One of Maxwell’s accusers, Carolyn, shocked the courtroom Tuesday when she said she had seen photos in Epstein’s home of Maxwell with a pregnant belly.
Maxwell is not known to be a mother, and no further details of the alleged pregnancy were given in court.
But one photo in a trove of newly unearthed images is raising eyebrows as it shows Epstein with his hand lovingly on Maxwell’s stomach, adding to the speculation that Maxwell could have been with child at one time.
A never-before-seen photo shows Epstein with his hand on Maxwell’s stomach. Though Maxwell has never been known to be a mother, accuser Carolyn testified Tuesday that she saw a nude photo of Maxwell pregnant
Questions are now swirling about the existence of a lovechild between Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein
One of Maxwell’s accusers, Carolyn, shocked the courtroom Tuesday when she said on the stand she had seen photos in Epstein’s home of Maxwell naked and pregnant
The photo shows Epstein and Maxwell standing on a bridge in front of snowy scenery.
Epstein is wearing a red ski suit while Maxwell is bundled up in a coat and wearing a sweatshirt.
The couple appear in one photo in what appears to be a European city. Ghislaine is seen kissing Jeffrey on the cheek
The pedophile’s hand rests under her coat and on her stomach.
There is no indication of when the photo was taken or where, as the prosecution has provided no details for the images submitted into evidence. However, the couple do look much younger.
The nature of Maxwell and Epstein’s relationship has come under question throughout Maxwell’s trial, with prosecutors characterizing them as ‘partners in crime‘ while others have testified they appeared to be a couple or as having a business relationship.
Epstein and Maxwell wanted to have a child of their own, according to an attorney for Virginia Roberts, one of Epstein’s most vocal alleged victims who claims she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew.
Last year Roberts’ attorney, Bradley Edwards said in his memoir Relentless Pursuit that at the age of 19, Epstein and Maxwell proposed Roberts carry their baby.
‘They told Virginia she would be taken care of for the rest of her life if she would agree to give Epstein and Maxwell a child, although there were some strings attached,’ Edwards wrote.
‘In particular, she would have to sign a contract agreeing that the baby was not her own, but the legal child of Epstein and Maxwell,’ he added.
This further pushes speculation that Epstein and Maxwell wanted a child of their own, and doesn’t rule out the couple could have tried to conceive naturally before turning to a surrogate.
However, the proposal did not go over well with Roberts, according to her lawyer.
‘It was the final straw. She couldn’t bear the thought of Epstein and Maxwell raising her child. She knew she had to escape,’ he wrote.
This is what prompted Roberts to flee to Thailand after three years of alleged abuse in what she called Epstein and Maxwell’s ‘sex cult’.
Epstein and Maxwell wanted to have a child of their own, according to an attorney for Virginia Roberts. She claims the pair asked her to be a surrogate for them
One photo shows Maxwell kissing the pedophile’s cheek with her arms wrapped around him. Many have testified that they believed Epstein and Ghislaine were boyfriend and girlfriend
The jury in Maxwell ‘s trial was shown these photos on Tuesday and speak to the close relationship between the pair, which prosecutors have characterize as ‘partners in crime’
The prosecution submitted dozen of photos into evidence that show Epstein and Maxwell as a loved up couple.
One photo shows Maxwell sunbathing on a yacht and several others show them vacationing in Europe with either of them lovingly gazing at one another.
The never-before-seen photos give an extraordinary insight into the close relationship between the pair as they flaunted their opulent lifestyle.
The striking photos were submitted into evidence in Maxwell’s sex trafficking trial and show the British socialite massaging Epstein’s feet on the Lolita Express, Maxwell kissing the pedophile’s cheek with her arms wrapped around him and another riding on the back of a motorcycle.
The images were obtained during a 2019 FBI raid of Epstein’s Manhattan mansion and offer graphic insight into their high-flying lifestyle, that included trips to exotic locations on helicopters and private jets.
A much younger Maxwell and Epstein are seen on a motorcycle together. The undated photo was submitted into evidence by the prosecution in the sex trafficking case against Maxwell
Prosecutors have characterized Epstein and Maxwell as being ‘partners in crime’. Maxwell is seen in this evidence photo cuddling up to Epstein
Taking the stand earlier on Tuesday, FBI analyst Kimberly Meder identified photos found by the FBI during a 2019 raid of Epstein’s Manhattan mansion.
She testified as the court was shown 19 photos of Epstein and Maxwell found on CDs taken from the Manhattan home.
During cross-examination, Meder said she did not know if the images had been altered.
Also on Tuesday, the court heard from FBI computer analyst Stephen Flatley who talked the jury through hard drives seized during the 2019 FBI raid.
One Microsoft Word document was created in October 2002 by Maxwell on a hard drive for a computer that was registered in Maxwell’s name.
It was not clear who the document was for but appeared to be something Maxwell was writing for somebody else.
The document stated: ‘Jeffrey and Ghislaine have been together, a couple, for the last 11 years. They are, contrary to what people think, rarely apart. I always see them together.
‘Ghislaine is highly intelligent and great company with a ready smile and an infectious laugh.’
The document stated that Maxwell and Epstein ‘share many mutual interests and are a lot of fun together,’ adding that they both had ‘inquisitive minds.’
The document said: ‘Jeffrey and Ghislaine compliment each other really well and I cannot imagine one without the other. On top of being great partners they are also best friends.’
Another Word document on the same hard drive, also created by Maxwell, was an ad she wrote in September 2001.
It read: ‘Help wanted. Are you a massage therapist? Work in Palm Beach home. Excellent pay. Mostly weekends. Please call 351-1000. Leave message.’
The six charges against Maxwell:
Conspiracy to entice minors to travel to engage in illegal sex acts (5 years max sentence)
Enticement of a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts (20 years)
Conspiracy to transport minors with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity (20 years)
Transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity (10 years minimum, life maximum)
Sex Trafficking Conspiracy
Sex Trafficking of a Minor
Ghislaine Maxwell also faces two charges of perjury but those counts are due to be tried after her sex crimes trial.
The charges relate to testimony she gave in 2016 in a defamation case filed against her by Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre.
Prosecutors say Maxwell groomed three girls between 1994 and 1997 for Epstein.
They are not named in the indictment, but she allegedly targeted them in London, Florida, New York and New Mexico.
Maxwell, it is alleged, would befriend the girls by asking them about their life and their schooling. She would put them at ease by taking them to the movies and taking them shopping, winning their trust to later deliver them to Epstein, it’s alleged.
To ‘normalize’ the abuse that would come later, prosecutors say she undressed in front of the girls herself and asked them sexual questions.
She then not only facilitated Epstein abusing them, prosecutors say, but took part in some of it herself.
The alleged sex abuse includes ‘sexualized group massages’.
The indictment also says Maxwell made the girl feel ‘indebted’ to Epstein by encouraging them to take money from him and let him pay for their education and travel