As ‘The Telegraph’ falls for tall tales from mucky madam Ghislaine Maxwell’s brother Ian Maxwell about Prince Andrew’s infamous “bathtub bonk” at her home, we remind readers of the truth about that standard sized tub
“It’s the most peculiar photograph I’ve ever seen on a front page” raged Justin Webb on Radio 4’s Today programme this morning. Mr Webb, was referencing the day’s cover of The Telegraph and was talking of a story peddled to the rag-no-longer-a-readable paper by the nutty-not-nice Ian Maxwell, brother of the incarcerated noxious nonce Ghislaine Maxwell.
Going further of this clear episode of an editor gone bonkers, Labour MP Chris Bryant asked on Twitter: “Is it 1st April? Was the whole editorial team on acid?” of an article by Robert Mendick and Victoria Ward that was titled: “The photo that ‘clears Duke [of York]’ over bath sex.”
In said piece, the pontificating and pointless paper shared an image of two people sitting in the first-floor bathtub at Ghislaine Maxwell’s former home at 44 Kinnerton Street, Belgravia, London with images of Virginia Roberts Giuffre and Prince Andrew in place of their faces. Bizarre it most definitely was, but newsworthy it was not.
If that was not weird enough, Mendick and Ward then chose to quote Ian Maxwell as if he were some kind of reliable source. The nutjob ranted:
“I am releasing my photos now because the truth needs to come out. They show the truth that the bath is too small for any sort of sex frolicking.”
“The whole of Virginia Giuffre’s case pivots upon a photograph taken more than 20 years ago at my sister’s former house in Kinnerton Street, in Belgravia.”
“It proves nothing. Prince Andrew and my sister think it’s a fake, but I take the view that it’s irrelevant. It just shows that Prince Andrew had his arms around a girl who wanted a photograph, as she has said herself, ‘to show to her mother.’”
“Ghislaine was in custody, and shortly after the picture was taken, the mews house was sold.”
“[Giuffre’s] story relating to having had sex in the bath dates back many years, and the obvious time to put it to her that the bath is too small and makes sex impossible was at the trial. But Virginia Giuffre was never called to give evidence, and the photo never came to light.”
“But her admission that her claim of having sex with Alan Dershowitz may be mistaken and therefore untrue, and given Prince Andrew is considering appealing the settlement, it seemed in the context of that the correct moment to release the images.”
“Prince Andrew has been completely cancelled on the basis of the allegations…The truth really does need to come out. If this photo is helpful in achieving that, then that is what this is all about.”
In January 2022, in a world exclusive subsequently picked up by the Daily Mail also, The Steeple Times revealed the first ever known photograph of the aforementioned bathroom and that this image showed this tub to be exactly what it is – full sized and thus perfectly capable of being a space in which two people could fool around and fornicate.
Prior to this latest release of what should be condemned as nothing but fake news, on 25th January, Epstein victim lawyer Lisa Bloom tweeted of the matter:
“So important. Prince Andrew’s reported new effort to worm out of the settlement he signed comes just as his buddy Ghislaine Maxwell says Virginia’s photo with Andrew is faked. But OTHER PHOTOS. And she looks like such a little girl in the photo on right. Because she was.”
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Pictured Top – ‘The Telegraph’s’ front page on Saturday 28th January and their soppy source, the swivel-eyed half-witted fruitcake Ian Maxwell; that this paper has been taken in by this nutcase is just further proof that this once respectable publication has well and truly gone to the dogs.
THAT 2001 Photo Thus Far NOT PROVEN A FAKE – The 10th March 2001 photograph of Prince Andrew, Virginia Roberts and Ghislaine Maxwell
The photograph, taken supposedly by Jeffrey Epstein on the first floor landing at 44 Kinnerton Street, Belgravia, London, SW1X 8ES, United Kingdom, has been shared by the world’s media in hundreds of thousands of articles and analysed countless times by countless experts.
In November 2019, the Daily Mail’s Inderdeep Bains called it: “The photograph that WON’T go away” and it, as of date, has NEVER been discredited. Amongst evidence suggesting it to be perfectly real is that:
- The setting of the photograph has been confirmed as genuine by the Maxwell family. Of it, in March 2021, Ian Maxwell told Radio 4’s Today programme: “I do recognise that setting.”
- The window in the picture has the same features as the front first floor windows of 44 Kinnerton Street.
- The width of the first floor landing is accurate to the measurements shown in the floor plan of the sales brochure prepared on the 14th October 2021 by estate agents Wellbelove Quested.
- Though he claimed to be “at a loss to explain this particular photograph” during the 2019 BBC interview, the Duke of York has admitted to having visited 44 Kinnerton Street. He stated: “I don’t think I think ever went upstairs… The dining room and everything was on the ground floor.” Contradicting the royal, sources have claimed that the room behind him, Roberts and Maxwell in the photograph was used as a sitting room.
- The heights of all three individuals in the picture look to be accurate proportionately.
- Prince Andrew’s “chubby fingers” are clear to see. The Queen’s second son’s fingers are clearly “chubby fingers” and these very same “chubby fingers” have been seen hundreds of thousands of times in hundreds of thousands of other photographs.
- Prince Andrew has claimed he only ever goes out in London in a suit and tie. Images of him in open necked shirts in the capital – including one of him leaving the nightclub Chinawhite – prove to the contrary.
- Prince Andrew has claimed he does not “do” hugs and and embraces in photographs. Images of him taken in St Tropez embracing the US socialite Chris Von Aspen in July 2007 suggest the alleged non-sweater is wrong also on that score.
- The outfit worn by Virginia Roberts – a woman who has already received financial settlements from Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell – has been seen on her in photographs of her at Naomi Campbell’s 2001 birthday party in France. In spite of some suggestions that a lady only wears an outfit once, we counter that a lady in Miss Roberts’ unfortunate situation would be forced to wear what she was told appealed to those in control of her wished her to wear.
- Matthew Steeples of The Steeple Times and Shaun Attwood of Shaun Attwood’s True Crime Channel have both seen inside 44 Kinnerton Street and the stair rail shown in the photo remains in place and is thus genuine to the setting. Attwood subsequently released film footage of this on his YouTube channel and The Steeple Times shared its most recent image of the open front door with the stair rail beyond in July 2021.
- Many experts have repeatedly stated photo manipulation was in its infancy at the time that this image first surfaced.
- The FBI have never questioned the authenticity of the image.
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The Names & Numbers – ‘Mucky Madam Ghislaine Maxwell’s Bathtub Bonk Pad’ – 44 Kinnerton Street, Belgravia, London, SW1X 8ES, United Kingdom
- 28th January 2023 – Valued at £2.317 million ($2.871 million, €2.641 million or درهم10.544 million) on TheMoveMarket.com, a sum 32.4% higher than the April 2021 sale price and a sum 503.4% higher than the January 1997 sale price.
- 14th January 2022 – Property website TheMoveMarket.com values the house at £2.11 million ($2.88 million, €2.53 million or درهم59 million), a sum 19% lower than the current asking price for the unrenovated property.
- January 2022 – Estate agents Wellbelove Quested offer the mews house for £2.6 million ($3.6 million, €3.1 million or درهم1 million), an extraordinary increase of 49% on the sale price just 270 days earlier. The house is offered on a lease of 127 years that commenced on 24th June 2014 and previously on their website Wellbelove Quested had marketed the house for a higher price of £2.75 million ($3.738 million, €3.283 million or درهم13.731 million).
- July 2021 – The Steeple Times reports on repainting work to the outside of the house being underway. An open door reveals the infamous staircase bannister to still be in-situ.
- 19th April 2021 – Records confirm the house to have been sold for £1.75 million ($2.39 million, €2.09 million or درهم79 million).
- March 2021 – Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyer offered cash from the “pending sale of her £1.45 million ($2 million, €1.74 million or درهم28 million)” home as part of a package when they sought bail for the mucky madam for a third time, the Daily Mail reported. This sum was 44% lower than the September 2020 asking price and 400% higher than the January 1997 purchase price.
- March 2021 – A Knightsbridge estate agent told The Steeple Times: “Knowing the street as I do, 44 is one of the smaller houses which I assume it to be a little over 1,000 square foot in size. Depending on the condition, I estimate the freehold value to be circa £1.8 million to £2 million ($2.5 million to $2.7 million, €2.2 million to €2.4 million or 9درهم million to درهم10 million).”
- December 2020 – Members of the Maxwell family attempted to raise finance on the property but are not successful, The Steeple Times learns from a financier with connections to the Maxwell family and their representatives. They were rejected, were rejected on the basis of the “toxicity” of their familial name.
- September 2020 – Estate agents Aylesford list 44 Kinnerton Street for sale for £2.6 million ($3.6 million, €3.1 million or درهم1 million) on (it was claimed) a freehold basis, a sum 797% than the January 1997 purchase price. They subsequently later reduce the asking price to £2.1 million ($2.9 million, €2.5 million or درهم10.5 million) “according to a leading property expert.”
- August 2019 – According to Insider, a woman with “long hair [who] appeared to be in her 60s” was seen entering the property. She “denied that the socialite owns or lived in the house, claiming instead that the elusive socialite lived elsewhere down the street.”
- 10th March 2001 – Prince Andrew allegedly had sexual relations with 17-year-old Virginia Roberts in a bathroom in the property. He continues to deny this occurred whilst claiming that a photograph of himself with Miss Roberts and Ghislaine Maxwell on the first floor of building is a fake also.
- 22nd January 1997 – Ghislaine Maxwell paid £290,000 ($396,000, €347,000 or درهم5 million) for the three-storey leasehold mews house. It is situated at the heart of the Duke of Westminster’s Grosvenor Estate.
- 1989 to 1995 – Ghislaine Maxwell is known to have resided at 69 Stanhope Mews East, South Kensington, London, SW7 5QT. Her father bought it for her two years before his mysterious death and she reportedly “groomed and befriended Minor Victim 3 in London, England, between approximately 1994 and 1995… Maxwell introduced Minor Victim 3 to Epstein and during those interactions, Maxwell encouraged Minor Victim 3 to massage Epstein, knowing that Epstein would engage in sex acts with Minor Victim 3. During those massages, Epstein sexually abused Minor Victim 3” at that very property. It was sold for £267,000 ($365,000, €320,000 or درهم3 million) on 15th March 1995 and then again for £1.75 million ($2.39 million, €2.10 million or درهم8.77 million) on 30th August 2019.