Ghislaine Maxwell transferred $20M to husband to protect her wealth from being claimed by Epstein's victims
According to a report, Maxwell transferred assets worth $20 million to her husband Scott Borgerson soon after their marriage in 2016
Jeffrey Epstein’s “madam” Ghislaine Maxwell reportedly transferred all her assets to her husband after they married in a move that could save her wealth from any legal claims by alleged victims of the disgraced financier. According to a report by The Times, Maxwell transferred assets worth $20 million to her husband Scott Borgerson soon after their marriage in 2016.
Reports have also said that the 58-year-old filed a bail application in Manhattan, New York on Monday, December 14. Borgerson, in a letter to the courts, said that she 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. 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 December 16 to respond to the plea.
In a letter appealing for her release, her tech CEO Borgerson husband wrote, “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.”
In the new documents, Maxwell has reportedly again maintained her innocence. She also insisted 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. The British socialite waived her right to extradition, which means she won’t be able to get refuge in the UK or France despite having citizenship of both the nations.
Earlier reports stated how Maxwell is compelled to live in “extraordinarily onerous conditions” at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn. Her lawyer, Bobbi Sternheim, addressed a letter to US District Judge Alison Nathan, which read “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.”
In late October, it was reported Maxwell’s close pal Brian Basham launched a campaign for her release from her 9 foot by 7-foot cell after she was arrested on July 2 in New Hampshire for allegedly hiring girls as young as 14 for Epstein to abuse. Basham claimed that his friend nearly starved since she was not given the vegan diet she follows. He said once Maxwell did not have anything for nearly 20 hours, but when she complained, her scale was taken away by the cell guards. The man also argued that convicted sex offenders, like Cosby and Weinstein, were given bail even when they posed danger to women. “They were men who were a danger to women. That can’t be said of Ghislaine at all,” Basham added.