Ex-girlfriend of Prince Andrew and socialite Lady Victoria Hervey, last night said that Jeffery Epstein was like a brother and loved being with the Duke. An ITV documentary revealed that the prince had put himself in dangerous situations by living a party lifestyle.

The 44-year-old socialite and former ‘It Girl’, who is the daughter of the 6th Marquess of Bristol and the Duke of York’s former love interest, first met Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell 20 years ago. 

In ITV’s documentary “Ghislaine Prince Andrew and The Paedophile”, Lady Victoria talked about Epstein’s relationship with Clinton. She was photographed several times on occasions with the billionaire paedophile and has been reported to have flown in his private jet at most nine times.

‘Clinton was definitely very close to Jeffrey,’ Lady Victoria said. “I’m not sure if Jeffrey Epstein saw any of the paintings in his house. One is a portrait by Bill Clinton in the same dress Monica Lewinsky wore during the affair.

He was extremely close with Jeffrey Epstein, so yeah. They were like brothers, you know, and he was close to Ghislaine as well,’ the socialite said. In 2010, Ghislaine Maxwell was a guest at the wedding of Chelsea Clinton, Bill Clinton’s daughter. Epstein was not mentioned by the ex-president.

The scandal surrounding Maxwell & Epstein has also caught the attention of the Duke Of York. He is reported, like Clinton, to have visited Jeffery Epstein’s private homes at parties hosted at his billionaire and was said to be close to Maxwell.

Andrew is accused of having sex with Virginia Giuffre when she was a teenager, who claims she was trafficked by Epstein and Maxwell. Prince Andrew strenuously denies the accusations made by Ms Giuffre.

Ranvir Singh, an ITV host asked Lady Victoria what Epstein and Maxwell desired from Andrew’s friendship. She replied that Prince Andrew was the child of Queen Elizabeth. Americans love it. Jeffery loved this. Bill Clinton loved this.

Lady Victoria said the pair used her as ‘bait’ to entertain Jeffrey Epstein’s friends, saying the paedophile ‘sat back and waited for her to go fishing and find however many girls were needed to entertain his friends,’ and described Maxwell and Epstein as like ‘Batman and Robin’ and a ‘double act’.

Lady Victoria would meet Maxwell, Epstein, and the Duke in the 2000s and told the documentary that Jeffrey was actually the frontman while Ghislaine was his accomplice. It was a bit like Batman and Robin, and it was a double act. Ghislaine is a crucial part of Jeffrey’s success.

Ms. Singh replied: “And Ghislaine had been crucial to get those girls. Do you think she went to these dinners?” Lady Victoria responded: “I believe he kind of just sat back, and sort of waited until she sort of went fishing and find whatever girls were needed to entertain his friends. It seems that I was a bait.

“You know, I look back and you realize that I was young and foolish, and she is entertaining these businessmen, you’ll see. Although I didn’t realize it at the time …’

Prince Andrew's ex-girlfriend Lady Victoria Hervey appears in ‘Ghislaine, Prince Andrew and the Paedophile' on ITV tonight

Prince Andrew’s former girlfriend Lady Victoria Hervey stars in ITV’s ‘Ghislaine Prince Andrew, and the Paedophile.

After a number of dramatic events in the past days, the documentary follows the announcement that the Duke of York Prince Andrew’s trial with Virginia Giuffre (sex accuser who alleges she was trafficked by Epstein & Maxwell) will proceed to trial. The Queen will also be removing Andrew from his honorary military positions.

Maxwell (60) was found guilty of aiding the abuse of minors in a relationship with Epstein last December 29. Her sentence is 65 years, and she may spend the rest her life in jail.

The former London society girl was found guilty of five out of six charges related to sex trafficking. It was an incredible loss for her, as she later rose up the social ladder in New York.

Numerous people, including victims of Epstein or Maxwell as well as others who attended Epstein’s lavish parties at Manhattan’s mansion house party hosted by Epstein, were also included in the documentary. This gives insight into their relationship.

Lisa Bloom, an attorney for Maxwell and Epstein victims, gave details about Epstein’s methods of recruiting young women to his parties or spend time in one of his lavish homes.

Ms Bloom said that Ghislaine was basically the pimp for the madame, who took girls and young ladies to Jeffery Epstein where they could be sexually assaulted.

Lisa Bloom (pictured), a lawyer for victims of Maxwell and Epstein, went into detail about how Epstein and Maxwell recruited young women to attend parties or to spend time at one of his many luxurious homes.

Lisa Bloom (pictured), who is a lawyer representing victims of Maxwell & Epstein went into great detail about Epstein’s methods of attracting young women to his lavish homes or parties.

Lisa Phillips, one of Epstein's victims, described her time on Epstein's island of Little St James as a 21-year-old to ITV, where she was persuaded to visit by Maxwell

Lisa Phillips was one of Epstein’s victims. She described Epstein’s Island of Little St James like a 21-year old to ITV. Maxwell convinced her to go.

Maxwell, who is said to have been Epstein's madam as well as his one-time girlfriend, is seen posing with the paedophile in evidence photos shown in court

Maxwell, believed to be Epstein’s madam and one-time partner, can be seen with the paedophile on evidence photos taken in court

“She was also involved directly in sexual assaults. Young women may be wary of committing to an older man they don’t know. However, if you are a woman, it is easier to trust, as Ghislaine proved. 

Maxwell and Epstein kept a list of addresses, known as “The Little Black Book,” which included the numbers and names of those who attended their parties. ‘If you were on the social scene in the 90s, and you were not in that address book, then you didn’t exist,’ Lady Victoria said.

Prince Andrew is one of the most prominent names in the book. In the documentary, Ms. Singh looked through the addresses in the 97 page address book in order to locate the Duke of York.

The book also lists a variety of addresses, including Buckingham Palace. It has telephone numbers for royal residences such as Balmoral, Wood Farm, and Sunninghill. There is even a phone number that can be used to contact Prince Andrew.

It was visible that the ITV television presenter called this phone number. However, her attempts went to voicemail. 

“I’m afraid that I haven’t been fast enough to get on the phone before it went to take your message,” a voice, presumed to be Prince Andrew’s, is heard saying in a recorded message. If you are able to leave a message, we will get back with you shortly. 

Along with a number of addresses including Buckingham Palace, Maxwell's 'Little Black Book' has phone numbers listed against royal residences including Sunninghill, Wood Farm and Balmoral, and a mobile phone number for Prince Andrew. The ITV presenter was shown calling that phone number, with her attempt going straight to voicemail

Maxwell’s Little Black Book, which includes a list of addresses that include Buckingham Palace, also contains phone numbers against the royal residences, such as Sunninghill, Wood Farm, Balmoral and Balmoral. There is even a phone number for Prince Andrew. This was the phone number that ITV’s presenter called, and her call went straight to voicemail.

Prince Andrew is seen with his arm around Virginia Roberts while Ghislaine Maxwell stands in the background, in a now infamous photo from early 2001

Prince Andrew can be seen holding Virginia Roberts’ arm while Ghislaine Maxiwell is standing in the background. This photo was taken in early 2001. 

Euan Rellie (a British-based investor banker) attended Oxford University in New York with Maxwell. He was also a guest at the dinner parties she hosted in Manhattan. Epstein spoke to ITV and Euan about Andrew.

‘She described Andrew as being her friend, not Jeffrey’s,’ Mr Rellie told ITV. I got the feeling that Ghislaine and Prince Andrew had been boyfriend and girlfriend in the past. The two of them had an instant warmth. 

Prince Andrew faces a civil sexual assault suit from Virginia Giuffre, a woman who claims she was trafficked by Epstein to have sex. The allegations were denied by the Duke of Edinburgh, but he was removed from his honorary military and royal patronages last week after he lost a legal battle to dismiss the case.

Andrew is reported to have been at Epstein’s various residences, including Epstein on Little St James Island. His name appears in flight logs from Epstein’s private plane that became known as the Lolita express. Virginia Giuffre says that Duke physically and sexually abuse her on the Island. However, he strongly denies it.

Maxwell’s brother Ian Maxwell claimed that Prince Andrew, Maxwell and his sister were ‘good friends. It’s not clear how many times she saw him at Buckingham Palace. I saw him several times in London. She didn’t take any s**t from anyone,’ he said. I think Prince Andrew would be quite pleased with that. 

Ian Maxwell expressed his anger at the conviction of his sister. It’s hard to believe that anyone who looks at it can feel this way. This is wrong. Ghislaine has been a great help to me. She is loved and believed by us. We hope she gets the justice she deserves. 

Lisa Phillips (one of Epstein’s victims) described her experience on the island in 21-years to ITV.

Andrew is said to have visited Epstein at a number of the billionaire's residences - including Epstein's island of Little St James - and his name is recorded on the flight logs of Epstein's private jet that become known as the Lolita Express

Andrew is reported to have been at Epstein’s various residences, including Epstein’s island of Little St James. Andrew’s name appears on flight logs from Epstein’s private plane that became known as the Lolita Express.

Pictured: Epstein's luxury home on his island - Little St James - where Virginia Giuffre alleges the Duke of York sexually abused her. Prince Andrew denies all the allegations made against him

Pictured: Epstein’s luxury home on his island – Little St James – where Virginia Giuffre alleges the Duke of York sexually abused her. Prince Andrew refutes all allegations against him

Maxwell's brother Ian Maxwell said that Prince Andrew and his sister 'were good friends. I don’t know how often she got to see him at Buckingham Palace. I met him a few times in London. She didn’t take any s**t from anyone,' he said. 'I think that Prince Andrew would have found that rather refreshing.’

Maxwell’s brother Ian Maxwell claimed that Prince Andrew, Maxwell and his sister were ‘good friends. It’s not clear how many times she saw him at Buckingham Palace. I saw him several times in London. She didn’t take any s**t from anyone,’ he said. I think Prince Andrew would be quite pleased with that.

“We went into the quarters to get our beds. Maxwell, a woman came up to Jeffery’s door and told him he was ready for a massage. The woman made it appear that the massage was just a routine thing and was not too difficult. After we got in the room to do the massage, things changed. It wasn’t like that anymore,” Ms Phillips stated.

“I accepted it. This is what happens when you’re in that situation. When you are on an island, it’s not a good idea to scream, fight, and shout.

Disgraced socialite Maxwell is set to be sentenced on sex trafficking crimes on June 28. The delayed sentencing was based on the defense attorneys’ decision due to recent  ‘compelling’ evidence they say could overturn the trial, as well as Maxwell’s conviction. 

Maxwell’s conviction is cause for celebration, for Epstein and her victims.

‘I don’t feel at all that she deserves freedom,’ Teresa Helm, another of the pair’s victims, told ITV. “I think she should be locked up for quite a while.”

Lady Victoria, who appeared earlier today on Lorraine with ITV, insisted that Maxwell had been a victim of Epstein. The socialite had previously stated that she did not know the secret activities of Maxwell and Epstein.

Lady Victoria said to the morning presenter that she was a victim right now. He is also being held accountable for his actions. Some may argue that it isn’t as fair as it should be.

The socialite, who spoke to Lorraine from Los Angeles this morning, said: ‘I mean to be honest I think Ghislaine was a victim and is a victim. When they separated, she became a victim who then turned out to be an accomplice. She switched sides. “I also see her as victim.” 

Lady Victoria Hervey and Ghislaine Maxwell in Hollywood on February 25, 2004

Lady Victoria Hervey with GhislaineMaxwell, Hollywood, February 25, 2004 

Lady Victoria Hervey (looking towards the camera) stands near Prince Andrew (left) at a party in London in January 2002

Lady Victoria Hervey looks towards the camera as she stands beside Prince Andrew at an event in London, January 2002

Lorraine continued to ask Lorraine about her connections with the couple, asking: “Why?”

Lady Victoria said that at the time, she was known as the “IT girl” of London. She was a fixture on London’s social scene. “It was an advantage to have me on her guest list. 

“It made it much more entertaining for the men that she entertained.  You obviously want beautiful girls, who are also the hottest girls in London.

Then she added, Epstein and Maxwell were “definitely a dual act”, saying that it wouldn’t work with him by himself.  Because she was female, it was easier to make contact with other women. 

Lady Victoria also told Lorraine today that she feels Maxwell is 'a scapegoat' and is 'being taken down' for Epstein's crimes

Lorraine also heard Lady Victoria tell Lorraine that Maxwell was a’scapegoat,’ which she believes is why Epstein is being “taken down.”

Prince Andrew's ex girlfriend Lady Victoria insisted on Lorraine today that 'very private' Maxwell was a 'victim' of Epstein

Ex-girlfriend Lady Victoria of Prince Andrew insists on Lorraine that Maxwell, a victim’ of Epstein was her.

“Girls will feel more intimate and scared than men.” In this regard, it would have been less apparent.

Lady Victoria admitted that she was ‘used’ to the pair, but said she had ‘a lot of fun’ at the time.

“I was so foolish,” she said. My situation was so unique that people in it were young and would be taken advantage of. They were only looking for someone to entertain. I was fortunate and know that.

Lady Victoria Hervey on the red carpet at Cannes last July

Lady Victoria Hervey, on the Cannes red carpet in July

According to her, she didn’t know anything amiss at parties with the group. She stated that, besides the feeling of being insecure about the apartment’s video camera, there was also the possibility of dinner parties and social gatherings. The whole thing seemed great at the moment.

“This was in the 2000s. No one knew what would happen later. But people desired Ghislaine or Jeffrey to be at their events. They were always invited. 

Lady Victoria admitted that she had followed some parts of the trial but was disappointed. She said that the public had not learned any new information and she was feeling a ‘detachment’ from the trial because it wasn’t broadcast on television.

She replied, “She hasn’t really named any other names yet. She is a good person. I’m not sure we are there yet.

Meanwhile on her dinner with Ghislaine, Epstein, Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, she pondered: ‘Is it to make them feel important? That is what I thought. It was business, I guess. These introductions brought together powerful individuals.

“So while I can’t tell you exactly what business deals took place at those dinners but, for certain, it’s obvious that they did.

Lady Victoria added: “She is unfortunate to be a scapegoat at the moment, since there’s nobody else to blame.

“So, unfortunately for her, she’s being taken down by him for the things he did as well. Some might say that’s not fair but this is what she’s in at the moment.

Lorraine, however, argued that Maxwell was just as guilty for the victims as Epstein.

Lady Victoria commented on the famous picture of Andrew with Virginia Giuffre as his accuser: “That is stupid.”

Lady Victoria answered that Maxwell never spoke with her about Andrew’s friendship. She was quite private, but they were clearly good friends. It’s obvious by looking at their bodies that they are close friends.

Lady Victoria confessed she felt 'used' by Ghislaine and Epstein, but added she 'had fun at the time'  (pictured in 2002 with Prince Andrew)

Lady Victoria confessed she felt ‘used’ by Ghislaine and Epstein, but added she ‘had fun at the time’  (pictured in 2002 with Prince Andrew) 

Ghislaine Maxwell could spend the rest of her life behind bars after a jury convicted her of recruiting and grooming young girls to be sexually abused by the late American financier and pedophile Jeffrey Epstein last month

Ghislaine Maxill could be locked up for the rest of her adult life after she was convicted by a jury of grooming and recruiting young girls to sexually abuse Jeffrey Epstein, an American financier and pedophile. 

Maxwell was found guilty on five of six counts of sex trafficking - a spectacular downfall for the former London society girl who later moved into the highest circles of New York's social scene. Pictured: Maxwell with Epstein

Maxwell was found guilty of five out of six charges of sex traficking. This is a devastating blow for Maxwell, a former London society girl who went on to become one of the most prominent figures in New York’s social circles. Maxwell with Epstein

I don’t know how they will sentence her, or for how many years. 

Maxwell’s lawyers demanded that Maxwell be tried again after an ex-socialite juror confessed to having helped him convict by telling other jury members his sexual abuse experiences.

She was found guilty of sex trafficking of a minor, transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, and three counts of conspiracy. Her guilt of inducing minors to illegal sex was not proven.   

After a lengthy trial lasting over a month, Maxwell was found guilty. Maxwell had claimed that she groomed and recruited teenage girls to abuse Epstein from 1994 to 2004. 

Maxwell had an affair with Epstein once, but he later became Epstein’s employee at five of his residences including a Manhattan estate and large Palm Beach estate.

Epstein, who was awaiting his trial on charges of sex-trafficking, took his life in Manhattan’s federal jail.

Maxwell’s attorneys argued that Maxwell made Maxwell a scapegoat after his death by claiming she was used as a weapon of mass destruction by federal prosecutors. 

Andrew feels pressured to reach a settlement with Ms Giuffre, after a New York court refused to drop her case. It opens the door to a nine-month trial at the box office to investigate claims that she was forced to have sexual relations with Andrew as a teenager. 

It is a crushing blow for the Duke, who will now face a very expensive and damaging court case. 

Andrew may be interviewed by Andrew’s attorneys in London in a deposition video. 

You could ignore the case altogether and leave it to the court in your absence. This would however be detrimental to his reputation. 

ITV’s Tuesday Night Special aired Ghislaine (Prince Andrew) and The Paedophile on Tuesday evening.