NEW YORK — Ghislaine Maxwell believes her associate Jeffrey Epstein was murdered while in police custody and fears she’s next, a friend of the alleged child sex trafficker told The Sun.
A friend of Maxwell’s family told The Sun On Sunday that Maxwell, 58, fears she will be killed inside the New York jail which Maxwell reportedly describe as a “hell hole”.
“Everyone’s view including Ghislaine’s is Epstein was murdered. She received death threats before she was arrested,” said the source.
The revelations come just one week after Maxwell was denied bail on multiple counts of enticement of minors and sex trafficking of children. U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan deemed the wealthy socialite a flight risk after prosecutors argued that she has thus far refused to cooperate with law enforcement.
The British socialite remained silent as the judge’s ruling was announced.
Maxwell’s trial is tentatively scheduled for July, 2021. If convicted, she could face up to 35 years in prison.