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Ghislaine Maxwell: Epstein’s Shadow documentary will air just before her trial

Sky docuseries investigates the heiress to the Maxwell fortune, whose life is rocked by a scandals and accusations after meeting sex offender Jeffrey Epstein

Francine Wolfisz is the Features Editor for Jewish News.

A new docuseries is set to lay bare the complicated and mysterious life of
Ghislaine Maxwell and her relationship with Jeffrey Epstein.

Ghislaine Maxwell: Epstein’s Shadow, which airs on Sky Documentaries later this month, investigates the powerful, connected and mysterious heiress to the Maxwell fortune, whose life is rocked by a series of scandals and accusations when she meets Epstein, the convicted serial sex offender.

The three-hour documentary will untangle the complicated story of power, sex and money, leading to Maxwell’s arrest and pointing to her upcoming trial.

The heiress is the ninth and youngest child of Elisabeth and the late media mogul Robert Maxwell and grew up in luxury in a 53-room mansion in Oxfordshire, before attending Oxford University and joining her father in the publishing industry. 

A prominent socialite in London’s social scene, she moved to New York following her father’s death in 1991 and it was there that she met Epstein. 

Many of Epstein’s accusers have mentioned Maxwell’s involvement in his crimes, and the 59-year-old is now in prison awaiting trial next month on charges of enticement of minors and sex trafficking. 

The series will air on Sky Documentaries and Now TV from 28 June

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