Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite who was convicted of sex trafficking, has made a shocking claim that her longtime partner and disgraced US financier Jeffrey Epstein was murdered in jail.
Maxwell is currently behind bars in the US for trafficking young girls over a decade for Epstein so he could molest them. In her first TV interview from prison, she said that Epstein was murdered while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. She also refused to apologise to her victims and said they should blame US authorities for 'allowing Epstein to die'.
An autopsy concluded that the disgraced financier had died by suicide, but his sudden death has fuelled widespread controversy and speculation about foul play. Maxwell's claims have added further fuel to this fire as many are now questioning if there was more than meets the eye in Epstein's death.
The case of Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein has been one of the most talked about cases in recent times. It has been widely reported that Maxwell helped recruit underage girls for Epstein’s sexual pleasure and even took part in some of his activities. The two were close friends for decades before their arrest in 2019.
Since then, Maxwell has been held without bail at a federal prison in Florida while awaiting trial on charges related to sex trafficking minors. Her lawyers have argued that she is not a flight risk due to her age and health conditions, but prosecutors have argued that she poses an extreme risk of fleeing if released on bail.
The public is still waiting for answers regarding what happened to Jeffrey Epstein while he was incarcerated at a federal prison in New York City last year. While Ghislaine Maxwell’s claims may never be proven true or false, it is clear that her allegations have only added more questions to an already mysterious case.