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Ghislaine Maxwell to appear in court on bail application

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The British socialite has been accused by many women of helping procure underage sex partners for Jeffrey Epstein.

US prosecutors have asked a New York judge to schedule a court appearance on Friday for Ghislaine Maxwell, authorities said.

The British socialite has been accused by many women of helping procure underage sex partners for Jeffrey Epstein and was arrested last week in New Hampshire.

Prosecutors said in a letter that the defence lawyer for Maxwell, who has been detained without bail after agreeing to be moved to New York, would like a bail hearing on Friday after written arguments are submitted by both sides.

Epstein killed himself in a federal detention centre in New York last summer while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.

Meanwhile, The Daily Telegraph reported on the weekend that Maxwell had a private tour of Buckingham Palace organised by the Duke of York and sat on a throne.

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Andrew is said to be ‘bewildered’ at reports he has not helped the US investigation into Jeffrey Epstein (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Maxwell has previously repeatedly denied wrongdoing and called some of the claims against her “absolute rubbish”.

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Among the most sensational accusations was a claim by one Epstein victim, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, that Maxwell arranged for her to have sex with the duke at her London townhouse.

A source close to the duke said he is “bewildered” by claims made by US authorities that he has not offered to co-operate with the Epstein case.

It comes after Audrey Strauss, acting US attorney for the southern district of New York, told a press conference that authorities would “welcome” a statement from the duke in relation to the investigation.

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