‘Scapegoat’ Ghislaine Maxwell will not ‘flip’ to assist prosecutors, says brother

Ghislaine Maxwell’s brother has informed Sky News she is unlikely to cooperate with prosecutors in return for a decreased sentence, a apply referred to as “flipping”.

The British former socialite was this week discovered guilty of recruiting underage women to be sexually abused by Epstein, who killed himself in 2019 whereas awaiting trial on intercourse trafficking costs.

Ian Maxwell described himself as “indignant” at what he claimed was a “flawed” trial his sister had confronted, and stated her guilty verdict was a “super blow and disappointment”.

Undated handout photo issued by US Department of Justice of Ghislaine Maxwell with Jeffrey Epstein, which has been shown to the court during the sex trafficking trial of Maxwell in the Southern District of New York. The British socialite is accused of preying on vulnerable young girls and luring them to massage rooms to be molested by Epstein between 1994 and 2004. Issue date: Wednesday December 8, 2021.
Image: Ghislaine Maxwell was discovered responsible of recruiting underage women to be sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein

He insisted he was not blaming the victims, or gaslighting them, and that he “damn properly” had “empathy” for the women.

“Why would I do this [gaslight them]… they clearly had a terrible expertise,” he stated.

“I accept that these accusers have been victims of Jeffrey Epstein. What I do not accept is that they have been victims of Ghislaine Maxwell.”

He declined to apologise to the ladies who his sister was discovered to have trafficked, telling Sky News: “It isn’t for me to apologise to those women.

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“I feel empathy for the experiences they’ve had and for the pain they have carried for all of this time.”

However Mr Maxwell conceded, nevertheless, that Ghislaine’s conviction will assist victims discover “solace and aid from their pain”.

He added his sister had “doubtless” made “a horrible, terrible judgement about Jeffrey Epstein”, however stated: “That isn’t a criminal offense”.

He acknowledged that Ghislaine “must obviously profoundly regret that relationship” with Epstein.

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‘Are you gaslighting the victims?’

Mr Maxwell additionally performed down the prospect of his sister “flipping” to now help prosecutors, as has been speculated she may.

“We know, because the prosecution has stated, that they’ve by no means made her any supply and she or he has never made them any supply,” he stated.

“I do not assume that is going to vary. I don’t know what Ghislaine has to say about anybody else. Her position is that she did not take part or was conscious of these terrible actions.

“So her logical position have to be that is to be continued, and subsequently why is she instantly going to start out producing names and who is aware of what? So I do not assume that’s going to occur.”

The prince previously said the sexual encounters 'didn't happen' and suggested a photo showing him with Ms Giuffre may have been doctored. Pic: Shutterstock
Picture: Prince Andrew has been accused of sexual assault by Virginia Giuffre

Confirming his household’s intent to attraction Ghislaine’s verdict, Mr Maxwell predicted their efforts would achieve success and his sister can be “vindicated”.

“The person who was not on trial and will have been on trial – but escaped the power of the prosecution to place him on trial as a result of they misplaced him on their watch, which everybody has conveniently forgotten about – could not be tried,” he stated of Epstein.

“And subsequently they needed to find someone who could possibly be tried. They selected Ghislaine Maxwell. They have been perfectly entitled to try this.

“However the position the defence has taken – and that I continue to take – is that she was scapegoated in a course of that was flawed from the start and she or he was not given a good trial and she or he has not had justice.”

Mr Maxwell described himself as a “rational man” and stated he was “very far from deluded”, however added there was “another aspect to the story”.

“That story is that you simply can’t have a trial where the defence and the defendant have their arms tied behind their backs,” he stated.

“Fairly literally – Ghislaine has been shackled into courtroom, out of courtroom, for 18 months.

“Shackled bodily, shackled mentally, shackled in each potential method, while everybody has been capturing at her from the edges. She’s had no capacity to shoot again.”

Ghislaine’s responsible verdict got here earlier than a civil lawsuit towards Prince Andrew is due to be thought-about by judges in the US next week.

Virginia Giuffre, previously Virginia Roberts, has accused the Queen’s second son of forcing her to have sex greater than 20 years in the past when she was underneath 18 at the London residence of Ghislaine, and abusing her at two of Epstein’s houses.

Mr Maxwell stated Andrew had been “very mistaken” to conduct a 2019 TV interview concerning the accusations towards him, and stated the Duke of York had not “helped himself”.

However he added that Andrew had “actually suffered” by having been “utterly cancelled in his official position” as a member of the Royal Family.

“He is entitled to be believed and let’s examine how that turns out,” Mr Maxwell stated.

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