Maxwell made her statements knowing full well they were false.'Maxwell has always refused to talk about her involvement with Epstein and has denied any involvement in sex trafficking.
Roberts' lawyers persuaded a judge to throw out a motion that would have prevented her from suing Epstein's one-time girlfriend and alleged 'pimp' Ghislaine Maxwell for defamation.
Prince Andrew emphatically denied her allegations 'With the assistance of Maxwell, Epstein was able to sexually abuse Giuffre for years until Giuffre eventually escaped,' the lawsuit says.'As part of their sex trafficking efforts, Epstein and Maxwell intimidated Giuffre into remaining silent about what had happened to her.' After Roberts went public with her allegations, she describes how Maxwell undertook a 'concerted and malicious campaign to discredit Giuffre' so that her claims would not be believed.