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Ghislane Maxwell, 57, stole Scott Borgerson, 37, away from his wife and two young kids

Ghislaine Maxwell’s boyfriend abandoned his wife and young children for Jeffrey Epstein’s suspected madam five years ago, DailyMail.com has learned exclusively.

Scott Borgerson, 43, the CEO of a tech company, left his wife, Rebecca, and two young children for 57-year-old Maxwell, a source close to the family told DailyMail.com.

‘Scott left his wife for Ghislaine around five years ago. It’s just egregious what’s happened to Rebecca,’ the source, who asked for anonymity, told DailyMail.com.

‘Rebecca and Scott seemed like a really nice couple. But as time went on, he was very preoccupied and would be on his cell phone a lot, presumably on business calls. He was away a lot for work.’ 

When the marriage finally crumbled in 2014, divorce records paint a disturbing picture of Borgerson, with accusations of him being physically violent, abusive, ‘extremely controlling’ and having an alcohol problem.

Borgerson, who married Rebecca in Palm Beach, Florida, in May 2001, once allegedly threatened her, saying: ‘Don’t make me beat you in front of the children.’ 

Ghislaine Maxwell’s boyfriend Scott Borgerson abandoned his wife and children for Jeffrey Epstein’s suspected madam, DailyMail.com has learned exclusively. Maxwell is alleged to be one of the main players in a network of recruiters and enablers who provided Epstein with underage girls to sexually abuse

'Scott left his wife for Ghislaine around five years ago. It's just egregious what's happened to Rebecca,' the source, who asked for anonymity, told DailyMail.com. Pictured: Borgerson

‘Scott left his wife for Ghislaine around five years ago. It’s just egregious what’s happened to Rebecca,’ the source, who asked for anonymity, told DailyMail.com. Pictured: Borgerson

Borgerson, 43, the CEO of a tech company, left his wife, Rebecca, for the 57-year-old five years ago, a source close to the family said.

The marriage fell apart when Borgerson sent Rebecca a video of himself in Miami with Ghislaine, and the two were 'hugging and kissing'

The marriage fell apart when Borgerson sent Rebecca (left and right) a video of himself in Miami with Ghislaine, and the two were ‘hugging and kissing’, a close family source told DailyMail.com.  Borgerson, who married Rebecca in Palm Beach, Florida, in May 2001, once allegedly threatened her, saying: ‘Don’t make me beat you in front of the children’

Borgerson’s shipping technology firm, Cargometrics, was valued at more than $100 million in 2016, according to the Financial Times.   

Borgerson is believed to have met Maxwell five years ago through speaking engagements connected to ocean preservation, a subject on which they share a passion. They both pictured speaking at the Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik in 2014. 

Maxwell shut down her ocean charity, the TerraMar Project, a week after Epstein was arrested in July. 

Around 2015, Borgerson told Rebecca he was going to London on business and he would send videos.

‘Rebecca watched a video of him and although he said he was going to be in London, he was actually in Miami with Ghislaine,’ the source said.

‘Rebecca was sitting there with her two young children watching this video of Scott and Ghislaine hugging and kissing.

‘Rebecca was devastated. Things quickly fell apart after that. 

‘He moved out. As far as I understand, Rebecca had little financial support and she had to get a job as a caregiver.’ 

The source added: ‘How could you throw all that away, those wonderful children and wife, for a woman whose 14 years older than him and allegedly has a role in this whole Epstein business?’

The fall out was nasty, with the final straw in their union being when Borgerson attacked Rebecca on June 15, 2014 and was charged with assault and domestic battery, according to court papers. 

Borgerson is believed to have met Maxwell five years ago through speaking engagements connected to ocean preservation, a subject on which they share a passion. They both spoke at the Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik in 2014

Borgerson is believed to have met Maxwell five years ago through speaking engagements connected to ocean preservation, a subject on which they share a passion. They both spoke at the Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik in 2014

Maxwell shut down her ocean charity, the TerraMar Project, a week after Epstein was arrested in July. Pictured: Maxwell at the same conference as Borgerson

Maxwell shut down her ocean charity, the TerraMar Project, a week after Epstein was arrested in July. Pictured: Maxwell at the same conference as Borgerson

Borgerson’s divorce with Rebecca was finalized in December 2015, but papers state 
he had tried to reconcile with his wife that January – six months after he filed. The two would separate again two months later.  

‘During the marriage the Husband was extremely controlling and the Husband has continued to exhibit disturbing behavior throughout this litigation,’ court papers state.

Borgerson was accused of having an ‘alcohol problem’ and one incident describes him being ‘blacked out drunk in front of the children’ in 2012. 

His behavior allegedly took a toll on his daughter and son, who, once drew a ‘picture of alcohol and a cigarette’ while he was in preschool in 2011. 

In one incident, Borgerson called his daughter ‘fat’ when she was only three years old, and threatened to hit their mother when she asked him to stop speaking that way around the children. 

Rebecca claimed her son later began ‘hurting himself and exhibiting anger’, while her daughter began to wet the bed and became ‘withdrawn,’ forcing her to put the kids in therapy.

Records also show the mom had a restraining order against her estranged husband which was later thrown out. 

When the marriage finally crumbled in 2014, divorce records paint a disturbing picture of Borgerson, with accusations of him being physically violent, abusive, 'extremely controlling' towards Rebecca (pictured) and having an alcohol problem

When the marriage finally crumbled in 2014, divorce records paint a disturbing picture of Borgerson, with accusations of him being physically violent, abusive, ‘extremely controlling’ towards Rebecca (pictured) and having an alcohol problem  

Maxwell had been living with Borgerson at his $3 million secluded oceanfront mansion in Manchester-by-the-Sea for the past three years, DailyMail.com has learned.   

Maxwell drives a black Cadillac Escalade and Borgerson also has a Mercedes.

‘Ghislaine has been living quietly and is very private.

‘Before all the publicity around Epstein, it was a safe place for her to be. Scott is there on the weekends, he has a housekeeper. No security people but plenty of cameras.’

Rebecca and the children live in a winter rental in a coastal town in Massachusetts while Borgerson lives with Maxwell a few towns over in a $3 million oceanfront mansion in Manchester-by-the-Sea.

The mother and children have been forced to move out of the home every summer for several years when the owners come for vacation.

Rebecca has a large family scattered through eastern U.S.

‘They are all really nice people, none of them live close by. She is an avid church-goer,’ the source said.

In one incident, Borgerson called his daughter 'fat' when she was only three years old, and threatened to hit their mother when she asked him to stop speaking that way around the children. Pictured: Borgerson walking Maxwell's dog in Boston last month

 In one incident, Borgerson called his daughter ‘fat’ when she was only three years old, and threatened to hit their mother when she asked him to stop speaking that way around the children. Pictured: Borgerson walking Maxwell’s dog in Boston last month 

Maxwell had been living with Borgerson at his $3 million secluded oceanfront mansion (pictured)  in Manchester-by-the-Sea for the past three years, DailyMail.com has learned

Maxwell had been living with Borgerson at his $3 million secluded oceanfront mansion (pictured)  in Manchester-by-the-Sea for the past three years, DailyMail.com has learned 

The socialite's New England hideaway is an imposing three-story colonial property with five-bedrooms, wraparound terraces and sweeping grounds which reach to the ocean

The socialite’s New England hideaway is an imposing three-story colonial property with five-bedrooms, wraparound terraces and sweeping grounds which reach to the ocean

‘They have all this wealth and the mother of his children is having to get a job to support herself.’

The source confirmed to having met Maxwell in the Cape Ann area on at least three occasions in busy locations, popular with the local community.

‘She is somewhat attractive, still very slim but very reserved.

‘She doesn’t look like a local. She dresses like she comes from money, the way that the British Royals do when they are not formal function.

‘Her English accent is still noticeable but has become more Americanized.

‘She smiles a lot but doesn’t really talk. She remains on the side lines in public, she’s not too involved.

‘When she’s shown up with Scott to meet Rebecca, the kids stay close to their mother.’

The source confirmed to having met Maxwell in the Cape Ann area on at least three occasions in busy locations, popular with the local community. 'She is somewhat attractive, still very slim but very reserved'

The source confirmed to having met Maxwell in the Cape Ann area on at least three occasions in busy locations, popular with the local community. ‘She is somewhat attractive, still very slim but very reserved’ 

Rebecca is known to have made an attempt to befriend Maxwell for the sake of her children, DailyMail.com has learned, and has made peace with the situation.

People in the community were not aware Ghislaine’s connections to Epstein until the news of his arrest in early July and her picture starting appear it the paper.

Rebecca was also unaware of Maxwell’s past, the source said.

‘Everyone who knows Rebecca knows that Scott and Ghislaine are together.

‘Scott travels to London a lot. I believe he sees Ghislaine as a way to have connections with the hierarchy of Britain.

‘He is in love with money and power and that is why he is drawn to her.

‘He seems like a really nice guy when you meet him and talk to him. He’s very bright, very brilliant but he has a serious narcissistic personality disorder.

‘If you would meet him at a party, he’s very likable, but clearly he likes to control and let you know that he knows more than you do about life in general.’

He has confided in others that his dream is to become president of the United States.  

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