Ghislaine Maxwell is placed on suicide watch in solitary confinement days before she is set to be sentenced on sex trafficking and conspiracy charges
- Ghislaine Maxwell’s attorney said her client has been placed on suicide watch at he Metropolitan Detention Center, in Brooklyn
Ghislaine Maxwell has been placed on suicide watch just days before her scheduled sententing for sex trafficking and conspiracy crimes, her lawyer said.
Bobbi Sternheim, who represents the longtime Jeffery Epstein associate, submitted a letter to U.S. District Judge Alison Nathon on Saturday, stating that the Metropolitan Detention Center, in Brooklyn, had placed her client on suicide watch on Friday, Insider reported.
Sternheim claimed this was done ‘without having conducted a psychological evaluation and without justification,’ with Maxwell allegedly wearing a suicidie smoke, a large piece of fabric that can’t be used to fashion a noose, and placed in solitary confinement.
Sternheim argued that Maxwell’s sentencing needed to be postponed whlie she remains on suicide watch, even if the lawyer claimed she ‘is not suicidal.’
Maxwell, 60, is due back in court on June 28 with prosecutors requesting a minimum sentence of 30 years in prison.
She is currently being held in the general population area of the notorious prison, where an inmate recently threatened to kill her. A source told The Mail on Sunday: ‘One woman was going around openly bragging that she was going to murder Ghislaine for $1 million.
Ghislaine Maxwell’s attorney said her client has been placed on suicide watch at he Metropolitan Detention Center, in Brooklyn. Pictured: Maxwell in October
This is a developing story.