News & Commentary

In this section you will find selected news clips, articles, comment and Op-Ed pieces that have appeared in the U.S. and international media. These date from the most recent clips and articles back to the days following the arrest of Ghislaine on July 2, 2020.

 

 

The links provided here will be refreshed regularly so please revisit this section for new postings.

Ian tears into Govt's flailing investigation - flags dubious tactics & lack of due process

Ghislaine Maxwell (Getty Images)

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"It's the Epstein effect." — Ghislaine Maxwell's lawyer David Markus speaking to the press following her 2nd Arraignment where she again pleaded not guilty to all charges
Maxwell Family: Ghislaine to appeal following bail denial
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Ghislaine Maxwell appeals third bail denial

By Rebecca Rosenberg

March 24, 2021 | 2:20pm 

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15 March, 2021

ByNick Allen IN WASHINGTON                                         

 

Ghislaine Maxwell a 'patsy' for Jeffrey Epstein, brother claims

Ian Maxwell says his sister was targeted because US authorities 'lost Epstein on their watch' and needed to 'do something about it'

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MARCH 14, 2021 - - COMMENTARY

Ghislaine Maxwell family lawyer: Rich do not always enjoy legal advantages                                             
Ghislaine Maxwell's case is a perfect example.

By DAVID OSCAR MARKUS   MARCH 14, 2021 16:08

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Ghislaine Maxwell's older brother, Ian, speaking to Mishal Husain on BBC Radio 4's Today Programme, March 10, 2021

Speaking to BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Wednesday, Mr Maxwell said his sister had now been held "in effective isolation" for nearly 250 days

Ghislaine Maxwell's older brother, Ian, speaks to Mishal Husain

BBC   March 10, 2021

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Détention provisoire : les limites d’une mesure « garde-fou » (Pre-trial detention: the limits of "safeguarding" measures)–Juriguide, March 2021  

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Affaire Epstein - Ian Maxwell: "Ghislaine est totalement innocente"

Paris Match | Publié le 04/03/2021 à 06h50 |Mis à jour le 04/03/2021 à 08h58    Interview Emilie Lanez
Click Here - Idiomatic English Translation

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‘L’Amerique torture ma soeur. Ghislaine paye pour Epstein’ (America is torturing my sister. Ghislaine is paying the price for Epstein) – Paris Match, 4, 2021

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"Reaction from Fox News correspondent-at-large Geraldo Rivera and criminal defense attorney Jonna Spilbor."

Fox News correspondent-at-large Geraldo Rivera accused the New York federal judge presiding over Ghislaine Maxwell’s case of "copping out to the mob" Tuesday after she denied the British socialite’s bail request as she awaits trial on sex trafficking charges."


Transcript:

Bill Hemmer - "You both thought she would be granted bail but that did not happen. Jonna what was the judge thinking?"

 

Jonna Spilbor, Criminal Defense Attorney:...Here’s what the judge was thinking. The judge did not have the courage to do what was really right in this case. Now I realize that the charges are egregious and horrendous - we get that. But if you are analyzing this without the notoriety of Jeffrey Epstein, if you are analyzing this just purely from the bench, if you put an electronic bracelet on her ankle, if you take all of her passports away, if you do the things that you would do in any other case, you reduce that extreme flight risk to no flight risk. But this judge did not see fit to do that and honestly I think this judge got it wrong. 

 

Bill Hemmer: "Geraldo what do you think?"                     

 

Geraldo Rivera: "I think this was a political decision. Bill I agree absolutely with Jonna. I think that the question is not whether she committed these hideous offenses. The question is whether or not she would show up for trial. I mean she bought a house in New Hampshire, for goodness’ sakes. She went to all this trouble to stay in the country. They could take her passports, that’s standard operating procedure.. It doesn’t make any sense - prosecutors in the case are doing this to put pressure on her. They are punishing her before conviction. She has never been held liable in a civil suit, never been convicted of a crime. She is not Jeffrey Epstein. I think this is a terrible, punitive decision.”

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Ghislaine Maxwell should be released: She should await her trial outside confinement By DAVID OSCAR MARKUS NEW YORK DAILY NEWS FEB 24, 2021 AT 11:00 AM

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Convicted and punished without even a trial. (Sylvain Gaboury/Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan)

 

“Respected Judge Rosemary Pooler who serves on the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in New York just wrote that [p]rologued solitary confinement is one of the true horrors of modern day penal system”. Pooler was describing a prison in Italy designed for members of the Mafia convicted of murder or tampering with witnesses. But those convicted inmates have more freedom than Ghislaine Maxwell who has been imprisoned without bond on 25 year old allegations which she adamantly denies, and who under the American system is presumed innocent”

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By Jonna Spilbor   Monday, 21 December 2020 09:10 AM

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Release Ghislaine Maxwell — ​On Bail              

By Jonna Spilbor                                                                                Tuesday, 27 Oct 2020 3:04 PM

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Bannon and Maxwell cases display DOJ press strategy chutzpah

BY DAVID OSCAR MARKUS, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 09/01/20 07:30 PM EDT  70THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL

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The Ghislaine Maxwell I know   Like every other arrested person, she must be presumed innocent July 3, 2020 | 12:01 pm

Written by: Alan Dershowitz

 

NEW YORK – DECEMBER 8: Socialite Ghislane Maxwell attends the Opening of the Asprey Flagship Store on 5th Avenue December 8, 2003 in New York City.

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…” Now she stands accused of serious crimes allegedly committed a quarter of a century ago. Like every other arrested person, she must be presumed innocent. Many in the public however, will presume her guilty because of the portrayal of her in the Netflix series about Jeffrey Epstein. But no one should believe anything they saw in that series, because it was based largely on the accounts of two women with histories of making dubious accusations.

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