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Dad of Ghislaine Maxwell’s lover doesn’t know if they’re married

The man who may be Ghislaine Maxwell’s father-in-law has no idea if his son is indeed married to Jeffrey Epstein’s accused madam, DailyMail.com has learned.

Scott Borgerson’s father Chris said he had been unaware of any marriage and expressed both surprise and disbelief at the news when he was approached by DailyMail.com at his home in Missouri on Wednesday.

Prosecutors revealed on Tuesday that Maxwell was married and had toured her Bradford, New Hampshire hideaway with a man named ‘Scott’.

DailyMail.com previously revealed Maxwell and Borgerson were a couple, and until last December, she had been living at his Manchester-by-the-Sea property. 

Chris Borgerson, a former marine and Deputy Sheriff of Jefferson County, Missouri, described his son as ‘very private,’ and struggled to accept that the tech CEO would enter into a marriage without informing him.   

Scott Borgerson

The man who may be Ghislaine Maxwell’s father-in-law has no idea if his son Scott Borgerson is indeed married to the disgraced ex-Jeffrey Epstein cohort, DailyMail.com has learned. Prosecutors revealed on Tuesday that Maxwell was married and had toured her Bradford, New Hampshire hideaway with a man named ‘Scott’. DailyMail.com previously revealed Maxwell and Borgerson were a couple, and until last December, she had been living at his Manchester-by-the-Sea property

Borgerson's father Chris (pictured) said he had been unaware of any marriage and expressed both surprise and disbelief at the news when he was approached by DailyMail.com at his home in Missouri on Wednesday

Borgerson’s father Chris (pictured) said he had been unaware of any marriage and expressed both surprise and disbelief at the news when he was approached by DailyMail.com at his home in Missouri on Wednesday

Chris Borgerson answered the door to his ranch-style home holding a small pistol and refused to comment on his son’s relationship with Maxwell.

However, he did admit the first he had heard about any possible marriage was via a telephone call he received that morning. 

Borgerson and his father have been largely estranged since his parents’ divorce more than a decade ago and there is little communication between the two men.  

Chris refused to speak on the record, saying he was ‘afraid to say anything or make any comment.’ 

He added: ‘I don’t know anything and if I did I wouldn’t tell you.’  

The bombshell marriage revelation came when US Prosecutor Alison Moe detailed Maxwell’s alleged lack of transparency when it came to her court filings, during her detention hearing on Tuesday. 

She said Maxwell ‘makes no mention whatsoever about the financial circumstances or assets of her spouse whose identity she declined to provide to Pretrial Services.’ 

Moe did not say who she believed Maxwell’s spouse was or give any indication as to how long they had been married. 

A source told ABC News disclosure of the marriage was intended to show the judge Maxwell has not been that forthcoming about her circumstances and finances.

Chris Borgerson, a former marine and Deputy Sheriff of Jefferson County, Missouri, described his son as 'very private,' and struggled to accept the tech CEO would enter into a marriage without informing him

Chris Borgerson, a former marine and Deputy Sheriff of Jefferson County, Missouri, described his son as ‘very private,’ and struggled to accept the tech CEO would enter into a marriage without informing him

Borgerson is believed to have met Maxwell six years ago through speaking engagements connected to ocean preservation. They both were pictured speaking at the Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik in 2014

Borgerson is believed to have met Maxwell six years ago through speaking engagements connected to ocean preservation. They both were pictured speaking at the Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik in 2014 

The only other mention made of Maxwell being married is when Moe revealed the socialite had toured her $1 million hideaway in Bradford, New Hampshire with an unknown man in November 2019. 

Moe said a real estate agent described the pair as a couple, giving their names as Scott and Janet or Jen Marshall. There is a discrepancy in Maxwell’s alias, as Moe referred to the alias as both Jen and Janet during the hearing.  

Moe said: ‘The real estate agent told the FBI agent the buyers for the house introduced themselves as Scott and Janet Marshall. Both had British accents.

‘Scott Marshall told her he was retired from the British military and was currently working on a book. Janet Marshall described herself as a journalist.’

It is unclear if the man who toured the New Hampshire home with Maxwell was Borgerson, whose shipping technology firm, Cargometrics, was valued at more than $100 million in 2016, according to the Financial Times.    

Last summer, DailyMail.com tracked down Maxwell in Manchester-by-the-Sea, living at a $2 million home owned by Borgerson. 

The bombshell marriage revelation came when US Prosecutor Alison Moe detailed Maxwell's alleged lack of transparency when it came to her court filings during her detention hearing on Tuesday. She said Maxwell 'makes no mention whatsoever about the financial circumstances or assets of her spouse whose identity she declined to provide to Pretrial Services'

The bombshell marriage revelation came when US Prosecutor Alison Moe detailed Maxwell’s alleged lack of transparency when it came to her court filings during her detention hearing on Tuesday. She said Maxwell ‘makes no mention whatsoever about the financial circumstances or assets of her spouse whose identity she declined to provide to Pretrial Services’

Prosecutor Alison Moe said when Maxwell bought her $1 million Bradford, New Hampshire home (pictured), she toured the home back in November of 2019 with a man named 'Scott'

Prosecutor Alison Moe said when Maxwell bought her $1 million Bradford, New Hampshire home (pictured), she toured the home back in November of 2019 with a man named ‘Scott’

And today DailyMail.com revealed their neighbors were so disgusted that an accused sex trafficker was living in their well-to-do town, they tried to ‘ostracize’ the couple to compel them to leave town.  

Borgerson is believed to have met Maxwell six years ago through speaking engagements connected to ocean preservation. 

They both were pictured speaking at the Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik in 2014.   

Records also revealed Maxwell’s $1 million New Hampshire home was purchased by a company that reportedly has ties to Borgerson. 

The buyer is listed as Granite Reality LLC – a mysterious corporation that was set up just weeks prior the purchase.

The Sun reports that Granite Reality LLC is managed by Boston lawyer, Jeffrey W. Roberts, who is also the registered agent of a second company, Hopely Yealton.

Curiously, the publication reports that the manager of Hopely Yealton is Borgerson. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk