Ghislaine Maxwell, best known for pimping underage girls for the rapist Jeffrey Epstein and also for being the daughter of the late British Jewish mogul Robert Maxwell, is still trying to get bail. She is now offering to pay $28.5 million in bail and is even promising to pay for her own armed guards twenty four hours a day to ensure that she does not flee.
The request came in the form of a bail application filed with the U.S. District Court in Manhattan. Ghislaine Maxwell offered to put up $22.5 million of the money on a bond as that amount equals hers and her husband’s combined assets, with the rest to be paid in cash, or guaranteed by seven of Maxwell’s friends and family members who have agreed to sign another $5 million in bonds for her bail.
Continuing to assert her innocence, Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyers said in the court bail application that, “Ms. Maxwell is not the person the media has portrayed her to be, far from it. Ms. Maxwell wants to stay in New York and have her day in court so that she can clear her name and return to her family.”
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Ms. Maxwell’s lawyers also pointed out that she did not fight extradition back to the United States to face the charges related to the whole Jeffrey Epstein rape and pedophilia scandal. She would also not be able to flee to either France or England where she holds citizenship.
And if that is not enough to sway the court, her husband also wrote a letter on her behalf to the court. In it he called Ghislaine Maxwell a “wonderful and loving person” adding that he has “have never witnessed anything close to inappropriate with Ghislaine. Quite to the contrary, the Ghislaine I know is a wonderful and loving person.”
Although the name of Maxwell’s spouse has not been officially revealed, The New York Post reports that tech CEO Scott Borgerson is said to be her husband and they have been married since 2016. He has two children from a previous marriage who Borgerson says think of Maxwell as their “proxy mother.”
Borgerson also wrote about how hard the situation has been on his children and himself personally writing that it is, “hard to communicate in words the feeling of being stalked, spied upon and trapped by constant, 24/7 media intrusion.”
Ghislaine Maxwell was indicted on six charges related to recruiting and grooming underage girls and women to be sexually abused and raped by herself and Jeffrey Epstein over a period many years. So let’s all just forget about the heinous nature of the charges and the overwhelming amount of evidence against Maxwell including the personal testimonies of many of her victims.
If the situation is so difficult to her husband and step-children, if he says that she could not be guilty, if the two together with their family and friends can put up almost $30 million for her bail, well then we should just let her out of prison, right. After all, Maxwell has now spent five months imprisoned at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn as she awaits trial. Still not convicted of anything, Ghislaine Maxwell says that she has lost a great deal of weight and hair loss due to a poor diet and all of the stress.
Prosecutors have until December 16 to respond to Ghislaine Maxwell’s petition. Whatever they say, the judge has another month to make his mind.