Ghislaine Maxwell ‘being sued for £20million fortune by Jeffrey Epstein victim’… and more could follow

GHISLAINE Maxwell is being sued for her £20million fortune by a victim of Jeffrey Epstein, it has been claimed.

A victim of the disgraced paedophile financier has launched legal proceedings for damages in the US against the British socialite.

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A legal expert now believes this could open the floodgates for other claims to be made.

Maxwell, 58, was arrested last week when armed FBI agents stormed her Tuckedaway property in New Hampshire.

She now faces six charges, including the trafficking of minors for sex and is being held in a maximum security prison in Brooklyn, New York.

Maxwell faces up to 35 years in jail if convicted.

Maxwell is due in court via video link on Tuesday, July 14, accused of procuring three underage girls for Epstein between 1994 and 1997 and having sex with them herself. 

She has not entered a plea but strongly denies any allegations of sexual misconduct made against her.

A legal source told The Mirror: “We expect an avalanche of cases to come forward now.

“Many more women who were abused by Epstein are coming forward and many more are on the verge of having the courage to do so.

"These women allege Maxwell was Epstein’s chief ­facilitator and believe she should bear responsibility for her actions.”

The woman at the centre of this claim is said not to be part of the criminal case.

The indictment lists claims from three women, one who was 14 at the time of the alleged abuse between 1994 and 1997, that Maxwell helped recruit them for Epstein’s alleged sex-trafficking scheme.

One Epstein victim, Virginia Giuffre, 36, claims Prince Andrew, a former friend of Epstein and Maxwell, had sex with her when she was 17.

Prince Andrew has always denied the allegation.

US Attorney General William Barr has said the FBI wanted to talk to the Prince in connection with the allegations.

US prosecutors and lawyers for Prince Andrew have been sniping at one another across the Atlantic – with each saying the other side was to blame for the duke’s failure to participate in the Epstein sex trafficking probe.

Barr also vowed that Maxwell will not be allowed to die in jail like her ex-lover Epstein.

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