The brother of Ghislaine Maxwell calls her trial “the most over-hyped” in the century as the British socialite prepares to appear before court on Monday over sex trafficking for disgraced pedophile Jeffery Epstein,.
Ian Maxwell told the AP in an interview that the trial was “designed to break” his sister, describing it as “the most over-hyped trial of the century without a doubt.”
Ghislaine Maxwell is accused of acting as a pimp for Epstein by procuring underage girls for his sexual gratification.
“I can’t see any other way to read it,” Ian Maxwell said. “And she will not be broken because she believes completely in her innocence and she is going to give the best account she can.
The daughter of the disgraced media mogul, Robert Maxwell, allegedly introduced Epstein to a dizzying array of wealthy and powerful figures, notably Prince Andrew.
“This is not quite a put-up job but nonetheless [the case] has been cobbled together so that Ghislaine is made to face the charges that Epstein never faced.”
Epstein allegedly committed suicide in prison in August 2019 while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges, more than a decade after his conviction for soliciting prostitution from minors.
Ian Maxwell further censured denial of bail to his, sister comparing her case to others’ such as Derek Chauvin, a police officer that killed George Floyd but was granted bail.
“The denial of bail is wholly inappropriate,” he said. “Some very famous, infamous people were granted bail, as most recently the killer of George Floyd [Derek Chauvin], a murderer. John Gotti, another murderer, a mobster. Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby, Bernie Madoff. These are all men, of course, who got bail. Ghislaine is a woman who somehow doesn’t get bail.”
Maxwell, who was arrested at her secluded mansion in New Hampshire in July 2020, has pleaded not guilty to six counts of sex trafficking in relation to recruitment of girls for Epstein.
Following her arrest in July 2020, Audrey Strauss, then acting Manhattan US attorney, said Maxwell “played a critical role in helping Epstein to identify, befriend and groom minor victims” and that “in some cases, Maxwell participated in the abuse.”