Her attorneys offer $ 28.5 million bail
Ghislaine Maxwell to be released soon? Her attorneys appear to have offered $ 28.5 million bail in court.
Ghislaine Maxwell (58), the former confidante of the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein (1953-2019), continues to try to get out of prison. Now, according to US media reports, their lawyers have made an offer to the responsible court in New York for a bail amounting to 28.5 million US dollars (about 23.4 million euros). The 58-year-old has been in custody since July this year and is waiting for her trial. Maxwell is accused, among other things, of helping Epstein abuse underage girls. The process is scheduled to start in July 2021.
Will she be released by the time the process begins? In the request for bail, it is reported that Maxwell has been married since 2016 and that her husband could raise $ 22.5 million (about 18.5 million euros). Friends and family could provide the rest of the deposit. The court documents should also state that Maxwell protests her innocence and there is no risk of escape: "Mrs. Maxwell wants to stay in New York and appear in court so that she can clear her name and return to her family."
Maxwell, who has denied all allegations and pleads "not guilty", faces up to 35 years in prison if convicted. A first request for bail was denied in July.