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Ghislaine Maxwell Believes Jeffrey Epstein Was Murdered In Prison And Didn't Commit Suicide

Ghislaine Maxwell claims that she thinks Jeffrey Epstein was killed in jail, instead of taking his own life.

In her first interview from prison, the ex-socialite, who was convicted of arranging for Epstein to sexually abuse underage girls between 1994 and 2004, has spoken out.

During the interview, Ghislaine Maxwell, who is 61, added fuel to the conspiracy theories surrounding Epstein's death by suggesting that he was likely murdered.

In August 2019, Jeffrey Epstein was discovered deceased in his jail cell while he was awaiting trial on several charges of sex trafficking.

Although Epstein's death was initially ruled a suicide, there were many who suspected foul play due to his connections to powerful individuals, Ghislaine Maxwell among them.

During an interview on Jeremy Kyle Live: Ghislaine Behind Bars, she said: "I believe that he was murdered. I was shocked.

"Then I wondered how it had happened because as far as I was concerned, he was going to... I was sure he was going to appeal.

"And I was sure he was covered under the non-prosecution agreement.

"But I wasn't in the indictment. I wasn't mentioned. I wasn't even one of the co-conspirators.

"I honestly wish I had never met him."

In the interview from her cell, Ghislaine Maxwell also stated that she did not realize how terrible Jeffrey Epstein was, but with hindsight, she can see it more clearly.

"At the time, I mean he had lots of friends. He was friendly with just about everybody you could imagine," she said.

"There was no reason to imagine that he was someone of interest to people."

Ghislaine Maxwell is currently serving a 20-year prison sentence for her involvement in recruiting underage girls for Jeffrey Epstein to sexually exploit.

During the sentencing, statements were given in court by four women who identified as victims.

In her victim impact statement, one of the accusers, identified as 'Kate', said: "Ghislaine's lack of remorse and blatant refusal to take responsibility for her crimes towards us is her final insult."

In the same interview, Ghislaine commented on her relationship with Prince Andrew, specifically addressing the widely-known photograph of her and Andrew with Virginia Giuffre.

"Well, it's a fake. I don't believe it's real," Ghislaine said of the photo.

"In fact, I'm sure it's not... There's never been an original. Further, there's no photograph; I've only ever seen a photocopy of it."

Regarding the case brought by Virginia Giuffre against Prince Andrew, Ghislaine stated:

"I don't believe it happened, certainly the way as described. It would have been impossible.

"I don't have any memory of going to [the nightclub where Ms Giuffre said Andrew danced with her].

"Certainly it's not an outfit I would have worn."

Prince Andrew has denied all allegations made against him by Virginia Giuffre, and has reportedly paid millions of pounds to settle the civil sexual assault case filed against him.