Jeffrey Epstein’s ex-girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell arrested and charged by FBI - BBC Newsnight

British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, an ex-girlfriend of convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, has been charged in the US after being arrested by the FBI in New Hampshire. Subscribe to our channel here:

She is accused of assisting Epstein's abuse of minors by helping to recruit and groom victims known to be underage.

Ms Maxwell has been charged with six counts of sexual exploitation, grooming and enticing minors - as young as fourteen - to engage in illegal sex acts with Epstein, assisting Epstein, trafficking the minors across states and on occasion taking part herself in the sexual abuse.

Ms Maxwell has previously denied any involvement in or knowledge of Epstein's alleged sexual misconduct.

The charges relate to the years from 1994 to 1997 and include some allegations relating to an alleged victim in London.

Ms Maxwell is a friend of Prince Andrew - when Newsnight interviewed him last year, he told us how the socialite introduced him in 1999 to Epstein.

The Duke of York has denied any allegations of impropriety and today, Audrey Strauss, the acting US attorney for the Southern District of New York, declined to comment on Prince Andrew's status in the investigation.

Epstein died in prison on 10 August as he awaited, without the chance of bail, his trial on sex trafficking charges.

He was arrested last year in New York following allegations that he was running a network of underage girls - some as young as 14 - for sex. His death was determined to be suicide.

Our US correspondent David Grossman reports.

In the studio, Kirsty Wark is joined by lawyer Lisa Bloom, who represents one of the complainants mentioned in the indictment of Ghislaine Maxwell and lawyer Alan Dershowitz. Mr Dershowitz represented Geoffrey Epstein and brokered a plea bargain for him. He himself been embroiled in accusations by one of Epstein's alleged victims, Virginia Giuffre, which he has denied.

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100+ komentarze:

v al
v al:
Why isn't Dershowitz being questioned? He's dirty af.
Jason Morgan
Jason Morgan:
She is a dead woman walking. They are going to kill her then say she died from corona virus.
Adams Apple
Adams Apple:
Alan is a TOTAL liar and been involved with many young women himself. He reeks of lies
They need to stop interviewing Dershowitz. He is an alleged co-conspirator and has been accused of sexual abuse himself.
lena lena
lena lena:
The way Dershowitz speaks against the victims makes him look INCREDIBLY suspicious, how can he not see that??
bobby galvin
bobby galvin:
Why are you allowing Dershowitz a voice on this show. He is part of the crimes
Clint Wensley
Clint Wensley:
Alan Dershowitz is always connected to all these dirt bags! Take him down
Martina Mc Cosker
Martina Mc Cosker:
How many times has he said " alleged victims" ? what a creep !
She knows literally EVERYTHING about all the things Epstein was doing. She is doomed...
John Anthony Fingleton
John Anthony Fingleton:
I can see by his eyes, that lawyer is lying through his teeth.
Wolfgang In London
Wolfgang In London:
Why the hell are they interviewing Dershowitz?? He was DIRECTLY INVOLVED.
Technik Meister
Technik Meister:
Her comment: "If I go down, they all go down.". Can't wait.
Little Byrd
Little Byrd:
He is lying and he always mentions his daughter and his wife which leads me to believe that he is diverting from his guilt. He was one person who tried to get the age of minors dropped to 16. Wonder why? Humm? He tries to say these girls are lying. SHAME ON HIM !
SG .Hedge
SG .Hedge:
Let’s hear more about Prince Andrew’s sweating problem, I bet he is sweating right now.
Let’s hope this canary doesn’t “accidentally” fall off a boat like her dad, just when she’s ready to sing!
Dershowitz is 100% lying..
Eltanin Shrdlu
Eltanin Shrdlu:
Breaking news: Ghislaine Maxwell found beaten with a baseball bat in her cell, apparently suicide
Noneed Toknow60
Noneed Toknow60:
Time to dismantle the not so Royal family & hold the whole pod of criminals to account.
martine coyle
martine coyle:
2:33 Prince Andrew, Would you be willing to testify or a statement under oath if asked?? Watch his head movement he is clearly saying NO!!!!!
Neal Workman
Neal Workman:
Alan Dirtyshorts will be called in to testify that he always keeps his underwear on . If he gets implicated in this scandal the underwear will become extremely uncomfortable because likely he will poop himself.
Shomari Usafi
Shomari Usafi:
Alan Dershowitz is known liar and spin artist. Norman Finkelstein exposed him as a fraud in their debate on democracy now.
Stephen Chase
Stephen Chase:
I'm just getting a jump on it Maxwell didn't kill herself either.
James M
James M:
He was allowed to do this stuff because families like the Clintons and the Bush family allowed it to happen only because they all frequently visited the same island.
Drunk Grandma
Drunk Grandma:
She’s the next to be mysteriously die
Dershowitz is likewise guilty and complicit. He was friends with Epstein and went to pedo island multiple times. Nasty man.
Mandy Barraclough
Mandy Barraclough:
I don’t care who Andrew is, he should be treated as anyone else would be when it comes to the law
Rex Stout
Rex Stout:
The case for Dershowitz and his innocence is just him being slimy.
He makes many a persons skin crawl. Just grotesque.
Bernard Ray
Bernard Ray:
Amusing how we think the rich and famous live such a good life when in reality they are the scum of the earth.
"Dushawitz" name is on the Flight Log! Then attack the credibility of the victims?!! "Not Kosher"!! :D
Why is Dershowitz being given the credibility of an independent expert despite being one of the accused?
Apeman Commeth
Apeman Commeth:
See how prince Andrew got choked up when discussing testifying! He looked super guilty there! 😆
Muz Wot
Muz Wot:
Laura Goldman claims that Ghislaine Maxwell "Would never speak against Andrew" - but that can all change the minute she feels backed into a corner...
life long
life long:
Freaks, praying on young people means nothing when your mind is sick......if justice be served in this, many will of the famous will fall...
Lisa Panton LifeVantage Distributor
Lisa Panton LifeVantage Distributor:
why would they ask his opinion when he has already been accused of being one of Epstiens clients!! pft
Diva Love
Diva Love:
BBC, I am livid. I am livid that you treated this man like he is a normal ethical law abiding lawyer. The man is a pedophile and a criminal. He is going to be arrested next. And you chose to give him a voice. To allow him to intimidate victims, more. Shame on you.
bssni touir
bssni touir:
She was caught on purpose by her own doing, she is going to give up many names and has already made a deal.
Swag Nificent
Swag Nificent:
Lost me when they said “Rothschild”
Debbie Dearth
Debbie Dearth:
He, the Prince, sure did choke on that interview and his questions. He, in a roundabout way of saying no to a lie detectors test...hmmmmm.
They would like to have Andrew to come in, summon him...take down his majesty.
Paul Vamben
Paul Vamben:
Dershowitz is panicking, he's done.
Honest Comments
Honest Comments:
notice how Alan keeps talking about the process and avoids specific questions about this case.
Can't stand Lisa Bloom...she was defending and harassing Wallenstein's victims. not sure why anyone would hire her.
Michelle Fernandez
Michelle Fernandez:
Dershowitz is the very Definition of Sleazy high priced lawyer. 🤬
Free Canadian
Free Canadian:
Of course Dershowitz is running to any influence he has, and preemptively; he was neck-deep in this whole situation, and was on Epstien's initial legal team. Utter horsesh*t.
Justin Hopkins
Justin Hopkins:
Stopped the moment you interviewed Dershowitz, the man who defended the most corrupt president in modern American history. Shame on you.
Bobby Crush
Bobby Crush:
Dershowitz allowed on the BBC to comment on Maxwell? Dershowitz has been named by a victim. What is the BBC doing? I think we all know now.
Tony Midyett
Tony Midyett:
Every time I hear Dershowitz speak, I feel like I need four or five showers.
Dave DD
Dave DD:
Remember folks, Dershowitz keeps his underpants on during massages, so he has a clean conscience.
Shaun smith
Shaun smith:
Another royal with a soiled passed .
How dare we still regard them as ROYALS ?
LightsCamera Tamara
LightsCamera Tamara:
Assume they watched her to see who shed contact during the last year, building bigger case and against more in the sick many tier pedi ring
I love clouds
I love clouds:
The irony of the BBC reporting on a peadophile when they themselves are well known for supporting paedophilia.
St Girl
St Girl:
Photo of prince Andrew showing him feeling up a teenager.

Prince Andrew: Don't know what you're talking about. Never happened.

Rational people: but we have a photo

Prince Andrew: I'm royalty. That didn't happen .

Rational people: but this photo

Prince Andrew: potato! Boop! Snap! I think we're done here.
Sergeant Danelarton
Sergeant Danelarton:
Dershwotz is in the manifest of the lolita Express to Epstein island
I do hope they manage to prevent her from ummm... "committing suicide"..... in her cell.
She`s a dead woman walking at this point.
The irony of Maxwell being locked up where Epstein "committed suicide" is understated.
J P:
It's so obvious Prince Andrew is lying, he can't even keep straight eye contact
Blue Bear
Blue Bear:
Shes friends with piers morgan too went oxford together and everything..
Manuel Dumont
Manuel Dumont:
Seeking "immunity", for any time-frame, Smells-fishy(in itself) .
Brittsa 1963
Brittsa 1963:
He's so tried to lawyer his way and switch the subject on her.
He's a classic pee on myself idiot,!!!!
These people are so desperate....
and he's a top-notch lawyer no doubt at all he can say is they don't have any evidence against her she's protected from any prosecution he is a freaking idiot.!
Take him down he's guilty!!!!💯
These two have no souls, he took his own life, his last act of control.
Marlena Forbes-Reidy
Marlena Forbes-Reidy:
I wouldn’t trust that lawyer Alan Dershowitz either, he’s a real sleeze ball himself.
"Me thinks thou dost protest too much,Sir!"
..but you chose the perfect platform..perhaps the only platform! To allow you to do so! You should be feeling 'the heat' of those crosshairs by now! If not? I'd call your physician..have him call in...check your pulse..if you have one? God Speed!
Mmm :)))
Red Tiger
Red Tiger:
The lawyer was a friend of epstain? Right that says it all. He's guilty!
Ruben Gutierrez
Ruben Gutierrez:
They're gonna turn a madam pimp into a hero because she's gonna tell on all of the high powered pedophiles!
Eric Claption
Eric Claption:
I can't believe this lawyer can look is completely innocent call hiding in plain sight
Charlie Hunt
Charlie Hunt:
Dershowitz is a fraud
I can't believe they're asking him if Ghislaine is capable of this, considering his history.....
Nunnha B
Nunnha B:
If Andrew can cave like he did in the tv interview, imagine what the FBI will get out of him. This woman is in trouble, and when she goes, Andrew is next on the list. He's in a tough spot, sing to the feds, commit arkanside or stay in hiding where his silence is a confession of guilt.
LAs Qtst
LAs Qtst:
Aren't there cameras in prison, especially in areas where high-profile individuals are kept?

Someone murdered Epstein and I want answers.
d howard
d howard:
In the near future, would like to see Alan in a cell.
Why the hell are you having Dershowitz on when he has admitted on tape to receiving massages from children on Epstein's island...
Devere Devonish
Devere Devonish:
lmfao y would he do that interview doesnt he know the are body language experts out here lol
Jek Lee
Jek Lee:
Prince Andrew doesnt dare to visit the US.. Hiding like a Rat, close to mommy
dannette peters
dannette peters:
Allen has a great deal on the line. He, has been formally accused by one of Epstein's victims, as well.
william barr fired the lead investigator (berman) recently too, for not backing away from the investigation. that's why strauss immediately charged maxwell. i hope it brings trump down also, another pedophile rapist.
Doomsday Clock
Doomsday Clock:
Tomorrow's news headline: Ghislaine Maxwell contracted Covid-19
A month later: Ghislaine Maxwell died of Covid-19
Alan looks like he takes children as "payment".
LAs Qtst
LAs Qtst:
There's a LOT about Lisa Bloom and her mammy, that rub me the wrong way.
Charles culver
Charles culver:
Why is alan walking free at the moment as well? He is just as guilty as je and gm
Business Finance Coach
Business Finance Coach:
"it'll look victims when only the evidence is shown "
Jason Goodacre
Jason Goodacre:
The clocks ticking on Ghislaine's suicide.
Kenny Shrooms
Kenny Shrooms:
Alan flat out admitted that Ghislaine was mentioned in "other associates" with the plea bargain. He is like a singularity of evil, enabling any sort defense for those associated with a convicted pedo and sex trafficker. Reality is stranger than fiction.
Stephy Nouneh
Stephy Nouneh:
Is there an actual footage of her arrest or a mug shot!? We need to see
3ds max
3ds max:
Epsteins still alive. If you think otherwise you're not paying attention.
Allen Damask
Allen Damask:
Good old Alan, everyone believes everything you say ! I used to think you were an ethical person.
I dont understand why new's media let's you on their shows .
Elizabeth Giupponi
Elizabeth Giupponi:
There are many competent FBI Agents, thank you for your service, respect!
Greg Harris
Greg Harris:
The prince is as guilty as all of them. Make an example of him, his status in life shouldn't be above the law. Send him to the gilliten
Little Byrd
Little Byrd:
The odd part if you actually READ the affidavit it only charges her with helping to take underage girls in travel across district lines. Transporting minors and lying to FBI.
My question is WHY wasn’t she charged with RAPE as it states without question in the affidavit???
Joji The Chef
Joji The Chef:
I think Andrew would testify if he could but the sniper's red dot tells him he should probably best stay in his seat.
john richardson
john richardson:
Seriously Dershowitz? The editor of this programme should be sacked
Sheila Macpherson
Sheila Macpherson:
They're only attesting her so they can kill her.
Icarus Alchemist
Icarus Alchemist:
If only you'd put this much effort in to exposing Jimmy Savile.
Alan was a client !!! Dirty scam lawyer !
Honest Comments
Honest Comments:
Notice how Alan keeps talking about the process and avoids specific question about Maxwell case.
Cannot stand Lisa Bloom....she was one of the Harvey Weinstein's lawyer. she went after journalist who tried to write stories about his behavior and harassed Weinstein's victims. Why would anyone hire her.
Jeffrey Epstein didn't commit suicide.
Ghislane Maxwell didn't commit suicide...yet.
Stephen Cameron
Stephen Cameron:
I would like Authorities to hear about the HUNTING PARTY'S That the Rothschild ,Rockefeller and other scum did with children on their estates.
seeni gzty
seeni gzty:
Dershowitz going after the victims again. He has one mode...attack everyone and put fear into those who could bring him down. A vulgar individual, and guilty as hell!
Is it really her or just someone who looks like her?
Imagine believing a single word that Dershowich lawyer guy says. LMAO, IMAGINE.
Steve G
Steve G:
Dershowitz going after the victims again. He has one mode...attack everyone and put fear into those who could bring him down. A vulgar individual, and guilty as hell!