Ghislaine Maxwell, British Socialite Accused of Helping Jeffrey Epstein, Reportedly Hides in Israel

Epstein, the millionaire financier facing sex trafficking charges for allegedly abusing dozens of minor girls, hanged himself in his New York City jail cell in August

JTA
Josefin Dolsten
Ghislaine Maxwell poses with Jeffrey Epstein and Donald and Melania Trump at the Mar-a-Lago club, Palm Beach, Florida, February 12, 2000.
Ghislaine Maxwell poses with Jeffrey Epstein and Donald and Melania Trump at the Mar-a-Lago club, Palm Beach, Florida, February 12, 2000.Credit: Davidoff Studios / Getty Images
JTA
Josefin Dolsten

Ghislaine Maxwell, a British socialite who has been accused of helping late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, is reportedly hiding out in Israel.

A source told the New York Post that Maxwell, the daughter of the late Jewish media mogul Robert Maxwell, is being “protected” in a number of countries, including Israel.

“She is not in the U.S., she moves around,” the source said in an article published last week. “She is sometimes in the U.K., but most often in other countries, such as Israel, where her powerful contacts have provided her with safe houses and protection.”

Last month, Reuters reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is probing Maxwell and others with ties to Epstein.

Maxwell and Epstein were romantically involved for several years and then remained close. One of Epstein’s alleged victims, Virginia Giuffre, has accused Maxwell of recruiting her to have sex with him when she was a minor. Maxwell denied the allegations.

Epstein, the Jewish millionaire financier facing sex trafficking charges for allegedly abusing dozens of minor girls, hanged himself in his New York City jail cell in August, law enforcement officials said. Though New York City’s chief medical examiner ruled his death a suicide, a forensic pathologist hired by his family said the autopsy pointed to homicide.

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