Sometime in May, five months after Robert Maxwell purchases the New York Daily News, he flies his daughter Ghislaine Maxwell to New York to act as his representative. Then he turns the plane around and flies to Moscow. Six months later, he is murdered.
Sometime between May 1991 and November 1992, likely after her father’s death, Ghislaine begins working with Jeffrey Epstein. Court documents unsealed in 2019 include an interview with an Epstein accountant who claims that Robert Maxwell was one of the first (if not the first) primary funders of Epstein’s sex trafficking life.
Photograph: Associated Press, Chris Ison