According to one lawyer, Ghislaine Maxwell — the British socialite who has been arrested and charged with aiding Jeffrey Epstein’s years of alleged abuse of young girls — likely has a perilous road ahead.
Spencer Kuvin, an attorney who has been representing some of Epstein’s alleged victims, believes Maxwell will not survive very long behind bars, as Breitbart reports.
Maxwell “knows too much”
Kuvin’s prediction came during an interview with the Daily Mail, and as he sees it, the main problem for Maxwell is that she “knows too much.”
“I don’t think she is going to get out of jail alive,” he said. “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.”
Epstein, of course, died in prison last summer before he was able to be tried on charges of sex trafficking of minors. Although there have been lots of conspiracy theories about Epstein’s death and suspicions that he may have been murdered, his official cause of death was ruled to be suicide by hanging, as ABC News reported.
Kuvin, for his part, predicts Maxwell may have a similar fate, telling the Daily Mail, “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.”
Serious crimes alleged
Last week, Maxwell was placed under arrest for allegedly assisting Epstein procure his sexual abuse victims. The prosecutors leading the case, which is taking place in the Southern District of New York, allege that Maxwell was an active participant in Epstein’s crimes during the mid-to-late 90s. If convicted on the charges, she could face upwards of 35 years in prison, according to NBC New York.
“Starting in 1994 until at least 1997, Maxwell had a personal and professional relationship with Jeffrey Epstein,” U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss said, according to Breitbart. “Maxwell was among Epstein’s closest associates and helped him exploit girls who were as young as 14 years old.”
Strauss continued: “Maxwell played a critical role in helping Epstein to identify, befriend, and groom minor victims for abuse.”
Elites on notice
Maxwell was being held in the Merrimack County Jail in Boscawen, New Hampshire, near where she was apprehended last week, but she was transferred Monday to the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, New York — the same facility where Epstein died — in advance of a Friday arraignment, according to the New York Post.
Reports suggest that Maxwell may be willing to cooperate with authorities and provide evidence against other participants in Epstein’s illicit activities, given the potentially onerous penalties to which she could be subjected if found guilty. As such, many of the rich and powerful people known to have traveled in Epstein’s orbit for years are surely on pins and needles awaiting her next move, a group that is thought to include former President Bill Clinton and Britain’s Prince Andrew, as Fox News noted.
It remains to be seen precisely how explosive the fallout from Maxwell’s arrest ultimately is.