Human trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell photographed at an In-and-Out in LA

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The utterly bizarre, terrifying and infuriating story of Jeffrey Epstein’s life and death is so crazy. If it was a movie, critics would hammer away at how unbelievable it is. I mean, the man had a mysterious billion-dollar fortune and NO ONE KNOWS WHY. He literally named his plane the Lolita Express. He wormed his way into high-level academic, political and business circles and no one checked his credentials. And his death is shrouded in shambolic mystery too. Another piece of the mystery is why it continues to take so long for federal authorities to, you know, investigate and arrest co-conspirators. Why did the FBI only raid Epstein’s private island THIS WEEK? And where the hell has Ghislaine Maxwell been for the past decade?

Ghislaine Maxwell hasn’t had to face any kind of justice for her massive role in Epstein’s human trafficking operation. Maxwell was Epstein’s main procurer of children, and no one had seen her in public for years. Was she in the UK? Monaco? A tiny Massachusetts beach town? But no, apparently she’s in LA. She was seen and photographed at In-and-Out by the New York Post:

Seriously? Seriously:

Jeffrey Epstein’s former gal pal Ghislaine Maxwell isn’t holed up in her British manor or summering on the Massachusetts coast. The Post found the socialite hiding in plain sight in the least likely place imaginable — a fast-food joint in Los Angeles. Maxwell, 57, the alleged madam to the multimillionaire pedophile, was scarfing down a burger, fries and shake al fresco at an In-N-Out Burger on Monday while reading “The Book of Honor: The Secret Lives and Deaths of CIA Operatives,” a nonfiction best seller by journalist Ted Gup.

Sitting alone with a pet pooch, she was surprised to be found and told an onlooker, “Well, I guess this is the last time I’ll be eating here!”

The daughter of the late, disgraced publishing tycoon Robert Maxwell has not been charged with any crimes but could find herself in the feds’ crosshairs following Epstein’s apparent jailhouse suicide Saturday. One of Epstein’s accusers, Jennifer Araoz, on Wednesday sued his estate, as well as Maxwell and three unidentified women for conspiring “to make possible and otherwise facilitate the sexual abuse and rape of [Araoz].”

It’s not the first time Maxwell has been accused of luring young women and girls into the convicted pedophile’s web. Another accuser, Virginia Giuffre — who has said she had sex with England’s Prince Andrew and noted attorney Alan Dershowitz at Epstein’s command — sued the socialite for defamation in 2015 after Maxwell publicly stated Giuffre was lying about being sexually abused by Epstein.

[From The NY Post]

So… just sitting around In-and-Out, eating a burger and reading a book. This is the same woman who literally drove around trailer parks in Florida, luring children away to be trafficked by herself and Epstein. The same woman who took pride in her position procuring girls and women for Epstein and Prince Andrew and God knows who else. I mean… she’s probably working out a deal with the FBI, right? That’s why she was just sitting there? That’s literally the best explanation I have, because all of the other options are terrible.

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  1. OriginalLala says:

    These people will never see justice served, they will never be punished, I’m becoming convinced of that. Too many powerful men were part of this. Welcome to the Capitalist Patriarchy.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      She went to SCHOOLS to recruit victims! Yes, I think you’re sadly right that she’ll never get the punishment she deserves.

      She most certainly doesn’t deserve In and Out. She’s so vile.

      • Carol says:

        I completely agree. Makes no sense to me why she is free or why the Feds haven’t questioned her already. Im sure they could have found her even if she was ‘hiding’.

        Quick question for legal scholars out there: are teenagers, like 17 year olds, considered “children” or “minors” in sex trafficking cases?

        In drug cases against teenagers, aren’t they called “minors”?

      • Megan says:

        I suspect she has been cooperating with the feds for some time, which explains why she is not yet charged..

      • noway says:

        The minor legal status depends on how they proceed and the crime. Just like some perpetrators under 18 are tried in adult court, some under 18 victims can be considered adult. Generally, under 18 is considered a minor, but age of consent for sex is different depending on the state and some the age difference between the two parties. Still, sex trafficking is illegal, even if the participant is 90. Although, people are heading the pedophilia direction here, which is gross, the major crime is sex trafficking and a criminal enterprise.

        Unfortunately, I’m not surprised they haven’t proceeded, and she’s quietly living her life at in-and-out burger. You are right if this was a movie plot, we’d all be laughing, It’s beyond ridiculously stupid. The Dept of Justice had a lot of this knowledge in 2008 when he was first arrested, and they didn’t do much then and that was when the Justice department had a lot more staff and people. Trump’s idea of saving money is just not hiring critical people when it’s something he doesn’t really care about. They aren’t people at the border just trying for a better life. Even if the DOJ had the fortitude to go after this case, they wouldn’t have the people. Going after an accomplice with a dead accused is hard enough, but with Trump’s limited staff it’s impossible. Trump is responsible for his death and the victim’s now have no chance to have their day in court at least criminally. It seriously sucks.

      • FC says:

        The only reason I doubt the “cooperating with the feds” theory is that if she is she will be swiftly killed, especially in a place like LA where I imagine it’s pretty easy to find hit men. My theory is that she is a sociopath who is flaunting the fact that she has so much blackmail on so many high level people that she knows she will never see justice.

    • Christina says:

      Prepare to be outraged. Epstein’s former bodyguard spoke to a journalist a few years ago from The Daily Beast, and now that journalist works for New York Magazine.

      The bodyguard was very open in 2014, and he says that police would call to give Epstein a heads up if the cops were coming.

      Women and girls just don’t matter. We are chattel to the wealthy and connected and to too many men.

      • PointingScreaming says:

        I told my teen @ this. I said basically, I KNOW it’s embarrassing but if you hear of any of your friends getting $ to go to a grown ups house, you MUST tell me and I’ll help your friends. I also told her how they found the kids w poor parents or parents w drug addiction issues, who were less able to protect. It’s just an heartbreak that we need to talk about en masse!

    • Brittany says:

      Good hell, do thing the same things don’t happen in communist regimes? Evil exists everywhere, no group, nation, etc is exempt.

    • popcorn says:

      Supposedly her publicist took the pics, according to meta data that showed her last name. she photoshopped the poster on the bus stop too! daily fail went there & confirmed its been a medical billboard since June. this is cray! i think i saw her on the bus the monday after he killed himself. she looked like PMK w/sunglasses, looking at the map,inside the bus. the route goes directly to the jail where he was housed. a week later i saw online that an “associate claimedhis body. his funeral was the next day. so she was in nyc 2 days after he died & at his funeral. the in n out pics came out that week too.

  2. Enid says:

    I am just praying they are in the process of delivering an air tight case against her so she can be arrested and never let out again.

    • Oy vey says:

      Hear! Hear!

    • PointingScreaming says:

      Have such a career loathing of this woman—strong allegations she’d contact these girl’s parents to manipulate an arrangement of safety. Also that she herself sexually violated said children. Truly a predator- I want to see her locked up like el chapo-bright lights 24/7, restraints &constant actual surveillance w/ subsequent accountability!!

    • PointingScreaming says:

      Why did El Chapo have elite surveillance, but not jeffry & Ghislaine is literally IN & OUT??? Oh wait—they’re white and wealthy….doesn’t matter they profited from the rape of hundreds of children….

  3. olive says:

    wow. she’s really not hiding at all considering how she posed for that photo.

    • KT says:


    • Ashley G says:

      Maybe it was on purpose? Maybe she wants people to know where she is? This way no one can hurt her. They won’t make the same mistake again. They’ll try to keep an eye on her. Whereas if she was running, she’d be running for the rest of her life. Now she put herself in the limelight and it will be hard for her to not have tabs on her. I think it’s actually pretty clever. Maybe people will still try to hurt her… but it wouldn’t look good.

      • Some chick says:

        It’s only clever if she manages to avoid legal or other consequences.

        I’m guessing there is some sort of plea deal in the works (if not hammered out already). LA is a stupid place to try to hide.

        Since she’s chosen not to hide, it will be interesting to see if she faces, uh, extrajudicial consequences. Because we all know she got the dirt. (Because she is so dirty.) Socialite scumbag.

        She is the ultimate Bitch Eating Crackers.

        Unfortunately for her, this isn’t going away and it will be on her for the rest of her life.

      • Kimmy says:

        That’s kinda what Katie Holmes did to protect herself from the crazy Scientologist attacks….hide in plain sight. I can believe this is Maxwell’s thought process as well. Now, get her in custody and question the F@CK out of her.

      • lisanne says:

        Katie may have been hiding in plain sight, but not without the 3 or 4 husky bodyguards her father hired after giving the boot to the COS goons. Whereas Ghislaine looks completely vulnerable in that photo. Must be faked or a lookalike.

  4. Tourmaline says:

    I wouldn’t say she has been hiding out for 10 years– as of 2014 at least she was jetting around promoting her shady non-profit ocean charity, TerraMar.

    The DOJ has said they are looking into her (and the four women who worked for him and who got non-prosecution deals a decade ago–Sarah Kellen (now married to NASCAR driver Brian Vickers), Nadia Marcinkova, Lesley Groff, and Adriana Ross). But I really don’t think an arrest is imminent. They were only just building the new case against Epstein himself, and will need to switch gears. But it seems clear that Ghislaine was the number 2 person in the whole enterprise of course.

  5. Rapunzel says:

    She seems to be posing for the pic? Why is she not hiding more carefully? I’m at a loss as to what to make of this.

    • Myrtle says:

      Some are saying the article is a fake. Click through the Twitter post to see.

      • Rapunzel says:

        Fake as in not real, or fake as in staged? I think they’re real but staged.

        I also wonder of these weren’t taken in advance to make it seem like she was in LA when she’s actually in Paris (as was the previous rumor). That would be a smart tactic.

      • olive says:

        i clicked through and read some of the replies to the twitter post and i still don’t get what you mean by the article is “fake” – is the implication she didn’t actually say what she was quoted as saying, or wasn’t actually reading the book mentioned? or that she wasn’t actually “spotted by an onlooker” and she in fact tipped off the photographers to meet her there?

      • Myrtle says:

        What I read on Twitter was that some people were suggesting the photos were staged or posed, while others were suggesting the whole story is made up. I don’t know, I’m just reporting what I read on Twitter! In the Post article itself, you can see she is reading a thick book in one pic, but in the other pic, there is no book in sight (there’s a purse-looking bag or sac in its place)—so was the book photo-shopped in, and was the title of the book made up? Who knows? This whole story is playing out like a TV crime show with an almost unbelievable plot—and yet it’s true, Lolita Express and all. Personally, I think Ghislaine Maxwell should be charged and taken into custody, so it’s beyond me why she is free to eat burgers in an LA fast food joint. She belongs in another kind of joint entirely.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I wonder if it is a Kardashian-type thing where it was taken at a different time and released later. As in, she left Los Angeles, but dropped this breadcrumb so everyone THINKS that’s where she is right now.

        I think conspiracies are so easy to believe in this situation because we all know that the rich and powerful can get away with anything, and they will take extraordinary steps to protect each other (as an extension of themselves). Epstein ran with some of the wealthiest and most powerful people in the WORLD (US, UK, Russia, Saudi), and there are many people who want his secrets to remain hidden. It’s fertile soil for conspiracy theories.

      • noway says:

        I could see it may be fake, as in that picture is not her. There was a lady on MSNBC this morning showing people how easy it is to fake video into making you think it was someone famous, and how much it is being done. Mainly for laughs now, like the Bill Hader/Tom Cruise video going viral now. She did say how easily it could be used for something more sinister. It’s actually much easier to fake a still photo. My main reasoning for it being fake is an uber rich British socialite who helped run a sex traffic criminal enterprise is eating at in-and-out burger and reading a spy novel. I mean sure it could be real, but it certainly sounds fake. I don’t care where she is though. Get the evidence and hopefully criminally or at least civilly make her pay.

  6. Darla says:

    I just don’t understand this. This is so upsetting that I don’t have the words for it. How can this be happening? Why is she free????

    • PointingScreaming says:

      This epstein pedophile case, describing real-life sickening behavior of the bored and inculpable elites, is worse than fiction. Ghislaine is beyond an hateful and disgusting co-conspirator, where they both used pedophilia to systematially extort the 1% wealthiest of the world. I guess in & out is the most surveilled place in the world, apparently the dankest prison, who knew…

  7. StarGreek says:

    Is this for real? And what the h with the title of the book she was reading?
    This story is something that not even the best screenwriter could conjure up for a movie script… life surpasses fiction.

    Now I go back into lurking mode as all this Epstein affair disgusts me and makes me angry so much… anyone involved should be in a jail cell and keys thrown in the deepest pit of the planet.

  8. Chloe says:

    Man, I hope this is a serious case of “pride cometh before the fall.”

    • Betsy says:

      I hope so too because what this feels like is people thumbing their noses at us.

      • Meg says:

        Yes! That’s a good way to put it. If she covered her face, went through the drive through to eat in private at home or showed shame in some kind of way that would say something but if you’re doing the vile things she’s done she must be a great liar to herself and others. So sick

  9. pam says:

    Can someone help me out? What is the proper pronunciation of her name?

    • Tiffany says:

      Isn’t it pronounced like Jocelyn.

    • castletoz says:

      Ghees-laine. It’s actually pretty phonetic. Just add a bit of French panache to it. I googled it myself a few weeks ago because it looked complicated to me.

    • Ali says:

      When in doubt about a word pronunciation, I always go to this site:

      Seems there are a couple of ways to say it.

    • xdanix says:

      I read that it’s Ghee (as in the clarified butter) Len (like Lenny)

      • K-Peace says:

        One of my childhood friend’s mother is named Ghislaine, and she pronounced it “gee-LEN” (with a hard “g” sound as in the words “gas” and “golf”) like you just said.

      • Ashley G says:

        I live in Paris and knew a little boy who was named Ghislain. It was gee (like geek)- lan (like flan). I’m guessinf because it’s the female version there’s a hard E at the end. Maybe as in lane. No one in France really uses the name. His mother told me she chose it because it’s old fashioned.

    • Northern_Girl20 says:

      It’s French, JIS-LEN or GUEE-LEN I’ve always heard it pronounced as the soft g pronouciation (source – I am French-Canadian).

    • BeanieBean says:

      pam: thank you for asking! I’ve been wondering for the longest time.

    • PointingScreaming says:

      It’s pronounced “pedo-fYle”, or “crim IN el”…

    • Tina says:

      Everyone else is right about the French pronunciation of her name, but as far as I am aware, she pronounces it “guh-layne.” That’s how it was pronounced on the news when Robert Maxwell’s death happened (his yacht was called the Lady Ghislaine).

  10. Sharon k says:

    Who knows what kind of deal she made. It’s unbelievable!! What a perv
    Important men with money will always beat the system.
    Trump,Clinton,pedo Andy get in line.
    It’s disgraceful but real.

    • bettyrose says:

      But she isn’t an important man. I don’t understand women who sell their souls for male approval. I get that she’s wealthy and well connected and more powerful in that regard than most – and clearly has not one ounce more compassion than these y-chromosome carrying monsters – but she’s not Trump and his minions would turn on an uppity woman with no hesitation. What game is she playing?

      • A says:

        She kind of is an important person, or at least an incredibly wealthy one. Her father was Robert Maxwell, and he owned a huge publishing empire before dying under mysterious circumstances (after which it was found out that he’d embezzled millions of dollars from his company’s pension fund). So I don’t think this is a question of her going after male approval as much as it is her using her wealth to behave reprehensibly.

      • Bettyrose says:

        No, Paris Hilton uses her wealth to behave reprehensibly with no compassion for humanity. Maxwell procured child sex slaves for powerful men. That’s a desperate cry for rich white male approval. Money doesn’t buy self esteem.

  11. MrsBanjo says:

    “The Post found the socialite hiding in plain sight in the least likely place imaginable — a fast-food joint in Los Angeles.”

    Based on the quality of the pic and the fact that she clearly knows a photographer is there, that’s some bullshit. This was staged.

    • xo says:

      The eye contact is odd. Possibly staged to stop the hunt. I’ve heard reporters are knocking on doors in France, Massachusetts, etc. Irking people.

  12. lucy2 says:

    Getting photographed like that almost seems intentional.
    This whole thing is so weird and awful. Anyone who had a hand in it needs to go down.

  13. Mab's A'Mabbin says:

    There so many layers of jokes embedded in this woman eating at In and Out. Because this whole thing is so disturbing, and she being who and what she is, I’m leaning into thinking this was on purpose. Some sick metaphoric gesture where in her own mind, she sees herself as very clever. Blah. I feel sorry for the burger joint.

  14. Happy_fat_mama says:

    An act of desperation

  15. boredblond says:

    It’s the nypost…hmmm

  16. Alexandria says:

    I’ve said before that I wouldn’t be surprised if all of the bizarreness and filth from these two would be sick material for Tarantino’s next movie.

  17. Harryg says:

    She’s alive! I’m actually surprised.

  18. Stromba says:

    Way to gloss over the title of the book! A “G. Maxwell” posted a very shady review of that book on amazon yesterday too, and has dozens of previous reviews which may or may not be code. Yeah, this was obviously staged and she’s sending a message, but to who? Was Epstein really “intelligence” as Barr said? Is she as well??

    • Hollz says:

      …She actually reviewed a book about human trafficking back in 2016? wtf.

      Though as I scroll down further I came across one that says “My wife and I get ideas” which implies that G.Maxwell is married and I don’t think Ghislane is? (or was, that review was from 2014.)

    • xo says:

      Also reviewed “Fifty Shades Freed” in 2012. Very odd. (Someone having a laugh?)

      Posing with the book definitely strikes me as an attempt to send a message.

  19. MellyMel says:

    Huh…well I’m surprised she’s alive, so there’s that. I agree with those above…this looks like a staged picture. And I’m not gonna even start with the book she’s “reading”.

  20. Sean says:

    What about the book she was “reading”? A nonfiction book about covert CIA operatives? The sought-after accomplice of a high-profile sex trafficker is not seen for weeks after his arrest. Then, almost a week after his suspicious death, is seen in public reading THAT?!

    She had to be conveying a message with that, right? I’ve heard rumblings that Acosta went easy on Epstein during the original debacle because Epstein may have been an intelligence asset.

    • PointingScreaming says:

      I get your point- since she extorted higher ups in nearly every government in the world, she’s saying she’ll basically never answer for these heinous crimes???

  21. MariaS says:

    Why. Is. She. Free???? The wealthy seem to get away with everything. She visited schools and trailer parks to recruit vulnerable girls. I’m already enraged that Epstein essentially got away with it and this monster continues to walk free? This tells you exactly how little girls/women are valued in this society.

  22. BL says:

    Omg- I had heard about this horrible woman recently but hadn’t seen a photo of her. She kind of looks like the e-picture suspect of the shady woman they are looking for in the MADELEINE MCCANN case? (scroll down)

  23. Nicegirl says:

    I think I read on Twitter that in n out supports Trumps re-election. So of course a vile betrayer would be found there. This person is horrid, I have hatred for these abusers I cannot lie.

  24. ChillyWilly says:

    That photo looks posed as hell to me. I lay odds she called the Post herself and staged this. The book she is reading about the CIA seems purposeful as well. She is sending a message to someone.

  25. BCity says:

    I live in said tiny MA beach town and never saw her nasty ass, for what it’s worth. Where she was supposedly staying is actually a somewhat well-traveled street (by our standards lol) albeit with most of the houses set way back, so she probably came and went either at night or by boat – gossip is the gross boyfriend doesn’t have a helicopter or a plane. Anyway, good riddance!

  26. aquarius64 says:

    I wonder if Ghislaine is a social pariah now? The rich and powerful who invited her to her home and parties have lost her number now. Now that Epstein the Evil has taken up residency in hell and the case is getting more scrunity those friends are praying an old picture of them with GiGi the Gross doesn’t surface in the media. They are probably talking to their lawyers right now.

    • Jaded says:

      Oh I think so. Interestingly, she was very good friends with Andrew and facilitated his relationship with Epstein, and now both of them have been damned to pariah hell for the rest of their miserable lives.

  27. Savannah says:

    Wonder if Jeffrey Epstein was involved in Avicii’s death.
    Avicii knew some stuff and was going to expose a human trafficking ring when he all of a sudden “commited suicide”.
    Sure it could be made up, but this human trafficking-ring inside the rich and famous is real. And people are ready to kill to save their asses.

    • Rose says:

      Yeah I’m going to need to see citations for allllll of that.

    • Johnna says:

      I hadn’t heard anything about Avicii’s plan to expose a human trafficking ring right before he died. That’s crazy. Many are also saying the same thing happened to both Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell — that they too were going to expose the same type of stuff, and then they both “supposedly” committed suicide, too. Some are also saying there’s a possibility that John Podesta, who was Hilary Clinton’s campaign manager, could be the biological father of Chester Bennington…and when you compare their photos side by side, it’s more than a little uncanny how alike they look. It may also explain how Bennington came to discover the info he did, & apparently Cornell was his good friend & was going to help him in exposing it all. Who really knows what the truth is, but I bet it has something to do with the Clintons. I don’t think they’re the “good people” they appear to be, and I bet it’s goes way deeper than we think & is waaaay more evil & messed up than we could ever imagine. Hopefully we’ll learn the truth sooner than later.

    • Jaded says:

      Wayyyy too many tin-foil hats on here. Good for them for trying to expose a horrible evil in this world but to conflate it with Epstein’s crimes and death, Clinton’s purported involvement, etc. etc. is just not the least bit believable.

  28. Jaded says:

    There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
    Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

    We’ll never know what exactly went on and with whom. This was clearly a staged photo op, Epstein’s suicide is shady AF, everyone involved in his trafficking of young women is running for cover and innumerable lawyers are going to get rich.

  29. Kathryn says:

    Are people really that dense? “No one knows where his fortune came from.” I mean we can all agree his fortune started with his trading days/Bear Sterns money but all the wealth that came after? I mean just look at the first two words of the headline of this article.

  30. Ladykatan says:

    I honestly think she’s already dead.

    If not physically, than will be pronounced dead ASAP because she’s joined witness protection.

    This pic is obviously photoshopped/doctored. It’s a red herring.