Who is Ghislaine Maxwell’s mystery man? Scott Borgerson is the reputed husband of the jailed UK socialite.
When arrested in July 2020, she refused to tell Pre-Trial Services who her “spouse” was due to her desire to protect them from the media.
Months later, news emerged that Ghislaine Maxwell’s mystery man was Boston-based ocean cargo entrepreneur Scott Borgerson.
The 46-year-old is a former coast guard officer, a father-of-two and has a PhD.
They lived together in a multi-million dollar house outside of Boston before Maxwell moved alone to her house in Bradford, New Hampshire.
But the relationship was shrouded in secrecy. Ghislaine’s brother Ian said he found out about the marriage with the rest of the world.
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Who is Ghislaine Maxwell’s Mystery Man
- Ghislaine Maxwell was pictured with her husband Scott Borgerson for the first time in a photo from October 2013 (see below)
- The image showed them beaming while they were at the inaugural Arctic Circle assembly, a conference in Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland
- Borgerson and Maxwell married in 2016, according to filings by her lawyers
- They were living a ‘quiet family life’ together until July 2020 when the FBI arrested her in New Hampshire on child sex trafficking charges
- Borgerson begged a judge to free Maxwell, offering a $28.5M bail
- He wrote to a judge: ‘The Ghislaine I know is a wonderful and loving person’
We have tracked their relationship through tax records and we believe they may have met in 2011-12.
Whether they are still together is a mystery because the FBI stated Maxwell and Borgerson had not spoken via phone for months before her arrest.
Who is Ghislaine Maxwell’s Secret Husband
The government said she also planned to live with someone other than her husband if she was granted bail.
When she was arrested, she told court services she was “in the process of getting a divorce”. But she later backtracked and said she mentioned the separation to protect her spouse.
“The fact that the defendant’s spouse has only now come forward to support the defendant should be afforded little weight given that he refused to come forward at the time of her arrest.
While a friend’s desire to avoid publicity may be understandable, a spouse’s desire to distance himself in that manner—particularly when coupled with the defendant’s inconsistent statements about the state of their relationship—undermine her assertion that her marriage is a tie that would keep her in the United States.”Maureen Comey, Assistant US Attorney.
Plea for bail
In a letter to US District Judge Alison Nathan, Borgerson said: “The person described in the criminal charges is not the person we know. I have never witnessed anything close to inappropriate with Ghislaine.
‘Quite to the contrary, the Ghislaine I know is a wonderful and loving person’.
Borgerson said he knew about Maxwell’s relationship with Epstein – they “dated” in the 1990s – but is convinced of her innocence.
He wrote: ‘I believe that Ghislaine had nothing to do with Epstein’s crimes’.
Borgerson was married when he met Maxwell and his separation from his wife Rebecca took many years to finalise, amid allegations of violence, alcohol abuse, religious extremism, and threats.
In June 2014, Rebecca sought an abuse prevention order from a court in Massachusetts after Borgerson attacked her and was charged with assault and domestic battery, according to court papers.
She accused him of being ‘extremely controlling’ and exhibiting disturbing behavior throughout this litigation,’ court papers said.
Who is Ghislaine Maxwell’s Secret Husband
DailyMail.com has previously reported Borgerson told Rebecca he was going to London on business and he would send videos.
‘Rebecca watched a video of him and although he said he was going to be in London, he was actually in Miami with Ghislaine,’ a source said.
‘Rebecca was sitting there with her two young children watching this video of Scott and Ghislaine hugging and kissing.
‘Rebecca was devastated. Things quickly fell apart after that.
The source added: ‘How could you throw all that away, those wonderful children and wife, for a woman who is 14 years older than him and allegedly has a role in this whole Epstein business?’
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