Ghislaine Maxwell has been pictured with a “black eye” in a photograph launched by way of her attorney.
The 59-year-old British socialite, who has pleaded no longer responsible to fees alleging she recruited teenage women for ex-boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse, stated didn’t know the place the bruise got here from – however it can be because of her the usage of a sock or towel to protect her eyes.
Guards shine mild into her jail cellular each 15 mins to verify she remains to be respiring and has no longer attempted to kill herself, attorney Bobbi Sternheim stated.
The claims are contained in a letter to the district court docket pass judgement on overseeing the case.
The letter stated that guards on the Brooklyn prison the place Maxwell is being held had threatened to transport her to split housing if she may no longer give an explanation for the bruise.
Ms Sternheim wrote: “Whilst Ms Maxwell is blind to the reason for the bruise, as reported to clinical and psych workforce, she has grown increasingly more reluctant to document knowledge to the guards for worry of retaliation, self-discipline, and punitive chores.”
Pass judgement on Alison J Nathan stated prosecutors will have to give an explanation for inside of per week whether or not and why prison officers may well be subjecting Maxwell to “flashlight surveillance” and whether or not she may well be given “suitable eye overlaying”.
Maxwell faces intercourse trafficking and different fees associated with her alleged function in purchasing 4 teenage women for financier Epstein to abuse between 1994 and 2004.
Remaining week she pleaded no longer responsible to all fees in her first look ahead of a pass judgement on.
She has been in custody since she was once arrested in July 2020 in New Hampshire.
Her attorneys have in the past stated that jail prerequisites are undermining her preparation for a tribulation scheduled for 12 July, however she has been denied bail 3 times because of issues she is a flight possibility.
Her attorneys had presented a ensure of $28.5m (£20m), 24-hour armed guards, and a promise from Maxwell – a US citizen – that she would surrender her British and French citizenships.
Epstein killed himself in prison in August 2019 whilst expecting his personal trial on intercourse trafficking fees.