Virginia Giuffre says Jean-Luc Brunel's death 'ends another chapter' after Prince Andrew sex case settlement
VIRGINIA Giuffre has today spoken about Jean-Luc Brunel's death – saying it "ends another chapter" following her sex abuse settlement with Prince Andrew.
The disgraced fashion agent – who was one of Jeffrey Epstein's pals – was founded hanged last night in his prison cell at La Santé in Paris.
Brunel, 76, had been indicted and remanded in custody in December 2020 following accusations of rape and sexual assault of minors – including three 12-year-old sisters.
He was also being probed over human trafficking and being part of a criminal conspiracy amid his association with Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell.
Ms Giuffre has alleged that she was one of Brunel's abuse victims – as she said that she's "disappointed" to not face him in trial.
Speaking today, Virginia wrote on Twitter: "The suicide of Jean-Luc Brunel, who abused me and countless girls and young women, ends another chapter.
"I’m disappointed that I wasn’t able to face him in a final trial to hold him accountable.
"But gratified that I was able to testify in person last year to keep him in prison."
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Epstein victim Virginia – who settled a sex case this week out of court with the Duke of York – has claimed Brunel “farmed out” modelling hopefuls to the paedo, as well as other men, for sex.
She has also claimed she was forced to have sex with Brunel at Epstein’s home.
And she alleged that he once set up a photoshoot with seven Russian girls which Prince Andrew watched.
Described previously as the paedo multimillionaire's "best mate" & "pimp", Brunel is believed to have been a key member of Epstein's inner circle.
Brunel will likely take many of the secrets about Epstein and his horrific trafficking ring to the grave.
He has escaped justice just like the paedo multimillionaire himself when he was found hanged in his New York cell in 2019.
There were no security cameras in Brunel's cell at the time of his death.
Giuffre's comments come just days after she settled a sex case out of court with Prince Andrew – for an alleged £12million.
The Duke this week caved in after 72 hours of secret negotiations and paid out instead of facing trial in the US.
In a statement, he hailed his accuser’s “bravery”.
Senior sources said Andrew, who was stripped of his titles by his mother last month, will never return to the family’s front line.
Ms Giuffre is said to be “very, very pleased” with the unprecedented settlement.
In an extraordinary statement, the Duke of York, 61, told of his “regret” over his ties to paedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein.
In 2020, Virginia also went on the attack on Duke over the arrest of Brunel.
"Are you sweating yet, Prince Andrew? You should be. Your buddy Jean-Luc Brunel is behind bars. Remember those girls he supplied to you on the island?," she said.
“Well, you might want to start thinking of new allergies cuz you’re about to burn. This piggy will roll over on EVERYONE to save his own bacon.
“Those who participated in this sex trafficking ring should be worried.”
Andrew has always denied any allegations of improper behaviour over his relationship with Epstein and Maxwell.
In court documents released in August 2019, Giuffre claimed Brunel was one of the men Maxwell had directed her to have sex with while still a teenager.
She claimed in a 2015 affidavit that Epstein bragged he had “slept with over 1,000 of Brunel’s girls.”
Brunel was introduced to Jeffrey Epstein through his pal Ghislaine Maxwell, whom he had known since the 1980s.
The fashion boss is known to have taken on at least 25 trips on Epstein's private plane.
He was a regular visitor to the jail where the paedo was held in 2008, visiting at least 70 times.
Many of Brunel’s alleged crimes are claimed to have taken place in a Paris apartment owned by Epstein.
Evidence against Brunel came from a number of former models, who had waived their anonymity to make their allegations public.
New Zealander Zoe Brock has claimed in statements made to French investigators that she was abused in his Paris home in the early 1990s.
A Dutch model, Thysia Huisman, who was 18 when she first stayed with Brunel, said she was raped by him in 1991.
She is now one of at least four alleged victims represented by Anne-Claire Le Jeune, a Paris barrister, who said Brunel being in custody was a huge relief, because their complaints now ‘take on meaning,’ she said.
The Sun shared exclusive pics of Ghislaine Maxwell cavorting with the suspected rapist — in a snapshot of lurid lie on the paedophile Epstein’s Caribbean isle.
The previously unseen photos show her playfully wrestling with model agency boss Brunel, who was said in August to be in hiding after being accused of sex attacks on young women dating back decades.
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