Maxwell has been taken into custody and is expected to appear in court later today, the person said. It is not known where she was arrested or where her initial appearance will take place.
Maxwell, whose fate is unclear since Epstein’s arrest last summer, has been investigated by the US Attorney’s office in Manhattan for facilitating the recruitment of Epstein girls and women. She has been named in several trials by women who have claimed to have been abused by Epstein.
Following Epstein’s suicide in August 2019, public pressure intensified to hold those who helped him – perhaps including Maxwell and a coterie of young women who allegedly worked under him – responsible not only of his acts, but also of their own acts. the roles.
In this investigation, Maxwell remained an important target. She denied any wrongdoing and, in one statement, called at least one of her accusers a “liar.”