Newly-unveiled emails between Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell shows how the 2 worked together to discredit his accusers – By Bill Bostock (Business Insider) / July 31 2020
- Emails released on Thursday show how Jeffrey Epstein conferred with Ghislaine Maxwell in 2015, advising her to distance her from his actions and discredit their accusers.
- Shortly before the email, Virginia Roberts Giuffre had accused Maxwell of procuring young girls to have sex with Epstein.
- In an email dated January 24, 2015, Maxwell had asked Epstein to make his relationship with a person called “Shelley” public, to push back against her being identified as a love interest.
- Epstein also appears to have drafted a statement to help Maxwell to distance herself from him.
- The existence of the emails contradict a claim made by Maxwell’s attorneys earlier this month that she had “no contact with Epstein for more than a decade.”
Emails from 2015, unsealed on Thursday by a federal court in New York City, show how Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell worked together to distance her from his crimes.
“You have done nothing wrong and I would urge you to start acting like it. Go outside head high not as an escaping convict,” Epstein wrote to Maxwell from the email account email@example.com on January 25, 2015.
Earlier that month Maxwell had been named by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, one of Epstein’s victims, as a “madam” for Epstein. Roberts accused Maxwell of soliciting young girls to have sex with Epstein.
The email came in reply to a request from Maxwell — named as “GMax” in the email exchange — to make his relationship with a woman called Shelley public, so as to romantically distance herself from him.