New details about alleged abuser Ghislaine Maxwell have emerged, including that the British socialite was a ‘tyrant’ with Jeffrey Epstein’s victims and was still in love with him despite his appetite for underage women.
The claim comes from recently released excerpts from a new book by Miami Herald investigative reporter Julie K. Brown titled: Perversion of Justice: The Jeffrey Epstein Story, set to be released this Tuesday.
Brown, who has written extensively about Epstein and Maxwell, spoke to alleged victim Virginia Roberts Giuffre who offered a closer look into the pair’s twisted relationship.
Giuffre, 37, has long claimed that Maxwell and Epstein recruited and then trafficked her when she was 17.
In the book Giuffre said Maxwell ‘could be a tyrant, often glaring at her whenever she became distracted from her “work”‘.
‘It was clear to Virginia that Maxwell was in love with Epstein. But Epstein and Maxwell rarely slept together or shared intimate moments, like holding hands or kissing,’ Brown wrote.
‘Virginia said it was because Maxwell couldn’t meet Epstein’s insatiable desire for girls. Maxwell would accept his obsession as long as those encounters were purely sexual.’
Julie K. Brown interviewed Virginia Roberts Giuffre, (pictured center) who said Maxwell ‘could be a tyrant, often glaring at her whenever she became distracted from her ”work.”’
Maxwell is pictured above in a court sketch from an April hearing in Manhattan Federal court related to her sex trafficking case
Other revelations in the book include that Giuffre, who has become famous for being the main whistleblower against Epstein’s alleged crimes, first met Maxwell and Epstein at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago country club in 2000 when she was only 16 years old, Fox News reported.
According to the book, Maxwell approached Giuffre at the country club and asked her if she was a masseuse and Giuffre, who went by the name ‘Jenna,’ said aspired to be one day, which led Maxwell to offer her a job interview to work for Epstein.
‘Maxwell suggested that Virginia meet (Epstein) to apply for the job. Virginia was skeptical, pointing out that she didn’t have the proper training. But Maxwell assured her that she could learn on the job, noting that it looked as if Virginia was serious about her vocation—based on all the sticky notes she could see poking out of the anatomy book in her hands. She gave Virginia her address and phone number. ”Why don’t you come by after work?” Maxwell left, with a cheery, almost motherly goodbye,’ Brown writes.
Giuffre followed through with the job opportunity and met Epstein for the first time at his Palm Beach mansion.
‘Maxwell had prepped her, telling her to treat the session as a tryout. ‘’If you do well,’’ Maxwell told her, ‘‘then maybe you could become Jeffrey’s traveling masseuse, seeing the world and getting paid well for it.’’ In the beginning, it all seemed legitimate. Maxwell showed Virginia some techniques, starting with Epstein’s feet, and then moving to his calves, instructing her to use upward strokes to push the blood up his legs,’ the book says.
Brown writes about how Epstein and Maxwell grew closer to Giuffre, asking her about her troubled childhood.
The majority of the 52 Ghislaine Maxwell files that were unsealed overnight are related to a prior defamation lawsuit filed by one of Jeffrey Epstein’s accusers
The majority of the 52 files are related to a long-settled defamation lawsuit filed in 2016 by Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre after Maxwell called her a liar. Maxwell is pictured on the right with a black eye from inside prison
During one interaction, the pair ‘teased’ Giuffre for being ‘a naughty girl,’ a label Giuffre denied, Fox reported.
‘I’m a good girl. I just was always in the wrong places,’ Giuffre told Epstein, to which he replied ‘It’s okay, I like naughty girls.’
‘With that, he flipped over, exposing (himself),’ the book continues. ‘She looked at Maxwell for guidance, but the proper English lady was now topless. She began to undress Virginia …’
While Maxwell has denied having a sexual relationship with Giuffre, the accuser says that Maxwell and Epstein shared ‘a kindred hedonism,’ and that Maxwell helped facilitate his ‘obsession’ with young girls.
‘It was an arrangement whereby she would bring him the girls, and he would give Ghislaine the kind of self-indulgent life that she was accustomed to growing up,’ Giuffre says in the book.
The excerpts come a day after unsealed court documents revealed Maxwell was mocked for having ‘total amnesia’ after claiming in a deposition that she couldn’t recall taking a single flight with Giuffre – even though flight logs show Maxwell traveling with Giuffre more than 23 times on the pedophile’s private jet.
Dozens of files were unsealed by a federal judge in New York in relation to Maxwell’s ongoing sex trafficking case.
The majority of the 52 files are related to a long-settled defamation lawsuit filed in 2016 by Giuffre after Maxwell called her a liar.
Among the documents that were unsealed overnight was Maxwell’s efforts to quash requests from Giuffre’s attorneys to obtain her financial records after Giuffre sued her for $50 million.
Giuffre’s attorneys argued that obtaining Maxwell’s records were relevant to show a financial link to Epstein.
In court documents, Giuffre’s attorneys said Maxwell was malicious due to ‘extraordinary lack of memory about her involvement in the abuse’.
‘For instance, (Maxwell) cannot even recall a single flight on Epstein’s private jet with Ms Giuffre, even though flight logs show that (Maxwell) had 23 flights with Ms Giuffre while Ms Giuffre was underage,’ the attorneys said, according to the court documents.
Her attorneys also went on to argue that Maxwell could not recall the circumstances under which a photo was taken of her, Giuffre and another person whose named was redacted from the court documents.
‘Based on (Maxwell’s) convenient and near total amnesia about documented incriminating events alone, a reasonable jury could find that she acted deliberately and maliciously when she arranged for false and defamatory statements about Ms Giuffre to be transmitted literally around the globe,’ the lawyers argued, according to court documents.
The court documents were among those unsealed overnight in New York after Judge Loretta Preska ruled last month that files – some of which included Maxwell’s personal affairs – should be made public.
The judge ruled that unsealing the documents would not impact Maxwell’s right to a fair trial in November as her lawyers have claimed.
Maxwell’s lawyers were opposed to the move.
A number of the unsealed court documents related to Giuffre’s attempts to obtain emails that Maxwell had exchanged with the likes of Epstein and his attorney and friend Alan Dershowitz.
Giuffre’s attorneys accused Maxwell of refusing to hand over the emails.
In court court documents, they noted that Maxwell had previously claimed she had a ‘practice of deleting emails after they have been read’.
The attorneys alleged that Maxwell had intentionally deleted emails from Epstein and requested permission to forensically examine Maxwell’s computers and emails to access any relevant data.
Responding to those requests, Maxwell’s lawyers argued in a separate court document that some of the email were protected under attorney-client privilege because they also included their legal teams and discussions about the defamation lawsuit.
Maxwell’s attorney argued the argument to forensically search her computer and emails was ‘meritless’.
The documents are part of a tranche of material that has been gradually released since the start of the year.
The British socialite is charged with procuring four teenage girls for Epstein to sexually abuse between 1994 and 2004.
She is also charged with perjury over testimony she gave during a July 2016 deposition in the defamation case involving Giuffre.
Giuffre claims Maxwell recruited her when she was 16 and took her to Epstein to be repeatedly raped and abused, including by Prince Andrew, which he denies.
The defamation case was settled in 2017 but after requests from the media organization the documents are gradually being unsealed.
Maxwell was arrested in July last year has pleaded not guilty to the charges.