Ghislaine Maxwell: Jeffrey Epstein’s former girlfriend denied bail | World News


Ghislaine Maxwell, the former girlfriend of convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, has been denied bail.

The British socialite is being held at the Metropolitan Detention Centre in Brooklyn, New York.

In a bail application filed with the US District Court in Manhattan, Maxwell said she and her husband would post a $22.5m (£16.5m) bond towards a $28.5m (£21m) bail package, secured by all their assets, with most of the remaining funds coming from friends and family.

The proposed package included home confinement with electronic monitoring and 24-hour guard to ensure she remained safe and would not escape.

However, judge Alison Nathan, who previously denied the 59-year-old bail in July, said she “again concludes that no conditions of release can reasonably assure the defendant’s appearance at future proceedings”.

She said federal prosecutors had persuaded her that Maxwell “poses a flight risk”.

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Maxwell denies charges that she recruited teenage girls for Epstein to abuse

She was arrested in an FBI raid at her secluded New Hampshire home in July over claims she played a central role in procuring underage girls for Epstein to abuse in the mid-1990s.

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Epstein killed himself in August 2019 at a federal jail in Manhattan, where he was awaiting trial without bail.

Maxwell is due to face trial in July. She denies the charges.



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Bill Clinton Allegedly on Epstein’s Island



Documents unsealed by court order Thursday reveal correspondence between Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, and also allege former President Bill Clinton was seen on the private island where Epstein was alleged to have taken underage girls.

Michael Cernovich tweeted excerpts from one of the documents, claiming, “Bill Clinton is implicated by name by one of Jeffrey Epstein’s victims as having been at Pedophile Island.”

Cernovich continued, “The media’s coverage (or non-coverage) of this will be worth observing.”

Techno Fog tweeted a section of the interview in which Clinton’s name was mentioned:

The Guardian reports that Epstein friend Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested July 2, 2020, and police “charged her for allegedly participating in Epstein’s sex trafficking.”

Unsealed documents contain a July 25, 2015, email from Epstein to Maxwell saying, “You have done nothing wrong and i woudl [sic] urge you to start acting like it. Go outside, head high, not as an esacping[sic] convict. go to parties. deal with it.”

The documents contain information from Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre, who “claimed that Maxwell lured her into Epstein’s orbit at 15 years old, under the guise of offering work as a masseuse.”

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Jeffrey Epstein’s former girlfriend due to appear in New York court


Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite accused of enticing minors as young as 14 is due to make her first appearance in a New York court this week, documents show.

Maxwell, 58, was arrested and charged on Thursday by the FBI with six counts relating to a period between 1994 and 1997.

The FBI swooped on a luxury home in New Hampshire, called Tucked Away, where she had reportedly been quietly living for months.

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Court documents show she is due to be arraigned in a Manhattan federal court on Friday.

The charges against her include perjury and conspiracy to entice minors as young as 14 years old to travel in order to engage in illegal sex acts. Maxwell is also accused of taking part in some of the sexual abuse.

Prosecutors have requested that Maxwell, the 58-year-old daughter of late newspaper baron Robert Maxwell, be denied bail during Friday’s hearing.

They say she is an “extreme” flight risk, pointing out that she has passports from the United States, Britain and France.

The attorneys also say they have identified 15 bank accounts associated with her in the last four years. The total balance of these accounts has ranged from hundreds of thousands of dollars to more than $20 million.

Maxwell faces up to 35 years in prison if convicted.

“In short, Maxwell has three passports, large sums of money, extensive international connections, and absolutely no reason to stay in the United States and face the possibility of a lengthy prison sentence,” the prosecution said in its detention memo.

Maxwell is accused of recruiting girls to perform sexual favours for Epstein between 1994 and 1997. She is also accused of repeatedly lying under oath during a 2016 civil trial.

Epstein was a wealthy hedge fund manager who befriended countless celebrities over the years, including Britain’s Prince Andrew.

The royal, who was introduced to Epstein by Maxwell, vehemently denies claims he had sex with a 17-year-old girl procured by Epstein.

The news came after it was revealed on Sunday that Maxwell had been pictured on the coronation throne at Buckingham Palace in a private tour organised by Prince Andrew in a move set to further embarrass the royal family.

The 2002 picture also showed Kevin Spacey sitting next to her in the Duke of Edinburgh’s chair.

Maxwell, born in France but raised in Britain, is being transferred to New York from New Hampshire where she was detained by FBI agents and New York police on Thursday morning after months of living in seclusion.

The New York Post has reported that Maxwell will be held in the Metropolitan Detention Center, a federal prison in Brooklyn.

Epstein, 66, hanged himself in Manhattan’s Metropolitan Correctional Center in August 2019 while awaiting trial on charges of trafficking minors for sex. He had pleaded not guilty.

Two prison guards have been charged with failing to monitor him properly.

Epstein was convicted in Florida in 2008 of paying young girls for massages, but served just 13 months in jail under a secret plea deal struck with the then state prosecutor.

While his death was ruled a suicide, it has fuelled conspiracy theories, most speculating he was murdered to stop him from revealing compromising information about wealthy acquaintances



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