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Ghislaine Maxwell’s Family “Fears for Her Safety” After Accused Epstein Pimp Found Dead in Cell

The family of convicted sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell says they fear for her safety after a man accused of supplying girls to her notorious late pedophile boyfriend, Jeffrey Epstein, was found dead in his cell this week.

French modeling agent Jean-Luc Brunel’s death by hanging in his Paris jail cell bears a suspicious resemblance to the manner in which Epstein himself was also killed — by “suicide” in his Manhattan jail cell in 2019.

So it’s no wonder that Maxwell’s family is a bit concerned about their convict sister as she sits in detention in Brooklyn awaiting sentencing after being convicted in January for grooming underage girls for Epstein to sexually abuse.

“It’s really shocking,” Ian Maxwell, brother to Ghislaine, told The New York Post. “Another death by hanging in a high-security prison. My reaction is one of total shock and bewilderment.”



Brunel was facing charges for rape and sexual harassment and, like, Maxwell, was accused of supplying underage girls to Epstein. He awaiting trial at La Sante prison in Paris and was found hanged by his bedsheets — just like Epstein — early Saturday, as The New York Times reported.

Prison officials told French media that “no breach” was reported and that an investigation has been launched, according to Fox.

Ian Maxwell said he now “fears” for his sister’s safety although he also complained that she’s being woken up every 15 minutes after being placed on suicide watch, although he insisted she was not suicidal.

He also noted it was “ironic” that neither Epstein nor Brunel were on suicide when they supposedly took their own lives; Epstein had been on suicide watch but was taken off shortly before his death and, like Ian Maxwell says of his sister, insisted he wasn’t suicidal.

Brunel’s attorneys, who appear to have had an intimate familiarity with his psychological state before he allegedly took his own life, said in a statement that Brunel’s act “was not guided by guilt but by a deep sense of injustice,” and noted that he had “never stopped claiming his innocence.”


This story syndicated with permission from Chad Prather