Ghislaine Maxwell offered to pay for 24-hour armed guards to stop her from fleeing in desperate bail bid
The court was told that Maxwell’s $28.5 million bail package included payment for the guards outside her home to stop her from fleeing after being released on bail
Newly unsealed documents have disclosed that Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘madam’ Ghislaine Maxwell proposed to pay for 24-hour armed security guards while desperately trying to get bail, which eventually failed as Judge Alison Nathan said she was still a "flight risk". The court was told that Maxwell’s $28.5 million bail package included payment for the guards outside her home to stop her from fleeing after being released on bail, The Sun reported.
It was earlier reported that the British socialite’s husband of four years, Scott Borgerson, pledged to pay $22.5 million as bond while her seven relatives and friends also agreed to give additional millions. Besides, Maxwell, who turned 59 on December 25, said that she will hire armed guards so that she could not escape a New York City residence as well as justice. The Mirror stated that the proposal provided to the court by Maxwell’s lawyers read, “The defendant would be released to the custody of a family member who would serve as her third-party custodian. Furthermore, she would have on-premises security guards that she would pay for who would prevent her from leaving at any time without prior approval.”
But Judge Nathan was not reportedly satisfied with the proposal as she said the steps were not satisfactory and Maxwell could flee. She also condemned the ex-girlfriend of the disgraced financier for misleading the court on her marriage and wealth. Commenting on her marriage, she stated, “She now argues that her newly revealed relationship with her spouse signals her deep affective ties in the country. But at the time she was arrested she was not living with him and claimed to be getting divorced.”
Maxwell was arrested in July 2020 after she was accused of hiring young girls as young as 14 to be sexually abused by Epstein, who killed himself in August 2019 at Metropolitan Correctional Center, New York. Meanwhile, one of the accusers -- identified as Annie Farmer -- has called the daughter of crooked newspaper boss Robert Maxwell a "psychopath". She also said that if Maxwell was released from jail, she would flee. “She (Maxwell) has lived a life of privilege, abusing her position of power to live beyond the rules. She will not hesitate to leave the country irrespective of whether others will be on the hook financially for her actions because she lacks empathy and, therefore, simply does not care about hurting others. I believe that she is a psychopath,” the 41-year-old accuser added.
Another accuser Virginia Giuffre expressed her happiness after Maxwell’s bail plea was denied. “Ghislaine Maxwell is sensibly kept under lock & key behind bars, where she belongs Raising hands @FBI @SDNYnews & all the amazing survivors like @anniefarmer & @ArtisticBlower who have shown what bravery looks like against wealthy tyranny. #DemandJustice Butterfly- ABC News,” she wrote on Twitter. One user commented on her tweet, “Justice will be served!” Another one said, “I hope she's being haunted in prison.” “America is too generous to its prisoners. One piece of stale white bread, cup of water and a vitamin pill daily is all that is needed. No luxuries for abusers,” the third user added.
Ghislaine Maxwell is sensibly kept under lock & key behind bars, where she belongs 🙌 @FBI @SDNYnews & all the amazing survivors like @anniefarmer & @ArtisticBlower who have shown what bravery looks like against wealthy tyranny. #DemandJustice 🦋- ABC News https://t.co/qx7HY8FYPs— Virginia Giuffre (@VRSVirginia) December 29, 2020
Justice will be served!— Ghislaine Maxwell UPDATES (@ladygmaxwell) December 29, 2020
I hope she's being haunted in prison.— $LadyJaneV 🇱🇦 🇺🇸💙🍜🍛🌶️🍚 (@LADYJANE1681) December 29, 2020
America is too generous to its prisoners. One piece of stale white bread, cup of water and a vitamin pill daily is all that is needed. No luxuries for abusers.— Ken (@hesedken) December 29, 2020