Ghislaine Maxwell’s ‘husband’ bragged to family about dating ‘high profile woman’ but didn't reveal identity
Scott Borgerson, 43, a tech entrepreneur from Boston, reportedly left his wife Rebecca and their two kids in 2014 so he could be with Maxwell
A man rumored to be Ghislaine Maxwell's husband once bragged to his parents that he was going out with a "high profile woman". However, his family had no idea about her links to Jeffrey Epstein at that time. Scott Borgerson, 43, a tech entrepreneur from Boston, reportedly left his wife Rebecca and their two kids in 2014 so he could be with Maxwell. Despite being approached by a number of media outlets over the past week, Borgerson's relatives have not clarified whether the British socialite is part of the family. Chris, Borgerson's estranged father, has publicly stated that his son is a "very private" individual but hinted that he knew of his supposed relationship with Maxwell.
Speaking to The Sun, one source close to the family said Borgerson had spoken about her but it would have been a "complete surprise" if they got married. "I knew the [Borgerson] family a while ago, and I met Scott once or twice. I knew he was dating someone new after he split from his wife," the insider said. "When he told his parents of his relationship, I didn't know who she was. I don't think he told them of her background or what she'd been accused of." "I just know he described her as a high profile woman — I thought she was a model or something," they continued. "He said she spoke different languages and seemed very impressed by her. I've been out of the Borgerson family circle for some years, so I don't know if they got married."
The source was then asked how the Borgersons would react if they were told Scott had wedded Ghislaine secretly. “His parents are very upstanding people, I will say that. They’re a good family, and I assumed his dad was still speaking to him," the source replied. “I haven’t really followed the story much apart from what I’ve seen on TV, but nobody likes to hear about children being [allegedly] abused. Someone had to tell me who the hell Epstein was, and then I found out she had ties to him, it’s just crazy.” Borgerson reportedly met Maxwell via speaking engagements related to ocean preservation and her TerraMar Project six years ago. The duo was pictured speaking at the Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik in 2014.
It also emerged that Maxwell's $1 million New Hampshire home, where she was arrested, had been purchased by a company that reportedly had ties to Borgerson. Records show the buyer listed as Granite Realty LLC, a firm that was incorporated just weeks before the house was purchased. Furthermore, Maxwell was married and had toured her New Hampshire hideaway with a certain individual named Scott, prosecutors revealed on Tuesday. As previously reported, Maxwell had been living at Borgerson's $2 million Manchester-by-the-Sea property until last December. However, the marriage revelation emerged during Maxwell's detention hearing earlier this week when US Prosecutor Alison Moe detailed the Epstein confidante's alleged lack of transparency when it came to her court filings.
According to her, Maxwell made "no mention whatsoever about the financial circumstances or assets of her spouse whose identity she declined to provide to Pretrial Services." Speaking to ABC News, a source said the marriage was disclosed in order to convince the judge that Maxwell had not been sufficiently forthcoming about her circumstances and finances.