'Surviving Jeffrey Epstein': Ghislaine's pal was creeped by school girl reference in poem she had him write for pedophile
British journalist Christopher Mason, a longtime pal of Maxwell, recalls how she gave him 'very specific' instructions for the limerick in Lifetime's 'Surviving Jeffrey Epstein'
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British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell sought help from a friend to pen a rather chilling poem for her lover Jeffrey Epstein on his 40th birthday. British journalist Christopher Mason, a longtime pal of Maxwell, recalls how she gave him "very specific" instructions for the limerick in Lifetime's 'Surviving Jeffrey Epstein', a four-hour docuseries which premieres on Sunday. "It's clear from his smile, the older he gets the more juvenile," one line reads, while another rhymes Maxwell's "affections" with the pedophile financier's "24-hour erections."
The ominous ditty also describes Epstein as the "naughty boy" who "blushes to think of schoolgirls and all of their crushes." Mason appears visibly embarrassed as he reads the poem out in the docuseries, and notes it is "creepy" in hindsight because of the grim facts that have since come to the fore.
The journalist, who is based in New York, reveals he has known Maxwell since 1989 and was introduced to her by mutual friends. Mason said that it seemed to him that Epstein had "taken the place" of her father, disgraced media mogul Robert Maxwell, after his mysterious death in 1991. "Whenever Ghislaine spoke about Jeffrey, there was a flash of excitement in her eyes," Mason told producers. "She seemed utterly fascinated and thrilled with the life that he offered her. And it seemed she would go to any lengths to satisfy his whims."
According to him, Epstein was Maxwell's "boyfriend" but she was mostly his "Gal Friday." "She leaped to the occasion when there was anything he needed she could provide," Mason continued. "She hugely expanded Jeffrey's social universe."
The longtime friend remembered how Maxwell reached out to him for the unique gig as he was well-known for writing clever tunes. However, Mason found that Maxwell had some highly specific lyrical requests for the song. "She'd been dating him for a little while when she asked me to write a song for his birthday," he said. "I barely knew him, but Ghislaine was very specific about certain phrases and information that had to be in the song."
Mason said he had assumed it would be a large gathered considering it was Epstein's 40th birthday, but it ultimately turned out to be "only six guys" wearing black ties, including businessman Les Wexner, and violinist Itzhak Perlman. Mason recalled how Maxwell instructed her to "knock on the door at the appointed hour, walk-in, sit on the floor, and perform the song."
Poor Jeffrey Epstein is 40, oy vey!
Life must be tough, his hair is already so gray
He sure looks older, but it’s clear from his smile
The older he gets, the more juvenile
Ghislaine is lavishing him with her affections
She claims he has 24-hour erections
Sounds like he’s busy, now ain’t that berserk
How does he find the time to get off to work
He wakes when the cock crows while everyone slumbers
He rivals Einstein when crunching those numbers
He taught at Dalton: The naughty boy blushes
To think of schoolgirls and all of their crushes
According to Mason, the song was met with “laughter, amusement, applause…. It seemed to have lots of good references that they were all guffawing over.” He said there were "snickers in the room and it seemed like it was something that was known about him at the time, that he liked younger girls."
While it appeared to be "tongue in cheek" on the surface, there was "no sense of how utterly depraved his intentions were," he added. Bombshell court documents unsealed last week detailed how Ghislaine Maxwell allegedly sexually exploited and abused minor girls alongside Jeffrey Epstein. The documents also revealed a number of high profile names that were involved in their eldritch sex trafficking operation.
Surviving Jeffrey Epstein will air Sunday, August 9 at 8 pm ET/PT and Monday, August 10 at 9 pm ET/PT on Lifetime, which is a part of A+E Networks.