UPDATE: From December 10th you can hear exclusive updates of Ghislaine Maxwell's trial in New York with our brand new podcast Hunting Ghislaine: The Trial, exclusively on Global Player - https://www.globalplayer.com/podcasts/42Ktor/
Ghislaine Maxwell is the daughter of a disgraced billionaire and the former partner of a super-rich paedophile who killed himself while awaiting trial for sex trafficking.
After hiding for almost a year, she now finds herself facing multiple charges for helping Jeffrey Epstein sexually exploit and abuse under-age women which could lead to her spending the rest of her life in gaol.
In this new podcast series, Hunting Ghislaine, reporter John Sweeney investigates a fairy story which happens the wrong way round, of how a princess ends up accused of being the monster and no-one at all ends up happily ever after. First Episode available 19th November.
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The final episode in the series looks at the dark fairy tale that is the life of Ghislaine Maxwell.
She started out a rich and beautiful princess.
She is now ina rat-infested cell in a New York prison known as The Tombs, awaiting trial on charges she denies.
How could the fairy tell end like this, or is this the end?
The Lady Vanishes
In 2019 Epstein is arrested and then dies in prison. The authorities say suicide, some suspect that he did not kill himself.
And Ghislaine? She vanishes.
How is it possible to disappear in the twenty first century?
In this episode we hear from a former FBI Special Agent who explains how people can hide and how they can be caught.
Prince Andrew can’t explain why a photo of him exists with his arm around the waist of Virginia Roberts Giuffre, then 17, with Ghislaine looking on inside her mews flat in London.
However, he does explain why he stayed in Epstein’s Manhattan mansion in 2010 after the American had been convicted of having sex with an under-age girl. But he’s viewed by many as unconvincing.
In this episode we look at what possible favours passed between those allegedly involved?
The Black Book
Ghislaine Maxwell’s address book is packed with the names of the rich, famous and powerful.
But how did no one know what was happening behind the scenes?
Did Ghislaine’s black book and her friendships with the likes of Donald Trump who said: “I wish her well” and Bill Clinton provide an aura of respectability that prevented proper scrutiny?
Flawed but interesting
Told in a slightly hyperbolic style, the host can't resist trotting out endless "take a listen to this witness at her utter shock" or "you can hear the panic in his voice" and i don't hear anything. I mean the revelations are unsettling, you don't have to add jewelry. Also the "chats with my producer" are quite transparently a device to shape the story, and are sort of like what true crime shows on cable rely on- a fluffy bridge to the next part of the story. All these things are needless. Its almost like they aren't really schooled in podcasting, more tv tabloid journalism. Other than these flaws, its very informative and pretty much nails Epstein and Ghislaine to the wall along with Prince Andrew. What surprises me is that they must have really thought they would get away with it.
Great broadcast/podcast/podcast Must listen
This is a must listen! I enjoyed the style of John Sweeney's reporting .
He is a very gifted storyteller, and I'm so glad I stumbled upon this podcast. Sweeney is succinct, thorough , thoughtful and obviously well researched on this case. He throws out information that I was unaware of despite reading so many articles and listening to several podcast regardingGuislain, Epstein and the many other major player's involved in this horrific case. Its hard to wrap my head around the fact that this went on as long as it did with so few people calling them out.
So many people listed in "little black book" that took me by surprise! makes me wonder if this was a list of clients that used them to satisfy their sadistic behaviors, or a blackmail list? Some listed there i was not surprised at all, others just blew me away.
In any case, the victim's deserve to be heard, and gain some justice and restitution for the horrors of Ghislain and others who used, abused and took away their childhood innocence.
Thank you for the time and research put into this podcast, very informative.
I look forward to hearing how this plays out. Hopefully there is a happy ending for those who have suffered so long waiting for justice.
I like this podcast but I’m not downloading Global Player