While Netflix explored the crimes of Jeffrey Epstein in the four-parter Filthy Rich back in 2020, the streamer is now bringing the documentary back – but this time, it's focusing on the sex offender's associate and former partner, Ghislaine Maxwell.


Ghislaine Maxwell: Filthy Rich is a film that goes "beyond the headlines" to examine how her "class and privilege concealed her predatory nature" when assisting Epstein in trafficking young women.

The criminal, who is the daughter of media tycoon Robert Maxwell, faced trial earlier this year for her connection to Epstein's sexual abuse and has been the subject of multiple documentaries throughout the year – but where is she now?

Here's everything you need to know about Ghislaine Maxwell ahead of Netflix's follow-up to Filthy Rich.

Who is Ghislaine Maxwell?

Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein
Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein. ITV

Ghislaine Maxwell is the youngest daughter of media tycoon Robert Maxwell. She was born in France on Christmas Day 1961, and spent most of her childhood at Maxwell’s Headington Hill mansion, before attending university at Oxford.

During the 1980s, she was an active member of the London social scene, however, she moved to New York following her father's mysterious death - he drowned in the Canary Islands, while on his yacht, the Lady Ghislaine.

Ghislaine was quickly accepted into the elite social circle in New York, and it's here where she met financier Jeffery Epstein.

According to reports, the pair were a couple in the early 1990s, and Epstein described Ghislaine as his "best friend" in a 2003 profile in Vanity Fair.

Several victims who accused Epstein of grooming, sexual abuse and trafficking also accused Ghislaine Maxwell of helping to groom underage girls for sexual exploitation and abuse, and in 2020, she was arrested in New Hampshire by the FBI.

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Where is Ghislaine Maxwell now?

Ghislaine Maxwell is currently incarcerated and on 28th June 2022, she was sentenced to 20 years in prison and fined $720,000 (£610,000) for sex trafficking between the years of 1994 and 2004.

According to BBC News, Judge Alison J Nathan described Maxwell's conduct as "heinous and predatory", adding: "Ms Maxwell worked with Epstein to select young victims who were vulnerable and played a pivotal role in facilitating sexual abuse."

On 29th December 2021, Maxwell had been found guilty and convicted by a jury in US federal court on five sex trafficking-related counts.

The counts included one of sex trafficking of a minor, and one of transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity.

She was also found guilty of conspiracy to transport minors with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of minors, and conspiracy to entice minors to travel to engage in illegal sex acts.

She was cleared on the charge of enticing a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts.

Ghislaine Maxwell: Filthy Rich arrives on Netflix on Friday 25th November. Looking for something else to watch? Check out our TV Guide or Streaming Guide.


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