Update: survivor Virginia Roberts has shared what Jeffrey Epstein told her about his visit to Australia.
The family behind the Lindsay Fox trucking empire once hosted Ghislaine Maxwell and her then-beau Jeffrey Epstein during a visit to Australia, according to a report from the 1990s.
The couple was treated to a harbour cruise on the company’s 100ft yacht during the NSW leg of their December 1995 trip, according an article from The Sydney Morning Herald archive.
The newspaper observed the party was “one of the most coveted Christmas invitations in Sydney. This may have something to do with the guests of honour.”
Maxwell and Epstein had also stopped off in Melbourne to spend more time with patriarch Lindsay Fox and his family.
The article describes “millionaire” Epstein as: “a property developer, who is given to zipping around Manhattan in a Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit.”
His then-girlfriend is “the beautiful, feisty daughter of the late disgraced media baron Robert Maxwell.”
We wonder if they crossed paths with Lindsay’s son, Peter? He is in the media for managing to get approval to move his family from Victoria to Queensland.
Mr Fox (junior) is the executive chairman of Linfox Logistics and his family is staying on the Gold Coast after persuading the Queensland government he drives trucks, which entitles him to an exemption from the state’s ban on Victorian visitors.
Now back to the 1995 trip to Australia, a source questioned taking Ghislaine on a boat cruise because her father was found drowned near his yacht The Lady Ghislaine.
“You can’t visit Sydney and not go out on the harbour – it’s like going to Paris and avoiding the Eiffel Tower,” a source told the newspaper.
The guest list included the disgraced financier Rodney Adler and billionaire James Packer.
Epstein survivor Maria Farmer had told us earlier this year the two alleged coconspirators had taken a trip to Australia in the mid-1990s. We just needed to find the details.
What was Epstein really doing there?