Ghislaine Maxwell’s “little black book” and her 301 British contacts
The “little black book” that lists sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein’s associates is to be used by US prosecutors as they seek to prosecute everyone involved in their “pyramid scheme of abuse.”
Among the 2,000 people listed in the 97-page directory are 301 British names, including Prince Andrew and his former wife Sarah Ferguson.
There are 16 separate phone numbers for Prince Andrew, including a cell phone number, an ex-directory marked Palace, one for Balmoral, the Queen’s private retreat in Scotland where the Prince invited Epstein, and another marked Sand, who appears to be Sandringham.
Epstein, who committed suicide in a Manhattan jail in August 2019 while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges, also recorded 18 numbers for Ferguson, who received Â£ 15,000 from him to help pay off his debts.
There are no allegations of wrongdoing against the individuals listed in the directory, with the FBI considering them to be potential witnesses.
Other notable British names in the book, meanwhile, include Princess Diana’s brother Charles Spencer, former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger, Virgin Group entrepreneur Richard Branson. and model Naomi Campbell.
They are also joined by Simon Le Bon, Phil Collins, the late Sir David Frost, Tamara Beckwith, Jonathan Dimbleby, Loyd Grossman and Peter Mandelson.
During Maxwell’s four-week sex trafficking trial in New York City, defense attorneys agreed with prosecutors not to release the directory’s contents to the public.
But it was made available in the previous civil case involving Prince Andrew’s rape accuser Virginia Giuffre, allegations the prince has vehemently denied.
Besides the Brits in the book, there are also contact details for former US Presidents Bill Clinton and Donald Trump and other prominent world figures such as Woody Allen, Alec Baldwin, magician David Blaine, Bill Cosby, Rupert Murdoch and the singer Courtney. To like.
There is nothing to suggest that the presence of the names means that everyone in the book even met Maxwell, 60, and Epstein in person.
On Maxwell’s ties to the rich and famous, however, a source told the Daily Mirror: âWhile Epstein brought the money, Maxwell brought the contacts. She opened up a world for her then-lover that he could only dream of.
âEpstein was socially awkward. Some say inept. It didn’t mix well.
âBut with Maxwell by his side, she gave him cover and credibility with the rich and famous. He was accepted into their world not because of the money but because of her.
âShe provided most of the numbers in their book. U.S. prosecutors have already made countless mistakes when it comes to Maxwell and Epstein.
“Christopher Wray, the director of the FBI, has sworn that those who committed a crime with them will not escape justice under his watch.”
In the wake of Maxwell’s conviction on Wednesday, US Attorney Damian Williams also made special reference to “powerful and well-connected” individuals, saying his team would not stop until all those guilty of an offense did. not been brought to court.
“This office will always be on the side of the victims, will always follow the facts wherever they lead and will always fight to ensure that no one, no matter how powerful and well connected, is above the law”, a- he declared.
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