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Report: Gates Split Began in 2019 Over Bill's Epstein Ties

Per 'WSJ,' Melinda Gates wasn't keen on her husband's relationship with convicted sex offender

(Newser) - When Bill and Melinda Gates announced last week they were ending their marriage, they didn't offer a reason for the split. But per a new report from the Wall Street Journal , Melinda Gates had met with attorneys from multiple law firms and started ending their "irretrievably broken" union...

Epstein Pal's Lawyer: Nightly Checks 'Positively Orwellian'

Prosecutors say flashing light into her cell every 15 minutes at night is necessary for her own safety

(Newser) - Federal prosecutors say Ghislaine Maxwell isn't under suicide watch, but that it's still necessary to flash light into her cell every 15 minutes as she sleeps while she awaits a sex trafficking trial. They told a judge Wednesday via a letter that heightened security for Maxwell was necessary...

Judge Issues Order on Maxwell's Prison Treatment

She had bruise in photo released by lawyers

(Newser) - Ghislaine Maxwell has a bruise under one eye in the first photo released since she was jailed last year—and her attorney says guards threatened to punish her over it. The photo was included in court documents submitted Thursday by lawyer Bobbi Sternheim, who said her client may have been...

Ghislaine Maxwell Enters Plea on 2 New Charges

'She's looking forward to fighting and she will fight,' rep says after Maxwell pleads not guilty

(Newser) - Ghislaine Maxwell hasn't appeared before a judge in person since last July, when she was arrested. That changed when the British socialite and former girlfriend of the late Jeffrey Epstein showed up Friday in federal court, where she pleaded not guilty via an attorney to two new sex-trafficking charges...

Ghislaine Maxwell: Male Predators Weren't Denied Bail

Lawyers want the onetime girfriend of Jeffrey Epstein freed to assist in her defense

(Newser) - Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein didn't have to put up with this, an attorney for Ghislaine Maxwell has told a court. "Wealthy men charged with similar or more serious offenses, many of whom have foreign ties, are routinely granted bail so that they can effectively prepare for trial,...

Ghislaine Maxwell Faces 2 New Charges

She's accused of grooming girl, 14, for Epstein to sexually abuse

(Newser) - Ghislaine Maxwell has been fighting to be released on bail ahead of her upcoming trial on sex trafficking and conspiracy charges—but with the filing of new charges Monday, her release looks more unlikely than ever. The two new counts, which bring the total to eight, accuse the former Jeffrey...

Buyer of Epstein's $51M NYC Mansion Revealed

Retired Goldman Sachs exec Michael Daffey will move in

(Newser) - A veteran Goldman Sachs trader gave himself quite the retirement present, partly courtesy of an early investment in Bitcoin. Michael Daffey, who worked at the firm for 28 years before retiring this month as chairman of the global markets division, has been revealed as the mystery buyer who paid $51...

$51M Sale of Epstein Mansion Replenishes Victims Fund

Florida deal also goes through, for another $18.5M

(Newser) - Jeffrey Epstein's New York townhouse has been sold, generating milions for the fund set up to help his sexual abuse victims. The seven-story, 40-room townhouse brought about $51 million, the Guardian reports, after once being valued as high as $88 million. It's one of the largest private homes...

Ghislaine Maxwell's Brother: Her Conditions Are Torture

Says she has access to 'brown' water and 'inedible' food in jail

(Newser) - The brother of Jeffrey Epstein's former girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell said Wednesday she should be released on bail from jail and claimed that she was being held in "degrading" conditions that amount to torture. Her brother Ian Maxwell told the BBC Wednesday he was worried about her health and...

Ghislaine Maxwell Really Does Not Want to Be in Jail

In 3rd try for bail, Epstein associate's attorneys say she'll give up UK, French citizenships

(Newser) - Ghislaine Maxwell has been in jail since last July, and her trial on charges she aided in Jeffrey Epstein's sex trafficking of minors won't begin until this July. That means she's got at least four months, if not more, to wait things out behind bars—a prospect...

Apollo CEO Retiring Over $158M in Epstein Payments

Leon Black viewed late sex offender as 'confirmed bachelor with eclectic tastes,' review found

(Newser) - Over a five-year period that ended in 2017, Apollo Global Management CEO and co-founder Leon Black forked over $158 million to Jeffrey Epstein, long after Epstein had pleaded guilty in 2008 to a prostitution charge in Florida that involved a teen girl. That revelation came out recently as part of...

Ghislaine Maxwell Tries Again After Bail Rejection

She appeals decision to turn down $28.5M package

(Newser) - The British socialite awaiting trial on charges that she recruited girls in the 1990s for Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse is appealing a judge’s order that she remain jailed . Lawyers for Ghislaine Maxwell notified a trial judge Monday of plans to appeal her decision two weeks ago to reject...

Judge Rejects Ghislaine Maxwell's $28.5M Bail Bid

Prosecutors say she is still a flight risk

(Newser) - A judge rejected a $28.5 million proposed bail package for Jeffrey Epstein’s former girlfriend Monday, saying her incarceration is necessary to ensure she faces trial on charges she recruited teenage girls for the late financier to sexually abuse. US District Judge Alison J. Nathan in Manhattan rejected the...

Here's How Badly Ghislaine Maxwell Wants Out of Prison

Jeffrey Epstein confidant offers to put up all of her assets for bail

(Newser) - Ghislaine Maxwell wants out of prison and is apparently willing to put up all of her assets to make that happen. The British socialite accused of grooming underage girls for convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein asked to be released from confinement in a court filing revealed Monday, claiming she's...

Ghislaine Maxwell's Sleep Interrupted 4 Times an Hour

Her lawyers say jailers are checking to make sure she's still breathing

(Newser) - Ghislaine Maxwell is being "overmanaged" in jail, one of her lawyers told a federal judge Tuesday. Guards shine a flashlight into her cell every 15 minutes as she sleeps to make sure she's still breathing, the lawyer said in a letter to the judge, complaining that she is...

Ghislaine Maxwell Is Under Quarantine
Ghislaine Maxwell Quarantined 

Ghislaine Maxwell Quarantined

She may have been exposed to coronavirus at a federal jail

(Newser) - Ghislaine Maxwell has been placed under quarantine at a New York City federal jail after possibly being exposed to a worker at the jail who tested positive for COVID-19. Maxwell, the British socialite accused of aiding and abetting Jeffrey Epstein in sexually abusing underage girls, tested negative for the coronavirus...

Justice Dept. Calls Epstein's 2008 Deal 'Poor Judgment'

But it finds no misconduct on the part of former Labor Secretary Alex Acost, then a prosecutor

(Newser) - A Justice Department report has found that former Labor Secretary Alex Acosta exercised “poor judgment” in handling an investigation into wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein when he was a top federal prosecutor in Florida, per the AP . The report is a culmination of an investigation by the Justice Department’s...

$22M Mansion Is Set to Be Razed. City Says Good Riddance

Developer plans to demolish luxury Palm Beach residence formerly owned by Jeffrey Epstein

(Newser) - The waterfront mansion in Palm Beach, Fla., formerly owned by Jeffrey Epstein is currently under contract, but don't expect to see it for much longer once the developer who bought it officially gets the keys. CNN Business reports the $22 million, 14,000-square-foot home along the Intracoastal Waterway will...

Ghislaine Maxwell's Deposition Is Unsealed

'I never saw any inappropriate underage activities with Jeffrey ever'

(Newser) - Ghislaine Maxwell fought hard to keep her 2016 deposition about the Jeffrey Epstein scandal under wraps, to no avail . A judge ordered the deposition, part of a civil lawsuit, released on Thursday, and news outlets were poring over the 465-page document. You can read it in full via Law &...

Ghislaine Maxwell's 2016 Deposition to Be Unsealed

Court of appeals refuses to overturn lower court's ruling

(Newser) - Ghislaine Maxwell is believed to have perjured herself in a deposition for a 2015 civil suit during which she denied any knowledge of Jeffrey Epstein's underage sex-trafficking ring—and that deposition must be unsealed, a court ordered Monday. A lower court had already ordered it made public and Maxwell'...

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