Embattled convicted madame Ghislaine Maxwell, 61, made news go viral Monday when a video of her making comments was released to the public. Maxwell, who is serving prison time over her association with Jeffrey Epstein, said in the video that she believes her longtime companion, sex offender Epstein, was murdered in jail in 2019.
“Ghislaine Maxwell has claimed that authorities allowed her disgraced former boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein to kill himself and that the infamous photograph of Prince Andrew with Virginia Giuffre is a fake,” the Post Millenial reported about the situation, adding:
“In clips of a video interview from last August, the convicted sex offender and former British Socialite offered no apologies to Epstein’s victims, instead saying that they should take their disappointment out on the authorities who allowed him to die.”
Maxwell made the comments in a phone interview from prison in Florida with TalkTV’s Jeremy Kyle.
“I believe that he was murdered. I was shocked. Then I wondered how it had happened because as far as I was concerned, he was going to … I was sure he was going to appeal,” Maxwell said, adding:
“I believe that he was murdered.”
“Ghislaine Maxwell speaks on Jeffrey Epstein’s death, adding that she didn’t know “he was so awful” and “wishes that she had never met him,” TalkTV (@TalkTV) posted on Twitter on January 23, 2023.
"I believe that he was murdered. I was shocked and I wondered how it had happened."
Speaking on Jeffrey Epstein's death, Ghislaine Maxwell says she didn't know "he was so awful" and in hindsight "wishes that she had never met him".@JKyleOfficial | #GhislaineTalkTV pic.twitter.com/8kjFfQAVB5
— Jeremy Kyle Live (@JeremyKyleLive) January 23, 2023
The Daily Mail reported that Epstein, was a wealthy financier and convicted sex offender, died at the age of 66 in his New York City jail cell in 2019 after being arrested on sex trafficking charges involving young girls, adding:
“A New York City medical examiner determined he died by suicide, but “Epstein Didn’t Kill Himself” quickly became a meme that persists to this day.”
Maxwell is serving a 20-year prison sentence after being found guilty of conspiring with Epstein to sexually abuse underage girls. She appealed the conviction in July 2022.
During the interview, Maxwell made a number of other claims.
She said a decades-old photo showing Prince Andrew with an arm around his sexual abuse accuser Virginia Giuffre, along with Maxwell in the background, is “fake.” Prince Andrew reportedly paid millions of dollars in an out-of-court settlement with Giuffre but has publicly denied any wrongdoing.
On Monday, Fox News reported on Andrew’s alleged plans:
“Prince Andrew is reportedly assembling a $12 million war chest to launch a legal case against sexual abuse accuser Virginia Giuffre in a bid to force her to retract the allegations — and possibly apologize — in court.
In a civil lawsuit filed in 2020, Giuffre accused the Duke of York of raping and abusing her on three occasions in 2001 when she was just 17.
Though Prince Andrew has refuted any wrongdoing, he agreed to an out-of-court settlement paid to Giuffre in February 2022 amid pressure from Buckingham Palace that damaging headlines were distracting from Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee.
“Andrew has always insisted he is innocent and finally wants to prove it in a US court,” an unnamed royal source told The Sun. “He was pressured into settling the case to avoid overshadowing the Platinum Jubilee and has paid a heavy price, personally and professionally.”
“The King is happy for him to pursue this,” the source added. “As Head of State, he can’t back him publicly, but Andrew is still his brother, and he wants the best for him.”
The Telegraph reported that Prince Andrew consulted with his attorneys after Giuffre dropped a separate sexual abuse lawsuit against American lawyer Alan Dershowitz in November.”
Maxwell’s statements about Andrew from the interview are being cited broadly in defense of Andrew.
“EXCLUSIVE: Ghislaine Maxwell claims the photo of Virginia Giuffre and Prince Andrew is fake.
Don’t miss Ghislaine Behind Bars with Jeremy Kyle. Monday at 7pm on [email protected] | @TalkTV | #GhislaineTalkTV pic.”Jeremy Kyle Live (@JeremyKyleLive) posted on Twitter on January 22, 2023.
“I don’t believe it’s real for a second.”
EXCLUSIVE: Ghislaine Maxwell claims the photo of Virginia Giuffre and Prince Andrew is fake.
— Jeremy Kyle Live (@JeremyKyleLive) January 22, 2023
“I don’t believe it’s real for a second,” Maxwell said of the photo. “In fact I’m sure it’s not … there’s never been an original. Further, there’s no photograph. I’ve only even seen a photocopy of it.”
Maxwell also claimed she did not know Epstein “was so awful” and said she wishes she had never met him.
Mia Ashton reported for the Millenial Post with more details about Maxwell’s claims:
In an interview with Good Morning Britain, Bloom said Epstein’s victims “are disgusted and offended every time Ghislaine Maxwell opens her mouth and has an opinion on something.”
“How does she know anything about that photo? Of course she would have never received an original of it – in court proceedings we work with photocopies. I can tell you that Prince Andrew, when there was an active case against him, had every right to get the original, to send it out for testing, to prove the point it was a fake… and it never happened,” she went on.
“Instead he settled, reportedly for millions of dollars. And that’s where it’s going to end, it really doesn’t matter what Ghislaine Maxwell has to say about it.”
There are abundant conspiracy theories surrounding the circumstances of Epstein’s death while on suicide watch at The Metropolitan Correctional Center on August 10, 2019. Maxwell once stated she believed he was murdered but now claims authorities allowed him to kill himself.
Epstein’s family’s attorneys argue that the marks on his neck suggested he had been strangled rather than hanged by a sheet.”
In his book, One Damn Thing After Another, former Attorney General Bill Barr stated that he had reviewed all the surveillance footage from the night in question and concluded that Epstein was alone in his cell the whole time.