By Jonathon Van Maren
On July 2, socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested by the FBI in Bradford, New Hampshire. Maxwell was the longtime girlfriend of billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein, who allegedly killed himself in prison last year, where he was awaiting trial on charges of sex-trafficking. Maxwell, who purportedly enabled Epstein’s sexual abuse of minors and procured young girls for him, has now also been charged with having “assisted, facilitated, and contributed” to the sexual abuse of underage girls. Many powerful men — including Prince Andrew, who resigned from royal duties over his relationship with Epstein, and Bill Clinton, who is alleged to have had an affair with Maxwell — are likely very worried about what Maxwell will reveal.
Earlier this month, one anonymous accuser granted an interview to Fox News, alleging that Ghislaine Maxwell sexually assaulted her between the ages of fourteen and sixteen in Florida around 1991. Jane Doe, who is a plaintiff in a lawsuit filed against Epstein’s estate, told Fox News that Maxwell was as “evil” as Epstein and that the socialite had raped her “more than 20 or 30 times.” Doe also described how Maxwell was essential to Epstein’s criminal behavior, selecting and grooming girls for him to abuse while posing as a confidante. The girls were later kept silent by a combination of litigation, blackmail, and threats.