Ghislane Maxwell Attempts Feminism in Response to Unsealed Epstein Docs

Per her attorney, Madam Mastermind has "nothing to say" from prison except to point out that she--a woman--is the only one in prison.

Ghislane Maxwell Attempts Feminism in Response to Unsealed Epstein Docs
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On Wednesday evening, 900 pages of largely unredacted documents detailing the international sex trafficking and pedophilia perpetrated by Jeffrey Epstein and several of his associates and friends—a lot of whom are very famous—were unsealed. The docs—which include several excerpts of depositions—originated from survivor Virginia Giuffre’s lawsuit against Epstein’s former girlfriend, friend, and Madam, Ghislaine Maxwell.

If you’ve been following Epstein’s case for some time, there’s very little included in the filing that’s exceptionally shocking. That said, the woman mentioned in many of the docs (Maxwell) now appears to be attempting feminism from her prison cell to deflect any deserved attention that she was an accomplice to some of the most detestable, damaging sex crimes in recent history.

Per Maxwell’s attorney, Arthur Aidala, the convicted sex trafficker has “nothing to say” regarding the unsealed docs—but was swift to note that she’s the only person currently being held to account for their role in Epstein’s criminal enterprise. “I don’t think she has anything to talk about except maybe that if you look at this crime, this overall crime, it’s all about men abusing women for a long period of time…and it’s only one person in jail—a woman.” Technically speaking, one person who was not a woman did go to jail…for a little while.

Among the recognizable names mentioned in the docs are—again, not exactly a surprise—former presidents Bill Clinton and Donald Trump; the Duke of York, Prince Andrew; professional magician, David Copperfield; and late pop star, Michael Jackson. All of them were directly mentioned in depositions from survivors. Notably, one survivor, Johanna Sjoberg, recalled an instance in which Epstein allegedly told her that Clinton “likes them young, referring to girls.” She also testified that she’d attended a party wherein Copperfield asked if she was aware “that girls were getting paid to find other girls.” Though Sjoberg said Copperfield never clarified what he meant, it’s been reported that some survivors were also recruiters.

Several celebrities were listed in the docs, but only through testimony from Sjoberg, in which she was asked whether she’d personally met Hollywood elites like Leonardo Di Caprio, Cameron Diaz, Bruce Willis, and Cate Blanchett while she traveled with Epstein. She said no, but noted he had bragged about allegedly knowing them. (There’s been no evidence to prove or disprove this as of now.)

“When I spoke about them, it was when I was massaging [Epstein], and he would get off—he would be on the phone a lot at that time, and one time he said, ‘Oh, that was Leonardo,’ or, ‘That was Cate Blanchett,’ or Bruce Willis,” Sjoberg testified in a deposition. “That kind of thing.”

But one singularly brow-raising instance from the docs involving Maxwell and Stephen Hawking (as in, the renowned British physicist, and cosmologist) stands out. In 2015, Epstein sent his accomplice an email regarding allegations Giuffre made about Hawking engaging in an “underage orgy” during a stay on Little St. James in the U.S. Virgin Island where Epstein kept one of his residences. In 2006, Hawking attended an event on Epstein’s private island as part of a conference funded by Epstein.

To Maxwell, he wrote: “You can issue a reward to any of Virginia’s friends, acquaints, family that come forward and help prove her allegations are false. The strongest is the Clinton dinner, and the new version in the Virgin Islands that Stephen Hawking participated in an underage orgy.”

More documents are expected to be released in the coming days. Stay tuned.

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