Who is Ghislaine Maxwell? Interview from Florida jail airs on TalkTV tonight

Who is Ghislaine Maxwell? Why is she in prison? And who are her victims? Interview with shamed British socialite from behind bars in her Florida jail airs on TalkTV tonight

  • Convicted sex trafficker will appear on Jeremy Kyle ‘s show on Talk TV tonight
  • Before her downfall, she was a familiar site in social circles of rich and famous 

Ghislaine Maxwell has hit the headlines again in the past few days as she is set to appear in a TV interview. 

The convicted sex trafficker will appear on Jeremy Kyle‘s show on Talk TV tonight.

Below, MailOnline has all your questions covered.  

Before being put behind bars for sex trafficking offences related to her relationship with paedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein, Maxwell was well-known in Britain and the US, mixing with the rich and famous at lavish parties

Before being put behind bars for sex trafficking offences related to her relationship with paedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein, Maxwell was well-known in Britain and the US, mixing with the rich and famous at lavish parties

Who is Ghislaine Maxwell? 

Before being put behind bars for sex trafficking offences related to her relationship with paedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein, Maxwell was well-known in Britain and the US, mixing with the rich and famous at lavish parties. 

Her most high-profile friend was Prince Andrew, whom she met when she was a student at the University of Oxford.   

Before being put behind bars for sex trafficking offences related to her relationship with paedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein, Maxwell was well-known in Britain and the US, mixing with the rich and famous at lavish parties. Above: Maxwell in the new interview

Before being put behind bars for sex trafficking offences related to her relationship with paedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein, Maxwell was well-known in Britain and the US, mixing with the rich and famous at lavish parties. Above: Maxwell in the new interview

Maxwell had been in the spotlight from an early age, due to the fact that her father was media mogul Robert Maxwell, who died in 1991. 

Maxwell is believed to have met Epstein, then a wealthy financier, in the late 1980s. 

The pair had a romantic relationship that ended in the 1990s, but they remained close. 

Why is she in prison? 

Last summer, Maxwell was sentenced to 20 years in prison for helping Epstein – who was found hanged in his prison cell while awaiting trial in 2019 – to abuse young girls.

She lured young girls to massage rooms for Epstein to molest between 1994 and 2004. 

Maxwell was convicted in December 2021 of five counts of grooming minors. 

Last summer, Maxwell was sentenced to 20 years in prison for helping Epstein - who was found hanged in his prison cell while awaiting trial in 2019 - to abuse young girls. Above: Maxwell is seen during an exercise session at her prison in October

Last summer, Maxwell was sentenced to 20 years in prison for helping Epstein – who was found hanged in his prison cell while awaiting trial in 2019 – to abuse young girls. Above: Maxwell is seen during an exercise session at her prison in October

Before being convicted, she spent two years at the notorious Metropolitan Detention Center in New York. 

She complained of maggot-infested meals and poor treatment from guards. 

Whilst she was going to spend her sentence at Federal Correctional Institute (FCI) Danbury – the Connecticut prison that inspired Orange is the New Black, she was instead sent to FCI Tallahassee last July. 

Maxwell did express remorse to her victims after being sentenced, telling them: ‘I hope my conviction and harsh incarceration brings you closure.’

Who are her alleged victims? 

The only victim to give evidence under her full name during Maxwell’s trial was Annie Farmer. There were three other women who were identified only by their first names.

Farmer told how she was lured to Epstein’s ranch in New Mexico at the age of 16 with the promise there would be dozens of other bright students that he wanted to help.

Instead it was just her and Maxwell proceeded to massage her breasts before Epstein got into bed with her.

Annie Farmer (left), an alleged victim of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell and her attorney Sigrid McCawley are seen outside federal court in New York after Maxwell's conviction last June

Annie Farmer (left), an alleged victim of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell and her attorney Sigrid McCawley are seen outside federal court in New York after Maxwell’s conviction last June

Another victim, Sarah Ransome, did not testify at Maxwell’s trial but did give a victim impact statement after her conviction.

Referencing another victim in her statement, she said: ‘I was 10 years old when Liz Stein was being trafficked. I was 10. 

‘That is how long this sex trafficking ring has been going on for. And it should have just taken one survivor to come forward for us to be taken seriously. 

‘It should not have been this hard.’ 

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