Ghislaine Maxwell will not reveal the names of other people involved in Jeffrey Epstein’s child sex trafficking network, her brother has said.
Speculation is growing that Ghislaine Maxwell, the former girlfriend of convicted sex-trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, may cut a deal with the federal government in a broader investigation of Epstein’s social circle, The Guardian reported on Thursday.
Maxwell was found guilty on Wednesday of five of six charges related to her involvement in Epstein’s sexual abuse of teenage girls and could face up to 65 years in prison.
The former British socialite may aim for a reduced sentence by naming powerful interlopers of her now-deceased boyfriend, according to the report.
Her brother, Ian Maxwell, has said that she will not cut a deal with prosecutors in exchange for a lenient sentence and will instead maintain her innocence.
“Prosecution confirmed no plea bargain offers were made or received” before the trial, he told The Sunday Times newspaper. “I expect that position to be maintained.”
He also said that his sister, Epstein’s former girlfriend and partner in crime, would not name names in an interview with Sky News on December 31.
“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,” he said. “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? So I don’t think that’s going to happen.”
Ghislaine Maxwell’s siblings have strongly supported her throughout her trial, and said in a statement that they “firmly” believe in her innocence.
Her brother told The Times that Maxwell was “subdued” by her conviction but “strong in spirit” and will appeal her conviction.