EXCLUSIVE: Ghislaine Maxwell speaks from behind bars for the first time in the Mail on Sunday: Heiress tells how ‘creepy’ guards have forced her to stop taking showers and rats live in her cell
- Don’t miss the whole exclusive story in tomorrow’s copy of the Mail On Sunday
Ghislaine Maxwell has spoken from behind bars to claim she’s been forced to stop taking showers because of the ‘creepy guards’ who stand and stare at her.
In a world exclusive published in tomorrow’s Mail on Sunday, the heiress has spoken of the hell of her life in Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center, saying that conditions are so bad a rat would sit beside an open sewer in her cell as she went to the toilet.
She said: ‘I used to go to the loo with an open sewer drain and a friendly rat would regularly visit.
‘I told the guards, but nothing was done until the rat popped out and charged a guard who screamed in terror.
‘Finally, the sewer drain was covered.’
Maxwell faces a maximum of 80 years in prison if found guilty of abusing and procuring young girls for her ex-boyfriend, convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
In a world exclusive published in tomorrow’s Mail on Sunday, Ghislaine Maxwell has spoken of the hell of her life in Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center, saying that conditions are so bad a rat would sit beside an open sewer in her cell as she went to the toilet (Pictured: Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein at an event in New York in 1995)
With the trial rapidly approaching, she has pleaded not guilty to all charges and says she will vehemently protest her innocence in court.
Maxwell, who was this week refused bail for a fourth time, says she fears it will be impossible to get a fair trial.
Maxwell has been held in the notorious New York jail since her arrest 16 months ago.
She complains she has been kept in ‘inhumane’ solitary confinement the entire time, adding: ‘I used to take a shower every day but I’ve stopped because of the creepy guards who stand close and stare at me the whole time.’
With jury selection beginning on Monday and the six-week trial due to start on November 29, Maxwell’s relationship with Prince Andrew will be put back under the spotlight.
Virginia Roberts, the woman who claims she was allegedly ‘sex trafficked’ to the Prince three times – the first when she was just 17 and legally under age – is expected to face Maxwell across the courtroom.
Maxwell faces a maximum of 80 years in prison if found guilty of abusing and procuring young girls for her ex-boyfriend, convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein (Pictured: Maxwell being led to court in an artist’s sketch on November 1)
Prince Andrew vehemently denies all claims and insists he cannot remember ever meeting Ms Roberts.
Ms Roberts has described Maxwell as ‘a monster’ adding: ‘She’s vicious, pure evil. Epstein was a sick paedophile but Ghislaine was the mastermind.’
The Mail on Sunday exclusive also includes the first interview with the former Paratrooper who guarded Maxwell during the 11-months between Epstein’s suicide in August 2019 and her arrest in July 2020.
He tells interviewer Daphne Barak the extraordinary lengths they went to conceal her whereabouts including hiring lookalikes to throw the press off her trail.
For the full astonishing story don’t miss tomorrow’s Mail on Sunday.
Ghislaine Maxwell speaks from behind bars for the first time in the Mail on Sunday