It's all over the news, no need to rehash it. She's in jail in New Hampshire pending transfer to New York for formal arraignment. The charges are here.
Here's the conspiracy theory.
Here's the conspiracy theory.
EXCLUSIVE: 'She knows too much': Epstein's victims' lawyer says Ghislaine Maxwell may kill herself or 'be silenced' to stop her spilling secrets on her high profile friends - as she spends her first nights in New Hampshire county jail
As Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘pimp’ Ghislaine Maxwell spends her first days behind bars, a lawyer for their alleged victims who predicted the pervert financier would die in jail says she will likely suffer the same fate. Spencer Kuvin told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview that Maxwell ‘knows too much’ and that powerful people may want to silence her even as she is locked up. ‘It may be that she can’t handle the fear of what’s going to happen to her and takes matters into her own hands or there will be people who are very afraid of what she has to say,’ Kuvin predicted.
Kuvin made his prediction after British socialite Maxwell was arrested at Tuckedaway, a mountaintop mansion in rural Bradford, New Hampshire, that she had anonymously bought for $1.07 million in December.
Maxwell has not yet entered a plea but in depositions has strongly protested her innocence.
Florida-based Kuvin represents several women who claim Epstein sexually assaulted and raped them when they were teens. He told DailyMail.com: "I don’t think she is going to get out of jail alive. I said the same thing about Jeffrey Epstein and people laughed at me. I think she knows way too much information — I just have this gut feeling."
Epstein, 66, was found hanged in his prison cell last August while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges, sparking a raft of conspiracy theories.
Among the powerful people who knew him and had visited him at his hoes in New York, New Mexico, Florida, London and the US Virgin Islands, were Presidents Bill Clinton and Donald Trump. Britain’s Prince Andrew, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and celebrity lawyer Alan Dershowitz.
A pathologist hired by Epstein’s brother Mark said that the fracture on his neck suggested he was killed, though the official autopsy said it was suicide.
The apparent incompetence of the prison where he was being held played a part in his death. Guards at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan allegedly did not check on him and the cameras outside of his cell were not working on the night he died.
Maxwell could very well be heading to the same prison meaning there will be intense scrutiny of her safety.
Kuvin said that he was surprised by the way the Southern District of New York had handled the case because it was 'the opposite of the way you'd prosecute a mob case'. Rather than go for underlings and get them to flip, prosecutors have gone straight to the top; first Epstein and now Maxwell.
But Kuvin said that 'maybe there are people who are higher up we don't know about'. Kuvin said: ‘By charging Ghislaine with as many counts as they did, the US Attorney’s office was probably looking for her to speak and will pressure her into giving more evidence.'
After Epstein’s death, Attorney General William Barr said he was ‘appalled’ and ordered an FBI investigation.
At the time Geoffrey Berman, then the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, vowed to continue the investigation into Epstein’s co-conspirators, with Maxwell as the number one target. Berman was fired by Trump last month and the case is now under acting US Attorney Audrey Strauss.
Among those who have claimed that Epstein did not kill himself is his former lawyer David Schoen. He previously told DailyMail.com that Epstein was preparing a multi-layered legal and media strategy to fight his case. During a five-hour meeting with Epstein nine days before his death Schoen said Epstein was 'upbeat and excited' and looking forward to clearing his name. But Epstein was in a 'dangerous situation' in jail and suggested other prisoners were considering blackmailing him. They would see him on TV inside the prison and tell Epstein: '$70m mansion, huh?' Schoen said.