Ghislaine Maxwell DENIES the guards’ claim that she does not flush the toilet in her cell

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Ghislaine Maxwell has refuted the claim that she does not flush the toilet in her cell, saying she does so ‘often’.

The British socialite said she was ‘flushing regularly to avoid plumbing problems’ at the direction of guards at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Maxwell said that if the pipes are left unused, “gases escape the sewerage system,” causing a “pungent stench.”

She blamed the overcrowded toilets in the cell block above hers, which she said caused an “overpowering” odor.

The letter from Maxwell’s attorney Bobbi Sternheim came the day after prosecutors claimed that Maxwell’s cell smelled because she hadn’t flushed her toilet.

Prosecutors alleged that guards ordered Maxwell to clean her cell “in response to the smell and the filth.”

Ghislaine Maxwell, the alleged ‘madam’ for Jeffrey Epstein, was told by guards at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn for not flushing her toilet

Prosecutors said in a letter filed in federal court that the British socialite `` often did not flush her toilet after using it, causing the cell to smell ''

Prosecutors said in a letter filed in federal court that the British socialite 'often did not flush her toilet after using it, causing the cell to smell'

Prosecutors said in a letter filed in federal court that the British socialite “ often did not flush her toilet after using it, causing the cell to smell ”

The dispute marks a bizarre escalation in line over Maxwell’s conditions in prison since she was arrested last July for allegedly procuring underage girls for Jeffrey Epstein.

In her letter, Sternheim said that odor issues at the MDC were “ long before ” Maxwell’s time there.

A photo shows a typical ADMAX SHU cubicle showing the bunk bed, shower, sitting area and toilet and sink combination at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn

A photo shows a typical ADMAX SHU cubicle showing the bunk bed, shower, sitting area and toilet and sink combination at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn

A photo shows a typical ADMAX SHU cubicle showing the bunk bed, shower, sitting area and toilet and sink combination at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn

Using a toilet-related pun, Sternheim said the prosecutors’ claims gave her a chance to “ flush out the ongoing unsanitary conditions at the MDC. ”

She wrote: ‘Over the weekend there was a pungent sewage stench in Ms. Maxwell’s unit, forcing guards to flush the pipes by pouring water into open drains in an effort to trap and disperse gaseous emissions.

As guards explained to Ms. Maxwell, there are three drains in the daytime area, and when the plumbing system goes unused, gases escape from the drains and cause the stench.

Sometimes the stench in Mrs. Maxwell’s isolation cell was overwhelming from the overflowing toilets in the cell block above.

Due to lack of privacy, Ms. Maxwell does not use the toilet in the isolation cell and, as indicated by the guards, she flushes regularly to avoid problems with the plumbing. Sometimes the stench is noticed when entering the visitor area. ‘

The letter did not mention where Maxwell is going to relieve herself, although she has access to a different part of the prison during the days.

Sternheim said that “to suggest that she (Maxwell) willingly lives in misery is absurd” and claimed that guards use cleaning as a “punishment for wielding power.”

She wrote: ‘The MDC – especially the East Building where Ms. Maxwell is being held – is rife with mold and vermin.

“Cockroaches and rodents are plentiful and beads of glue have been placed in Mrs. Maxwell’s daycare center to fix the problem.”

Maxwell’s attorneys have previously claimed that in the MDC, she lost weight, hair, and hours of sleep every night because she is searched in her cell with a flashlight every 15 minutes.

Prosecutors rejected this, saying that guards had seen no evidence of hair loss and that Maxwell’s weight was within a normal range.

Sternheim claimed that Maxwell’s health was “ deteriorating ” because she had “ not experienced sunshine and fresh air for the past eight months. ”

The dispute marks a bizarre escalation in line over Maxwell's conditions in prison since she was arrested last July for allegedly procuring underage girls for Jeffrey Epstein.

The dispute marks a bizarre escalation in line over Maxwell's conditions in prison since she was arrested last July for allegedly procuring underage girls for Jeffrey Epstein.

The dispute marks a bizarre escalation in line over Maxwell’s conditions in prison since she was arrested last July for allegedly procuring underage girls for Jeffrey Epstein.

The letter complained that it was unfair to use the inner part of the prison that Maxwell could exercise as the outside, because ‘hardly a breeze gets through’.

Maxwell's attorney Bobbi Sternheim's letter came the day after prosecutors claimed Maxwell's cell smelled because she didn't flush her toilet

Maxwell's attorney Bobbi Sternheim's letter came the day after prosecutors claimed Maxwell's cell smelled because she didn't flush her toilet

Maxwell’s attorney Bobbi Sternheim’s letter came the day after prosecutors claimed Maxwell’s cell smelled because she didn’t flush her toilet

Sternheim also objected to the prosecution, revealing that Maxwell had been given the coronavirus vaccine because it was an invasion of her privacy.

Other issues include the slow delivery of mail, and Sternehim said Maxwell received a copy of the New York Times in October in mid-March.

Sternheim disputed the prosecution’s claim that Maxwell has an eye mask to protect her eyes from flares at night.

Maxwell did not even sleep as prosecutors claimed and merely ‘chooses not to respond to guards’ as a ‘reprieve from having to deal with them’

Sternheim dismissed the prosecution’s update on Maxwell’s terms as a “ Yelp value, ” referring to the online review website.

She wrote, “But it does not justify Ms. Maxwell’s improper detention.”

Maxwell was initially charged with six counts in which she claimed she brought girls from the age of 14 to Epstein and participated in the abuse in some cases.

She is also charged with perjury in a separate civil case.

Last month, she was hit by two new charges: conspiracy for sex trafficking and sex trafficking of a minor.

Maxwell has pleaded not guilty to all of the first six counts and will be charged with the last two later this month.