The Evening Standard

Ghislaine Maxwell seeks jail release in Epstein abuse case

July 11, 2020

British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, who's in jail on charges she helped Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse young girls and women, should be released to home arrest while she awaits trial, according to her lawyers. Maxwell, who has repeatedly denied wrongdoing and called some claims against her "absolute rubbish", was arrested last week in New Hampshire. She was then moved to New York City to face the federal charges. The 58-year-old has been detained in Brooklyn without bail, and prosecutors have labelled her an "extreme risk of flight", saying they want her jailed until trial. In court papers, her lawyers cited the coronavirus risk in prison as reason to release her on a $5m bond. A judge has set a hearing for Tuesday to hear bail arguments and to arraign Maxwell on multiple charges.

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