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.
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Ghislaine Maxwell (Getty Images)
Will Ghislaine Maxwell get a fair trial?
She should not be punished for Epstein's crimes
November 16, 2021
"I am weak, frail, tired and don't even have shoes that fit... guards feed me rotten food..."
20:15 EST, 13 November 2021
New: New Bond Motion for Ghislaine Maxwell
"The problem we have with Ms. Maxwell (a senior MDC staff person stated) is simple: she's not a criminal"
"In his first UK TV interview, Ian Maxwell says US authorities have mounted a "disinformation campaign" against his sister and raises concerns over whether she has been permitted to prepare her defense and whether she would receive a fair trial".
“... Ghislaine Maxwell's brother says the DOJ went after her because Bill Barr was embarrassed by Jeffrey Epstein's death
“...Ian Maxwell: ‘Court of public opinion has already convicted my sister Ghislaine, but she is innocent’
By Robert Mendick, CHIEF REPORTER
15 October 2021 • 9:00pm
The police also confirmed it had ended its review of Maxwell and
allegations reported by Britain’s Channel 4 in June.”
OCTOBER 11, 2021
More problems at fed jail in Brooklyn; Inmates report no lights, water or hot food, few staffers By NOAH GOLDBERG and JOHN ANNESE
OCT 10, 2021 AT 5:20 PM
Judge Nathan orders the Feds to reveal names of Ghislaine Maxwell’s alleged Co-Conspirators
By Jesse O’Neill September 3, 2021
The Judge Orders "the Government to conference and respond to Defendants's letter by Monday: Ongoing Interference with Ghislaine's Attorney-Client Communications
Based on that decision, I confess I’m finding it hard to understand why Ghislaine Maxwell isn’t a free woman. Prosecutors must keep their promises, after all.
"When prosecutors make a promise, they have to stick to it - Ghislaine should be freed too" NY Daily News
June 30, 2021
"Ghislaine remains subjected to raw sewage, water deprivation, "hyper-surveillance" by overbearing guards..."
By Jonathan Stempel in New York; Editing by Will Dunham - June 16
Ghislaine Maxwell's family claim her conditions in New York prison breach the United Nations' 'Nelson Mandela Rules' by subjecting her to 'cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment' By HENRY MARTIN FOR MAILONLINE PUBLISHED: 09:03 EDT, 6 June 2021
Falsification of documents is common at the jail and throughout the Bureau of Prisons.
By STEPHEN REX BROWN NEW YORK DAILY NEWS | MAY 31, 2021 AT 5:09 PM
Alan Dershowitz Suing Netflix Over Jeffrey Epstein Series Filthy Rich "a deliberately one-sided narrative"
Ghislaine seeks to dismiss new indictment, cites prosecutorial overreach
By Jonathan Stempel
May 25, 2021 | 4:06 PM
Ghislaine Maxwell renews her Motion to the Appeals Court for pretrial release or in the alternative, remand for an evidentiary hearing- Case 21-770, Filed May 17, 2021
Judge will not end Ghislaine Maxwell’s ‘flashlight surveillance’ in jail
Reuters May 14, 2021 5:38 PM PDT
Judge Sets November for Start of Ghislaine Maxwell's Trial
By Larry Neumeister Associated Press May 11, 2021, at 5:56 p.m.
NYC federal jails are run by ‘morons,’ says judge after inmate describes horrors
By STEPHEN REX BROWN
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS | MAY 07, 2021 AT 5:11 PM
Keith McNally dinged on Instagram for seeming defense of Ghislaine Maxwell
By Carlos Greer
May 5, 2021 | 6:32pm
Feds detail Ghislaine Maxwell’s ‘enhanced security schedule’ in prison
By Ben Feuerherd
May 5, 2021 | 8:12pm
Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial delayed until fall
British socialite had requested a delay after the new charges prosecutors revealed in March By Marta Dhanis | Fox News
Ghislaine Maxwell trial delayed for months by new charges Will Pavia, New York Tuesday May 04 2021, 12.01am BST, The Times
Ghislaine Maxwell's brother calls lock-up a 'house of horrors'; judge seeks answers for alleged treatment. By Stephanie Pagones | Fox News. April 30, 2021
Ian Maxwell reacts to his sister’s black eye incident calling her prison ‘house of horrors’, says Ghislaine was bullied and that, once the case is over, “it will be the prosecutor who has a proverbial black eye.”
Docket 256 April 29, 2021
Judge seeks answers for jail's Ghislaine Maxwell treatment LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press. April 29, 2021
BoP fails to offer legitimate, fact-based explanation for violation of Ghislaine’s 6th Amendment rights in MDC. The Court should disregard BoP response and order requested relief.
Docket Number 253
April 29, 2021
Ghislaine Maxwell claims jail guards
seized her confidential documents
In a letter to the judge, Maxwell's lawyers also said guards
"intimidated" her. ByJames Hill andAaron Katersky
April 27, 2021, 8:31 AM
Appeals judges weigh Ghislaine Maxwell’s harsh confinement at Brooklyn federal jail
By STEPHEN REX BROWN APR 26, 2021 AT 12:56 PM
Prison Guards unlawfully seize Ghislaine's privileged legal documents and stand over her as she uses bathroom, intimidating her out of camera view following a scheduled in-person prison visit with Ghislaine by her attorneys on Saturday
Put A Sock Over It April 27, 2021
Justice Blog - "When you see something that is not right, not fair, find a way to get in the way and cause trouble." Congressman John Lewis
"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
Ghislaine Maxwell sues Albin Michael Publishers for violationg her legal right to the presumption of innocence
Maxwell Family: Ghislaine to appeal following bail denial
Maxwell Appeals to Second Circuit for Bail; Disputes Strength of Case, Honesty of Accusers, and Conditions at MDC
Frank Parlato April 21, 2021
"Ghislaine Maxwell’s Brooklyn jail cell is an unsanitary mess because of a broken sewage..." system at the jail
By Ben Feuerherd April 8, 2021 | 8:44am
Ghislaine Maxwell's brother insists she should be treated as 'presumed innocent': 'She is not Epstein' "They're taking it out on my sister. Damn it, that's wrong." ByJames Hill,Kaitlyn Folmer,James Longman, and Santina Leuci
March 15, 2021, 7:36 AM
Ghislaine Maxwell appeals third bail denial
By Rebecca Rosenberg
March 24, 2021 | 2:20pm
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'
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
EXCLUSIVE: Ghislaine Maxwell’s brother: Her jail time akin to torture
By DAVID BRINN MARCH 13, 2021 05:41
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
Détention provisoire : les limites d’une mesure « garde-fou » (Pre-trial detention: the limits of "safeguarding" measures)–Juriguide, March 2021
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
‘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
Ghislaine Maxwell's family brand US legal system 'cruel', and call for her release while she awaits trial
By Robert Mendick, CHIEF REPORTER
4 March 2021 • 3:47am
"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."
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.”
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
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”
By Jonna Spilbor Monday, 21 December 2020 09:10 AM
Release Ghislaine Maxwell — On Bail
By Jonna Spilbor Tuesday, 27 Oct 2020 3:04 PM
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
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.
(Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images
…” 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.
Maxwell Family Pleads With US attorney general for better treatment of Ghislaine Maxwell during trial
Ghislaine Maxwell files her appeal asking the Second Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn her convictions based on errors made by both the Government and the trial court
Prince Andrew accuser says she 'may have made a mistake' as she
drops lawsuit against Alan Dershowitz
THE MEGYN KELLY SHOW INTERVIEW WITH ALAN DERSHOWITZ ON VRG DROPPING HER CASE AGAINST HIM.
4 MINS 12 SEC. Nov 8, 2022
MEGYN KELLY: I'm Megyn Kelly
There’s breaking news in the case. What is it ?
Well I can now announce and I am very gratified to announce that Virginia Giuffre has agreed to dismiss all charges against me. She now says and this is her own words, “she recognizes that she may have made a mistake in identifying me”; and so she’s dropped all the charges. She acknowledges that I have denied the charges from the very beginning. .. an admission from her that she may have made a mistake. Now I’m bound not to go beyond the statements we agreed to but the statements we agreed to are pretty darn good from my point of view.
MEGYN KELLY: Well I mean the audience should know that it's obvious to me just as an attorney, that this is as much as she can possibly ever admit in a statement because she’s said repeatedly including under oath, something different from this. So you can’t come out and say “I lied. I lied while I was under oath” This is a pretty good statement for you to get as the defendant in her case. So congratulations to you.