Ghislaine Maxwell, the previous girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein, is suing the late US financier’s property searching for reimbursement for authorized charges and safety prices, courtroom paperwork say.
Ms Maxwell’s grievance states that she “had no involvement in or knowledge of Epstein’s alleged misconduct” and that he had promised to cowl her prices.
She additionally “receives regular threats to her life and safety”, it provides.
Epstein had been charged with the intercourse trafficking of dozens of women.
He was arrested final 12 months in New York following allegations that he was working a community of underage women – some as younger as 14 – for intercourse.
He pleaded not responsible. Later, on 10 August, the 66-year-old was discovered unresponsive in his New York cell. His loss of life was decided to be suicide.
Ms Maxwell, a long-time pal of Epstein, has not been accused by the authorities of wrongdoing.
Ms Maxwell’s lawsuit, which is dated 12 March however was made public on Wednesday, claims that “extensive global coverage” of the investigation resulted in her having to “hire personal security and find safe accommodation”.
It provides that she “formed a legal and special relationship” with Epstein that obligated the property to compensate her, and that “assurances” had been made however later ignored after she filed a reimbursement declare in November.
Lawyers representing Epstein’s property haven’t but commented on the grievance.
Who is Ghislaine Maxwell?
Ms Maxwell is the daughter of late British media mogul Robert Maxwell.
A well-connected socialite, she is claimed to have launched Epstein to a lot of her rich and highly effective pals, together with Bill Clinton and the Duke of York.
She has principally been out of public view since 2016.
An alleged Epstein sufferer, Virginia Giuffre, stated in a civil lawsuit that Ms Maxwell had recruited her into the financier’s circle, allegations Ms Maxwell denies.
Other ladies have additionally made allegations that Ms Maxwell was concerned. One, Sarah Ransome, advised the BBC’s Panorama that Ms Maxwell “controlled the girls. She was like the Madam”. Ms Maxwell has denied any involvement in, or data of, Epstein’s alleged abuses.