Days after she was found guilty of five out of six sex trafficking charges, Ghislaine Maxwell’s brother is speaking out to say that she is being used as a “scapegoat” for the late billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
“The man who was not on trial and should have been on trial – but escaped the ability of the prosecution to put him on trial because they lost him on their watch, which everyone has conveniently forgotten about – could not be tried,” Ian Maxwell told Sky News.
“And therefore they had to find someone who could be tried. They chose Ghislaine Maxwell. They were perfectly entitled to do that,” he added. “But the position the defence has taken – and that I continue to take – is that she was scapegoated in a process that was flawed from the start and she was not given a fair trial and she has not had justice.”
Ian went on to say that he firmly believes that his sister is innocent of all charges that have been hurled at her.
“I accept that these accusers were victims of Jeffrey Epstein. What I do not accept is that they were victims of Ghislaine Maxwell,” he said, adding that his sister made “a terrible, terrible judgement about Jeffrey Epstein. That is not a crime.”
Ian Maxwell tells @joepike that his sister has been made a "scapegoat" for the crimes of Jeffrey Epstein.
Ghislaine Maxwell’s legal team are planning to launch an appeal after she was found guilty of recruiting underage girls for Epstein.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) December 31, 2021
Since Ian believes Ghislaine is innocent, he does not think she will be “flipping” on Epstein’s co-conspirators.
“We know, because the prosecution has said, that they have never made her any offer and she has never made them any offer,” he said. “I don’t think that’s going to change. I don’t know what Ghislaine has to say about anyone else. Her position is that she did not participate or was aware of these terrible activities.”
“So her logical position must be that’s to be continued, and therefore why is she suddenly going to start producing names and who knows what?” Ian added. “So I don’t think that’s going to happen.”
This comes after Ghislaine was found guilty on charges related to her grooming young girls for sex with Epstein, and sometimes participating in the abuse herself. Epstein allegedly committed suicide in prison back in 2019 while awaiting trial on sex crime charges of his own.
Various powerful people, including Prince Andrew of the United Kingdom, have been tied to Epstein and his crimes. These figures will certainly be relieved to hear from Ghislaine’s brother that she likely will not be “flipping” on them.