Where is Jeffrey Epstein’s co-conspirator & enabler Ghislaine Maxwell?

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The more I read about Jeffrey Epstein’s decades of crimes against children, the more upset I am about Ghislaine Maxwell. Maxwell is usually referred to as Epstein’s “closest friend” or “enabler” or “co-conspirator.” But man, she was so much more than that. She was a vital part of Epstein’s whole trafficking organization and likely his blackmail organization too. Maxwell was the one procuring children – kidnapping/trafficking children, surely – for Epstein to abuse. Maxwell was the one persuading children and young women to come with her, to meet and be abused by Epstein and Prince Andrew and whoever else. Well, guess what? In the wake of Epstein’s mystery death, no one knows where Maxwell is. ARE YOU JOKING.

Is it possible prosecutors have lost track of Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged co-conspirator in his pedophile ring? For the past few weeks, rumors have circulated that she’s 400 pounds and living in Florida, or that she’s living the high life in London or the Continent, but according to the Washington Post, authorities are having a hard time locating her. Those who know her say that it’s possible she is as much of a Houdini as Epstein. Both of them liked having secrets, and the way those secrets kept people off balance. “Jeffrey always wanted to give the impression that he was an international man of mystery—‘I control everyone and everything, I collect people, I own people, I can damage people,’” says an ex-girlfriend.

The nature of the relationship between Epstein and Maxwell, the favorite daughter of embezzling press baron Robert Maxwell, who died when he fell or was pushed from his yacht, the Lady Ghislaine, is not well known. Multiple victims claim she was both part of the sex trafficking ring, often bringing girls to Epstein, and a sexual participant. But Epstein told of-age women he courted that Maxwell was a former girlfriend fallen on hard times, and that he had taken it upon himself to maintain her position in society. “Ghislaine floated in and out of the house with the keys, and even though Jeffrey told me they didn’t have a sexual relationship, she’d drop under her breath that she was sleeping in his bed from time to time,” says an ex-girlfriend.

On the weekends in the 1990s, Maxwell would have her Rollerblades FedExed to Epstein’s island in the Caribbean, and said she got her helicopter’s license so she could transport anyone she liked without pilots knowing who they were. Maxwell also said the island had been completely wired for video; the friend thought that she and Epstein were videotaping everyone on the island as an insurance policy, as blackmail. A source close to Maxwell says she spoke glibly and confidently about getting girls to sexually service Epstein, saying this was simply what he wanted, and describing the way she’d drive around to spas and trailer parks in Florida to recruit them. She would claim she had a phone job for them, “and you’ll make lots of money, meet everyone, and I’ll change your life.” The source continues, “Ghislaine was in love with Jeffrey the way she was in love with her father. She always thought if she just did one more thing for him, to please him, he would marry her.”

Maxwell had one other thing to tell this woman: “When I asked what she thought of the underage girls, she looked at me and said, ‘they’re nothing, these girls. They are trash.’”

[From Vanity Fair]

VF has additional (gross) details about Maxwell and Epstein’s toxic, crazy relationship but I couldn’t read much more. Federal authorities are still investigating, and of course it’s possible that IF Maxwell is found, she will eventually be charged with her crimes, possibly felony conspiracy and who knows what else. The FBI also just conducted a raid on Epstein’s private island. They’re still gathering evidence.

I know lawyers often comment on this blog, so I have a question: what happens to Epstein’s money, if and when the feds untangle his financials? My assumption has been that Epstein’s victims could seek restitution from his estate, but will that actually happen?

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  1. Darla says:

    She can only be in hiding or dead. It is infuriating that she has been let alone. Did they even try and arrest her? Even try and find her? This is so obvious what is going on. The big boys are disappearing anyone who can testify to what they did. And what they did is rape underage girls, and my bet is, somewhere along the line, underage boys as well.

  2. Chica71 says:

    His brother was a partner in most of his businesses and properties. I think the victims can sue his estate.

  3. Samantha says:

    Maybe Prince Andrew is hiding her at Balmoral lol

    • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

      No… at the Swiss chalet. Isn’t Switzerland “neutral” (ha! they worked WITH the Nazis to hide loot), and won’t extradite to any country?

      • Tourmaline says:

        I agree with you — my speculative theory is that the Swiss Chalet of the Yorks is a hidden link between the Yorks and Epstein.

        It just seems too convenient that a few years after the Yorks were so supposedly broke that they needed a 15K loan from Epstein (and that Fergie is so broke that she is needing to sell access to Andrew and so broke that she has to live at Royal Lodge with him) they are splashing out on a chalet worth 13 million.

      • Betsy says:

        @Tourmaline – that’s entirely plausible.

  4. VintageS says:

    She is truly evil. Sickening. I can only hope that she gets sold down the river by someone who wants to make a deal.

      • Tourmaline says:

        Yep, there is a whole slate of people identified who worked with Ghislaine on this criminal enterprise. The women who worked for Epstein were key to bringing in the underage victims even going so far as to troll high school grounds in the Palm Beach area for targets.

      • Betsy says:

        My brain is folding in upon itself with all this. It’s like trying to get my head around the criminality of Donald Trump. I don’t work in the field, I’m not a criminal and I just don’t have the capacity to understand people’s criminality as we learn of it. So many twists and turns and when you think you understand the depravity, there’s more hiding under a patch of slime.

  5. Alexandria says:

    Why wouldn’t I be surprised if these two become the focus of Tarantino’s next movie?


  6. Renee says:

    Why did the feds just now raid his island? The journalist, Julie Brown, from the Miami Herald that blew this story open was on TV this morning saying she couldn’t understand why the feds didn’t raid his island previously. Brown says she was on the island a few weeks ago and locals said contents (computers, etc) were being moved from the island. So why wait till now???

    I hate to sound like a conspiracy theorist, but I think too many powerful people were involved to think this raid is anything buy optics for the media and public.

    • Darla says:


    • Myrtle says:

      The thing is, conspiracies do exist! Most “conspiracy theories” are wacky. But there are actual conspiracies in this world. And this sure is starting to look like one.

      • Becks1 says:

        Yeah, exactly. And its not so far fetched to think that rich, powerful people would act to protect their dirty secrets/crimes.

    • Christin says:

      I wondered the same. His island was well known for years. Why did they not conduct a raid when he was arrested weeks ago? No doubt he spent the last few weeks sending out instructions on what to scrub, hide, destroy, etc.

      • SamC says:

        Maybe trying to determine jurisdiction then dealing with a different legal system than the US, plus who knows how many people there he had dirt on to delay the process?

      • Kathryn says:

        @ SamC his island is in the US Virgin Islands, American territory. Same legal system, I used to live there. Although, I will say trying to partner with them to get ANYTHING done is essentially an exercise in futility. Island time is a real thing. The amount of unsolved cases that are rampant on a 26-mile long island is actually stupid. Most times the authorities down there don’t even try and many people hide down there to escape their stateside crimes. Same legal system, but the chances of anyone going after you for anything down there is slim to none.

    • Ponchorella says:

      I was wondering this as well. Why give so long for all evidence to be destroyed? Also, why hasn’t the New Mexico ranch been raided as well? So shady.

  7. Michael says:

    I assume she is in the run or murdered by people who do not want her talking. I bet somebody is already writing this screenplay

  8. SJR says:

    This vile, vile creature and every other that was involved in this cruelty for years/decades should, in a just world, be brought to justice and the maximum sentence served.

    IRL, those who have the gold = make the rules.

    Queen Elizabeth and Prince Andrew and their disgusting display of smiling and going to church as tho they are lily white in all this, makes me want to abolish the monarchy at once. Vomit inducing.

    Peace, kindness, and never ending support to all who have suffered at the hands of these vermin.

  9. Christin says:

    Oh, the hubris these people have. Both thought they were above it all and held all the cards. Now she’s likely a wanted woman in ways she thought were far beneath her.

    If she thinks the rich and powerful will shield her, then good luck with that.

  10. Krakken says:

    I appreciate the language and framing this situation for what it is.

    It was not just a situation where a dude and his gf likes having sex with children and enticed them into a life of depravity thru gifts and attention. (As horrid as that is..)
    It was an organized criminal enterprise. A massive one. With bosses , employees and buyers. Guylaine maxwell was an active employee of The business. Hundreds of girls. Even the reportedly voracious appetite of JE wouldn’t require that many victims. The enormity of it is sickening. So let’s call it what it is.
    I hope they track down all those complicit in this crime and they are held accountable. But I am not optimistic when there’s this level of wealth and privilege attached to the perpetrators.
    Ps I would love love love for them to pin down prince Andrew and threaten him with jail time. He would squeal like the tender little piggy he looks to be.

  11. adastraperaspera says:

    Maxwell should be on FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List. I also wonder where the children are located who have been kidnapped to support this billion-dollar sex crimes industry? Where are they housed right now? Who is feeding them and keeping them imprisoned? This isn’t just one girl or boy here and there–it must be hundreds (thousands?) of kids around the world, just being warehoused for sex crimes. It’s absolutely depraved.

    • Miriam says:

      Read about Los Ninos Robados in Spain – hundreds of thousands of children stolen from their poor or left leaning parents in Franco’s time up until the 1980’s. Parents were told their newborns were stillborns and shown frozen corpses only to discover years later that their child’s casket held a bunch of rocks. Thousands of missing (and dead) children in Ireland – mostly the children of single mothers. Children missing and stolen in Canada – many from native reservations. The holocaust? This has been going on for such a long time – how can anyone feign ignorance?

  12. Kiera says:

    The more I read about her the more I’m convinced she herself was abused my her father. Not an excuse for what she did, just an observation on my end. They had a very odd relationship from what I have read, which put into context with that sentence about how her relationship with Epstein was like her relationship with her father makes me fairly certain something odd was going on.

    On another note this lady has been associated with two different men who died under mysterious circumstances. Not saying she did it but wtf that’s a hell of a coincidence.

  13. Keira says:

    Would be great if JE estate and GM can be tried using RICO, federal organized crime and racketeering law. Can’t remember if this has already been discussed.

  14. sassafras says:

    It’s a pretty well-known theory that her father was involved with KGB/ CIA/ and/or Moussad (hence the suspicious death off a yacht.) So, once you bring those players into a family and add in all this private island/ world leader/ secret plane crap, you can’t help but add 2 plus 2 and get conspiracy theories.

  15. Laura says:

    The thing is Epstein was just a vector of a huge criminal organization including the most powerful people in the world for so long. Who was financing Epstein estates/ organization? If you think he was doing it alone with Maxwells you are mistaken yourself… we need to follow his money, and seize all of his accounts. Epstein also had properties in France, Italy, Thailand …

    • Kathryn says:

      I know! Most interesting thing to me are people saying “but how did he make his money?” Very little of it was from trading I’m sure. I bet he made most if not all of his disgusting blood money off his trafficking organizations, paid by some of the world’s wealthiest people for his human goods and services. Vile.

  16. Dani says:

    The victims can sue for restitution/damages through the Estate. But all they’ll get is a settlement. But there is nothing else that can be done now that he’s dead.

  17. Renee says:

    I want the names released of all the scumbags that have partaken in Epstein’s illegal antics. I’ve heard a few names thrown around from a deposition (ex-Gov Bill Richardson, Sen. George Mitchell, Prince Andrew, etc). Let’s get the list of all of them. They make me sick.

    The Daily Beast had an article on the four women who recruited the victims for Epstein. They gave the names and photo of each woman. I want them all outed and prosecuted as well. There is a special place in hell for this Maxwell lady……

  18. Embee says:

    Trusts and Estates attorney here – JE’s assets (to the extent they can be located/are in his name) are will be administered by a personal representative/executor and most likely also a trustee or trustees. Those funds are available to the attorneys who will represent the estate to pay for the attorney’s services defending Epstein’s assets from claims by creditors (the girls and likely others). Those services will likely be extensive and expensive, and they are a priority claim against the estate. I hope that the victims are able to get some financial relief but the cynical side of me believes that it will all be going round and round for years and the expenses will make a sizable dent in the estate..because remember there’s nobody watching the piggy bank now.

  19. Jaded says:

    I’m sure Maxwell has passports with different names/identities like Epstein did. She’s shut down her charity, probably dyed her hair, put on glasses and vanished into the ether as Mildred Grunch from Bedlam Bottom, Hampshire, UK.

  20. Xo says:

    No mention of the Clooney headline?

  21. Liz version 700 says:

    The Estate will be liable for any claims made by victims. I hope they drain every last penny from that devil’s pocketbook. But there is no justice left to give (at least on earth – cases like this make me hope there is a hell). But if the evidence was used to find the other rapists it would bring some measure of justice I would hope. The death is so many shades of shady. If he even is dead. There is literally almost no conspiracy theory that could be told about this lot that I wouldn’t give some credence too.

  22. Rosewater says:

    Like I said in the other Epstein thread:
    Part II – Epstein’s body goes missing from the morgue
    Part III – Ghislaine Maxwell is found dead.
    Part IV – Epstein is found 20 years later living in Paraguay having undergone extensive plastic surgery to render him unrecognizable.

    All joking aside, Town and Country had an interesting article about all this and said that Ghislaine’s relationship to Epstein was…interesting to say the least.

    ““But the thing is, to hang around those billionaire guys, you either have to be sleeping with them or you’re finding them girls. There is no in-between when you’re in that crowd,” said the friend, referring not to Ghislaine individually but the dark habits and rituals common at the highest echelons of power. “The other thing you can do is get them into parties. It’s the private jet equivalent of grass, gas or ass,” the source added, riffing on the ‘70s maxim of how hitchhikers could compensate drivers for their ride.””

  23. Hildog says:

    My question is- why are they just NOW collecting evidence from a crime scene? Should all of his residences been searched at the same time?

  24. A. says:

    I hate Epstein and his ilk, but as a woman, I hate the female enablers more?

    I guess I’m no longer surprised by what men do, but when a girl or woman betrays the sisterhood like that it’s just unforgivable to me.

    I hope she’s alive and rots in jail. It won’t even be 1/8th of what the victims suffered but it’ll be something.