Jeffrey Epstein’s former girlfriend, through her lawyers urged to be freed from her wait for trial proposing a $28.5 million bail package. The package would include armed guards for safety and guarantee she would remain in New York City.
On Monday, Maxwell’s deposition was unsealed and publicly released with redactions in Manhattan federal court approved by Judge Alison J. Nathan. Numerous letters from family and friends poured in for her support after the bail arguments were made public. The letters say that in December 2019, Maxwell secluded herself at her home in New Hampshire because she faced death threats and was worried that the media would find her.
The arguments were supported by numerous letters from family and friends who insisted that Maxwell sought seclusion in a New Hampshire home after receiving death threats and worrying that the public and media would find her at a home where she lived with her husband.
Maxwell attempted for bail after her arrest in July, but was denied. Her lawyers revealed that Maxwell and her spouse were offering a bail package that consists of a $22.5 million personal recognizance bond which is secured by $8 million in property, including their three homes and $500,000 in cash.
Maxwell, 58, was arrested on charges that in the mid-1990s she had engaged three teenage girls for Epstein to abuse. Epstein died in a federal Manhattan lockup in August 2019 while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. His death was a suicide.
Maxwell lawyers also said that seven close friends and family members were willing to pledge about $5 million of their own assets for the bail package. However, their identities were not revealed.
“Ms. Maxwell vehemently maintains her innocence and is committed to defending herself,” the lawyers wrote. “She wants nothing more than to remain in this country to fight the allegations against her, which are based on the uncorroborated testimony of a handful of witnesses about events that took place over 25 years ago.”
The lawyers included a letter from Maxwell’s spouse to support the bail request. The letter emphasizes that Maxwell was forced hide from the public and her family because of “the intense media frenzy and threats following the arrest and death of Jeffrey Epstein.”
Another letter from an individual states, “Her love for her husband was a principal reason that she stayed close by as possible while fighting for her innocence.”
“I can attest that when she moved, it was always and only due to fear of being discovered by the press or ‘vigilantes’ – the fear was palpable,” the unidentified individual wrote. “The only reason that she was forced to find quiet places to be in all this time, is due to the howling ‘mobs’ screaming for her ‘scalp’ on Twitter and other social media outlets.”
The individual added: “She has never hid from the authorities and is frustrated that she never had the opportunity to talk to them personally to counteract all the lies pouring out in the media.”