s 40th birthday, the Princess Royal’s 50th, the Queen Mother’s 100th and Princess Margaret’s 70th.

– 2001

Virginia Roberts claims to have had sex with Andrew ‘three times, including one orgy’, with the first encounter allegedly taking place in Ms Maxwell’s London townhouse. Ms Roberts claims to have had sex with Andrew on two more occasions, at Epstein’s New York home and at an ‘orgy’ on his private island in the Caribbean.

– 2008

Epstein admits prostituting minors and is sentenced to 18 months in prison.

– 2010

Epstein is released from jail. Andrew is photographed with the disgraced Epstein in New York’s Central Park.

Footage emerges years later, reportedly shot on December 6 2010, showing him inside Epstein’s Manhattan mansion, from where he is seen looking out from a large door of the property waving a woman goodbye after Epstein leaves to get into a chauffeur-driven car.

– 2011

The duke quits his role as UK trade envoy after the fallout from the Central Park photos.

– 2015

Buckingham Palace denies Andrew has committed any impropriety after he is named in US court documents related to Epstein. A woman, later named in reports as Ms Roberts, alleges in papers filed in Florida that she was forced to have sex with Andrew when she was 17, which is under the age of consent in the state.

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Andrew, in his first public engagement since he was embroiled in the allegations, responds, saying: ‘Firstly I think I must, and want, for the record, to refer to the events that have taken place in the last few weeks.

‘I just wish to reiterate, and to reaffirm, the statements that have already been made on my behalf by Buckingham Palace.’

In April the claims against Andrew are struck from US civil court records following a federal judge’s ruling.

– 2019

Newly released legal documents show that Johanna Sjoberg, another alleged Epstein victim, claimed Andrew touched her breast while sitting on a couch inside the US billionaire’s Manhattan apartment in 2001.

Buckingham Palace said the allegations are ‘categorically untrue’.

Epstein is found dead in his jail cell on August 10, having killed himself after being charged with sex trafficking.

Later that month a pilot on Epstein’s private jet claims Andrew was a passenger on past flights with the financier and Ms Roberts.

The Sun newspaper reported that David Rodgers said in a testimony released in August that Epstein, Andrew and the-then 17-year-old travelled to the US Virgin Islands on April 11 2001.

Buckingham Palace describes the evidence statement as having ‘a number of inconsistencies’ and said that Andrew was on a different continent in some cases.

Following Epstein’s death, a statement from the palace says that Andrew is ‘appalled by the recent reports of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged crimes’.

Breaking his silence on the issue for the first time since 2015, Andrew then releases a statement on August 24 saying: ‘At no stage during the limited time I spent with him (Epstein) did I see, witness or suspect any behaviour of the sort that subsequently led to his arrest and conviction.’

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7695233/Videos-Prince-Andrew-partying-nightclubs-beautiful-young-women-French-Riviera.html


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NEWS

 

How long before Joe and Jane Average figure it out?

That a great percentage of the world’s top politicians, VIPs and societal elites are  evil, depraved, mentally unbalanced individuals ‘with profound sociopathic / psychopathic tendencies’?

http://aanirfan.blogspot.com/2019/08/epstein-bigger-picture.html

Two former staff members at St Paul’s school still being investigated over historic sexual abuse

Jan 17 2020

Two former staff members at St Paul’s school are still being investigated over historic sexual abuse.

The Met Police on Thursday (January 16) confirmed that “on October 23 2017, police received an allegation of non-recent sexual abuse said to have taken place in the Barnes area between 2000 and 2002.

Later, on February 15, 2018, they received an allegation of “non-recent sexual abuse said to have taken place in the Barnes area between 1988 and 1989.”

Officers from the Met’s Central Specialist Crime Command are investigating

They said they were “aware” of the Serious Case Review report published by Kingston and Richmond Local Safeguarding Children Board, but due to ongoing investigations they were not in a position to comment further.

This week (January 13) a review was published into systemic abuse over five decades at St Paul’s School in Barnes that demanded the school make an “unambiguous statement” that it accepts full responsibility for the abuse experienced by pupils at the school.

In recent years, five former staff have been convicted of sexual offences, while one former staff member stood trial and was found not guilty.

But how was it uncovered and who was convicted?

2014

Analysis by The Times newspaper showed that teachers at 130 independent schools had been implicated in sex crimes against hundreds of children.

This prompted ex-pupils and survivors to contact the newspaper and the police to tell their stories, resulting in arrests.

The police launched a criminal inquiry into decades of alleged sexual abuse at St Paul’s School and Colet’s Court (a junior division of St Paul’s Preparatory School), principally focussing on the period between the 1960s and 1990s.

A former head of history at St Paul’s received a two-year prison sentence, suspended for two years, for possessing indecent images of boys.

Alan Doggett, director of music at Colet Court, is named as a teacher accused of historic sexual abuse. It is revealed he was allowed to resign from the school after suspected serial abuse of a young pupil was exposed, but was then allowed to teach at the City of London School. He died by suicide in 1978 shortly after being charged with indecently assaulting a boy at another school.

It is revealed that another teacher, Paul Topham, was said to have committed offences against a boy in the late 1960s and was part of an inquiry held in 2000. However, he denied any impropriety and was not prosecuted. He died in 2012 aged 80.

2015

An ex-Classics teacher was given a four-month sentence, suspended for two years, after admitting possession of thousands of indecent images of boys on his school computer.

Operation Winthorpe, which was was initially run by the Metropolitan police’s child abuse unit, becomes part of Operation Winter Key.

This is led by Detective Superintendent Ang Scott, of Scotland Yard’s homicide and major crime command.

2016

Former PE teacher, Michael Ellis, was jailed for eight-and-a-half years for indecently assaulting two teenage boys.

David Sansom-Mallett received 14 years and nine months in jail for a catalogue of abuse at Colet Court.

Another teacher who was accused of buggery and indecent assaults involving three boys was formally found not guilty after the Crown offered no evidence against him.

Court orders prevented reporting of their convictions until 2017, at the end of Patrick Marshall’s trial.

2017

Geography teacher and rowing coach Patrick Marshall is jailed for 18 years at Southwark Crown Court after being found guilty of 24 counts of indecent assault on 10 former pupils at St Paul’s and another school during the 1970s and 80s.

A serious case review into decades of alleged abuse is commissioned by Richmond Safeguarding Children Board.

2018

The serious case review notes that a science teacher who had previously taught at the school for 17 years was arrested in the Thames Valley Police area. He was tracked by the police having ‘sexualised’ online communication with someone he believed to be a 13-year-old girl.

2020

The serious case review is published and demands the school make an “unambiguous statement” that it accepts full responsibility for the abuse experienced by pupils at the school.

By this point, 16 teachers alleged to have abused boys are deceased.

The report makes 28 recommendations to improve safeguarding of children, nine of which related specifically to the school.

A spokesperson from St Paul’s School, said the school accepts its recommendations.

They add: “We accept full responsibility for the past abuse experienced by pupils at the school and have previously apologised to survivors and our wider school community. Today, we repeat that apology unreservedly to those who have come forward and to those who have not felt able to. Our modern safeguarding regime is of a very high standard and we are determined to ensure, through continuous improvement of practice, that we never forget the lessons of our past.”

https://www.richmondandtwickenhamtimes.co.uk/news/18167875.two-former-staff-members-st-pauls-school-still-investigated-historic-sexual-abuse/

#Mexit

@njbennett

Dead cat strategy, or Deadcatting, refers to the introduction of a dramatic, shocking, or sensationalist topic to divert discourse away from a more damaging topic.[1][2]

The strategy, or at least the “dead cat” metaphor to describe it, is particularly associated with Australian political strategist Lynton Crosby.[3][4]

Friendship with Prince Charles made paedophile bishop Peter Ball ‘impregnable’

BBC2 documentary shows how establishment figures rallied round cleric

14 JAN 2020

The disgraced paedophile bishop Peter Ball made himself apparently “impregnable” by cultivating friendships with Prince Charles and other senior establishment figures who later rushed to support him when he was accused of sexual abuse, according to a BBC documentary.

Ball, the former bishop of both Lewes and Gloucester who died last year, boasted of his role as “counsellor to royalty”, Cliff James, one of his victims, says in the programme. He cultivated friendships with Margaret Thatcher, peers of the realm, senior judges and headmasters of leading public schools.

The former bishop was investigated by police in the early 1990s, which resulted in a police caution. In 2015, he was convicted of sexual offences against 17 teenagers and young men and jailed for 32 months. He was released in February 2017 after serving half his sentence.

The second episode of the BBC’s two-part documentary, to be broadcast on Tuesday evening, draws on the testimonies of survivors and material and evidence given to the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse (IICSA), which conducted a case study into how the Church of England handled allegations against Ball.

James said Ball boasted of his connections. “He kept mentioning his friendship with Prince Charles in a flippant way, [as] anyone would talk about a friend – but he’s talking about Prince Charles,” he said.

“Here he was having a friendship with someone as low down as me … The next minute he’s dropping into the conversation, ‘oh, he’s counsellor to royalty’. It just reinforced his specialness and the idea he was impregnable.”

The family of Neil Todd, who made the first allegation of abuse in 1993 and killed himself in 2012, said he had been portrayed as a liar and a “mischief-maker” by Ball’s friends in high places.

At a hearing last year, the independent inquiry heard how members of the establishment, including the heir to the throne, the then archbishop of Canterbury and a senior member of the judiciary, rallied to support Ball.

“The story of Peter Ball is the story of the establishment at work in modern times,” William Chapman, representing survivors, told the inquiry. “It is the story of how the establishment minimised the nature of Peter Ball’s misdeeds … and silenced and harassed those who tried to complain.”

Prince Charles told Ball in a letter in February 1995, two years after the bishop had accepted the police caution, which was read to the inquiry: “I wish I could do more. I feel so desperately strongly about the monstrous wrongs that have been done to you and the way you have been treated.”

Charles later arranged for the Duchy of Cornwall to buy a house to be rented by Ball and his identical twin, Michael, also a bishop.

In a six-page statement to the inquiry, Charles said he had been deceived over a long period of time “about the true nature” of Ball’s activities, but denied he had sought to influence the outcome of police investigations. He said he was unsure whether he was told about Ball’s caution until 2009.

In its report published last year, the IICSA concluded that the church had put its own reputation above the needs of victims of sexual abuse, and that Charles and other members of the establishment were misguided in their expressions of support for Ball.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/14/friendship-with-prince-charles-made-paedophile-bishop-peter-ball-impregnable?CMP=share_btn_tw

Review reveals scale of abuse scandal at London private school

More than 80 complaints made against 32 members of staff at St Paul’s school in Barnes

13 Jan 2020

An inquiry into allegations of sexual abuse at a leading private school for boys has revealed that more than 80 complaints have been made by former pupils against 32 members of staff covering a period spanning six decades.

An independent serious case review was set up almost three years ago to look into a proliferating number of abuse allegations at St Paul’s school in Barnes, south-west London, after five former members of staff were convicted of sexual offences.

The findings of the review, published on Monday, reveal for the first time the full scale of the allegations. In total, 59 former pupils or their families were interviewed as part of the inquiry and a number of new claims have been passed on to the police for investigation.

The majority of complaints date from the 1960s to the 1990s, but some of the staff implicated were working at the school up until 2017. While the review focused on St Paul’s, its 28 recommendations are intended to inform practice more broadly and address what it describes as gaps in the national safeguarding system.

“St Paul’s is unlikely to be different from many other institutions of its time,” the report states. “We should not judge response of the school in the past by today’s standards, but equally we should not forget that for some ex-pupils, the abuse that took place affected their school life and has continued to haunt them through adulthood.”

St Paul’s is one of the most high-profile independent schools in the country and has been attended by the likes of the former chancellor George Osborne, the fertility expert Robert Winston, the foreign correspondent John Simpson and the historian Dan Snow. Termly fees are £8,636 and boarding costs £12,997.

According to the 112-page review, at times sexual abuse appears to have been “known and tolerated by staff” at the school. The report includes details of allegations from the 1960s of boys being made to swim naked in the school pool and pupils having to remove their trousers for private caning.

The regime was described as “sadistic” and “brutal”, with physical violence when boys were struggling academically. Pupils were most at risk of sexual abuse from teachers who were friendly and seen as “cool” and who portrayed themselves as the “good guy”. One convicted abuser socialised with the rowing team in the pub; another invited boys for sherry in his study on Sundays.

The report describes grooming behaviours and “blurred boundaries” in the 1970s and 80s, with teachers buying alcohol for pupils and inviting them to their homes. One former pupil who was abused over an 18-month period said: “Once you have been groomed, when the individual strikes it is too late to get away either physically or emotionally.”

Ex-pupils told the inquiry there was a protective culture among staff and a fear that if you spoke out it would be held against you. One parent went further, saying that speaking out was impossible if you wanted to remain at the school.

The report details further physical violence in the 80s and 90s, including a teacher dragging a pupil around the classroom and throwing him out of the door and another dangling boys out of windows by their ankles.

Questions were also raised in the review about the rigorousness of recruitment practices at the school. One member of the PE team was found during the course of police investigations to have a previous conviction for gross indecency against a 15-year-old boy.

The report also details some of the consequences of the abuse. One pupil who was emotionally abused and humiliated between 2003 and 2005 experienced mental ill-health as an adult and killed himself while at university.

Since 2000 there have been four allegations of sexual abuse. Pupils and parents have become increasingly confident about speaking about abuse and the school has become increasingly aware of its responsibilities.

“We accept full responsibility for the past abuse experienced by pupils at the school and have previously apologised to survivors and our wider school community,” a spokesman for St Paul’s said.

“Today we repeat that apology unreservedly to those who have come forward and to those who have not felt able to. Our modern safeguarding regime is of a very high standard and we are determined to ensure, through continuous improvement of practice, that we never forget the lessons of our past.”

Chris Robson, the chair of the Richmond safeguarding children’s board, said: “I am grateful to the independent reviewers, professionals that worked with them and most importantly those who contributed, often giving very personal and difficult accounts. Through this process we have been able to understand what happened, why it happened and what it means for safeguarding practice going forward.”

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/jan/13/review-reveals-scale-of-abuse-scandal-at-london-private-school?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet


Police won’t say where Prince Andrew’s guards were on night he’s accused of sex with teen

Jan 14 2020

EXCLUSIVE: The Met Police have come under fire after refusing to reveal where the royal’s protection team was on the day Virginia Giuffre – who was trafficked by paedophile Jeffrey Epstein – claimed to have had sex with Andrew when she was 17. The Duke of York said he was at Pizza Express in Woking.

Police have come under fire for refusing to release details about Prince Andrew’s bodyguards’ movements on the night he allegedly had sex with a teenage girl.

Prince Andrew infamously claimed he was at Pizza Express in Woking, Surrey, on March 10, 2001 – the day he’s accused of having sex with Virginia Roberts, now Virginia Giuffre, in London.

Virginia, who was 17 at the time, says she was trafficked by the prince’s paedophile billionaire pal, Jeffrey Epstein.

Mirror Online submitted a Freedom of Information Act request asking for details of his police bodyguards’ movements on that day – but the Met has knocked it back, claiming the information could put national security at risk and aid criminals.

“In my opinion the police are keen not to risk embarrassing the royals and are misusing legitimate exemptions to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to let themselves off the hook”?

And he continued: “The police are tasked with protecting the royals from physical harm, not from legitimate inquiry, criminal investigation or embarrassment.

“I hope this decision will be challenged as far it needs to go.”

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/police-wont-say-prince-andrews-21261789

 

BBC to air two-part documentary about Bishop Ball’s abuse

A NEW BBC documentary detailing the case of the serial abuser Peter Ball, a former Bishop of Lewes and Gloucester, and the decades-long battle of survivors to bring him to justice, is to be screened next week.

Ball was sentenced in 2015 to 32 months in prison for a series of offences, including misconduct in public office and indecent assault, more than 20 years after the first allegations against him were made (News, 7 October 2015). He served 16 months of his sentence. Further charges were allowed to lie on file. He died last year aged 87 (News, 24 June).

The two-part programme, Exposed: The Church’s dark secret, is to air on BBC2 on Monday and Tuesday nights after the watershed. It is expected to include testimonies from victims, police, and church officers, as well as dramatic reconstructions.

Darren Kemp, the programme’s executive producer, said on Friday: “Exposed: The Church’s darkest secret details the years of abuse faced by teenagers and young people at the hands of Peter Ball, and their campaign for justice, told primarily through the honest, unflinching testimony from survivors of his abuse, some of which is previously unheard.

“We wanted to make the programme to allow survivors to have a platform to tell their stories. We gained so much insight from them, not least about how systemic the abuse truly was and the long-lasting impact it still has on people to this day.”

The first hour-long episode will cover the Ball’s rise in the Church, his character, and how his power and influence allowed him to abuse young men unchallenged.

The second episode will focus on the battle survivors had to expose Ball. One of the stories will be that of the late Neil Todd. His disclosure of allegations against Ball in 1992 eventually led to the Bishop’s first arrest in 1992. Ball accepted a police caution and resigned. Mr Todd had been repeatedly abused by Ball during the 1980s and ’90s, and later took his own life.

It is understood that the C of E’s National Safeguarding Team has offered support to survivors and worked with the producers of the programme. A statement on Tuesday said: “We have supported a number of people, at their request, who have given interviews to the programme, but no official comment has been requested from the Church.”

The statement goes on to describe Ball’s actions as “a grievous abuse of trust”, and points out that the Archbishop of Canterbury had commissioned a review by Dame Moira Gibb into the Church’s handling of the case.

The documentary is expected to be heavily influenced by the Gibb report, An Abuse of Faith, which was published in 2017, and detailed the events and circumstances that eventually led to Ball’s imprisonment (News, 30 June 2017). The report strongly criticised the conduct of senior church leaders, including a former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey, for failing to respond to repeated expressions of concern and allegations against Ball.

The case was also the subject of a public hearing carried out by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) in July 2018. The Inquiry, which has been investigating the extent to which the Anglican Church failed to protect children from sexual abuse, is due to produce its final report in the summer (News, 19 July 2018).

https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2020/17-january/news/uk/bbc-to-air-two-part-documentary-about-bishop-ball-s-abuse

Twitter accused of aiding child abuse by allowing ‘explosion’ of online paedophile communities

9 Jan 2020

 

Twitter has been accused of aiding child abuse by allowing paedophiles to openly organise and form associations on its service.

The social network lets users discuss their “attraction towards minors” and talk about child abuse as a phenomenon as long as they do not “promote or glorify” actual child abuse “in any way”.

The result has been to create an online home for self-declared “non-offending” paedophiles, who often call themselves “minor-attracted persons” (MAPs) and declare their “age of attraction” in their user profiles.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2020/01/09/twitter-accused-aiding-child-abuse-allowing-explosion-online/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_tw

‘Wicked’ ex-care home boss John Allen jailed over further historical child sex offences

The 78-year-old, already serving a life sentence sentence, has been convicted of eight further offences against boys

8 Jan 2020

Allen ran several Bryn Alyn community children’s homes based in the Wrexham area denied all 16 charges of indecent assault, two of illegal sex acts and two of trying to carry out other illegal sexual acts.

The jury found guilty him guilty of seven counts of indecent assault and one of a serious sexual offence against children who at the time had been placed in his care.

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/wicked-ex-care-home-boss-17531811?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebar

Letter sent to about secretive masonic-style clubs connected to and whether they should have register of members & interests. Also sent to and all bishops in House of Lords. Emails redacted.

MI5/Cabinet Office material related to Straubenzee – former President of Nobody’s which dines and hosts congratulatory speeches during the mint thins. One of the most exclusive and powerful dinner clubs in Britain.

Straubenzee in Nobody’s.
Sir Michael Havers also member. As Attorney General, he made sure the Hughes Inquiry into Kincora had a ludicrously restricted TOR. Armstrong received the MI5 files and passed them to Thatcher. All 3 men were Nobody’s.

more here:

https://twitter.com/seaofcomplicity/status/1212751025276432384

Peter Ball and Jonathan Fletcher. A toxic legacy?

…David Greenwood’s chronicle of the Peter Ball affair in a privately published book,Basically Innocent.  This appeared a day or two before Christmas.  It contains a factual and yet horrifying account of Ball’s abuses and the subsequent establishment cover-up of his behaviour.   Then on the 27th/28th came the extensive further Telegraph coverage of the Jonathan Fletcher affair.  The newspaper and the journalist Gabriella Swerling have evidently been working hard on the story since they published their first exposé about Fletcher back in June.  What they have produced is fascinating, not merely for the details of alleged abuses, but for the way that the paper has made many connections between individuals and institutions.

The stories about Ball and Fletcher have proved to be as much about institutional behaviour and misbehaviour as that of individuals.  Each man offended in the context of having a senior institutional role.  In neither case did the institutions involved seems capable of checking the behaviour of their senior representatives.  Nor did they show much remorse after the nefarious deeds had been exposed. These institutional failures will probably be what is remembered by history.   Individuals have been seriously harmed, not only by the actions of evil men, but by the subsequent failure of institutions that should have protected them and helped them to heal.

…the deceitful tricks used by Ball’s allies to harass and undermine those who accused him of wrongdoing. The then Bishop of Chichester, Dr Eric Kemp, oversaw a policy of non-cooperation and obstruction of the police in their legitimate enquiries. Questions of truth and falsehood and good and bad seemed not to play any part in his calculations. All that seemed to matter was a determination to protect ‘one of us’, Peter Ball, together with the good name of the institution that he had done so much to dishonour. Obstructing the pursuit of justice by a considerable number of distinguished Ball supporters is a key part of the Greenwood account.

…consistent pattern of spiritually exploitative manipulative behaviour that seemed designed merely to satisfy the narcissistic and sexual needs of the abuser.  But, once again the story is remarkable, not just for these actions but for the way that countless other people have been involved as bystanders or protectors.  Back in October I wrote a blog piece http://survivingchurch.org/2019/10/03/the-jonathan-fletcher-story-continues/ on Fletcher commenting on the fact that no fresh news since the Telegraph stories of June had emerged into the public domain on the scandal.  That said to me that large numbers of people in the Iwerne/ReNew/Church Society group had been ordered to keep quiet on the topic.

As far as I can determine, almost everybody in the ReNew/REFORM/Iwerne network knew Fletcher and this is particularly true of the leaders in that group. The leaders cannot have been ignorant of Fletcher’s style of ministry and his reputation for spiritually abusive behaviour. If they were surprised at the revelations and the 2017 withdrawal of his Permission to Officiate, why has there been no protestation to this effect? It was also extraordinary that an individual with a very high profile should suddenly almost disappear from any mention on the net. Someone with the authority to do so must have spent hours searching for online references to Fletcher and removing them one by one.

That piece of work has now been rendered void by the Telegraph reporting.  The publicity machines at both Church House and wherever the centre of ReNew is to be found will be working very hard this week-end to try and undo the enormous damage to the reputation of the Church that has been incurred by the Telegraph stories.

http://survivingchurch.org/2019/12/29/peter-ball-and-jonathan-fletcher-a-toxic-legacy/


‘False Memory Syndrome’

@mike_salter

29 Dec 2019

The False Memory Syndrome Foundation is officially dissolved tomorrow. It was launched 27 years ago, claiming that adults disclosing child sexual abuse were suffering from a “syndrome” of vivid false memories of abuse.

No such “syndrome” exists – it is, ironically enough, a false syndrome. The organization arose to contest law reform in the United States that expanded opportunities for sexual abuse survivors to pursue civil or criminal charges, and then quickly spread to other countries.

@jennykitzinger published a fantastic book in 2004 examining media sympathy and journalistic advocacy for the “false memory” movement throughout the 1990s.

Almost every CSA survivor that I’ve ever interviewed has discussed the destructive impact of widespread media coverage of “false memories” on their lives.

Abusive minister writing intimidating letters to victims telling them he is ‘praying for them’, it is revealed

 

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/21/church-of-england-warned-bishops-not-to-apologise-too-fully-to-s/

CBE for Stephen Slack, recently-retired Chief Legal Advisor to the Church of England. In 2007 Slack advised bishops “not to apologise too fully to sex abuse victims”.

https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/news/chief-legal-adviser-stephen-slack-announces-retirement


Jonathan Fletcher: son of a cabinet minister, village vicar, ‘gifted preacher’ and ‘acquaintance’ of abusive QC

Details have emerged of the allegations against the Revd Jonathan Fletcher, who was Minister of Emmanuel Church in Wimbledon, from 1982 to 2012, and an influential figure among Evangelicals in the Church of England.

EDUCATION AND ESTABLISHMENT 

Born in 1942 to Lord Eric Fletcher, a Labour politician who served in Prime Minister Harold Wilson’s first government, Jonathan Fletcher was well-accustomed to mixing with the upper echelons of society. 

However it was not just the political elite which was familiar to Mr Fletcher, he was also revered

for his ferocious intelligence, “magnetic” personality and charisma. Such attributes were bolstered by his prestigious education at Repton School, which was also attended by Roald Dahl, and which has current annual boarding fees of around £35,000. All this, combined with his enthusiasm in mentoring young trainee ministers, ensured his reputation as a “gifted preacher”.

As a young man, Mr Fletcher went on to study at Hertford College at the University of Oxford where he received a BA in 1966. He later returned to the university to continue his studies at Wycliffe Hall, an Anglican theological training college.

In subsequent years he would serve in a governor-like role on the council for Wycliffe Hall, helping to ensure it ran smoothly in selecting staff and managing budgets. Until 2013 he was a director of Stowe School, a selective independent school with more than a dozen boarding houses.

Following his graduation, Fletcher continued to mix in privileged circles throughout his adult life. In 1983 he became a member of ‘Nobody’s Friends’ – the High Church private dining club for senior clerical and lay leaders which meets at Lambeth Palace, the home of the Archbishop of Canterbury. 

The club was founded in 1800 and over the years its membership has been comprised of many bishops, archbishops, headmasters of top schools, church lawyers, Tory peers, Admiralty and judicial figures as well as leaders of the House of Lords.

Nobody’s Friends has been criticised for facilitating a powerful ‘old-boys’’ network. Peter Ball, a former Anglican Bishop who was feted by Margaret Thatcher and friends with Prince Charles, was rumoured to be a member. 

Peter Ball with Prince Charles in 1992. The former Bishop’s victims, many of them teenage boys, described approaching him for spiritual guidance and being asked to strip naked, take cold showers while he watched, masturbate him, submit to beatings, or sleep naked with him.

His victims, many of them teenage boys, described approaching him for spiritual guidance and being asked to strip naked, take cold showers while he watched, masturbate him, submit to beatings, or sleep naked with him.

Last year the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) turned its attention to the diocese of Chichester, where abuse had been widespread. Due to the disgraced bishop’s influential and powerful connections, Ball’s case has been accused of being dealt special treatment and required the presence of multiple witnesses to answer the charge of a cover-up at the IICSA hearings.

Fletcher was the vicar at Emmanuel church in Wimbledon, southwest London, for 30 years from 1982 until 2012, which is where current allegations of spiritual abuse were levelled against him.

Prior to that he had also ministered at other high-profile churches including St Helens Bishopsgate and at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Cambridge, which is more commonly known as The Round Church and is the city’s second oldest building. Today, as when Rev’d Fletcher served there, it is a church that attracts many young students.

However, Fletcher also held a myriad of other responsibilities and links in conservative evangelical circles in the UK, such as that with the Iwerne camps (the ministry of which was taken over, in 1997, by its successor organisation ‘The Titus Trust’).

Mr Fletcher attended the camps from the age of 14, in 1956 – and went on to become a regular speaker and dorm leader. Iwerne was led by his brother David, who was also the minister of St. Ebbes’ Church, Oxford.

One of the most powerful conservative groups within the Church of England is ‘ReNew’ – the brainchild of Rev. William Taylor of St. Helens, Bishopsgate.

ReNew grew out of a merger of ‘Church Society’ and ‘Reform’

The former society is an evangelical Anglican organisation aiming “to reform and renew the Church of England in biblical faith” and regularly published materials promoting Mr Fletcher’s vision for the Church. The latter held Mr Fletcher as a trustee and senior leader.

Mr Fletcher was also a co-founder of the Proclamation Trust, a charity which has trained many ministers now serving within the Church and has hosted lectures and apprenticeships for students. The former vicar often had the young apprentices living with him while serving at his church.

The conservative movement has led the opposition to the ministry of women and homosexuals within the Church. For decades, Mr Fletcher has been at the heart of its senior leadership.

Yet it is the Iwerne Christian summer camps where it is claimed that he first met some of his alleged victims. Both Fletcher brothers were well known to participants and would regularly frequent the religious camps.

ALLEGED LINKS TO SMYTH

Jonathan Smyth QC was chair of the Iwerne Trust, which ran the summer camps, during the 1970s and 80s. Smyth was later accused of subjecting young boys to vicious sadomasochistic beatings. However, he died of a heart attack aged 77 in August 2018.

The part-time judge and Church of England lay reader was due to be extradited to the UK from his home in Cape Town to be interviewed by Hampshire police about the allegations that he had administered beatings to boys at his home. The force opened an investigation in 2017 into the claims following an exposé by Channel 4 News.

The Iwerne Trust invited boys and young men from public schools and top universities to attend holiday camps, which aimed to ensure that future generations of the establishment were committed Christians.

A then unpublished report commissioned by the Iwerne Trust in 1982 described Smyth’s “horrific” beatings of teenage boys. However, even then, he was not reported to the police. The report was commissioned by Jonathan Fletcher’s brother, Rev’d David Fletcher.

Smyth moved to Zimbabwe in 1984, after allegations emerged that he had beaten 22 young men in his garden shed in Winchester, having persuaded them it would help purge them of their sins. The anti-gay campaigner had handed out up to 800 lashes to numerous males, some so severe the victims were left bleeding.

It was not until 2017 when the allegations of abuse emerged.

Smyth later relocated to Cape Town. Six months before his death, he was removed as a leader of his local church following claims of inappropriate behaviour and a “heavy-handed style of leadership”.

Also present at the Iwerne Camps was the current Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby, who worked as a ‘dormitory officer’.

After the allegations against Smyth emerged, at the time, the Archbishop said he had been “completely unaware” of any abuse by Smyth when he worked at the camps, and that he first knew of the allegations in 2013.

He recalled Smyth as “a charming, delightful, very clever, brilliant speaker”, but said he “wasn’t in his inner circle”. He also issued an “unreserved and unequivocal” apology on behalf of the Church of England, admitting that it had “failed terribly” to tackle institutional abuse.

Another abuser at the Iwerne camps is known to have been the deceased Simon Doggart. He went on to be headmaster of Caldicott preparatory school in Buckinghamshire. Mr Fletcher attended his funeral.

THE JONATHAN FLETCHER SCANDAL

This summer The Telegraph unmasked Jonathan Fletcher as the leading Church minister who had been banned from preaching following allegations of abuse.

In 2017 he was stripped of his Church preaching powers by the Bishop of Southwark after complaints were made to Emmanuel Church. Rev’d Vaughan Roberts, director of the Proclamation Trust, responded by sharing some information about Mr Fletcher’s activities, at the organisation’s annual conference for ministers. Mr Roberts was himself a leader on the Iwerne/Titus Trust camps, and leads the church previously run by Rev’d David Fletcher.

However despite having his permission to officiate (PTO) – a Church licence to practice – revoked two-years-ago, this newspaper revealed that Mr Fletcher had continued to travel around the world giving sermons.

He had repeatedly flouted his preaching ban to speak around the world and travelled throughout the UK, Europe and New Zealand giving talks.

Southwark Diocese confirmed that the allegations centred around a “risk of him behaving towards vulnerable adults who may be seeking his spiritual guidance in a manner which may be harmful”.

He later admitted subjecting a prayer group to naked beatings as “light-hearted forfeits” if they failed to maintain “healthy and holy living”in a “system of mutual encouragement”.

Mr Fletcher’s alleged victims claim that such beatings are reminiscent of those which Smyth administered to his young victims. Following The Telegraph’s revelations in June that Jonathan Fletcher had been spiritually abusing vulnerable adults, he told this newspaper that Smyth was “an acquaintance”.

Yet now he faces allegations of “similarities” with this acquaintance; not only did he abuse his position of trust, but also engaged in beatings and spiritual abuse.

Mr Fletcher retired as a minister before allegations were lodged against him five years later, triggering a police investigation.

Since complaints were made in 2017, the Church has received further allegations against Mr Fletcher in September 2018. Again officers concluded that a police investigation was not required.

After the allegations emerged, Mr Fletcher was asked and agreed to withdraw from all aspects of his ministry and urged to not attend his former church.

Today The Telegraph has published the first interviews with his alleged victims who claim they were subjected to repeated sexually inappropriate comments and questions about masturbation, intimate massages, beatings, ice baths, bullying and intimidation over a number of years. Mr Fletcher has said he is “deeply, deeply sorry for anybody that I have hurt or harmed in any way,” adding that “anything that happened was totally consensual and non-sexual”

INDEPENDENT REVIEW

Earlier this month, Thirtyone: eight, the UK’s only independent Christian safeguarding charity, announced a review concerning Jonathan Fletcher and Emmanuel Church.

The church commissioned the independent project, which is expected to report findings by May 2020.

“The review will enable the voices of those impacted by the behaviour of Jonathan Fletcher to be expressed, heard and considered alongside other contextual information and concerns from other relevant sources,” a spokesman said.

After the allegations against Mr Fletcher emerged this summer, the church asked victims to come forward and share their testimonies. It is understood that these will now be passed to the charity for inclusion in its review. It is expected to be published by May 2020.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/12/26/jonathan-fletcher-son-cabinet-minister-village-vicar-gifted/


‘Victims’ of Church of England preacher reveal allegations of naked beatings, ice baths and massages

26 Dec 2019

One of the Church of England’s leading evangelical figures could face a criminal investigation, as victims of his abuse spoke out for the first time about being subjected to naked ice baths, beatings and massages.

Rev Jonathan Fletcher, 77, was banned from preaching after it emerged that he had “spiritually abused” vulnerable adults at the London church where he used to minister, the Daily Telegraph revealed in June.

Now five alleged victims – all men who wish to remain anonymous – have come forwards to detail the spiritual, psychological and physical abuse they claim to have suffered.

A number of Mr Fletcher’s alleged victims are also seeking legal advice to explore grounds for a criminal investigation amid claims that Mr Fletcher abused his power.

This is the same charge faced by the late disgraced bishop Peter Ball – a friend of Prince Charles who was jailed in 2015 for sexually abusing 18 young men over three decades. He admitted charges of indecent assault and misconduct in a public office.

Fletcher was a leading evangelical figurehead within the Church of England as well as vicar of Emmanuel Church in Wimbledon, south-west London, from 1982 until his retirement in 2012.

Despite being stripped of his Church powers by the Bishop of Southwark in 2017 after allegations against him emerged, the former vicar repeatedly flouted the ban and travelled throughout the UK, Europe and New Zealand giving talks.

Mr Fletcher has since admitted to subjecting a prayer group to naked beatings as “light-hearted forfeits” if they failed to maintain “healthy and holy living”.

Victims have now told The Telegraph they were subjected to repeated sexually inappropriate comments and questions about masturbation, intimate massages, beatings, ice baths, bullying and intimidation over a number of years.

Some claimed they were beaten in what was referred to as “six of the best with a gym shoe on a bare backside”. Mr Fletcher also allegedly asked to be beaten in mutual punishment for watching pornography or masturbating.

He allegedly told one victim: ‘I’m afraid I have not fulfilled promises [about not masturbating] weeks ago, it happened on this occasion,’ before asking to be beaten.

All alleged victims told The Telegraph that despite reporting their concerns to Emmanuel Church, where he was something of a “benign dictator”, their concerns were neither taken seriously nor acted upon.

The five men described their former vicar as “charming” and a “magnetic” “gifted preacher” “with a good sense of humour”.

Yet they also believe he was “manipulative and controlling” and sat “as judge, jury and executioner on whether you were fit for ministry” – a combination of characteristics which resulted in, they allege, an abuse of his power.

Some of the five men also claimed that Fletcher performed oil-based naked or partially-clothed massages on them – or requested them to massage him – and insisted that they join him in a naked sauna which made them feel “uncomfortable”.

They also alleged that he would “humiliate” and make derogatory comments about peoples’ bodies, and that staff meetings at Emmauel Church were intimidating and “laden with homoerotic” nicknames for the former vicar.

One man said that the former minister’s actions left him “feeling dirty, ashamed” and “mistrustful” of others.

Another said the abuse left him feeling like “a neglected and abused dog”. “The bullying and damage it did to my confidence was the hardest part,” another added.

“While you’re there you see the influence and the power Jonathan has and he has all his connections, up and down the country…

“We don’t feel that we can go anywhere, basically,” he added. “There’s no one high up that we trust, basically…

“We desperately want the truth to be told. We want the truth to come out so that victims can feel free to tell their story as well.”

Another added: “As much as we don’t want to wash our dirty laundry in public, sometimes it is necessary to speak openly about wrongdoing in order to comfort victims in their distress and to encourage others to come forward so that the full extent of what’s happened can be addressed.”

The claims surrounding Fletcher have previously triggered a police investigation, but the Diocese of Southwark said that officers concluded there were no grounds for further action.

One alleged victim said last night: “There should be a criminal investigation into not only Jonathan’s activities but also how witnesses have been silenced.”

Richard Scorer, specialist abuse lawyer at Slater & Gordon, who acts for many victims of abuse by clergy, as well as one alleged victim of Mr Fletcher, said: “Fletcher’s behaviour over many years has been profoundly abusive and harmful.

“I believe that those who have been harmed by him are likely to have legal claims against the church which harboured and promoted him. I urge all who have been affected to come forward and tell their stories including to the review process”.

A spokeswoman for Emmanuel Church said that it has commissioned an independent review concerning Fletcher and the church to be undertaken by the safeguarding organisation, .

Alleged victims are being encouraged to participate in the review, and the findings are expected to be published by May.

“The review will enable the voices of those impacted by Jonathan Fletcher to be expressed, heard and considered alongside other contextual information and concerns from other relevant sources,” the spokeswoman added.

Fletcher denied allegations that he humiliated people and made derogatory comments about their appearances.

However he said that massages and beatings were consensual and that he never gave ice baths, but did “very, very, very rarely” give “a cold bath”. “Anything that happened was totally consensual and non-sexual,” he added. “The punishments were a) consensual, and b) mutual.”

Jonathan Fletcher Timeline

1956: Fletcher attends his first Iwerne Christian summer camp, aged 14

1968: Fletcher’s brother, Rev David Fletcher, takes over leadership of the Iwerne camps

1968-72: Fletcher becomes curate at Christ Church, Enfield

1972-76: Fletcher becomes Curate at the Round Church, Cambridge

1974: John Smyth QC began chairing the Iwerne Trust

1976: Fletcher left the Round Church for St. Helens, Bishopsgate

1982: The Ruston Report written by David Fletcher reveals Smyth’s abuse. This was an internal report circulated among Iwerne Trustees.

1982: Fletcher and Smyth spoke together on a Iwerne camp

1982: Fletcher becomes vicar of Emmanuel Church, Wimbledon

1983: Fletcher elected to Nobody’s Friends, a private dining club at Lambeth Palace

1984: Smyth moves to Zimbabwe

1997: Iwerne Trust becomes Titus Trust. Rev David Fletcher becomes its trustee.

2002: Smyth moves to South Africa

2012: Fletcher retires as vicar of Emmanuel Church

October 2015: Peter Ball, the disgraced former Anglican bishop who was sent to prison for sexual offences against 18 young men, was jailed. He served 16 months of his 32 month sentence. He is the first cleric to be convicted of misconduct in public office and indecent assault.

February 2017: Fletcher stripped of his Permission to Officiate (PTO). Channel 4 reveals abuse by Smyth.

August 2018: Smyth dies

June 2019: The Telegraph unmasks Fletcher as the leading Church of England preacher stripped of his PTO amid allegations that he spiritually abused vulnerable adults

December 2019: The independent Christian charity, Thirtyone:eight, is commissioned by Emmanuel Church to undertake an independent lessons learnt review concerning Jonathan Fletcher and Emmanuel Church. The findings will be published by May 2020.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/12/26/victims-church-england-preacher-reveal-allegations-naked-beatings/?WT.mc_id=tmgliveapp_iosshare_AtmkpksWYvxF

 

@GarethHawkinsLG




Fifth coach accused of child sex abuse at Celtic Boys Club

Dec 23, 2019

A fifth coach at Celtic FC’s feeder club has been accused of child sex abuse, The Times can disclose.

Four senior figures at Celtic Boys Club have been convicted of molesting dozens of young players over four decades.

Now Lyness Malley, a former coach and official with the boys’ club, has been accused of repeatedly abusing a young player at Barrowfield, a Glasgow training ground owned by the senior club.

Mr Malley, 81, strongly denies the claims, insisting that they are malicious and motivated by a desire for revenge after he dropped his accuser from his team. He accepted that he had regularly massaged the thighs of his players with oil but said there was no sexual motivation behind it. He said that he had never touched boys inappropriately.

Civil action is being prepared against Celtic FC over its alleged failure to protect the boy from abuse, said to have taken place in 1969 and 1970.

A number of further court summonses are due to be served against Celtic FC by Thompsons solicitors, which is representing about 20 abuse survivors, early next year.

Mr Malley, who served over decades as a coach, treasurer and minutes secretary with the boys’ club, was interviewed by police in connection with the allegations but the case did not proceed because of a lack of corroboration — an essential requirement in Scots law.

Thompsons alleges that Celtic FC failed to carry out “suitable and sufficient checks” on youth coaches and did not monitor them appropriately.

While expressing “regret and sorrow” for the victims, Celtic FC has refused to accept responsibility for abuse, where found, within the boys’ club — insisting it was an entirely separate organisation.

Mr Malley said he had always acted appropriately with the children. “I’m not that type of person,” he told The Times. “I have done nothing wrong.”

Mr Malley, who also held a senior position with the Scottish Youth Club Association, added that he had no memory of his accuser.

In February Frank Cairney, 83, former manager of the boys’ club, was convicted of sexually abusing young footballers and was jailed. He had his sentence reduced last month.

In May Jim McCafferty, 73, a former Celtic FC kit man and boys’ club coach, admitted 12 child sexual abuse charges and was jailed for six years.

Last year Gerald King, 66, one-time chairman of the boys’ club was convicted of abusing four boys and a girl. Jim Torbett, 71, who helped to found it, was jailed for six years.

Mr Malley, who was involved with the feeder club from 1969 until the late 1980s, said he had no inkling that systematic abuse had been taking place.

Thompsons solicitors urged abuse victims to come forward. Celtic FC did not respond to a request for comment.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/fifth-coach-accused-of-child-sex-abuse-at-celtic-boys-club-7p8xmnq53


Clare Bronfman, Nxivm financier, has sentencing postponed

December 19, 2019

A Brooklyn federal judge informed Seagram heiress and Nxivm financier Clare Bronfman Thursday that he’s considering giving her more prison time than recommended under federal guidelines — and postponed her scheduled Jan. 8 sentencing date.

Judge Nicholas Garaufis on Thursday pushed Bronfman’s sentencing date to Feb. 14 after informing her attorneys that he might put her behind bars for longer than the recommended 21 to 27 months.

Bronfman pleaded guilty in April to conspiring to harbor immigrants for financial gain and fraudulent use of identification.

Garaufis did not provide an explanation as to why he is considering a harsher sentence for Bronfman, although he has discretion under the law to give her up to 25 years in prison.

Her attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Bronfman copped to a guilty plea days before Nxivm cult founder Keith Raniere went on trial for racketeering, sex-trafficking and other charges.

She did not testify against Raniere, who will face a minimum of 15 years in prison when he appears for sentencing on Jan. 17, 2020.

Raniere co-founded Nxivm in the 1990s as a self-help organization. But in 2015, he formed DOS, a secret society within the group intended to exalt Raniere’s teachings — and to provide him with sex slaves.

On Thursday, prosecutors from the US Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn requested that victims be allowed to provide impact statements during sentencing proceedings for Raniere, Bronfman, Nxivm bookkeeper Kathy Russell and Nxivm members Allison Mack — the former “Smallville” actress — Lauren Salzman and Nancy Salzman.

Bronfman, 40, is the youngest daughter of Seagram liquor chairman and billionaire Edgar Bronfman Sr.

Clare Bronfman, who never earned a high-school degree, had a previous career as an elite equestrian show jumper and is partial owner of an island in Fiji.

Richard Branson with Sara Bronfman – Sex cult Nxivm ‘partied on Richard Branson’s private island .

She and her sister, Sara, fell in with Raniere — who went by the moniker “Vanguard” within the organization — through the group’s “Executive Success Program” workshops.

Clare Bronfman eventually used her family fortune to bankroll the group, prosecutors alleged, and aided Raniere by paying off his credit-card debt and helping him get an illegal immigrant into the US.

All defendants except Raniere have consented to allowing the victims to address the court without disclosing their identities.

Raniere’s attorneys did not immediately respond to a request to comment on why he has objected to the request.

Filed under cults nxivm sentencing sexual abuse

 


Controversial barrister suspended for two years over ‘obscene’ tweets

Barbara Hewson banned from practice over foul-mouthed social media posts

A controversial barrister has been suspended for two years for “obscene” and “abusive” language on social media.

Barbara Hewson, formerly of 1 Gray’s Inn Square, was found by a disciplinary tribunal to have breached professional misconduct rules in her tweeting and blogging.

A Bar Standards Board (BSB) spokesperson said that the decision “demonstrates the serious consequences that can arise from such offensive and abusive behaviour online”.

Hewson, a civil liberties and public law specialist, has long courted controversy with her views on child sexual abuse and confrontational manner in expressing them. In a 2013 blog post, she called the Operation Yewtree investigation into historic sex offences “a far graver threat to society than anything Jimmy Savile ever did”.

Her social media activity has drawn attention for many years. In 2015, Legal Cheek reported several examples of tweets sent from Hewson’s Twitter account telling people to “grow up you cunt” and “get off my tits, you cunts”.

Hewson has engaged in a particularly heated online dispute with family barrister Sarah Phillimore, initially about child protection issues but which quickly turned personal. Phillimore went to the police in 2017 and lodged several complaints with the BSB.

The police subsequently issued Hewson with a Prevention of Harassment Letter, which she unsuccessfully challenged by way of judicial review. However, she did secure libel damages from the Mail Online after the website accepted that it had incorrectly reported the allegations about her.

Phillimore has said that Hewson’s past behaviour included telling her “fuck off” and calling her a “nasty C**t” and “continually making references to my daughter when she knows full well that her tweets are ‘liked’ and ‘retweeted’ by at least one convicted and unrepentant paedophile”.

The BSB has not published any details of what exactly led to the suspension, referring only to “a series of tweets between 2017 and 2019” and a recent blog post. These, it said, were:

“Seriously offensive, abusive and publicly disparaging towards another barrister, including some which were directed at that barrister’s competence and reputation; obscene or seriously offensive in terms of the language used; and disparaging of the BSB’s regulatory process thereby undermining public trust and confidence in that process and thus in the profession.”

Phillimore tweeted: “I hope she uses the time to reflect and can return to practice and do some good. She’s done precious little these last four years”.

A BSB spokesperson said:

“As the tribunal found, and Ms Hewson accepted, a barrister’s actions on social media can diminish the trust and confidence which the public places in individual barristers and the profession. The tribunal’s decision to suspend her from practice for two years demonstrates the serious consequences that can arise from such offensive and abusive behaviour online.”

The tribunal’s decision is open to appeal.

https://www.legalcheek.com/2019/12/controversial-barrister-suspended-for-two-years-over-obscene-tweets/

@ciabaudo

Barbara Hewson was today sentenced to a 2-year suspension based on only a fraction of the accusations made against her. Had @barstandards taken into account her evil treatment of the family of Katrice Lee, I’m sure it would have been disbarment.

Hewson and contained and reduced this to what they could sell to the public as a spat between two barristers whilst at the same time providing her and her counsel with a platform to disparage and slander those who she has has traduced over the years.

Thread on Barbara Hewson’s Bar Standards Board Tribunal

https://twitter.com/craftymuvva/status/1207095379583492096


 

Barrister brands mum of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne as ‘brain damaged’ in online rant

Human rights lawyer Barbara Hewson has been referred to the Bar Standards Board over the trolling of anti-paedophile crusader who suffered a stroke

A BARRISTER branded child abuse campaigner Sara Payne “brain damaged” in an online rant.

Human rights lawyer Barbara Hewson trolled the mum of murdered schoolgirl Sarah on Twitter.

Ms Hewson, 56, who prides herself on her controversial online presence, was accused of trolling a number of child sex abuse victims earlier this year.

And she got a police harassment warning last March after a complaint by fellow lawyer Sarah Phillimore.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6387704/barrister-attack-sarah-payne-mum/

“…are you the Barbara Hewson that’s stated that CSA survivors are “mucho whingers”??

Barbara Hewson: that I have done honey

 


12 Dec 2019

“Barbara Hewson has been suspended from practice for two years. Her tweets & blog were found to be seriously offensive, abusive & publicly disparaging towards another barrister, obscene or seriously offensive in terms of the language used, and disparaging of the BSB’s processes”.

Tribunal chairman says that Barbara Hewson’s online comments about a 14-year-old girl [Sarah Phillimore’s daughter] was “an extremely worrying aspect of this case.”

He adds: “There has been no satisfactory explanation.

Tribunal chairman puts it to Barbara Hewson’s counsel that her tweets about a 14-year-old girl would inevitably have triggered fear in the girl.

Dec 15 2019

A senior officer at the police watchdog which oversaw a probe into Nick’s claims about a VIP paedophile ring has been suspended.

Jonathan Green is alleged to have had an extra-marital affair with a junior colleague.

He headed up an inquiry that cleared five detectives of misconduct after Scotland Yard’s botched investigation into claims made by Carl Beech.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7794315/Senior-officer-police-watchdog-suspended-alleged-affair-junior-colleague.html


 

Sir Ron Brierley reportedly arrested at Sydney airport, charged with possession of child pornography

17 December 2019

Sir Ron Brierley in 1998, left, and in 1988, right.

One of New Zealand’s wealthiest and most respected businessmen, Sir Ron Brierley, has reportedly been arrested at Sydney Airport and charged with possession of child pornography.

The 82 year old corporate raider – who founded R A Brierley Investments, New Zealand’s largest listed company until the 1987 crash – has sat on numerous company boards in his home country, in Australia and the UK.

When in Sydney, he resides in Australia’s most expensive street, Point Piper’s Wolseley Road.

According to NSW Police, detectives from Eastern Suburbs Police Area Command commenced an investigation into the possession of child abuse material in the local area in August.

Laptop searched

On Tuesday, an 82 year old was stopped by Australian Border Force officers at Mascot airport about 6.30 am while trying to board a plane for Fiji, police said.

“The man’s carry-on luggage was searched before the contents of his laptop and electronic storage devices were reviewed, which are alleged to have contained large amounts of child abuse material,” the police statement said.

“The Point Piper man was taken to Mascot Police Station and charged with six counts of possess child abuse material.”

https://7news.com.au/politics/law-and-order/sir-ron-brierley-arrested-at-sydney-airport-charged-with-possession-of-child-pornography-c-611431

 

@Richard_Scorer

“Pope lifts ‘pontifical secret’ rule in sex abuse cases” – so will the Pope now give @InquiryCSA the information it asked for? I suspect not

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-50824842


Abuse headteacher left estate to ex-council leader and priest to clear his name after death

16 December 2019

A paedophile headmaster gave half his estate to an ex-leader of Islington Council in the hope it could be used to clear his name, the Gazette can reveal.

Derek Slade died in March 2016 while serving a 21-year sentence at Norwich Prison for the physical and sexual abuse of boys.

Slade admitted to more than 50 charges including sexual assault, beatings and child pornography at private schools in Norfolk and Suffolk, between 1978 and 1983, at Ipswich Crown Court in February 2010.

Derek Sawyer, a former Islington Council leader and Jeremy Corbyn’s constituency agent until March 2010, had helped set up one of the schools with Slade.

Slade later led Sawyer to believe that he had assumed a new identity legitimately. Mr Sawyer later helped Slade find work in schools abroad under his new identity, after Slade’s earlier conviction for physically assaulting boys in 1986.

After the 2010 conviction, Mr Sawyer said in 2011 that the pair had had only “intermittent” contact over 40 years and he had been “taken in and used”.

Islington Council leader, Derek Sawyer, and then-chair of social services Sandy Marks at a 1993 press conference on the first report into child abuse in the Islington’s care homes. Picture: Evening Standard

Documents that have now been seen by the Gazette show he inherited half the convicted paedophile’s money, possessions and belongings after he died.

When asked for comment, Derek Sawyer told the Gazette: “I have always made it clear that I utterly condemn Derek Slade’s behaviour and the crimes for which he was convicted, which I find abhorrent.

“I had no involvement with the drawing up of the will. I had not seen it before Slade’s death and did not know its contents. The will was handed to a firm of solicitors to deal with.”

Most of the money went towards legal costs, Mr Sawyer said – and, as Slade had instructed, looking into the possibility of an appeal.

The two executors in Slade’s willwere Mr Sawyer, whose signature is on the 2012 document, and the Rev Robin Sanders, a former deputy head at the Suffolk boarding school who went on to become a Catholic priest.

A 2012 report by the Prison Ombudsman into Slade’s death noted that one of them, described as a “friend” named as Slade’s next of kin, also regularly visited him in prison.

The Rev Sanders confirmed this was him. In 2010, he said, “I was very shocked by what was revealed about Mr Slade, condemn utterly his behaviour and deplore what his victims suffered.”

But he added: “Especially in view of the long time he faced in prison I did not consider it right to break contact with him.”

In his hand-written will, Slade had written: “Whereas my blood and familial relatives have renounced contact and ties with me… I hereby instruct my executors to ensure that none of my relatives benefit in any way whatsoever from my estate.”

He asked them to sell his house in Burton-on-Trent, with leftover cash to be used to try to clear his name. The property sold for £95,000 in late 2017.

Slade wrote: “…if my appeal to have some of my convictions quashed have not been completed successfully… the monies shall be utilised to pursue my case”.

The paedophile asked to be cremated and for his ashes to be scattered in international waters.

He also directed for £1,000 to be given to an organisation only named as “the 1996 Society” and be spent within 12 months “solely for good living”.

When asked what this referred to, Mr Sawyer said: “The 1996 Society does not exist.”

Derek Sawyer, now 70, was the leader of Islington Council between 1992 and 1994, when inquiries into the child sex abuse scandal at Islington’s care homes were first taking place.

He went on to become chairman of the London Courts Board and was a founding member of Islington’s local policing board, a trustee of charity Crime Concern and director of youth offending charity Catch-22.

He also set up a book publishing company with Slade, Oriflamme Publishing Limited, which is still operating from Mr Sawyer’s house in Finsbury Park.

It is understood that despite still co-owning the company, Mr Sawyer is not profiting from it and Slade did not receive royalties in prison.

Mr Sawyer also wrote a job reference for Slade under his false name, Edward Marsh, which helped him gain a senior position at a school in Swaziland.

Dr Liz Davies, who heads the 200-strong Islington Survivors’ Network, said she had contacted Islington Council’s head of safeguarding and local authority designated officer with concerns about Mr Sawyer and Slade’s relationship in 2016.

She said: “ISN raised the issue when we became aware of the reference. They had sight of this but there was no interest whatsoever.”

https://www.islingtongazette.co.uk/news/crime-court/paedophile-derek-slade-left-half-estate-to-islington-politician-1-6427130

Boris Johnson parties with girlfriend Carrie Symonds as he celebrates historic election victory alongside A-list celebrities Mick Jagger, Anna Friel, Princess Beatrice… and even ex-PM David Cameron and wife Samantha

The Prime Minister, 55, walked side by side with his 31-year-old girlfriend as he arrived at a private London residence for a Christmas party held by Russian tycoon and owner of the Evening Standard Evgeny Lebedev.

Wearing the same suit he was seen in while addressing the country from the steps of 10 Downing Street, Mr Johnson was joined by a host of other famous faces including Sir Bob Geldof, David Hasselhoff and Jemima Goldsmith.

Last night’s London party was packed with notable guests from the worlds of showbusiness and politics including actress Sadie Frost, model Lily Cole and journalist Rachel Johnson, the PM’s sister – who yesterday admitted to never having met Ms Symonds.

Princess Beatrice and her husband to be Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi were also at the event, along with Princess Eugenie

Former Labour MP Peter Mandelson who masterminded Tony Blair’s landslide election win in 1997, was also there

Last night’s star-studded Christmas party line-up included: Daisy Lowe, Matt Smith, Jemima Goldsmith and Sadie Frost with boyfriend Darren Strowger, Anna Friel, artist Tracey Emin,and author and comedian David Walliams, Lord Freddie Windsor and wife Sophie Winkleman attended the Christmas party, along with model Lily Cole, comedian Eddie Izzard, who joined Labour candidates on the campaign trail during the election campaign,

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7792383/Boris-Johnson-parties-night-away-Carrie-Symonds-Annabels.html


 


Epstein friend Peter Mandelson:

Peter Mandelson lobbied Tony Blair for alleged paedophile Lord Janner to receive a peerage.”

Janner was “elevated to the House of Lords 6yrs after being publicly accused of child sex abuse in a high-profile court case.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3085573/Mandy-lobbied-Blair-Janner-peerage-sex-abuse-claims-Grandee-said-asked-Labour-leader-ennobling-ahead-1997-election.html

@ciabaudo

Hang on, isn’t that guest speaker at Arcuri’s InnoTech Summit with BoJo our dear friend Alexander ‘Lord’ Carlile? The man who rushed to the defence of the paedophile Greville Janner and shared an office with Cyril Smith?

Paul Boateng with Michael Jackson (in Epstein’s black book), Mossad’s Uri Geller, Greville Janner and David Blaine (in Epstein’s black book)

Fraudster Gerald Ronson and his wife Gail had several listings in Epstein’s black book, although Gail denies having met him. Gerald – VP of NSPCC and friend of Greville Janner – is related to Leon Brittan of Barnes Common and Malcolm Cash-for-Access Rifkind of Dunblane.

One family Together charity
UK
Honorary Patrons:
Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks,
Lord Janner of Braunstone,
Professor Alan Dershowitz (Epstein friend and alleged abuser)
Patrons
Dame Gail & Gerald Ronson (in Epstein’s black book)
U.S
.
Board Members: 
Gerald Ronson’s father Henry Ronson/Immanuel College
JMI Jewish Music Institute
 

Trustees:

Jarvis Astaire OBE,
Sir Evelyn de Rothschild (he & wife Lynn de Forrester Rothschild closely linked to Jeffrey Epstein)
Leopold de Rothschild CBE
Lord and Lady Brittan of Spennithorne (accused of child abuse)
Lord Janner of Braunstone (accused of child abuse)

THE INSTITUTE FOR JEWISH POLICY RESEARCH

Directors

Peter Morris Oppenheimer

24 Nov 1992 15 Dec 2001

Lord Nathaniel Charles Jacob Rothschild

24 Nov 1992 15 Dec 2001

Lord Daniel William Finkelstein

18 Jan 2005 06 Mar 2006

Edgar Miles Bronfman (family linked to Jeffrey Epstein and Rothschilds)

31 Dec 1991 25 Jan 1996

Lord Greville Ewan Janner

31 Dec 1991 30 Dec 1994

https://companycheck.co.uk/company/00894309/THE-INSTITUTE-FOR-JEWISH-POLICY-RESEARCH/companies-house-data

Epstein shows how Israel runs child abuse rings: 40 Friends of Israel who made the unthinkable real

http://google-law.blogspot.com/2019/07/epstein-shows-how-israel-runs-child.html


Following the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal, Barrister Barbara Hewson has suggested lowering the age of consent to 13 and waiving anonymity for complainants in an effort to stop the “persecution of old men” in a May 8th article for the online publication Spiked.

 

Barrister son Daniel Janner

@Barbara Hewson pleased to be following your important tweets. Daniel Janner

 

Daniel Janner: Looking forward to Boris splaffing IICSA up the wall.

 

Boris Johnson has said that spending police budgets on historical child abuse is “spaffing money up the wall”.

@SusanShooter

Anyone who can use the term for “ejaculating up” in the same sentence as Child Sexual Abuse has no morality or decency. Obviously they have never listened to – & heard – a survivor who, as a child, was raped by a man. Or if they have, they live in sympathy with the man

 

Boris Johnson has said that spending police budgets on historical child abuse is “spaffing money up the wall”.

https://www.lbc.co.uk/radio/presenters/nick-ferrari/boris-johnson-historial-child-abuse-investigation/

 

Silver spoon: The power and privilege of Britain’s private schools

@jebrittan2

On Johnsons’ education at Pederasty Towers “It was a textbook case of a child who had been ruptured from her family, neglected and all the rest of it… [but] we rationalise it by saying ‘it never did me any harm’ – right until we actually decide it did.”

We tumbled to it quite late that actually we’d been in an institution that was rife with abuse,” says Rachel Johnson.We’d normalised it in our heads for so long.”

Johnson, a journalist and author, daughter of a politician and an artist, and younger sister of the UK foreign secretary Boris, went (for complicated and eccentric Johnson-family reasons) to a boys’ prep school, Ashdown, the same as her brother.

https://www.smh.com.au/world/silver-spoon-the-power-and-privilege-of-britains-private-schools-20170406-gvever.html

 

Downside boarding school monk ‘ignored abuse of pupil’

  • 12 December 2019

A former pupil of a catholic boarding school said the “terrible” bullying he suffered from other pupils was ignored by a monk at the nearby abbey.

Downside School in Stratton-on-the-Fosse in Somerset was until recently closely affiliated with Downside Abbey, and some of the teachers were monks.

The ex-pupil, identified only as Jason, said the monk failed to protect him from the mental and physical “abuse”.

Downside apologised for the past and said it was committed to safeguarding.

The abuse took place within the past 30 years.

‘Zero friends’

The abbey said Jason’s allegations were taken seriously and that staff did address any risk to children.

Jason said: “I was subject to a game called the jungle game where they would tie you [up]. Someone would shout the name of an animal, eg an elephant, they would punch you as hard as an elephant on your chest.”

“[The monk] saw nine times out of 10 what I was going through. He would never help, would never talk to me.

“No-one I could go to for help. I had zero friends.

“To me the safeguarding protection of a child under him never existed in my time at the school but I wasn’t going to let him win.”

‘Very concerning’

The BBC wanted to name the monk, who remained at the abbey, but the abbey fought hard to prevent this.

Jason said he thought the monk should have been removed straight away to protect other children.

Child protection consultant Joanna Nicolas said regulation of private schools was “not nearly as strict or rigorous as that which regulates the state sector and that is very concerning”.

“Ultimately, it’s the responsibility of the school to take action,” she said.

“What we know, with independent schools is you have a much greater consideration of reputation.

“You also have many parents who are extremely powerful individuals and wealthy individuals and all of that affects our response to protecting those children, which it absolutely shouldn’t.”

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-somerset-50636490

‘Predatory’ ex-care home boss John Allen found guilty of more child sex offences

10 DEC 2019

The offences were said to have taken place in North Wales care homes between 1976 and 1984, and the court heard one of the complainants died of a drug overdose in 2016.

Allen was managing director of Bryn Alyn Community Care Homes, which operated 11 facilities for boys in the Wrexham area between 1968 and 1990.


In Prince Andrew Scandal, Prince Charles Emerges as Monarch-in-Waiting

After a public-relations debacle stirred questions about the role of Queen Elizabeth II, the Prince of Wales is asserting a newfound authority in British royal affairs.

Prince Charles, moves aggressively to assert his control, most conspicuously in trying to mop up the recent scandal that engulfed his younger brother, Prince Andrew.

In an editorial under the headline “Shadow King,” the Times argued that the monarchy “needs a firmer grip at the center.” “This can only come from Prince Charles,” it said. “Although he has faced his own set of scandals, he has already taken on a greater role and can do more, in effect acting as king-in-waiting.”

“They’ve moved swiftly to sort it out in the coldblooded and ruthless way they have,” Mr. Low said.

“The monarchy is beyond reproach,” said Mr. Johnson, who has faced questions about his own peccadilloes.

In Prince Andrew Scandal, Prince Charles Emerges as Monarch-in-Waiting


Jennifer Arcuri claims Boris Johnson was angry when he became foreign secretary because he could no longer visit her home

Prime minister’s ‘friend’ says it is always the woman who is criticised ‘when you have an affair with an older man’

11/30/19

Jennifer Arcuri says Boris Johnson was “pissed [off]” when he was made foreign secretary because tougher security meant he could not visit her home.

In a frank interview, the model-turned-entrepreneur says their relationship continued after he stepped down as mayor of London and became a cabinet minister – and that they were in touch as recently as July.

Ms Arcuri also comes closer than before to confirming a sexual relationship, saying it is always the woman who is criticised “when you have an affair with an older man”.

The revelation that the relationship continued until 2016 is significant because the prime minister has to provide a timeline of his contact with Ms Arcuri.

An inquiry into whether rules were broken because it amounted to a conflict of interest – after she received £126,000 of public money – appears to have been delayed until after the general election, prompting anger.

Ms Arcuri, 34, speaking to The Times, said the pair would recite Shakespeare’s Sonnet 29, together “like a weird sense of foreplay”. It begins: “When in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes.”

She revealed she visited Mr Johnson’s family home while he was married to his ex-wife, Marina Wheeler, saying: “I admire Marina. I don’t know how she put up with it for as long as she did.

“But from my understanding they were two separate people living in a house. Whatever was between them had long gone and it wasn’t because of me.

“It wasn’t that I was putting him in a position where it’s either me or her, because I recognised he had a family, a life.”

The pair met in 2011, when Ms Arcuri says she joked with him that David Cameron, then prime minister, was stealing a march by making technology announcements affecting London.

I didn’t know the extent of the competitiveness between a boy named Boris and a boy named Dave,” she told The Times.

When, in 2012, Mr Johnson asked how they could keep in touch, Ms Arcuri says she said: “Why don’t you just call me?” He later sent her a text saying, “Boris calling Jennifer.”

She said: “A friend said, ‘You can’t have Boris on your phone. Call him Alex the Great.’ I didn’t even know then his name was Alexander.”

During their first encounter alone, in a hotel bar, he asked her: “Were you a model? You are absolutely beautiful. I can see you being a model and actress.”

She said: “He had complimented me but it was not sleazy in any way,” adding: “I knew where he was going with wanting to pursue me. I am not stupid.

“People had mentioned he wants to sleep with you and I said, ‘No, he doesn’t. He is just so enthralled with my mind.’”

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/boris-johnson-news-latest-jennifer-arcuri-interview-affair-a9227121.html


Mountbatten book author seeks more transparency over child sex allegations

November 28 2019

The author of a book on Lord Mountbatten has hit out at the secrecy that continues to surround allegations about the murdered royal and child sex abuse at a time when the public is demanding greater openness over such claims.

Andrew Lownie lashed out at both the British and Irish states for refusing to publish files which he claims tell the truth about the exploitation of young, vulnerable boys in Kincora House by the powerful and mighty in society in the 1970s.

He contrasted demands for transparency and the public interest in recent allegations about Prince Andrew and the wall of official silence that surrounds persistent claims about Mountbatten.

He said: “Why do we never hear the same demands for disclosure about the cover-up of Lord Mountbatten’s death and the involvement of the state in suppressing the trafficking and sexual exploitation of young boys from London and Kincora House?”

Earlier this year Mr Lownie published a best-selling book on Lord Mountbatten in which he interviewed several men who claimed to have been trafficked from Belfast – including from Kincora House – as young boys to the royal’s Classiebawn Castle in Co Sligo in August 1977.

So far the Garda has refused to disclose its traffic logs for Northern Ireland-registered cars visiting Classiebawn on the grounds such files remain part of an active murder investigation.

Mr Lownie had wanted access to the files so that he could pursue enquiries into the alleged trafficking of boys to provide sexual services to Mountbatten in the 1970s while on his annual August holiday.

Mr Lownie said that his request refers only to the month of August 1977, a year when it is already publicly acknowledged that there was no murder attempt on Lord Mountbatten, who was killed by an IRA bomb on his boat in August 1979.

The royal was killed along with Paul Maxwell, a 15-year-old helping crew the boat; Nicholas Knatchbull (14), Mountbatten’s grandson, and Dorothy Brabourne, Nicholas’s grandmother.

Prince Andrew has stood down from all public duties after he was criticised for showing little sympathy with the victims of the late Jeffrey Epstein and no remorse for his friendship with the disgraced US financier in a major TV interview.

Virginia Giuffre, an alleged Epstein victim, claims that she was forced to have sex with Andrew on three occasions, including when she was 17 – allegations he strenuously denies.

Mr Lownie said the duke’s recent retirement from public life in the wake of the scandal has been described as “an event unprecedented in modern times”.

He added: “Yet Mountbatten and many, many others in Northern Ireland and the UK in the past had sex with young boys and girls going right back to the 1970s and earlier. That was all swept under the carpet while the rich and powerful sheltered under the protection of the state.

“Surely the Mountbatten affair should be ruled by exactly the same decisions on disclosure?”

Mr Lownie warned that there must be deep concerns about the real reason Lord Mountbatten was killed in 1979.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for outgoing Secretary of State Julian Smith to question the official secrecy and non-disclosure of all the files, not just those on the trafficking of young boys in Northern Ireland, but the very detailed and specific intelligence files held by both British and Irish states,” he said.

Many of the State’s Kincora files will not be published until January 1, 2085 at the earliest. That is despite the fact that allegations about Kincora and the abuse and trafficking of young boys were first known to the intelligence services in 1967.

Colin Wallace, the Co Antrim-born former Army intelligence officer in Northern Ireland until 1975, also believes that it is time for the state to come clean.

He said: “Given the fact that the British intelligence services were well aware of what was going on in Kincora, there are major questions to be asked over why there were no prosecutions.

“Lord Mountbatten’s homosexuality and his penchant for sex with underage boys was an open secret at the same time.

“And when you take in the fact that the IRA was heavily infiltrated by the state well before 1978, is it not odd that the attack on Mountbatten, which was sanctioned by the Army Council under the leadership of Martin McGuinness as chief of staff, was not known to them?”

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/mountbatten-book-author-seeks-more-transparency-over-child-sex-allegations-38732730.html


ROYAL SCHOOL PROBE

Five Gordonstoun School pupils charged with sexually assaulting fellow student at Prince Charles’ institution

FIVE boys at Prince Charles’ old school have been charged with a sex attack on a fellow pupil.

The teenagers are accused of assaulting the alleged victim at £40,000-a-year Gordonstoun in Elgin, Moray, this month.

Cops are now preparing a report for prosecutors.

A source said: “This has shocked the entire school community. It’s now in the hands of the authorities.”

The youngster at the centre of the allegations did not need hospital treatment.

Gordonstoun has around 600 boys and girls aged eight to 18, with one term’s boarding fees costing over £13,000.

A Police Scotland spokesman confirmed: “Five teenage boys have been charged in relation to an alleged assault in the Moray area on November 11.

“A report will be sent to the procurator fiscal and children’s reporter.”

Prince Charles followed in the footsteps of his dad the Duke of Edinburgh to study at Gordonstoun in the 1960s.

Charles famously hailed it as “Colditz in kilts”.

Gordonstoun is one of seven boarding schools set to be looked at as part of the ongoing Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry.

https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/scottish-news/4999702/gordonstoun-school-sex-assault-pupil/

No mention in article that Prince Andrew attended Gordonstoun as well:

In September 1973, Prince Andrew  entered Gordonstoun, in northern Scotland, which his father and elder brother had also attended.[8] While there, he spent six months—from January to June 1977—participating in an exchange programme to Lakefield College School in Canada.[7][9] He left Gordonstoun in July two years later.


 

Society of Antiquaries in turmoil after vote to back sex abuser

Educational charity’s leaders dismayed after bid to expel Hubert Chesshyre is defeated
Hubert Chesshyre was found by a court to have committed abuse of a minor over three years in the 1990s.
23 Nov 2019

One of the country’s most venerable educational charities faces a backlash after it declined to sever its links with a sex abuser, a decision that has bewildered his victim.

It has emerged that, following a vote, the Society of Antiquaries, which describes itself as “Britain’s oldest learned society concerned with the study and understanding of the material past”, is to allow Hubert Chesshyre to remain a fellow.

The move has dismayed the society’s council, which said the decision showed it needed to modernise.

The Independent Inquiry Into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) heard evidence that in 2015 Chesshyre was found to have sexually abused a teenage chorister over the course of three years in the 1990s. Earlier this year the Observer reported the revelation had put pressure on several renowned institutions with links to Chesshyre to sever their ties with him. These included the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies, whose trustees promptly removed him as vice-president.

But others, including the Society of Antiquaries, have stood by him.

Chesshyre, an expert on heraldry and genealogy who held a number of senior positions within the royal household, was subject to a “trial of facts”, which are held when the accused is deemed unfit to plead. Such trials do not result in a criminal conviction but the jury can find whether a person committed the acts of which they have been accused.

The court recognised Chesshyre had suffered a stroke and it was also suggested that he had dementia. As a result, despite being found to have committed the abuse, he was given an absolute discharge.

Following the finding, the Honours and Appointments Secretariat – which is overseen by the Cabinet Office – recommended forfeiture of his honours as a result of the IICSA’s revelation. But a majority of the society’s fellows who were present for the vote backed him.

Chesshyre’s victim, who has remained anonymous, told the Observer: “Following the Jimmy Savile revelations, and scandals involving public figures that came to light, organisations have quickly distanced themselves from people tainted by even a suggestion of wrongdoing.

“I therefore find it baffling that the fellows voted by a substantial majority to continue the fellowship of somebody who was found to have committed these acts. It makes me wonder whether Britain’s establishment has really learned anything at all.”

In a statement the society, which was founded in 1707, confirmed its fellows had considered a resolution from its council to remove Chesshyre from the fellowship. It noted that in “March 2019 the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse published proceedings confirming Chesshyre was found to have committed two acts of gross indecency with a male minor” and said this had prompted a number of fellows to write to the society, a registered charity which received a royal charter in 1751, requesting Chesshyre’s removal.

It said the council “regrets that a majority of those present did not see fit to support the resolution” and said it would “consider further the implications of fellows’ decision to reject the resolution to remove Mr Chesshyre and recognises this case has shown the need to modernise the society’s statutes and governance procedures.”

The society said it would “continue to fulfil its charitable objectives, including by encouraging young people to become involved in its activities, in environments that are safe for them.” But it conceded that the scandal around Chesshyre made this remit more difficult, adding: “This makes the acts which Mr Chesshyre was found by the court to have committed particularly harmful.”

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/nov/23/society-antiquaries-turmoil-vote-to-back-sex-abuser?CMP=share_btn_tw


Dog walker finds dossier of paedophiles and victims ‘dumped by police officer by public skip’

Sergeant Martin Skirving-Chehab facing misconduct hearing following watchdog investigation

21 Nov 2019

A dog walker found pages of a dossier detailing at least 15 different criminal cases in a street in Hartlepool in June.

“I saw the pages with ‘sex offender’ on and then a police logo and traced them back to an overflowing skip where this blue book was lying on the ground,” the man told The Sun.

“I looked inside and there were all these details. I was shocked.”

The documents contained the names, addresses, bank details and family information on convicted sex offenders, as well as details of victims who are granted lifetime anonymity under the law.

Cleveland Police launched an investigation into the “clearly unacceptable” discovery and contacted the people named.

The force, which was found to be failing in all areas by the policing inspectorate earlier this year, referred the incident to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

“We carried out the investigation concerning the removal and disposal of sensitive material from police premises,” an IOPC spokesperson said.

“The material, relating

to investigations of a highly sensitive nature dating back to 2016, was found near a skip in Hartlepool by a member of the public in June 2018.

“The member of the public contacted a national newspaper and a reporter handed the materials to Cleveland Police, who referred this matter to us for consideration.”

The IOPC said evidence suggested Sergeant Martin Skirving-Chehab had been in possession of the documents.

“We found he may have breached the police standards of professional behaviour and concluded that he had a case to answer for gross misconduct,” a statement added.

The force disciplinary hearing is due to start on Monday and is expected to last four days.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/paedophile-dossier-police-dog-walk-hartlepool-a9211416.html


Garda rejects Kincora probe author’s request for Mountbatten files

Nov 13 2019

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has refused an author’s request to view Garda security logs of Northern Ireland-registered cars which travelled between Belfast and Classiebawn Castle in Co Sligo, the late Earl Mountbatten’s summer home.

Andrew Lownie, author of The Mountbattens: Their Lives And Loves, has told the Belfast Telegraph that Mr Harris, a former senior PSNI officer and liaison with MI5, had declined to disclose the intelligence.

Lownie had wanted access to the files so that he could pursue his inquiries into the alleged trafficking of boys from London and Belfast, especially from Kincora House, to provide sexual services to Lord Mountbatten in the 1970s when on his annual August holiday.

Earlier this year Lownie revealed recently-released FBI files, which alleged it had information that Lord Mountbatten was a paedophile with a taste for young boys.

Last night Lownie told the Belfast Telegraph that he had written to ask for the Garda logs relating to the period 1969-78 to be released.

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/republic-of-ireland/garda-rejects-kincora-probe-authors-request-for-mountbatten-files-38687052.html


 

Keith Vaz will not stand for re-election

10 Nov 2019

Labour’s Keith Vaz, who was suspended from the Commons after he was found to have “expressed willingness” to purchase cocaine for others, will not be standing for re-election.

Mr Vaz, who has been MP for Leicester East for 32 years, said in a statement he was retiring from Parliament.

He said it had been “an honour and a privilege” to serve his constituency.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said he had “made a substantial and significant contribution to public life”.

https://www.bbc.com/news/election-2019-50369905#


 

Monk accused of Scottish child abuse loses extradition appeal

7 November 2019

A former Catholic monk who taught at the Fort Augustus Abbey school has failed in a bid to halt his extradition from Australia.

Fr Denis “Chrysostom” Alexander, 83, had challenged a decision by the Australian Government to surrender him to face trial in Scotland.

But the federal court has now dismissed his case against the attorney general.

Fr Alexander, who featured in a BBC Scotland investigation, denies the allegations.

The 13-page federal court ruling includes a summary of the charges the ex-monk faces.

It is alleged that between 1970 and 1976 he “engaged in acts of physical and sexual abuse” against six complainants, aged between 11 and 15.

The Crown Office launched extradition proceedings against Fr Alexander in December 2016 but since then he has contested the move on health grounds.

A letter from his solicitors in November 2017 stated that he suffers from “several chronic and ongoing health problems” and that travel to the UK “presents a real risk of serious injury and further significant ongoing deterioration of Mr Alexander’s health, including death.”

Fr Alexander, who turns 84 next month, was arrested in Sydney almost three years ago and has been in custody ever since.

It is understood he has 28 days to appeal the federal court’s decision.

The Crown Office said extradition proceedings are “ongoing”.

Timeline

July 2013: BBC airs Sins of Our Fathers, revealing decades of sexual and physical abuse at the Fort Augustus Abbey School and Carlkemp preparatory school, and confronts Fr Alexander in Sydney

December 2015: The Crown announces plans to extradite Fr Alexander back to Scotland

January 2017: Fr Alexander is arrested in Sydney and remanded in custody

May 2017: Fr Alexander is found eligible for extradition by an Australian court. He appeals, claiming he is too ill to travel

March 2019: The attorney general of Australia determines that Fr Alexander be surrendered to the UK. Fr Alexander seeks a judicial review

November 2019: The federal court of Australia dismisses Fr Alexander’s application for a judicial review.

Run by Catholic Benedictine monks, Fort Augustus Abbey school in the Highlands closed its doors to the public in 1993.

Allegations of decades of child sexual and physical abuse at the exclusive boarding school were finally made public by BBC Scotland Investigations Correspondent Mark Daly in June 2013.

He spoke to former pupils who claimed they were abused by monks or teaching staff over five decades.

Many of those then reported their allegations to the police, sparking a major historical abuse police inquiry.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-50328634

Fury as decision on police inquiry into PM shelved until after election

Labour ‘shocked’ as police watchdog freezes investigation into Jennifer Arcuri scandal

9 Nov 2019

The scandal over Boris Johnson’s friendship with technology entrepreneur Jennifer Arcuri was reignited on Saturday after the Observer revealed that the independent police watchdog has delayed its announcement on whether the PM should face an investigation into possible criminal misconduct until after the election.

The decision prompted fury from Westminster politicians and London assembly members who said it appeared that a ruling had been “suppressed” in order to protect Johnson from potentially damaging headlines at a crucial stage of the election campaign.

In a private meeting held before parliament was dissolved last week, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) officials agreed not to announce whether they were going to investigate “possible criminality” over allegations about a conflict of interest in Johnson’s dealings while mayor of London with US businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri until after the election.

Sources close to the IOPC investigation said the watchdog was on the verge of announcing its decision on whether it was proceeding with a criminal investigation.

The IOPC was tasked by the Greater London Authority with assessing whether criminal charges should be brought because of the then-mayor’s responsibility for London’s policing.

It is alleged Arcuri received favourable treatment due to her friendship with Johnson, including receiving large sums of public money for her technology firms.

The offence of misconduct in public office carries a maximum term of life imprisonment. Johnson has denied any impropriety.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/nov/09/boris-johnson-jennifer-arcuri-iopc-delay-announcement-investigation?CMP=share_btn_fb

Priests will not report child abuse confessions

November 8 2019

The Roman Catholic Church will oppose calls for priests to break the seal of the confessional to report admissions of child abuse, a public inquiry was told yesterday.

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Westminster, said the church could not accept any recommendation from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse to require priests to disclose matters admitted to them during the sacrament.

Cardinal Nichols said that maintaining the confidentiality of the confessional was “an essential part of the exercise of priesthood”.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/58f872ca-01a2-11ea-b7ec-528a34ec09db


Former prestigious boarding school housemaster sentenced for child sex offences

The historic assaults took place at Westminster Cathedral Choir School in central London

4 NOV 2019

A former housemaster at a prestigious Catholic boarding school “stole the innocence” of two underage boys, a court has heard.

David Lowe, 66, abused the boys, aged eight and 10 respectively, as part of a series of attacks which he carried out in the 70s and 80s.

Southwark Crown Court heard on Monday that the historic assaults took place at Westminster Cathedral Choir School, in Victoria, central London, where Lowe was working as a music teacher.

Lowe was jailed for 10 years in 2015 after he was found guilty of multiple counts of sexually assaulting pupils and appeared at Southwark via videolink from HMP Ashfield, near Bristol.

The attacks took place at both Westminster Cathedral Choir School and the Benedictine monk-run Ampleforth College in North Yorkshire between 1978 and 1982.

https://www.mylondon.news/news/zone-1-news/former-prestigious-boarding-school-housemaster-17200832

 


Labour MP Keith Vaz facing six-month Commons suspension

28 Oct 2019

Labour MP Keith Vaz is facing suspension from the Commons for six months after he was found to have “expressed willingness” to purchase cocaine for others.

Recommending suspension, the Commons Standards Committee said the finding represented a “very serious breach” of the House code of conduct for MPs.

It said that by failing to co-operate fully with the Commons inquiry process, Mr Vaz had shown “disrespect for the House’s standards system” and caused “significant damage” to the reputation and integrity of the Commons as a whole.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/oct/28/keith-vaz-faces-parliamentary-ban-over-drugs-for-sex-workers-scandal?CMP=twt_gu&utm_medium=&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1572273331

 

The Standards Committee has published its first Report of the 2019-20 parliamentary session, entitled “Keith Vaz”.

Read it here:


 

Children abused for decades at ‘sadistic’ London school, inquiry finds

IICSA report lays bare culture of cover-up and denial that facilitated 30 years of abuse

24 Oct 2019

Senior figures at Ealing Abbey and St Benedict’s school carried out abuse, the report found.

A “sadistic and predatory” atmosphere and a culture of cover-up and denial in a Catholic school allowed sexual abusers to commit crimes against children for decades, an independent inquiry has found.

Senior figures at Ealing Abbey and St Benedict’s school in west London, part of the English Benedictine Congregation, were perpetrators of abuse over a 30-year period. Staff members failed to raise concerns because of a “mafia-like” atmosphere and the fear of losing their jobs.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/oct/24/child-abuse-st-benedicts-school-ealing-abbey-iicsa-report

Inquiry publishes report into Ealing Abbey and St Benedict’s School

24 October 2019

The Inquiry has today (24 October) published its report into the Ealing Abbey and St Benedict’s School public hearings.

This is part of the English Benedictine Congregation case study and is within the wider investigation into the Roman Catholic Church. The report contains an update of the Ampleforth and Downside case studies, also part of the English Benedictine Congregation.

During five days of public hearings in February 2019, the Inquiry heard evidence from those who had been sexually abused as children at St Benedict’s School.

The report describes the atmosphere at St Benedict’s as sadistic and predatory with a culture of excessive corporal punishment. In many cases, physical abuse was used as a platform for sexual gratification and a means by which to instigate sexual abuse.

The report considers the evidence heard by the Inquiry of extensive sexual abuse against children in Ealing Abbey and St Benedict’s School and highlights the flawed responses to allegations, from both the Church and external institutions.

It considers how very senior figures at the school or abbey were perpetrators of abuse, with staff members warned to say nothing, leaving victims feeling they had nowhere to turn.

This led to a culture of abuse spanning over 30 years. Since 2003, four members of staff connected to St Benedict’s have been convicted of multiple offences for the sexual abuse of over 20 children. Another teacher was convicted of offences relating to the possession of indecent images of children in 2016. The total scale of abuse can never be known, but it is likely to be much greater.

“I often wonder what my life would have been like if I hadn’t been abused … I feel like I am still in a black hole and just can’t climb out of it. I don’t think I can ever put down in words fully what [Soper] has done to me. He has damaged me for life and I am afraid that that damage will never go away.”  – RC-A622, Pen Portraits, page 8

The Inquiry received evidence of at least 18 further allegations against the men convicted and eight other monks and teachers. This ranged from corporal punishment to grooming, fondling of genitalia, masturbation, and oral and anal rape.

The report found that whilst there were significant opportunities to stop abusers in the school, these were not acted upon. Instead, a culture of cover-up and denial at Ealing Abbey and St Benedict’s meant the abuse went on for decades.

The leadership failure of Abbot Martin Shipperlee is also highlighted in the report. It found serious shortcomings in his response to allegations and handling of child protection concerns, concluding that any action he did take was often inadequate and ill-judged.

During the Inquiry’s investigation into Ealing Abbey, Abbot Shipperlee resigned. He told the press:

 “As the IICSA hearings have shown, there has been a series of serious failings in safeguarding and some of those failings have been mine. Much has been achieved to correct this in recent years and I have confidence in the present structures and policies. However this does not take away from the seriousness of what went before. In order for the Abbey to look forward with confidence new leadership is now needed and so I have resigned as Abbot so that this may be possible.” (Page 14)

The responses of external institutions are described as defective, resulting in children being left at risk of abuse or further abuse.

The Chair and Panel conclude that it remains to be seen whether Ealing Abbey proves itself capable of ensuring proper safeguarding of children at risk in future.

The report’s publication comes before the Inquiry’s final public hearing into the Roman Catholic Church, which will begin on the 28 October and will run for two weeks.

Professor Alexis Jay, Chair of the Inquiry, said: 

“For years, a culture of cover-up and denial meant children at Ealing Abbey and St Benedict’s School suffered appalling sexual and physical abuse.

“A reluctance to properly respond to safeguarding concerns meant significant opportunities to stop abusers were missed. When action was taken, the responses of senior staff, headmasters and external institutions were often poorly judged or flawed. As a result, children were left at risk of abuse which could have been stopped decades earlier.”

https://www.iicsa.org.uk/news/inquiry-publishes-report-ealing-abbey-and-st-benedict%E2%80%99s-school

Executive Summary

Laurence Soper and David Pearce

A particularly startling aspect of the sexual abuse perpetrated at the school was that very senior figures at the school or Abbey were abusers. David Pearce was the head of the junior school and then bursar; Laurence Soper was head of the middle school, bursar, Prior then Abbot. This created particular problems for those who wished to report sexual abuse – not only the victims, but also others, such as members of staff who heard rumours or observed behaviour that caused concern. Reporting such matters was therefore made more difficult by the seniority of those against whom the complaint would have been made. Staff members have described the atmosphere as feeling “like the mafia” and chose not to risk their jobs.[3]

Pearce was a serial abuser of boys. At least 14 pupils have complained to the statutory authorities of being sexually abused by him. Their allegations span a 32-year period from 1976 to 2008. In October 2009, Pearce was sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment (reduced to five years on appeal in May 2010) for various sexual offences against five of these pupils. That was not the end of the matter, however, and in 2011 Pearce faced a further trial relating to indecent assaults against another pupil but was acquitted. In relation to the eight other boys, there was either no complaint made to the police or a decision made by the police/Crown Prosecution Service not to proceed.

It appears that many in the school and Abbey – teachers and monks alike – were aware of Pearce’s behaviour but were seemingly powerless to do anything about it. Gossip amongst the boys and staff was rife and complaints, including from parents, failed to trigger any action by the school or, in the rare event that information was communicated externally, by the statutory authorities. Staff were afraid that by speaking up they would lose their jobs. Pearce may well have been emboldened by this inertia as his abuse became less secretive, filming the boys at the swimming pool, lining them up naked and committing sexual assaults with apparent impunity. Unsurprisingly, Pearce was protected by Soper, but other Abbots and headmasters throughout this period also failed to act to protect children under their care.

Soper is known to have abused at least 10 children at St Benedict’s between 1972 and 1983, including multiple rapes. Many of the assaults were committed during acts of corporal punishment apparently inflicted on the slightest of pretexts. Soper’s predilection for caning boys was well known amongst the boys and staff at the school. He was told to stop by a previous headmaster at some point in the late 1970s or early 1980s. This had no effect, and he continued to cane and sexually assault boys on many occasions.

His campaign of sexual abuse was allowed to continue because of the inaction of those who had the power to do something to stop it or bring him to justice. By 2002 – two years after he had resigned as Abbot – Soper had been appointed general treasurer for the International Benedictine Conference in Rome, residing in Sant’Anselmo. Whilst on police bail in 2011, he left Sant’Anselmo, purportedly returning to London. He absconded and a European Arrest Warrant was issued. Some five years later he was located in Kosovo and extradited. In 2017, he was sentenced to 18 years’ imprisonment – over 40 years had elapsed since his offending began.

The role of Abbots

There were significant opportunities to stop abusers in the school which were not acted upon. When Abbot Martin Shipperlee took over as Abbot from Soper in 2000, many were hopeful that a “new broom[4] had arrived. Indeed, some improvements to child protection were made. He commissioned a number of independent reports from experts.

David Tregaskis, a clinical criminologist with extensive experience of providing risk assessments, provided a report about the risk Pearce posed to children. He concluded that there was a “major concern” and “clear boundaries” should be placed upon him.[5] Although restrictions were placed upon Pearce, they were not monitored properly. In 2006, the sexual abuse committed by Pearce was established in a civil trial brought by one of his victims. Mr Justice Field said he found Pearce’s account “extremely unconvincing[6] and the allegations were found proven. There were no changes to the restrictions already placed upon Pearce, although there could have been no doubt about the risk he posed. In the same year as the civil trial, Pearce started to sexually abuse a 16-year-old boy who was working in the monastery.

There were also limitations to the advice Abbot Shipperlee received from the Diocese of Westminster Child Protection Team. In particular, the advice provided in respect of imposing restrictions upon Pearce and others failed to give any guidance on how compliance with those restrictions should be enforced and monitored. The Child Protection Officer failed to keep the risk posed by Pearce and the restrictions in place under review, particularly following the successful civil claim. Pearce should have been required to leave Ealing Abbey – particularly given its proximity to the school.

When Pearce was convicted in 2009, Abbot Shipperlee commissioned a further review by Philip Wright, the safeguarding coordinator for the diocese of Brighton and Arundel and John Nixson, an independent child protection specialist. Despite the mounting child protection concerns against Soper and another monk, the review was confined to Pearce. There was no consideration of the underlying material. The whole exercise was limited to two days’ work. John Nixson in his written evidence to the Inquiry stated: “with the benefit of further reflection, it is now evident to me that Abbot Martin presented the existing concerns and findings about individual members of the religious community in a minimal manner”.[7]

The Abbot President of the English Benedictine Congregation in the period from 2001 to 2017, Dom Richard Yeo, did not significantly contribute to the response of Ealing Abbey to the allegations of child sexual abuse made in that period. During his 2007 Visitation he did not inquire into the restrictions upon Pearce and gave no consideration to issues of risk management. In his report to the monastic community, there was no express recognition of the fact that the judge in the civil proceedings in 2006 had found Pearce to be an unconvincing witness. He conceded that, in retrospect:

“I should probably have suggested at the 2007 Visitation that it was too serious a risk to allow … Pearce to continue to live in the monastery”.[8]

Throughout this time, public pressure was mounting. A series of articles appeared in The Times, the Charity Commission published a critical report, public disquiet gained momentum through Jonathan West’s blog, the Independent Schools Inspectorate had published a follow-up report which was critical of Trustees, and the Minister of State for Schools was seeking “assurance that all ISI’s recommendations will be implemented”.[9]

In the light of these pressures, Lord Carlile of Berriew QC was commissioned in 2010 to prepare a report. Abbot Shipperlee submitted five principles for reform which Lord Carlile accepted. He firmly stated, however, that reforms could not take place under the auspices of a single trust and recommended the creation of two separate charitable trusts – in effect separating the school from the Abbey. St Benedict’s School became truly independent of Ealing Abbey on 1 September 2012.

During the Inquiry’s investigation into Ealing Abbey, Abbot Shipperlee resigned. He admitted to the Inquiry “as has been serially revealed, my administration of safeguarding is of insufficient standard”.[10]

The role of headmasters

Headmasters as well as Abbots played a significant role in managing child protection issues. Christopher Cleugh, during his time as headmaster of the school between 2002 and 2016, repeatedly minimised questions of child sexual abuse to teachers and to external institutions and parents, to the point of materially misrepresenting significant facts. Although he told the Independent Schools Inspectorate that one of the monks had been charged with an assault on a pupil doing work experience in the monastery, he did not tell them that Pearce had been under restrictions at the time, nor did he tell them about the successful civil action against Pearce. He did not address safeguarding issues openly and proactively; when answers were given, he was defensive. One former teacher, Peter Halsall, said the previous culture of cover-up and denial at the school was “followed … by passing the buck”.[11]

Andrew Johnson, who was appointed headmaster in 2016, described a number of improvements to safeguarding, including record-keeping and vetting, compulsory reporting to Ealing Social Services, safeguarding training for staff, information for students and parents, and the operation of the safeguarding sub-committee. He also outlined that he had commissioned an audit report from Philip Threlfall, an independent safeguarding consultant, who concluded that the school was committed to safeguarding and that the “right things are in place”.[12] In order for these changes to have a long-term impact, it will now be for those in responsibility at the school to remain vigilant so as to ensure that safeguarding remains a priority.

The role of external agencies

The Metropolitan Police made mistakes in how some of the early allegations against Pearce and Soper were investigated. For example, in 2001, one of the victims told the police that Pearce had forcibly grabbed his trousers and pants and looked down into his pants, and that Pearce had put his hands down the swimming trunks of another boy, “for a couple of seconds having a feel around”.[13] In July 2002, the police decided to take that case no further, the investigating officer concluding “I have been unable to find evidence of any criminal offences”.[14] This approach was unreasonable. Commander Neil Jerome, in his evidence to us, agreed. There were also failures in respect of the investigation into the allegations against Pearce in respect of another boy, including a failure to provide all relevant information to the Crown Prosecution Service when a prosecution decision was sought.

The Crown Prosecution Service shares some responsibility for the fact that neither Pearce nor Soper were prosecuted in 2004, when serious allegations were made by two victims against them. It was not until 2009 and 2017 that Pearce and Soper were convicted of the abuse. In the Crown Prosecution Service decision regarding one victim’s allegations against Pearce, the reviewing lawyer wrongly adopted a requirement for corroboration. Likewise, in the decision concerning another victim’s allegations against Soper, the Crown Prosecution Service lawyer took the view that a victim’s word against a perpetrator was insufficient to found a prosecution instead of considering whether the victim’s account could be supported by other evidence or whether Soper’s account could be undermined.

There were also deficiencies in the consideration of the situation at Ealing Abbey and St Benedict’s School by those external bodies charged with regulating the management of charities (the Charity Commission) and inspecting independent schools (the Independent Schools Inspectorate). The Charity Commission was undertaking a statutory inquiry into Ealing Abbey’s handling of Pearce at the very time when he was committing further child sexual abuse. The Commission’s conclusion at the time, that appropriate steps were being taken, was based on assurances given by Ealing Abbey, which were not scrutinised or tested. Likewise, the Independent Schools Inspectorate oversaw an inspection in 2009 which concluded that the child protection policy was compliant with statutory guidance, and that an independent review into Pearce’s offending had been conducted and its advice fully implemented: both conclusions were wrong. The 2009 report was withdrawn in April 2010 and an unannounced, non-routine further inspection was carried out, resulting in a critical report of August 2010. But for the fact that members of the public drew the deficiencies of the 2009 report to the Commission’s attention, there may have been no such rectification of the position.

It is notable that in 2010 the Department for Education did not have the statutory power to enforce a recommendation made by the Independent Schools Inspectorate to the effect that monks who had been the subject of allegations should not reside at Ealing Abbey. As a result, the Minister for Schools wrote to the Charity Commission in October 2010 to see if the Charity Commission might be able to use its powers to enforce compliance in this regard. The position is now different. From January 2015 changes to the statutory standards by which independent schools are judged have rectified this gap in the Department’s powers.

The role of the Holy See

Prior to the hearing, the Inquiry sought a witness statement and documentation from the Holy See, initially through a voluntary request to its diplomatic representative in the United Kingdom, the Apostolic Nuncio, who is covered by diplomatic immunity. The request included asking what steps were taken after Soper’s disappearance that might have assisted in locating him. The Holy See has confirmed that it does not intend to provide a witness statement but has provided some documentation which is being reviewed and may be considered further, if necessary, during the hearings we are holding in October and November 2019.
https://www.iicsa.org.uk/publications/investigation/english-benedictine-congregation-ealing-abbey/part-1-ealing-abbey-and-st-benedicts-school/executive-summary


 

@MaristShame

Why would Scots Marists take a boy to Sligo ..why Sligo ?


Sligo – where paedophile Mountbatten had a holiday home.

 IRA bombing that killed Lord Mountbatten and Sligo teen Paul Maxwell

Paul Maxwell was a student of Portora School at the time of his death.

https://aanirfan.blogspot.com/2018/06/anglo-irish-child-abuse-ring-part-1.html


 

St Columba’s in Largs, North Ayrshire

Inquiry heard boy, seven, died at Catholic-run school in Largs

A BOY aged seven died at St Columba’s College in Largs after being on the receiving end of a ‘vicious beating’, the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry has heard.

The horrifying incident is said to have taken place in 1980 at the Catholic-run school in the north side of Largs.

The inquiry in Edinburgh was told that Aldo Moroni was punished for taking too long to use the toilet.

A former pupil, only named as Edward, said that the boy died after a beating by religious brother called Brother Germanus – real name David McKell.

The 64-year-old revealed to the inquiry that he was at the school in the 1960s and said he was sexually abused on dozens of occasions.

In 2014, Edward’s nephew, also a former pupil, told him he was at St Columba’s when Aldo had been ‘killed’, telling him: ‘It haunts me to this day.’

Edward said: “Aldo Moroni was getting a vicious beating on the landing outside the toilet for supposedly being in the toilet too long.

“My nephew said there was screaming and holy murder going on; it got worse, and the next thing we knew, there was an ambulance there, and then we were at a funeral in Dunoon – Aldo was dead’.

The family relative of Edward’s drew a link between the beating happening and the death according to Edward’s testimony, senior counsel Colin McAulay QC stated.

Children were informed at the time that Aldo had suffered a heart attack, the inquiry was told.

Edward described how he had feelings of cowardice for not reporting McKell years before Aldo’s death, saying: “I thought, could I have stopped that boy from being killed?”

As an adult, Edward told the Marist Brothers, who ran the college, about the abuse, but claimed the order had told him not to inform police.

He told the inquiry he was only seven when McKell targeted him on about ‘two dozen’ occasions.

He recalled being hauled out of bed in the middle of the night and ordered to climb up to a loft to retrieve a bag.

McKell would then tell him he was ‘dirty’ and instruct him to take off his pyjamas, and get into a bath before sexually abusing him – then hitting him if he reacted.

Labelling the boarding school a ‘cesspit’, Edward said he had attempted to run away from the school in the mid-60s.

During the torment, Edward said: “I was crying and you would get an extra slap for crying.

‘I would describe myself as being zombified… I wasn’t able to speak.’

McKell would injure him so hard that when he struck his head his nose would bleed, and would then take him back to his bed.

Edward told the hearing that McKell broke the news that his brother had died in 1965, saying: ‘Your brother had gone to heaven.’

Edward described the brothers at the school as ‘godlike’, and said McKell told him: ‘If you ever utter a word of our little secret, you will never see him (Edward’s brother) again.’

As an adult, Edward said he had contacted the Maris Brothers telling them about his experiences. McKell died in 1998.

Despite assurances given at the meeting that the matter would be passed on police, they were never told.

https://www.largsandmillportnews.com/news/17957688.inquiry-heard-boy-seven-died-catholic-run-school-largs/

Monk who raped me may be my father, witness tells abuse inquiry

The man was speaking to the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry about his time at St Columba’s boarding school in North Ayrshire.

October 17 2019

The witness also spoke of being told about the death of schoolboy Aldo Moroni, after hearing wailing from a pupil in the building.

He said: “There was a boy screaming upstairs, like he was in pain.

“Some of us started to go upstairs, a lad started shouting at the boys to get back down the stairs.

“Within a number of days, we were told he was dead.”

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/monk-who-raped-me-may-be-my-father-witness-tells-abuse-inquiry-38604789.html

PRINCE OF CASH

Prince Andrew faces questions over £57 million fortune and lavish lifestyle as it’s revealed he’s third richest royal

PRINCE Andrew is facing questions about his luxurious lifestyle after his staggering £57million fortune was revealed.

Norman Baker, a former Lib Dem MP, is demanding answers as to how the Duke of York was able to rake in huge sums of cash to build an astonishing private wealth which makes him the third richest royal.

Baker, who has written a book scrutinising the royal family’s private wealth, found that only the Queen (on £1.6billion) and Prince Charles (£100million) are richer than Prince Andrew.

Now Baker has urgent questions as to how the second son of Queen Elizabeth made so much money.

Baker wrote in the Mail on Sunday: “Unless he has come up trumps in the National Lottery, he is clearly gathering in significant sums that we do not know about.

“People do not generally hand over large sums to other people out of the goodness of their heart.

“They generally want something in return.

“We are entitled to be told where Andrew’s hidden wealth has come from, and what he has given in return.”

Baker concluded his article saying that he thinks the Duke of York should be removed from all royal duties and become a private citizen if he doesn’t disclose where his wealth has come from.

FLASH PRINCE

Prince Andrew, who is known to have made extravagant luxury purchases, retired from the Armed Forces in 2001.

He was then immediately handed the job of UK Special Representative for Trade and Investment.

But instead of being diplomatic, Baker claims a former royal aide alleged that Prince Andrew’s approach to the job was “the worst combination of arrogance and stupidity”.

Every year, he is given a tax-free payment from the Queen of £249,000 to fund his private office and he reportedly receives an additional £20,000 naval pension.

But his spendthrift splurging suggests he has much more cash than that, with Baker citing a £13million Swiss ski chalet that Prince Andrew bought with his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson in 2014.

Baker also claims the Duke was spending £7.5million refurbishing Royal Lodge, his home in Windsor Great Park, at the same time.

And the ex-MP additionally pointed out that, in early 2015, Andrew was apparently spotted wearing a £12,000 18-carat gold Apple Watch.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10174751/prince-andrew-questions-fortune-third-richest-royal/

 

How Jeffrey Epstein ‘set up meeting between ‘Petie’ Mandelson and US billionaire banker from his prison cell’

  • Channel 4 Dispatches will claim Prince Andrew met Epstein ‘at least ten times’
  • Peter Mandelson ‘asked Jeffrey Epstein to set up meeting’ with JP Morgan chair
  • Mr Mandelson was de facto Deputy Prime Minister to PM Gordon Brown in 2009

Peter Mandelson phoned Jeffrey Epstein to seek a personal favour while the disgraced US financier was serving a sentence for child sex offences, according to a TV documentary.

As de facto Deputy Prime Minister to Gordon Brown in 2009, Lord Mandelson asked Epstein – who was then on day release – to arrange a meeting with a billionaire New York banker.

Channel 4’s Dispatches allege Epstein agreed instantly. A friend of Epstein said the financier ‘sorted’ a meeting between Lord Mandelson – whom he called ‘Petie’ – and Jamie Dimon, the billionaire chairman of US investment bank JP Morgan.

Lord Mandelson asked Epstein – who was then on day release – to arrange a meeting with a billionaire New York banker. Channel 4’s Dispatches allege Epstein agreed instantly

At the time, Epstein, who killed himself in August, was serving an 18-month sentence after pleading guilty to procuring a 14-year-old girl for prostitution.

The financier’s friend, who requested anonymity, said: ‘I was astonished that a British Cabinet Minister… probably the most powerful man other than the Prime Minister, was calling Jeffrey in jail to make an appointment… with a very powerful banker in New York.’

In 2005 Lord Mandelson was photographed shopping with Epstein in the US Virgin Islands. 

He also featured in the financier’s ‘little black book’ of contacts encompassing every sphere of influence, from politics to royalty.

Lord Mandelson’s entry included ten numbers, including home numbers and mobile details for his partner.

The friend, who has never spoken before, said the exchange with the politician ‘demonstrated that as far as Jeffrey was concerned… life was carrying on as if nothing had happened’.

Asked if the phone call had worked, the friend replied: ‘Yep, it was sorted out.’

He added: ‘You don’t call Peter Mandelson ‘Petie’ if you’re not a close friend.’ 

Lawyers for Lord Mandelson said he ‘has no recollection of a telephone conversation with Mr Epstein in January 2009… in which he allegedly requested Mr Epstein set up a meeting with Jamie Dimon’.

They added: ‘Our client would have no need to make such a request… As Business Secretary… he met or talked on the phone to bank CEOs on a regular basis, including Mr Dimon.’

Court documents show Epstein unsuccessfully applied to a judge in late 2009 to leave his Florida home, where he was under house arrest, for a meeting in New York with an unnamed British Minister to discuss British universities. 

The Minister was described as an ‘under-secretary to the Prime Minister of Great Britain’.

Lord Mandelson has denied being the Minister and his spokesman said he was in London during those dates.

In The Prince And The Paedophile, to be broadcast at 10pm tomorrow, Dispatches also explores Epstein’s friendship with Prince Andrew and claims the men met at least ten times.

Buckingham Palace has said ‘any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors is categorically untrue’.

Lawyers for Lord Mandelson said he ‘has no recollection of a telephone conversation with Mr Epstein in January 2009… in which he allegedly requested Mr Epstein set up a meeting with Jamie Dimon’. Mr Dimon is pictured above

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7592041/How-Epstein-set-meeting-Petie-Mandelson-banker-prison-cell.html


 

Boris Johnson, Jennifer Arcuri, and the mysterious Annie Tacker

There are many unanswered questions surrounding Boris Johnson’s friendship with the US businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri.

For the past two days I’ve been investigating one of the more bizarre of them: who is her UK-based media manager and is she even real?

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-50095698

@owenboswarva

Boris Johnson, Jennifer Arcuri, and the mysterious Annie Tacker https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-50095698 … #HackerHouse I think @phill_kemp is being trolled a bit.

“Annie Tacker” = “an attacker”. It’s an #infosec joke.

 


Replying to

Hah that’s great, I’ll share that one with our marketing executive Annie Tacker 😉

https://twitter.com/hackerfantastic/status/940540513286995968

Medomsley Detention Centre scandal: National child abuse inquiry set to drop investigation into crimes at County Durham youth facility

The chair of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse (IICSA) says it is ‘neither proportionate nor necessary’ to include Medomsley

17 OCT 2019

So far More than 1,800 men have now come forward to police to make allegations they were either physically or sexually abused while being held at the County Durham youth facility during the 1970s and 1980s.

Five former employees have now been jailed after being convicted of their roles in the abuse, following an investigation by Durham Constabulary, and two more men were summonsed to court last month.

Medomsley had been named as one of the institutions that would be looked at as part of IICSA’s investigation into the abuse of Children in Custodial Investigations (CICI).

IICSA’s decision has angered campaigners and victims who have been fighting for answers.

The decision has angered victims and campaigners who have been fighting for answers.

And Jonny Hall, a consultant for local legal firm, Ben Hoare Bell, which represents a large number of former Medomsley trainees, said the firm had written to Prof Jay about the decision.

https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/medomsley-detention-centre-scandal-national-17101541

Claim ‘gang of criminals’ prostituted children at Fermanagh care home

October 10 2019

A gang of criminals allegedly drugged and prostituted children from a Co Fermanagh home, it has been alleged.

The allegations are the latest claims from Impartial Reporter journalist Rodney Edwards’ investigation into sexual abuse in the Fermanagh area.

Criminals allegedly prostituted teenagers from a children’s home in Killadeas almost 20 years go.

The paper claims that the children were taken to other parts of Northern Ireland where they were drugged and repeatedly raped.

Brindley House was a home catering for young people with emotional and psychological needs.

It opened in 2000 despite protests from local residents and closed just six years later.

The home was managed by private company Care (NI) Ltd.

According to “well-placed sources” staff members who tried to intervene to stop the abuse where threatened by the criminals involved.

The Western Health and Social Services Board said the home was closed as it was “no longer commercially viable to continue operations”.

An alleged victim of the abuse spoke to the Impartial Reporter and said that she and up to 12 other young girls were raped by up to 13 men.

She said that the authorities knew about the abuse “but were too scared to do anything because of the men involved”.

Laura (not her real name) said she was 13 when the abuse began.

“It was child prostitution. You were being prostituted out,” she said.

“You were in a relationship with this person who’s portraying to be this person, but you were being prostituted out to all their friends and all their contacts….at 13.”

Laura said she was prepared to speak with specialist detectives investigating historical child sex abuse cases in Fermanagh.

She had been called in by police for an interview in connection with the abuse at the time, but opted out of pursuing it due to fears for her safety.

Paula Kane, owner of the now defunct Care (NI) Ltd. told the Impartial Reporter that “every single incident of concern and of a child protection nature was recorded and reported to the Western Board”.

“We had no power to investigate,” she said.

The company reported their concerns to the Children’s Commissioner after being unsatisfied with the response to the issues at Brindley House.

Ms Kane said staff “went over and above the call of duty and some of the staff even put themselves at huge risk while trying to protect the children”.

A Department of Health spokesman said that the issues at Brindley House were brought to the department’s attention by the NI Children’s Commissioner in March 2005.

The spokesman said an inspection of child protection services was initiated by the department in early 2006.

Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People Koulla Yiasouma said the Children’s Commissioner became aware of potential breaches in child protection procedures at Brindley House in 2005.

She said the issues were raised with the relevant authorities and that the Commissioner was “assured by the Department of Health, social services and public safety that they would take the appropriate action”.

A PSNI spokeswoman said that in early 2007 detectives launched an investigation into the allegations of organised child abuse at the former Brindley House children’s home between 2000 and 2005.

She said that in 2008 a number of properties were searched and 11 people were arrested in counties Fermanagh, Tyrone and Armagh and interviewed for child abuse offences, as part of a long and protracted investigation.

A “comprehensive file” was prepared and submitted to the Public Prosecution Service who concluded there was insufficient evidence to prosecute.

The PSNI spokeswoman said if anyone had a complaint about actions of police during the investigation they could contact the Police Ombudsman’s office.

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/claim-gang-of-criminals-prostituted-children-at-fermanagh-care-home-38581108.html

Paula Kane and Terry Harris – Brindley House
Fermanagh Herald January 05, 2000

The company was jointly established by brother and sister, Dr Edna McVeigh and Mrs Darine Donnelly, a social worker.  Mrs Kane, their sister has managed a 4-unit home for children since 1995.