by Bridie Pearson-jones, Daily Mail:
- David Boies, the lawyer of one of Epstein’s most vocal accusers, has said that Ghislaine Maxwell may turn on the disgraced billionaire financier after his arrest
- He said she was ‘particularly vulnerable’ and ‘have interest in cooperating’
- Ghislaine was not named in yesterday’s FBI deposition against Epstein but has previously been heavily implicated in his activities
- Socialite has been connected to Prince Andrew, Sergey Brin, Leslie Wexner, and Presidents Donald Trump and Bill Clinton
The British socialite accused of being the madam who procured underage girls for Jeffrey Epstein may be co-operating with the FBI, a victim’s lawyer has suggested.
Ghislaine Maxwell, 57, was the disgraced billionaire’s right-hand woman and introduced him to Prince Andrew and arranged dinners with billionaire Googlefounder Sergey Brin and both President Donald Trump and Bill Clinton.
But David Boies, who represents Virginia Roberts Giuffre – one of Epstein’s most vocal accusers, has said that she may now have turned on the disgraced billionaire financier.
The lawyer of Virginia Roberts Giuffre, one of Epstein’s most vocal accusers, has said that Ghislaine Maxwell may turn on the disgraced billionaire financier. Pictured: Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell in 2005 in New York
Giuffre, 35, alleges she was recruited by Maxwell to have sex with rich and powerful men in 2000 while, aged 16, she was working as a towel girl at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort.
‘The one person most likely in jeopardy is Maxwell because the records that are going to be unsealed have so much evidence against her,’ Lawyer David Boies, who represents Giuffre, told the Miami Herald.
‘She is in a particularly vulnerable position and will have an interest in cooperating, even though she may have missed that opportunity.’
Intriguingly, Ghislaine was not named in yesterday’s FBI deposition against Epstein but has previously been heavily implicated in his activities.
Ghislaine, daughter of late publishing tycoon Robert Maxwell, has been previously named in connection to the disgraced billionaire, but was not mentioned in the most recent papers. She is believed to still live in New York. Pictured: Virginia Roberts Giuffre with Prince Andrew and Maxwell
She was named in the 2008 Florida case against Epstein as his ‘madam’ and ‘sex trafficker’ but he was given the ‘deal of a lifetime’ when he only served 13-months in a private wing of Palm Beach County stockade. He was allowed out on ‘work release’ to his office six days a week, while no action was taken against Maxwell.
There are more than 2,000 pages from a 2015 defamation case filed by Giuffre against Maxwell, who claims the socialite recruited her to be a sex slave.
Maxwell, the daughter of late publishing tycoon Robert Maxwell, called the claims ‘entirely false’ and the case never went to trial.
Maxwell, 57, is a well-known face in London and New York’s society circles and has long been linked to Epstein. The pair vacationed with Prince Andrew and she arranged dinners with billionaire google founder Sergey Brin, Leslie Wexner, who founded Victoria Secret and both President Donald Trump and Bill Clinton. Pictured in 2000 with Epstein and Donald and Melania Trump at Mar-a-Lago
One party organised by Ghislaine for Epstein at his New York house in the early 2000s was reportedly attended by Donald Trump, Google founder Sergey Brin, disgraced British Cabinet minister Peter Mandelson and David Blaine who ‘amused a group of barely clad models with card tricks’.
Epstein told a magazine that: ‘The dialogues are so engaging that serving even the most extraordinary food sometimes seems inappropriate, like eating pizza at the ballet.’
Maxwell is a well-known face in London and New York’s society circles and has long been linked to Epstein.