Ghislaine Maxwell Says She Wishes She Never Met Jeffrey Epstein In Prison Interview

Ghislaine Maxwell Says She Wishes She Never Met Jeffrey Epstein In Prison Interview

Ghislaine Maxwell, the disgraced socialite spending 20 years in prison for sex trafficking underage girls for Jeffrey Epstein, has given her first interview from prison. Talking to Jeremy Kyle for TalkTV, Maxwell had a lot to say about the conditions behind bars and about her old friend, Epstein.

Maxwell doesn’t believe Jeffrey Epstein took his own life. She joins many conspiracy theorists who believe Epstein was murdered to prevent him naming names. “I believe that he was murdered. I was shocked. Then I wondered how it had happened because as far as I was concerned, he was going to … I was sure he was going to appeal,” she said. “And I was sure he was covered under the non-prosecution agreement.”

She claims she was never going to be prosecuted. She’s either still in denial of her heinous actions or simply still refusing to admit them. Either way, Ghislaine Maxwell said in her prison interview that while Epstein was alive, she wasn’t facing prosecution. “I wasn’t in the indictment, I wasn’t mentioned. I wasn’t even one of the co-conspirators.”

Ghislaine Maxwell says in the interview that she was planning a life away from Jeffrey Epstein

For that reason, she wishes they’d never crossed paths. While it seems clear that Maxwell and Epstein worked as a team to traffic vulnerable underage girls, Maxwell still protests her innocence. In fact, she claims she was planning a life away from him. “I honestly wish I had never met him,” she said. “Looking back now, I probably wish I had stayed in England. But leaving that aside, you know, I tried to leave and start another new job and move on from the end of ’98, ’99. So I wish I had been more successful in moving on … because I’d been a banker and so I should have moved on completely.” Of course, it’s easy to say that now that you’ve been caught and punished.

Lest we forget the long list of charges Ghislaine Maxwell was convicted of during her trial. In addition to sex trafficking, Maxwell was found guilty of conspiracy to entice individuals under the age of 17 to travel in interstate commerce with intent to engage in illegal sexual activity; conspiracy to transport individuals under the age of 17 to travel in interstate commerce with intent to engage in illegal sexual activity; transportation of an individual under the age of 17 with intent to engage in illegal sexual activity; and conspiracy to commit sex-trafficking of individuals under the age of 18, per The Guardian. Doesn’t really sound like something an innocent person would do, does it?

Jennifer Still is a writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience. The managing editor of Bolde, she has bylines in Vanity Fair, Business Insider, The New York Times, Glamour, Bon Appetit, and many more.