Ghislaine Maxwell Proposes New Bail Deal of $28.5 Million

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Ghislaine Maxwell on Monday proposed a $28.5 million bail deal and again proclaimed her innocence in an effort to be released from a New York jail.

Maxwell said she and her husband would post $22.5 million of the deal, while friends and family have guaranteed the rest.

Maxwell, 58, has pleaded not guilty to helping Jeffrey Epstein recruit and groom underage girls as young as 14 to engage in illegal sexual acts in the mid-1990s, and not guilty to perjury for having denied involvement under oath.

Maxwell has been at Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn since July, where she was quarantined when a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. The bail proposal suggests living under home confinement with an acquaintance in New York City with 24-hour security and electronic monitoring.

Her lawyers said Maxwell has suffered weight and hair loss, been subjected to repeated and invasive searches, and lacks adequate protection from COVID-19, which now affects 80 inmates and staff.

Prosecutors have until December 16 to respond to the bail application.

Reuters