Maxwell reportedly in detention cell in standard paper jumpsuit, far from luxurious life of past
Maxwell's attorneys reportedly say their client hadn't seen Jeffrey Epstein for about a decade
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Former Jeffrey Epstein confidant Ghislaine Maxwell is now reportedly in federal custody in New York wearing only paper attire and sleeping without bed sheets as she awaits a bail hearing.
Such measures are reportedly standard for people entering jails or prisons to ensure they don’t take their own life and to protect them from other inmates, a Justice Department official told the Associated Press.
However, Maxwell’s existence in a jail cell at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn is a stark departure from her living conditions 10 days before — a 4,300-square-foot home on 156 wooded acres in Bradford, New Hampshire.
Maxwell's bail hearing and arraignment is set for Tuesday. She will appear by video.
The 58-year-old British socialite faces federal charges for allegedly helping Epstein sexually exploit young women and girls. The charges cover a period from 1994 through 1997, with the illegal sex acts allegedly occuring in Epstein’s homes in New York City, Florida, and New Mexico and at Maxwell’s residence in London, the wire service also reports.
The Justice Department is taking extra precautions because Epstein last summer killed himself in a federal jail in Manhattan while in custody on sex-trafficking charges.
His death was ruled a suicide, amid speculation that he was killed behind bars because other famous people were purportedly involved in his alleged crimes.
As a result, authorities are under enormous pressure to keep Maxwell alive.
Maxwell’s lawyers said Friday that their client hadn’t had contact with Epstein for more than a decade and “has always denied any allegations of claimed misconduct.”
Famed attorney Alan Dershowitz, who in 2008 represented Epstein on sex charges, told Just the News that he never witnessed "inappropriate” behavior by Maxwell.
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