It has just been revealed that an operation is underway to spring Ghislaine Maxwell, the alleged former madam of the late billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, from prison.
Brian Basham is a close friend of Maxwell’s family who is fighting for the 58 year-old British socialite to be released on bail, arguing that she is on the verge of starvation and humiliated every day by her prison-issued paper clothes.
Maxwell was arrested back in July on charges related to her allegedly grooming young girls for sex with Epstein, and sometimes participating in the abuse herself. A judge remanded her to prison until her trial, which is scheduled to happen in July of 2021, after deeming her to be a significant flight risk given her immense wealth and international connections.
Basham claimed that Maxwell has lost 25 pounds in the four months she’s been in prison because corrections officials won’t give her the vegan diet that she adheres to. He told the Telegraph that she went twenty hours without food one day, and when she complained, guards responded by removing her scale from her cell.
Basham also complained about Maxwell being forced to wear paper clothes at all times, saying that she isn’t even allowed to wear a bra. The reason behind her wardrobe of paper clothes is that officials fear she may commit suicide, just as Epstein did in prison in August of last year while he awaited trial on sex crime charges of his own.
Finally, Basham has lamented that Maxwell is stuck behind bars in a 9-by-7 cell with absolutely no human contact, as even the guards have stopped talking to her. He also said that she is not receiving the letters that her sister has written to her.
Basham finds it to be outrageous that Maxwell has been denied bail, citing the fact that convicted sex offenders Harvey Weinstein and Bill Cosby were both permitted to be free while awaiting their respective trials.
“They were men who were a danger to women,” Basham said. “That can’t be said of Ghislaine at all.”
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He went on to say that there’s no way that Maxwell will use one of her passports to flee the country.
“One of the passports is a French passport,” he said. “From the moment Jeffrey Epstein was arrested she could have gone to France, but she stayed.”
This piece originally appeared in UpliftingToday.com and is used by permission.
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