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Ghislaine Maxwell Placed on Suicide Watch Before Sentencing

  • Socialite is due to be sentenced for sex crimes on June 28
  • Maxwell is unable to prepare for her sentencing, lawyer says
Ghislaine Maxwell

Ghislaine Maxwell

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Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite convicted of sex-trafficking with former boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein, has been put on suicide watch at the jail in Brooklyn where she’s been since her July 2020 arrest, her lawyer said Saturday.

Bobbi Sternheim, a lawyer for Maxwell, said in a letter to the judge slated to sentence the socialite on June 28 that she was removed on Friday from the general population of inmates at Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center and placed in solitary confinement. Sternheim said that Maxwell isn’t allowed any pen or paper and was placed on the watch “without justification,” and warned that she may seek a postponement of her sentencing date.