Crime Ghislaine Maxwell's Brother 'Grateful' For Donald Trump's Well Wishes
Ghislaine Maxwell denied another request to be released on bail ahead of trial
A federal judge has denied Ghisaline Maxwell's latest request to be released ahead of her November 29 trial on bail. © Elizabeth Williams/AP In this courtroom sketch, Ghislaine Maxwell, center, listens during a court hearing flanked by her attorneys, Bobbi Sternheim, left, and Jeffrey Pagliuca, right, Monday, November 1, 2021, in New York. Maxwell was brought into a Manhattan courtroom for the lengthy hearing where U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan made a series of rulings over how the trial starting later this month will unfold.
Ghislaine Maxwell's brother said it was "surprising" to seespeak positively about her, adding that he was "grateful."
The former president wasin July last year after her arrest on sex trafficking charges related to her former lover .
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Maxwell is preparing for her trial later this month, when prosecutors will say she groomed minors for Epstein to abuse between 1994 and 2004. She pleaded not guilty.
Trump told a July press conference: "I don't know, I haven't really been following it too much. I just wish her well frankly.
"I have met her numerous times over the years, especially since I lived in Palm Beach and I guess they lived in Palm Beach. But I wish her well, whatever it is."
Ian Maxwell, Ghislaine's brother, told an upcoming Paramount+ docuseries, produced by See It Now Studios and Fremantle, of his gratitude.
He said: "I can't think of anyone other than friends and family who are wishing Ghislaine well right now. That's not the narrative.
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"So, for the president of the United States to stand up when asked a question and to wish her well, that was surprising and personally I was grateful."
He said his sister was only being prosecuted because Epstein, through his death in August 2019, did not reach his second trial.
Ian Maxwell said: "They lost him and so there had to be someone to pay the price—the patsy. Ghislaine is paying that price and she's paying it every day.
"She's now spent more time in jail than Jeffrey Epstein spent himself in jail, now how can that be correct?"
However, Epstein accuser Sarah Ransome told CBS: "I think it's disgraceful and these people are going to burn in hell."
She added: "Ghislaine was Jeffrey's right hand, you know, like the lieutenant of the whole pyramid. She made sure that we all stayed in line, that when we were called to his bedroom, that we went."
Maria Farmer, one of the first alleged Epstein victims to come forward, said: "I hate her more, Ghislaine more, way more, because she's a woman and she fed women to him."
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Prince Andrew accuser Virginia Giuffre reacted to Trump's remarks at the time, posting on Twitter: "What an odd statement."
Ian Maxwell told the docuseries: "I'm extremely relieved that neither of my parents are alive to see it because they would have been profoundly shocked."
Ian and Ghislaine's father, Robert Maxwell, was a high-profile media mogul in Britain who died after falling off his yacht.
He added: "Can you look me in the eye and tell me honestly thatwas responsible for your abuse? Or was it Jeffrey Epstein, really, who should be here, not my sister?"
It comes afterto tell U.K. tabloid The Mail on Sunday she stopped showering in prison because the guards would watch her.
She said: "I used to go to the [toilet] with an open sewer drain and a friendly rat would regularly visit.
"I told the guards, but nothing was done until the rat popped out and charged a guard who screamed in terror.
"Finally, the sewer drain was covered."
She added: "I used to take a shower every day but I've stopped because of the creepy guards who stand close and stare at me the whole time."
Judge vets potential jurors for Ghislaine Maxwell trial
NEW YORK (AP) — Prospective jurors got their first glimpse of Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite charged with helping Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse girls and women, when a judge began questioning them individually Tuesday. Wearing a black suit, Maxwell hugged her lawyers when she entered the courtroom and briefly sketched a courtroom artist who was drawing her. Judge Alison J. Nathan’s questions in Manhattan federal court were aimed at seeing if potential jurors can stay impartial in the sordid case against Maxwell.The 12 jurors and six alternates who will hear the case will not be chosen until Nov. 29, when opening statements will begin.
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