Ghislaine Maxwell is having such a rough time in prison that she is offering up a bail package of nearly $30 million, and is revealing details about her private life that she has never confirmed with investigators.
If her proposal is accepted, she hopes to be out of prison for the Christmas holiday.
An estimated $25 million of the sum will reportedly be raised by Maxwell’s husband, tech CEO Scott Borgerson, according to the Telegraph.
While it was suspected that she and Borgerson were married, she refused to reveal his name at an initial bail hearing this summer. An additional $5 million for the bail will come from Ghislaine’s brothers, Kevin, and Ian Maxwell.
If her release is granted, Maxwell has promised to wear an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet until her trial.
Maxwell’s defense team was hoping to keep the details of the bond’s co-signers private, due to fears that they would be harassed by members of the public.
“They are legitimately afraid if their identities become public, they will be subjected to the same relentless media scrutiny and threats that Ms. Maxwell has experienced for more than a year,” Maxwell’s attorney’s argued in a bail request.
In a letter to the court this month, Maxwell attorney Bobbi Sternheim argued that her client was being mistreated in custody because officials at a different prison failed to keep Jeffrey Epstein safe last year.
“The conditions under which she is detained are punitive, unwarranted, deleteriously impacting her ability to prepare her defense, and interfering with counsel’s ability to provide the legal representation to which she, and any other detainee, deserves,” Sternheim said, according to News Week.
She also claimed that Maxwell is starting to lose her hair and has lost a significant amount of weight while she has been behind bars.
“It is obvious that Ms Maxwell is bearing the brunt of BOP [Board of Prisons] incompetence,” Sternheim said.
“The Department of Justice is seeking to repair the BOP’s tarnished reputation by placing Ms. Maxwell under extraordinarily harsh conditions, not in any response to Ms. Maxwell’s requirements, but rather in response to the failed handling of a completely different inmate,” she added.
At first, Maxwell’s clothes were taken away, and she was forced to wear paper gowns as a precaution, so she didn’t have any materials that she could use to hang herself with. Maxwell’s was later allowed to wear normal prison clothes and is now no longer considered a suicide risk, but authorities are still taking extreme measures, according to her attorneys.
In court last month, her attorneys argued that she is having her sleep interrupted by guards with flashlights every 15 minutes. The guards are apparently checking to make sure that she’s still breathing.
Maxwell is under constant video surveillance, even during her meetings with attorneys. She has also complained about being held in solitary confinement and asked to be moved in with the general prison population, but her request was denied for her own safety.
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