Ghislaine Maxwell has been convicted on sex trafficking charges. The FBI is now reviewing her little black book that was talked about during the Ghislaine Maxwell Trial. It is said to include all of her clients’ contacts.
Maxwell was connected to some of the most high-profile people in the world and now prosecutors in the US have vowed to pursue all of those involved in the sexual-abuse ring centred on the disgraced socialite and the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
There are no allegations of wrongdoing against any of those listed in Maxwell’s contacts, but they are regarded as potential witnesses to the crimes she was convicted of on Wednesday, according to a report in The Mirror.
During the Ghislaine Maxwell Trial, some names that we are all familiar with have been dropped. Just as a reminder here’s the not exhaustive list:
- Prince Andrew, Duke of York | has a case against him by Virginia Giuffre, one of Maxwell’s accusers
- Former US President Bill Clinton
- Former US President Donald Trump
- Chris Tucker
- Kevin Spacey
- Itzhak Perlman
- Jean-Luc Brunel
Christopher Wray, the director of the FBI, vowed to pursue anyone who committed a crime with Epstein and Maxwell.
The book is said to contain two-thousand names of contacts and associates. Three hundred of those are contacts range from world leaders, sportsmen, royalty, celebrities and alleged victims.
During Maxwell’s trial, her defence attorneys struck an agreement with prosecutors not to release the 97-page book publicly.
But it was made available for a previous civil case involving Virginia Giuffre, who accused Andrew of sexually assaulting her when she was under 18 at Maxwell’s London home and abusing her at two of Jeffrey Epstein’s properties, claims the Duke has consistently denied.
Investigators are said to see the contacts as potential witnesses ‘unless the evidence leads them elsewhere’.
British celebrities listed include Mick Jagger, Phil Collins, Richard Branson, Naomi Campbell, Tamara Beckwith, Jonathan Dimbleby, Simon Le Bon, Phil Collins, the late Sir David Frost, Loyd Grossman and several aristocrats.
Ex-British Prime Minister Tony Blair is recorded once, while his former cabinet minister Lord Peter Mandelson has ten numbers, including one marked ‘direct line’, one marked ‘home’ and one marked ‘country home’.
Princess Diana’s brother, Charles Spencer, also features.
There are 16 separate phone numbers for Prince Andrew, including a mobile phone number, one marked Palace ex-directory, one for Balmoral, the Queen’s private retreat in Scotland where the Prince invited Epstein, and one marked Sand, which appears to be Sandringham, the other royal retreat where he spent time.
A source told The Mirror: ‘Whereas Epstein brought the cash, Maxwell brought the contacts.
‘She opened up a world to her then-lover he could only have dreamt of.
‘Epstein was socially awkward. Some say inept. He didn’t mix well. But with Maxwell by his side, she gave him cover and credibility with the rich and famous.
‘He was accepted into their world not because of money but because of her. She provided most of the numbers in their book.’
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