Maxwell, the alleged madam for the late convicted paedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein, is awaiting trial in Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Centre – she faces six counts, including enticement of minors, sex trafficking of children, and perjury.
Prosecutors in Ghislaine Maxwell’s case are going to release emails that show her setting up “powerful men with women they would like,” The Daily Mail reported, citing a court filing.
According to the lead attorney, the correspondence shows that Maxwell “used her ability to provide access to women as a form of social currency,” the document reportedly says.
New York prosecutors reportedly plan to unveil several emails that show “the defendant’s willingness to facilitate encounters between powerful men and women they would like” and “the defendant’s understanding that providing such access is a way to ingratiate herself with powerful men.”
The names of the men were not mentioned in the 84-page court document, The Daily Mail says.
Maxwell’s defence tried to shrug off the claim by reportedly saying this:
“If her motive is to permit adult women to date her single friends, then it is not to pick up schoolgirls off the street to give ‘sexual massages’ to Jeffrey Epstein.”
The emails in question are expected to be discussed at the final hearing before the opening statements at Maxwell’s trial, which begins on 29 November.
The 59-year-old former socialite and alleged madam for convicted paedophile Epstein, who committed suicide in 2019, is facing up to 80 years in prison if found guilty.