Ghislaine Maxwell has reportedly found refuge in Israel, a damning New York Post report revealed on Wednesday.
Maxwell, a British socialite who has been accused of recruiting underage girls in the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking scandal, is apparently being hidden in order to protect information she has regarding the rich and famous who socialized with Epstein.
In an attempt to evade the long arm of the law, Maxwell has spent time in both the UK and Israel ever since Epstein was rearrested and subsequently died while in prison.
“Ghislaine is protected. She and Jeffrey were assets of sorts for multiple foreign governments. They would trade information about the powerful people caught in his net – caught at Epstein’s house,” a source told the Post’s Page Six.
“She is not in the US, she moves around. She is sometimes in the UK, but most often in other countries, such as Israel, where her powerful contacts have provided her with safe houses and protection,” the source added.
While it is unclear who exactly participated in Epstein’s illicit sex parties – where underage girls were flown to his private island – powerful and prominent A-listers like the UK’s Prince Andrew and former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak are just two people rumored to have participated in such events.
Maxwell, for her part, has denied any wrongdoing and her representatives declined to respond to the Page Six story.
The British citizen is the daughter of the late Robert Maxwell, a media mogul who allegedly was connected to the Mossad, British Intelligence, and even the KGB. He was embroiled in an elaborate fraud scheme in 1991. He also died in mysterious circumstances; falling off his 15 million pound yacht – the Lady Ghislaine – while it was docked in the Canary Islands, Spain. Despite the controversy surrounding him, he was eventually buried on Jerusalem’s ancient Mount of Olives cemetery later that year.