Ghislaine Maxwell was decided to marry her boss – Jeffrey Epstein.
The declare was made by Christina Oxenberg, a cousin to the British royal household who briefly knew the socialite.
“Jeffrey paid her very well,” the 58-year-old informed Fox News. “She started working for him pretty much immediately after her father died. I think she saw him as her savior. She wanted everyone to believe they were a couple. She wanted to marry Jeffrey. I have no idea if Jeffrey knew about this. My suspicion is that he did because he [wasn’t] a dummy.”
Oxenberg is the daughter of Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia – Prince Andrew’s second cousin. Oxenberg has beforehand detailed her upbringing in a serialized memoir on Patreon. And most not too long ago, she wrote a ebook titled “Trash: Encounters with Ghislaine Maxwell.”
According to Oxenberg, the 2 ladies first met in 1990. But quick ahead to 1997, Maxwell tried to rent her as a ghostwriter for an autobiography. This was after she wrote a ebook titled “Royal Blue.”
“She told me that her motivation for getting that book made was for Jeffrey to see her in a different light,” Oxenberg alleged. “It would elevate her status. She actually said, ‘This will elevate me in Jeffrey’s eyes. And this way, he will marry me. I want him to marry me.'”
Maxwell, 59, has pleaded not responsible to fees that prosecutors say present that she and Epstein have been “partners in crime” within the sexual abuse of teenage ladies. The protection has countered by claiming she’s being made a scapegoat for 66-year-old Epstein, who killed himself in his New York City jail cell in 2019 as he awaited his intercourse trafficking trial.
Maxwell spent the primary half of her life together with her father Robert Maxwell. But in 1991, the billionaire fell off his yacht – the Lady Ghislaine – within the Canary Islands and died in what some noticed as an accident and others a suicide. Investors later found his wealth was an phantasm: He had diverted tons of of tens of millions of kilos from his firms’ pension funds to prop up his empire.
Soon after her father’s dying, Maxwell was photographed sitting subsequent to Epstein, an American financier, throughout a memorial on the Plaza Hotel.
Maxwell’s brother Ian stated his sister’s relationship with Epstein developed after the household suggested her to stay within the U.S. as a result of the Maxwell title was “in the dirt” at dwelling. Amid the household’s reputational and monetary woes, she had to make her personal means in New York and forge new friendships, he stated.
One of these was with Epstein, a onetime instructor who constructed his fortune on the again of contacts like the previous CEO of the father or mother firm of lingerie retailer Victoria’s Secret.
“I felt sympathetic toward her,” Oxenberg admitted. “I knew she had lost her father. But quite simply, she is very arrogant. She was bombastic. She was full of herself and she was rude.”
Oxenberg alleged that in their assembly in 1997 to talk about the potential autobiography, Maxwell “went into detail” about “getting girls for Jeffrey” to fulfill his sexual urge for food.
“She told me he had been diagnosed by doctors as having a sex drive that required him to have three orgasms a day,” Oxenberg alleged. “And so, she couldn’t be expected to keep up with this. I’m using her words… I had a really bad feeling about this… Had I known she was talking about children I would have lost my mind and have gone straight to the police… I responded very negatively, but I thought she was talking about consenting adults.”
“At this crazy meeting was a woman who was obsessed with a man,” Oxenberg continued. “Ghislaine was obsessed with Jeffrey Epstein. Her telling me his biological needs was way too much for me. Nobody needs to hear that stuff. But she’s boasting about how to deal with this problem… But this was from one single meeting. So my feeling was she’s delusional, she’s trying to marry Jeffrey and she’s providing women for him. She’s doing anything to meet his demands… She wanted to be in full control. I just got angry because the whole thing was very outlandish.”
According to courtroom paperwork, one accuser would make the same allegation about Epstein, noting “it was biological, like eating.”
Oxenberg alleged Maxwell referred to the ladies as “trash,” which left her feeling “disgusted.” She additionally alleged that Maxwell informed her she would recruit “three girls a day.”
“She was talking about humans as if they were disposable, for the purpose of sex,” stated Maxwell. “I was just furious. And I was fed up. I did not spot the red flags, but I did react very negatively. The fact that she was speaking about human beings in this horrible way was very offensive to me. But again, I thought she was discussing consensual adults here.”
In sworn testimony for an earlier civil case, Maxwell acknowledged that she had a romantic relationship with Epstein however stated she later grew to become his worker tasked with issues like hiring employees for his six houses.
But in 2005, Epstein was arrested in Palm Beach, Florida, and accused of hiring a number of underage ladies – many college students at an area highschool – to carry out intercourse acts. He pleaded responsible to a cost of procuring an individual underneath 18 for prostitution and served 13 months in jail.
Oxenberg stated her final interplay with Maxwell befell in 2013 throughout her ebook signing celebration in New York City.
“I wasn’t thrilled about [her showing up], but since it was a very busy event, you have to deal with it,” stated Oxenberg. “She took up more oxygen than necessary.”
In an try to “get rid of her,” Oxenberg informed Maxwell she would name her. And she did.
“She invited me over,” Oxenberg defined. “I asked that she send her chauffer but she refused. She told me he had gone to bed but it was only 6 p.m. I didn’t need her to send a chauffeur. I was pulling her leg. But her instinct was to lie for a reply. She was always odd. I took a taxi and went for a visit.”
Oxenberg stated she headed to Maxwell’s Manhattan townhouse. It could be the final time the ladies noticed one another.
“I asked her, ‘How are things with you and Jeffrey?’” Oxenberg recalled. “I said that to be provocative, just to see how she took it. Sure enough, she squirmed, looked down and said, ‘Everything’s fine.’ Then she started talking about how she’s volunteering, had a new boyfriend named Ted who’s a billionaire and how she had done a Ted Talk about her marine foundation.”
It wouldn’t be till Julie Ok. Brown’s three-part Miami Herald sequence in 2018 on Epstein when Oxenberg stated she grew to become conscious of who Maxwell actually was. Oxenberg stated she spoke to investigators in April 2019.
When requested what justice would really like for her at this time, Oxenberg replied, “Whatever satisfies the survivors.”
The indictment in opposition to Maxwell relies on accusations from 4 ladies who say she recruited them to give Epstein massages that progressed into sexual abuse. One was simply 14 on the time. Maxwell generally participated within the sexual encounters and was concerned in paying at the very least one accuser, prosecutors allege.
Maxwell stated she by no means noticed Epstein getting massages from anybody underneath 18 and that nobody complained to her that Epstein demanded intercourse. As for her brother, Ian stated Maxwell is being railroaded by a U.S. prison justice system intent on holding somebody answerable for Epstein’s crimes.
Today, Oxenberg hopes her ebook will set the report straight on her relationship with Maxwell.
“She was far more sinister than just a bit odd,” she stated.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.