Get the “Ghislaine Maxwell Didn’t Kill Herself” memes ready. A new report on the infamous madame for the disgraced late pedophile Jeffrey Epstein claims that the convicted underage sex trafficker is on ‘suicide watch’ ahead of her sentencing.
But credible reporting indicates that Maxwell is not actually ‘suicidal’ — a strange turn of events that has Americans having flashbacks to the ‘mysterious’ circumstances leading to Epstein’s death in a prison, which was determined by authorities to be a ‘suicide.’
“Guards at the federal prison where Ghislaine Maxwell awaits her sentencing for her role in an elaborate child sexual abuse case have placed her on suicide watch, though she isn’t suicidal, according to court records,” the Guardian reported.
“The move prompted the British socialite’s attorney to write a letter telling the judge in the case that Maxwell would seek to postpone her sentencing Tuesday because she can’t properly prepare for the hearing,” the report added. “Prison officials on Friday took away Maxwell’s legal papers – along with her regular clothes, toothpaste and soap – while putting her in solitary confinement and on suicide watch, said the letter from her attorney Bobby Sternheim.”
“If Ms Maxwell remains on suicide watch, is prohibited from reviewing legal matters prior to sentencing, becomes sleep-deprived and is denied sufficient time to meet with and confer with counsel, we will be formally moving on Monday for an adjournment,” Sternheim’s letter to Judge Alison Nathan said on Saturday.
“Sternheim’s letter added that a psychologist evaluated Maxwell, 61, and concluded she is not suicidal,” the report noted. “But her sentencing comes nearly three years after her co-defendant, financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, killed himself in jail in August 2019 while awaiting trial in the sex trafficking case that also ensnared Maxwell.”
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Yet, despite Maxwell being the point woman in an apparent global operation to peddle sexual access to underage girls, including aboard the notorious “Lolita Express” private plane ridden by heavyweight celebrities and politicians, the world still doesn’t have the full client list for the sex trafficking operation. A Ghislaine Maxwell ‘suicide’ would seem to be an all-too-convenient end to an international nightmare for girls caught in the Epstein web.
Ahead of Maxwell’s sentencing, seven victims pointed at Ghislaine Maxwell as playing a major role in a poisonous plot to steal the innocence of children and sexually corrupt them.
“Their statements were put in the public case file late Friday by Manhattan prosecutors who have asked U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan to sentence Maxwell to 30 to 55 years in prison for ‘monstrous’ crimes resulting in a December sex trafficking conviction for a socialite who has been jailed since her July 2020 arrest,” ABC News reported.
“Four women testified at Maxwell’s monthlong trial, where they described sexual attacks on teenage girls from 1994 to 2004 by Epstein and Maxwell at Epstein’s mansions and estates in Manhattan, New Mexico, Florida and the Virgin Islands,” the report noted.
Annie Farmer, one victim of their criminal scheme, said Maxwell’s lack of remorse and repeated lies compelled “a long fight for justice that has felt like a black hole sucking in our precious time, energy and wellbeing.”
Defense lawyer Bobbi Sternheim included the victims’ statements in a filing to the judge on Friday and asked for a sentence of no more than five years. As is common operating procedure in the Epstein case, Steinhem heavily redacted portions and asked the judge to disregard some passages entirely because they were ‘not directly’ a part of the case that resulted in Maxwell’s conviction.
The defense also begged the court not to hold Maxwell accountable for Epstein’s crimes.
“But this Court cannot sentence Ms. Maxwell as if she were a proxy for Epstein simply because Epstein is no longer here,” her attorneys wrote in their sentencing recommendation. “Ms. Maxwell cannot and should not bear all the punishment for which Epstein should have been held responsible.”
But federal prosecutors asked that the judge sentence Ghislaine Maxwell to 30 to 55 years in prison for sexual trafficking of a minor and other criminal charges related to the case.
“Maxwell was an adult who made her own choices. She made the choice to sexually exploit numerous underage girls. She made the choice to conspire with Epstein for years, working as partners in crime and causing devastating harm to vulnerable victims,” prosecutors wrote in the sentencing memo. “She should be held accountable for her disturbing role in an extensive child exploitation scheme.”
Whether or not Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in prison has fueled rampant speculation in the American public for years due to the vast implications for the Hollywood and political circles the convicted pedophile ran in. There are significant questions still lingering from Epstein’s sudden death in prison in August 2019. Evidence was falsified or destroyed to ensure those questions cannot be readily answered.
Two prison guards who have admitted to falsifying evidence and exhibiting negligence in their duties to check on Mr. Epstein while he was on “suicide watch,” entailing 30-minute checks, will not face prosecution for their crimes. It is the latest display of failure for a criminal justice system where the rich and powerful are shielded from scrutiny for potentially reprehensible behavior; in this case, the possibility of association with underage sex trafficking.
The two prison workers involved in the case, Tova Noel and Michael Thomas, admitted to falsifying records, but avoid time behind bars due to a deal with federal prosecutors, the Associated Press reported. As a letter on the plea deal states, they “admitted that they ‘willfully and knowingly completed materially false count and round slips regarding required counts and rounds.’”
The prison guards also “were accused of sleeping and browsing the internet instead of monitoring Epstein” when he was reported to have committed “suicide,” as was later ruled by New York City’s medical examiner.
The New York Times’ report on the federal prosecutors’ deal suggested there is no reason for anyone to question that Epstein killed himself.
“Security cameras did not show anyone entering the cellblock where Mr. Epstein was housed, the indictment said, suggesting that despite the conjecture and conspiracy theories swirling around him and his connections to powerful people, his death was a suicide as New York City’s chief medical examiner had ruled,” it asserted.
However, surveillance camera footage was erased that would fill in gaps in Epstein’s prison security.
“Surveillance video from disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein’s first suspected suicide attempt was destroyed by accident, prosecutors say,” the BBC reported in January 2020. “US prosecutors say the jail mistakenly saved footage from the wrong cell.”
Those who were polled on the Epstein suicide find it to be “suspicious.” Only one-third of Americans believe Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide behind bars, according to a poll by Emerson College.
Jeffrey Epstein moved in Hollywood circles and associated with the rich and powerful. An exposé by The Hollywood Reporter in 2019 shows that he was still closely accepted by famous socialites, despite his 2008 conviction for “soliciting prostitution from girls as young as 14.”
Now, Americans have cause to be concerned if Ghislaine Maxwell will escape justice the same way as her boss Jeffrey Epstein.