The first time I met Ghislaine Maxwell was back in the mid-80s. She was the fabulously rich and sophisticated daughter of the powerful media mogul Robert Maxwell, entering and leaving the parties he held in his offices Mirror in London.
I was a modest executive when he launched The London Daily News. She arrived by private helicopter, I had the Tube. It was dripping designer clothes and diamonds, I was draped in Topshop.
Only three years separated us, and I remember that there was much to admire concerning its elegance, its feeling of confidence and right, and its extravagant allure which was remarkable even during the 80s hedonists.
Especially when I met Ghislaine, she was still clinging adoringly to dad. Nobody really knew what she had really done, except to be magnificent, to be funny and to adorn the daddy’s parties to which the rich and influential flocked like flies.
Robert Maxwell and Ghislaine Maxwell photographed with the Milk Cup in Great Britain in 1992
Ghislaine, Robert and Elizabeth Maxwell (from left to right) at the Cannes Film Festival in May 1987
As we now know, his gift for gracious accommodation and for the gratification of the wealthy and powerful will become his trademark and will continue throughout his life.
“Captain” Bob Maxwell paraded it as a precious commodity. He gave his name to his yacht in dread – she was the youngest of her nine children. Never has the description of papa’s daughter been so relevant. But then he died of his yacht, the Lady Ghislaine, and it turned out that his empire was built on smoke and mirrors and that he had monstrously looted the Mirror pension funds to fuel the lavish lifestyle that was become a broken Ghislaine. used to.
This other monster, the pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, has he become his new father figure, covering her with the wealth that Captain Bob had taught her was right? It turned out that she had £ 18 million in 15 bank accounts.
The first time I met Ghislaine Maxwell (pictured with Jeffrey Epstein) was back in the mid-80s. She was the sophisticated daughter of the powerful media mogul Robert Maxwell, entering and leaving the parties he held. Mirror offices in London
Was this stale money and the status it granted so important to her that she gave up all moral scruples, preparing girls for abuse in return and even participating in the abuse herself?
Only time will tell if the hideous complaint against it is true. But what we do know – and this is by no means an attempt to exonerate him – is that papa’s daughter, Ghislaine, adored her, a father’s lying, cheating and intimidating psychopath.
And that her grotesque influence could well explain why she became the most hunted woman in the world.
Tragic lesson of deaths in the NHS
The 2009 image of Rhiannon Davies holding her newborn daughter Kate six hours before her death is heartbreaking. But only to later learn that an investigation has revealed that the baby’s death at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital was “preventable,” making Rhiannon’s agony impossible to imagine.
Inquest into the death of Rhiannon Davies’ newborn daughter Kate, Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital was “preventable” (both photographed in 2009)
Dozens of babies and mothers died there between 1979 and 2017 amid major failures, but it took 40 years for a full investigation to begin.
This is what happens when we treat our NHS like a sacred cow.
Maureen Lipman, 74, says, “My face may go down slightly to the south, but I honestly think that all the young men around me think I’m 36 – that I’m a” slightly older “woman – because that’s how I feel. “
To her credit, Maureen added, “My nature is to make people laugh.
- To the irrepressible Pamela Anderson, lying in bed on her stomach with a glass of champers to cheer us up, and offering the perfect pose for all of us struggling with selfies, desperately trying to hide our Covid bellies.
- Adrian Chiles, the replacement for BBC Radio 5 Live’s coronavirus, who, although one of their smartest broadcasters, still can’t get a daily slot – probably because he committed the unforgivable sin at Beeb to be white, masculine, straight and middle aged.
- And a cry to the idiots who wrote the new rules for the opening of our churches tomorrow – and insisted on “disposable hymn sheets”, when they have already forbidden us to sing hymns.
One of a sudden!
Posing in a bikini on the cover of Red magazine, model Elle ‘The Body’ Macpherson, 56, says she doesn’t care about aging or how she looks.
“I am much more interested in my well-being. Well-being allows people to breathe confidence and charisma. It is this inner vitality that people find attractive, ”she says.
‘The Body’ Macpherson, 56, says she is not worried about aging or how she looks, but is “much more interested” in her well-being
Only a woman in her mid-fifties who still seems to be smoking hot could make such nonsense.
If confidence and charisma were all it took to adorn the cover of a glamorous magazine in their fifties, our beloved blonde Vanessa Feltz would be there tomorrow.
Psychologists reveal that those who watch disaster movies, where the world collapses amid a terrifying threat to humanity, are better equipped to survive pandemics like Covid-19.
Since I have now seen almost all 32 Godzilla movies from 1954 to 2019, some of them more than once, I too have learned when to run and what to store. “We think people learn by proxy what to buy,” said the researchers, “except for toilet paper.”
With Leicester locked out on “Super Saturday” today, police are concerned about how to scold residents who are heading to nearby Nottingham pubs.
Surely all they have to do is get the owners to play the Leicester City anthem Leicester Till I Die – and then kick out everyone who sings it?
Speaking of her terribly honest Fat Cow book, Fat Chance – which we serially published in the Mail and in which she describes how she used bariatric surgery – Jenni Murray had some tips for positive movement for the body.
Jenni Murray (above) had some tips for positive body movement when talking about her terribly honest Fat Cow book, Fat Chance
“I hate the shame of fat, but I know how dangerous it can be to be overweight. I want these young women who are very brave about their obesity to understand what it looks like when you are in your 60s and can’t get around and have type 2 diabetes.
Well done, Jenni. Even daring to offer kind advice to HIV-positive girls takes courage.
Wars of westminster
- Nicola Sturgeon did everything she could to prevent the reopening of the British tourism industry, even claiming that English visitors could be quarantined when they entered Scotland. Tourism accounts for £ 6 billion for the Scottish economy, more than half of which comes from British visitors. Talk about shooting yourself in the sporran.
- After being fired for retweeting anti-Semitic opinions, former Labor education spokesperson Rebecca Long-Bailey said she “never wanted to hurt anyone”. Having supported the militant teacher unions that block the return of students to school, shouldn’t she start to apologize to children, especially those from poorer backgrounds?
Announcing his New Deal, Boris Johnson has aligned himself with President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who saved America after the Great Depression.
This is surely where the similarity ends. Unlike Boris, Roosevelt was paralyzed from waist to toe.
Arguably the sweetest and sexiest 007 of four movies, Pierce Brosnan says that once you’ve played Bond, he defines you forever.
I love Brosnan as I do – I do it, I do it, I do it, I do it – it is not true. Her terrible song in Mamma Mia! banished all memories. . . forever.
Pierce Brosnan says that once you’ve played Bond, he defines you forever. But this is not true for Brosnan, like his “dreadful” song in Mamma Mia! banished all memories. . . forever
Vernon Kay, host of Family Fortunes, said the lockdown had made his marriage to Tess Daly of Strictly stronger than ever because they had had time to reconnect.
Nothing to do with the fact that with missus in the house 24/7, it is more difficult to sneak in for a sexting spot with a glamorous model. . .
Kate was great, Meghan!
How sad the Duchess of Sussex felt “unprotected” by the royal family when she was pregnant with Archie. Didn’t she realize that we were delighted that Harry became a dad with the woman he loved and that we were so happy that she seemed to flower?
Poor Kate, her sister-in-law, had much more difficulty during her pregnancies. She was castigated for not having participated in royal engagements when, without our knowledge, she suffered from morning sickness so severe that she was hospitalized.
Yet Kate never complained – instead, she turned into the greatest asset of the royal family.