Ghislaine Maxwell masterminded Epstein's sex-trafficking ring, claims victim: 'She's an emotional terrorist'

'That woman was much more sinister than Epstein, and to me, much more dangerous'


                            Ghislaine Maxwell masterminded Epstein's sex-trafficking ring, claims victim: 'She's an emotional terrorist'
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An alleged victim of convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein has come forward to share details about Ghislaine Maxwell's role in his sex-trafficking scandal and said the pair ran a "good cop, bad cop" routine where she acted as the "cool older sister." Epstein had been arrested in July 2019 on federal charges for the sex trafficking of minors in Florida and New York and was found dead in his cell a little over a month later.

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Maxwell, a British socialite and heiress who was accused of being his second-in-command, was arrested by the FBI on July 2 this year at her luxurious New Hampshire residence. She was subsequently charged with conspiracy to entice minors to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, enticement of a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, conspiracy to transport minors with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, and two counts of perjury.

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Maxwell's attempt to secure release from the confines of Brooklyn's Metropolitan Detention Center, where she's currently being held on a $5 million secured bond, was rejected by a judge last week, with one of her alleged victims now coming forward to rubbish her lawyer's claims that she is innocent.

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Speaking to the Daily Mail, Maria Farmer, one of three women whose claims are the basis for the criminal case against Maxwell, said the socialite was a "sexual predator" who had "never shown any remorse for her heinous crimes or the devastating, lasting effects her actions caused." Farmer, now 50, claimed that contrary to Maxwell's lawyers' portrayal that she was a victim of a smear campaign from the media, Maxwell was the "mastermind" behind the sex-trafficking ring. "That woman was much more sinister than Epstein, and to me, much more dangerous," she said. "She was definitely the mastermind. She was in charge."

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Farmer, who has alleged that Epstein and Maxwell sexually assaulted her and her 16-year-old sister, said the latter came across like a "cool sister" figure who would shower you with kindness and affection but was playing the part to procure underage girls for the multimillionaire financier's sex-trafficking ring. She said Maxwell "made you feel special and safe" and "would just dote on you — make you’d feel like you’d won the lottery and that, wow, I must be really cool because this super-smart lady from Great Britain is paying attention to me." But, in reality, she said the socialite was "grooming" her.

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Farmer said Epstein relied on Maxwell to procure girls "one million percent" because "he was extremely awkward with women" and "had zero sex vibe" before going on to detail the latter's very dark side. "What made her tick was power and control over vulnerable people," she claimed. "She was an emotional terrorist with a sado-masochistic side — she enjoyed harming people and having that power and control."

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"Epstein definitely had a dark side, but Maxwell would turn on a dime into a very malicious, brutal human being — and I never saw that of Epstein," she continued. "She would just suddenly become psychotic, and it scared me to death." She shared how Maxwell would yell at her for the smallest mistake and then Epstein would come along and dry her tears. "It was a sick pattern for them — good cop, bad cop."

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