(ReliableNews.org) – Ghislaine Maxwell didn’t long for anything in her life. The British socialite grew up with a father who amassed an obscene amount of wealth. However, a new documentary claims her ambitious father is the reason she fell for convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
In the new Discovery+docuseries, “Chasing Ghislaine,” journalist Vicky Ward explores Maxwell’s warped relationships with her father, Robert Maxwell, and Jeffrey Epstein. Ward told The New York Post Maxwell was desperate to be like her dad, a billionaire media tycoon. She reportedly idolized her father even though descriptions characterized him as ruthless at home and in business. The journalist explains Maxwell’s apparent “daddy issues” are incredibly important to understand when trying to figure out why “Epstein would have been so extraordinarily compelling to her.”
Ward alleges a friend of Maxwell’s told her she didn’t have to put up with Epstein’s relationships with other women. The accused sex trafficker told her friend, “Yes, I do. My father taught me you do whatever it takes to keep your man.”
Epstein reportedly committed suicide in a federal prison in 2019 while awaiting trial on trafficking charges.
Maxwell’s trial began on Monday, November 29. If convicted, the British socialite faces up to 35 years in prison for allegedly procuring underage girls for Epstein and helping him traffic them to older, wealthy men.
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