In the new BBC documentary House of Maxwell, one of Maxwell and the late financer's victims Maria Farmer claimed the former socialite, 60, opened up to her about the nature of her relationship with Diana — who died in a car crash in Paris in 1997.
“Ghislaine’s like: ‘Look, there we made her [Diana] cry, isn’t that funny? We hated Diana,'" Farmer recalled Maxwell saying of knowing the royal, per The Royal Observer.
“That’s what she said. I was like: ‘Oh my god, that’s horrible.' They were very mean to her, like abusive, but they thought it was really funny. Very, very sick," she recalled.
Epstein, who killed himself in prison in 2019, and his former girlfriend were also quite close with Prince Andrew — who has been accused of sexually assaulting an underage girl. (Queen Elizabeth II's son recently settled the lawsuit his accuser, Virginia Guiffre, filed against him, with him paying his alleged victim an estimated $16 million to put the matter to rest.)
The embattled royal previously addressed his questionable relationships with Epstein and Maxwell in the now-infamous 2019 Newsnight interview.
"Well, I met through his [Jeffrey's] girlfriend [Ghislaine] back in 1999 who … and I'd known her since she was at university in the U.K. and it would be, to some extent, a stretch to say that as it were we were close friends. I mean we were friends because of other people and I had a lot of opportunity to go to the United States but I didn't have much time with him," Andrew, 62, backtracked of his relationship with the duo during an appearance on Newsnight.
"I suppose I saw him once or twice a year, perhaps maybe maximum of three times a year and quite often if I was in the United States and doing things and if he wasn't there, he would say, 'Well, why don't you come and use my houses?' so I said, 'That's very kind, thank you very much indeed," the Duke of York explained at the time.
Andrew went on to add, "But it would be a considerable stretch to say that he was a very, very close friend. But he had the most extraordinary ability to bring extraordinary people together and that's the bit that I remember as going to the dinner parties where you would meet academics, politicians, people from the United Nations..."
As OK! previously reported, Maxwell was convicted on the sex trafficking related charges for which she faces up to 65 years in prison after grooming and recruiting young girls for sexual abuse alongside her late boyfriend.