Ghislaine Maxwell is receiving special treatment inside jail as other inmates were forced to clean and polish the floors before she arrived, they have claimed.
The 58-year-old British socialite – who used to rub shoulders with presidents and billionaires on board private jets – is also being given extra exercise time in the yard, her fellow inmates say.
Maxwell is being held at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn – described by its former warden as one of America’s most-troubled – ahead of her sex crimes trial, which is due to take place next year.
The case will pass a major milestone tomorrow when hundreds of pages of secret documents, including a ‘extremely personal’ deposition Maxwell gave in a lawsuit brought by Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts, are expected to be unsealed.
Inmates at the jail where Ghislaine Maxwell (pictured in a court sketch) is being held ahead of her trial say they were forced to clean and polish the floors ahead of her arrival
Maxwell is also being given an extra hour of recreation time each day in the prison yard (pictured, the prison), which is closed to the other prisoners so long as she is out there
One inmate at the jail said that, shortly before Maxwell’s arrival, the women were told to clean the usually-abandoned second floor.
‘The only time we were allowed on the floor Ms. Maxwell has to herself is when they sent us to clean it and polish the floor for her,’ the inmate told the New York Daily News on condition of anonymity.
‘We had to polish it three times so it would be ready for her.’
The inmate added that Maxwell is being given three hours of recreation time per day, compared to their two hours, and is allowed the yard to herself – with other women locked inside while she is outside.
Lawyers with clients inside the jail say she also has 24-hour security outside her cell, and is regularly moved between cells so guards can check for contraband.
The extra precautions come after Epstein was found dead inside his Manhattan jail cell in August last year while awaiting trial for sex crimes.
He had recently been taken off suicide watch and guards had failed to check on his cell on the night he died.
An official autopsy concluded that he killed himself.
Last week, Judge Loretta Preska ruled that a tranche of documents, which could contain details incriminating others in Epstein’s circle including Prince Andrew, could be unsealed.
Maxwell (left) is due to go on trial next year on sex crimes charges after allegedly acquiring young girls for paedophile Jeffrey Epstein (together right) to abuse
Maxwell’s legal team had the order put on hold while they appealed, but on Tuesday the same judge ruled that five collection of documents should be made public as soon as possible.
The documents are now expected to be unsealed on Thursday, the New York Post reported.
All of the documents related to a seven-hour, 418-page deposition that Maxwell gave to investigators in 2015 when she was sued for defamation by Virginia Roberts, Epstein’s primary accuser.
The documents are thought to contain ‘nude, partially-nude, or otherwise sexualized images, videos, or other depictions of individuals.’
Maxwell’s lawyers have also said they contain ‘intrusive questions about her sex life’.
The case was eventually settled out of court, with Maxwell reportedly paying Roberts ‘millions’, and all documents relating to it were put under lock and key.
Roberts is also the woman who was photographed with Prince Andrew at Maxwell’s London home, and who claims he had sex with her three times – including once while she was under age.
The prince has vehemently denied any wrongdoing.
Separately unearthed court documents alleged that Maxwell took snaps of topless young girls as a ‘hobby’ and kept them in a photo album at Epstein’s mansion.
Hundreds of pages of sealed documents, including a 418-page deposition that Maxwell gave to investigators in a previous case, are also due to be unsealed Thursday
A witness also claimed Maxwell kept a collection of sex toys in a closet at the $22 million property in Palm Beach and detectives searching the home found a purple ‘Jelly A**l Wand’ and ‘double ended’ dildo.
Among the original documents which were unsealed in 2018 was the eye witness account of Epstein’s former maintenance worker and butler, Juan Alessi.
Alessi told Roberts’ lawyers in a sworn deposition that Maxwell had an album full of photos of young girls including some who were topless.
‘She had an album full of photographs of people, young girls,’ he said in the 2016 deposition. ‘And I remember that she had. Like a hobby… It was some girls were topless [sic], taking the sun.’
Maxwell shared her alleged twisted hobby for nude ‘art’ with pedophile Epstein who had photos of naked girls and women – including Maxwell – plastered all over his mansion.
Alessi also claimed in his deposition that he discovered sex toys including a ‘double-ended dildo’ in the massage room of Epstein’s Palm Beach mansion.
The 70-year-old, who worked for Epstein from 1990 to 2002, claimed that ‘probably over 100’ alleged massage therapists came to Epstein’s Palm Beach home.