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Which is to Ghislaine’s credit, given her background. One of nine children, she was the late Robert Maxwell’s youngest and favourite daughter: the former Labour MP, publishing tycoon and serial fraudster named the yacht from which he met his death in 1991 after her. Yet he also bullied her, and she was desperate to seek his approval. (The perverse, co-dependent relationship they had is widely thought to have been the template for the one she later formed with Epstein. Both men were rich, powerful and wildly overbearing, and they each met their end in circumstances that have not yet been properly explained.)
The bullying took many forms: the writer Eleanor Berry recalled a conversation with the nine-year-old Ghislaine, who was expecting ‘a prearranged hiding’ from her father. ‘Daddy has a series of things lined up in a row,’ she reportedly told Berry. ‘There’s a riding crop with a swish to it, another straight riding crop and a few shoehorns. He always asks me to choose which one I want.’
She was, devastated by her father’s death in 1991 and shocked to discover his villainy – he had stolen hundreds of millions of pounds from the Daily Mirror pension fund, impoverishing many of his employees. She was distraught, too, at the speculation about his death. Had he been murdered? Or had he killed himself on the Lady Ghislaine? Bereft and – by her standards – broke, she fled to the relatively reduced circumstances of a modest Upper East Side apartment in New York. Lord Mandelson, the former Labour cabinet minister and campaign mastermind, knew her through her father, and, in turn, through Ghislaine was introduced to Epstein.
Art dealer Stuart Pivar, an associate of Epstein’s, has said that Ghislaine ‘arrived a wreck from what happened to her on account of her father. And the last thing that should’ve happened to someone like that is to fall into the care of the likes of Jeffrey. He moulded her into being complicit with his aberrations.’
In fact, said another acquaintance who saw her often at parties, she was ‘obsessed by sex. She’s Sphinx-like, mysterious. The last time I saw her, five, 10 years ago, I said what are you up to? And she said “I’m selling this product – stainless-steel mini dumb-bells. For exercising your vaginal muscles, exercise your pelvic floor, learn the Singapore Grip. I’m giving seminars in LA and they all turn up and I tell them, this is how you keep your man.”
But she did indeed also bring in social connections. She befriended Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, who in turn introduced both Maxwell and Epstein to Prince Andrew. In due course, the Prince visited Epstein’s island in the Bahamas and attended several of Ghislaine’s dinners. Andrew repaid the hospitality by inviting Epstein to Balmoral, and both Maxwell and Epstein to the 2000 ‘Dance of the Decades’ at Windsor Castle, a ball marking the birthdays of Princess Margaret, who turned 70; Princess Anne, who was 50; Prince Andrew, 40; and Prince William who was 18. And as a bumper bonus, Andrew invited Epstein and Maxwell to a shoot at Sandringham in December 2000.
originally posted by: Atsbhct
a reply to: 3sixand9
Yep! Trump is part of the pedo-swamp just like the rest of them.
originally posted by: LordAhriman
originally posted by: watchitburn
We always leave out the time Trump shut down Mar a Lago for a private party too. Trump, Epstein, and like 26 girls iirc. I bet it was all good, Christian fun. Praying together and stuff.
originally posted by: watchitburn
Funny you all conveniently leave out the part where Trump banned epstien from all his properties and tried to work with the FBI and Police in the first case against epstien.
But that wouldn't work for your narrative.