Ghislaine Maxwell has already been sentenced by the “court of public opinion”, according to her brother Ian.
The ex-tycoon, 65, maintains her sister is “innocent” as she awaits an imminent trial for sexual abuse and human trafficking allegedly taking place between 1994 and 2004.
Miss Maxwell, 59, will appear in New York court next month on charges of recruiting women as teenage girls for her ex-boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein, the late pedophile who hanged himself in 2019 while awaiting trial.
The Maxwell clan insist their younger sister is innocent and stands united as they fight for her freedom after she was locked up for 471 days in a small Brooklyn cell.
Brother Ian, 65, maintains his sister is “innocent” as she awaits an imminent trial for sexual abuse and human trafficking allegedly taking place between 1994 and 2004
His older brother Ian said: “It’s a family that stays together.
“Ghislaine has people who love her; people who trust him. It is a family that has been overthrown, gets up again, gets knocked down again and then gets back up.
“We’re a family fighting for each other and it’s a big fight we’re in. We hope that justice will prevail as it should. “
Mr Maxwell and his younger brother Kevin were tried in 1996 but were acquitted of fraud charges.
Mr Maxwell believes his sister has been wrongly denied bail three times – despite the family posting nearly $ 30 million bail – due to public perception.
Mr Maxwell believes his sister has been wrongly denied bail three times – despite the family posting nearly $ 30 million bail – due to public perception
He told the Daily Telegraph: “There is a clear abuse of human rights.
“The right to the presumption of innocence, the right to truly due process, including the ability to defend oneself properly. “
He added: “The story is that all women are to be believed. Epstein was a monster, but Epstein is now dead.
‘So Ghislaine is the monster and she is a woman who doubly makes her a monster. And it’s Bob Maxwell’s daughter who makes her a monster.
Their father, disgraced press mogul Robert Maxwell, died 30 years ago after falling overboard when he died from his yacht Lady Ghislaine.
Just over a month before the start of the criminal trial, Miss Maxwell finally and officially received the names of the women who accused her of recruiting them as teenagers to be sexually abused by Epstein.
Virginia Roberts Giuffre, the woman who accused Prince Andrew in a civil action of sexual assault and rape, is not among the plaintiffs in the Maxwell trial.
Miss Maxwell, 59, will appear in New York court next month accused of recruiting women as teenage girls for her ex-boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein, the late pedophile who hanged himself in 2019 pending trial
Mr. Maxwell said: “This is an extraordinary situation.
“Neither the British police nor, it seems, the American authorities are using Virginia Giuffre’s allegations. As far as I know, they did not use them during the arrest and prosecution of Epstein in 2008. They do not use Giuffre’s testimony in the prosecution of Ghislaine.
“If her claims are strong and true and there is some evidence to back it up, why don’t they use them? In my opinion, that says a lot about credibility.
“I can’t imagine anyone telling such lies. It is too inadmissible. What I think seems obvious is that she was deeply confused. She seems to me to be a very, very confused woman.
“Prince Andrew was effectively canceled as a result of these allegations. “
Maxwell denies recruiting underage girls for Epstein and sex trafficking a minor.