Ghislaine Maxwell launched a campaign to hire recruits to answer the phone when she “trafficked girls”
Ghislaine Maxwell has posted jobs for recruits to answer phones “during school holidays” when she allegedly trafficked girls for Jeffrey Epstein, the Daily Mail can reveal today.
The ads appeared in newspapers in Palm Beach, Florida – where Epstein had a mansion – in January 1997. Job seekers were given a phone number to call “Miss Maxwell.”
The number matches the one Maxwell gave police when she was arrested for a driving offense in the United States at around the same time. She lived in her former boyfriend Epstein’s “House of Sin” at 358 El Brillo Way, Palm Beach.
Details of the three job listings in the Palm Beach Post and Palm Beach Daily News emerged on the eve of Maxwell’s trial in New York City for alleged child sex trafficking for the American pedophile financier.
The 12 jurors and six alternates who will decide Maxwell’s fate will be officially seated today in a courthouse at Thurgood Marshall’s US courthouse in lower Manhattan.
Ghislaine has pleaded not guilty to six counts, including seducing minors and child sex trafficking between 1994 and 2004, and faces up to 80 years in prison if found guilty.
Lovers: Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell pictured together in New York in 2005
Jobs recently discovered almost 25 years ago do not specify the preferred gender of applicants.
One in the Palm Beach Post for Jan. 4, 1997, states, “No one needed to answer the phone and do housework during school vacations. Call Miss Maxwell, 655-3704. ‘
In 2016, an accuser of Epstein, Johanna Sjoberg, claimed in a deposition that Maxwell recruited her to give massages to the mogul in 2001 while she was at Palm Beach University.
Miss Sjoberg said she felt like she was being hired as a personal assistant, but soon realized her job was to provide “sex massages” to Epstein, who she said told her that ‘he was to have “three orgasms a day”.
Asked about her alleged first meeting with Maxwell, Miss Sjoberg said: ‘She wanted to know if there was, for example, a bulletin board or something that she could post that she was looking for someone to hire. .
“I told her where she could go – you know, to put a list. And then she asked me if I knew anyone who would be interested in working for her.
According to Miss Sjoberg’s testimony, Maxwell, 59, explained that she lived in Palm Beach and “didn’t want butlers because they are too stuffy.” And so she just liked to hire girls to work around the house, answer the phone, buy drinks, do a butler’s job ”.
She claimed that in another meeting, Maxwell encouraged her to “finish the job” while performing a massage on Epstein, according to court documents.
Miss Sjoberg claims she was “punished” when Epstein did not reach orgasm from one of her massages, which Maxwell allegedly told her was necessary because “she [Maxwell] wouldn’t be able to please him as much as he needed and that’s why there were other girls around ”.
Describing being berated by Maxwell, the then photography student said, “She bought a camera for me and I was over there massaging Jeffrey. I didn’t know she had the camera until later.
“She called me after I left and said, ‘I have the camera for you, but you can’t get it yet because you came here and you haven’t finished your work. and that I had to finish it for you. “
When asked if that meant giving her an orgasm, she replied, “Yes. She implied that I hadn’t chased Jeffrey out and therefore had to.
Miss Sjoberg has previously claimed Prince Andrew groped her breasts with a Spitting Image puppet of himself at Epstein’s New York home in 2001.
The Queen’s second son dodged questions about the alleged incident during his notorious BBC Newsnight interview two years ago, saying he may have visited the pedophile’s property but “certainly not, certainly, certainly not, no, no activity “.
Miss Sjoberg is not an alleged victim in Maxwell’s trial.
The jobs apparently placed by Maxwell came a year after she and Epstein allegedly sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl named Annie Farmer, one of four alleged victims to testify against the British socialite.
Attempts by Miss Farmer’s sister Maria to have the FBI and police investigate in 1996 failed, leaving Epstein free to continue his depravity.
Accuser: Prince Andrew with Virginia Giuffre in London
Last year Miss Farmer, who waived her right to anonymity, told a court that Maxwell was a “sexual predator” who “never showed remorse.”
Her testimony was a key factor in the judge’s decision to deny Maxwell bail and keep her in a New York jail cell ahead of her trial which begins in Manhattan today.
She will be taken from the spooky Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center to a courthouse for the start of her six-week trial. She spent 17 months there in conditions described by her brother as “degrading” and “akin to torture”.
In court documents, she revealed that she had set aside £ 5.2million to pay her legal bills. Its star defense team includes a former federal prosecutor who helped bring down a drug lord and another former federal prosecutor whose scalps include a mafia killer.
They will face off against the formidable United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, with a team of prosecutors who themselves have a track record of conducting high-profile cases.
Prosecutors will focus on four women who say they were recruited by Maxwell as teenagers to be abused by Epstein. He committed suicide in prison in 2019 while awaiting trial on new charges of pedophilia.
According to court documents, one of his accusers will detail a “disgusting” sexual act Epstein did to her. Maxwell’s legal team opposed evidence of a sex toy.
Prosecutors also plan to produce emails allegedly sent by Maxwell to at least two “influential men”, putting them on a date with women. Court records say the messages show Maxwell “was using his ability to provide access to women as a form of social currency.”
Prosecutors have also said they intend to present up to six pages of Epstein’s infamous “Black Book” as “convincing” evidence of Maxwell’s guilt. They will claim the book was Maxwell’s and produce a witness to testify to that effect.
Alleged victims are expected to testify that Maxwell exploited a network of girls and young women who were taken across state lines to provide sex acts and sexualized massages to Epstein, for which they were paid hundreds of dollars. .
The defense maintains that Maxwell is only being tried because Epstein escaped justice. They indicated that they would attack the credibility of the accusers by referring to allegations of prior drug addiction.
They also plan to question their memories of the events by calling psychologist Elizabeth Loftus – an expert on “false memories” – to the stand.
During the trials of Harvey Weinstein and Bill Cosby, she testified that memories distorted over time, especially during interrogations years later.
The prosecution intends to call psychologist Lisa Rocchio to testify about common strategies used to prepare children, such as building confidence before normalizing sexual contact.
The lawsuits against Maxwell come after the convictions of Weinstein and singer R. Kelly, cases which have also seen the defense rely – ultimately unsuccessfully – on credibility challenges.
Lawyers for Prince Andrew are expected to monitor proceedings in Maxwell’s trial very closely. A now notorious photograph, taken in Maxwell’s former London home, shows her watching beaming Andrew grab 17-year-old Virginia Giuffre by her bare waist.
The photo was reportedly taken by Epstein in 2001. Andrew said he had no recollection of the photo taken or of meeting Miss Giuffre, now 38.
In 2011, Giuffre (née Roberts) sensational claimed in the Mail on Sunday that she met Andrew three times in a matter of weeks in 2001, in London and New York, when she was 17.
Miss Giuffre has since claimed that Andrew raped her and is suing him for unspecified damages. This civil trial should be heard by a jury at the end of 2022.
Prince Andrew has not been criminally charged and has “unequivocally” denied the allegations.
Maxwell was also charged with two counts of perjury. These charges should be tried after his trial for sex crimes.
The charges relate to testimony she gave in 2016 in a libel case filed against her by Epstein’s accuser, Miss Giuffre.
Last week it was confirmed that she would not be a witness in Maxwell’s trial. Andrew vehemently denies all of her allegations of wrongdoing, including the allegations that he slept with her.