Ghislaine Maxwell, ex-lover of Jeffrey Epstein, put on suicide watch just before sentencing


Ghislaine Maxwell, the ex-lover of Jeffrey Epstein, has been placed on suicide watch just before her sentencing scheduled for Tuesday. This was announced by her attorneys in a letter to the court.
Ghislaine Maxwell

“Dear Judge Nathan, I write to inform the Court of a recent development which may require postponement of Tuesday’s sentencing proceeding. Yesterday, without having conducted a psychological evaluation and without justification, the MDC placed Ms. Maxwell on suicide watch,” Maxwell’s attorneys said in the letter as reported by Fox News.

Prosecutors are pushing for 30 to 55 years of jail sentence for Maxwell after she was convicted for five of six criminal charges with notable amongst them being allegations of recruiting and grooming four teenagers for Epstein to molest in massage rooms between 1994 and 2004 at his various properties.

The British national was convicted for ‘conspiracy to entice’ underage girls to be abused by Epstein and transporting and sex trafficking the teenagers. She was, however, cleared of ‘enticing a girl under 17 (an accuser with the pseudonym Jane) to travel with intent to engage in illegal sexual activity.’

The trafficking sentence, the most serious one the British socialite faced, carries a sentence of 40 years in prison.

According to reports, Maxwell was abruptly removed from the general population and returned to solitary confinement, ‘this time without any clothing, toothpaste, soap, legal papers, etc.’ Her attorneys, who complained of her solitary confinement, have said that Maxwell was not suicidal.

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“She was provided a ‘suicide smock’ and is given a few sheets of toilet paper on request. This morning, a psychologist evaluated Ms. Maxwell and determined she is not suicidal,” they said in the letter.