Ghislaine Maxwell ordered to scrub her ‘very soiled and smelly’ jail cell

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Ghislaine Maxwell is "physically healthy" say prosecutors - Reuters

Ghislaine Maxwell is “physically healthy” say prosecutors – Reuters

Prosecutors have accused Ghislaine Maxwell of permitting her jail cell to change into “dirty and smelly” by not cleansing it and often failing to flush her bathroom.

In a prolonged letter to a choose they rejected allegations from Ms Maxwell’s legal professionals that her circumstances had been “fitting for Hannibal Lecter”.

They additionally disputed recommendations the previous socialite had misplaced 15 kilos, and a few of her hair.

A declare that she had been bodily abused throughout a pat-down search had been investigated and was “unfounded”, they added.

Audrey Strauss, a New York prosecutor, wrote: “Staff directed the defendant to clean her cell because it had become very dirty.

“Among different issues, workers famous that the defendant often didn’t flush her bathroom after utilizing it, which precipitated the cell to odor. In addition, the defendant had not cleaned her cell in a while.”

Ms Maxwell, 59, has pleaded not responsible to intercourse trafficking fees and denies grooming ladies for intercourse with Jeffrey Epstein.

The Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, where she is being held - Mark Lennihan /AP

The Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, where she is being held – Mark Lennihan /AP

A week ago, her lawyers suggested jail was having a “deleterious impact on her well being” and she may not be “sturdy sufficient” to stand trial in July.

Ms Strauss mentioned Ms Maxwell’s lowest noticed weight had been 133lb and he or she was now 137.5lbs, which was “regular” for her height of 5ft 7ins.

She added that Ms Maxwell had “obtained a Covid-19 vaccine and is now absolutely vaccinated” and was “bodily wholesome”.

Prosecutors said Ms Maxwell was being given more time to review documents than any other inmate at the jail in Brooklyn – 13 hours a day, seven days a week.

For all that time she had access to a desktop computer, and a laptop, in a day room away from her cell, and was able to email her lawyers.

A courtroom sketch of Ghislaine Maxwell appearing via video link during her arraignment hearing in Manhattan Federal Court in New York in July 2020 - JANE ROSENBERG /REUTERS

A courtroom sketch of Ghislaine Maxwell appearing via video link during her arraignment hearing in Manhattan Federal Court in New York in July 2020 – JANE ROSENBERG /REUTERS

She also had access to “a tv, a cellphone on which to position social or lawyer calls, and a bathe”.

Her lawyers have complained about a flashlight being shone in her cell every 15 minutes at night by guards.

But prosecutors said it was required to make sure she was breathing, and was shone at the ceiling.

Ms Strauss said: “The defendant wears an eye fixed masks when she sleeps, limiting the disturbance attributable to the flashlight.”

Prosecutors said they have now disclosed 2.7 million pages of evidence to Ms Maxwell’s lawyers, who have the option to visit her in person.

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