Ghislaine Maxwell Claims Infamous Picture of Prince Andrew and Virginia Giuffre Is 'Fake'

Ghislaine Maxwell has claimed that a widely published photo of Prince Andrew with his arm around Virginia Roberts Giuffre is a "fake." The 61-year-old

British socialite made the allegation in a new interview from jail, airing on TalkTV in the U.K. on Monday. Maxwell spoke with broadcaster Jeremy Kyle for the special "Ghislaine

Behind Bars" from a federal prison in Florida, where she is currently serving a 20-year sentence for her role in sex trafficking girls alongside disgraced financier Jeffrey

Epstein. In a preview shared to Twitter by Jeremy Kyle Live, Maxwell said she was "sure" the infamous photo of Prince Andrew and Giuffre, who accused him of sexual abuse in

a lawsuit later settled out of court, was doctored. Maxwell is also in the image, which The Guardian reports was taken in 2001, standing behind them and smiling.

Referencing "the fake" photo in the interview snippet, Maxwell said, "I don't believe it's real for a second. In fact, I'm sure it's not. There's never been an original, and

further, there is no photograph. I've only ever seen a photocopy of it." RELATED: Prince Andrew Joins King Charles and Royal Family for Christmas Day Church Outing

Prince Andrew, 62, has similarly claimed that the picture was doctored. In his sit-down with the BBC in November 2019, the Duke of York claimed he had "no recollection" of

meeting Giuffre and "absolutely no memory of that photograph being taken." Backlash erupted after "Prince Andrew & the Epstein Scandal: The Newsnight Interview" aired,

and Andrew stepped back from his public duties a few days later.