Ghislaine Maxwell Sues Jeffrey Epstein’s Estate

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: Kristy Caylor, Esperanza Spalding and Ghislaine Maxwell attend day 1 of the 4th Annual WIE Symposium at Center 548 on September 20, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)
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Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite who allegedly operated as Jeffrey Epstein’s “madam” in procuring underage girls for sexual predation, has filed a civil lawsuit against the deceased criminal’s estate, seeking the recoupment of her mounting legal bills.

Maxwell, who is reportedly under federal investigation for her alleged role in Epstein’s child sex trafficking activities, alleges that the once-high flying investor made “clear and unambiguous” promises to provide her with financial assistance, read court filings in the United States Virgin Islands.

“Maxwell reasonably and justifiably relied on Epstein’s promises and put her trust in Epstein that he would fulfill his promises,” reads the lawsuit the filed in Superior Court in St. Thomas last week.

Maxwell’s U.S. Virgin Islands-based attorney, Kyle Waldner, did not reply to a request for comment for ABC News and other media outlets.

Since Epstein’s death on August 10, Maxwell’s whereabouts are still currently unknown. Over the summer, Maxwell’s friend and lawyer, Leah Saffian, reportedly staged a photo of her eating at In-n-Out burger while reading The Book of Honor: The Secret Lives and Deaths of CIA Operatives.

The Daily Mail reported of the photo: “According to the photograph’s metadata, reviewed by DailyMail.com, the photograph is tagged with ‘Meadowgate’. Metadata provides information about the rights of the photograph to users. Saffian is president of Meadowgate Media Investments Inc, according to public records. The In-N-Out burger joint picture was published by the New York Post on Thursday after they obtained it from Saffian, 60.”

Other reports have claimed that Maxwell is in France living and living with businessman Scott Borgerson in Massachusetts; however, he has told reporters that the claim is false. Maxwell has yet to make a public statement since Epstein’s suicide in his New York City jail cell.

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