Ghislaine Maxwell calls for $ 5 million bail, saying “not Jeffrey Epstein”, hadn’t contacted the pedophile for over a decade before committing suicide and is the victim of a campaign defamation by the press.
Maxwell’s 58-year-old lawyers pleaded for his release on Friday because Epstein’s former girlfriend and close associate “vigorously deny” all of the charges against her.
Her application has been filed with the Manhattan District Court of the United States and claims that she was not “hiding” from authorities, has not left the United States once since Epstein’s arrest, and does not represent a risk of leakage.
He also claims that she risks contracting COVID-19 if she continues to be detained in Brooklyn Prison.
The complaint comes eight days after authorities invaded her luxury home in New Hampshire, where prosecutors say she was hiding and accused her of luring underage girls so that Epstein could sexually abuse them.
Ghislaine Maxwell, photographed in 2013, requests bail of $ 5 million, saying that she is “not Jeffrey Epstein”, had not contacted the pedophile for more than a decade before committing suicide and is victim of a smear campaign by the press
Maxwell’s lawyers have presented their proposal to be released on $ 5 million bond Friday, secured against property she owns in the United Kingdom worth $ 3.75 million.
They state in the file that Maxwell had not been in contact with the pedophile for more than 10 years before his apparent suicide.
These allegations arise despite the filing of a separate complaint by an accuser from Epstein, which shows that Maxwell and Epstein sent each other an email in 2015.
The documents also state that Maxwell was the victim of a smear campaign by the media and that it was the media – not the authorities – whose suspect had been hiding for a year.
They maintain that she has no criminal record, firmly denies all the allegations brought against her by the multiple women who have come forward and poses no risk of flight.
‘Epstein died in federal custody, and media attention quickly shifted to our client – mistakenly trying to replace her with Epstein – even though she had had no contact with Epstein for more than a decade, had never been charged with a crime or been found guilty in any civil litigation and has always denied any allegations of alleged misconduct, “wrote lawyer Mark Cohen.
Maxwell had a romantic relationship with Jeffrey Epstein around 1992, but then became his “right-hand wife,” managing his real estate empire and, allegedly, his trafficking in minors.
Her bail application (photo) has been filed with the US District Court for Manhattan and claims that she was not “hiding” from the authorities, is not a risk of absconding and may contract COVID- 19 if she continues to be detained in Brooklyn prison
“Sometimes the simplest point is the most critical: Ghislaine Maxwell is not Jeffrey Epstein. “
Cohen continued: “Since Epstein’s arrest, Ms. Maxwell has been at the center of an overwhelming wave of press, television and social media articles portraying her in the most overwhelming and prejudicial light possible.” of his guilt. The sheer volume of media reports mentioning Ms. Maxwell is staggering.
“She saw helicopters fly over her house and journalists hiding in the bushes. “
The record denies that Maxwell has been in hiding for the past year and said that she “had maintained regular contact” with the federal government since the day after Epstein’s arrest.
Authorities said the British socialite was hiding in the New Hampshire retreat.
Prosecutors called Maxwell – an American, British and French passport holder – “an extreme risk of absconding” who is expected to remain in detention until trial.
Maxwell is currently detained at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn (photo)
The app also claims that Maxwell is at risk of getting coronavirus if she continues to be held behind bars in her Brooklyn prison.
He says her health will be “seriously threatened” and that she will not be able to benefit from a fair trial and properly prepare her defense due to restrictions placed on lawyer visits and telephone calls during the pandemic.
The bail conditions advanced by the Maxwell team indicate that the bond would be co-signed by “six people financially responsible … [with] close ties to Mrs Maxwell ‘and will be guaranteed against her property in the UK.
It is not yet clear who the six are, but the motion cites her “extremely close relationships with her six siblings and nephews and nieces” who continue to “support her” and “disbelieve the allegations made against her “.
The record indicates that she would not leave New York, hand over all travel documents and be subject to home segregation on New York property, where she would wear a GPS tracker and that only immediate family, close friends and a board would be allowed to visit.
A bail hearing is scheduled for Tuesday in Manhattan Federal Court.
Maxwell is currently detained at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn.
She is accused of having bought three underage girls from Epstein between 1994 and 1997 and of having sex with them herself.
She had previously denied similar allegations before a civil court.
Maxwell had been in bed since Epstein’s death last year, but was picked up from his New Hampshire luxury home last week.
She was romantically involved with the pedophile around 1992, but then became his “right-hand woman,” managing her real estate empire and, allegedly, her trafficking in minors.
Epstein was found hanged in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan last August.
His death was considered suicide, but his lawyers and some members of his family claim he was murdered to prevent him from sharing what he knows about other powerful and high-level people.