Ghislaine Maxwell Claims Epstein Was Murdered in Prison

Former socialite Ghislaine Maxwell said in an interview for the first time since her conviction that she believed Jeffrey Epstein had been murdered in jail.

QUICK FACTS:
  • British-born Ghislaine Maxwell claimed in a recent interview that she believed her deceased ex-boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein was murdered while in federal prison for his sex trafficking operation.
  • “I believe that he was murdered,” the socialite said. “I was shocked. And I wondered how it had happened.”
  • Epstein died in August 2019 in an “apparent” suicide while he was awaiting federal trial after being convicted.
  • “As far as I was concerned, he was going to, I was sure he was going to appeal,” Maxwell continued during the interview with TalkTV. “And I was sure that he was covered under the non-prosecution agreement.”
  • Maxwell also expressed regret for her involvement with the trafficking ring, but refused to apologize to the victims affected by the ordeal.
  • “I wish them time to heal and to be able to have a productive and good life going forward,” Maxwell continued.
GHISLAINE MAXWELL’S REGRET WITH HELPING EX-BOYFRIEND AND PEDOPHILE JEFFREY EPSTEIN:

“I honestly wish I’d never met him, you know, looking back now. I probably wish I had stayed in England. But leaving that aside, you know, I tried to leave and start another new job and move on,” Maxwell said.

BACKGROUND:
  • In June 2022, Maxwell was sentenced to 20 years in prison for her role in helping Epstein abuse young girls, a dramatic fall from grace for the British socialite turned convicted sex trafficker.
  • US District Judge Alison Nathan said the sentence of 240 months was “sufficient and not greater than necessary,” for Maxwell, who addressed the court and gave victims in a half-hearted apology, saying, “I am sorry for the pain that you experienced.”
  • Her sentence marked the end of the federal criminal proceedings against her in the Southern District of New York, where she was brought after her arrest at a sprawling New Hampshire estate in July 2020.
  • “Today’s sentence holds Ghislaine Maxwell accountable for perpetrating heinous crimes against children,” US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Damian Williams said in a statement at the time. “This sentence sends a strong message that no one is above the law and it is never too late for justice.”