Who is Scott Borgerson? Ghislaine Maxwell’s husband calls her a ‘wonderful loving’, puts up $28.5M for bail
Scott Borgerson also assured 24/7 guards for the late Jeffrey Epstein's pal, who filed a bail application at the US District Court in Manhattan on December 14
Ghislaine Maxwell's husband has said that the British socialite is a “wonderful and loving person” as he laid out a $28.5 million bail package that includes $8 million in property, and $500,000 in cash. He also assured 24/7 guards for the late Jeffrey Epstein's pal, who filed a bail application at the US District Court in Manhattan on Monday, December 14.
Maxwell and tech CEO husband Scott Borgerson, who married in 2016, offered a $22.5 million personal recognizance bond secured by about $8 million in property and $500,000 in cash, according to Reuters. The court filing revealed that the rest amount of the bail would be guaranteed by friends and family. It also stated that Maxwell “vehemently maintains her innocence”. Prosecutors have the time till mid-December to announce their decision.
Pleading for his spouse's release, Borgerson in a letter to the court said that the woman "described in the criminal charges is not the person we know". He added: “I have never witnessed anything inappropriate with Ghislaine; quite the contrary, the Ghislaine I know is a wonderful and loving person. The reporting of Ghislaine over the past year has exploded exponentially. From the time of Epstein's arrest and death in custody in the summer of 2019 until Ghislaine's own arrest in July of this year. There are many examples of violence whose seeds were born in conspiracy theories and the experiences of QAnon, Pizzagate, and the recent Judge Salas attacks are terrifying."
Reports also said that in the new documents, Maxwell -- who is accused of hiring girls as young as 14 for Epstein to abuse -- has again insisted that she is innocent. She claimed that she is not a flight risk and alleged that the media have “ruthlessly vilified her and prejudged her guilt” more than Bill Cosby and disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein. In the filing, Maxwell gave up her right to extradition, which means she cannot go to the UK or France. She has citizenship of both countries.
Earlier, it was reported that Epstein’s “madam” was losing a lot of her hair and weight due to “extraordinarily onerous conditions” at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn. Her lawyer, Bobbi Sternheim, mentioned in a letter to US District Judge Alison Nathan, that “while her weight may currently be fairly consistent, she had lost over 15 pounds, and she is sustaining hair loss.”
“It is obvious that Ms. Maxwell is bearing the brunt of BOP (Bureau of Prisons) incompetence,” Sternheim said as she added that the jail facility has “imposed extraordinarily onerous conditions of constraint on Ms. Maxwell to avoid the catastrophic consequences of negligence occurring at the MCC that resulted in the death of Jeffrey Epstein.” While in late November the lawyer stated that her client “is overmanaged under conditions more restrictive than inmates housed in 10South, the most restrictive unit in the MCC; or individuals convicted of terrorism and capital murder and incarcerated at FCI Florence ADMAX, the most restrictive facility operated by the BOP.”