An­drew, Heidi and the ‘pimps party’ with his best pal Ghis­laine

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CLUTCH­ING a bot­tle of wa­ter, Prince An­drew chats with PVC-clad su­per­model Heidi Klum at her ‘ Hook­ers and Pimps’-themed Hal­loween party.

In another im­age from the event the prince, dressed in a sober suit, al­lows his friend Ghis­laine Maxwell – in a blonde wig, midriff-bar­ing top and gold trousers – to drape her arm over him.

The pic­tures, which emerged yes­ter­day, were taken at the party at the fash­ion­able Hud­son Ho­tel in New York in 2000, hosted by Miss Klum in a bodyskim­ming black cat­suit.

It was a few months after this party, ac­cord­ing to Vir­ginia Roberts, that she was abused by the prince while be­ing kept as a 17-year-old sex slave by his friend Jef­frey Ep­stein.

Yes­ter­day it was claimed that Miss Maxwell lied to lawyers to dodge ques­tions about the sex slave al­le­ga­tions in­volv­ing dis­graced fi­nancier Ep­stein.

She al­legedly claimed that her mother was ‘deathly ill’ – but then went to Chelsea Clin­ton’s wed­ding.

Le­gal pa­pers ac­cuse Miss Maxwell of ly­ing by say­ing she was leav­ing the United States to avoid giv­ing a de­po­si­tion, only to show up at the glit­ter­ing cer­e­mony for for­mer Pres­i­dent Bill Clin­ton’s daugh­ter weeks later.

Miss Maxwell, the daugh­ter of shamed ty­coon Robert Maxwell and a mu­tual friend of An­drew and bil­lion­aire pae­dophile Ep­stein, al­legedly acted as a ‘high-class madame’ pro- cur­ing sex slaves. She took Miss Roberts to Ep­stein’s homes where she was ‘forced’ to have sex with An­drew, it is claimed in US court pa­pers.

But when lawyers tried to ques­tion Miss Maxwell about the ac­cu­sa­tions, in 2010, she dodged the meet­ing by mak­ing up a story about her ill mother, it is claimed.

Court pa­pers seen by the Daily Mail re­veal: ‘She was re­luc­tant to give her de­po­si­tion. Maxwell con­trived to avoid the de­posi- tion. On June 29, 2010, one day be­fore [vic­tims’ lawyer Brad] Ed­wards was due to fly to New York to take Maxwell’s de­po­si­tion, her at­tor­ney in­formed Ed­wards that Maxwell’s mother was deathly ill and Maxwell was con­se­quently fly­ing to Eng­land with no in­ten­tion of re­turn­ing to the United States.

‘De­spite that as­ser­tion, Ghis­laine Maxwell was in fact in the coun­try on July 31, as she at­tended the wed­ding of Chelsea Clin­ton and was cap­tured in a pho­to­graph taken for OK mag­a­zine.’

In fact her mother, Elis­a­beth ‘Betty’ Maxwell, lived a fur­ther three years, un­til Au­gust 2013.

Miss Maxwell, 53, has never spo­ken about the claims, other than her spokesman brand­ing them all ‘lies and de­ceit’.

But le­gal doc­u­ments re­veal she was also ac­cused of mo­lest­ing girls her­self.

Miss Roberts, now 30, claims she was re­cruited by Miss Maxwell and forced to have sex with Prince An­drew three times when she was aged 17 and be­ing kept as a sex slave by Ep­stein.

Ev­i­dence com­piled by her lawyer about a harem of teen ‘masseurs’ at 61-year- old Ep­stein’s Florida man­sion al­leges Miss Maxwell ‘ac­tively and pas­sively par­tic­i­pated in sex­ual acts with the mi­nor girls she re­cruited’.

Miss Maxwell de­nies ‘each and ev­ery al­le­ga­tion made by Miss Roberts’, her spokesman said.

Buck­ing­ham Palace has said that An­drew de­nies any wrong­do­ing and that ‘any sug­ges­tion of im­pro­pri­ety with un­der-age mi­nors is cat­e­gor­i­cally un­true’. while Ep­stein has called his ac­cusers liars.

Last night friends ral­lied to the de­fence of Miss Maxwell. One told MailOn­line: ‘Ghis­laine is lovely. She’s def­i­nitely not a madame, not to my knowl­edge.’

Jan Moir – Pages 28 & 29

‘Said her mother

was deathly ill’

Hal­loween party: An­drew and su­per­model Heidi Klum in 2000

Close: Ghis­laine Maxwell with her arm around An­drew

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