Ghislaine Maxwell Biography – Ghislaine Maxwell Wiki
Ghislaine Maxwell born Ghislaine Noelle Marion Maxwell, is a British socialite and the youngest child of publishing tycoon and fraudster Robert Maxwell.
Maxwell attended Headington School, Marlborough College, and Oxford University’s Balliol College. During her 20s, Maxwell was a recognizable figure in London’s social scene, as she was named director of her father’s Oxford United football club and founded the Kit Kat Club for Women, a modern take on an intellectual club that aimed to support working women.
However, her father’s sudden death in 1991 while on his yacht, which was named “Lady Ghislaine” in her honor, cast a shadow on the family. His cause of death was long contested, as it came amid his company’s financial troubles, which rocked the British tabloids and sparked conspiracy theories.
After her father’s death, Maxwell moved to the US and dove into her new life as an American socialite, settling down on Manhattan’s Upper East Side and leveraging her connections to the rich and powerful to start working in real estate.
For the past two decades, Maxwell has held the types of board positions and charitable foundation advisory roles favored by the uber-wealthy, founding the charitable organization the TerraMar Project, which works to preserve the world’s oceans, in 2012. She also continued to cultivate friendships with extremely high-powered individuals such as Trump and Prince Andrew, reportedly introducing Epstein to the latter in 1997 and former President Bill Clinton, even appearing as a guest at Chelsea Clinton’s wedding in 2010.
What is Ghislaine Maxwell’s relationship with Jeffrey Epstein?
According to the 2000 New York Post profile of Maxwell, Epstein and Maxwell began dating in the late 1990s; the piece not-so-subtly implies that Maxwell largely viewed Epstein, who at that point had become extremely wealthy from his investment firm J. Epstein & Co., as a strategic launch pad for her career as a New York City philanthropist and socialite. Although their romantic relationship later fizzled out, the two developed a close platonic bond, according to a 2003 Vanity Fair profile of Epstein, in which he refers to Maxwell as his “best friend.” The Vanity Fair profile depicts Maxwell as something of a high-end assistant to Epstein, with journalist Vicky Ward writing that Maxwell “seems to organize much of his life,” even making appointments with personal yoga instructors for Epstein.
What is Ghislaine Maxwell’s relationship to Jeffrey Epstein’s crimes?
According to those who have accused Epstein of sexual abuse, Maxwell’s predilection for managing his life extended to his sex life as well. In 2018, Epstein and Maxwell settled a lawsuit brought against them by a woman named Sarah Ransome, who alleged that Maxwell hired her to give Epstein massages at his home. Between 2006 and 2007, Ransome alleged, the two promised to pay her tuition to FIT in exchange for Ransome providing sexual favors to Epstein and his friends, including lawyer Alan Dershowitz. (Dershowitz has repeatedly denied the charges; Ransome’s suit was settled in 2018 under undisclosed terms.)
Last April, another woman and former Epstein employee, Maria Farmer, alleged that Maxwell and Epstein had sexually abused her and her 15-year-old sister on two separate occasions in the mid-1990s. She also alleged that she frequently saw a “number of school-age girls” come to Epstein’s New York City home. “When I asked Maxwell why these young girls were coming over to the house so often she said that the girls were interviewing for modeling positions,” Farmer said. “At the time, based on my observations at the home, it did not seem credible to me that these young girls were interviewing for modeling positions.”
Farmer’s allegations surfaced as the result of a defamation lawsuit filed against Dershowitz by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who also named Maxwell in a 2015 civil suit against Epstein. In the suit, Giuffre (then identified as Jane Doe 3) alleged that during the summer of 1999, when she was 16 years old and working as a towel girl at Trump’s Palm Beach resort Mar-a-Lago, Maxwell recruited her to serve as Epstein’s massage therapist. Giuffre alleged that Maxwell and Epstein instructed her to have sex with him and his friends, including Dershowitz. Dershowitz publicly denied her claims and accused Giuffre of making them up, prompting Giuffre to sue him for defamation. Last week, Dershowitz filed a motion for a federal judge to dismiss the defamation suit.
After Giuffre’s original civil suit against Maxwell and Epstein was settled in 2017, a judge ordered that 2,000-odd pages of documents related to the case be sealed; however, earlier this month, a U.S. Court of Appeals judge ruled that some of the documents could be unsealed, though it did not specify when. Although prosecutors said during Epstein’s initial court appearance on Monday that a superseding indictment was not “imminent,” it was “certainly possible” that charges may be filed against additional individuals “down the road.”
Jeffrey Epstein Death
Jeffrey Epstein died of an apparent suicide on August 10, 2019, while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking and conspiracy charges after weeks of investigation revealed how the financier’s network of employees facilitated his alleged sex trafficking and his close ties to high-profile figures in politics, business, and British royalty.
Prosecutors alleged in newly unsealed court documents that Epstein used an extensive network of employees and close associates to target and recruit underage girls for sexual relationships.
Ghislaine Maxwell Age
She was born on December 25, 1961, in Maisons-Laffitte, France.
Ghislaine Maxwell Parents
She is the daughter of Robert Maxwell (father) and Elisabeth Maxwell (mother).
Ghislaine Maxwell Siblings
Ghislaine Maxwell was the youngest of the nine children of Robert Maxwell and Elisabeth Maxwell. Her siblings include Kevin Maxwell, Isabel Maxwell, Christine Maxwell, Ian Maxwell, Karine Maxwell, Ann Maxwell, Michael Maxwell, and Philip Maxwell.
Ghislaine Maxwell Husband, Boyfriend – Ghislaine Maxwell Married
Maxwell is in a relationship with her boyfriend, Scott Borgerson, a tech CEO who owns a company called Cargometrics, described as “an investment management firm that specializes in analyzing data on global shipping.”
Ghislaine Maxwell Unresponsive – Ghislaine Maxwell Death
After Epstein was found dead, reports indicated that it was unclear where Maxwell was and a hoax even spread that she was found unresponsive, which wasn’t true.
Ghislaine Maxwell Net Worth
Information about Ghislaine Maxwell’s net worth is being updated.