In 24 minutes appeared on The Spectator’s Americano podcast, Mr. Maxwell rallies behind his sister as he compares theories surrounding convict’s death sex crime to the case of his own father, the media mogul Robert Maxwell, who died in 1991.
“I don’t buy a lot of conspiracy theories. Most likely one of the conspiracy theories is about my father, that he was murdered.
“Of all my brothers and sisters, Ghislaine is the only one who believes he [Robert Maxwell] was murdered.
“And I want to believe that she might as well think that Epstein was murdered,” he said.
Epstein, Convicted by Florida State Court in 2008 child prostitution and solicitation of prostitutes, was found dead in his cell in August 2019 pending trial on other charges. While the medical examiner ruled the death a suicide, his death has given rise to many conspiracy theories including that he was murdered.
Meanwhile, the body of billionaire press baron Robert Maxwell was discovered floating in the Atlantic Ocean in 1991 after he crashed from the yacht Lady Ghislaine. While an inquest recorded the cause of death as heart attack and accidental drowning, speculations about the incident still rife, even if it’s a suicide or murder.
In the podcast, Mr. Maxwell also recounted his only encounter with Epstein in 1996 during a lunch with his sister.
Mr. Maxwell said: “I am not warm to him. lovely man, not the man you want to go out drinking with. ”
Mr. Maxwell also defended his sister Ghislaine during the New York trial she is currently facing. Miss Maxwell has plead not guilty to eight counts of sex trafficking and other charges for her alleged role in recruiting and preparing four teenagers for Epstein’s abuse between 1994 and 2004, with The prosecution is handling its case on Friday after two weeks.
Mr. Maxwell believes his sister is being made a scapegoat because Epstein is no longer alive.
“I think the important thing that comes to my mind is that she should never be put on trial. The case against her is actually a case against Jeffrey Epstein that was reverse engineered after his death against my sister.
“And it was fueled from the outset by a combination of the enormous embarrassment of US law enforcement agencies on the one hand and the greed of the accusers’ attorneys on the other.
“And that ignited enormous rage against my sister, which rendered her completely innocent and resulted in her being jailed for more than 525 days in quarantine.”
Ms. Maxwell’s trial will continue on Monday with the opening of the fugitive’s case.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/crime/ghislaine-maxwell-jeffrey-epstein-death-b1974434.html Ghislaine Maxwell believes Epstein was murdered in prison, brother says