Ghislaine Maxwell, the 'socialite' accused of sex trafficking of minors
Lover and close friend of the late millionaire Jeffrey Epstein, Maxwell faces charges of recruiting minors for sexual favors for members of high society.
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The charges against Ghislaine Maxwell point to her having organized sexual encounters between late-child predator Jeffrey Epstein and several minors in exchange for money. The prosecution says she also participated in some of the abuses at her London house and on several properties of millionaire in the United States.
According to the U.S. press, from a young age, Maxwell has been a person with multiple contacts in the upper echelons of society, and she was the one who introduced many high-profile friends to Epstein.
Although she had a relationship with the shady financier, after breaking up, she continued being his friend and working for him. She was in charge of managing properties, supervising staff, and serving guests.
After the death of her father in a boating accident off the Canary Islands, Maxwell left the United Kingdom to live in the United States and work full-time for Epstein
Following the child prostitution accusations against Epstein, Maxwell walked away from him and founded the NGO Proyecto TerraMar, dedicated to preserving the oceans. She tried to keep a low profile until last July, when she was arrested and imprisoned in New York after the DOJ decided to prosecute the millionaire's accomplices in a case that has also put the third son of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Andrew, under the microscope.