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Ghislaine Maxwell says Jeffrey Epstein was murdered in US jail

LONDON: Convicted intercourse trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell has claimed the disgraced late US financier Jeffrey Epstein was murdered in jail, in an interview with a British broadcaster that aired on Monday.

The Oxford-educated daughter of the late British press baron Robert Maxwell is imprisoned in a Florida penitentiary after her conviction and 20-year sentence for serving to Epstein sexually abuse women.

Epstein, who was going through expenses of trafficking underage women for intercourse, escaped trial by killing himself in a New York jail in August 2019.

The post-mortem concluded suicide by hanging, though the 66-year-old’s sudden dying fuelled widespread controversy and conspiracy theories.

“I imagine that he was murdered,” former socialite Maxwell mentioned within the sequence of jailhouse interviews aired on Britain’s TalkTV. “I used to be shocked. Then I questioned the way it had occurred.”

A forensic pathologist employed by Epstein’s brother mentioned in 2019 that proof urged he had been murdered, arguing a number of fractures present in his neck have been “very uncommon for suicide”.

The US Division of Justice has performed a years-long investigation into how Epstein was in a position to hold himself inside New York’s Metropolitan Correctional Middle, however has not launched any proof of foul play.

Two jail guards on obligation who admitted to falsifying information associated to the night time he died have been charged later in 2019 over their alleged failure to watch him.

However federal prosecutors dismissed the costs in late 2021 after the pair accomplished group service work as a part of an earlier authorized settlement.


Maxwell, who’s interesting her 2021 conviction for intercourse trafficking minors, additionally insisted she now regrets ever assembly Epstein.

She mentioned she didn’t know “he was so terrible” once they first met and started a relationship within the late Nineties.

US prosecutors efficiently proved throughout Maxwell’s high-profile trial in New York that she was “the important thing” to his scheme of engaging younger women to provide him massages, throughout which he would sexually abuse them.

She expressed sympathy for the victims throughout a courtroom assertion, saying she was “sorry for the ache that you just skilled” however blamed Epstein.

Maxwell opted towards apologising to the victims throughout her TalkTV interviews when given the chance.

“Epstein has died and they need to take their disappointment and upset out on the authorities that allowed that to occur,” she replied.

“I hope that they’ve some closure through the judicial course of that happened. And I want them… to have the ability to have a productive and good life going ahead.”

‘Faux’ {photograph}

In interview excerpts launched Sunday, Maxwell additionally claimed {that a} decades-old {photograph} of Prince Andrew along with his sexual abuse accuser Virginia Giuffre is “faux”.

Giuffre has mentioned she was trafficked by Epstein and Maxwell to, amongst others, Andrew, King Charles III’s youthful brother.

The 39-year-old sued the discredited royal in a US courtroom, claiming that they had intercourse in London when she was 17 and a minor beneath US regulation.

He settled the sexual assault lawsuit at a substantial price final 12 months, sparing him the general public humiliation of a trial.

The prince, 62, has not been criminally charged and has continued to disclaim the accusations.

The {photograph} of Andrew along with his arm round Giuffre’s waist and Maxwell standing subsequent to them — mentioned to have been taken in London in 2001 — is seen as essential to the declare towards the prince.

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