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Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell: their relationship is the subject of a new Sky Documentaries series

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Ghislaine Maxwell: Epstein’s Shadow

Today, 9.00pm, Sky Documentaries

Jeffrey Epstein’s career as a socialite and serial sex offender ended in his death in a prison cell in New York in 2019. His wide social circle included presidents and princes, some of them now tainted by their association with him. This three-part series looks at the woman with whom he had a particularly close relationship, Ghislaine Maxwell, daughter of the vastly wealthy Robert Maxwell who was found drowned near his yacht in 1991. Maxwell was charged last year in the US with the crimes of enticement of minors and sex trafficking of underage girls. EK