Ghislaine Maxwell’s husband known as her a “fantastic and loving individual” in a letter asking a federal choose to log out on a $28.5 million bail bundle, in line with newly launched court docket papers.
“I’ve by no means witnessed something near inappropriate with Ghislaine,” wrote tech CEO Scott Borgerson in a letter hooked up to the bail utility. “Fairly on the contrary, the Ghislaine I do know is an excellent and loving individual.”
Though Borgerson’s title is redacted, it has been broadly reported that he’s her husband.
In a determined bid to get Maxwell sprung from federal lockup, Borgerson, 44, agreed to co-sign a $22.5 million bond that represents the couple’s complete web price, in line with the submitting.
Seven of the British socialite’s family and friends members have stepped ahead to signal one other $5 million price of bonds to assist safe her launch to residence confinement with digital monitoring.
The bail utility, which included greater than a dozen letters of assist, was filed Dec. 4 in Manhattan federal court docket and unsealed on Monday.
After Maxwell’s arrest in July, US District Decide Alison Nathan rejected her $5 million bail bundle, calling her a critical flight danger and her monetary disclosures murky. On the time, Maxwell, 58, wouldn’t reveal her husband’s title.
Within the three-page letter, Borgerson wrote that “ferocious media aggression” prevented him from coming ahead as a co-signer of her first bail utility.
Their idyllic life in an oceanfront mansion in Manchester-by-the-sea, Mass., was torn aside after Epstein’s arrest and subsequent suicide in custody whereas awaiting trial on sex-trafficking prices, he wrote. An explosion of intense media scrutiny quickly adopted.
“It’s onerous to speak in phrases the sensation of being stalked, spied upon and trapped by fixed, 24/7 media intrusion,” wrote the divorced father of two. His kids thought of Maxwell their “proxy mom” and had been shocked and heartbroken when she was arrested, a household spokesman informed the DailyMail.
Borgerson mentioned he was conscious of Maxwell’s earlier relationship with Epstein, however had by no means met nor communicated with the pedophile financier.
“I consider that Ghislaine had nothing to do with Epstein’s crimes,” he wrote within the letter, which was liberally redacted.
The bail utility says that Maxwell had a web price of roughly $20.2 million in 2015. After the couple tied the knot, Maxwell “transferred nearly all of her belongings right into a belief managed by her partner” and a person whose title is withheld.
In 2019, all belongings within the belief, then price $22.5 million, had been distributed to Borgerson, the submitting says.
On the time of her arrest, she informed pretrial providers that her belongings totaled simply $3.8 million, in line with the movement.
The daughter of disgraced media titan Robert Maxwell is charged in a six-count indictment with recruiting and grooming women and girls to be abused by her and Epstein within the ‘90s.
She’s been locked up for the final 5 months on the Metropolitan Detention Heart in Brooklyn, the place she has complained of dramatic weight and hair loss from a poor weight loss program and crippling stress.