Is Ghislaine Maxwell’s Secret Spouse Part of Her Legal Strategy?
Could Jeffrey Epstein’s accused accomplice use her secret spouse to hide money or bargain with prosecutors?
In a video hearing on Tuesday, prosecutor Alison Moe told Manhattan federal judge Alison Nathan that accused Jeffrey Epstein accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell has a spouse “whose identity she declined to provide to Pretrial Services.”
Wait, she’s married? And won’t tell anybody to whom?
Town & Country reached out to a former prosecutor, James Zirin—a former assistant United States attorney, author, and television host—and a family law expert, Frederic J. Siegel— partner at the Connecticut-based family law firm Siegel & Kaufman—to see if this might all be part of a legal strategy.
What reasons could Ghislaine Maxwell have for not revealing the identity of her spouse?
Zirin: The most obvious and benign is that she’s trying to shield the spouse from press inquiry and notoriety. Other reasons, however, could include that he may have knowledge of where her assets are and of crimes that she may have committed.
Can prosecutors force them to talk?