People are accusing Ghislaine Maxwell of “playing mind games” after she was pictured drawing something unsettling during her trial…
TW: This article contains details that some people may find upsetting.
Ghislane Maxwell is currently on trial for allegedly trafficking young girls for convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
However, Maxwell has shown no remorse since the start of her trial and has now proven just how manipulative she truly is, after she was pictured drawing a disturbing image in court.
Scroll on for all the details and to see the drawing for yourself…
Now, Jeffrey Epstein who made a name for himself with elite investment bank Bear Stearns, before founding his own investment firm, was first convicted for a range of crimes in 2005.
Then, in 2008, he was convicted of running an underage p*******tion ring connected to a number of high-powered individuals. Epstein served just thirteen months for this conviction.
From there, it got worse…
On July 6th 2019, Epstein was arrested again for trafficking minors in the states of Florida and New York and was held awaiting trial in a New York prison.
This was a huge breakthrough for many of his victims.
Epstein had managed to get away with vile and criminal acts for the majority of his life, most likely a result of his money and social clout. For his victims, there was finally hope of justice being done.
And many believed his conviction could uncover other high profile and wealthy sex offenders.
Epstein had numerous friends in high places, many of which were known to travel to his elusive island, where the majority of his crimes took place.
One of them controversially being Prince Andrew from the British Royal Family.
Of course, all of Epstein’s high-profile friends have denied any involvement in this scandal, but people aren’t too convinced.
However, before Epstein could dish the dirt on his friends…
He was found dead in his Manhattan prison cell, apparently as a result of hanging.
It was ruled as suicide, though some people aren’t convinced by that.
But because of the nature of his crimes, plus the connections Epstein had to the political and social elite, some have other suspicions about what really happened.
Anyway, in the months following his death, the investigation fell silent.
Progress seemed to be sparse, but then, the release of Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich on Netflix catapulted the whole thing back into the spotlight.
Victims spoke out about what they had endured.
They each gave detailed similar, yet horrifying tales of being assaulted while giving Epstein and his friends “massages”.
It also outlined the involvement of Epstein’s ex-girlfriend and close friend…
Now, in the months following Epstein’s death, Maxwell remained firmly hidden and out of the public eye…
And, at that time, she wasn’t reprimanded or publicly questioned for her involvement in the scandal.
But, it was reported in July 2020 that Maxwell had finally been arrested by the FBI in New Hampshire.
She was taken to a hearing where she was described as a flight risk, so was therefore ordered to remain in custody while being transferred to New York for a detention hearing.
Maxwell was charged with the crimes of enticement of minors and the trafficking of underage girls.
She also faced many other charges.
Including repeatedly lying about her involvement in the trafficking ring during a 2016 deposition.
If found guilty, Maxwell could be facing thirty-five years behind bars though, of course, the disgraced socialite has always remained valiant in her innocence by pleading not guilty.
As you’d expect, Maxwell’s time in prison hasn’t been an easy one.
The former socialite’s lawyer, Bobbi Sternheim, argued that Maxwell is facing tougher jail conditions than inmates convicted of murder or terrorism.
Sternheim said Maxwell is effectively being kept in solitary confinement and is “excessively and invasively” monitored twenty-four hours a day.
Along with video surveillance in her cell, cameras also follow her movements when she is allowed to leave it.
Earlier this year her lawyer spoke out about her jail condition in the hopes that it could gain her some sympathy.
Though it didn’t work as effectively as he’d hoped.
During a court hearing just 2 week prior, Sternheim renewed Maxwell’s request for bail ahead of her trial on November 29th.
In the court documents, she described Maxwell’s jail as “inappropriate,” Yahoo reported.
“The surveillance rivals scenes of Dr. Hannibal Lecter’s incarceration despite the absence of the cage and plastic face guard,” she wrote.
The Guardian added that Sternheim also said that “Maxwell’s conditions of detention for the past 16 months continue to be reprehensible and utterly inappropriate for [a] woman on the cusp of turning 60 with no criminal record or history of violence,” when speaking of her time at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn.
“It is unwarranted, unrelenting, and utterly inappropriate,” Sternheim wrote.
“[She] has been subject to physical and emotional abuse by the correction officers, poor and unsanitary living conditions, insufficient nutrition, difficulties reviewing the millions of legal discovery documents in the case against her, and sleep deprivation.”
Maxwell also spoke out herself.
Maxwell reportedly told the Daily Mail: “I used to take a shower every day but I’ve stopped because of the creepy guards who stand close and stare at me the whole time. I used to go to the loo with an open sewer drain and a friendly rat would regularly visit.”
“I told the guards, but nothing was done until the rat popped out and charged a guard who screamed in terror.”
“Finally, the sewer drain was covered.”
Maxwell has repeatedly appealed for bail…
All have been rejected so far.
But now, the opening arguments of Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial have started.
And she appeared to be pretty relaxed about the situation.
Although she wore a mask throughout the proceedings, Maxwell could be seen laughing and chatting to her defence lawyers…
Which included Leah Saffian, Christian Everdale, and Bobbi Sternheim, who she talked to during the hearing.
And although her relaxed attitued disturbed some, it was one particular gesture that infuriated people…
When she waved…
At one point Ghislaine waved to her sister Isabel Maxwell, who was sitting behind her, up in the public gallery.
Her actions have caused many to feel as though she’s remorseless for the crimes she’s been charged with.
And her strange behaviour has only continued throughout the trial…
As she was pictured drawing, and it has left many feeling unsettled…
It was reported that Maxwell repetedly stared back at the court artist, and drew them as they were sketching her…
In what many have claimed was an attempt to “psyche” them out.
As artist Elizabeth Williams began her sketch on November 1 during the pre-trial, Maxwell appeared to mirror her actions, staring back at her throughout most of the proceedings…
Fellow courtroom artist Jane Rosenberg noticed this strange behavior and began to draw the unsettling event, which many have branded “creepy.”
Speaking to the Sun, Williams said: “It was the first thing she did when she got into court.
“It was like she didn’t think anyone would notice. She stared right at us, and it was definitely an odd moment. Maybe she was trying to psyche us out, or perhaps she was just missing human contact. But whatever the reason, it didn’t creep us out. She’s not exactly an intimidating person!
“The second time she did it, she turned right around to us. It was very deliberate.”
The description of the image which has been shared multiple times on social media, reads…
“Ghislaine Maxwell, the Jeffrey Epstein associate accused of sex trafficking, makes a sketch of court artists during a pre-trial hearing ahead of jury selection, in a courtroom sketch in New York City, U.S.”
Maxwell was also reportedly seen taunting the artists by waving and gesturing to them as soon as the trial began, apparently taking an “instant dislike” to them…
Although Williams has said: “She has stopped doing that over the last few days.
“Trials like this can be very hard on everybody.”
Take a look at the sketch below…
Do you think she was trying to psyche them out?