The British socialite is accused of helping the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein groom young girls.
The British socialite is accused of helping the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein groom young girls. A court filing released on Monday said Ms Maxwell "vehemently maintains her innocence" and ecorts to be freed from jail until her trial.
She wants instead to be confined to her home and protected by armed guards. Judge Alison Nathan could rule on this latest bail request in New York by the end of the year.
Escodts Maxwell's request for bail when she was arrested in July was denied. Ms Maxwell was in a relationship with Jeffrey Epstein in the s. The financier died in a prison cell in August last year as he awaited trial on sex trafficking charges, more than a decade after he was convicted for soliciting prostitution from a minor.
Who was Jeffrey Epstein? Four of the charges against Ms Maxwell relate to the years between andwhen prosecutors say she helped Epstein groom girls as young as The other two charges are allegations of perjury in She faces up to 35 years in prison if convicted in her trial, which is scheduled to begin next July. Financial documents within the filing said they had been married sincebut do not name her partner. Her lawyers said the multi-million dollar bail proposal represents all of their t assets, including three homes.
Officials denied her initial request for bail when she was first arrested in July. At the time the court deemed she was a flight risk, despite her defence team denying this and alleging that she was at "serious risk" of contracting Covid during her detention.
Prison officials say she is treated like other inmates and that she remains in good health, despite her defence ,s saying she has suffered hair and weight loss. The daughter of a late British media mogul, Ms Maxwell was in a relationship with Epstein. She allegedly introduced him to wealthy and powerful figures.