Socialite and former Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested by federal authorities last week, and she now stands accused of complicity in a pattern of heinous abuse by, among other things, “helping Epstein to recruit, groom, and ultimately abuse victims,” according to Fox News.
However, at least one person familiar with the situation doesn’t believe that Maxwell will live long enough to be tried on those charges, according to the New York Post.
Maxwell “knows way too much”
“I don’t think she is going to get out of jail alive,” Spencer Kuvin told the Daily Mail in an exclusive interview on Friday. Kuvin is an attorney representing some of Epstein’s accusers. “I said the same thing about Jeffrey Epstein and people laughed at me. I think she knows way too much information — I just have this gut feeling,” he added.
“It may be that she can’t handle the fear of what’s going to happen to her and takes matters into her own hands or there will be people who are very afraid of what she has to say,” Kuvin continued.
The Wall Street tycoon and convicted sex offender was well-connected to a slew of wealthy and powerful individuals, including Britain’s Prince Andrew.
Ready to name names?
While there has been widespread speculation that Maxwell will agree to cooperate with the government in order to save herself, one of her closest confidantes doesn’t believe she is willing to provide incriminating evidence against the prince.
“The only way she can walk is if she gives someone up, but that definitely won’t be Andrew,” stockbroker Laura Goldman was quoted as telling The Telegraph.
“She is so appreciative that when she first came to New York, the Duke helped to launch her into high society,” Goldman told the U.K. news outlet.
“[Maxwell] always talks about what a true friend he is,” Goldman went on to insist. “She doesn’t see any reason to speak about him to the authorities.”
According to the New York Post, acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Audrey Strauss seems to be holding out the possibility of cutting a deal with Maxwell. “In the event that if she even were to become a cooperator, I think we could deal with that,” Strauss said.
Given the claims of appalling abuse that have been circulating about Epstein and Maxwell for years, one can only hope the latter’s arrest will yield sufficient information to finally bring justice to those who have been victimized.