Excerpts from a longer article
Ghislaine Maxwell allegedly turned an intuitive female bond into a tool for abuse
Washington Post - Perspectives July 2, 2020
Women with male health-care providers are accustomed to their medical appointments becoming three-person productions. You, the doctor, and a female nurse or technician, whose job is to bear witness. She’s in the room to make sure the doctor doesn’t do anything to you. She’s in the room to make sure you don’t falsely accuse the doctor. She’s there for your safety.
On Thursday, Jeffrey Epstein’s onetime girlfriend and associate Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested in New Hampshire, 11 months after the disgraced financier died by suicide in jail. Her indictment was made public, and over 18 pages her alleged role in Epstein’s sex trafficking scheme becomes clear. She was, allegedly, a twisted version of the woman in the room. She was there, allegedly, to serve a role in a three-person production: to make girls feel safe, so they could instead be abused.
Maxwell, 58, would allegedly take “Minor Victim 1” on shopping trips or to the movies. She would ask about “school, her classes, her family.” And then, the indictment reads, Maxwell “sought to normalize inappropriate and abusive conduct by among other things, undressing in front of Minor Victim and being present when Minor Victim undressed in front of Epstein.”
Minor Victim 1 was 14 years old.
“Maxwell’s presence during minor victims’ interactions with Epstein, including interactions where the minor victim was undressed or that involved sex acts with Epstein,” the indictment alleges, “helped put the victims at ease because an adult woman was present.”
It would have been, in other words, a horrifying scheme exploiting an intuitive solidarity. It would have relied on perverting all the safety tips young women are taught as they prepare to enter a world that can be unsafe for them: Go in pairs. Bring a female friend. Are you in trouble? Look for another woman, one who could be your mom.
Ghislaine Maxwell is no victim. But did she fear Epstein's rejection?
Her accusers paint a picture of a woman who would do anything to please
Barbara Ellen The Guardian Saturday July 4th 2020
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So, Ghislaine Maxwell has finally been dragged out of her salubrious New Hampshire hidey-hole and accused, among other charges, of assisting Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual abuse of minors – recruiting and grooming girls known to be underage. Now it’s all about whether Maxwell (who has previously denied wrongdoing) will choose to “co-operate”, coughing up big names.
Away from legality, one can only wonder, what brought Maxwell here?
There’s usually an element of witch burning whenever a woman is involved, and, with Epstein dead (found hanged in his cell last August), this looks set to be true for Maxwell. Arguably, however, she deserves only as much compassion as she gave the victims. By their accounts, she was a female friend/comforter turned predator. In an echo of how Myra Hindley lured children into cars for Ian Brady, Maxwell’s older female presence would have calmed those brought in to “massage” Epstein. That’s why she kept up the grotesque “motherly” soothing routines (stroking faces and backs) to pacify frightened girls as the sexual situation escalated, sometimes with Maxwell involved, it is alleged.
Same with all that big-sister “concern” about their finances and schooling. This is grooming 101: “It can’t be abuse when I care about you so much.”
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/06/2020 12:10AM by corboy.