It’s not just “conspiracy theorists” who think Jeffrey Epstein got whacked.
Almost a year since the sexual predator was found dead in his cell, his former partner and madame Ghislaine Maxwell believes he was murdered and worries that she may be next, a family friend told the Sun.
Maxwell fears murder plot
“Everyone’s view including Ghislaine’s is Epstein was murdered. She received death threats before she was arrested,” the friend told the paper.
The family friend, who was in touch with Maxwell before her arrest, said that she hired bodyguards after getting death threats and is worried that she may be killed in prison.
The British socialite, who has herself been accused of sexual abuse, is believed to have played an instrumental role in Epstein’s sex ring. She is accused of having supplied underage girls for him to victimize.
Her arrest in July for sex trafficking set off speculation and concern that assassins might make an attempt on her life, as some — and apparently Maxwell herself — believe was done to Epstein.
Officially ruled a suicide, Epstein’s death in August sparked theories that the financier was taken out by a shadowy cabal of globe-trotting pedophiles. Epstein’s mysterious connections with a who’s who of world elites, including the likes of Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew, and others are still not understood, and many have the impression that his death was orchestrated by members of his inner circle.
Maxwell awaits distant trial
Maxwell is said to be sleeping with one eye open as she awaits trial, not scheduled until next July, at Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center, not far from the Manhattan dungeon where Epstein died last summer.
“It’s the same as Guantanamo Bay — lights on, noise and constant interruption of sleep,” a source told the Sun.
The Brooklyn jail is an unpleasant change in condition for Maxwell, who was hiding out at an isolated mansion in New Hampshire when she was arrested on July 2. FBI agents kicked in the door after she refused to answer and attempted to flee.
“Through a window, the agents saw the defendant ignore the direction to open the door and, instead, try to flee to another room in the house, quickly shutting a door behind her,” agents said.