Ghislaine Maxwell will not name the ‘self-destructing’ Prince Andrew as a witness at her summer trial, her brother claims.
Referring to the Duke of York’s infamous BBC television interview in 2019, Ian Maxwell told the Daily Telegraph: ‘It was the most remarkable bit of self-destruction.
I think he would be – as he proved in that interview – I think he’s a pretty serious hostage of fortune. I don’t think that’s going to happen. ‘
Ghislaine Maxwell’s brother Ian has said he does not think his sister will visit Prince Andrew (pictured leaving his Windsor home this week) as a witness during her summer trial.
Ian Maxwell, in the photo, has said that his sister Ghislaine is a victim of hatred and that she is treated much worse than convicted male sex offenders such as Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein
He alleged that his younger sister, 59, is the victim of hatred for being a woman and treated much worse than convicted male sex offenders like Harvey Weinstein and Bill Cosby.
Maxwell awaits suicide in a Brooklyn detention center. She is accused of plotting with Jeffrey Epstein, her former lover, to give him 14-year-old girls to abuse in the 1990s.
She has also been charged with participating in the abuse and perjury in a civil case. Maxwell denies all charges,
Mr Maxwell, 64, drew comparisons between his sister’s case and Lord Bramall’s in a letter to Joe Biden’s Attorney General pleading with the US to give her a fair trial.
Lord Bramall, the former Chief of the Army and D-Day veteran, was sentenced to 18 years in prison after being falsely accused of being a pedophile.
Maxwell befriended and worked with Lord Bramall at a military publishing house owned by the Maxwells – and is adamant that his sister has also been falsely accused.
Maxwell, pictured with former lover Jeffrey Epstein, is on hold on suicide in a detention center
Ian Maxwell drew comparisons between his sister’s case and that of Lord Bramall. Pictured: A court sketch of Ghislaine Maxwell after she appeared via video link during her arrest
Mr. Maxwell said, “My sister has been beaten up for 280 days. It’s really grotesque. ‘
He claimed her portrayal as a sexual predator and purchaser of girls and young women is incorrect, adding that “it was not in her nature to do any of these things.”
Mr. Maxwell’s comments came when the Duke of York faced renewed calls to be questioned by the FBI after developments in the child sex investigation expanded the scope of the investigation.
Maxwell, who was Epstein’s longtime associate and former girlfriend, is facing new allegations of conspiracy over sex trafficking and sex trafficking from a minor in the count of eight, as well as previous charges including perjury.
An amended charge against Maxwell now covers alleged crimes that stretch from 1994 to 2004 in New York and Florida, including allegations that she paid the girl, known as Minor Victim-4, hundreds of dollars for every sex act with Epstein. The girl was 14 when nursing began, the charges said.
She had previously pleaded not guilty to helping Epstein recruit and care for three teenage girls for sex between 1994 and 1997 in New York. Maxwell, 59, has been in a Brooklyn prison since her arrest last July.
Ghislaine Maxwell is facing new charges at a time when Prince Andrew became friends with Epstein and allegedly had sex with one of his victims, Virginia Roberts, three times, allegations the Duke denies. Andrew is pictured with Virginia Roberts, aged 17, and Maxwell in 2001
Pictured: Prince Andrew leaves his home on the grounds of Windsor Castle while his friend Ghislaine Maxwell was charged with more crimes in the US earlier this week on Tuesday.
The time frame of the new allegations has been extended to between 1994 and “at least” 2004, covering the period when Epstein interacted with powerful men such as Prince Andrew and Bill Clinton.
During this time, Prince Andrew befriended Epstein and reportedly had sex with one of his victims, Virginia Roberts, three times, allegations the Duke denies.
Neither Prince Andrew nor Mr. Clinton is mentioned in the court documents, but it significantly raises the prospect that they will both be discussed at Maxwell’s trial.
Earlier this week, it was revealed that Ghislaine Maxwell claimed that her treatment in prison is so bad that it would ‘fit Hannibal Lecter’.
Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged madam claimed the circumstances while awaiting trial would be appropriate for the fictional serial killer in “ The Silence of the Lambs. ”
But they are not suitable for a ’59-year-old woman who poses no threat to anyone, ‘Maxwell’s lawyers claimed.
Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyers have repeatedly and verbally complained about her treatment at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn (pictured), where she is being held pending trial.
They suggested she is a victim of sexism because high-profile male inmates charged with serious crimes, such as Bill Cosby and mob boss John Gotti, got bail when she wasn’t.
The claim was made in a 31-page document filed by Maxwell’s attorneys at the Second Circuit appeals court in New York as they sought to overturn a judge’s rejection of her third bail attempt.
Judge Alison Nathan again denied Maxwell earlier this month, saying she remained a flight risk.
Maxwell’s attorneys have repeatedly and verbally complained about her treatment at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, New York, where she will be held until the trial, which begins in July.
They have said that she is losing her hair and losing weight because the prison food is not edible.
According to court documents, the water in the faucets is cloudy, Maxwell is kept isolated, and she is woken every 15 minutes to be searched by a flashlight.
The latest allegations were made in a letter from David Oscar Markus, one of Maxwell’s attorneys, calling her terms “ nightmarish. ”