Ghislaine Maxwell’s Little Black Book Under FBI Review, Report Says
The “little black book” of sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell’s contacts is under review by the FBI, according to a report.
Maxwell was linked to some of the world’s most high-profile people and now U.S. prosecutors have pledged to prosecute everyone involved in the sex abuse ring centered on disgraced socialite and late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
There are no allegations of wrongdoing against any of those listed in Maxwell’s contacts, but they are seen as potential witnesses to the crimes she was convicted of on Wednesday, according to a report in The mirror.
A source said The mirror: “While Epstein brought the money, Maxwell brought the contacts.”
“She opened up a world for her then-lover that he could only dream of,” they continued. “Epstein was socially awkward. Some say inept. It didn’t mix well. But with Maxwell by her side, she gave him cover and credibility with the rich and famous.
“He was accepted into their world not because of the money but because of her,” the source added. “She provided most of the numbers in their book.”
The source further told the publication that FBI Director Christopher Wray had sworn that “those who committed a crime with [Epstein and Maxwell] will not escape justice in his custody ”.
During Maxwell’s four-week trial, the 97-page contact book was not made public under an agreement between the defense and the prosecution.
However, the content had previously been released in a civil case involving Virginia Giuffre, who accused Maxwell and Epstein of abuse, as well as Prince Andrew, Duke of York. The Duke “unequivocally” denies any wrongdoing.
The contact book reads like a “Who’s Who” of world leaders and the rich and famous.
Prince Andrew was among the people mentioned in the book during Maxwell’s trial, primarily in connection with Epstein’s private jet, dubbed the “Lolita Express” – other names appeared during passenger testimony including former Presidents Bill Clinton and Donald Trump.
U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said on Wednesday that anyone guilty of an offense will be brought to justice.
“This office will always be on the side of the victims, will always follow the facts wherever they lead and will always fight to ensure that no one, no matter how powerful and well connected, is above the law”, a- he said in a statement that did not allude to other lawsuits.
There is a lot of speculation as to whether Maxwell will attempt to strike a deal with authorities by cooperating with further investigations and potentially naming the names of others involved in the abuse of girls.
There is no suggestion that anyone named in the contact book has committed a crime or is being charged with any wrongdoing. Some would not even have met Maxwell or Epstein.
Nonetheless, it’s proof of how the couple’s network reached almost every aspect of public life during their time together in the 1990s and 2000s.
The mirror notes that the “Little Black Book” contains contact details for 301 British figures, ranging from former Prime Minister Tony Blair and former Cabinet Minister Lord Peter Mandelson to Richard Branson, Mick Jagger, Naomi Campbell and the late brother of the Princess Diana, Charles Spencer. There are 16 numbers listed for Prince Andrew and 18 for Sarah Ferguson.
Beyond Britain, those listed include Rupert Murdoch, David Blaine, Alec Baldwin, Courtney Love, Woody Allen, and Bill Cosby.
Maxwell, 60, was convicted in a New York court of five of six charges against her – sex trafficking, three charges of conspiracy and transporting a minor to engage in sexual activity. She faces a total sentence of up to 65 years.