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What’s Next For Mucky Madam Maxwell?

Matthew Steeples explains what’s next for convicted mucky madam Ghislaine Maxwell as she faces a second trial and sentencing.

Matthew Steeples explains what’s next for convicted mucky madam Ghislaine Maxwell as she faces a second trial and sentencing

All’s looking far from rosy in ‘Maxwell House’ and though the siblings of the now convicted criminal sex offender Ghislaine Maxwell have been using their @RealGhislaine Twitter account to bleat about how her conviction shows “the deep flaws in the US justice system,” they’ve unsurprisingly garnered little sympathy.

 

On Monday 3rd January, the @RealGhislaine account announced: “While the jury verdicts have been acclaimed by victims’ groups & commentators as a welcome development in the hunting down of sexual assault perpetrators, this case shows the deep flaws in the US justice system.” If the verdict had gone the other way, you can bet that the account would have been saluting the US justice system instead.
69 Stanhope Mews East was the London home of Ghislaine Maxwell between 1989 and 1997. It was also, the Met Police clearly believed at one point, the location of an alleged brothel given the efforts they placed into surveilling it in 1994. The questions now are thus: Why was this investigation stopped and did anyone powerful intervene to force this investigation to be stopped?
After her conviction on Thursday last, editor-in-chief of ‘The Steeple Times’ Matthew Steeples shared his thoughts on the case on Twitter. His missive went viral and has been retweeted over 880 times, quote 39 times and liked nearly 3,500 times. In it, he called for the Metropolitan Police to reopen their 1994 investigation into what went on at an alleged brothel at Ghislaine Maxwell’s then home – 69 Stanhope Mews East Mews, South Kensington, London, SW7 5QT. Again today, we call upon Dame Cressida Dick to finally do the decent thing and revisit this matter – even if she did go to the same school and the same college at the same university with ‘Cap’n Bob’s’ decidedly deviant daughter.

Indicative of a collection of cretins with exactly the same kind of arrogance as their late pension pot plundering papa, the Maxwell family decision to go down the route of attacking what they call “deep flaws” rather than accepting the verdict that proves their sister to be a monster just like daddy is perhaps to be expected. It, however, also is deeply flawed and it will not help them as they work towards whatever comes next.

 

Elsewhere, this morning, I was asked by my rising star actor and friend Haaz Sleiman – best known to date for his roles in The Visitor, NCIS,  CSI: Miami, ER, Jack Ryan and Killing Jesus – about whether Ghislaine Maxwell will name other names in this case.

 

Answering the many other questions I’ve received in this regard also, in short my reply should assist all those with answers on the topic of “what’s next” in this case. It read:

 

“I doubt she will name anyone yet. She will go through the process of being analysed pre-sentencing – that will take a number of weeks. She is planning an appeal – that will take months. And then there is her second trial (lying under oath) – date to be set.”

 

“So, for now, given her arrogance and given that her lawyers want this to run and run given they have already made £7 million from her (she is to them a great cash cow), don’t expect that quite yet. It may come, but remember that her father once said: ‘I have a beautiful daughter and she’s just like me.’ I would replace ‘beautiful’ with ‘deviant.’”

 

I should have also added: “And that’s before we even get to the issue of ‘Randy’ Prince Andrew and what went on on that fateful night of Sloppy Giuseppes at Pizza Express (Woking Branch).”

 

On Monday 3rd January, ‘Agent A’ shared footage from Ghislaine Maxwell’s webcam. In it, the deviant daughter of ‘Bouncing Bob’ giggled and in ‘Carry On Style’ bizarrely joked: “Hello, hello, Are you playing? … Did you have life jackets on? Was safety part of this?” The person she was speaking to responded: “I’m not going to answer that question. My lawyer has advised me to answer such questions. My wife, in fact, for that matter.” The now convicted sex offender clearly never anticipated the irony of how such words now bite her in her rotten arse.

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  • Clearly the earlier interest in her activities was 'sat on' by embedded establishment figures acting actually thereby perfectly malfeasantly. Those [that] same figure(s) seemed to perform identically when considering an aspirant Admiral handling clearly trafficked (now proven criminally) goods as perfectly OK: Save us - all of this nonsense is perfectly wrong in society.

  • The poor woman is a scapegoat for other peoples crimes. The girls were clearly of age, accepted money and were giving a massage to a man with a bad back. I don’t therefore see how you can describe somebody in such terms.

    • We always seem to get at least one moron seeking a little attention. If it's not, Rolf is Innocent, find Madeline, find her now, or Jimmy Saville was a misunderstood guy, now we have George P.
      Maxwell is not a scape goat, she coaxed under age girls to massage Epstein's bad back, as you put it. She recruited the girls with lies and promises, when they were particularly vulnerable. Epstein was a Paedophile, and she new it. Yes there are clearly other big names involved in the whole affair, but that doesn't change Maxwell's guilt, and now she has to pay. She also will be tried at a later date for two counts of purjury, both of which carry a maximum sentence of five years each.
      I would say she is looking at quite a hefty sentence, and I hope she does talk to bring down some of the big names involved.

  • George .why are you so unkindly disposed to young girls? You sound frightening...and determined to stay that way. Have you ever been a fifteen year old girl with bad people taking advantage of your innocence and trying to make you dirty ?

    • We are aware of that, but I don't think George or anybody else should be trying to be humorous and ironic over a subject like this, so maybe you should catch up please.

  • A massage is a massage, next time you are lying down on a table face down I suggest you ask them for ID otherwise you may face life in prison

  • Dodge how is 16 and 17 years old a paedophile. Forgive me for saying but weren’t these girls working jobs at golf clubs and therefore what children have employment ?

    • Because the age of consent where it happened was 18 years old.
      Having said that, if you had a daughter 16 or 17, would you be happy for an old man to be using them in this way??

  • dodge of course I wouldn’t but that is the point. What is moral and what is legal are two different things. There are plenty of things about day to day life one finds ugly but that doesn’t imply jailing a woman for life for supposed crimes on heresay evidence

    • George, It wasn't legal, they were under age, as explained.
      Also she hasn't been sentenced to anything yet.
      No, it wasn't heresay evidence, I don't think her accusers and all the others that gave evidence were lying, unless you are a conspiracy theroist?

  • New concern is the juror who has spoken out about his own abuse. Announcing that he helped the others fathom the girls behavior, makes me nervous about a retrial. I am trying to keep my sense of humor but get bogged down. Im shopping around for another scandal to get my head straight. and hoping for no retrial .

    • I don't think a retrial is a problem Jane, if it does go that way, she could probably get extra porridge added on.

  • Jane there will be a retrial as this was undoubtedly an unsafe conviction. There is no way a juror with such experiences didn’t sway the verdict

    • The case of James Stunt, whom I have not had any contact with in nearly 1.5 years, has nothing to do with the case of Ghislaine Maxwell whatsoever. That is the only answer I shall give you in that regard. I have no involvement with him, his companies or his case, but I will misquote Donald Trump and say: "I wish him well."

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