Jeffrey Epstein (pictured in his photo in 2017) was secretly funded by the father of his alleged madam and former girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell, according to a new report
Jeffrey Epstein was secretly funded by the father of his alleged madam and former girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell, according to a new report.
The source of the pedophile’s enormous fortune – which was valued at around $ 636 million after his suicide in a prison cell last fall – has long been shrouded in mystery.
For decades, Epstein ran his own wealth management fund – but his assets were never made public and he was known to have served only a handful of ultra-rich clients.
A year after his death, an insider revealed that Epstein had received a helping hand from disgraced British newspaper baron Robert Maxwell – the father of his ‘madam’ Ghislaine.
The anonymous insider told The Sun that famous model scout Jean-Luc Brunel, a longtime acquaintance of Epstein, revealed Robert Maxwell’s connections to Epstein during a conversation with friends nearly 20 years.
Ghislaine and Robert Maxwell are pictured at the Cannes Film Festival in 1987. Robert Maxwell mysteriously died at the age of 68 in 1991 – before Ghislaine was publicly linked to Epstein
An insider said model scout and Epstein acquaintance Jean-Luc Brunel (pictured) revealed Robert Maxwell’s connections to Epstein during a conversation with friends nearly 20 years ago.
U.S. investigators investigating Epstein’s alleged child sex trafficking ring – and the accomplices who helped facilitate it – have now reportedly obtained sworn testimony about Robert Maxwell’s involvement with the pedophile.
Robert Maxwell is known as one of Britain’s most powerful media moguls and notorious fraudsters.
He spent his business career investing in the Israeli economy after losing most of his family in the Holocaust and moving to the UK to build a publishing empire.
He died at the age of 68 under suspicious circumstances after falling from his mega-yacht in 1991. After his death, he was revealed to have stolen 500 million pounds ($ 623 million) from pension funds of employees.
Robert Maxwell is known as one of Britain’s most powerful media moguls and notorious fraudsters
A former close associate of Brunel – who is on the run after being accused of helping find underage girls for Epstein – told The Sun the Frenchman told friends about Robert Maxwell in 2002.
“Jean-Luc was telling them that Ghislaine’s father, Robert Maxwell, was one of the reasons Jeffrey Epstein had money,” the source said.
He said Maxwell was one of Epstein’s first investment clients. I assumed Maxwell had invested in Epstein, who then used that money to make his own.
“Jean-Luc also started talking about a book featuring Robert Maxwell and wanted to get a copy right away.
Robert Maxwell’s daughter, Ghislaine, moved to New York City shortly after her father’s death and began dating Epstein.
How she met Epstein remains unknown, but the Sun’s latest report suggests they may have met through her father.
Ghislaine moved to New York City shortly after her father’s death and began dating Epstein (pictured together in 2005). How she met Epstein remains unknown, but the Sun’s latest report suggests they may have met through her father
Ghislaine and Brunel (in an undated photo) have both been accused of helping find underage girls for Epstein’s sex trafficking ring
Epstein started making a name for himself in finance after joining Bear Stearns in 1976 and quickly rose through the ranks from junior assistant to partner in just a few years.
He then founded his own wealth management company with Victoria’s Secret mogul Les Wexner as his main client.
Dozens of women have accused Epstein of raping them at his many properties around the world.
Several alleged victims have described Ghislaine as Epstein’s main catalyst, recruiting and grooming young girls for abuse.
Epstein, 66, was facing sex trafficking charges in Manhattan when he committed suicide in August 2019 while awaiting trial.
Ghislaine, 58, went on the run after Epstein’s suicide and was finally arrested in her New Hampshire compound in July.
She is accused of instigating underage girls to travel for sex, actually having sex with them and Epstein, and then lying about it under oath during depositions while being prosecuted in justice by Virginia Giuffre Roberts, one of Epstein’s accusers who says she had sex with Prince Andrew. when she was 17.
Maxwell has pleaded not guilty to the charges against her and is being held at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn until her trial.
Maxwell is seen in a court sketch of his July 14 indictment in Federal Court in Manhattan