- Ghislaine Maxwell, 57, has been hiding out at a secluded $3M oceanfront property in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal
- The property is owned by her tech CEO boyfriend Scott Borgerson, 43, who has been seen running errands in the area and walking Maxwell’s dog
- The British socialite was a long-time consort of Jeffrey Epstein and the alleged procurer of victims in his underage sex trafficking ring
- Maxwell hasn’t been seen publicly in three years and hasn’t left the home amid new focus on Epstein’s alleged co-conspirators following his apparent suicide on Saturday
- ‘She’s become a real homebody, rarely ventures out. She’s the antithesis of the woman who traveled extensively and partied constantly with Epstein,’ a source familiar with Maxwell’s new life exclusively told DailyMail.com
- 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
- In July, Maxwell filed a request to stop the unsealing of 2,000 pages connected to a defamation lawsuit filed against her by Virginia Giuffre, who has accused Epstein of keeping her as a sex slave when she was a teenager
- Giuffre claimed Maxwell directed her to have sex with people including former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, former U.S. Senator George Mitchell, modeling agent Jean Luc Brunel and financier Glenn Dubin
- Maxwell called the claims ‘entirely false’ and the case was settled out of court
Ghislaine Maxwell, long-time consort of Jeffrey Epstein and the alleged procurer of victims in his underage sex trafficking ring, has been laying low in a New England beach town, DailyMail.com has learned exclusively.
Maxwell, 57, is in a relationship with Scott Borgerson, 43, and has been living with him at his secluded oceanfront property at the end of a long private road in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts.
The British socialite has been loath to leave the $3 million mansion, a source told DailyMail.com amid heightened focus on Epstein’s alleged co-conspirators following the convicted pedophile’s apparent suicide on Saturday.
‘She’s become a real homebody, rarely ventures out. She’s the antithesis of the woman who traveled extensively and partied constantly with Epstein,’ said a source familiar with Maxwell’s new life.
Maxwell was a long-time consort of Jeffrey Epstein (pictured together in 2005) and an alleged procurer of victims in his underage sex trafficking ring.
Little was known of Maxwell’s whereabouts since she was last seen publicly three years ago as a multitude of reports claimed she had been living abroad, perhaps in London.
Her former townhouse on the Upper East Side of Manhattan was sold for $15 million in 2016, by a company with the same address as Epstein’s New York office.
The spotlight has now swung to Maxwell, and other alleged co-conspirators of Epstein, following the convicted pedophile’s apparent suicide in a Manhattan jail cell on Saturday.
Attorney General Bill Barr issued a stark warning to Epstein’s cronies on Monday and made clear that federal investigators were coming for them.
‘Let me assure you that this case will continue on against anyone who was complicit with Epstein. Any co-conspirators should not rest easy,’ Barr said. ‘The victims deserve justice and they will get it.’
Epstein, 66, was accused of arranging for girls, some as young as 14, to perform nude ‘massages’ and other sex acts, and of paying some of those girls to recruit others, between 2002 and 2005.
Epstein had employees who helped bring him girls, prosecutors have said, though none have been criminally charged.
Maxwell, 57, described as the ‘madam of the house’ by a former housekeeper at Epstein’s mansion in Palm Beach, Florida, has strenuously denied any wrongdoing but reports now suggest she may be ready to co-operate with the authorities.
However, following Epstein’s death, legal sources have said that many of those deals could now be off the table.
Former federal prosecutor, Jacob S. Frenkel, told the AP: ‘Those who had leverage as potential cooperators in the case now find themselves as the primary targets.
‘They no longer have anyone against whom to cooperate.’
Maxwell’s lawyer, Jeff Pagliuca, has not responded to requests for an interview with Maxwell by DailyMail.com.
Maxwell has not been seen publicly in around three years since she faded from the New York social scene she once reveled in with Epstein. In the wake of Epstein’s apparent suicide on Saturday, the spotlight has now swung to Maxwell, and other alleged co-conspirators of Epstein.
She’s become a real homebody, rarely ventures out. She’s the antithesis of the woman who traveled extensively and partied constantly with Epstein,’ said a source familiar with Maxwell’s new life.
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 property is owned by tech CEO and maritime academic Dr Scott Borgerson.
Borgerson was seen by DailyMail.com in July running errands in the affluent community of Manchester-by-the-Sea, a half-hour drive from Boston.
Later, he was seen walking Maxwell’s dog on Boston Common near his apartment where he lives during the week while running his company, Cargometrics, an investment management firm that specializes in analyzing data on global shipping.
The former Coast Guard officer, is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He was married and is believed to have two children.
Borgerson declined to comment on his relationship with Maxwell when contacted by DailyMail.com
Maxwell has not been seen publicly in around three years since she faded from the New York social scene she once reveled in with Epstein.
The British aristocrat facilitated Epstein’s entry to the rarefied worlds of royalty, politics and celebrity, cementing his friendships with Prince Andrew, Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Woody Allen, to name a few.
Maxwell is the youngest child of the late newspaper magnate Robert Maxwell. She attended the boarding school Marlborough College in Wiltshire, England, a favorite of the British elite, and went on to study at Oxford University.
In her twenties, she was a well-known face on London’s social scene and founded the Kit Kat Club, an alternative to the old-school-tie network for high-powered women.
She worked for her father’s newspaper, The European, and as the director of Oxford United Football Club while her father was owner.
Maxwell and Epstein partied with Donald Trump and Melania at Mar-A-Lago (pictured in 2000) and threw lavish dinners at Epstein’s Upper East Side townhouse, attended by Woody Allen, Katie Couric, Chelsea Handler, David Blaine and Google co-founder Sergey Brin, among others.
Maxwell operated as part-girlfriend, part-employee, orchestrating Epstein’s social life. Epstein supported Maxwell and helped her remain in the social position she had grown accustom to from her upbringing. Pictured: Epstein and Maxwellwith actress Carol Mack in 1995 in NYC.
In 1991, Robert Maxwell drowned in mysterious circumstances after falling off his yacht named the Lady Ghislaine.
It emerged that his newspaper empire was built on the proceeds of epic criminality, which had seen him defraud its pension fund of almost half a billion pounds.
Vilified in the UK, where Robert Maxwell’s victims were angered by the lavish lifestyle his family had enjoyed at their expense, his youngest daughter relocated to New York, where she took up residence in a small apartment, and set about re-inventing herself.
In the early Nineties, she took up with Epstein, a Gatsby-like financial whiz, who reportedly only managed the money of clients who could invest $1 billion. His sole publicly-named client is Les Wexner, the owner of L Brands which includes Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works.
Maxwell operated as part-girlfriend, part-employee, orchestrating Epstein’s social life. Epstein supported Maxwell and helped her remain in the social position she had grown accustom to from her upbringing.
‘Ghislaine floated in and out of the house with the keys, and even though Jeffrey told me they didn’t have a sexual relationship, she’d drop under her breath that she was sleeping in his bed from time to time’ one Epstein ex-girlfriend told Vanity Fair this week.
The pair partied with Donald Trump and Melania at Mar-A-Lago and threw lavish dinners at Epstein’s Upper East Side townhouse, attended by Woody Allen, Katie Couric, Chelsea Handler, David Blaine and Google co-founder Sergey Brin, among others.
The jet-setting financier also hobnobbed with Trump allies Wilbur Ross, Steve Mnuchin and Rudy Giuliani at a Hamptons film screening in 2010, just two months after his release from prison in Florida.
It was revealed on Monday that Epstein bragged last year to a New York Times columnist about having ‘dirt’ on his rich and powerful associates.
Virginia Roberts Giuffre, (pictured), claimed she was one of Jeffrey Epstein’s sex slaves. She claims Maxwell instructed her to have sexual relations with several high-profile businessmen.
Giuffre says she was just 16 years old when she was recruited to work for Epstein. In court documents, a former boyfriend alleges that she told him she took part in threesomes with Epstein and Maxwell.
Giuffre alleges that she was intimate with Prince Andrew on multiple occasions. She is pictured with Prince Andrew and Maxwell at Maxwell’s London townhouse in 2001. Prince Andrew has denied these claims.
‘The overriding impression I took away from our roughly 90-minute conversation was that Mr Epstein knew an astonishing number of rich, famous and powerful people, and had photos to prove it,’ Times staffer James B. Stewart wrote.
He also claimed to know a great deal about these people, some of it potentially damaging or embarrassing, including details about their supposed sexual proclivities and recreational drug use.’
In 2008, Epstein was offered a secret deal to avoid federal prosecution and pleaded guilty to state charges of soliciting an underage girl for sex.
As part of that deal, federal prosecutors agreed not to charge ‘any potential co-conspirators of Epstein’.
He served 13 months in county jail in Palm Beach, Florida and registered as a sex offender. During his sentence, he was allowed to work from his office most days.
The deal was cut by Alex Acosta, then U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida. He resigned from his current role as Trump’s Secretary of Labor in the fallout from the Epstein case.
On July 6, FBI investigators broke down the doors of Epstein’s $77 million New York home after he was arrested on his private jet at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey following a flight from Paris.
A search of Epstein’s home turned up hundreds of pictures of nude women, some of them minors, along with cash, diamonds, valuable art and an expired Austrian passport with Epstein’s face but someone else’s name, claiming Saudi Arabia as place of residence, according Geoffrey Berman, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York.
Maxwell is alleged to be one of the main players in a network of recruiters and enablers who provided Epstein with those underage girls to sexually abuse.
In July, Maxwell filed a request with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit asking them to reconsider a decision made earlier in the month to unseal 2,000 pages connected to a civil defamation lawsuit filed against her by Virginia Giuffre, who has accused Epstein of keeping her as a sex slave when she was a teenager.