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Maxwell Ghislaine: Judge – I’m the Real Victim


Maxwell Ghislaine: After being locked up for almost two years, convicted sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell steadfastly maintains she’s the victim.

She says she was persecuted by the US government, Jeffrey Epstein victims, the prison, her father, Robert, and the media.

In her quest to quash victim statements, her team is reverting to s$ut shaming and legal manoeuvres with one survivor, Sarah Ransome.

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Her team is trying to silence four victims from speaking at the 60-year-old’s sentencing on June 28.

Moreover, lawyers are arguing that four accusers’ ages mean that they are not “statutory crime victims” who would have the right to speak at sentencing.

According to The Guardian: ”In making their arguments, Maxwell’s legal team publicly included three impact statements… this appears to be an unusual move, as prosecutors typically file these remarks. This seemingly unusual move also means that Maxwell’s lawyers – not the victims and not those representing them – made the decision about when the victims’ words would be public.”

Maxwell Ghislaine: her sentencing document is full of lies, omissions and arrogance. There is not a word for the survivors, in our opinion.

“Ghislaine Maxwell is not an heiress, villain, or vapid socialite. She has worked hard her entire life. She has energy, drive, commitment, a strong work ethic, and desire to do good in the world. She has supported friends and family through tough times and personal crisis and currently is assisting women in her unit at the MDC.” Maxwell submission.

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In seeking 55 years jail, the government is absolutely not mincing its words:

“If anything stands out from the defendant’s sentencing submission, it is her complete failure to address her offense conduct and her utter lack of remorse. Instead of showing even a hint of acceptance of responsibility, the defendant makes a desperate attempt to cast blame wherever else she can. 

On that score, the defendant’s attempt to cast aspersions on the Government for prosecuting her, and her claim that she is being held responsible for Epstein’s crimes, are both absurd and offensive. Maxwell was an adult who made her own choices. She made the choice to sexually exploit numerous underage girls.

She made the choice to conspire with Epstein for years, working as partners in crime and causing devastating harm to vulnerable victims. She should be held accountable for her disturbing role in an extensive child exploitation scheme.”

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Ghislaine Maxwell Photos

In her sentencing submission, the former socialite again claims she met Epstein after her dad died, when she was ripe for manipulation.

In reply, the government told the judge: “Although there are many unsettling aspects of the defendant’s conduct, what stands out from the trial record is that she worked with Epstein to select victims who she knew were vulnerable to exploitation.”

Elisabeth Maxwell: Rowdy Ghislaine Kicked Out of Kindy

Maxwell’s mother: the chilling Sliding Doors Moment

Elisabeth Maxwell: Ghislaine Maxwell’s mother was told her daughter was assessed as having “low intelligence” and needing psychotherapy.

In her book, A Mind of My Own, the wife of media fraudster Robert Maxwell breezily accounts tiny Ghislaine’s disruptive school behaviour.

It’s a chilling tale of an opportunity lost to save the youngster from her fate.

Moreover, the family says she was anorexic because her parents ignored her for the first three years of her life.

In a shocking Sliding Doors moment, Dr Maxwell re-tells the story with all the emotion of a ordering a pizza delivery.

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Passage from A Mind of My Own

Elisabeth Maxwell|Ghislaine Maxwell’s Mother

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What did they do to help her? Nothing, they changed schools to one where she was lauded as a high achiever.

Historian Ben Macintyre said his sister was childhood friends with the now 61 -year-old.

“Ghislaine was envied, admired, teased for her money, and mocked for her slow reading,’ he continued in an article for Air Mail.

And while Ghislaine did attend prestigious Oxford University , the consensus was that father Robert Maxwell had bought her spot.

Moreover, friends reported the convicted sex trafficker had problems with spelling.

Macintyre told how Robert Maxwell, the late newspaper tycoon, would invite school friends to the family’s home of Headington Hill Hall, where he would make them take part in reading competitions with his daughter.

‘However good the other girls were, he declared Ghislaine the winner every time,’ Macintyre wrote.

At nine, she went to Edgarley Hall boarding school in Somerset, but she was back in Oxford at 13 to attend Headington Girls’ School, where she was ‘very sporty at tennis, hockey and athletics’.

After her A-Levels at Marlborough College, a top public school, she joined her father’s Pergamon Press.

Elisabeth Maxwell

According to Oxford Mail, she spent her first years of schooling at Oxford High School for Girls in North Oxford.

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More about Maxwell & family from her sentencing submission
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From Maxwell’s sentencing submission; siblings Anne and Phillip

The Oxford Mail stated the convicted sex trafficker went to four schools before attending Oxford university with people such as UK PM Boris Johnson.

“At the age of nine, she went to Edgarley Hall boarding school in Somerset, but she was back in Oxford at 13 to attend Headington Girls’ School, where she was “very sporty at tennis, hockey and athletics,” said the newspaper.

Elisabeth Maxwell

After her schooling at Marlborough College, she joined her father’s Pergamon Press at Headington, “doing anything from typing to managing congresses”.

But as much as Maxwell’s legal team protests now, before sentencing on June 28, it’s hard to find anyone now who believes her tale of woe.

“It was very clear to me even as an undergraduate that she was interested in power and money,” says the writer Anna Pasternak, who was a contemporary at Oxford and moved in the same social circles. “She was one of those people at parties who always looked over your shoulder to see if there was somebody more powerful or more interesting while she was air-kissing you.”

Rachel Johnson, the UK prime minister’s sister and another Oxford contemporary, raised eyebrows when she recalled spotting Ghislaine Maxwell across the Balliol junior common room – “a shiny glamazon with naughty eyes holding court astride a table, a high-heeled boot resting on my brother Boris’s thigh.”

But these days even her best friend is avoiding her

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The book is out of publication but we managed in 2020 to find a second-hand copy on EBay.

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Ghislaine Maxwell Prison

Will Lloyd, a reporter from Unherd, was in the courtroom and offers a reminder of who the trial was really for, the victims seeking justice:

“The women sobbed; it sounded like the air around them was being eaten by the sadness they felt. We learned that post-Epstein, Carolyn went on to become a drug addict, prostitute, and single mother. Facing Maxwell a few weeks ago, she pointed at her and shouted: “You broke my soul.” 

If Ghislaine still had a soul it was well hidden in the courtroom – Will Lloyd.

But Lloyd also touches upon Maxwell’s immaturity, or what we describe as something like arrested development:

“The accusers’ testimony suggests that Ghislaine seemed young in herself. She offered wooing gifts: preppy shirts, loafers, Victoria’s Secret underwear, cashmere sweaters. They become friends with her in malls and cinemas. Their ages when Ghislaine allegedly facilitated, and occasionally participated in, Epstein’s sexual abuse of them, were: fourteen, fourteen, sixteen and seventeen. Jane, Carolyn, Annie, and Kate.”