Ghislaine Maxwell doesn't flush toilet in her messy jail cell, claim prosecutors: 'It had become very dirty'
Prosecutors said that Maxwell was made to clean her cell because there was a 'stench' and not because of punishment
Ghislaine Maxwell has not been in the best of spirits considering she's now also facing sex trafficking charges. Accused as being late Jeffrey Epstein's madam, she has been in jail a while now and has complained about the way she was being treated there, especially when it comes to her food and other conditions. But, now a New York Post report claims that prosecutors have alleged that Maxwell was not being abused being bars, but was instead keeping her jail cell in a "mess." In a letter on Tuesday, April 6, prosecutors said that Maxwell's Brookly Metropolitan Detention Center jail cell is dirty and that she does not flush her toilet after using it.
The letter was filed in Manhattan federal court as prosecutors responded to the abuse claims Maxwell's lawyers had made in February. These claims were that she was being abused by a jail guard during a pat-down search and was also forced to clean her cell as punishment. She had even claimed that her prison conditions would fit the likes of Hannibal Lecter from 'The Silence of the Lambs'. Maxwell's lawyers say, the 59-year-old "poses no threat to anyone" but her bail was rejected three times. They had also claimed that their client is a "victim of sexism" saying that celebrities such as Bill Cosby and John Gotti were given bail, but Maxwell was denied hers.
Prosecutors shut down Maxwell's lawyers' abuse claims
Prosecutors said that Maxwell was made to clean her cell because there was a "stench". "MDC staff directed the defendant to clean her cell because it had become very dirty. Among other things, MDC staff noted that the defendant frequently did not flush her toilet after using it, which caused the cell to smell,” the prosecutors wrote. As for her being abused by a jail guard, the prosecutors said that all of the accused's pat-down searches have been recorded and despite what her lawyers claim, officials at the jail don't believe she was abused during one of the searches.
"After reviewing the camera footage, the MDC concluded that the search was conducted appropriately and the defendant’s complaint about that incident was unfounded,” added the prosecutors. The claims made by Maxwell's lawyers about their client losing weight and hair were also addressed with prosecutors who said that she has "not dropped a significant amount of weight" while in jail. In fact, they added that she has also been vaccinated for the Covid-19 virus, as they wrote, "The defendant has received the COVID-19 vaccine and is now fully vaccinated."
Maxwell was initially arrested back in July 2020 and had been charged for helping Epstein get underage girls and then further lying about it while she was under oath. Her recent charges include two sex trafficking charges as well. While she maintains that she's done nothing she has been accused of, she's to remain behind bars till her trial.