Ghislaine Maxwell Was Denied Bail Again

December 29, 2020 / Posted by:

Ghislaine Maxwell really, really isn’t having a good time in jail. She’s been ordered to remain in jail in Brooklyn while she waits for her trial to begin in July of 2021. But Ghislaine wants out! Ghislaine couldn’t bear to think ringing in New Year’s Eve to the sound of her toothbrush clanging against the metal rim of her in-cell toilet, her only champagne option being some foil-capped apple juice that got questionably fizzy after being stored under her bed. So Ghislaine’s lawyers proposed a $28.5 million bail package that would release her into house arrest. It was her second attempt at a bail plan. Well, a judge denied that.

Ghislaine’s lawyers claimed that she was afraid of catching coronavirus in jail and isn’t a flight risk, so she should be allowed to post bail. $22.5 million of the bail package was going to come from Ghislaine and her husband (rumored to be British tech CEO Scott Borgerson). $5 million was coming from family and friends. Another $1 million from the head of a security company who believes she’s not a flight risk, despite holding multiple passports and going MIA immediately after Jeffrey Epstein was arrested.

Prosecutors called bullshit, saying that Ghislaine wasn’t exactly living that grimy Shawshank prison existence and that she gets plenty of perks, like 13 hours a day outside of her cell, a personal TV, and access to two computers. It sounds like U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan sort of called BS too yesterday. ABC News reports Judge Nathan ruled that no amount of money or personal guarantees could convince anyone that Ghislaine wouldn’t leave town and bail on her trial. After Ghislaine was first arrested, her lawyers proposed a $5 million bail package. That was flat-out rejected because she was a huge flight risk. Clearly tacking an extra $23.5 million onto her first attempt didn’t sweeten the deal like she thought it would. However, we’ll have to wait for a publicly-issued statement on the matter, thanks to some possible redactions in the name of confidentiality.

Judge Nathan has temporarily sealed the analysis and explanation for her decision until her order is reviewed by Maxwell’s lawyers and prosecutors for “potentially confidential information” that should be redacted before the document is made public.

Just once I’d like to see a daytime TV judge assigned to one of these cases because it’s times like these I wish the judge wasn’t so by the books. Just release a statement that says, “I’m denying your rich lady bail scheme because you absolutely seem like the kind who would skip town, my dear. Stop bothering me and let me enjoy my holiday.


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