‘Saved’ by a sex fiend: the social butterfly who flew into ...


‘Saved’ by a sex fiend: the social butterfly who flew into Epstein’s orbit

The spotlight on Ghislaine Maxwell, who allegedly procured underage girls for the paedo financier, is even brighter now

Victoria Ward

Ghislaine Maxwell has routinely been lauded as one of the world’s best-connected socialites. Whip-smart, glamorous and charming, she spent years trading on her impeccable contacts, which ranged from politicians to entrepreneurs and royalty.

Yet those wealthy and powerful associates are now likely to be hard to find and quick to downplay their links with a woman embroiled in one of the biggest sex scandals of a generation.

Far from taking the pressure off Maxwell, the death of Jeffrey Epstein is expected to shine an ever brighter spotlight on the woman who had long been a fixture at his side...

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