Ghislaine Maxwell Biography – Age, Career, Relationship With Jeffrey Epstein, guilty of sex-trafficking trial?
Ghislaine Maxwell is a British socialite who came under the media spotlight after being accused of sex trafficking with her long-time partner, the late Jeffrey Epstein.
She is the youngest child of publishing mogul Robert Maxwell. Ghislaine was a prominent figure among the high-class society of London in the 1980s. Eventually, she began traveling to the US, along with her father. Soon, she started making contacts in the US social scene, too.
After her father’s death in 1991, Ghislaine moved to the US permanently. She is known for her high-profile social and political connections and had been one of Jeffrey’s close associates. Jeffrey was a convicted sex offender. Ghislaine’s association with him made her the prime suspect in all the illegal businesses of Jeffrey. She was primarily sued for forcing minors to have sex with Jeffrey and other high-profile clients.
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Maxwell was a prominent member of the London social scene in the 1980s. She founded a women’s club named after the original Kit-Cat Club and was a director of Oxford United Football Club during her father’s ownership. She also worked at The European, a publication Robert Maxwell had started. According to Tom Bower, writing for The Sunday Times, in 1986 Robert invited her to the christening in her honour of his new yacht the Lady Ghislaine, at a shipyard in the Netherlands.
After Maxwell’s father purchased the New York Daily News in January 1991, he sent her to New York City to act as his emissary. In May 1991, Maxwell and her father took Concorde on business to New York, where he quickly departed for Moscow and left her to represent his interests at an event honouring Simon Wiesenthal.
In November 1991, Robert Maxwell’s body was found floating in the sea near the Canary Islands and the Lady Ghislaine.
Maxwell moved to the United States in 1991, just after her father’s death. She was photographed boarding a Concorde to cross the Atlantic, causing outrage amidst the pension scandal due to the high cost of the flight. Maxwell was provided with an annual income of £80,000 thanks to a trust fund established in Liechtenstein by her father. By 1992, she had moved to an apartment of an Iranian friend overlooking Central Park. At the time, Maxwell worked at a real estate office on Madison Avenue and was reported to be socialising with celebrities. She quickly rose to wider prominence as a New York City socialite.
Relationship With Jeffrey Epstein
Ghislaine Maxwell had a romantic relationship with Epstein for several years in the early 1990s and remained closely associated with him for decades. The nature of their relationship remains unclear. In a 2009 deposition, several of Epstein’s household employees testified that Epstein referred to her as his “main girlfriend” who also hired, fired, and supervised his staff, starting around 1992. She has also been referred to as the “Lady of the House” by Epstein’s staff and as his “aggressive assistant”. In a 2003 Vanity Fair profile on Epstein, author Vicky Ward said Epstein referred to Maxwell as “my best friend”. Ward also observed that Maxwell seemed “to organize much of his life”.
In 1995, Epstein renamed one of his companies the Ghislaine Corporation; based in Palm Beach, Florida, the company was dissolved in 1998. As a trained helicopter pilot, Maxwell also transported Epstein to his private Caribbean island.
In 2008, Epstein was convicted of soliciting a minor for prostitution and served 13 months of an 18-month jail sentence. Following Epstein’s release, although Maxwell continued to attend prominent social functions, she and Epstein were no longer seen together publicly.
In December 2020, it emerged that she had married Borgerson in 2016.
Kate testified that Maxwell led her upstairs, where Epstein was wearing a robe. Maxwell closed the door, leaving them alone; Epstein initiated sexual contact. Kate saw Epstein a few times annually over the next several years.
Carolyn said that she met Maxwell and Epstein around the early 2000s, when she was 14-years-old, at his Palm Beach mansion.
Carolyn said she went to Epstein’s house “over 100 times” from ages 14 to 18, and testified about a physical encounter with Maxwell while setting up a massage table.
“I was getting fully nude, and she came in and felt my boobs and my hips and my buttocks and said … that I had a great body for Mr Epstein and his friends. She just said that I had a good body type,” Carolyn said.
Annie Farmer, the only accuser to testify under her full name rather than a pseudonym or first name, testified that Maxwell gave her a nude massage when she was only 16 at Epstein’s New Mexico ranch.