When one of our friends approves someone, our opinion of that person positively changes. The phenomenon that helped Ghislaine Maxwell break into the high society circles of New York Society. She is known to be close to Prince Andrew, Duke of York. It serves as a ‘mark of approval’ for Ghislaine.
Ghislaine Maxwell belongs to an initially well-off family of France. Her entire life turned upside down when her father was convicted of a vast pension fraud after his death in 1991.
Maxwell then moved to the United States and became a close associate of Jeffrey Epstein. However, she soon became a prized guest in New York’s high society parties. She was not only a present in the parties, but she was “right in the middle of the action.” But the question,’ how did someone with such shady past manage to be a part of high society circles,’ still hangs in the air.
The only possible explanation of these mysterious turn of events is Ghislaine’s ties to the royalty of New York. When the rest of the wealthy section of the society noticed that the Duke of York hangs out with Ghislaine, their views of her took a positive turn.
But this attention did not dish out well for Ghislaine. Her connections with Epstein became her undoing. The prosecutors have accused her of helping Epstein in the sex trafficking of under-age girls. She is currently in a Detention Centre in Brooklyn. Since every connection that helped her success is under question, the prosecutors have invited Duke of York to court.
Ghislaine was born and raised in France in a well-off family. She spent her entire childhood with her family at Headington Hall in Oxford. Her father, Robert Maxwell, was a scholar who found a publishing company called Pergamon Press. Ghislaine worked under her father until his death in 1991 when his pension fraud became public knowledge. Her two brothers declared bankruptcy, and she came to the United States.
Maxwell founded an ocean-advocacy group, The TerraMar Project, in 2012. Things started going south for Ghislaine and her company when in 2019, law court summoned her close ally, Epstein, for sex trafficking in 2019. She officially shut down her company following the charges and stopped making public appearances. She was arrested by the FBI on July 2, 2020, and charged with sex trafficking of minors and perjury.
Prince Andrew, Duke of New York
Prince Andrew was born in the British royal family on February 19, 1960. He is the third child of Prince Phillip and Queen Elizabeth II. He served as a helicopter pilot in the Royal family and went on multiple missions during the Falklands War. The Prince got married to Sarah Ferguson in 1960 and has two daughters.
In November 2019, Prince suspended his duties following which he received intense adverse reactions from the public. The heat was a result of the sexual allegations against him. His career as a Royal Navy pilot came to an end in July 2020; when he announced that he would altogether resign from his public roles. All of these events came as a result of his ties with Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell.