Ghislaine Maxwell Plans to Use Epstein's 'Secret Stash of Sex Tapes,' Friend Reveals
Pal says she will 'use them to save herself' - 'She has copies of everything Epstein had'
Ghislaine Maxwell is reportedly planning to use a "secret stash" of Jeffrey Epstein's "sex tapes" that implicate "rich and powerful" elites in a bid to "save herself," her former friend has revealed.
58-year-old Maxwell, the alleged accomplice of deceased child sex trafficker Epstein, was arrested by the FBI at her hideout in Bradford, New Hampshire last Thursday.
The British socialite was charged with six federal crimes, including enticement of minors, sex trafficking, and perjury.
Maxwell is believed to Epstein's closest conspirator and is alleged to have acted as the madam in his child sex slavery operation.
She is accused of procuring underage girls for the billionaire, who reportedly kept evidence of powerful elites committing perverted sex acts against minors.
According to a former friend of Maxwell, she has Epstein's twisted sex tapes and plans to use the footage as an insurance policy to save herself, revealing: "She has copies of everything Epstein had."
When officials raided Epstein's Manhattan townhouse after his arrest last July, they found thousands of graphic photos that included images of underage girls and a safe filled with compact discs labeled "nude girls," according to authorities.
Speaking to The Daily Mail, Maxwell's former friend, whose name was not revealed, explained: "Ghislaine has always been as cunning as they come.
"She wasn't going to be with Epstein all those years and not have some insurance.
"The secret stash of sex tapes I believe Ghislaine has squirreled away could end up being her get out of jail card if the authorities are willing to trade.
"She has copies of everything Epstein had.
"They could implicate some twisted movers and shakers."
They added: "If Ghislaine goes down, she's going to take the whole damn lot of them with her."
The former friend continued: "Not only did Epstein like to capture himself with underage girls on camera – he wanted to make sure he had something to hold over the rich and powerful men who took advantage of his sick largesse.
"I'll bet anything that once it comes out that Ghislaine has those tapes these men will be quaking in their Italian leather boots.
"Ghislaine made sure that she socked away thumb drives of it all.
"She knows where all the bodies are buried and she'll use whatever she had to save her own a**."
The day after Epstein's suicide last August, the New York Times published an account by journalist James B. Stewart who had interviewed Epstein in August 2018.
In the course of their conversation, Epstein told Stewart he had filed away dirt on his famous house guests, "some of it potentially damaging or embarrassing, including details about their supposed sexual proclivities and recreational drug use."
Maxwell's next court appearance is on Friday in New York.
She is currently being held without bail.
An indictment made public last week said Maxwell facilitated Epstein's crimes by "helping Epstein to recruit, groom, and ultimately abuse" girls as young as 14.
It also said she participated in the sexual abuse.
She has previously denied allegations against her.
In asking the judge to deny her bail, prosecutors argued she is a flight risk because she has a vast international network of powerful friends.
Maxwell is undeniably connected to some of the world's wealthiest and most influential people.
For decades, she has been pictured flitting between society parties in New York City and London, posing with actresses, models, and tech tycoons, including Elon Musk and Naomi Campbell.
She was so close with former President Bill Clinton, who flew multiple times on Epstein's infamous Lolita Express, that she attended the wedding of his daughter Chelsea in 2010.
But one of Maxwell's closest friends is Britain's Prince Andrew, pictured at his side throughout the years.
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In a recently uncovered photo, she posed with disgraced actor Kevin Spacey on Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip's thrones during a private Buckingham Palace tour organized by the Duke of York.
She was also smiling in the background of a photo taken at her London apartment, where Prince Andrew posed with his hand around the waist of teenager Virginia Roberts Giuffre.
The then-minor claimed she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew under the direction of Maxwell and Epstein.
Andrew has vehemently denied all claims against him.
A grand jury returned a sealed, six-count indictment against Maxwell on June 29, almost a year after Epstein was charged.
The indictment alleges:
- Maxwell groomed three unnamed girls, all under the age of 18, in London, New York, and Florida, and New Mexico between 1994 and 1997
- She befriended them by taking them to the movies or on shopping sprees and 'normalized' abusive behavior by getting undressed in front of them herself
- She encouraged them to travel to meet Epstein and engage in sex acts with them and him like 'group massage sex' in Epstein's homes
- Her introduction of them to him resulted in him abusing them when she was not present
- She lied in 2016 depositions while being sued by Virginia Giuffre Roberts that she'd never groomed or had sex with underage girls herself
Maxwell, who has yet to enter a plea, faces 35 years in prison if convicted.
FBI Special Agent William Sweeney said the bureau had been "keeping tabs" on Maxwell "for some time."
"We have been discreetly keeping tabs on Maxwell for some time.
"She slithered away to a gorgeous property in New Hampshire, continuing to live a life of privilege while her victims continue to live with the trauma inflicted on them years earlier."