(Ken Silva, Headline USA) Convicted sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell said in an interview published Monday that she believes her former associate, diseased billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, was murdered in the New York Metropolitan Correctional Center while awaiting his own trial for sex-trafficking charges.
In her first broadcasted interview since going to jail, Maxwell also spoke about life as a prison inmate and how she believes a photo of Epstein victim Virginia Giuffre is fake. But it was her comments about Epstein’s death that sent the internet abuzz—reigniting the “Epstein didn’t kill himself” meme that has circulated online since the financier died in prison under mysterious circumstances in August 2019.
“I believe that he was murdered. I was shocked, and I wondered, ‘How did this happen?’ Because I was sure he was going to appeal, and I was sure he was covered by the non-prosecution agreement,” Maxwell told British reporter Jeremy Kyle of TalkTV.
The non-prosecution agreement referenced by Maxwell was a sweetheart deal Epstein signed with the Department of Justice in 2008, in which he pleaded guilty to a state charge of procuring for prostitution a girl below the age of 18. Epstein was housed in a private wing of the Palm Beach County Stockade, and was reportedly allowed to leave the jail on “work release” for up to 12 hours a day.
After the Miami Herald published an expose on Epstein and his non-prosecution agreement in late 2018, Epstein was arrested again on July 6, 2019, on federal charges for the sex trafficking of minors in Florida and New York. He was found dead in his jail cell on August 10, 2019.
Epstein’s death was ruled a suicide by hanging, but his lawyers contested that claim. Skeptics point to malfunctioning surveillance cameras, sleeping guards, and broken bones in Epstein’s neck as indications that his death was something other than suicide.
Because of Epstein’s extensive fraternization with high-profile politicians and celebrities such as Bill Clinton, Terry McAuliffe, Prince Andrew and Bill Gates, some claim that Epstein’s death was actually a hit job to silence him.
Maxwell was found guilty of child sex trafficking in December 2021, and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment last June.
Ken Silva is a staff writer at Headline USA. Follow him at twitter.com/jd_cashless.