Ghislaine Maxwell claims that her conditions are so harsh that she’s losing hair and weight, according to Fox News.
Attorney Bobbi Sternheim shared, “While her weight may currently be fairly consistent, she had lost over 15 pounds, and she is sustaining hair loss.”
“It is obvious that Ms. Maxwell is bearing the brunt of BOP incompetence.” Allegedly the MDC has “imposed extraordinarily onerous conditions of constraint on Ms. Maxwell to avoid the catastrophic consequences of negligence occurring at the MCC that resulted in the death of Jeffrey Epstein.”
Jeffrey Epstein allegedly committed suicide by hanging at the BOP’s Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.
Maxwell’s lawyer Mark Cohen is concerned for family and friends associated with Maxwell and said that “They are legitimately afraid that if their identities become public, they will be subjected to the same relentless media scrutiny and threats that Ms. Maxwell has experienced.”
From Fox News:
Maxwell’s lawyers have frequently complained about the “onerous” terms of her confinement — including frequent strip searches, being awoken every 15 minutes by a flashlight at night to ensure she’s still alive, and countless meals consisting of no more than bread and butter.
Sternheim wrote that while her meal plan may be in compliance with BOP policy now, it was not for the first six weeks of her incarceration. She has been kept in isolation and been denied access to education and leisure programs, movies, religious services and other opportunities, the letter states.
Maxwell’s alleged co-conspirator Jeffrey Epstein hanged himself at the BOP’s Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan last year while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.
The filing included examples of several death threats against Maxwell posted to social media. The judge has agreed to redact the names of friends and family in court papers — but not to seal the entire filing.