Ghislaine Maxwell Donated to Hospital Where Epstein Victim Was Treated, Filings Show

August 19, 2019 Updated: August 19, 2019

British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell—who has been referred to as convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s purported madam—made a charitable donation to a hospital that treated an alleged teenage victim of Epstein.

Tax filings published by ProPublica and reviewed by The Epoch Times found that on May 2, 2007, Maxwell donated $1,000 to the New York-Presbyterian Hospital, the same place where one of Epstein’s accusers, Virginia Giuffre, claimed she was treated after being sexually assaulted by Epstein.

Maxwell made the contribution through her private foundation called “Max Foundation TR,” which was created in 1996. Maxwell was listed as the trustee. The tax filings came from the foundation.

A day before Epstein was found dead in his cell, nearly 2,000 pages of documents relating to him were unsealed, including claims from Giuffre that she was directed by Maxwell to have sex with a number of rich and powerful men, including Epstein. The documents listed new names allegedly involved in Epstein’s trafficking ring and more information on the role Maxwell played. Giuffre’s lawsuit against Maxwell ended in both sides agreeing to settle in 2017 for an undisclosed sum.

In those unsealed documents, a section titled “New York Presbyterian Hospital Records” detailed how Giuffre had “provided extensive medical records in this case, including medical records from the time when Defendant was sexually abusing and trafficking her.”

According to the documents, Giuffre produced records supporting her claims that she was sexually abused in New York. The documents said that the abuse resulted “in both Defendant and Epstein taking Plaintiff to New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York while she was a minor.”

“The dates on the hospital records show she was seventeen years old” at the time of the alleged abuse, the documents stated.

Giuffre also said she was “forced to have sexual relations” with Prince Andrew in Maxwell’s apartment in London and that Maxwell “facilitated” the sex “by acting as a ‘madame’ for Epstein.” A 2001 photo shows Prince Andrew with his hand around Giuffre’s waist and Maxwell standing behind them.

Maxwell has previously denied Giuffre’s claims. She hasn’t been charged with any crimes. According to court documents, Epstein sexually exploited and abused dozens of minor girls at his homes in New York City and in Palm Beach, Florida, among other locations.

Jeffery Greco, a New York criminal defense lawyer and former prosecutor previously told The Epoch Times that Maxwell would be prosecutors’ next main target.

“She’s going down,” Greco said on Aug. 14. “She’s going to take everybody with her.”

Charitable Donations

The tax filings show Maxwell usually made a few donations to various organizations each year.

One of her bigger donations, $2,500, was made to the “Clinton Library and Foundation” on July 16, 2003.

Former President Bill Clinton had visited Epstein’s private island in the U.S. Virgin Islands, according to the latest unsealed documents. Clinton flew on Epstein’s jet, infamously dubbed the “Lolita Express,” at least 26 times, according to flight records. In a July statement, Clinton denied ever visiting the island and said he had only traveled on the plane four times.

President Donald Trump suggested reporters look into whether Clinton visited the island, telling reporters on Aug. 13, “If you find that out, you’re going to know a lot.”

Maxwell, through her foundation, also donated $350 to an organization called “Girls Educational and Mentoring Services” on April 15, 2008. According to its website, the organization serves “as the nation’s leading organization for empowering commercially sexually exploited and domestically trafficked girls and young women.”

In 2008, Epstein pleaded guilty to one charge of procuring a minor for prostitution. He served 13 months in prison, but was allowed to leave for up to 16 hours, six days a week, to work from his Palm Beach office. He also had to register as a sex offender.

The New York City Medical Examiner’s office concluded on Aug. 16 that Epstein died by suicide from hanging. Epstein’s lawyers say they are “not satisfied” with the results and have vowed to conduct their own investigation into his death.

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