DailyMail reports Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘madam’ Ghislaine Maxwell is trying to get cash from the dead child molester’s estate to pay off her legal fees.
Maxwell has filed paperwork in the US Virgin Islands for a piece of the disgraced financier’s estimated $636 million estate, because, she says, he promised to pay for her lawyers.
The 58-year-old British socialite — who has been in hiding for months —made the claim on Friday, five days before Wednesday’s deadline for such a claim, according to the New York Times.
Maxwell wants the money to pay for legal expenses for suits from women who say she procured them to give sexual services to Epstein while they were still teenagers.
In her suit, Maxwell describes herself as a longtime employee who had ‘a legal and special relationship’ with Epstein, who was found dead in his cell in New York last August.
She says she ‘incurred significant legal fees, personal security costs and other expenses due to her work for several of Epstein’s businesses between 1999 and 2006.
She said she managed Epstein’s homes in the Virgin Islands, New York, Paris, Florida and New Mexico. The suit says she also worked for his C.O.U.Q. Foundation.
Maxwell also claims that before his death he had told her he would pay all her legal fees in lawsuits where she was named as a defendant.
She says she sent Epstein’s estate a letter last November demanding indemnification of those costs, saying Epstein had put it in writing that he wanted to pay her costs.
She says the estate has so far not honored that commitment.
The Times says the lawsuit was filed by the law firm Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, which has an office in St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands.
The lawsuit did not say where Maxwell is now living.
Last month a judge allowed a lawsuit against her to be filed by email because her accusers had been unable to track her down.
Judge Debra Freeman took the rare step in a federal court in Manhattan.
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