“Jeffery Epstein didn’t kill himself.” This phrase has been circulated by many who believe the charged trafficker did not commit suicide. But will his newly arrested ex-girlfriend face the same fate?
The phrase has been tatted on shirts, stickers, mugs, and more. Individuals have held posters and verbally stated on ESPN’s College GameDay that Epstein didn’t kill himself. But rather than focusing on August 10th, 2019, when Epstein was found dead in his New York Metropolitan Correctional Center cell, let’s talk about his ex-girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell. Today, as his alleged partner/enabler in his famed human trafficking ring, she is behind bars. That is if she isn’t already dead yet.
After harboring Epstein’s secrets for more than 20 years, and nearly a year after Epstein’s “suicide,” Maxwell has been captured. Today she resides in the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn after being arrested in her New Hampshire home. Ms. Maxwell is facing charges that include but are not limited to transporting a minor for criminal sexual activity to enticing minors to travel to engage in illegal sex acts.
Ms. Maxwell’s case is essential for many reasons. But one of the most important is that her arrest shows the world that pimps aren’t always the big bad boys in fur coats and white vans. Instead, they can be multimillionaire British women connected with royals and political powers.
Human trafficking, just like every other major crime, has its stereotypical bad guy and method of “kidnapping.” However, they miss those in disguise, and as this story shows – women can be just as indispensable in human trafficking rings as men.
Epstein was a problem. He’s no doubt the supervillain of the story. But he had accomplices, and for the sake of their victims, justice needs to be provided. But will they get the chance, or will Maxwell’s fate be similar to her ex-boyfriend’s?
The majority of Maxwell’s crimes relate to luring and grooming the victims; however, many victims claim that both she and Epstein abused them. Her youngest accuser, Annie Farmer, said, “I met Ghislaine Maxwell when I was 16 years old. She is a sexual predator who groomed and abused me and countless other children and young women. She has never shown any remorse for her heinous crimes or the devastating, lasting effects her actions caused.”
Throughout Maxwell and Epstein’s trafficking rings in the Virgin Islands, his New York townhouse, and other locations worldwide, the couple trafficked and abused many girls. Reports vary in number due to the crime’s nature, but their operation lured and procured many girls.
And they got away with it.
Many are familiar with Mr. Epstein’s little black address book. It contained contact information for significant politicians, fashion gurus, modeling scouts, dignitaries, etc. Several of those high-profile contacts had money, stature, and power to do whatever they wanted. Their power could buy anything and could threaten Epstein or anyone else to do whatever they pleased.
But what about Maxwell? What about the employees of Epstein’s island or townhomes? Were they unaware of his obsession with young girls? Did they think it was reasonable to escort an unassuming young woman to a massage table while waiting on Epstein to enter half-dressed?
Multiple survivors with blood-shot eyes have come out with horrifying testimonies of abuse, rape, and assault. And yes, some have come out years after the fact, not because what happened to them wasn’t real, but because of the deep wounds and trauma they faced at the time of the abuse. Their claims don’t only attack Epstein but attribute their life-altering fate to a woman – Maxwell.
Ghislaine Maxell lured, procured, and groomed YOUNG women. One of her accusers claimed she was 14 when Maxwell groomed her. A small child with dreams, desires, and hopes for adulthood, but all were robbed before they could live. It was stolen by princes, politicians, business people, and royalty. Their innocence was bought, sold, and used on planes, trains, and million-dollar avenues.
“That one experience changed my entire outlook on life,” one survivor said.
Virginia Roberts Giuffre, known for her allegations against Prince Andrew, was 16 when Maxwell groomed her. She was sitting inside a hotel reading when this woman approached her and offered her a job. Little did Giuffre know, that job would change her life forever.
This is what groomers do. They prey on unsuspecting, innocent, and vulnerable girls. But in a second, trap these victims in a life that destroys their emotions, body, and mind. People like Maxwell flood the streets every day looking for their next victim but aren’t noticed because they don’t fit the typical trafficker stereotype.
Ghislaine was no fool. Instead, Giuffre claimed, “She’s worse than Epstein…She was the mastermind.”
Maxwell knows and allegedly has videos of the hundreds of men and women who used and abused these poor children. And with that, the walls are dangerously close to crumbling down on some of the world’s most powerful. But we’ve heard this story before. The question is, with a trial date just under a year away (July 12, 2021), will this supervillain be able to answer for her crimes? Or is she already dead?
When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers, Proverbs 21:15.