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

 

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

@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.

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/


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

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.
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.

https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:6BH761BxHugJ:https://www.mintpressnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/ANDREW_S-FIXER_SHE_S-THE-DAUGHTER-OF-ROBERT-MAXWELL-AND.pdf+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-b-1-d

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

 

‘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

 

@FoolsMultiply  

Beware the sell off in a TradeDeal.

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


 

@FKAelusive

look who’s shaping Britain’s terror policy.

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/

@JamesRusbridger

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

@JamesRusbridger  

“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.

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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

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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.

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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


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

 

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.

……………………

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

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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/

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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


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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

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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

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

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.

Professor Enda McVeigh, a leading specialist in fertility treatment

The company was jointly established by brother and sister, Dr Enda McVeigh and Mrs Darine Donnelly, a social worker.
Paula Kane of Brindley House
Enda mcVeigh
1983-1988, Undergraduate at Queen’s University, Belfast. 1994-1997, Research Fellow to Professor Lord Robert Winston at the Hammersmith Hospital, London.

KANE, Paula

Correspondence address
Ashdale House, Armaghloughey Road, Ballygawley, Co Tyrone, BT70 2LG
Role Active
Director
Date of birth
April 1969
Appointed on
12 December 2017
Nationality
Irish
Country of residence
Northern Ireland
Occupation
Social Worker

biography

I was an undergraduate at Queen’s University Belfast. After obtaining my MRCOG I joined the Reproductive Medicine Team at Imperial College London. I came to Oxford in 1997 as a Sub-Specialist trainee in Reproductive Medicine and upon completion joined the academic staff of NDOG as a Senior Fellow and Honorary Consultant in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery. From 1999 until 2012 I was Director of the Sub-Specialist training program in Reproductive Medicine in Oxford. I was Medical Director and Lead Consultant in the Oxford Fertility Unit from 1999 until 2012. In 2011 I initiated and was one of the Foundering Partners of an IVF clinic network (Reproductive Partnership) which is now the largest in the UK. Working with Stephen Kennedy I facilitated the development of the now very successful MSC course in Reproductive Medicine which is closely linked to the IVF facility. From 1999 building on collaboration with Leuven University I developed the Endometriosis surgical service in Oxford to eventually become a national referral centre. I was appointed Associated Professor in 2014.

Other activities have included:

  • 1997-2000: USAID / WHO Women and Children programme in Ukraine and Russia.
  • HFEA Appeal Committee Member ( 2009 – 2012)
David Cameron’s China delegation in full The complete list of people accompanying the prime minister on his trade trip to China
Oxford Fertility Enda McVeigh

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2013/dec/02/david-cameron-china-delegation-in-full

Profile

After general training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Professor McVeigh spent three years as a clinical Research Fellow with Professor Lord Winston at the Hammersmith Hospital in London. His clinical research at the time was around the effect of Stress on Fertility.

After this research post Professor McVeigh completed the Sub Speciality Training program in Reproductive Medicine in Oxford and on completion was appointed to staff at University of Oxford.

As a Senior Fellow in the University Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology he developed and lead on the surgical endometriosis service and was also Medical Directors and Person Responsible for the IVF centre (Oxford Fertility Unit).

Professor McVeigh has been a Director of The Fertility Partnerships (the largest IVF group in the UK) and been CEO of IVI UK.

Professor McVeigh specialises in Reproductive Endocrinology, Infertility, assisted conception and fertility preservation.

https://www.nuffieldhealth.com/consultants/professor-enda-mcveigh

By Lord Robert Winston
Lord Robert WInston colleague – Dr Enda McVeigh

In a debate in the House of Lords on Thursday, Lord Dale Campbell-Savours said the Inquiry continuing a dedicated investigative strand into Lord Janner, when he was not able to answer any claims against him, was an “affront to natural justice.”

Campbell-Savours: My noble friend Lord Winston drew our attention to false memory. He will probably know about the British False Memory Society; I hope that it can pick up his comments in our debate and perhaps make direct contact with him.

During the debate, the Conservative Peer Lord Finkelstein said it was “very odd onethat the Inquiry would have a dedicated strand investigating Lord Janner.

Lord David Hunt also expressed concern.

 Blair’s mate Lord Robert Winston  – “another safe pair of hands”…

The Ivf Revolution

Lord Winston aka Robert Maurice Lipson Winston, is a fan of Arsenal Football Club.[6] He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a member of the Garrick Club, the MCC, and the Athenaeum Club in London.[5]

He is a member of Labour Friends of Israel.[16]

Dr Sally Baker on Lord Winston – high profile fertility expert:

Robert Winston is a Fellow of the RSA and a member of the Garrick, the MCC and the Athenaeum. Savile was a member of the Athenaeum and Dafydd’s umbrella’s Sir Ronnie Waterhouse and Sir William Mars-Jones were members of the Garrick.

The UK’s most high profile fertility expert, Lord Robert Winston, was a friend and colleague of Geoffrey Chamberlain…

Lord Bob is media friendly but Lord Bob knew about the trafficking gang that was being facilitated by Prof Geoffrey Chamberlain et al at St George’s and the rest of the wrongdoing by Chamberlain et al

…some of what I knew about about Lord Bob’s colleagues, including the sex with research assistants in the lab during working hours, the constant sexual harassment of other staff, the research fraud and the colluding with Dafydd and associated trafficking gangs…

http://www.drsallybaker.com/tag/lord-robert-winston/

……………………………………………

Professor Enda McVeigh

Associate Professor, Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

About

Professor McVeigh’s research has been mostly based in reproductive medicine and endometriosis. His current areas of  interest are in ovarian tissue cryopreservation for pre-pubertal and adolescent girls.

He was formerly medical director and lead consultant in the Oxford Fertility Unit and is one of the founding partners of the IVF clinic network Reproductive Partnership, the largest such network in the UK. He has also served as a member of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA)’s Appeal Committee.

Controversial: Gynaecologist and adviser Enda McVeigh, above left, at the IVF clinic in Shanghai, which he has visited several times

Fertility doctor paid £630,000 to treat his own NHS backlog sets up clinic… in China
30th January 2011

An eminent fertility doctor whose private company was paid £630,000 to treat a backlog of his own NHS patients is at the centre of a fresh row over his role with a controversial Chinese IVF clinic.

Gynaecologist and government adviser Enda McVeigh, of the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, has regularly travelled to Shanghai over the past 12 months to help set up the state-of-the-art unit 6,000 miles away.

The four trips, each lasting a fortnight, took place despite objections by a hospital director, who argued that Mr McVeigh’s visits would take him away from NHS patients.

Since last April, Mr McVeigh and his colleague Timothy Child have between them spent almost three months visiting the Tongji Reproductive Medicine Center, which offers fertility treatments that are beyond the reach of all but the elite in China.

A single cycle of IVF costs almost £3,000 – more than the average annual salary and 50 per cent more expensive than other Chinese clinics.

Economic growth in the vast nation – particularly in Shanghai – means demand for IVF is now booming despite China’s one-child policy. However, the issue of fertility treatment has proved controversial in the staunchly traditional country.

Last week, a reporter from this newspaper visited the clinic, where the walls were lined with -photographs of Oxford’s historic city centre. Dr Ji Yazhong, the clinic’s leading fertility expert, said: ‘Mr McVeigh brought the pictures for us when he came in October.’

Dr Ji said Mr McVeigh or members of his team came to the clinic ‘regularly’ and added that the progress of every patient was supervised by Mr McVeigh or his colleagues via video conferences.

Aside from IVF, other treatments offered include artificial insemination, which costs 8,000 yuan (£770) per course, again significantly higher than many other private clinics in the country.

Enda McVeigh

Mr McVeigh also features prominently on the website of a rival Chinese fertility chain, the Congramaria Hospital Group.

When Mr McVeigh first informed John Radcliffe Hospital about plans for the trips, then clinical director Dr Anne Edwards told her superiors she feared the regular absences would delay patient care and drive up waiting lists.

However, the trips were sanctioned by Stephen Kennedy, head of obstetrics and gynaecology at the hospital.

Companies House documents reveal that Mr Kennedy is a former business partner of Mr McVeigh. And Mr Kennedy’s position is funded by the Oxford Fertility Unit (OFU), which is run by Mr McVeigh and Mr Child.

One leading doctor said: ‘Dr Edwards did express concern to her line manager that these trips to China would cause waiting lists to grow. Later on, when there was a backlog of hundreds of patients, she suggested that throwing taxpayer cash at the problem was not the right way to go. But managers went along with it. It’s yet another example of a huge conflict of interests.’

The Mail on Sunday revealed earlier this month that John Radcliffe Hospital paid the OFU £629,030 to clear the backlog in November and December. A number of those patients were due to be treated by Mr McVeigh and Mr Child. The deal was approved by Mr Kennedy.

The money paid for 25 consultant gynaecologists and anaesthetists to carry out the procedures during their non-NHS time.

Enquiries by this newspaper have established that senior anaesthetists at John Radcliffe Hospital complained about the quality of the anaesthetists contracted.

In a letter to medical director Professor Edward Baker dated November 11, 2010, Dr Jane -Quinlan, chairman of the hospital’s Department of Anaesthetics, labelled the decision to take on ‘locum anaesthetists who fulfil none of the Trust’s clinical governance measures’ as ‘bizarre’.

Another consultant anaesthetist, Dr Nicholas Crabtree, warned in a letter to Ashok Handa, clinical director of theatres, anaesthetics and clinical care, dated December 17, 2010, of the ‘significant potential’ for patients ‘to suffer harm’.

https://web.archive.org/web/20110131154722/http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1351867/Fertility-doctor-paid-630-000-treat-NHS-backlog-sets-clinic–China.html#ixzz61wuzigcP


Russell Howard-Tricker jailed for 14 years for abusing two teenage boys

4 Oct 2019

Pervert former teacher jailed for 14 years for abusing two teenage boys

A PERVERT former teacher and Scout master has been jailed for 14 years for abusing two teenage boys.

Russell Howard-Tricker, 77, groomed and abused a boy for several years when he worked as a teacher at Colchester school in the 1960s.

He also took pictures of a teenager he knew through the scouts naked in a caravan in St Osyth and abused him during the same time period.

Howard-Tricker, of no fixed abode in the UK, admitted two counts of indecent assault but was convicted of two more and committing buggery after a trial at Chelmsford Crown Court.

Judge Christopher Morgan said the offences would have been treated as rape if they happened today before jailing the paedophile.

“In both cases you have contributed significantly to the difficulties they have experienced during the course of their lives as teenagers and throughout their adult life.”

Speaking after the hearing, the first victim said: “I was groomed and sexually abused from the age of 13.

“In the years since, I have felt shame, self-doubt, isolation and depression.

“I was encouraged by seeing other cases in the media to finally face up to getting the help I needed, and from that came a successful prosecution.

“This has given me a sense of closure.

“I am grateful that a dangerous paedophile has been prevented from harming others in the way he harmed me.”

The second victim became dependent on alcohol and suffered depression after being abused by Howard-Tricker.

He said: “I would drink up to ten pints a day at the worst points and my dependency went on for decades.

“It led to me getting a drink drive conviction, to losing my job after that, to eventually my first wife leaving me.

“I felt degraded by what Tricker did to me and felt I could never tell anyone so I just locked all my feelings away.”

During the police investigation, officers found out Howard-Tricker was living in Prague.

He was arrested at Birmingham Airport on December 21, 2018 and later charged.

Investigating officer DC Rachel Evemy, of the North Child Abuse Investigation Team, said: “I want to commend the victims for their bravery in coming forward after suffering the trauma of Howard-Tricker’s abuse all those decades ago.

“He was someone they trusted and who had a duty of care for them, and he abused that trust in the most horrendous way.

“This case highlights the long lasting impact that child sexual abuse has on its survivors.

“But it also shows how justice can still be achieved and I hope today’s sentence will help his victims move forward.

“I urge anyone who has been sexually abused to please report it, no matter how long ago it took place.

“We will take your report seriously, investigate and help ensure you receive the right support.

https://www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/17948108.russell-howard-tricker-jailed-14-years-abusing-two-teenage-boys/


Music school pupil abused by violin teacher at 15

Oct 1 2019

A former pupil at Chetham’s School of Music has described being sexually assaulted by her violin tutor, Chris Ling, at the age of 15.

The abuse started during a half-term course while all the other pupils were out, the witness told the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

Former Chetham’s head teacher John Vallins said he was unaware of concerns about Ling’s conduct at the time.

Ling’s abuse emerged in 1990 after he left the school, the inquiry heard.

The former pupil, known as A2, said Chris Ling told her to keep the abuse a secret.

He told her she would have no chance of succeeding as a soloist if she disclosed to anyone what had happened, said the witness who gave evidence anonymously.

Chetham’s School in Manchester is one of the UK’s leading music schools.

The witness said the first sexual assault took place during the autumn half-term in 1989 when Ling organised a special course for pupils in a house in Manchester.

She said he assaulted her again at Easter in 1990 before he left his job at the end of the summer term, taking some pupils with him.

She said she felt “devastated” at not being among them.

“He had brainwashed us into thinking he was our only means of success,” she told the inquiry.

Police interview

Later that year, evidence began to emerge of sexual assaults by Ling on up to 12 other female pupils which led to a police investigation.

A2 told the inquiry the school gave her very little support when she was interviewed by police and failed to tell her parents what was going on.

Her new violin teacher was a man who had a reputation for having affairs with pupils and when he made inappropriate comments and stood too close to her during lessons, she complained but the school failed to support her, A2 told the inquiry.

Ling’s abuse “affected me emotionally and physically”, she told the inquiry.

“I’ve not played classical music since leaving there.

“I find it hard to listen to and I’ve burned most of my music.

“It has had an effect on my relationships.

“I seem to attract father-figure type men who end up having control issues over me and I end up becoming withdrawn and detached… my marriage has broken down.”

‘Very violent’

Another former pupil, referred to as A1, described a violent sexual assault by Ling when she was staying overnight at his home after a concert.

“It was very violent… I couldn’t breathe,” she told the inquiry.

She said Ling had spent months grooming her ahead of the initial assault.

The abuse occurred again on several occasions and she was one of the pupils Ling took with him to the US where she had a “horrible” time, she told the inquiry.

When she returned to the school a few months later, she was interviewed by police but, otherwise, pupils were told not to mention Ling.

“The silence just made it so much worse,” A1 told the inquiry.

She said the abuse left her “generally hostile and wary towards males” and believes the competitive culture within schools like Chetham’s can allow sexual predators to thrive.

Mr Vallins, head teacher of Chetham’s from 1974 to 1992, said he personally had no part in appointing Ling who was hired directly by the music department.

He said he was unaware of extra-curricular courses run by Ling.

He told the inquiry that at the time the school had no written child protection policies: “It was a different world then to the world we live in now. It would be wrong to think that Chetham’s, in not having those practices, was unusual.”

He added: “It would be idle of me to deny that it is evident from the subject of this inquiry that there were bad things happening which I did not know about, and I should have done, and I can’t say how bitterly I regret that.”

The inquiry heard that seven individuals have been either convicted, were likely to have been convicted if alive, or have admitted to sexual relationships with pupils while Mr Vallins was head teacher.

A former pupil, Ian Pace, told the inquiry the music department run by Michael Brewer, and the academic part of the school were completely separate.

“It was almost like two schools and the teachers didn’t really talk to each other either,” Mr Pace told the inquiry.

He said there should be an official regulatory body specifically for music education.

The evidence is part of the residential schools phase of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, one of 14 separate investigations it is holding.

Ling moved to the US in the 1990s where he ran a talent agency. He shot himself dead in 2015 after police arrived at his home to arrest him for extradition to the UK. Greater Manchester Police had been planning to charge him with 77 offences.

https://www.bbc.com/news/education-49893050

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2281548/Chethams-music-school-sex-abuse-cover-It-like-Jimmy-Savile-scandal-pupil-knew.html

Inquiry to hold public hearing in Residential Schools investigation

25 September 2019

The Inquiry is holding a public hearing in the Residential Schools investigation from 30 September – 11 October.

This hearing will examine child sexual abuse in residential music and special schools, as well as institutional responses and safeguarding procedures.

Children in residential special schools are particularly vulnerable to sexual abuse as a result of their isolation from their families and carers, as well as the involvement of staff in their personal care.

Witnesses in this first phase of the investigation include victims and survivors of child sexual abuse in residential schools, teachers and safeguarding experts.

The first week will focus on residential music schools, with Chetham’s School of Music, Wells Cathedral School, Yehudi Menuhin School and Purcell School set to be examined.

The Inquiry chose to investigate these schools because of the issues arising from their specialist nature, including one-to-one tuition, an intimate atmosphere and an imbalance of power in teacher/pupil relationships.

Residential special schools will be examined in the second week of the hearing, including Appletree School, Southlands School, Stony Dean, Stanbridge Earls and Royal School Manchester.

The Inquiry chose to focus on these schools because the children who attend them are among the most vulnerable in our society and the Inquiry seeks to examine if more action is  needed to safeguard them.

On the first day, a written narrative of child sexual abuse at eight institutions which have since closed will be submitted. This document, referred to as the closed schools narrative, includes accounts from 50 victims and survivors and will provide a historical background to child sexual abuse and institutional failures across the school sector.

The hearing will take place from 10am to 4.15pm at the Inquiry’s hearing centre, 18 Pocock Street, London SE1 0BW.

The timetable for the first week is available on the Inquiry’s website here.

Public hearings are streamed ‘live’ (subject to a three minute delay) on the Inquiry’s YouTube channel and website www.iicsa.org.uk/live. The transcripts will be available on the website a few hours after the end of each hearing day.

https://www.iicsa.org.uk/news/inquiry-hold-public-hearing-residential-schools-investigation


American model Jennifer Arcuri ‘told friends she was having a sexual affair with Boris Johnson’:

US journalist David Enrich said he spoke to friends who confirmed the affair

Among those who she confided in were university classmates and a Conservative Party activist who said: ‘She told me they were sleeping together,’ according to the Sunday Times.

The paper claimed she told four friends that the pair had been engaged in an affair during his time in City Hall.

David Enrich, the financial editor of the New York Times, said that Ms Arcuri had confided to close university peers she was sleeping with Mr Johnson.

He said: ‘Two friends from her business class said they had been told by Arcuri that she was sleeping with Boris.’

In 2013, Mr Enrich spoke to the businesswoman and several of her tight-knit friendship group for an article he was writing.

Referring to notes which he has kept from those conversations, he alleges that Ms Arcuri said that Mr Johnson warned her to steer clear of speaking to the press.

And Mr Enrich said that her classmates at London’s Hult International Business School repeatedly stated that the entrepreneur had confided to them of her affair with Mr Johnson.

His account was said by the Sunday Times to corroborate that of other sources who had spoken to Ms Arcuri.

His reports are backed up by the account of a Conservative Party activist who alleges that Ms Arcuri told him during the 2015 general election campaign of her sexual relationship with the now Premier.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7516443/American-model-Jennifer-Arcuri-told-friends-having-sexual-affair-Boris-Johnson.html


 

Former chief of Army communications at Mar-a-Lago gets probation for lying during child pornography investigation

28 Sept 2019

President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in West Palm Beach, Florida,

A US serviceman who oversaw Army communications at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida was sentenced to three years of probation for lying during a child pornography investigation, according to court documents.

Richard Ciccarella told federal agents that he was the “Non-commissioned Officer in Charge” of White House communications at Mar-a-Lago, the documents state.
He headed the Army’s communication detail at the resort from August 2017 to March 2018, The Palm Beach Post reported.
In July, about two months after his arrest, Ciccarella pleaded guilty to making a false statement to a federal agent during the child pornography investigation.
He had uploaded photos of a female relative to a Russian website under the username RICH25N and also saved images in other folders accessible online, the documents state.
In one of his folders, Ciccarella posted a photograph of a young relative wearing only underwear and standing next to a Christmas tree, with the comment: “Dirty comment’s welcome,” according to the documents.
While the photos didn’t constitute child pornography, his lies were troubling, Assistant US Attorney Gregory Schiller said, according to the newspaper.
When asked by federal agents, Ciccarella denied ever using the Yahoo email that was connected to that username.
He admitted to posting photos of the girl online but said people began posting comments on the pictures of which he did not approve, the documents state.
Authorities tracked down the username’s IP address to Ciccarella’s home.
A previous iPhone that agents seized from the residence showed a history of visiting the Russian website and Ciccarella admitted to agents that he lied about the email address because he was scared, according to court documents.
As part of his probation, a federal judge ruled Ciccarella not be allowed unsupervised personal, mail, telephone or computer contact with children under 18, including the alleged victim, and that he participates in a sex offender treatment program.
CNN has reached out to Ciccarella ‘s attorney for comment. According to The Palm Beach Post, Ciccarella is now stationed in Virginia.

Boris Johnson’s friendship with businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri ‘was open secret among staff’

27 Sept 2019

Boris Johnson’s close friendship with a Californian entrepreneur helped by London’s tourism and promotions agency was an “open secret” among its staff, the Standard has been told.

Former officials at the agency, London & Partners (L&P), recalled how Jennifer Arcuri was given places on foreign trade trips led by Mr Johnson in his time as mayor despite her companies being regarded as “not credible” by some at the time.

Referring to Ms Arcuri, 34, a former model, another ex-staffer said: “I don’t think that anybody ever said that Boris was seeing her but it was an open secret that they were close.” Investigations have been launched by Mayor Sadiq Khan and the London Assembly into public funds given to Ms Arcuri’s firms and places she was granted on foreign trade trips.

The Standard understands the investigations are likely to focus on a L&P-run trip made by Mr Johnson to Tel Aviv in November 2015. Ms Arcuri was initially told by L&P she “did not qualify” for it but officials were later “advised by Arcuri that she had secured permission from a mayoral adviser to attend”, according to L&P.

Ms Arcuri’s firm The Innotech Network, founded in February 2013, first received funding from L&P that year with £10,000 in sponsorship for a conference at the World Islamic Economic Forum. It also received £1,500 for an event in 2014. L&P says it has “no evidence” of Mr Johnson being involved in either decision.

Ms Arcuri was among delegates taken on mayoral trips to Malaysia in November 2014 and to New York in February 2015. L&P said Innotech, a financial technology firm, was declined a place on the Malaysia trip “as it did not meet the criteria” of the trip, which focused on “creative technology”.

She applied again with another of her firms, Playbox, and was accepted. L&P said it had “no evidence” of Mr Johnson’s involvement in the decision to accept Playbox onto the mission. Playbox was dissolved in February 2016.

Ms Arcuri was told she “did not qualify” for the New York trip but L&P records “show that a senior mayoral adviser did confirm to [L&P] that she should be allowed to attend some events in New York” as she was already planning to be in the city. No financial support was given.

The Standard was told that L&P staff were aware Ms Arcuri was “connected” to Mr Johnson. On at least one occasion, she was granted a place following a request from the mayor’s office after initially being rejected by L&P.

One L&P source claimed: “It was an open secret she got to come because she was close with Boris.” Mr Johnson will comply with a London Assembly order to explain his links to Ms Arcuri but says his former colleagues are “barking up the wrong tree”. Conservative Party chairman James Cleverly had previously hinted the Prime Minister could refuse to give evidence to City Hall regarding allegations he favoured his friend for business grants and trade missions while mayor. Mr Johnson has since said:“I will co-operate with my old friends on the Assembly. But on this particular matter, I think they are barking up the wrong tree.”

Ms Arcuri studied law at Columbia University in New York in 2001 and has a number of degrees including in musical theatre. She also has an MBA in investments and securities, according to her online profile.

She began her career as an on-air radio personality for Radio DJ Razzle Dazz, part of the Walt Disney company, and spent more than 10 years on the show.

In 2008, she produced the short film La Valise, part of the short film showcase at the Cannes Film Festival.

She moved to the UK in 2011, and prior to that worked in digital technology and film production in California.

Ms Arcuri founded Innotech to run events, networking and start-up funding for technology.

London & Partners last night said it would be inappropriate to comment on the latest allegations. Allen Simpson, its director of strategy and corporate affairs, said the agency had “tightened rules relating to procurement. We are confident in these controls and in our team.”

Ms Arcuri told the Sunday Times after it first reported claims: “Any grants received by my companies and any trade mission I joined were purely in respect of my role as a legitimate businesswoman.”She did not comment on the nature of her relationship with Mr Johnson.

Her family have denied the pair had an affair.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/boris-johnsons-friendship-with-businesswoman-jenifer-arcuri-was-open-secret-among-staff-a4248306.html

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Scientology policy enabled years of child sexual abuse, lawsuit says

September 19, 2019

In the third lawsuit filed against the Church of Scientology and its leader, David Miscavige, in three months, a 25-year-old woman alleges she was repeatedly sexually assaulted as a child in Scientology’s care, including at the church’s Clearwater Academy.

On top of the abuse, the lawsuit explains how church officials allegedly knew it was occurring and did nothing to stop it or alert law enforcement, actions rooted in policy written by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard.

When the woman spoke of her alleged abuse after leaving Scientology in 2018, the church deployed a campaign of harassment against her, a tactic also based on Hubbard’s Fair Game policy aimed to destroy those labeled as enemies.

According to the complaint filed in Miami-Dade Circuit Court on Wednesday, Scientology operatives cut the brake lines on the woman’s car, vandalized her property, followed and surveilled her, and harassed her with hundreds of spam calls.

The woman is referred to in the complaint only as Jane Doe for fear of more retaliation by the church.The lawsuit names Miscavige, Scientology’s Flag Service Organization, its Religious Technology Center, Church of Scientology International and Clearwater Academy as defendants against allegations from sexual battery to racketeering and negligence.

With no criminal charges brought upon Scientology despite years of allegations of criminal activity, a team of a dozen victims’ rights attorneys are using civil court to expose the church’s alleged institutional abuses. The team, which filed its first complaint in June, includes a constitutional scholar and a lawyer who successfully prosecuted Bill Cosby on sexual assault charges.

“Scientology may be a religious organization, and they can believe whatever they want to believe, but they can’t do whatever they want to do,” the team’s lead attorney, Brian Kent, told the Tampa Bay Times on Thursday. “They will be subject to the law just as any other organization would be subject to the law.”

Scientology spokespeople Ben Shaw and Karin Pouw did not respond to a request for comment.

The first time Doe was sexually abused in Scientology’s care, the lawsuit states, was during her two kindergarten years at Clearwater Academy on Drew Street in downtown Clearwater.

The lawsuit states that on multiple occasions an employee: forced Jane Doe and other young girls to perform sexual acts on each other; masturbated in front of and ejaculated on Doe; and, on at least one occasion, forced his penis into her mouth.

Doe reported this to adults at the school, but no action was taken to remove the employee or stop the abuse, according to the lawsuit.

The only answer to crimes committed by church members, including sexual assault, is Hubbard’s policy and technology, not law enforcement or the courts, the lawsuit states.

Hubbard’s policies, rolled out following the formation of the Church of Scientology in 1953, teach it is a “high crime” to report a Scientologist to law enforcement. Phones within certain church facilities are incapable of dialing 911, according to the lawsuit.

At age 11, Doe was sent by Scientology to live in Caracas, Venezuela without her parents. The next year she was assaulted by the son of a high-ranking Scientologist at the Caracas Org, a church facility, according to the complaint.

Doe immediately disclosed the assault to her auditor, a person who conducts spiritual counseling sessions. Instead of reporting the assault to law enforcement, the lawsuit alleges church officials “sentenced” Doe to three months of physical labor and issued her a “non-enturbulation” order, which warned she was at risk of losing standing in the church for “bringing in” the sexual assault.

“One who suffers sexual abuse, whether an adult or a child, is assumed to have done something to incite or invite such abuse,” as the lawsuit describes Scientology practices.

After her labor sentence, she was sent back to Clearwater at age 14 to join the Sea Org, the church’s clergy-like workforce where members sign billion-year contracts and work an average of 100 hours a week for little to no wages.

Sea Org children are separated from their parents and assigned a guardian. Doe’s guardian, then a 24-year old woman, “groomed Jane Doe to enter into a sexual relationship with her,” according to the lawsuit.

As a child, Doe could not understand the consequences of her actions and could not consent to a sexual relationship, the lawsuit states. The complaint states church officials should have known the guardian was abusing and prevented the abuse from occurring. But they did not.

Once she escaped Scientology in 2018, Jane Doe was stalked, harassed and followed by church officials – tactics that “went beyond all bounds of decency and the conduct was shocking, atrocious, and utterly intolerable in a civilized community.”

The lawsuit stresses the alleged culpability of Miscavige, Scientology’s leader who took over the organization following Hubbard’s death in 1986.

It describes the Sea Org structure as a human trafficking scheme that benefits Miscavige financially.

Church officials “have made billions off the backs of men, women and children who are trafficked and forced to work 100 hour weeks for far below the minimum wage with little to no free time or vacation under the threat of severe punishment for failure to perform their work duties,” the lawsuit states.

The complaint alleges child Sea Org members like Doe have their food rationed and are subjected to hard labor like asbestos removal and construction. Children are deprived of proper education. And any child or adult who flees or speaks negatively about the church is subject to shunning by parents, relatives and friends through Scientology’s disconnection policy.

“Personal freedoms are restricted, families are separated, and severe punishments are utilized to maintain complete control over the forced workers, including children, in the Sea Org,” the lawsuit states.

Along with Miscavige’s and the church’s liability for Doe’s abuse, the lawsuit states Clearwater Academy failed in its legal duty to protect students.

The legal team’s first lawsuit filed in June on behalf of another Jane Doe accuses the church of: child abuse related to auditing, where children are interrogated for hours about sexual questions; human trafficking the woman was a part of in the Sea Org; and Fair Game tactics she endured after escaping, including, the church publishing “a hate website” falsely stating she was an alcoholic dismissed from the sect for promiscuity.

The second lawsuit was filed in August against Scientology, Miscavige and actor Danny Masterson on behalf of four women who allege they were raped by Masterson, a parishioner. After they reported the rapes to Los Angeles Police in 2016 and 2017, the lawsuit states Scientology unleashed a campaign of terror to intimidate the accusers.

Kent said he expects his team to file “numerous” complaints this year against Scientology relating to alleged victims of child abuse, human trafficking and harassment.

“Obviously this is a very secretive organization that has policies that you are not to speak publicly about any of the abuses that are occurring,” Kent told the Times. “We want transparency and we want to expose the abuses that are happening.”

https://www.fresnobee.com/living/religion/article235276837.html


We know what happened in Kincora boys’ home and we want the files open, insists victim

A man who was abused at a notorious boys’ home in east Belfast has said the victims have every right to see secret files on Kincora rather than endure “the hell of not knowing” what’s in them.

Ron Graham (61) was speaking after this newspaper revealed that documents linked to the child sex abuse scandal will remain locked away in Northern Ireland’s official archive for decades to come.

At least 19 files directly related to the home are “closed” to the public, and in one case the order remains in place until 2085 at the earliest.

Around a dozen more of the files are closed – either fully or partially – until the mid-2060s and beyond.

The department responsible for the records said they contained “sensitive personal data” and couldn’t be opened in order to protect victims’ personal details and comply with data protection legislation.

But that’s an “excuse” Mr Graham last night said he “flatly rejects”.

“Of course it’s sensitive material – we’re the victims, we lived through this – but we’re entitled to see those files,” he told the Belfast Telegraph.

Claims have persisted that senior politicians, civil servants and businessmen were complicit in a paedophile ring that operated at the home in the 1970s and that the security services were aware of it.

Mr Graham spent almost a year at the infamous boys’ home after being taken into care when his teachers realised his father had been beating him. But what happened to him in Kincora turned out to be even worse.

Having given evidence at the trial of paedophile William McGrath, a former housemaster at Kincora who was subsequently jailed for four years, Mr Graham said “at the very least” he is “entitled to see the files” after all this time.

“Seeing what’s in these files could no be worse than what I or anyone else lived through in Kincora,” he said.

“What McGrath did to me was unspeakable.

“I still have mental health problems because of it. He’s dead now but I’m still living through the hell of not knowing what’s in those secret documents.

“Questions have to be asked about why it went on for so long, and who covered it up. I think these files would open up an awful lot of history.”

He added: “Making them public won’t upset Kincora victims. Every victim I’ve talked to has said they want to see the files. For the last two days it’s all we’ve been talking about.”

The Kincora scandal shocked Northern Ireland to its core in 1980 when it emerged that at least 29 boys were sexually abused at the care home.

Three senior staff members – McGrath, Joseph Mains and William Semple – were jailed in 1981 for the abuse.

Mr Graham, a member of the group Savia (Survivors and Victims of Institutional Abuse), said he’s been campaigning “for nearly 10 years now” but he revealed that up until recently he was unaware of the actual number of files in existence.

“We’ve always tried to get the files, we’ve known about them – but this is the first time we’ve known how many files there are,” he said.

“They say they’re protecting the victims by not making the files public, but that’s nonsense. We know better than anyone what happened in there. We want the files open. We want to see what they say.

“I don’t see any reason to keep them closed. At the very least they should let a judge decide because this is about us, the victims, and we have every right to see them.”

Two private inquiries instigated by the then Secretary of State Jim Prior failed to provide adequate answers for victims, nor did a report published in 2017 by retired judge Sir Anthony Hart, as part of a public inquiry into historical sex abuse in Northern Ireland.

But Bangor-based Mr Graham said that, having been let down countless times in the past, he will now be pursuing the matter in the near future with Secretary of State Justin Smith.

“I won’t rest until I get proper answers,” he said.

“All we want is closure so that we can move on.

“We didn’t get it in the Hart report or in the previous inquiries so I’ll be speaking to Mr Smith when I meet him with Savia in two weeks’ time and I’ll be asking for his help.”

Solicitor Claire McKeegan from Phoenix Law, who represents the majority of the survivors of Kincora, including Mr Graham, said that with secrecy comes suspicion.

“Kincora has for decades been surrounded in controversy and allegations of the most grave and alarming nature,” she said.

“The deliberate suppression of documents by the Government which could shed light on what went on only adds to the ongoing suspicions long held by survivors about who knew what and when.”

Doug Beattie called for immediate action, saying the Kincora files “should be open for scrutiny now”.

The Ulster Unionist MLA added: “There should be no hiding place for those who abused children, or anyone else, regardless of who they are.”

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/we-know-what-happened-in-kincora-boys-home-and-we-want-the-files-open-insists-victim-38503653.html


 

Secret Kincora scandal file will not be released for 66 years

‘The suspicion is they are hiding something’ – secret Kincora Boys’ Home documents to stay locked up for another 66 years

Sept 16 2019

Highly-sensitive documents on the Kincora Boys’ Home scandal will remain locked away in Northern Ireland’s official archive for decades to come.

At least 19 files directly related to the notorious east Belfast care home are “closed” to the public.

In one case, the order remains in place until 2085 at the earliest. Around a dozen more of the files are closed – either fully or partially – until the mid-2060s and beyond.

Others which were scheduled to be declassified in recent years remain at least partly shut.

The department responsible for the records said they contained “sensitive personal data” and could not be opened in order to protect victims’ personal details and to comply with data protection legislation.

On Friday the Belfast Telegraph reported that confidential Government files on Kincora held in Dublin, that were due to be released this summer, have been kept under wraps yet again.

The secrecy in Belfast has prompted Andrew Lownie, the author of a royal biography on the Mountbattens, to write to Garda Commissioner Drew Harris. He wants access to Irish files on Lord Mountbatten that could shed light on abuse at Kincora.

Mr Lownie has uncovered evidence linking Mountbatten to the abuse of children from the Kincora boys’ home in Belfast, while a secret FBI dossier uncovered by Lownie in the course of his research indicates that Mountbatten’s sexual activities were known by the authorities.

The book, ‘The Mountbattens: their Lives and Loves’, contains interviews with two unnamed men who describe being brought from Kincora in the summer of 1977 to Mullaghmore, where Mountbatten was on holiday at his Co Sligo holiday residence, Classiebawn Castle.

The interviewees, who were 16 at the time, both claim they were then abused by the earl.

The Kincora files had been due to be made public under the 20-year disclosure rule but Mr Lownie has been told they “need to be reviewed” before that is likely.

READ MORE: Have fresh claims of abuse coloured our views of Mountbatten’s murder?

However, Ulster Unionist MLA Mike Nesbitt said the secrecy would only lead to more questions.

“The suspicion is they are hiding something. Is that legitimate? We can’t make that judgment when we don’t know what is in there,” he said.

The Kincora scandal shocked Ireland when it emerged in 1980.

At least 29 boys were sexually abused at the care home.

Three senior staff members – William McGrath, Joseph Mains and William Semple – were jailed in 1981 for the abuse.

However, allegations have persisted of a cover-up by MI5, which was rumoured to be protecting high-ranking paedophiles in the military, Civil Service and politics. It was claimed the RUC had been informed of the abuse years earlier, but failed to act.

A “private inquiry” was set up in 1982 by the then Secretary of State Jim Prior to investigate the scandal, but it fell apart after three members resigned, claiming the RUC hadn’t carried out an effective probe.

Mr Prior established another inquiry under Judge William Hughes, but most of his recommendations were about the operation of children’s homes and care for young people generally.

READ MORE: Social workers told about sex abuse claims at former Irish boys home ‘as early as 1967’

In 2017 retired judge Anthony Hart published a report after a long-running inquiry into historical institutional abuse in Northern Ireland. His report dismissed claims that senior figures were complicit in a paedophile ring, and that the UK security services knew what was going on.

However, questions have been raised over the inaccessibility of many official papers. The papers are held by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI), the region’s official archive.

Files on Kincora were conspicuously absent when government papers from 1982 were declassified in December 2012.

A list of closed files held by PRONI show at least 19 are directly linked to Kincora.

Four, which were listed for review in 2013, remain closed. Three more are listed for review between 2020 and 2026. The other 12 have review dates ranging from 2067 to 2085, meaning they are not due to be declassified until these dates at the earliest.

In some cases part of the file has been made public, with its other contents redacted, or blanked out.

The file closed until 2085 contains “transcripts of proceedings of (the) committee of inquiry into children’s homes and hostels”, and “evidence of witnesses”. Two other files, closed until 2080, contain similar material.

Mr Nesbitt said he was “surprised and concerned” by the revelation. He said one option was to open the files to independent scrutiny.

“If you lock away files for that length of time then people will think there is something really serious to hide,” he added. “A compromise position might be to allow a senior, respected figure like a retired High Court judge – someone who knows what they are doing – to inspect the files and make a general statement, at least to dispel any suspicion.”

Alliance leader Naomi Long said Kincora’s victims deserved answers. She said: “This lack of transparency and repeated refusal to open the files relating to this case fuels the perception there was, at best, more knowledge of what was happening at Kincora Boys’ Home at the time than has been admitted, and, at worst, Government cover-up of or collusion in the abuse itself.

“These papers need to be released so that abuse can be investigated properly and in a way which will bring truth and justice to the victims and survivors of Kincora.”

PRONI falls under the remit of the Department for Communities. A spokesperson said: “The files are closed because they contain sensitive personal data. It is an extended closure period to protect the names and other personal details of victims and to comply with data protection legislation.”

Murdered journalist Lyra McKee wrote a book about the 1981 murder of MP Robert Bradford.

Angels With Blue Faces follows an investigation by Ms McKee into the murder of the Ulster Unionist MP, and examines speculation that he had been about to expose details of people involved with the abuse of children at the east Belfast boys’ home Kincora.

Ms McKee was was shot dead by dissident republicans in April, just weeks before her book was due to be published.

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/the-suspicion-is-they-are-hiding-something-secret-kincora-boys-home-documents-to-stay-locked-up-for-another-66-years-38501446.html

 

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Easy as PIE – the rebranding of paedophilia

12 Sepy 2019

Trauma expert Dr JACQUI DILLON reports how she was intimidated and had her Twitter account suspended for raising questions about ‘minor-attracted persons’ amid a worrying trend of dangerous child abusers becoming organised online

CURRENTLY, there is a growing movement to rebrand paedophilia — a word which in itself is problematic — although it is currently synonymous with people who sexually abuse children.

As a survivor of organised childhood sexual exploitation (CSE), I can attest that the sexual abuse of children is the antithesis of love, unlike the denotion of the etymology of the word.

Over the years, there have been numerous attempts to legitimise paedophilia. The Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE), was a British-based pro-paedophile activist group, founded in 1974.

The group campaigned for the age of consent to be lowered to the age of four, while receiving significant funding from the Home Office and was affiliated with the National Council for Civil Liberties.

Such groups still exist internationally. In a letter to the Guardian in 1997, Peter Tatchell stated that friends as young as nine had sexual experiences which gave them “great joy.”

Tatchell inferred that while he was unable to condone paedophilia, he claimed that not all sex involving children was “unwanted, abusive or harmful.”

The current attempts to legitimise paedophilia have become apparent on Twitter, with a growing number of people describing themselves as “Maps,” an acronym for “minor-attracted person,” a term used by individuals who are sexually attracted to those below the age of consent, including: nepiophilia or infantophilia (attraction to babies and toddlers); paedophilia (attraction to pre-pubescent children); hebephilia (attraction to pubescent children/early adolescents); and ephebophilia (attraction to late adolescents).

Twitter currently has a policy which explicitly states that “discussions related to child exploitation as a phenomenon or attraction to minors are permitted, provided they don’t glorify CSE in any way.”

This change in policy was achieved by a renowned expert in the treatment of paedophilia and “Map” advocate lobbying Twitter’s director of trust and safety, stating that it would “help reduce the stigma associated with pedophilia [sic].”

Anyone who is 13 or older can access Twitter where they are now exposed to content where adults openly discuss their attractions to children with impunity.

I began disseminating this information on Twitter and questioning the motivations of “Maps” and their advocates.

I have been trolled on numerous occasions, including a time when Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (aslo known as Tommy Robinson) and his followers Twitter mobbed me and told me that I deserved to be gang raped because I objected to their cynical hijacking of CSE for their fascist agenda.

They dismissed the fact that the perpetrators who abused me were all white and British, displayed zero interest in CSE perpetrated by white offenders, who are by far the vast majority of all sexual offenders, or expressed outrage at such offences being committed within their own ranks.

However, my experiences with the lengths that “Maps” are willing to go to is on another level.

I have been viciously and relentlessly trolled for weeks, an obsessive and libellous blog, clearly written by a highly disturbed individual, has been circulated about me, attempting to discredit me.

I have been bombarded with Photoshopped images of my face grafted onto graphic, pornographic images. And other things I will not share due to safety issues.

I have been advised by those speaking from personal experience that “Maps” have a history of doxxing people and their children. And worse.

Consequently, a group of “Maps” mass reported me to Twitter for objecting to their attempts to normalise their predilections and their attempts to legitimise sexual attraction to children as being innate and immutable, which based on current research is highly contestable.

For example, many advocate adding a P to LGBT. Naturally, many of us within the LGBT community find this idea abhorrent.

“Maps” and their professional allies advocate child sex dolls, arguing that there is no evidence that they increase the likelihood of offending.

Equally, there is no evidence that they reduce the risk of offending — a child sex doll is just another form of objectifying a child for sexual gratification.

I was then notified by Twitter that my account had been permanently suspended for “abuse and harassment.” Despite appealing my permanent suspension it was upheld.

It was only when I and others directly lobbied the vice-president of Twitter Europe, stating that my suspension was a travesty that suddenly, without explanation, my suspension was lifted.

Clearly Twitter, with its vast profits, needs to employ people to monitor activity on its platform rather than relying on algorithms to maintain safety and integrity.

Crucially, it urgently needs to review its CSE policy which is currently not fit for purpose.

As soon as my permanent suspension was lifted, I was flooded with new reports from Twitter.

Those who had conspired to get my account suspended, openly gloating about it when they thought they had succeeded, were the same people scrutinising my timeline on @jacquidillon @beckrdalliance, an alliance I founded for survivors of CSE, looking for tweets to report.

Again, they openly discussed their intention to silence me. For the first time ever, I locked both accounts over the summer break.

Professor Jennifer Freyd coined the acronym “Darvo” to describe a set of tactics perpetrators often employ to avoid being held accountable for their actions.

Perpetrators frequently Deny their behaviour, Attack the individual who is holding them to account and Reverse the roles of Victim and Offender, so that the perpetrator assumes the victim role and turns the victim into the alleged perpetrator.

The behaviour of these “Maps” is entirely consistent with perpetrator behaviour.

There is a small but significant number of people who want to sexually abuse children. Bearing in mind that one perpetrator can wreak havoc on numerous children’s lives, as a society, we have to address this unpalatable truth in order to stop the epidemic of child abuse and its devastating consequences.

However, constructing one’s identity around a predilection to sexually abusing children, creating a community with a dubious agenda, rather than seeking help in more appropriate settings, is highly suspect.

The notion of “non-offending” offers little reassurance. Child abusers are notoriously deceitful. Perhaps the opportunity to access a child has not yet arisen or they have simply not been detected.

Therefore anyone with an unhealthy interest in children must be deemed a risk to children. Additionally, this distinction between contact and non-contact is meaningless in a space where identities and claims cannot be verified.

I have been sent evidence that some of the most vociferous “Maps” have committed extremely serious crimes against children and are currently grooming children.

Authorities have been notified. These people are organised, using multiple identities, groups, platforms and are linked internationally. Their methods are insidious yet blatant — hidden in plain sight.

As a survivor of CSE who is directly challenging “Maps,” I am seen as a real and present threat.

One of the things that I have learned through surviving the horrors of my childhood is that is essential to defy such intimidation tactics.

I have always been outspoken. It is an entirely strategic position I take as a working-class woman, survivor and activist.

As the great Audre Lorde said: “Your silence will not protect you.” I refuse to be silenced by a group of paedophiles ever again. I look forward to making my Twitter account public again today.

https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/f/easy-pie-rebranding-paedophilia


Jimmy Savile photographed in the library at Fort Augustus Catholic school

Jimmy Savile was allowed to roam freely around the boys’ dormitories of a Catholic school at the centre of child abuse allegations, an inquiry was told.

12 Sept 2019

The DJ, television presenter and paedophile is said to have driven to Fort Augustus Abbey School in his Rolls-Royce on several occasions.

Children at the boarding school on the banks of Loch Ness felt “uncomfortable” around him and were not told why he was there.

Details of Savile’s visits emerged at the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry, which heard separate claims that a child was raped by monks who had drugged him. In a written statement, a man given the pseudonym “Rory” said that his brother “Doug”, who was born in 1951 but has since died, told him that Savile was given access to the school in the 1960s when he was a DJ with Radio Luxembourg. He said that no one knew why he kept coming to the school.

“Savile would park his Rolls-Royce car outside the school. Doug said Savile was allowed to roam freely at the school, even the boys’ dormitories,” the statement said. “Doug said the boys didn’t like Savile. Even although he was a big star, they felt uncomfortable.”Savile was photographed at the school in 1970 and later bought a cottage at Glencoe in the Highlands.

The statement claimed that Doug had told his brother he was sexually assaulted by a staff member at the school while in the sick bay.

Earlier in the hearing Hugh Kennedy, 56, who was at Fort Augustus between 1974 and 1976, said that a monk sexually abused him in a yoga class before apologising.

Mr Kennedy said that when he reported the attack his story was dismissed. He later learnt that the monk was sent to Australia for a retreat to “cleanse him of his sin”.

The former pupil said he was then abused by a teacher who took children to a cottage where he showed them photographs of naked boys, some of whom he recognised as fellow pupils. He claimed he was sexually assaulted and ordered to strip for pictures.

Another witness, using the name James, who was born in 1956, said he was abused by Fort Augustus monks on a visit from another Catholic school. He said that he was locked in a room and raped by two monks. He believes that they drugged him.

The school was closed in 1993 and the last monks left in 1998.

The inquiry, before Lady Smith, continues.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/jimmy-savile-roamed-dormitories-at-abuse-claims-school-inquiry-told-cxbwxs78q


The PIE Manifesto

This document was written by Keith Hose, and sets out the Paedophile Information Exchange’s proposals for changes to the law on sex offences involving children. It was sent to the Home Office, and also sold at the Campaign for Homosexual Equality’s conferences.

This document would have been read by members of all organistaions that were affiliated to PIE, including the National Council for Civil Liberties (NCCL). This means that Harriet Harman, Jack Dromey, Patricia Hewitt, Henry Hodge and others at the NCCL would have been fully aware of PIE’s evil intentions, and chose to affiliate themselves with them anyway.

It’s essentially a paedophile’s charter, taking the police out of the equation and allowing paedophiles to abuse children as young as 4 years old, unless the abuse “resulted in clinically demonstrable mental or physical harm”.

https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/04/18/the-pie-manifesto/

Harriet Harman to run for Commons Speaker

Sept 10 2019

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-49646257

Apologists for paedophiles: How Labour Deputy Harriet Harman, her shadow minister husband and former Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt were all linked to a group lobbying for the right to have sex with children

  • Magpie magazine distributed in the late Seventies to members of PIE
  • PIE is Paedophile Information Exchange – the name of a far-Left lobby group
  • Called for legalisation of child sex and age of consent to be lowered to four
  • Emerged this week Labour government of the time may helped finance the organisation and The Magpie
  • Home Office now ordered a ‘thorough, independent investigation’ into claims
  • Hewitt, Harman and husband Dromey encountered the PIE as young officials in the National Council for Civil Liberties

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2523526/How-Labour-Deputy-Harriet-Harman-shadow-minister-husband-Health-Secretary-Patricia-Hewitt-linked-group-lobbying-right-sex-children.html

Abuse survivors blocked from school records for 100 years

9 Aug 2019

Boys were sent to Forde Park School by the courts and social services until it closed in 1985

Survivors of abuse at a former approved school have demanded to know why records are missing from its archives or have been marked as secret.

Victims of violence and sex attacks at Forde Park School, Newton Abbot, Devon say the lack of access is obstructing their campaign for justice.

They are querying why information is being kept secret for up to 100 years.

It comes as claims have resurfaced about paedophiles at the school and dubious medical treatment of pupils.

Eight men were convicted of crimes at the school committed in the 1960s and 1970s, after a major police inquiry was launched by Devon and Cornwall Police in 1999.

Members of a survivors’ group have also found documents at the Devon Heritage Centre, Exeter are restricted or missing, said the Local Democracy Reporting Service .

South West Heritage Trust said an individual can request access to their own records through a subject access request, in the case of county council owned records.

It said it followed guidance from the National Archives for third party access to documents, which withholds records that contain personal information on living people which may cause distress or harm.

A spokesman for the survivors’ group said: “They have got something in those files that they don’t want us, or anybody else, to find.”

“We can only think that these restrictions have been put on for so long because they don’t even want our children investigating what happened to us.”

One survivor said he was regularly picked up from the school in an expensive car with a staff member and taken to the woods where he was sexually assaulted by several different men.

He said he was regularly drugged and given electric shock therapy while at the school.

The approved school was run by the Home Office before it was taken over by Devon County Council in 1973, when it became a community home for education.

Former pupils have given evidence about the aftermath of their cases to the Independent Inquiry Into Child Sexual Abuse.

The hearings were told survivors felt let down and abandoned by the civil legal system which handled compensation claims at the time.

It also heard investigations at Forde Park by the Home Office and police in 1958 and again by police in 1976 resulted in no action.

The inquiry is expected to issue its report on its investigation into accountability and reparations in the summer.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-devon-49282509


Retired school choirmaster jailed for 12 years for sexual abuse of pupils

A retired school choirmaster who sexually abused boys in the 1970s has been jailed for 12 years.

Kenneth Francis, 72, denied 17 offences but a jury found him guilty of all counts after a trial at Chelmsford Crown Court.

The court heard that he assaulted four boys, all under the age of 16, who were pupils at a school in the Chelmsford area.

Jailing him on Tuesday, Judge David Turner QC said: “Behind the facade of competency, respectability and uprightness you hid a dark paedophile inclination which was to blight the life of those boys and leave a profound legacy of psychological damage.”

The attacks happened at the school and at Francis’s then home in Borehamwood between 1972 and 1979, with Francis giving alcohol to some of his victims.

His offending came to light in 2017 when one of his victims reported that Francis had sexually assaulted him.

In a victim impact statement read to the court, one man said he “resented” being at the school.

Another said he felt he was “betraying” his parents by not telling them what had happened and “only managed to tell them a few years prior to their deaths”.

Jacqueline Carey, mitigating, said Francis touched boys’ genitals and told one of them “This is our secret”.

She said Francis later moved to Jersey and for “30 years or the best part thereof he was a highly regarded man”, adding that there was an “absence of offending” for this period.

She said he lived with his husband in Japan but that there was “great uncertainty about whether he will be able to return” following his conviction.

He has no living relatives, she added.

Francis, of Akasaka in Tokyo, was convicted of 15 counts of indecent assault and two counts of committing an act of gross indecency.

He was jailed for 12 years and will serve half in custody and the rest on licence.

He must also sign the Sex Offenders Register for life and was made subject of a 12-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order, banning him from contact with any boy under 16.

https://www.scotsman.com/news/crime/retired-school-choirmaster-jailed-for-12-years-for-sexual-abuse-of-pupils-1-4992039


New book links Lord Mountbatten to sex abuse at Kincora boys’ home

26 August, 2019

A NEW book on Lord Louis Mountbatten claims he was involved in the abuse of two teenage boys at Kincora boys’ home in Belfast in the 1970s.

Tomorrow is the 40th anniversary of the death of the earl who died when the IRA blew up his fishing boat off the coast of Mullaghmore in Co Sligo on August 27, 1979.

The Mountbattens, written by Andrew Lownie, includes interviews with two unnamed men who describe being brought from the home in summer 1977 to Mullaghmore where Lord Mountbatten was on holiday.

The men, who were both 16 at the time, claim they were abused by the earl, an uncle of Prince Philip, according to a report in the Sunday Times.

One of them, known as Seán, recalls being driven from Kincora to the earl’s castle in Sligo where he was abused by a man.

He said he did not recognise him as Lord Mountbatten until he saw a report on the TV news two years later that the earl had been killed.

The second interviewee, referred to as Amal, claims to have met Lord Mountbatten four times that summer on day trips from the home in Belfast.

He said each encounter lasted about an hour and took place in a suite in an hotel by Mullaghmore harbour.

“He was very polite, very nice,” Amal is quoted a saying. “I knew he was someone important. He told me he liked dark-skinned people, especially Sri Lankan people as they were very friendly and good-looking.”

He also claimed that several other boys were brought to Mountbatten on other occasions.

This is not the first time Lord Mountbatten has been linked to Kincora. In 1990, writer Robin Bryans reported that the earl, Anthony Blunt and others were part of an old-boy network that held gay orgies in country houses on both sides of the border and at the boys’ home.

Two years ago, a Historical Institutional Abuse (HIA) inquiry concluded that abuse at the home was limited to three staff members and there was no collusion by the state or intelligence services in covering it up.

http://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2019/08/26/news/new-book-links-lord-mountbatten-to-sex-abuse-at-kincora-boys-home-1694271/


A KINCORA BOY ABUSED BY MOUNTBATTEN COMMITTED SUICIDE A FEW MONTHS LATER

18 Aug 2019

By Joseph de Burca

 

It has long been rumoured that Lord Louis Mountbatten was a paedophile. A book due to go on sale next week has dug up impressive new evidence confirming what Irish sources have known for decades about his sexual predilections. So impressive is the new evidence that mainstream media outlets such as The Mail on Sunday,   The Sunday Times  and The Sun  are covering the story. The book contains sensational new information about Kincora Boys’ Home in Belfast. Curiously, while the British media is happy to report on Mountbatten’s abuse of boys generally, the sections in the book about Kincora are being ignored.

Joseph Mains, the Warden of Kincora Boys’ Home. Mains trafficked Kincora boys to Lord Louis Mountbatten at Classiebawn Castle, Co. Sligo in the Republic of Ireland.

The book is called, The Mountbattens: their Lives & Loves, by Andrew Lownie. The author is a respected and serious historian who was once a Conservative Party Westminster election candidate. He is still friendly with many Tory MPs including one recently retired Cabinet minister.

Lownie is also author of a book on Guy Burgess entitled Stalin’s Englishman which had many interesting Irish angles to it.

Lownie relies on declassified FBI files which reveal that Lord Mountbatten “was a homosexual with a lust for young boys”. The FBI dossier was compiled by American agents during WWII and the Suez Crisis. The Americans began compiling the Mountbatten file in February 1944, shortly after Mountbatten became Supreme Allied Commander of Southeast Asia. They kept adding to it over the next three decades.

The FBI interviewed Elizabeth de la Poer Beresford, Baroness Decies, who knew about Mountbatten’s predilections. According to the FBI file: “She states that in these circles Lord Louis Mountbatten and his wife are considered persons of extremely low morals”.  Also that he “was known to be a homosexual with a perversion for young boys”. Her opinion of him was that he was “an unfit man to direct any sort of military operations because of this condition”. She stated further that “his wife Lady Mountbatten was considered equally erratic”.

The entries on the file by the Baroness were signed by EE Conroy, Head of the New York field office, who wrote that she “appears to have no special motive in making the above statements”.

Agents opened more files on Mountbatten after World War II when he became NATO commander of allied forces in the Mediterranean, then admiral of the fleet, and later chief of the defence staff.

The FBI has long been known to keep compromising material on high-profile figures, most famously Martin Luther King.

THE EVIDENCE OF RON PERKS

The book also describes how Mountbatten’s former chauffeur Ron Perks often drove him to “an upmarket gay brothel used by senior naval officers” called the Red House near Rabat in Malta.

THE PROVISIONAL IRA WAS AWARE MOUNTBATTEN WAS A PAEDOPHILE

The Provisional IRA knew that Mountbatten was a paedophile. A plot was hatched to kill him in 1975 but it did not proceed. According to an IRA intelligence officer active at the time, “It was a better plan” than the one which went ahead in 1979. The earlier plot had been to shoot the Royal in his car when he emerged from his castle at Classiebawn, County Sligo. According to the IRA source, it would have avoided civilian casualties.

Although the IRA was aware of his paedophilia that was not the reason they chose to target him on either occasion.

JOSEPH MAINS, THE MAN WHO TRAFFICKED BOYS TO CLASSIEBAWN

The man responsible for trafficking the boys to Classiebawn was Joseph Mains, the Warden of Kincora. Two of the boys referred to in the book did not wish for their names to appear in print in connection with Mountbatten and Lownie has respected this. A third boy died in November 1977 and is also not named. Village  is fully aware of all of their names and will respect the desire of the two living boys to remain anonymous. Village  is also aware of some additional information which does not appear in the book. The most significant additional piece of information is about the boy who committed suicide. His name was Stephen Waring.

Mountbatten abused these boys during his summer vacations at Classiebawn in August of 1977. Mountbatten always visited his castle there in August. Stephen Waring was in Kincora at the time. He committed suicide within a few months of the visit to Co. Sligo. He had escaped from Kincora and made it as far as Liverpool where he was captured and put back on the Belfast-Liverpool Monarch Ferry from which he plunged into the sea in November of 1977. Waring had been put in a part of the ship which should have prevented him from gaining access to the part of the ship from where he plunged to his death. A witness – a British solider – was reputed to have said that he was very drunk at the time of his fall. His body was never recovered. No autopsy has ever taken place.

The abuse involving these two boys by Mountbatten took place in a building adjacent to Classiebawn Castle.

The boys knew they were being taken to the Republic of Ireland because Mains, who was sitting in the front of the vehicle, turned around and told them that they had crossed the Border.

While the mainstream British media is happy to report on the FBI files and the Ron Perk’s revelations, and much more besides, they have completely ignored the revelations on Kincora in the book. Equally, they have ignored the story of yet another boy who was ensnared in the wider Anglo-Irish Vice Ring of which Kincora was a part.

The section on Kincora refers to the former resident who is alive as ‘Sean. As Lownie describes it, he ‘was 16 years old when he says he was driven from the Kincora Boys Home in Belfast to Classiebawn in the summer of 1977. As the men who had brought them waited outside, ‘Sean’ remembers being taken into a darkened room where he was joined by: a man who undressed me and then gave me oral sex. I was there about an hour. He spoke quietly and tried to make me feel comfortable. He was one of those men who wanted attention, wanted you to chase him . . . I think he felt some shame. He said very sadly, ‘I hate these feelings.’ He seemed a sad and lonely person. I think the darkened room was all about denial . . . He grabbed my hand and put it on his chest . . . I only recognised who he was when I saw on the news that Lord Mountbatten had been killed’.

The other boy was 16. His name has been withheld. Lownie calls him as ‘Amal’ and describes how he ‘remembers being brought to Mullaghmore during the summer of 1977. ‘Amal’ says he met Mountbatten four times that summer on a day trip from Belfast. Each time the encounter, lasting an hour, took place in a suite at a hotel by the harbour about 15 minutes from Classiebawn. ‘Amal’ remembered: He was very polite, very nice. I knew he was someone important. He asked if I wanted a drink or candy. He told me  he liked dark-skinned people especially Sri Lankan people as they were very friendly and very good-looking. I remember he admired my smooth skin. We gave each other oral sex in a 69 position. He was very tender and I felt comfortable about it. It seemed very natural. I know that several other boys from Kincora were brought to him on other occasions.

While the other boy was taken to Belfast and may indeed have visited Kincora, and certainly mixed with at least one Kincora boy, he was not a resident – certainly not a long term one – at the home.

If Garda Intelligence, led by Larry Wren knew anything about Mountbatten’s predilections, he did nothing to thwart it.

STEVEN WARING’S TRIPS TO THE UK

The abuse Waring suffered in Co. Sligo was not the only abuse he suffered that summer. Village first reported the details of this trip in February 2018. The core parts of the story are repeated hereunder.

During the summer of 1977, Richard Kerr, another resident at Kincora, was summoned by Joe Mains and was told that Joss Cardwell, a senior figure in the vice ring, had called and wanted him and Waring to proceed down to Belfast Harbour.

Cardwell was Chairman of Belfast Corporation Welfare Committee and in overall charge of Kincora and other homes such as Williamson House in Belfast. He was also a key figure in the Anglo-Irish Vice Ring. The boys knew exactly what Cardwell’s ominous edict entailed for them: they would be going to England to be sexually abused. On this trip, Kerr would be delivered into the grubby hands of a TV star in London.

Joss Cardwell

Kerr knew Caldwell as ‘Joseph’ Cardwell recalls how he wore a ‘funny’ hat and drove a blue minivan which he used to take boys out of Kincora. Some of these trips terminated at the Adelphi Hotel in Portrush where the boys were abused.

Stephen Waring and Richard Kerr boarded the ferry to Liverpool. In Liverpool they were met by Michael ‘A’. Kerr was familiar with him from Manchester where he had been abused at the Rembrandt Hotel. Michael ‘A’ was in the company of a man called Derek.

The group headed to a premises in Liverpool near Lime Street train station. By now it was well into the morning of the following day. The boys were ushered down a flight of steps into a basement with mattresses strewn across its floor. Approximately five others boys were being held. They were aged between 11 and 13. Kerr and Waring were kept with them for three or four hours.

Later that morning, Michael ‘A’ and Steven ‘J’ brought the two Kincora boys to the train station. The other – younger – boys did not travel with them.

Steven ‘J’ served the vice ring in a number of ways, one of which was to take salacious photographs of the boys ensnared in the vice-ring. Stephen ‘J’ also knew Joe Mains and Eric Witchell, he paedophile who ran Williamson House. Witchell was the first member of the A-IVR to have abused Kerr – while he was only 8 at Williamson House. During the 1970s Witchell resided in both Liverpool and Belfast. Witchell was later put in charge of Williamson House where Kerr resided before being sent to Kincora in 1975.

Witchell and Cardwell supplied boys from Williamson House to abusers favoured by the vice ring. Kerr was one of these boys. Village has the names of others. Some of them went on to commit suicide. (Steven Waring was not at Williamson House. These suicides of boys from Williamson House are not to be confused with his death.)

Richard Kerr

On this trip, Kerr and Waring reached Manchester with their two escorts, alighting and switching to another train. They were confined inside a first-class compartment on the final leg of the journey – which would take them to London – and were abused by Michael ‘A’ and Steven ‘J’ en route. The abuse was perpetrated in a clandestine manner and was manual.

After they reached London, the boys were separated and Kerr was brought to the Wimpy Bar in Piccadilly Circus. Piccadilly was notorious for the presence of so-called Dilly boys, unfortunate urchins who had been groomed, bullied and manipulated into becoming male prostitutes. Kerr was escorted to the upstairs floor of the Wimpy Bar and placed behind a table. There were two men inside the Wimpy Bar who were running the Dilly Boys at the time. Kerr recalls that one of them was the late Jack Murry, a well-dressed Englishman Englishman who smoked cigars and wore glasses. He does not know who the second man was.

Later, Kerr was ordered to go back downstairs and delivered to a TV star who was waiting outside for him. The man, who was much taller than Kerr, beckoned him to follow and walked approximately two feet ahead of Kerr in case anyone saw them together.

Kerr and the TV star walked up to a very well known street. The man opened a door on street level with a key. The door led immediately to a flight of stairs. He was brought upstairs. The man had a small room on the left-hand side of the stairs. It was sparsely furnished. Kerr was then abused in a degrading manner.

The adult gave Kerr £20 and he was then ushered downstairs, put back on the street and told to find his own way back to the Wimpy Bar.

What the adult did not realise was that Kerr was seething with resentment at the men who abused him and had perfected the practice of memorising detail about his abusers. He sometimes even managed to take photographs away with him as proof of their identity. Some of the photographs were of cars with their registration plates clearly visible and are now in the possession of Village. On this occasion, although the room was barely lived in, he managed to remove an item which he has described to Village.

Kerr later recognised the man from a guest appearance on the then hugely popular ‘Minder’ TV show, one of the actor’s numerous TV appearances in hugely successful BBC and ITV programmes, some of which were made for children. Richard Kerr does not wish to reveal the identity of the TV star at this point in time.

On another trip Kerr and Waring were taken to the South of England where another TV star – a household name far better known than even Jimmy Saville at the time – came into the room and chose Waring and took him away. Waring came back downcast and dejected and did not speak about what had happened. This was the characteristic way he behaved after being abused.

THE UDA AND KINCORA

The IRA was not the only paramilitary organisation which knew about the Anglo-Irish Vice Ring of which Kincora was a part. The UDA had the home under surveillance. Please see ‘Her Majesty’s Hatchetman’ for a detailed analysis of this at: https://villagemagazine.ie/index.php/2019/02/her-majestys-hat…-of-pat-finucane/ ‎.)

As best Village  can tell, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) in London has not displayed any interest in Lord Mountbatten, Eric Witchell or the Irish part of the Anglo-Irish Vice Ring. While the notorious fraud Carl Beech has been granted rights at the inquiry, Richard Kerr has not.

https://villagemagazine.ie/index.php/2019/08/a-kincora-boy-abused-by-mountbatten-committed-suicide-a-few-months-late/

@UnRoyalReporter

Most notorious horrific paedophile in recent British history ? Best friend: Prince Charles.

Most notorious paedophile in recent US history ? Best friend: Prince Andrew

Monarchists argue that this family are role models. C’mon UK, grow up & get rid of this tarnished circus

‘PERV’ DOSSIER

Prince Charles’ mentor Lord Mountbatten was ‘a homosexual with a perversion for young boys’, FBI files claim

NEWLY unearthed FBI files describe Prince Charles’s mentor, Lord Mountbatten, as “a homosexual with a perversion for young boys”.

The 75-year-old secret dossier was obtained by British historian Andrew Lownie, using freedom of information laws.

Prince Charles and Lord Mountbatten visit Nepal to attend the coronation of King Birendra in 1975

Quotes from the files are included in his new biography of Mountbatten – Prince Philip’s uncle – and his wife Edwina.

The US dossier sheds further light on the sex life of Mountbatten, the last viceroy of India, and his wife. An aristocratic source close to the couple, interviewed by the FBI in the 1940s, described them as “persons of extremely low morals”.

Another source in the FBI files claimed that Mountbatten’s private life made him “an unfit man to direct any sort of military operations.”

Mr Lownie believes US spies began compiling intelligence on Mountbatten’s private life after he was made supreme allied commander of Southeast Asia during the Second World War.

It’s not known if the material was passed to the British government.

The book, The Mountbattens – Their Lives and Loves by Andrew Lownie – will be published on August 22.

 

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9745399/lord-mountbatten-fbi-dossier-prince-charles/

 
Cover-up continues
 
Much of Mountbatten’s FBI file remains closed. Further US intelligence files were added after the war as Mountbatten became NATO commander of allied ­forces in the Mediterranean, then admiral of the fleet, and later chief of the defence staff.
 
One file dated April-July 1956 was destroyed in May 2017, shortly after Lownie requested the records.
 
 

The most intriguing of the documents is from May 1968, when a renowned FBI agent by the name of John Grombach discusses­ “a number of reports pertaining to the alleged homosexuality of Anthony Eden, Earl Mountbatten and (the diplomat) Anthony Nutting”.

Not surprisingly for a man of royal birth with film-star looks, Mountbatten cultivated a large group of gay friends, including Noel Coward, Terence Rattigan, Ivor Novello and Tom Driberg, who gave him the moniker “Mountbottom”.

The book contains an interview with a man who was Mountbatten’s lover throughout the 1970s, an unnamed neighbour then in his 20s.

In the new book, to be publishe­d on Thursday, Anthony Daly, a rent boy to the rich and famou­s during the 1970s, who had a close relationship with Driberg, claims: “Tom said Mountbatten had something of a fetish for uniforms­ — handsome young men in military uniforms (with high boots) and beautiful boys in school uniform.”

 
Mountbatten closed files – approximately 30 closed files
 

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16 Aug 2019

 Met Police decided not to conduct full investigation into court claims of sex trafficking of girl in Prince Andrew photo

The Met Police decided not to conduct a ‘full investigation’ into allegations a 17 year old girl was trafficked as part of Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘sex ring.’

Channel 4 News can reveal that the Metropolitan Police began a review of “available evidence” in 2015 after receiving a complaint over claims in court papers that a girl was “forced to have sex with Prince Andrew”.

Channel 4 News also understands that lawyers for Virginia Roberts independently contacted the Metropolitan Police in 2016.

The Metropolitan Police said it “reviewed the available evidence” and decided that the matter “would not progress to a full investigation”.

It is not clear what constituted the available evidence.

The Met Police has refused to answer detailed questions about the allegations and whether they ever spoke to Epstein, his friend Ghislaine Maxwell, Prince Andrew or anyone from the Royal Household.

Prince Andrew has always denied “any form of sexual contact or relationship with Virginia Roberts”.

Tonight, lawyers for Virginia Roberts told Channel 4 News she is “hopeful” that “the London authorities will view the abuse she suffered while in London … as a serious investigative matter.”

In U.S court documents released last week, Virginia Roberts, now Giuffre, alleges that she was one of many girls and young women that were part of a sex trafficking network run by disgraced financier and paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

Epstein was found dead in his Manhattan jail cell earlier this month.

In the court documents, Ms Roberts alleges that in 2001, aged 17, she was trafficked to the UK by Mr Epstein, accompanied by Ghislaine Maxwell, during which time she was “forced to have sexual relations with a member of the British Royal Family, Prince Andrew.”

A photo from early 2001, taken in a house believed to be that of Ghislane Maxwell, shows Prince Andrew with his arm around the bare waist of Virginia Roberts. Ms Maxwell is in the background of the photo.

These court documents contain various historical allegations made by Virginia Roberts, who says that she was subjected to repeated sexual abuse, sex trafficking and exploitation by Mr Epstein and his ‘sexual abuse ring’ from 1999 until 2002.

There is no suggestions that Prince Andrew was aware of any of Jeffrey Epstein’s activities.

A complaint to the police regarding the alleged sexual trafficking to the UK of Ms Roberts was received in 2015 from an unconnected third party.

Channel 4 News asked the Metropolitan Police a series of questions about Virginia Robert’s account of what she says happened to her at Maxwell’s London residence in early 2001.

The Met told Channel 4 News: “[We] can confirm that the Metropolitan Police Service [MPS] received an allegation of non-recent trafficking for sexual exploitation.

“The MPS reviewed the available evidence and the decision was made that this would not progress to a full investigation. As such, the matter was closed.”

There are of course several reasons why a full investigation would not be launched, but they have not made clear why further action was not taken on this matter.

Lawyers for Virginia Roberts, now Giuffre, told Channel 4 News: “Virginia Giuffre has been and remains hopeful that, given all the factual evidence that is now in the public domain, the London authorities will view the abuse she suffered while in London …  as a serious investigative matter and they would be prepared to prosecute and hold those responsible accountable — regardless of status or power.”

In a court application filed in 2014 Virginia Giuffre alleged that she was forced to have sexual relations in three places when she was under 18.

The court ruled that “lurid” details in her application were “unnecessary” in determining if she could join the action. It ruled the details around sexual activities concerning Prince Andrew were “immaterial and impertinent” to the application, and should be stricken.

Allegations

Ghislaine Maxwell has previously denied any wrongdoing – including the allegations now in the public domain from court filings in the United States.

Buckingham Palace released a statement in relation to these allegations on behalf of Prince Andrew, the Duke of York.

“This relates to proceedings in the United States, to which The Duke of York is not a party. Any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors is categorically untrue.”

“It is emphatically denied that The Duke of York had any form of sexual contact or relationship with Virginia Roberts. Any claim to the contrary is false and without foundation.”

https://www.channel4.com/news/exclusive-met-police-decided-not-to-conduct-full-investigation-into-court-claims-of-sex-trafficking-of-girl-in-prince-andrew-photo


An independent review is to be carried out into the Church of England’s handling of allegations against the John Smyth QC.

Smyth, who died last year at the age of 77, was accused of severely beating boys at his home in Winchester who had been groomed at Iwerne camps.

The holiday camps were designed to instil an evangelical ethos into young Christians with the aim of raising up future leaders in the Church of England.

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby worked as a dormitory officer at the camps as a young man but has said he did not know of Smyth’s abuse. He is expected to give evidence during the review.

The allegations against Smyth were publicly exposed in February 2017 following a Channel 4 News investigation.

Mr Smyth was first confronted about the allegations in 1982 after an internal report commissioned by Rev Mark Ruston and Rev David Fletcher. The report was not passed on to the police.

Mr Smyth then left England for Zimbabwe and had been in the process of being extradited back to the UK at the time of his death.

Fletcher and his brother Jonathan were both part of the Iwerne leadership.  Earlier this year, it emerged that Jonathan Fletcher had been barred from preaching by the Church of England as a result of accusations that he had engaged in “physical discipline” that amounted to spiritual abuse.

The allegations were passed on to the police who did not take any further action and in a statement, Fletcher denied any wrongdoing.

The independent review is to be overseen by Keith Makin, a former director of social services, and will consider the response of the Church of England to the allegations.

In addition to considering the actions of officials within the Church of England, it will also hear testimonies of those who have come forward to say they are victims of Smyth.

Commenting on the review, the Church of England’s lead safeguarding bishop, Peter Hancock said: “I know for survivors of John Smyth this review into the Church’s response – and the response of others – is vital to them.

“It was their bravery in coming forward that finally brought the abuse perpetrated by Smyth to the attention of the police and wider Church.

“We commend their actions and I pray that with cooperation from the other organisations the review will be comprehensive and that lessons will be learnt both by the Church and all those involved. We recognise that the process of a review can be a very difficult one, and our thoughts remain with the victims and survivors of John Smyth.

“We remain aware that there are others who were victims of Smyth that have not come forward to the Church and we urge them to make contact if they would like support.”

https://www.christiantoday.com/article/independent-inquiry-to-probe-church-of-englands-handling-of-john-smyth-allegations/133030.htm

 

Child sex abuse police to learn whether they will face criminal charges after 3 year inquiry

The Independent Office for Police Conduct carried out the inquiry

15 Aug 2019

An official watchdog has concluded its three-year investigation into the police’s historic handling of child sexual abuse allegations against the late Leicester Labour politician Greville Janner.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has told LeicestershireLive it is now preparing to hand its findings to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

It is understood up to 12 individuals of various ranks, who have since retired from Leicestershire Police, have been investigated by the IOPC.

Once its findings have been handed over, the CPS will decide whether any of the ex-officers should face criminal charges.

Previously, the IOPC has said it had uncovered a number of historic examples of Leicestershire Police failing to investigate concerns raised about the former Leicester West MP and peer, who died aged 87 in December 2015.

The IOPC’s findings released so far mirror those of former High Court Judge Sir Richard Henriques, who carried out an official review of the case.

In January 2016, Sir Richard said three chances to put the politician on trial for alleged child abuse were missed because of mistakes by Leicestershire Police or the CPS in 1991, 2000 and 2006.

The CPS had wanted to charge the Labour peer with child sexual offences in 2015 but did not do so because of his deteriorating physical and mental health.

Lord Janner’s family has repeatedly asserted none of the allegations are true.

The Government’s Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) is due to hold a three-week hearing into the case next year.

It has been asked to look at whether efforts to try the former Labour MP for alleged child abuse when he was alive and well were “hindered or prevented” by public authorities.

Seven organisations, including Leicestershire Police, Leicestershire County Council and the Labour Party, will be asked to give accounts of what they knew of Lord Janner’s alleged sexual interest in young boys.

The hearing is expected to take testimonies from up to 33 men, many of them former children’s home residents, of alleged abuse at the hands of the politician.

The Janner investigation is one of a number of strands of the IICSA’s inquiry into allegations of sexual abuse by significant public figures, including those within children’s homes and the Catholic and Anglican churches and in the Houses of Parliament.

An IOPC spokesman said: “We have completed our investigation report into the manner in which Leicestershire Police dealt with allegations of child sexual abuse against former MP Greville Janner between 1990 and 2007.

“We are making decisions as to whether any of the individuals we investigated should be referred to the Crown Prosecution Service, to consider any potential criminal offences.

“We have updated the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, (IICSA), as to the current position.

“None of the individuals we investigated are serving police officers.”

The IOPC was formerly known as the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/leicester-news/child-sex-abuse-police-learn-3211976

 

@JamesRusbridger


FERGIE & GHISLAINE Both mates with Epstein

Both took money from Epstein

Both knew what their ‘other halves’ were doing with minors Both linked to Street Child

(Fergie founded it, Ghislaine’s spokesman supports it)

Both linked to Cantor Fitzgerald

Both linked to Stowe School

 

STOWE SCHOOL Linked to Ghislaine Maxwell, Sarah Ferguson, 9/11, Carl Beech, Harvey Proctor, Lord McAlpine, Richard Branson, Michael Grade, John Sainsbury, Sir Peter Hayman, John Henniker-Major WADDESDON MANOR & ASCOTT HOUSE Rothschilds CLIVEDEN Astors

LORD JOHN HENNIKER-MAJOR attended Stowe and was governor of Stowe 1982-1990

LORD JOHN HENNIKER-MAJOR provided a sanctuary on his Thornham Magna estate to Peter Righton, who supplied boys to paedophile VIPs at DOLPHIN SQUARE etc. In 1992 Righton rented a cottage on Henniker’s estate. Righton had already been charged with having obscene images of kids.

https://twitter.com/JamesRusbridger/status/1147161892676354048

Above, we see Ghislaine Maxwell at the 2003 summer ball at STOWE SCHOOL.

It was called the La Dolce Vita party, and its ostensible purpose was to fund-raise for the CANTOR FITZGERALD FUND.

CANTOR FITZGERALD is financial services firm which does an awful lot for ‘charity’.

Cantor Fitzgerald sponsored summer parties at Stowe School in 2002, 2003, and 2004 (there may have been other Cantor Fitzgerald-linked ‘charity’ parties at Stowe School in other years, too).

During 9/11, Cantor Fitzgerald occupied the 101st to the 105th floors of One World Trade Center.”

Lutnick and Trump

Cantor Fitzgerald (BGC Partners) is 60% owned by its CEO, HOWARD LUTNICK, a Jewish American billionaire.

“Howard Lutnick did not lose his life on Sept. 11, 2001 because he took his son to school.”

Jeffrey Epstein lived at 9 East 71st Street in New York City.

Howard Lutnick lived at 11 East 71st Street in New York City.

“An investigation found that Epstein’s history at the address is entangled with the adjacent property, 11 E. 71st St., now home to billionaire Howard Lutnick.”

Amaitis and Charles, just after 9 11.

LEE AMAITIS was formerly the head of Cantor Fitzgerald’s London office.

Amaitis is the founder, president and chief executive officer of CG Technology, a gambling subsidiary based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Cantor Fitzgerald affiliate pays $22.5 million to end US gambling probe

Aid workers rape and sexually exploit children

Amaitis has fundraised for ‘Children in Crisis’.

Stowe School’s headmaster, Dr Anthony Wallersteiner, is a Trustee of  ‘Children in Crisis’.

CHILDREN IN CRISIS WAS FOUNDED BY SARAH, DUCHESS OF YORK.

SARAH FERGUSON, who married Prince Andrew, with DR WALLERSTEINER, at STOWE SCHOOL

Sarah, Duchess of York, and her daughters have supported the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund in the past, which distributes money to ‘victims of terrorism, emergencies and natural disasters’.

Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew also have personal links to Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein.

Stowe School – A pupil said of Stowe: “There was a game known as the Temple Challenge, where couples would compete to have sex at all of the 40 tiny neo-classical buildings in the school’s 750 acres.”  ‘Pupils had competition to have sex everywhere’

Ghislaine Maxwell’s Mossad father, Robert Maxwell, was the MP for Stowe, where Stowe School is located.

Could there be links –

Stowe School, Cantor Fitzgerald, Ghislaine and Robert Maxwell.

An ‘Israel/Mossad sponsored’ international child trafficking empire.

9/11 and the subsequent reordering of the Middle East.

http://www.rigorousintuition.ca/board2/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=28969&start=465

A pupil said of Stowe: “There was a game known as the Temple Challenge, where couples would compete to have sex at all of the 40 tiny neo-classical buildings in the school’s 750 acres.”  ‘Pupils had competition to have sex everywhere’

Ghislaine Maxwell’s Mossad father, Robert Maxwell, was the MP for Stowe, where Stowe School is located.

Could there be links –

Stowe School, Cantor Fitzgerald, Ghislaine and Robert Maxwell.

An ‘Israel/Mossad sponsored’ international child trafficking empire.

9/11 and the subsequent reordering of the Middle East.

http://www.rigorousintuition.ca/board2/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=28969&start=465

http://aanirfan.blogspot.com/2019/08/epstein-bigger-picture.html

@ciabaudo
Stowe School spawned Richard Branson, Peter Hayman, John Henniker-Major, Charles Manners, Alistair McAlpine and John Sainsbury.

A Stowe director: Ethne Bannister, the cousin of Roger Bannister whose son Clive is on Epstein’s list. 

Ethne’s son Nicholas, a banker like Clive, moved out of the Twin Towers shortly before 9/11 … and wasn’t the only one with links to Stowe!

Jonathan James Molyneux Fletcher, a Stowe School director, is the brother of David Fletcher, head of Iwerne camps and Titus Trust Trustee, which spawned John Smyth QC. J Fletcher was a frequent visitor at Iwerne, along with Archbishop Justin Welby.

Ghislaine Maxwell attends the “LaDolce Vita” party in aid of the “Cantor Fitzgerald Fund” held at the notorious Stowe School

Cantor Fitzgerald of 9/11 Twin Towers

Sarah Ferguson and 9/11...

Sarah Ferguson had offices on the 101st Fl of the Twin Towers, as did Cantor Fitzgerald…

SARAH Ferguson has revealed her Chances for Children’s mascot, a doll named Little Red, was miraculously found at ground zero following the horrific 9/11 catastrophe that shook America in 2001.

The Duchess of York said the item was discovered by a volunteer, Brian Van Flandern, who found the rag doll amongst the rubble following the September 11 terror attacks that killed 2, 996 people.

Little Red was in charity’s office located on the 101st floor of the World Trade Centre’s North Tower,when a group of extremists hijacked and crashed two planes into the twin towers during the 9/11 attacks.

Sarah told the BBC: “Because our office is on the 101st floor, Little Red always sat on the window looking over New York and over the United States as I imagine she did because she is a little red rag doll, standing at about 12 inches.

“On the day of the terrible disaster, she was found in the rubble by a fireman who put her in his helmet and carried her out.

AND
The Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson was in New York City on September 11, 2001. She was in NBC studios being interviewed by Matt Lauer when the first plane hit. Lauer later recalled he was told by his director that a plane had just hit the WTC, and they would be cutting away from the interview with Ferguson. Ferguson’s charity, “Chances for Children,” was located on the 101st floor of 1 World Trade Center. She was scheduled to be in the building with the charity but she was running late. None of the charity’s employees were trapped in the building, but nearly 700 employees of Cantor Fitzgerald, the financial firm providing free office space to the duchess’ charity, were killed in the aftermath of the attack.
@ciabaudo
Stowe School spawned Richard Branson, Peter Hayman, John Henniker-Major, Charles Manners, Alistair McAlpine and John Sainsbury.

A Stowe director: Ethne Bannister, the cousin of Roger Bannister whose son Clive is on Epstein’s list. 

Ethne’s son Nicholas, a banker like Clive, moved out of the Twin Towers shortly before 9/11 … and wasn’t the only one with links to Stowe!

Ghislaine Maxwell attends the “LaDolce Vita” party in aid of the “Cantor Fitzgerald Fund” held at the notorious Stowe School

Cantor Fitzgerald of 9/11 Twin Towers

Sarah Ferguson and 9/11...

Sarah Ferguson had offices on the 101st Fl of the Twin Towers, as did Cantor Fitzgerald…

SARAH Ferguson has revealed her Chances for Children’s mascot, a doll named Little Red, was miraculously found at ground zero following the horrific 9/11 catastrophe that shook America in 2001.

The Duchess of York said the item was discovered by a volunteer, Brian Van Flandern, who found the rag doll amongst the rubble following the September 11 terror attacks that killed 2, 996 people.

Little Red was in charity’s office located on the 101st floor of the World Trade Centre’s North Tower,when a group of extremists hijacked and crashed two planes into the twin towers during the 9/11 attacks.

Sarah told the BBC: “Because our office is on the 101st floor, Little Red always sat on the window looking over New York and over the United States as I imagine she did because she is a little red rag doll, standing at about 12 inches.

“On the day of the terrible disaster, she was found in the rubble by a fireman who put her in his helmet and carried her out.

AND
The Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson was in New York City on September 11, 2001. She was in NBC studios being interviewed by Matt Lauer when the first plane hit. Lauer later recalled he was told by his director that a plane had just hit the WTC, and they would be cutting away from the interview with Ferguson. Ferguson’s charity, “Chances for Children,” was located on the 101st floor of 1 World Trade Center. She was scheduled to be in the building with the charity but she was running late. None of the charity’s employees were trapped in the building, but nearly 700 employees of Cantor Fitzgerald, the financial firm providing free office space to the duchess’ charity, were killed in the aftermath of the attack.

Danish PM apologises for historical abuse in children’s homes

13 Aug 2019

Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has officially said sorry to hundreds of victims of historical abuse in state-run homes.

From 1945-76, children were sexually abused, beaten and drugged, an inquiry into what happened at the homes found.

The abuse took place across Denmark and campaigners have for years appealed to the state to accept it was at fault.

Details about the homes first hit the headlines in 2005, when a Danish TV documentary featured shocking allegations of abuse and mistreatment from victims of the state-run Godhavn Boys’ Home, in north-eastern Denmark.

The documentary also uncovered evidence that a psychiatrist had tested drugs on some of the children. Bjorn Elmquist, then an MP who had already been working on the abuse cases, said the drug LSD had been used to counter bed-wetting, leading to many of the children later becoming drug addicts.

Soon after the programme, the National Association of the Godhavn’s Boys was formed and an independent inquiry was conducted in 2010.

The report, published in 2011, investigated allegations of abuse and neglect at 19 homes for both boys and girls, interviewing children, staff and state inspectors.

Despite its limited scope, it documented “alarming physical, sexual and psychological abuse” and researchers found blood traces on a gymnastic horse, indicating children had been beaten on it.

Mr Elmquist, now a lawyer, said many of the victims felt great shame over what had happened. “Some of them contacted me and begged me not to have their names mentioned publicly.”

He spoke of boys working in fields who were punished by adults using metal tools and of the overweight master at Godhavn having his own special form of punishment. “He pushed them with his big stomach and they fell down the staircase. He put them on a sofa and sat on top of them and jumped on them,” he told the BBC.

Arne Roel Jorgensen found out three years ago that he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder because of what had happened to him so many years ago.

“Many of us have had failed marriages and we didn’t learn how to act in society because nobody told us. I’m 68 now and definitely still living with the effects.”

Nobody was ever prosecuted for what took place at the homes and successive governments decided the case was too old to be pursued

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-49320260?intlink_from_url=&link_location=live-reporting-story


Princes William and Harry may have visited paedo billionaire Jeffrey Epstein’s mansion when they were children, court documents suggest

12 Aug 2019

During testimony relating to “celebrities” he had personally met while working for Epstein, Mr Alessi reeled off a list of names, but no other context was given in the court papers.

His full quote said: “I then listed Senator Mitchell, Prince Andrew, Princess Sarah Ferguson, Miss Yugoslavia, Miss Germany, Alan Dershowitz, Princess Diana’s secretary with her children, Mr Trump, Mr Robert Kennedy Jr, Frederik Fekkai, and a couple Noble prize winners as celebrities that I had seen while working for Mr Epstein.”

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9705981/prince-william-harry-jeffrey-epstein-court-docs-claims/

A dozen FBI agents raid Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘Pedophile Island’

12 Aug 2019

Many members of the community believe that Epstein hid young girls he allegedly enslaved in underground rooms below the temple and other parts of the island.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7349729/Dozen-FBI-agents-raid-Jeffrey-Epsteins-Pedophile-Island.html?ico=pushly-notifcation-small


New York Times: “The medical examiner is confident the cause of death [of Jeffrey Epstein] is suicide by hanging, but she wants more information from law enforcement before releasing her determination, a city official said”

Alan Dershowitz with O J Simpson

Dr Michael Baden worked with Jeffrey Epstein client Alan Dershowitz on the O J Simpson trial.

Epstein’s lawyers hired Dr Michael Baden to observe the autopsy.  Dr Michael baden was part of OJ Simpson’s “Dream Team” which included Jeffrey Epstein client, Alan Dershowitz

 

Dr Michael Baden

Dr Michael Baden – a key defense expert in O.J. Simpson’s double-murder trial

But Simpson was unlike other defendants. He was rich. And he began using some of his resources to hire the best legal defense team ever assembled in the United States—a group with so many legal stars that the news media dubbed in the “Dream Team.” The new lead counsel, Robert Shapiro, and his colleagues, Johnnie Cochran, F Lee Bailey, Alan Dershowitz, and several others, quickly realized the role that forensic evidence would play in the case, and they in turn brought in several of the nation’s premier forensic expert to assist in the defense. They included: Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld, two New York-based lawyers specializing in DNA; Dr. Michael Baden of New York, regarded as the top pathologist and medical examiner

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1996-05-18-mn-5670-story.html




Jeffrey Epstein Documents: ‘Simpsons’ Creator Matt Groening Allegedly Received Foot Massage From 16-Year-Old Girl

At this point, it is not clear if this alleged massage is the extent of Groening’s interactions with Epstein. In a sworn affidavit, Juan P. Alessi, an employee at Epstein’s home in Palm Beach, Florida, says that he was asked earlier by an attorney about Groening, however his answer to that question remains behind sealed court records.

The Simpsons was acquired by The Walt Disney Company as part of its recent purchase of 21st Century Fox assets.

https://www.cartoonbrew.com/artist-rights/jeffrey-epstein-documents-simpsons-creator-matt-groening-allegedly-received-foot-massage-from-16-year-old-girl-178079.html

Royals rally round Prince Andrew as he is joined at church by The Queen, Charles and Beatrice a day after his past came back to haunt him with suicide of billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein

The Queen sat next to her son on their way to church on the grounds of Balmoral this morning, as Prince Andrew faces renewed scrutiny over his friendship with paedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein who was found dead in his jail cell yesterday.

The Prince shared a car with his mother and daughter, Princess Beatrice, to Kirk on the Scottish estate this morning, while Charles and Camilla drove themselves.

Epstein was accused of arranging to have sex with dozens of underage girls at his residences in New York and Florida, but had denied two counts of sex trafficking.

His body was discovered at 6.30am US time yesterday at the Metropolitan Correctional Centre in Manhattan, hours after a court in New York released 2,000 pages of previously sealed legal documents.

One document repeated the allegation, which the Prince has always denied, that Andrew had sex with a 17 year old girl.

As the FBI launched an investigation into Epstein’s death, it emerged that:

A legal source said: ‘Ghislaine is the key to all this now that Epstein will no longer face justice himself. The victims deserve answers and she was the person closest to Epstein.

‘Far from being the end to Prince Andrew’s problems, Epstein’s suicide could put him under renewed scrutiny because of his close friendship with Ghislaine.’

 

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/royal-family/royals-rally-round-prince-andrew-as-he-is-joined-at-church-by-the-queen-charles-and-beatrice-a-day-after-his-past-came-back-to-haunt-him-with-suicide-of-billionaire-paedophile-jeffrey-epstein/ar-AAFEKE3?ocid=st


@marietoto

I have direct experience of providing medical care to prison inmates held on suicide watch. The inmates are monitored on videotape and have each 15 minutes one-to-one check is documented. It’s virtually *impossible* for inmates on suicide watch to successfully achieve a suicide.

The death of Jeffrey Epstein is awfully convenient for a lot of awfully important people in high places.

@ciabaudo

Isn’t it telling that even Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide watch guard looked the other way at just the right moment ….?

 

The Bureau of Prisons is part of DOJ. This should prompt an immediate and comprehensive DOJ Inspector General investigation to determine who is responsible for Epstein’s death.

So let’s have a look who is in charge over there …

Oh, I see. Forget it!

William Barr checks with DOJ ethics officials, decides not to recuse himself from Epstein case

4:48am PDT – July 9th, 2019    epstein – The Washington Times

Attorney General William P. Barr will not recuse himself from new charges filed against billionaire Jeffrey Epstein by federal prosecutors in New York, a senior Justice Department said Tuesday.

 

 

Jeffrey Epstein was hired as a teacher at exclusive prep school Dalton, despite not having a college degree. The headmaster following Donald Barr at Dalton was accused of sexually assaulting a teenager.

People involved with Dalton School…
@morphonios

While #Epstein was teaching at Dalton, Donald Barr’s son, William was working for the CIA. William later served as GHW Bush’s Attorney General during the CIA Iran-Contra Affair & refused to allow the appointment of a Special Counsel to investigate. #Trump brought Barr back as AG.

Donald Barr gave his resignation in February but he did not leave until June 7th, which was after Epstein had been hired. See the NYT archive to confirm:

https://nyti.ms/2Y3S0Qz

Donald Barr (August 8, 1921 – February 5, 2004) was an American educator and writer. He taught English at Columbia University, was headmaster at the Dalton School in New York City (1 964–74) and the Hackley School in Tarrytown, New York (both members of the ) Ivy Preparatory School League.

He and his wife, Mary Margaret (née Ahern), had four children including William P. Barr, who served as the 77th U.S. Attorney General in the George H. W. Bush Administration and currently serves as the 85th U.S. Attorney General in the Donald Trump Administration.[3][4]

Barr served in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during World War II.[4] He was teaching English at Columbia in 1955.[6] He initiated the Columbia University Science Honors Program in 1958 and was its director until 1964.[4] He worked as an educator in and around New York City from the 1950s to 1980s and reviewed books for The New York Times.[4][6]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Barr#cite_note-NYT-

William Pelham Barr (born May 23, 1950) is an American attorney serving as the 85th United States Attorney General in the Donald Trump administration since February 14, 2019. He also served as the 77th Attorney General from 1991 to 1993, in the George H. W. Bush administration.

Before becoming Attorney General in 1991, Barr held numerous other posts within the Department of Justice, including serving as Deputy Attorney General. Barr is a longtime proponent of the unitary executive theory of nearly unfettered presidential authority

Phone surveillance program

In 1992, Barr launched a surveillance program to gather records of innocent Americans’ international phone calls.[41] The DOJ Inspector General concluded that this program was launched without a review of the legality of the program.[41] According to USA Today, the program “provided a blueprint for far broader phone-data surveillance the government launched after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.”[41]

Iran-Contra

In late 1992, Independent Counsel Lawrence Walsh, who had been chosen to investigate the Iran–Contra affair, found documents in the possession of Reagan’s former defense secretary, Caspar Weinberger, which Walsh said was “evidence of a conspiracy among the highest-ranking Reagan Administration officials to lie to Congress and the American public.”[42][43] Weinberger was set to stand trial on felony charges on January 5, 1993.[42][44] His “indictment said Mr. Weinberger’s notes contradicted Mr. Bush’s assertions that he had only a fragmentary knowledge of the arms secretly sold to Iran in 1985 and 1986 in exchange for American hostages in Lebanon.”[44][43][45] According to Walsh, then-president Bush might have been called as a witness.[46]

On December 24, 1992, during his final month in office, Bush, on the advice of Barr, pardoned Weinberger,[10][47] along with five other administration officials who had been found guilty on charges relating to the Iran–Contra affair.[10][48][49][42] Barr was consulted extensively regarding the pardons, and especially advocated for pardoning Weinberger.[50]

Walsh complained about the move insinuating that Bush on Barr’s advice had used the pardons to avoid testifying and stating that: “The Iran-contra cover-up, which has continued for more than six years, has now been completed.”[51] In 2003, he wrote an account of the investigation in his book, Firewall: The Iran-Contra Conspiracy and Cover-Up.

Because of this and Barr’s unwillingness to appoint an independent counsel to look into a second scandal known as Iraqgate, New York Times writer William Safire began to refer to Barr as “Coverup-General Barr.”[52] Barr, however, responded that he believed Bush had made the right decision regarding that and he felt people in the case had been treated unfairly.[53] Barr said that Walsh was a “head-hunter” who “had completely lost perspective.”[54]

Bronfman/ALEC/Barr

Former headmaster of Dalton accused of sexually assaulting teen student

June 7, 2018

The headmaster of an elite Upper East Side private school sexually assaulted a disadvantaged teen for months when he took her into his home to help out with his new baby, an explosive new lawsuit charges.

The victim, identified as J.S., was 14 years old when Gardner Dunnan, the long-time head of the Dalton School, allegedly preyed upon her at his Manhattan apartment and in his New Jersey summer home.

The alleged attacks happened in 1986 when J.S. was living at Dunnan’s family’s Upper East Side home while attending the tony school tuition-free — in exchange for her working as a “family helper.”

She accuses Dalton of turning a blind eye to Dunnan’s alleged behavior, saying the school ” should have been aware that Dunnan was likely to engage in sexual misconduct or other harmful behavior.”

Dunnan was forced to resign from Dalton in 1997 — after his affair with a married female teacher at the school was exposed. He served as headmaster at the East 89th Street school for 23 years. (Since 1974)

https://nypost.com/2018/06/07/former-headmaster-of-dalton-school-accused-of-sexually-assaulting-teen-student/

https://www.nytimes.com/1974/02/20/archives/barr-quits-dalton-school-post-charging-trustees-interference.html

Dalton School

@_whitneywebb

Bill Barr also published a sci-fi novel about sex slavery before he allegedly hired Epstein at the Dalton School. Another weird coincidence…


Disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide overnight in his Lower Manhattan jail cell – the federal lockup where he had been held pending trial on federal sex trafficking charges, three law enforcement officials told News.

 

https://abcnews.go.com/US/jeffrey-epstein-accused-sex-trafficker-dies-suicide-officials/story?id=64881684&cid=social_twitter_abcn

 

 


Virginia Giuffre claimed in a 2016 deposition that Ghislaine Maxwell directed her to have sex with former Gov. Bill Richardson, Britain’s Prince Andrew, wealthy financier Glenn Dubin, former senator George Mitchell, modeling agent Jean-Luc Brunel, and “another prince”

2007

 

Bolomberg: George Mitchell, President Barack Obama’s special Middle East troubleshooter, was chairman of a law firm that was paid about $8 million representing Dubai’s ruler in connection with a child-trafficking lawsuit.

The DLA Piper law firm did legal and lobbying work on the case, which alleged that Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al- Maktoum and another official used children kidnapped from other countries to ride as jockeys in camel races. The firm lobbied federal agencies, members of the U.S. House and about two dozen Senate offices, including those of Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2006 and 2007, according to Justice Department foreign-agent disclosures.

Mitchell, 75, who isn’t a registered lobbyist, didn’t lobby either on this issue or for Dubai generally. DLA Piper partner Bill Minor said in an e-mail that Mitchell, a former Democratic senator from Maine, mainly focused on growth and management at the firm of almost 4,000 attorneys and 65 offices worldwide, and high-profile projects such as an investigation of steroid use in Major League Baseball.

Mitchell’s firm had extensive lobbying clients and offices in the Middle East ranging from the leader of Dubai to a Kuwait construction firm contracting in Iraq. The firm also has offices in Egypt, Oman, Qatar and Abu Dhabi and has an affiliation with a law firm in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Mitchell traveled to Dubai and spoke to the press there about the issue.

Suit Thrown Out

The camel-jockey suit was thrown out after the U.S. Justice Department notified a Miami federal judge that it planned to intervene and argue that al-Maktoum was immune from the suit as a foreign leader.

 

@morphonios

Epstein Maxwell connections to the 8 member Israeli Genie Oil board of directors. Newly unsealed court docs now implicate former Gov. Bill Richardson (board member #4 – he is accused of having sex w/Virginia Roberts).

Ghislaine called girl her slave Q. Who did Emmy work for? A. Ghislaine. Q. Did Maxwell ever refer to Emmy by any particular term? A. She called her her slave. pdf

Second Girl testifies to sex with Prince Andrew
Ms. Sjoberg also testified about sexual acts that occurred with her, Prince Andrew, and
Ms. Giuffre, when she and Defendant were staying at Epstein’s Manhattan mansion

It is an undisputed fact that Rinaldo Rizzo testified that Defendant took the passport of a 15-year-old Swedish girl and threatened her when she refused to have sex with Epstein.

Ghislaine took my passport. And I said threatened, she says yes, I was threatened by Ghislaine not to discuss this

Ghislaine lied about being on Lolita Express flights and denied that she appeared on Epsteins flight logs

But It is an undisputed fact that Pilot David Rodgers testified that he flew Defendant and Ms. Giuffre at least 23 times on Epstein’s jet, the “Lolita Express” and that “GM” on the flight logs Stands for Ghislaine Maxwell.

Juan Alessi, Alfredo Rodriguez and Joanna Sjoberg, have
testified that she was Epstein’s procuress.
Maxwell was at Epstein’s Palm Beach mansion in 2004 and 2005, incidentally a time period she has denied being around the house in her deposition
Book receipts included SM 101: A Realistic Introduction, Wiseman, Jay;
SlaveCraft: Roadmaps for Erotic Servitude – Principles, Skills and Tools by Guy
Baldwin; and
Training with Miss Abernathy: A Workbook for Erotic Slaves and Their Owners
It is undisputed fact that the FBI report and the Churcher emails reference Ms. Giuffre’s accounts of sexual activity with Prince Andrew that she made in 2011, contrary to argument that Ms. Giuffre never made such claims until 2014.
Virginia Giuffre told the FBI in 2011 that she had sex with Prince Andrew
In Palm Beach butler’s, Alfredo Rodriguez’s testimony he stated that he personally saw photos of naked children on Ghislaines computer. See
McCawley Dec. at Exhibit 21, Rodriguez Dep. Tr. at 150:10-17; 306:1-306:24.

 

https://twitter.com/CathyCathyFox


Here’s all 76 pages ordered unsealed today in the Epstein case.

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6250270-Sweet-Opinion-Unsealed.html

 

Jeffrey Epstein: large tranche of files released in Ghislaine Maxwell lawsuit

Files made public in case of British socialite may contain extra details of allegations against Epstein and his political connections

9 Aug 2019

Ghislaine Maxwell was alleged to have recruited Virginia Giuffre to work as a masseuse for Jeffrey Epstein when the latter was 15.

A large tranche out of 2,000 pages of potentially explosive documents in a lawsuit against Ghislaine Maxwell – the British socialite and daughter of former media tycoon Robert Maxwell accused of acting as a recruiter of girls and women for disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein – have been made public.

Virginia Giuffre, one of Epstein’s many accusers, filed a Manhattan federal court lawsuit against Maxwell in 2015, alleging defamation. Giuffre, née Roberts, claimed Maxwell defamed her by calling her a liar over her allegations against Maxwell and Epstein.

Giuffre has alleged that Maxwell recruited her to work as a masseuse for Epstein when she was 15 and had been working as a locker-room attendant at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in Florida.

Giuffre had previously alleged that Epstein, who had political connections, forced her into sexual encounters with Prince Andrew. Buckingham Palace has vehemently denied Giuffre’s allegations. In 2015 it released a statement saying: “The allegations made are false and without any foundation.”

Maxwell and Giuffre settled the lawsuit in 2017 but scores of case documents – which many speculate may contain additional details of allegations against Epstein and his political connections – had remained under seal until a federal appeals court ordered their release.

The release of these documents comes in the wake of Epstein’s arrest last month on sex trafficking and sex trafficking conspiracy charges for alleged sexual abuse of underage girls between 2002 and 2005, at his homes in New York City and Palm Beach, Florida. The Manhattan US attorney’s office, which is pursuing this case, alleges some of Epstein’s victims were just 14 years old.

Epstein, a financier whose net worth is now thought to be some $560m, also associated with Donald Trump and Bill Clinton.

Trump, who was pictured partying with Epstein and women in the 1990s, has recently attempted to distance himself from the financier.

In the wake of Epstein’s arrest last month, Trump told reporters he “knew [Epstein], like everybody in Palm Beach knew him”, but added: “I had a falling out with him. I haven’t spoken to him in 15 years. I was not a fan of his, that I can tell you.”

However, in a 2002 profile of Epstein from New York magazine, Trump was quoted as saying: “I’ve known Jeff for 15 years. Terrific guy. He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side.”

Clinton also distanced himself from Epstein in a statement issued by his press secretary, saying he had “not spoken to Epstein in well over a decade” and “knows nothing about the terrible crimes Jeffrey Epstein pleaded guilty to in Florida some years ago, or those with which he had been recently charged in New York”.

Giuffre has also claimed Epstein forced her to have sex with the prominent US lawyer and law professor Alan Dershowitz, who defended Epstein in his 2008 abuse case, in which he secured a plea deal. Dershowitz has repeatedly denied the claims and called for the court documents in the Maxwell case to be released, saying he is confident they would clear his name.

After Epstein’s first appearance in court in New York following his arrestlast month, Giuffre’s lawyer, Sigrid McCawley, issued a statement from her client, saying it was time for Epstein “and those who participated in these sex crimes to be brought to justice”.

Epstein has pleaded not guilty and was denied bail before trial. He was reportedly found unconscious in a Manhattan jail cell with injuries to his neck on 23 July.

Maxwell is the youngest daughter of Robert Maxwell, who died in 1991 after falling off his yacht, which was named the Lady Ghislaine.

More details soon …

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/09/ghislaine-maxwell-lawsuit-files-jeffrey-epstein?utm_term=Autofeed&CMP=edit_2221&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1565364788


Fermanagh child abuse: Four women claim ex-principal abused them

8 August 2019

John McElholm died in 1995

A former school principal in County Fermanagh sexually abused several young girls more than 30 years ago, it has been alleged.

Four women have told the Impartial Reporter newspaper they were attacked by John McElholm, a former principal of St Paul’s Primary School in Irvinestown, who died in 1995.

Mr McElholm was also a former chairman of the Fermanagh GAA county board.

The alleged victims said others knew the abuse was happening.

It is the latest report into historic sexual abuse in County Fermanagh carried by the newspaper in the past several months.

The Impartial Reporter’s Rodney Edwards told BBC Radio Ulster that Mr McElholm was “a highly respected member of the community”.

“For years he allegedly preyed on children by summoning them to his office, closing the blinds and sexually abusing them before sending them back to class,” he said.

“I have been investigating allegations surrounding McElholm for months now.

“The most striking is the amount of people say they knew or had heard rumours about what was going on.

“It was very much an open secret in Irvinestown but why was he allowed to get away with it?” he said.

Mr Edwards was contacted by four of his alleged victims.

‘Pillar of the community’

“They don’t know each other but their stories are similar,” he said.

The newspaper carries testimony from four woman who alleged they were sexually assaulted as children and a man who said he witnessed an attack by Mr McElholm.

One woman told the Impartial Reporter that she was in primary four when the abuse started and that it continued for four years.

She said she “thought no one would believe me as he was a pillar of the community”.

Mr McElholm was also the chairman of the Irish National Teachers Organisation and president of local St Vincent de Paul for a time, the Impartial Reporter reported.

‘Takes allegations seriously’

“By many accounts he was adored and respected by many,” said Mr Edwards.

“For the alleged victims, and for others, it is vital that someone confirms what was known back then and by whom,” he added.

The paper reports that the Public Prosecution Service are interviewing his alleged victims.

The Clogher diocese said it had never been made aware of any allegations against Mr McElholm.

The Council for Catholic Maintained Schools (CCMS) was established after the alleged abuse took place as and therefore has no records available.

The PSNI told the paper that it does not comment on the detail of specific cases but that it “takes every allegation of child sexual abuse seriously whether it happened recently or many years ago”.

“The public protection branch continue to offer to meet with any victim of historical sexual abuse whether or not previously reported,” it added.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-49275849

 

Top Cop DEMANDS full paedo probe into Ted Heath

Police Commissioner says ministers should fund a national inquiry to look into remaining sexual assault allegations against former prime minister and Wiltshire resident Sir Edward Heath.

Angus Macpherson, police and crime commissioner for Swindon and Wiltshire, claims a statutory inquiry is the only way accusations against the Salisbury politician could be pursued.

His comments followed the conviction of former Swindon hospital manager Carl Beech, who claimed he had been sexually abused as a child by a Westminster paedophile ring made up of entertainers, army chiefs and MPs – including Sir Edward Heath.

The police commissioner was speaking after a jury found 51-year-old Beech guilty on 12 counts of perverting the course of justice and one count of fraud.

The former Great Western Hospital worker had initially approached the Wiltshire force in 2012, telling detectives of abuse he claimed to have suffered at the hands of Jimmy Savile and heads of the army. Wiltshire Police took no further action.

Two years later, Beech met detectives working for the Metropolitan Police and levelled accusations against Sir Edward Heath, former home secretary Lord Brittan and two former heads of the armed forces.

Mr Macpherson said: “As I have made clear, a further local review will not have the powers needed to deliver what Sir Edward Heath’s family and friends demand. It wouldn’t be appropriate for us to set the terms of reference for any review as we would, effectively, be marking our own homework.”

“A sharply-focused statutory inquiry, with powers to question witnesses and scrutinise documents, can now be the only way the small number of remaining allegations against Sir Edward can be discounted or given credence.”

“Only the government can initiate that inquiry and provide those individuals who made the allegations with closure, while also answering the calls of Sir Edward’s family and friends who seek to clear his name.”

“I have pressed successive Home Secretaries on this and believe the government should act without further delay.”

In a statement, Wiltshire Police this week said detectives on its Operation Conifer probe – a national investigation launched in 2015 into allegations of historical sex abuse allegations made against Heath – had never spoken to Beech. Instead, the man’s claims were passed to the force by the Met.

“During the investigation, the specific allegations from Carl Beech were considered, by the senior investigating officer in Op Conifer, to have undermining evidence and a decision was taken at the time that we would not pursue further inquiries into the allegations made by Beech,” a spokeswoman said.

Op Conifer was subject to criticism, with Lincoln Seligman, Sir Edward Heath’s godson, saying ahead of a report published in 2017 that it would contain “more innuendo than facts”.

A number of reviews of the operation have since found it was following correct procedures

A Home Office spokesman said there were no grounds to justify a review.

“After careful consideration, the Home Secretary has concluded that the handling of this investigation remains a matter for the local Police and Crime Commissioner, and that there are no grounds to justify a review or intervention by the Government,” he said.

https://unitynewsnetwork.co.uk/top-cop-demands-full-paedo-probe-into-ted-heath/


 

Chelmsford choirmaster Kenneth Francis guilty of abusing choirboys

A former boarding school choirmaster has been found guilty of abusing four boys.

Kenneth Francis, 72, assaulted the choristers while a teacher at Widford Lodge Boarding School in Chelmsford in the 1970s.

Francis, of Pepys Court, Cambridge, was found guilty of 15 counts of indecent assault and two counts of gross indecency after a trial at Chelmsford Crown Court.

He will be sentenced on 27 August.

He was on trial alongside Malcolm Archer, of North Wootton, Somerset, who was cleared of two counts of indecent assault.

The 67-year-old was suspended as director of chapel music at Winchester College late in 2017 and subsequently left the school.

Abuser ‘rated performance’

Francis assaulted boys who were members of the school choir between 1972 and 1979.

He had kissed pupils during one-to-one lessons before touching their genitals, the court heard.

One of Francis’s victims said during the trial that he had been abused beneath the school stage then given reward stars by the choirmaster, which he told police were “for my performance under the stage”.

One of the men abused by Francis said it had taken many years for him to speak about what had happened.

“The psychological scarring is something that I have had to struggle with growing up, but it never heals,” he said.

“You just learn to live with it, as a dark part of yourself that you try to keep hidden away.

“Now I am able to let it rest for what it is.”

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-essex-49209661

HARVEY PROCTOR – The Evidence the Mainstream Media Failed to Report

 

Further to my previous blog about the rather colourful life of Harvey Proctor, I felt compelled to blog an update following a number of matters that came out of the Carl Beech trial – matters that the mainstream media have chosen not to follow up.  I’ll leave you to draw your own conclusions as to why.  Whatever your feelings towards Carl, it is important for the law to be seen to be fair – as the scales of justice signify.

In his book ‘Credible and True‘, Proctor expressed his thanks to a number of journalists that were applying pressure on Carl, which never sat easily with me because there seemed to be a concerted effort by a select few ‘journalists’ to discredit Carl whilst a police investigation was ongoing. It then goes without saying that the very same journalists have since written pieces following the conclusion of the trial that aren’t objective in the slightest and have failed to report all the facts, particularly the information which follows.

MARK WATTS’ STATEMENTThis update refers to information that Mark Watts (who attended each day of the trial) had issued in his statement following the conclusion of the trial.DAMNING EVIDENCE AGAINST PROCTORI want to look at the elements of Mark’s statement one by one – Elements that the mainstream media have oddly chosen to ignore.  Proctor is currently doing the rounds and talking to anyone that will listen, but not one single interviewer has asked about the following evidence:

The court heard on June 21 (without the jury) that before Harvey Proctor pleaded guilty in 1987 to four counts of gross indecency with two [underage] men aged 17 and 20, police had gathered witness statements that tended to show a sexual interest of the then MP in “young boys.”

As was noted in court, no prosecution was pursued in relation to this specific material.

So, when Proctor was arrested and charged with indecency against two males (one of whom was just 16 at the time), the police discovered he had a penchant for “young boys” but this element of the inquiry was not pursued.

David Napley was representing Proctor in court at that time – the Tory go-to man.  Is this another example of deference shown to those in positions of public prominence, as we have been shown throughout the Westminster strand of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse?


A CHILD’S BLOOD-STAINED UNDERWEAR AND SCHOOL UNIFORM

The court also heard that ‘Operation Midland’, when searching Harvey Proctor’s home in 2015, seized “a school uniform with a child’s underwear” – for a child of 13 to 14 – that was “blood stained”, and that Proctor – who was not arrested – refused to provide a blood sample.

Martin Allen

One of the allegations Carl made was that Proctor was involved in the murder of a boy whom he believed to be Martin Allen.  Martin disappeared on his way home from school on 5th November 1979 wearing his school uniform.  This begs the question – did Op Midland share this find with Op Malswick – the operation set up to investigate Martin’s disappearance?  If so, did they extract any forensic evidence from the blood and check it against Martin’s brother?  Even more basic – why didn’t they inform Kevin of this find and show a photograph of the uniform to Kevin so that he could either identify or dismiss it as that belonging to Martin?  Kevin says he heard nothing whatsoever from Malswick for over a year, and only then was he allowed to see 12 witness statements.

Martin’s uniform looked like this:

DUKE OF RUTLAND – BELVOIR ESTATE

It’s also interesting to note that Proctor’s home that was searched was actually a grace and favour home on the Belvoir estate, given to him by the Duke and Duchess of Rutland in return for his work showing round groups of visitors – including school children.

That aside, even more interestingly, the Duke was connected rather bizarrely to the 1987 case of indecency against Proctor. Someone tried to blackmail Robert Maxwell in an attempt to gag him from exposing anything further about Proctor. A mysterious well-spoken man phoned Maxwell insisting that The People STOP printing stories about Proctor, otherwise some rather compromising details of an alleged relationship between Maxwell’s daughter Ghislaine, and the Duke of Rutland would surface. Rather than succumb to the threats, Maxwell splashed it across the front page instead.

GHISLAINE – A FAMILIAR NAME

Yes, Ghislaine Maxwell.  Yes, THAT Ghislaine Maxwell.  Ghislaine Maxwell, close associate of Jeffrey Epstein, the procurer of girls for the rich and famous, convicted paedophile and yet again, centre of another media storm after previously surpressed records regarding his farce of a prison sentence was successfully challenged in court.

Jeffrey Epstein – for those living in a cave – was convicted in 2008 of paedophilia.  A number of women came forward to allege that they were trafficked as teenagers as playthings for the rich and famous.  Epstein is extremely well connected, counting Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson as close associates, and his little black book (that I intend to cover in a separate blog post at some point in the future) was full of the most intriguing names.  Two of those names included the Duke and Duchess of Rutland.

So, my question is – did the blood-stained underwear and uniform found in Proctor’s home on the Belvoir estate belong to a boy or a girl?  If it’s a boy’s uniform, then the questions I’ve highlighted above need answering.  If it’s a girl’s uniform, then maybe those investigating the Epstein case may want to look a little further afield, especially in light of the next item found.


THE NOTEPAD

In addition, police seized a “notepad relating to child abuse” entitled ‘Bizarre Sex’.

Why were the contents of this not allowed to be submitted as evidence in this trial?


SEXUAL SADIST

Moreover, defence counsel told the court, evidence in both police investigations showed “someone who enjoys inflicting pain for sexual pleasure.”

We know this to be true from the 1987 trial.  Journalist, Annette Witheridge, managed to obtain Proctor’s ‘torture gym’.


INDECENT PHOTOGRAPHS

Also seized in the property search, the court heard, were restraints, straps, whip, crop, cane and “indecent photographs” (there was no indication as to the seriousness of the images, and the court assumed that they were legal.)

So not only were restraints found (aside from the ones seized in 1987 that Annette Witheridge had hold of), but indecent photographs were also found.  The Sunday People discovered evidence that Proctor took indecent pictures of the boys he procured for sexual kicks.  Proctor liked to photograph them after he had beaten them.  At first he tried to deny this but when presented with a photograph which was clearly taken in his flat in Fulham, he couldn’t deny it any longer.  Terry Dwyer/Allen gave an interview to The Sunday People in which he confirmed that Proctor took photographs of ‘naked boys.’

Again, as was noted in court, no action was taken.  Indeed police returned all of the seized itemsThe judge blocked cross-examination of Proctor – and refused a disclosure order – on any of this.

The only thing I have to say on this is to state the obvious – it was not a fair trial.  The court had already decided that the items seized from Proctor’s home were legal (despite no further evidence or cross examination), and so the outcome seemed predetermined.  Even more worrying is the fact that all these items were returned to Proctor by police.  I’d be intrigued to know who gave the order for that to happen.


AFTER DARK

Weirdly, the full episode of ‘After Dark‘ that had been uploaded on to YouTube that featured Proctor has suddenly disappeared.  Why?  For those that haven’t seen it, someone has helpfully uploaded the important elements of Proctor’s contribution – namely surprise/horror to discover that his nemisis, the journalist Annette Witheridge, had hold of Harvey’s torture chamber.

TIMELINE

So, taking all this new information into account let’s look at some of the timeline of the stuff Proctor failed to include in his book ‘Credible and True.’

  • 1982 – Proctor meets Terry Dwyer/Allen at a Tory cocktail party and they embark on a two year relationship.
  • June 1986 – Proctor’s close friend and former private secretary to Enoch Powell, Jonathan Peter Denby, is involved in a police ambush alongside two Irish men and goes on the run for a year.  Stories begin to surface about his possible involvement in paramilitary activity in Northern Ireland which was dismissed by Denby’s uncle, President of the Law Society – Sir Richard Denby.  Proctor was due to meet Denby later that day and was the first person Denby contacted via telephone after he disappeared.
  • June 1986 – Proctor is found to be living with an 18-year old male, despite the age of consent being 21 at that time and his conviction.
  • 1986The Sunday People begin publishing details of Proctor’s sexual proclivities involving the purchase of youngsters (aka ‘rent boys’) from his former boyfriend, Terry Allen.  Allen would procure young runaways and sell them for sex whilst running the Lord Fox ‘Agency’.  Proctor would meet middlemen at places like Earls Court Station to collect a ‘rent boy’.
  • December 1986The Sunday People published a front page splash exposing a blackmail attept concerning Ghislaine Maxwell and the Duke of Rutland if they continued to print stories about Proctor.
  • 1987 – Proctor was allegedly found with a naked young Arab boy in his hotel room whilst on holiday with Terry Woods in Agadir, Morocco.
  • February 1987 – Proctor’s partner, Terry Woods, was found in his underwear outside Proctor’s flat in Fulham.
  • March 1987 – Following a five month investigation, the Metropolitan Police collate a dossier of evidence against Proctor, including a number of witness statements from ‘rent boys’, and decide to arrest Proctor.
  • March 1987 – Terry Woods arrested at airport whilst boarding a flight to the US in connection with allegations of Proctor’s use of ‘rent boys’.
  • April 1987 – Crime Squad officers arrest Terry Dwyer/Allen following a raid at his second home in Hull, where they found straps attached to a sofa, whips and other paraphenalia.
  • May 1987 – A newspaper report suggested that civil servant, Paul Sturgess, had been taking youngsters into the Commons to meet Proctor, sparking a security alert.
  • May 1987 – Proctor flatly denied all allegations against him.  He quits as MP for Billericay days later.
  • May 1987 – Proctor pleads guilty in court for underage indecency as is fined just under £1,500.
  • May 1987 – Both The Bognor Cane Company and Janus Magazine announce they will club together to pay Proctor’s fine.
  • 1987 – Proctor allows two males to stay at his Fulham flat.  Apparently, they attack Proctor, beating him unconcious with an ashtray and a hammer and threaten him.  Proctor decided not to report the incident to police due to his recent trial for underage sex.
  • September 1987Private Eye claim that Proctor was seen in Tunisia ‘exploring woodland with young urchins’ and also bought them a meal in his hotel.
  • March 1988 – Following his capture, Proctor’s close friend Jonathan Peter Denby was on trial for the police ambush.
  • June 1988 – Proctor appears on After Dark.
  • 1988 – Owned by Patsy Puddles, Proctor opens a shirt shop in Richmond, funded by a number of big names from the Conservative party.
  • July 1992 – Proctor is yet again ‘attacked’ by two young males in his shirt shop in Richmond in an apparent ‘homophobic’ attack whilst in the company of Neil and Christine Hamilton.
  • 2000 – Proctor’s shops are forced into compulsory liquidation.
  • 2014 – Photographs emerge online of Proctor leading groups of young school children around Belvoir castle.
  • 2014 – Proctor is accused of being part of a ‘Westminster paedophile ring’ and alleged to have murdered a school boy – later identified as possibly being Martin Allen.
  • 2015 – During a search of his home, police find blood-stained school uniform and underwear, as well as whips, restraints, canes etc and a notebook on child abuse entitled ‘Bizarre Sex’.
  • 2019 – The judge rules that none of the above evidence seized from Proctor’s home can be disclosed to the jury in the trial of Carl Beech.  The mainstream media fail to report it also.

 


And finally…

I understand Proctor appeared on a BBC Victoria Derbyshire show and remarked how BBC Panorama had helped to discredit Carl, before then accusing the BBC of bias by not allowing him to speak.

This is the same Proctor who calls for anonymity for those accused of crimes until they are charged, but who took it upon himself to name a number of suspects in the investigation during a rather distasteful public speech at St Ermin’s. Those suspects had – up until that point – remained anonymous.

https://scepticpeg.wordpress.com/2019/08/01/harvey-proctor-the-evidence-the-mainstream-media-failed-to-report/


 

Prosecutors have 1 million pages of evidence against Jeffrey Epstein, his lawyer revealed in court Monday — without shedding any new light on the jailhouse incident that left the convicted pedophile with bruises on his neck.

No marks were visible on Epstein’s neck, and he never appeared to be in pain during the 15-minute hearing in Manhattan federal court.

The judge overseeing the case tentatively scheduled Epstein’s trial for June 2020 after a prosecutor said the child sex-trafficking charges against him should be resolved as “swiftly as possible.”

“We don’t think any delay in this is in the public interest,” Manhattan Assistant US Attorney Alison Moe said.

Epstein’s trial is expected to last four to six weeks, and the defense will have all the prosecution’s evidence against the multimillionaire financier by Oct. 31, she said.

Defense lawyer Martin Weinberg objected to starting the trial before September 2020, saying, “We need time to review a million pages of discovery.”

But Judge Richard Berman said he was blocking out time in June 2020 on the presumption that the defense would be ready by then.

Weinberg didn’t make any mention of the July 23 incident in which law enforcement sources have said Epstein, 66, was found sprawled on the floor of his cell in the Metropolitan Correctional Center, where he’s being held without bail.

Weinberg declined to answer questions about the incident outside court.

Epstein, who wore dark blue jail scrubs over a brown T-shirt, didn’t speak during the hearing.

He’s pleaded not guilty to accusations he sexually abused dozens of underage girls — some as young as 14 — in his Upper East Side townhouse and his waterfront mansion in Palm Beach, Florida, between 2002 and 2005.

Berman set a Sept. 13 deadline for defense motions in the case, and Weinberg said he planned to seek dismissal of a conspiracy charge on grounds of double jeopardy tied to allegations that underpinned a non-prosecution agreement that Epstein struck in 2008 with then-Miami US Attorney Alex Acosta.

That deal was exposed last year in an award-winning series of stories by the Miami Herald, and controversy that erupted following Epstein’s July 6 arrest forced Acosta to resign as President Trump’s labor secretary.

https://nypost.com/2019/07/31/jeffrey-epstein-faces-1-million-pages-of-evidence-defense-lawyer/


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