The new Peacock documentary Banished: Prince Andrew has revealed some shocking and creepy new ties between the disgraced royal, Jeffrey Epstein, and Epstein’s procurer, Ghislaine Maxwell.
Currently running on NBC’s Peacock, director Jamie Crawford’s feature-length documentary takes the late Queen Elizabeth II’s second son to the proverbial toolshed, slamming him so repeatedly and thoroughly that one almost expects a referee to materialize to call the fight off.
The film has been called, “character assassination of the most brutal, and deserved, kind.”
For example, here are just some of the comments in the film about Andrew from high-ranking UK officials and those close to the Royals.
Retired Royal Protection Officer Paul Page described Andres as “just a horrible person, a bully.”
“The problem is, the man’s an idiot,” declares former royal press secretary Dickie Arbiter, adding, “There’s always one runt of the litter, and Andrew was it.”
The film dives deep into his friendship with Epstein’s madam, Ghislaine Maxwell, with whom he was very close—dating back to when she was at university in England, where there were rumors they were a romantic item.
When Maxwell was forced to leave England after the dishonorable death of her high-society father, Robert Maxwell, and fled to New York, Andrew found every excuse imaginable to travel to the Big Apple and visit Ghislaine often.
It was during those visits that the Prince met and began hanging out with Jeffrey Epstein, and the film contends that the two were an ideal pair, since Andrew helped elevate Epstein’s status (and gave him entrée to additional powerful figures), and Epstein offered Andrew the wealth, privacy, and sense of importance—of being the center of attention—he craved.
Epstein also provided Andrew with lots and lots of young girls. Banished: Prince Andrew recaps its subject’s long history of womanizing—which was so rampant that it led some to believe he was a sex addict. The film paints Andrew as a pedophilic predator who sought out Epstein’s company because the financier and convicted sex offender could give him precisely what he wanted, with Maxwell as the glue that held them together.
As a reviewer with the Daily Beast put it, “Crawford’s documentary serves as a blistering takedown, if not, perhaps, the final nail in [Andrew’s] coffin.”