Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyers revealed in a court filing that an inmate was offered money to murder her in her sleep and asked that she be given a lighter sentence as a result of it.
According to the New York Times, lawyers for Ghislaine Maxwell say that the former Jeffrey Epstein ‘madam’ should receive a sentence far less than the recommended 20 years because another inmate was allegedly offered money to strangle her in her sleep.
“One of the female inmates in Ms. Maxwell’s housing unit told at least three other inmates that she had been offered money to murder Ms. Maxwell and that she planned to strangle her in her sleep,” wrote Maxwell’s legal team, adding that the inmate wasn’t concerned about legal consequences because “an additional 20 years of incarceration would be worth the money she’d receive for murdering Ms. Maxwell.”
According to the lawyers, the lady was moved to a different prison housing unit “presumably to protect Ms. Maxwell.”
The lawyers said, “This incident reflects the brutal reality,” adding, “that there are numerous prison inmates who would not hesitate to kill Ms. Maxwell – whether for money, fame, or simple ‘street cred.’”
We have to wonder if the inmate was instructed to make it appear as if she committed suicide.
On Dec. 29, Maxwell was found guilty of sex trafficking of minors and a plot to recruit women and girls, some as young as 14, into a life of sexual abuse at the hands of Epstein and his friends, the names of whom have remained strangely hidden.
Maxwell’s attorneys also claimed that her father, the late publishing tycoon and alleged Israeli spy Robert Maxwell, was cruel to her and her siblings, and that she should be given a lighter sentence.
“Ghislaine vividly recalls a time when, at age 13, she tacked a poster of a pony on the newly painted wall of her bedroom. Rather than mar the paint with tape, she carefully hammered a thin tack to mount the poster,” they wrote. “This outraged her father, who took the hammer and banged on Ghislaine’s dominant hand, leaving it severely bruised and painful for weeks to come.”
Ghislaine’s team claims that growing up with a “overbearing, narcissistic, and demanding father” left her “vulnerable to Epstein, whom she met right after her father’s death.”
“This Court cannot sentence Ms. Maxwell as if she were a proxy for Epstein simply because Epstein is no longer here,” the lawyers wrote, arguing that Ghislaine should not be punished for Epstein’s misdeeds.