Many powerful people connected to Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell — including Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew and Leslie Wexner — could be “extremely worried right now” following Maxwell’s arrest — because she wrongly believed they were protecting her.
Steven Hoffenberg, a former business associate of Epstein’s (and who temporarily managed the New York Post in 1993), said: “She’s going to be naming some big names — not only in terms of those who abused underage girls at Epstein’s parties — but also those who made financial agreements with Epstein or benefited from his generosity, including flying on his plane and staying at his homes.”
He said it was a shock for Maxwell to be arrested on charges that she groomed underage women to have sex with the infamous paedophile.
He explained: “Ghislaine thought she was untouchable — that she’d be protected by the intelligence communities she and Jeffrey helped with information: the Israeli intelligence services, and Les Wexner, who has given millions to Israel; by Prince Andrew, President Clinton and even by President Trump, who was well-known to be an acquaintance of her and Epstein’s.”
But another Maxwell associate, Laura Goldman, believes she would protect Prince Andrew and be more likely to talk about the others.
“Andrew helped launch Ghislaine into the New York social scene when she was nothing after the death of her father. She always saw him as a real friend.”
Both Andrew and Trump deny any knowledge of or involvement in underage sex. Clinton has never been accused of such while associating with Epstein, and recently denied a claim that he had an affair with Maxwell. However, he admits he travelled on Epstein’s private plane, known as the Lolita Express.
Victoria’s Secret billionaire Wexner has said Epstein was his money manager, but denied any knowledge of Epstein’s illegal behaviour.
Hoffenberg — said to be Epstein’s mentor, working with him from 1987 to around 1993 — spent 18 years behind bars for a Ponzi scheme that he has claimed Epstein was part of.
He said given Ghislaine’s luxurious lifestyle, “she’s gone from the top of the mountain to the bottom of the sewer. She won’t be able to handle jail — and she’ll immediately start talking to try to get out of it.”
This article originally appeared on The New York Post and was reproduced with permission
Originally published as Ghislaine prepared to snitch on ‘big names’