Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein's 'pimp,' has been arrested. Is this the start of unraveling his sex trafficking ring - or the scandal's window dressing?
Ghislaine Maxwell is going down. After seemingly skipping around all over the world, the FBI finally nabbed her in New Hampshire. She’s set to be arraigned on charges stemming from the so-called “Jeffrey Epstein scandal.”
Does this mean she’s finally going to face the music?
While Jeffrey Epstein — who killed himself in a New York jail cell in August 2019 — was the so-called “ringleader” of this dirty operation, Ghislaine Maxwell’s role cannot be understated.
According to the Justice Department, Maxwell allegedly procured him underage girls, some as young as 14 years old. Epstein abused those girls at his residences in New York City, New Mexico, Palm Beach, and London.
It gets even uglier.
Ghislaine Maxwell allegedly participated in the abuse of the underage victims.
In some instances, Maxwell was present for and participated in the sexual abuse of minor victims,” the indictment says. It also says she “repeatedly lied when questioned about her conduct” under oath during a legal deposition in 2016.
Jeffrey Epstein’s victims have been calling for Ghislaine Maxwell’s arrest for years. Her alleged abuse of these victims goes all the way back to the early 1990s.
In particular, from at least in and about 1994, up to an including in or about 1997, Maxwell assisted, facilitated, and contributed to Jeffrey Epstein’s abuse of minor girls by, among other tings, helping Epstein to recruit, groom, and ultimately abused victims known to Maxwell and Epstein to be under the age of 18. The victims were as young as 14 years old when they were groomed and abused by Maxwell and Epstein, both of whom knew that certain victims were in fact under the age of 18.
It’s high time Ghislaine Maxwell pays for her alleged abuse of these victims. We can’t stop there, though.
We need to hold all of Epstein’s associates who willingly participated in or ignored the systemic abuse of these young girls accountable.
It doesn’t matter how much money they have – as in the case of Bill Gates, who called associating with Epstein a “mistake.”
Nor does it matter what their political affiliation is. Epstein counted both Donald Trump and Bill Clinton among his circle of “friends.”
If you abused children, you need to face the music. If not, you need to explain why you associated with people who did.
If Prince Andrew’s struggle to avoid testifying about his links to Jeffrey Epstein is any indication, no one in this disgusting world is going down without a fight.
Ghislaine Maxwell deserves what she has coming. The least we can do for her victims is guarantee that her prosecution is the start of unraveling Epstein’s sordid sex trafficking ring – not the window dressing.
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Last modified: September 25, 2020 8:41 PM