Ghislaine Maxwell trial: Pictures shown to court show socialite massaging and kissing Jeffrey Epstein | US News
Newly released pictures chart Ghislaine Maxwell’s relationship with disgraced billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, with images shown to court of the pair kissing and of Maxwell massaging Epstein.
Released by the US Department of Justice as part of proceedings against the British socialite, the photos show the extent of Maxwell’s closeness with Epstein, who killed himself in 2019 at the age of 66 in a Manhattan jail cell while awaiting sex-trafficking charges.
Maxwell, 59, is now on trial in New York, accused of crimes including luring girls as young as 14 to be sexually abused by Epstein at his properties in New York City, Florida and New Mexico, and at her own London residence, between 1994 and 1997.
Maxwell denies the charges, with her defence team saying she is being used as a “scapegoat” for Epstein’s crimes.
Epstein’s abuse is said to have centred on sexualised massages, which took place as often as three times a day.
In one image, a word document was used to create an advert for a massage therapist.
The metadata appears to show it was created by Maxwell, and asks: “Are you a massage therapist?? Work in Palm Beach home. Excellent pay. Mostly weekends.”
A second word document shows a shopping list that consists entirely of shampoos and 13 different massage oils.
In other images, Maxwell is shown massaging Epstein while the couple travel on a private jet.
Photographs also show the couple kissing in what appears to be Europe.