Barclay CEO investigated over ties to Jeffrey EpsteinPosted by Robert Leonard / February 14, 2020
Barclay’s Chief Executive Jes Staley is being probed for his links to millionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. U.K. regulator the Financial Conduct Authority is conducting the investigation, but Barclay’s internal investigation has cleared Staley.
Virginia Giuffre, in her first UK interview, told the BBC that she stands by her claim that Prince Andrew sexually abused her, and Jeffrey Epstein trafficked her. Her interview was in response to Prince Andrew’s public denial on the BBC, in which he bizarrely claimed that he cannot sweat––a rebuttal to her claim that he sweated all over her. Giuffre’s claims brought new attention to Ghislaine Maxwell’s role as a lead recruiter and trafficker in Epstein’s sex ring.
Prince Andrew already stepped down from his royal duties, following a BBC interview that sparked international backlash. Viewers said that Prince Andrew’s did not seem to express sympathy for the victims and gave unconvincing denials of sexual misconduct. The interview was so bad that experts on the royal family say it is the biggest PR nightmare since Princess Diana’s death in 1997.
Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre has already publicly said that she was trafficked to Prince Andrew in a Dateline interview. Prince Andrew has repeatedly denied her claims, but now that she is taking to the airwaves the accusations will undoubtedly cause a major stir.
The attorney of Ghislaine Maxwell, the woman who allegedly procured young women for Jeffrey Epstein to sexually violate, has said that recently unsealed court documents could implicate “hundreds of other people.” Due to disagreements between parties involved in the lawsuit, however, it could take some time before the documents are unsealed.
One of the parties is Virginia Giuffre, claimed that Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell, and a number of powerful men were all involved in a sex trafficking ring that ensnared her. The men include former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, Britain’s Prince Andrew, Glenn Dublin, former Senator George Mitchell, fomer MIT scientist Marvin Minsky, modeling agent Jean-Luc Brunel, as well as other international political leaders.