Former socialite, Ghislaine Maxwell, grew up in a wealthy, millionaire lifestyle handed to her as a baby. Sixty years later, on Dec 29, 2021, Maxwell was convicted of five federal charges. These charges included the grooming, sex trafficking, and sexual exploitation of a minor.
Maxwell, called a “master manipulator” by some, never seemed to be the type of person to assist such a horrific crime. Growing up, Maxwell admitted that her family wasn’t the praising kind of family, but she felt inspired by them specifically by her father, Robert Maxwell, a British socialite who had died mysteriously while on a cruise.
News about her father looting millions of dollars of employee pension funds had been discovered just weeks after his death, causing the Maxwells to give up their life of wealth and luxury. Maxwell herself foreshadowed future events in her life claiming that the world “would never hear the last of the Maxwells.” Ghislaine Maxwell gave up on London, moving herself into a one-bedroom apartment where a friend had introduced her to the infamous Jeffery Epstein in 1991.
Quickly, Maxwell was back to her glamorous lifestyle after meeting Epstein, a millionaire who talked his way up to multiple jobs and the heart of Maxwell. Her unrequited lover, someone she would do anything for.
Epstein and Maxwell had a very tight knitted business relationship, Maxwell was trusted with the management of Epstein’s multiple estates, and presumably the manipulation of younger girls. Maxwell would make these girls feel secure until she “blurs the boundaries between normal and abnormal,” according to Annie Farmer, a victim interviewed on the ABC News 20/20 documentary. Farmer was one of the multiple victims that Maxwell and Epstein groomed, being only 16 at the time.
The United States Attorney of New York, Damian Williams, stresses about the ruling of the conviction against Maxwell “I want to commend the bravery of the girls — now grown women — who stepped out of the shadows… Their courage and willingness to face their abuser made this case, and today’s result, possible.”
Epstein died in prison in 2019, and Maxwell is getting a proper sentence for her convictions, seeming as though Maxwell will be locked away for at least 65 years, allowing the planet to be a safer place for the next generation of young women and ridding the planet of yet another malicious individual who walks the Earth.