Indignant and defensive: Ghislaine Maxwell deposition reveals side to heiress not seen before
To apply entirely incoherent psychological analysis to someone I’ve only met once and then for 5 minutes in a pub. Pre- all the stuff with Papa and the boat too.
I think she was going to be an heiress, was trained up to be one, educated so and so on. And then, for well known reasons, the inheritance rather didn’t come through. Leaving her with brains, contacts, education, a network, a name and so on. And a certain requirement to find the cash and position commensurate.
The rest of it following from that. As analysis this probably working about as well as getting a psychologist to comment on the scandium market but there we are.
Ms Maxwell has lived a sheltered existence, protected by powerful rich men who knew how to make problems go away.
For the first 30 years of her life, that man was her father, Robert Maxwell, the British media mogul who died mysteriously aboard his yacht – named The Lady Ghislane, after his youngest child – in 1991.
Stepping in to take his place was a young American financier, Jeffrey Epstein, a man of great wealth and connections.
I might not be alone in this analysis.