Jeffrey Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre shared a photo of her new hairdo on Monday as she enjoyed a day out in the sun, and revealed that she is about to undergo surgery on her neck.
The 36-year-old former blonde, who lives in Cairns, Queensland, Australia, shared an image of herself in front of crystal blue waters this week to show off her darker new look.
She added a few positive words about the nice weather, but also said that thew makeover comes just before a mysterious neck surgery she has planned.
‘My new look before neck surgery — soaking up the suns rays and taking time out to chill,’ she wrote on Twitter.
‘Life isn’t all that bad ALL the time. Today’s one of those days! Tropical paradise and me have a meeting about to begin.’
She added the hashtags #TimesUp #hope #mondaythoughts.
In a follow-up tweet, she added: ‘Fingers crossed the surgery is a success and I can continue on my path for justice.’
Roberts hasn’t shared details about the upcoming surgery or its purpose.
However, in June she was hospitalized for bacterial meningitis and tweeted from her hospital bed, saying she’d been ill for three days after returning from a trip to the rainforest.
She wrote: ‘Back in the hospital — again. This time bacterial meningitis. Went to the rainforest for the weekend with the fam and came back with something from the jungle.
‘Day 3 — just had to get a spinal tap — talk about pain! Pls send me some love vibes from all my friends on Twitter.’
She later replied to well-wishers on Twitter saying her immune system may be out of whack ‘with so much going on and add some stress into that.’
‘I bought a dog hoping it would help with my stress but with some of these a-holes I’m up against it’s definitely a challenge,’ she said.
Bacterial meningitis is the inflammation of the spinal cord typically caused by an infection. Although infections are rare, it can be life-threatening and requires immediate attention.
Patients are generally treated with antibiotics and penicillin or corticosteroids.
Just two months earlier, she had taken another trip to the hospital to get tested for COVID-19 after she developed symptoms of the virus.
In April, she told Twitter followers she had been having trouble with breathing, as well as fever and a cough and was ‘praying’ the test wasn’t positive.
She later revealed she tested negative and was battling an upper respiratory infection after she was diagnosed with pneumonia.
‘Now back to what really matters- the take down of perps!’ she tweeted.
Roberts is among the slew of women who have accused billionaire Jeffrey Epstein of sexual abuse when they were underage, and has spoken publicly about being his ‘sex slave.’
She has also claimed she had sex with Prince Andrew at the behest of his friend Epstein three times: once at Epstein’s New York apartment, once in the Caribbean, and once at the London home of Ghislane Maxwell, the American financier’s alleged madam, in March 2001.
Speaking about her first alleged encounter with Prince Andrew in London, Roberts said she was taken to Tramp Nightclub where she recalls dancing with the ‘sweating’ prince when she was 17.
After leaving the nightclub, Roberts said: ‘In the car Ghislaine tells me that I have to do for Andrew what I do for Jeffrey.’
A photo that shows Giuffre, Prince Andrew and Maxwell in Ghislaine’s apartment taken in 2001 has been widely circulated.
Prince Andrew has strenuously denied all of Roberts’ allegations. The prince says he doesn’t even remember meeting her.
Last week, it was revealed Prince Andrew is preparing to fight back against the possible disclosure this week of further damaging allegations about his friendship with Epstein and alleged accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell.
US District Judge Loretta Preska ordered the release of 80 secret legal documents, running to hundreds of pages, relating to Maxwell and Epstein.
The publication of the vast tranche of papers would be a blow for Maxwell, 58, as they feature large sections of testimony she gave to lawyers in 2016, including what her legal team said was ‘intrusive questioning’ about her sex life.
They could also heap pressure on Prince Andrew because one of the documents includes communications between Maxwell and Epstein from January 2015, when Roberts, an alleged victim of the shamed US financier, claimed in court papers that she was forced to have sex with the Prince on three occasions.
A leaked email from 2015 that was revealed last year by the BBC appears to suggest that Andrew asked for Maxwell’s help in dealing with Roberts’s claims.
In it, he told the socialite: ‘Let me know when we can talk. Got some specific questions to ask you about Virginia Roberts.’
Maxwell replied: ‘Have some info. Call me when you have a moment.’
On Friday, a source close to Andrew said: ‘The Duke of York has done nothing wrong, so we are relaxed about the unsealing of any court documents. As the US courts have been at pains to point out, just because an allegation is included in court papers does not make them true.
‘The US courts have urged the media and public to treat any allegations contained in court papers with extreme caution. We entirely concur. We have no doubt the Duke will be completely vindicated in the weeks ahead.’