This story has been updated to include new information regarding Maxwell’s custody.
UPDATE: After her Thursday arrest, Epstein accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell has been transferred from a county jail in New Hampshire, where she was residing at the time, to a federal prison in New York. The prison bureau said on Monday she is being held at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn. Curiously, both Maxwell’s and Epstein’s transfer to New York federal prison occurred on the same exact day, one year apart, on July 6th. Maxwell will remain at the detention center until her first scheduled court appearance on July 14th, according to her lawyer. The Bureau of Prisons is reportedly doing everything within its power to ensure that Maxwell has the highest security possible to prevent her from meeting the same fate as Epstein. (Update courtesy of Grace Saldana)
Sadly, many of the news reports pertaining to the Jeffrey Epstein story have focused on the famous people in politics, business, and entertainment that were associated with the deceased sex trafficker. Following Epstein’s suspicious “suicide” last year, the attention largely shifted to wild speculation about which powerful individuals might have killed him. However, lost in all that was the quest for justice for the actual victims.
Epstein was good friends with political figures such as former President Bill Clinton—who flew on Epstein’s private plane 26 times and visited Epstein’s personal island referred to as “pedophile” or “orgy island”—and England’s Prince Andrew—who has not cooperated with investigators. The salacious intrigue about the rich and the famous has obscured the true story: The sick and evil sex trafficking ring run by Epstein and his former girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell.
But now, it seems that some semblance of justice might actually be done. Finally, after years of avoiding justice, Ghislaine Maxwell has been arrested!
The New York Times reported, “Ghislaine Maxwell, the former girlfriend and longtime associate of the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested Thursday in New Hampshire on criminal charges linked to his alleged sex-trafficking operation, according to a law enforcement official.
Ms. Maxwell was accused in an indictment of recruiting and grooming ‘multiple’ girls, including one as young as 14, for Mr. Epstein, who sexually abused them. She also faces perjury charges…
The new federal indictment, unsealed on Thursday, charged Ms. Maxwell with six counts: enticing minors to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, transportation of a minor with intent to engage in sexual activity, two conspiracy counts related to those charges and two counts of perjury.”
Last year, the Times reported that “Mr. Epstein’s butler, Alfredo Rodriguez, described Ms. Maxwell in a deposition as ‘the boss’…
Mr. Epstein’s accusers contend in court papers that Ms. Maxwell managed the network of recruiters and helped devise the playbook for how to lure young women into Mr. Epstein’s web. Recruiters were allegedly told to target young, financially desperate women, and to promise them help in furthering their education and careers, these civil complaints said.”
Maxwell will need funds to pay for her defense. That is why, back in March, she sued the estate of Jeffrey Epstein to help cover her legal and security costs.
She has some nerve, playing the victim card. She has been credibly accused of helping to procure underage girls for Epstein’s global sex-trafficking ring and is said to have engaged in or facilitated the abuse herself.
In March, The Guardian reported, “Ghislaine Maxwell, the former girlfriend and longtime associate of Jeffrey Epstein, has sued the late financier’s estate, seeking to recoup legal fees to defend herself against claims that she helped recruit women for Epstein’s alleged sex-trafficking ring.
In a complaint filed with the superior court in the US Virgin Islands, Maxwell said she had ‘no involvement in or knowledge of Epstein’s alleged misconduct’ and the financier had repeatedly promised to support her financially.
Maxwell is also seeking reimbursement for security costs, saying she ‘receives regular threats to her life and safety’ requiring her to hire personal security services and ‘find safe accommodation.’
How is it that Maxwell—who is the daughter of a billionaire media mogul—is in need of financial assistance? The money from Epstein’s estate should be used to pay the victims who were abused by the now-deceased sexual predator. She has some nerve, taking that money to defend herself from those very victims.
But now that charges have officially been brought against her, the victims may finally have their chance to see justice done to a living perpetrator.
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