Ghislaine Maxwell's made staff at Epstein's homes follow strict rules

Maxwell ‘made staff at Jeffrey Epstein’s homes follow rules akin to royal protocol’ with employees forbidden from looking at ‘the master’ in the eye

  • Ghislaine Maxwell forced staff working for Jeffrey Epstein to follow royal protocol when she was in charge of running his mansions around the globe 
  • Workers were banned from looking ‘the master’ in the eye 
  • They were also not allowed to speak to him unless they were spoken to 
  • Maxwell who was known to be friends with Prince Andrew is said to have handed out a guide to royal help to all staff demanding they read it
  • The details are contained in a new book by Florida lawyer Bradley J. Edwards who has been representing 56 of Epstein’s victims since 2009

Ghislaine Maxwell is said to have run Jeffrey Epstein’s homes around the globe as if they were royal palaces complete with a set of strict rules and protocol more like that found in royal palaces. 

Maxwell, 58, was put in charge of running the estates in 1991 and it seems she ran a tight ship.

The daughter of the late British publishing magnate Robert Maxwell, Ghislaine is the former girlfriend and long-time close associate of Epstein. 

Ghislaine Maxwell forced staff working for Jeffrey Epstein’s staff to follow royal protocol when she was in charge of running his mansions around the globe 

Maxwell, pictured with Jeffrey Epstein in 2000, who was known to be friends with Prince Andrew is said to have handed out a guide to royal help to all staff demanding they read it

She would make sure household staff followed royal rules including the explicit stipulation: ‘The staff must never look the master, Jeffrey Epstein, in the eye.’

As in royal palaces, household staff were also requested to ‘linger in the background’ and were not allowed to speak unless they were spoken to first. 

The bizarre rules are all detailed in a book by Florida lawyer Bradley Edwards, 44,  who has been representing 56 alleged Epstein victims for more than a decade.

The book, ‘Relentless Pursuit: My Fight for the Victims of Jeffrey Epstein,’ tells how Maxwell ruled the palaces with an iron fist with staff following royal protocol.

As a lawyer, Edwards spent a large amount of time over the last 10 years speaking with women who claim to be victims of Epstein and also his household staff who divulged further details including Maxwell’s influence.  

Edwards’ book was reportedly found on Maxwell’s bedside table at the secluded New Hampshire mansion where she was hiding out. 

Edwards’ book was reportedly found on Maxwell’s bedside table at the secluded New Hampshire mansion where she was hiding out

Maxwell was arrested on July 2 on charges she helped lure at least three girls – one as young as 14 – to be sexually abused by Epstein, who was accused of victimizing dozens of girls and women over many years. 

‘It’s hard to tell exactly why she wanted to know what it was that I knew about her in the book,’ said Edwards to the New York Post.  

‘I was fascinated that she had my book,’ he said. ‘Certainly, if Jeffrey Epstein was around he would read the book.’ 

Edwards noted, ‘Ghislaine was deeply controlling and did things the butler, Juan Alessi, did not appreciate.’

Alessi alleges in the book that he would drive Maxwell around Palm Beach on a mission to recruit young masseuses with one girl as young as 14. Upon being approved to work at the mansion, Maxwell would allegedly take nude photos of the girls. 

Edwards states he believes Epstein ran a global sex-trafficking scheme that entrapped more than 500 women. 

Maxwell was used to mingling with the high and mighty counting Prince Andrew among her close friends.

Last week it was revealed how she during a private tour of Buckingham Palace organized by the prince, she sat on a throne alongside disgraced actor Kevin Spacey normally reserved for the Queen and her husband Prince Philip. 

Maxwell was arrested at the luxurious mountain top home – dubbed Tuckedaway – outside tiny Bradford, New Hampshire

Since her arrest earlier this month, Maxwell has been accused of facilitating Epstein’s crimes and on some occasions joined him in sexually abusing the girls, according to the indictment against her. Pictured in 2000

The apparently lighthearted image has taken on new significance following Maxwell’s arrest with some suggesting it alludes to the close friendship between Maxwell and the Duke.          

Since her arrest earlier this month, Maxwell has been accused of facilitating Epstein’s crimes and on some occasions is alleged to have joined him in sexually abusing the girls, according to the indictment against her. 

Several Epstein victims have described Maxwell as his chief enabler, recruiting and grooming young girls for abuse. She has denied wrongdoing and called claims against her ‘absolute rubbish.’ 

Maxwell was arrested by a team of federal agents last week at a $1 million estate she had purchased in New Hampshire. The investigators had been keeping an eye on Maxwell and knew she had been hiding out in various locations in New England.

Edwards’ book was reportedly found on Maxwell’s bedside table at the secluded New Hampshire mansion where she was hiding out 

THE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST MAXWELL

THE CHARGES

  • Conspiracy to entice minors to travel to engage in illegal sex acts (5 years max sentence)
  • Enticement of a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts (20 years)
  • Conspiracy to transport minors with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity (20 years)
  • Transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity (10 years minimum, life maximum)
  • X 2 counts of Perjury (x 10 years)

THE ‘FACTS’ 

Prosecutors say Maxwell groomed three girls between 1994 and 1997 for Epstein. 

They are not named in the indictment, but she allegedly targeted them in London, Florida, New York and New Mexico.

Maxwell, it is alleged, would befriend the girls by asking them about their life and their schooling. She would put them at ease by taking them to the movies and taking them shopping, winning their trust to later deliver them to Epstein, it’s alleged.

To ‘normalize’ the abuse that would come later, prosecutors say she undressed in front of the girls herself and asked them sexual questions. 

She then not only facilitated Epstein abusing them, prosecutors say, but took part in some of it herself. 

The alleged sex abuse includes ‘sexualized group massages’. 

The indictment also says Maxwell made the girl feel ‘indebted’ to Epstein by encouraging them to take money from him and let him pay for their education and travel. 

She had switched her email address, ordered packages under someone else’s name and registered at least one new phone number under an alias ‘G Max,’ prosecutors have said.  

The British socialite will appear in New York’s southern district court on July 14 at 1pm and the hearing will take place over video-link due to coronavirus. 

She will join from the ‘hell-hole’ Brooklyn jail where she is being held and only the judge, Alison Nathan, will be present along with one prosecutor and one defense attorney.

Maxwell – a friend to billionaires, celebrities, presidents and royalty before her arrest – is facing a six-count federal indictment which could see her jailed for 35 years.

She is accused in four counts of acting as Epstein’s madam, hunting down and ‘training’ young girls for him to abuse in the late 1990s.

Another two counts accuse her of lying about the abuse to a court when she was sued by one of the victims – Virginia Roberts – in 2015.

However, observers and experts believe she is not the state’s primary target, and will likely be offered a plea deal to turn on others in Epstein’s circle.

Victims of Epstein allege they were abused over many years, with many claiming they were recruited by Maxwell. The investigation has been focused on Maxwell since Epstein took his own life while awaiting trial in a US jail last year. 

Epstein was initially jailed for 18 months in 2008 after being allowed to plead guilty to a single charge of soliciting sex from a child prostitute, despite at one stage facing a 53-page FBI indictment. 

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