As I write this editorial, one of the most problematic and controversial trails of our lifetime is unfolding. The trial of the United States vs. Ghislaine Maxwell. Maxwell is a former socialite charged with the recruiting, grooming, and exploitation of under-aged girls for sex and sexual favors for the now deceased and disgraced financier Jeffery Epstein. Maxwell is also accused of joining in on the acts themselves as well as administering profuse harassment after the encounters. Formally, Maxwell is being charged for the following;
- Two counts of violation to the Mann Act.
- One count of enticing a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts
- One count of conspiracy to entice a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts
- One count of transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity
- One count of conspiracy to transport a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity
- Two counts of perjury
In its totality, Maxwell is facing nearly 70 years behind bars. To get a better understanding as to why this case is so important, I plan on outlining as much context as I can to help you, the reader, come to terms with who Ghislane Maxwell is and who it was she worked for. The rabbit hole is deep and dark in this instance but it must be addressed.
Ghislaine Maxwell is the daughter of former media mogul Robert Maxwell. Robert Maxwell had a sphere of influence one could only dream of. As a communications pioneer in Brittan, Maxwell soon found himself in the British parliament where the Maxwell family’s acquaintance and influence would flourish. After Roberts time in parliament he would go on to purchase the British Printing Corporation, Mirror Group Newspapers and Macmillan Publishers, and several other publishing companies. Robert would commit suicide in 1991during the financial collapse of his empire began. After his death speculation rose to Roberts involvement with Mosad, the Israeli special forces. Maxwell had contacts with the Czechoslovakian communist leaders in 1948. This allowed a line of communication between Israel and the Czechoslovakians. This lead to the decision by the Czechs to arm Israel in the 1948 Arab–Israeli War. It was Maxwell's covert assistance in smuggling aircraft parts into Israel that led to the country having air superiority during their 1948 war of independence. This in turn would allow the progression of Roberts’s role with Israeli military which saw him rise to the appointment of a Mosad agent, or a spy. Robert Maxwell’s involvement with Mosad would be confirmed in 1991 by former employee of Israel's Military Intelligence Directorate, Ari Ben-Menashe.
The father of Ghislaine Maxwell was a man that controlled the majority of foreign media and was a part-time spy for the country of Israel. A country that owed an incredible debt to Maxwell. With this now in mind, where does Ghislaine come into play? With a prominent father comes prominent family friends. Ghislaine spent most of her childhood up into her adulthood spending time around extremely important and influential people. When her father died in 1991, those connections never died with him. That same year would be the year Ghislaine would meet financier and philanthropist Jeffery Epstein through a mutual friend of prominence. The two would eventually blossom a mutually beneficial and romantic relationship that would lead to years of profitable entanglements to say the least. For years the two socialized amongst the elite of high society. They mingled and networked with the likes of politicians such as Bill Clinton and Donald Trump, entertainers Mick Jagger and Chris Tucker, and even royalty such as Prince Andrew and associates. These are some of the many names linked to the social circles of the two. What we now have come to find out, is that mingling with the socialites comes with a price.
In the early 2000’s Epstein’s habits began to catch up with him as several young girls came forward accusing him of sexual assault and rape. By 2009, somehow Epstein would beat these charges with a sweetheart deal from the DA of Florida at the time and fly under the radar for almost a decade. That is until his arrest in 2019. Epstein was arrested July 6th, 2019 under charges of sex trafficking. In Epstein’s indictment it directly names Ghislaine Maxwell as a coconspirator. Maxwell goes on the run as soon as Epstein’s Manhattan home is raided by FBI officials. August 10th, 2019 Jeffery Epstein dies in his cell via “suicide”. Two days later Ghislane is spotted in Los Angeles. The allure around these circumstances heighted once the social circles of the two came to light with the public. On December 27th of that same year, the FBI formally enacts an investigation into Maxwell. On July 2nd 2020 Ghislaine is arrested in a New Hampshire villa where she had been hiding out. That leads to where we are today.
Since her arrest several theories have come to light. It was pondered that Epstein was a spy himself much like Maxwell’s father, also for the country of Israel. With this in mind we can begin to insinuate the capabilities in the similarities between both Maxwell and Epstein. Both are well known socialites with a deep pocket, and they have a history with espionage. Coupled with the fact that they both wound up being sadistic pedophiles, it’s safe to say these two were a match made in hell. Both Epstein and Maxwell are believed to have had dealings with prominent social figures in entertainment, politics, sports, etc. Individuals so well known that there would inevitably be public uproar if names were brought to the trial floor. Publically disclosed documents from the Courts of the Southern District of New York implement over two dozen individuals and corporations as defendants in the indictment of Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffery Epstein’s sex trafficking case. While nothing has been corroborated by the defendants or their representatives, witness testimony may force the cards of some of these individuals on record to state their case behind closed doors. Below I have attached an image of the list of defendants listed in the case of the United States vs. Ghislaine Maxwell from the New York court of appeals.
With this list in mind, it is important to try and comprehend how and why those listed are connected to this sex trafficking case. As I mentioned previously, Maxwell and Epstein’s social circles were ones of prominence. The names listed in the above defendants list are names of some of the most prominent and influential figures in world affairs. Also previously mentioned, both Ghislaine and Epstein have a history with espionage. There have been a multitude of insinuations regarding possible black mail and extortion practices by Epstein and Maxwell. Private estates being held as gathering points for waves of high society to flock to in order to indulge themselves in cynical vices. It is believed Epstein along with Maxwell’s assistance, were able to align themselves with the societal elite, entice them into or at the individuals own accord participate in lude, precarious behavior, all while being doxed in the process. It is confirmed Epstein and Maxwell utilized photographs and videos from CCTV footage of those elites with underage girls as blackmail for financial and rhetorical monetization. This was confirmed in unsealed court records that alleged Maxwell kept an album containing photographs of topless girls posing with individuals who visited Epstein's Palm Beach mansion. Claims of the photo and video evidence were confirmed by from a recently released 2016 deposition with Epstein's former maintenance man, Juan Alessi.
The trail which began on November 29th, 2021 is still in its early deliberations. While the accusations are damming, the evidence is dark. The unsealed indictment 20 Cr. 330 by the USDC and SDNY outlines just how perversely twisted Maxwell and Epstein were. It describes in detail the process in which Maxwell would groom and entice these young girls to fall into the turmoil of trafficking. The confidentiality of the case is a cause for concern. Media coverage is not barred from covering the trail, but the courts haven’t made it easy for information to be made public. Witnesses are not forced to testify, but if so their names are to be withheld from public documentation. As for the defendants listed previously, we may never know their day in court. Accusations of this magnitude applied to some of the more culturally recognizable figures in our society come with consequences. Consequences that the justice system and the public will not be able to reconcile in the future. Careers would be ruined, legacies destroyed, and reputations tarnished. This is why I believe on the very first day of the trial, we saw a multitude of corporate individuals step away from executive positions. The first day of the Maxwell trial, as opening remarks were being made, The CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey resigned from his position. CFOs of CNBC, Walmart, and Goldman Sachs all resigned as well on the same day. If this is a coincidence then it’s quite the timely one. If acknowledging these circumstances makes me a conspiracy theorist, then so be it, but they are undeniable.
Only time will tell what will come of the trial. Corruption seeps into every aspect of society, even the courts. So, as more information leaks and decisions are made, speculation will be our best guess. It is our job as members of civilized society to hold these people accountable. We deserve to know the facts of the case, no matter how dark or deplorable. There are people involved in this case that have yet to be mentioned who most certainly will their day in court. The question is how we will, the public, react to the revelations. How much truth can one take?