Jeffrey Epstein’s Former Lover Under Investigation By The VIDOJ, Bloomberg Says
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Ghislaine Maxwell is under investigation in the territory — where her ex-lover pedophile Jeffrey Epstein allegedly sexually abused young women, according to a New York-based report.
The Virgin Islands Department of Justice revealed it’s probing “Maxwell’s participation in Epstein’s criminal sex trafficking and sexual abuse conduct” in a filing Friday as part of her lawsuit against Epstein’s estate, Bloomberg reported today.
Prosecutors there are also using the case to subpoena Maxwell, which they say she’s dodged since March.
Maxwell, 58, is seeking reimbursement from Epstein’s estate for legal fees, claiming the late pedophile repeatedly promised to take care of her financially. She and Epstein have been named as defendants in multiple lawsuits brought by their alleged victims.
“The government’s need to intervene is further fueled by Maxwell’s inappropriate use of the Virgin Islands courts to seek payment and reimbursement from the Epstein criminal enterprise, while she circumvents the service of process of government subpoenas related to her involvement in that criminal enterprise,” the filing said.
Epstein owned two islands — named Little St. James and Great St. James — where he’s accused of molesting his young victims. He committed suicide in August while locked up on sex-trafficking charges.
Maxwell, his former girlfriend and alleged madam, was arrested earlier this month on sex abuse charges in a case out of Manhattan federal court. Her arraignment is scheduled for Tuesday.
Legal experts told the Virgin Islands Free Press that it’s possible she could be released on bail.
Lawyers representing Maxwell in her New York case didn’t immediately respond to a request for a comment.