Posing in a Stars and Stripes bikini and a vintage Christian Dior trench coat, this is Ghislaine Maxwell at the height of her alleged sex trafficking operation with Jeffrey Epstein.
Maxwell stands straight on to the camera as she shows off her slim figure in a shoot that left assistants taken aback by her ‘intensely sexual vibe’.
One said that she was ‘flirting with the camera’ and invited the photographer to take suggestive pictures of her while she was getting ready.
The photos were shot in 1999 by which time Maxwell and Epstein had allegedly begun recruiting dozens of underage girls to have sex with him.
They were shot for a publication to promote Sotheby’s vintage fashion collection and featured dozens of New York society and party girls.
Maxwell would have been 37 at the time and, according to one source, brought along the Stars and Stripes bikini and suggested wearing it.
Ghislaine Maxwell, 37 at the time, is said to have left assistants taken aback by her ‘intensely sexual vibe’. In one picture Maxwell wears the red, white and blue bikini, beige heels and a beige vintage Christian Dior trench coat pulled back to show off her midriff
The next year Maxwell would meet Virginia Roberts in the locker room of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in Florida and then allegedly turn her into a sex slave, according to court filings.
During the shoot Maxwell is said to have hinted at her alleged double life, telling those present how she ‘put dildos at each place setting’ at a dinner party she hosted for young girls.
She is also said to have laughed describing how one couple at the dinner ‘demonstrated how to do the perfect fellatio on a man for all at the table.’
The British socialite, the youngest child of the late newspaper magnate Robert Maxwell, facilitated Epstein’s entry to the rarefied worlds of royalty, politics and celebrity.
She helped to cement his friendships with Prince Andrew, Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Woody Allen, to name a few.
In the second photo Maxwell is preparing for the shoot and sits on a white fold up chair in the same bikini bottoms and a white bra. The photos were shot in 1999 by which time Maxwell and Epstein had allegedly begun recruiting dozens of underage girls to have sex with him
In a third photo, which was shot minutes earlier, Maxwell is sitting in the same chair wearing jeans and a bra and has a dog on her lap. According to one source, Maxwell brought along the Stars and Stripes bikini and suggested wearing it, telling those present how she ‘put dildos at each place setting’ at a dinner party she hosted for young girls
Epstein even had a bizarre portrait of Bill Clinton in a dress hanging in his Manhattan mansion, as DailyMailTV revealed.
And Maxwell was a guest at Chelsea Clinton’s wedding to Marc Meezvinsky, at least a year after the time when Bill Clinton says his relationship with Epstein ended.
The FBI are said to want to question her after the death of Epstein, whom she dated in the 1990s before remaining close friends, along with other alleged co-conspirators of the convicted pedophile’s following his apparent suicide in a Manhattan jail cell on Saturday.
DailyMail.com exclusively revealed that Maxwell, last pictured in 2015, has been laying low in a New England beach town with her tech CEO boyfriend Scott Borgerson, 43, who has been seen running errands in the area and walking her dog.
She had not been seen publicly in three years and hasn’t left the the $3 million mansion.
‘She’s become a real homebody, rarely ventures out. She’s the antithesis of the woman who traveled extensively and partied constantly with Epstein,’ a source familiar with Maxwell’s new life exclusively told DailyMail.com.
Pictures obtained by The New York Post show her eating at In-N-Out Burger in Universal City, Los Angeles.
She is said to have told one onlooker: ‘Well, I guess this is the last time I’ll be eating here.’
The socialite’s New England hideaway in the affluent community of Manchester-by-the-Sea is is owned by tech CEO and maritime academic Dr Scott Borgerson.
The former Coast Guard officer abandoned his wife and young children for Maxwell five years ago, DailyMail.com has learned exclusively.
‘Scott left his wife for Ghislaine around five years ago. It’s just egregious what’s happened to Rebecca,’ the source, who asked for anonymity, told DailyMail.com.
When the marriage finally crumbled in 2014, divorce records paint a disturbing picture of Borgerson, with accusations of him being physically violent, abusive, ‘extremely controlling’ and having an alcohol problem.
Borgenson did not respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment when first contacted, but following publication he claimed: ‘I’m traveling abroad for business. Ghislaine Maxwell is not at my home and I don’t know where she is.’
He told The New York Post: ‘I am not dating Ghislaine, I’m home alone with my cat.’
Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell pictured in 2005. The British aristocrat, the youngest child of the late newspaper magnate Robert Maxwell, facilitated Epstein’s entry to the rarefied worlds of royalty, politics and celebrity
Virginia Roberts photographed with Prince Andrew and Ghislaine Maxwell in early 2001
The bikini photos give an insight into Maxwell’s during a period which sources described as the ‘gaga years’ of her supposed dealings with Epstein.
And their publication comes days after Attorney General Bill Barr issued a stark warning to Epstein’s cronies, making it clear that federal investigators were coming for them.
‘Let me assure you that this case will continue on against anyone who was complicit with Epstein. Any co-conspirators should not rest easy,’ Barr said. ‘The victims deserve justice and they will get it.’
Maxwell was described as the ‘madam of the house’ by a former housekeeper at Epstein’s mansion in Palm Beach, Florida, but has strenuously denied any wrongdoing.
One alleged victim, Sarah Ransome, filed a lawsuit in 2017, where she described Maxwell as the ‘highest-ranking employee’ of Epstein’s alleged sex-trafficking ring.
In the newly released bikini pictures Maxwell, who is now 57, stands facing the camera with her hands on her hips and a suggestive smile on her face.
The source said: ‘Ghislaine definitely had a more risqué side. She knew she had a good body and she liked showing it off.’
She is wearing the red, white and blue bikini, beige heels and a beige vintage Christian Dior trenchcoat pulled back to show off her midriff.
On her right wrist is a gold watch and she is wearing a thick gold ring on her ring finger.
The caption reads: ‘A bikini? Why not?’
Maxwell is now in a relationship with Scott Borgerson, 43, pictured, and has been living with him at his secluded oceanfront property at the end of a long private road in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
The British socialite is said to have been reluctant to leave the $3 million mansion (pictured)
In the second photo Maxwell is preparing for the shoot and sits on a white fold up chair in the same bikini bottoms and a white bra.
Her hands are crossed over her chest as if she is trying to cover up herself and her hair is teased up high above her head.
In a third photo which was shot minutes earlier, Maxwell is sitting in the same chair wearing jeans and a bra and has a dog on her lap.
An assistant can be seen in the background by a window blind, which was pulled down for the pictures.
A source who worked on the shoot said that fashion photographer Hollister Lowe, who took the photos, would never have taken photos of Maxwell getting changed without her approval.
The source said that Maxwell did not talk about Epstein during the shoot – but did talk about sex.
The source said: ‘During the shoot she did tell a story about how she just hosted a dinner party for a number of young girls, and she put dildos at each place setting.
‘Ghislaine then described how during the dinner two guests, who were a couple, began demonstrating how to do the perfect fellatio on a man for all at the table. She was laughing about it.’
The source said that Maxwell did not talk about Epstein during the shoot – but did talk about sex. The source said: ‘During the shoot she did tell a story about how she just hosted a dinner party for a number of young girls, and she put dildos at each place setting’
Donald Trump and then girlfriend Melania pictured with Epstein and Maxwell in 2000
Maxwell helped to cement his friendships with Prince Andrew, Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Woody Allen, to name a few
The photos are in stark contrast to the allegations against Maxwell made in numerous depositions by Epstein’s victims.
Among them is Jennifer Araoz, who on Wednesday filed a civil lawsuit in New York against Epstein’s estate and Maxwell.
Araoz claimed that Maxwell provided ‘organizational support to Epstein’s sex trafficking ring’ and identified and tried underage girls ‘for Epstein’s sexual pleasure’.
She alleged that Maxwell ‘intimidated potential witnesses to Epstein’s sex trafficking operation’ and ‘generally providing administration oversight’ of the enterprise.
Araoz wrote that Oxford graduate Maxwell was the one who hired the recruiter who approached her outside her Upper East Side school and asked her to come to Epstein’s mansion.
She claimed that he paid her $300 and made her give him massages before subjecting her to a ‘brutal’ rape when she was 15.
Epstein had been on 24-hour watch after he was hospitalized following an unsuccessful suicide attempt two weeks ago. The decision to remove Epstein from suicide watch is also being investigated.
He had pleaded not guilty to federal charges of underage sex and sex trafficking of dozens of girls between 2002 and 2005. He faced 45 years in jail if convicted.
The 66-year-old was denied bail due to his vast resources and being deemed a flight risk.