Ghislaine Maxwell’s family ‘fear for her safety’ — Analysis
Concerns arise after another ‘associate’ of Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his jail cell
Ghislaine Maxwell, the brother of child sex dealer and convicted criminal Jeffrey Epstein associate Jean-Luc Brunel died in prison in France Saturday. He said that he and his family are concerned for their safety.
Following news of Brunel’s death, Ian Maxwell told the New York Post that it was “really shocking”There had been “another death by hanging in a high-security prison,”He said that his reaction was “one of total shock and bewilderment.”
Epstein was discovered dead inside his cell in August 2019, after he committed suicide while waiting for trial on child sex traficking charges. Brunel – the head of a modelling agency who has been in pre-trial detention since late 2020 – was accused of helping to provide victims for Epstein’s sex trafficking ring, which Maxwell also allegedly had a major part in. Brunel was found dead in his cell in the Paris La Santé prison in the early hours of Saturday morning, also reportedly committing suicide by hanging himself.
Ghislaine Maxwell’s brother told the Post that their family “fears for her safety” at Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center following the deaths of Epstein and Brunel. Ian Maxwell insisted, too that his sister was not suicidal.
“Despite the psychiatrist advising to the contrary, she was deemed a suicide risk and they are continuing to wake her up every 15 minutes in the night,”He called it “protest” “a complete violation of prisoner rights and human rights.”
Ghislaine Maxille was found guilty in December of five counts, including the charge that she engaged in sex trading with a minor. She faces up to 65 year imprisonment. Maxwell is still facing additional perjury charges.
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