Former British socialite and convicted sex offender Ghislaine Noelle Marion Maxwell is the ninth and youngest child of Robert Maxwell, a British media mogul of Czechoslovak descent, and Elisabeth, a scholar of French descent. Ghislaine Maxwell was born in 1961 in Maisons-Laffitte, Yvelines, France.
In association with the millionaire and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, she was found guilty of child sex trafficking in 2021. On June 28, 2022, a New York court sentenced her to 20 years in jail.
Maxwell, who was French-born, was brought up in Oxford. She studied at Oxford’s Balliol College in the 1980s, after which she rose to prominence in London’s social scene.
After her father, Robert Maxwell, passed away in 1991, Maxwell continued to work for her father until relocating to New York City, where she continued to live as a socialite and started dating Epstein.
Due to her connections to Epstein, Maxwell was detained on July 2, 2020, and the federal authorities of the United States accused her of enticing children and trafficking underage females for sex.
Due to her “completely opaque” money, her prowess at avoiding detection, and the fact that France does not extradite its residents, the judge refused her bail due to her flight risk.
She was found guilty on five of the six counts, including one for trafficking in minors’ sex, on December 29, 2021. She will go on trial in court again for two counts of perjury related to Epstein’s exploitation of young girls.
Who is Ghislaine Maxwell’s Father Robert Maxwell?
Ian Robert Maxwell MC ( born Ján Ludvk Hyman Binyamin Hoch; 10 June 1923 – 5 November 1991) was a British media businessman, MP, and alleged spy who was born in the Czechoslovak Republic. He is the father of Ghislaine Maxwell who is convicted of sex trafficking
Maxwell, who joined the Czechoslovak Army in exile during World War II after fleeing Nazi rule in his home country as a young man, was awarded after serving in the British Army.
In the years that followed, he engaged in publishing, growing Pergamon Press into a significant publishing business. As banks called in debts, Maxwell’s passing caused his publishing empire to fall.
As soon as it was revealed that the senior Maxwell had stolen hundreds of millions of pounds from the pension funds of his own companies, his sons made a brief attempt to keep the company together but failed.