For Bail, Ghislaine Maxwell Willing To Give Up UK And French Citizenship


British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell has offered to give up her UK and French citizenship in exchange for bail.

Maxwell is accused of helping the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein groom young girls, which she denies. She is due to stand trial in July.

In a court filing, her lawyers said she had no desire to leave the US.

She would be willing to renounce her foreign citizenship “to eliminate any opportunity for her to seek refuge in those countries”, the filing added.

Her lawyers also proposed that she and her husband’s assets be placed in a monitored account, to prevent her from being able to use the money to leave the country.

Maxwell has been in jail in Brooklyn, New York since she was arrested last July at her secluded mansion in the state of New Hampshire.

This is her third application for bail after two previous attempts were unsuccessful.

In her last bid for bail in December, her lawyers proposed that she be allowed to return home with armed guards to prevent her from escaping.

Prosecutors then said there was a risk that, if bailed, Maxwell could use her wealth to flee to France or the UK where she is a citizen, and suggested she might try to avoid extradition.