Ghislaine Maxwell sues Jeffrey Epstein’s estate over legal fees

Ghislaine Maxwell sues Jeffrey Epstein's estate over legal fees
Ghislaine Maxwell sues Jeffrey Epstein's estate over legal fees

Ghislaine Maxwell, the previous girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein, is suing the late US financier’s estate seeking reimbursement for legal fees and security costs, court documents say.

Ms Maxwell’s complaint states that she “had no involvement in or knowledge of Epstein’s alleged misconduct” which he had promised to hide her costs.

She also “receives regular threats to her life and safety”, it adds.

Epstein had been charged with the sex trafficking of dozens of women .

He was arrested last year in ny following allegations that he was running a network of underage girls – some as young as 14 – for sex.

He pleaded acquitted . Later, on 10 August, the 66-year-old was found unresponsive in his ny cell. His death decided to be suicide.

Jeffrey Epstein: The financier charged with sex trafficking
Ms Maxwell, a long-time friend of Epstein, has not been accused by the authorities of wrongdoing.

Ms Maxwell’s lawsuit, which is dated 12 March but was made public on Wednesday, claims that “extensive global coverage” of the investigation resulted in her having to “hire personal security and find safe accommodation”.

It adds that she “formed a legal and special relationship” with Epstein that obligated the estate to compensate her, which “assurances” were made but later ignored after she filed a reimbursement claim in November.

Lawyers representing Epstein’s estate haven’t yet commented on the complaint.

Who is Ghislaine Maxwell?
Ms Maxwell is that the daughter lately British media mogul Robert Maxwell.

A well-connected socialite, she is claimed to possess introduced Epstein to several of her wealthy and powerful friends, including Clinton and therefore the Duke of York.

Who is Ghislaine Maxwell?
She has mostly been out of public view since 2016.

An alleged Epstein victim, Virginia Giuffre, said during a civil lawsuit that Ms Maxwell had recruited her into the financier’s circle, allegations Ms Maxwell denies.

Other women have also made allegations that Ms Maxwell was involved. One, Sarah Ransome, told the BBC’s Panorama that Ms Maxwell “controlled the women . She was just like the Madam”. Ms Maxwell has denied any involvement in, or knowledge of, Epstein’s alleged abuses.