Ghislaine Maxwell, the convicted sex trafficker and partner in crime with Jeffery Epstein, made headlines recently when she somehow coordinated an interview with TalkTV from the Federal Correctional Institute in Tallahassee, Florida.
Maxwell is serving a 20-year sentence and is, technically, only allowed video calls with family members and friends on a prison-approved list. Correctional facility officials allege the interview was a violation of the prison code. Also in question is whether or not Maxwell was compensated for the interview, which also would have been a violation.
Maxwell’s friend, filmmaker Daphne Barak apparently coordinated the interview, which aired on Jan. 23. During the interview, Maxwell made several controversial claims.
One strongly worded allegation concerns Jeffery Epstein, whom police officers have said committed suicide in jail while awaiting trial in 2019. Maxwell alleges that, contrary to the official report, Epstein was murdered.
“I believe that he was murdered,” Maxwell declared.
The interview and her comments regarding Epstein prompted the Federal Correctional Institute in Tallahassee to punish Maxwell. According to the Daily Mail, the former British socialite “was handcuffed and slung into solitary confinement for 48 hours after prison authorities accused her of profiting from a media interview.”
Reportedly, Maxwell considered the punishment unfair. The Mail reported: “She protested her innocence but was marched off to the Special Housing Unit (SHU) — a ‘prison within a prison’ comprising tiny, grim cells where inmates are locked up for 23 hours at a time and fed through slits in the door.”
The Daily Mail also noted that several prisoners, identified as “insiders,” said that Maxwell “was just minding her own business when [officers] came in, turned her around, and handcuffed her.”
“She got really upset,” the source continued. “She was crying, she was yelling that she hadn’t received any money, but nobody saw her again for three days.”
One “insider” added: “The SHU is not a nice place. It’s like a little box, and you’re only allowed out to shower once a day. There’s no contact from anyone, no privileges; they slide your meals through a slot.”
After becoming aware of Epstein’s death, Maxwell said: “I was shocked. And I wondered how it had happened. Because as far as I was concerned, he was going to … I was sure he was going to appeal. And I was sure that he was covered under the non-prosecution agreement.”
Many have vilified Maxwell for her association with Epstein and involvement in sex crimes involving young, vulnerable women. She has also fallen under criticism for not apologizing to her victims.
Regarding showing empathy for her victims, the Western Journal noted: “The best sentiment she could muster was, ‘I wish them time to heal and to be able to have a productive and good life going forward.'”
Nevertheless, the punitive action taken by prison officials, apparently prompted by Maxwell’s assertion that law enforcement officers killed Epstein while in custody, has led some to side with Maxwell on the matter.
An expose on Maxwell can be viewed HERE.
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