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Ghislaine Maxwell Speaks Out From Prison For First Time

Ghislaine Maxwell Speaks Out From Prison For First Time

The alleged sex offender has opened up about the conditions of her New York jail.

Ghislaine Maxwell claims she has stopped showering because the 'creepy' prison guards stare at her.

Speaking out for the first time about her time in prison, the alleged sex offender has reportedly described the hellish conditions at Brooklyn's Metropolitan Detention Center.

She is accused of being the right-hand woman to paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, who was found dead in jail two years ago.

The 59-year-old has pleaded not guilty to all charges of helping Epstein recruit and sexually abuse countless teenage girls from 1994 to 2004.

And discussing her time behind bars, Maxwell has claimed rats would visit her while she went to the toilet by an open sewer and guards would watch her shower.

Maxwell says she can't shower because of 'creepy' guards.

She told the Mail on Sunday: "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."

She added: "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."

Last week, Maxwell was denied bail for the fourth time ahead of her trial later this month.

Her attorney, Bobbi Sternheim, tried to argue in their fourth bail application that the defendant has been 'subjected to physical and emotional abuse by jail guards', according to NBC.

She is accused of being Epstein's right-hand woman.

They also tried to claim that Maxwell has been living in 'poor and unsanitary living conditions' while in prison and said the facility has been providing 'insufficient nutrition' and she has been suffering from 'sleep deprivation'.

Prosecutors hit back at the claims and said the bail application 'turns to rhetoric and anecdotes better suited to tabloids than briefs. Where legal arguments can be found, they are cursory and unpersuasive'.

US District Judge Alison J. Nathan said the nature of the charges against Maxwell, as well as her extreme risk of fleeing once in home detention, were enough grounds to knock back the submission for bail.

The 59-year-old will stand trial on sex offence charges.

He did, however, confirm that Maxwell will be transported to her trial 'in a way that is humane, proper, and consistent with security protocols'.

That was based on Sternheim's allegation that the defendant was brought from her Brooklyn federal facility to the courthouse last week six hours early and a security guard had to prod her to wake up.

Maxwell's high-profile trial is due to begin at the end of this month (November 29) and her legal team has given a tiny glimpse at what they will attempt to do to convince the jury she's innocent.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell, US News, New York, crime, Prison, court