Ghislaine Maxwell: ‘I believe Jeffrey Epstein was murdered’

Ghislaine Maxwell has revealed that she believes Jeffrey Epstein was murdered. The shamed British socialite said she was “shocked” to hear of the financier’s death at a

New York City federal jail in Aug 2019. In a wide-ranging interview on TalkTV, filmed from the Florida prison where she is serving 20 years for sex trafficking, Maxwell also

rejected the opportunity to apologise to her victims - suggesting they should take their “disappointment and upset” out on the US authorities that had “allowed” him to

die. She claimed she wished she had never met Epstein, who had “devastated” her life, insisting she had not realised he was "so awful".  Epstein was found hanged in an

apparent suicide in his prison cell while awaiting trial on sex offences. Maxwell said: “I believe that he was murdered. I was shocked. Then I wondered how it had

happened?  “Because as far as I was concerned, I was sure he was going to appeal. And I was sure he was covered under the non-prosecution agreement.”'I honestly wish I

had never met him' In 2008, Epstein had faced charges of sexually abusing dozens of girls as young as 14, directing others to abuse them and paying employees to bring victims to

him. However, he struck a secret non-prosecution deal in Florida that allowed him to plead guilty to state charges of soliciting and procuring a minor for prostitution,

while averting a potential life sentence. Maxwell said: “I wasn't in the indictment. I wasn’t mentioned. I wasn't even one of the co-conspirators.” She added of

Epstein: “I honestly wish I had never met him … Looking back now, I probably wish I had stayed in England.