- Ghislain’s brother, Ian Maxwell, 59, said the trial is designed to break into a woman who is desperate to find someone to blame for the late financier’s crimes by the authorities.
- Ghislaine Maxwell continues to support the family, and a family member will remain in court at all times, Ian Maxwell said in an interview before the trial.
- Her trial is set to begin Monday in US District Court in Manhattan
- Prosecutors allege that Ghislain framed girls as young as 14 to have sex with Epstein and lied about knowing about their crimes while testifying in an earlier case.
- Epstein killed himself in prison in 2019 before facing trial
- Judge Alison J. He has been in custody for nearly 17 months, after Nathan repeatedly denied a bail request earlier this month
- Ian said she is unable to sleep because she is being watched round-the-clock by four guards and 10 cameras because of unreasonable concerns that she is at risk of a suicide, Ian said.
The brother of a British socialite accused of helping Jeffrey Epstein exploit underage girls says his trial is the ‘most publicized trial of the century’, a woman targeted by authorities for the crimes of the late financier Designed to target someone to blame.
Ghislaine Maxwell continues to support his family, and a family member will remain in court at all times to show support, Ian Maxwell said in an interview ahead of the trial, which is set to begin Monday in US District Court in Manhattan. ,
Ian Maxwell told the Associated Press, ‘This is without a doubt the most publicized trial of the century.
‘It is made to break him; I don’t see any other way to read it. …and she won’t break because she believes completely in her innocence and is going to give the best account she can.’
Prosecutors allege that 59-year-old Ghislaine Maxwell framed 14-year-old girls to have sex with Epstein and lied about his crimes when he testified in an earlier case.
Businessman Ian Maxwell, brother of British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, pictured, gestures during an interview at his office in London, Monday, November 15, 2021
Fallen British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell (pictured), 59, awaits her ‘test of the decade’ beginning Monday, at the grim Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn
Disgraced late financiers Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, pictured here in 2005
Defense attorney Bobby Sternheim points to Ghislaine Maxwell standing during a pre-trial hearing on sex trafficking charges in a courtroom sketch on November 23
Judge Alison J. He has been in custody for nearly 17 months since Nathan’s request for bail was repeatedly rejected earlier this month.
Prosecutors held a press conference when they announced the charges against Maxwell, saying that he lured young girls into a trap he and Epstein had set for them.
‘M / s. FBI Assistant Director William Sweeney said Maxwell decided to openly disregard the law and his responsibility as an adult, using whatever means he had to lure vulnerable youth into practice, permanent creating potential for harm. those days.
But Ian Maxwell says his sister is being blamed by US officials who are intent on holding someone responsible for Epstein’s crimes.
Epstein killed himself in prison in 2019 before facing trial.
Ian Maxwell said, “It’s not hard enough, but it’s still pieced together so that Ghislain faces charges that Epstein never faced.”
Ghislaine Maxwell is the youngest of nine children of late media mogul Robert Maxwell.
Pictured: Elizabeth and Robert Maxwell with their children Kevin, Philip, Ian, Anne, Christine, Isabel and Ghislaine Maxwell (to the left of Robert Maxwell)
Pictured Ian Maxwell said his sister’s upcoming trial ‘is designed to break her. And she will not break because she has complete confidence in her innocence.
Pictured: The main entrance to the Metropolitan Detention Center, where Ghislaine Maxwell is being held, in Brooklyn. Maxwell claims he was physically abused by a guard in prison
The tycoon was once one of Britain’s richest men, but that wealth vanished after he sank in 1991 and investors learned he had pulled hundreds of millions of pounds from the Employees’ Pension Fund to run his empire.
The children supported each other after the death of Robert Maxwell, and Ian and his brother were accused of financial crimes related to their father’s actions. Both were acquitted.
Now they are rallying around Ghislain, who had been with Epstein for years and was his frequent companion on trips around the world.
In late April, her attorney released the first photo of the jailed socialite since her arrest last year, with Maxwell sporting a black eye, pictured above.
The family continues to demand that Maxwell be released on bail, arguing that the terms of his custody amount to torture and prevent him from assisting his defense attorneys.
In late April, her lawyers – who once represented one of Osama bin Laden’s operatives – released the first photo of the jailed socialite last year, with Maxwell sporting a black eye.
So-called ‘super lawyer’ Bobby Sternheim shares close-up snap of Maxwell as his client remains in jail.
He had bruises under his left eye, while Maxwell’s usual short dark cropped hairstyle grew bigger and flecked with gray hair.
This week the remaining six siblings called on the United Nations to investigate the ‘inhuman’ behavior of Ghislaine Maxwell.
Defense attorney Bobby Sternheim points to Ghislaine Maxwell during a pre-trial hearing on sex trafficking charges in a courtroom sketch Tuesday in New York City
Image: A photo provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry from 2017 showing Jeffrey Epstein. Epstein’s longtime partner, Ghislaine Maxwell, goes on trial next week
Ian Maxwell says his sister is in ‘effective isolation’ at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, where she is being kept in a 6-by 9-foot cell with no natural light and equipped with a toilet and concrete bed.
She said she is unable to sleep as she is being watched by four guards and 10 cameras round the clock because of unreasonable concerns that she is at risk of a suicide, they said.
Earlier this month, a judge again prohibited Epstein’s ex-girlfriend from trading her prison cell for house arrest, citing the serious nature of the charges and the risk of her flight.
Ian Maxwell said, ‘The denial of bail is completely unreasonable.
‘Some very famous, infamous people were recently bailed out as the killer of George Floyd, a murderer. John Gotti, another killer, a mobster. Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby, Bernie Madoff. Of course, these are all men who have got bail. Ghislaine is such a woman who does not get bail in any way.
He said Americans interested in justice should be concerned, as anyone could be charged with a crime and placed in similar circumstances.
His brother said, “The officers are feeling the pressure… because they lost (Epstein) and they feel under pressure from the public, and this combination of pressure is keeping Ghislain inside,” said his brother. . ‘But it still doesn’t fix it.’