Jeffrey Epstein’s “madam” Ghislaine Maxwell rubbed shoulders with the rich and famous, as these photos show.
Maxwell, 58, last week faced a New York City judge remotely after prosecutors accused her of building a rapport with girls as young as 14 before allegedly helping Epstein to sexually exploit them.
Earlier, she was arrested in New Hampshire for allegedly luring girls as young as 14 years old to a number of Epstein’s residences – including his mansions in New York City and Florida.
Prosecutors said investigators found her “hiding” on a 63 hectare property she bought in cash back in December 2019.
It was a very different lifestyle for a woman who would once appear at the opening of an envelope, sidling up to models, actors and musicians for photo opps.
Here are just a few of the famous faces with whom Maxwell got up close and personal:
After Ghislaine Maxwell’s arrest last week, acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Audrey Strauss, said the 58-year-old was allegedly involved in the sexual assault and abuse of minors with Epstein from 1994 to 1997.
“You will recall that the indictment against Jeffrey Epstein charged Epstein with sexual abuse from 2002 through 2005,” she said in a press conference on Thursday. “This case against Ghislaine Maxwell is the prequel to the earlier case.”
“Starting in 1994 until at least 1997, Maxwell had a personal and professional relationship with Jeffrey Epstein. Maxwell was among Epstein’s closest associates and helped him exploit girls who were as young as 14 years old.
“Maxwell played a critical role in helping Epstein to identify, befriend and groom minor victims for abuse,” she said, adding that Ms Maxwell also participated in the abuse in some cases.
Ms Maxwell will spend the weekend in the Merrimack County Jail in New Hampshire before being transferred to a federal facility in New York to await trial.