Ghislaine Maxwell and her husband are offering a $ 28.5 million bail package that includes armed guards who follow her around the clock, $ 8 million in property, and $ 5 million from friends and family
- Maxwell calls on a judge to rescue her from a Brooklyn prison before trial
- Her huge bail package contains armed guards to keep her safe in New York
- Epstein's friend's attorneys said $ 22.5 million represents the total net worth of Maxwell and her spouse
- Her spouse was not named on court records, but he was widely identified as tech CEO Scott Borgerson
- Maxwell is expected to face trial in July for recruiting three teenage girls for Epstein to abuse them in the mid-1990s
Jeffrey Epstein's ex-girlfriend's lawyers are calling on a judge to release her so she can be tried on a $ 28.5 million bail package. This includes armed guards who keep them in a residence in New York City and protect their safety.
The bail arguments on behalf of Ghislaine Maxwell were filed under Siegel last Tuesday but filed publicly late Monday with editors in federal court in Manhattan approved by Judge Alison J. Nathan.
The attorneys said Maxwell and her spouse, who she has lived with for four years, offered a $ 22.5 million personal note of appreciation, which came from $ 8 million worth of real estate and $ 8 million in cash $ 500,000 is secured.
Ghislaine Maxwell's attorneys are calling on a judge to release her to stand on bail for $ 28.5 million. Armed guards are said to keep her in a residence in New York City and protect her safety
They said $ 22.5 million represents the total net worth of Maxwell and her spouse.
The spouse was not identified on court records, but his identity has been widely reported as Tech CEO Scott Borgerson.
In a letter presented to the court, he said: “The person described in the criminal complaints is not the person we know. I have never seen anything inappropriate with Ghislaine. On the contrary, the Ghislaine I know is a wonderful and loving person.
"The" coverage of Ghislaine over the past year has exploded exponentially. From Epstein's arrest and death in custody in the summer of 2019 to Ghislaine's own arrest in July this year, "he added.
He also described the reporting as "terrifyingly intense".
"There are many examples of violence that germinated in conspiracy theories, and the experiences of QAnon, Pizzagate and the recent attacks by Judge Salas are terrifying."
The identities of seven other close friends and family members whom attorneys said were willing to pledge approximately $ 5 million of their own assets for the bail package was also not disclosed. They also said that they would have electronic surveillance.
Maxwell is expected to face trial in July for recruiting three teenage girls for Epstein to abuse them in the mid-1990s.
Her first attempt on bail shortly after her arrest in July was denied.
& # 39; wife. Maxwell firmly holds on to her innocence and is determined to defend herself, ”wrote the attorneys. "All she wants to do is stay in this country to fight the allegations against her, which are based on the unconfirmed testimony of a handful of witnesses about events that took place over 25 years ago."
In support of the application for bail, the lawyers enclosed a letter from Maxwell's spouse. They said the letter told how Ms. Maxwell was forced to leave her family and withdraw from the public eye not because she had evaded prosecution, but because of "the media hype and threats following the arrest and death of Jeffrey Epstein ".
Epstein killed himself in a Manhattan federal prison in August 2019 while awaiting trial for sex trafficking.
A public prosecutor's spokesman declined to comment.
Maxwell is expected to face trial in July for recruiting three teenage girls for Epstein to abuse them in the mid-1990s. Her first attempt on bail shortly after her arrest in July was denied.