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Ghislaine Maxwell’s Family Fears For Her Safety After Death of Epstein Associate

Carmine Sabia
February 20th, 2022

OPINION: This article may contain commentary which reflects the author’s opinion.


Ghislaine Maxwell’s family is now concerned for her safety after a man who was known as Jeffrey Epstein’s pimp, was found dead in his prison cell of what has been called a suicide.

It is alleged that Maxwell, who was convicted of sex trafficking last year, introduced the deceased fashion designer, Jean-Luc Brunel , to Epstein, The New York Post reported.

“It’s really shocking,” Ian Maxwell, a sibling of Ghislaine, said to The Post. “Another death by hanging in a high-security prison. My reaction is one of total shock and bewilderment.”

He said that her family “fears for her safety” after the deaths of Epstein and Brunel.

“Despite the psychiatrist advising to the contrary, she was deemed a suicide risk and they are continuing to wake her up every 15 minutes in the night. It’s a complete violation of prisoner rights and human rights,” he said of her treatment in prison.

Maxwell insisted his younger sister is not suicidal, and said that it was “ironic” that Epstein and Brunel who died of apparent suicides were not on suicide watches in their respective prisons. Epstein had been taken off suicide watch shortly before his death in August, 2019.

Last month, Ghislaine Maxwell, 60, officially requested a retrial after a juror in the case told media that he used his own experience of being sexually abused in order to influence his peers on the jury to reach a guilty verdict.

French modelling agent Jean-Luc Brunel, who is alleged to have gotten more than a thousand women and girls for Epstein to sleep with, was found during a check around 1 AM in his cell, hanging, The Daily Mail reported.

Unfounded conspiracy theories began quickly.

“Nothing to see here. Merely coincidental. No, I know what you’re thinking. Another suicide, right? We’ll, take our word for it. And, no, we’re not going to show you any pathology reports or crime scene photos. Go away. Wait for the invasion. Just go,” culture commentator Lionel said.

“Jean-Luc Brunel has “committed suicide” He was accused of procuring young girls for Jeffrey Epstein to abuse Friend of Ghislaine Maxwell & named by Virginia Guiffre as one of her abusers He was awaiting trial in France for sexually abuse I’m no conspiracy theorist but..,” former prosecutor Nazir Afzal said.

It comes days after Prince Andrew, 62, agreed to settle Virginia Roberts’s lawsuit accusing him of sex abuse after they met through Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell.

Roberts accused Brunel, 76, of procuring more than a thousand women and girls for Epstein to sleep with and he was awaiting trial in France for raping minors.

His death in an alleged hanging will fuel conspiracy theories around the Epstein affair after he also died in prison while awaiting trial in what authorities say was a hanging.

However video cameras were not running at the time he died in the cell he shared with another inmate.  

Prosecutors in Paris confirmed Brunel was found hanging in his cell in La Santé, in the south of the capital city, in the early hours of Saturday morning. It is not known whether Brunel was sharing a cell or whether there was any CCTV footage inside. 

“A night patrol found his lifeless body at about 1am,” a source set to The Daily Mail. “A judicial enquiry has been launched, and early evidence points to suicide.”

He was indicted in December 2020 after being interrogated by a magistrate and a specialist unit of anti-pedophile police for two days.

He was arrested at Charles de Gaulle airport attempting to get on a plane to Dakar, Senegal when claiming he was heading on vacation.

“Brunel was suspected of having been part of a global underage sex ring organized by the late American multi-billionaire Epstein, who committed suicide in 2019, while awaiting trial for numerous sex crimes,” The Daily Mail said.

Bernie Madoff’s Sister and Her Husband Dead in Suspected Murder-Suicide: Cops

Jackie Salo
February 20th, 2022

The sister of late fraudster Bernie Madoff and her husband were found dead in Florida in an apparent murder-suicide, authorities said Sunday.

Sondra Wiener, 87, and her spouse Marvin, 90 — whose lives were among those destroyed by Madoff’s $65 billion Ponzi scheme — were discovered dead from gunshot wounds in their home Thursday afternoon in Boynton Beach, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies received a call at 12:55 p.m. about the couple being unresponsive in their residence, authorities said.

“Upon arrival, deputies located an elderly female and male deceased from a gunshot wound,” the sheriff’s office said.

Detectives from the Violent Crimes Division are investigating their deaths as a murder-suicide, authorities confirmed. It wasn’t immediately clear who killed who, but the couple’s kin requested that authorities shield the name of Marvin, citing Marcy’s Law, which allows relatives to protect the names of crime victims.

Medical examiners remove the body of Mark Madoff, the son of disgraced financier Bernard Madoff, after he hanged himself in his New York apartment on the second anniversary of his father's arrest for perpetrating Wall Street's biggest ever fraud, in New York, December 11, 2010.
Medical examiners remove the body of Mark Madoff, the son of Bernie Madoff after he hanged himself in his New York apartment on the second anniversary of his father’s arrest, December 11, 2010.

Wiener and her husband had not been spared by her brother’s financial crimes, with the couple reportedly losing $3 million when his Ponzi scheme came crashing down in 2008.

“She lost millions in this whole thing,” a source told The Post in 2009.

Before Madoff’s crimes came to light, the siblings appeared close. The Wieners had lived near his Palm Beach estate in the BallenIsles Country Club, a gated enclave home to celebrities such as Serena and Venus Williams. 

60 Minutes interviewed Bernie Madoff's son, Andrew (shown), for a story that will provide the first inside account from the immediate family of the man who stole billions of dollars. Image is a screen grab.
Andrew Madoff died of mantle-cell lymphoma in 2014.

But in 2009, they downsized after selling the house for $575,000, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported.

Wiener had been among one of five relatives who received packages filled with pricey heirlooms allegedly mailed by Madoff and his wife, Ruth, on Christmas Eve 2008 — just days after the financier’s sons turned him over to authorities for defrauding his clients.

Though the sister did not work for Madoff Securities, her son Charles, 50, toiled there for decades, once serving as the director of administration.

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 10, 2009, file photo, former financier Bernie Madoff exits federal court in Manhattan, in New York.
Bernie Madoff pleaded guilty in 2009 to running a $65 billion Ponzi scheme.

Another of Wiener’s sons, David, confirmed in 2009 that his parents had suffered financially as a result of the Ponzi scheme. 

“Yes, my family’s a victim. More so than anybody else. It’s very painful,” he told The Post.

No further details were immediately released about the circumstances surrounding their deaths.

The deadly incident at the couple’s home was first reported by Boca News Now.

In an e-mail sent to residents in the couple’s Valencia Lakes neighborhood, a community leader confirmed the deaths.

“Let me start off by stating that as many of you have heard, we had a tragic situation on Barca Boulevard regarding the passing of Sondra and Marvin Weiner,” said the e-mail obtained by Boca News Now.“Our thoughts and condolences go out to their family. There is currently an investigation pending. All I can say is at this time there is no security or safety threat to anyone in the community.”

Bernie Madoff, who pleaded guilty in 2009 to running the Ponzi scheme, died in federal lockup in Butner, NC, in April as he was serving a 150-year sentence. He was 82.

His devastating financial crimes have been linked to a number of tragedies.

His elder son, Mark, hanged himself on the second anniversary of the fraudster’s 2008 arrest and left behind a bitter note.

“Bernie, now you know how you have destroyed the lives of your sons by your life of deceit. F–-k you,” wrote Mark, 48.

The convict’s younger son Andrew also blamed their dad for his recurrence of the rare cancer mantle-cell lymphoma, which killed him in 2014. Andrew also was 48 when he died.

“One way to think of this is the scandal and everything that happened killed my brother very quickly. And it’s killing me slowly,” Andrew told People magazine before his death.

Madoff’s ripoff was also tied to the suicides of three investors, including a hedge-fund executive, Charles Murphy, 56, who jumped his death from the luxury Sofitel New York Hotel in 2017 after his firm invested $7 billion with the financier.

Wife Claims “Cover-Up” as Judge Rules John McAfee Died By Suicide and Still Holds Body — After 8 Months

Since his death last June, the internet has abounded with conspiracy theories over how John McAfee died. Adding fuel to the conspiracy fire was the fact that the Spanish government — who was holding him on charges of tax evasion to be extradited to the United States — has held his body from the family for over 7 months.

After suspiciously holding his body for 7 months, this month, a Spanish court ruled that McAfee took his own life. This ruling by the judge confirmed the findings of the original autopsy which declared his death a suicide.

As she did with the original ruling, McAfee’s widow, Janice McAfee has appealed the ruling, insisting her husband was murdered.

Joy Athanasiou, a lawyer for McAfee’s daughter – identified only as Jen – told the financial news site MarketWatch that Janice immediately appealed the decision to a higher court, Though he noted that there was no timetable yet on when the higher court would rule on the appeal.

“At this point, we don’t really know much aside from the ruling. It’s been a long, strange process,” Athanasiou told MarketWatch.

Adding credence to Janice’s claims is the fact that McAfee himself said he was “content” in jail and had no plans to kill himself “like Epstein.”

One 2019 tweet from McAfee, who was known for freely speaking his mind, however outlandishly, warned the former tech mogul was getting “subtle messages” from US government officials that they were going to have him killed and make it look like a suicide.

He even got a tattoo, reading “whackd,” which Twitter users began turning into a hashtag, along with #McAfeeDidntKillHimself, shortly after his death was announced.

After his death in June, and after not hearing anything for weeks, McAfee’s wife Janice speculated that the Spanish authorities had no sense of urgency into investigating his death.

“There has been no since (sic) of urgency from the various Spanish authorities involved in the investigation into John’s death and there is clearly a cover up happening here concerning the events surrounding his death,” she tweeted weeks after his death.

“We have not received the death certificate, the official autopsy report or the official report from the prison,” she continued. “I understand that things take time but the lack of cooperation from the Spanish authorities only confirms our suspicions that they have something to hide.”

The fact that they kept his body for 7 months lends credit to this claim. However, it was reported that McAfee attempted suicide back in February. Whether or not this is true is unclear and it is also important to point out that this same claim was made with Jeffrey Epstein.

McAfee was on the Free Thought Project Podcast back in March of 2020 as the pandemic tyranny began to unfold. He was an outspoken and extremely eccentric man. This British-American computer programmer, cryptocurrency and security advocate, quickly found himself at the top of the American law enforcement’s most wanted list.

He was outspoken about not paying taxes and he refused to allow any government to rule over him. Though he ran for the US presidency as a Libertarian, unsuccessfully, he was the anarchist’s anarchist and lived that way until his death.

Source: The Free Thought Project

Jeffrey Epstein’s Close Friend and ‘Pimp’ Jean-Luc Brunel Found Dead in Apparent Prison ‘Suicide’ – He Allegedly Hung Himself, Prison Cameras Were Not Working at the Time

Jim Hoft
February 19, 2022

Jeffrey Epstein’s close associate and French modeling agent, Jean-Luc Brunel, was found dead in prison today in an apparent suicide. What a strange coincidence?

According to a previous TGP report, Epstein once allegedly had three 12-year-old girls flown in from France and delivered to him as a birthday present, a former “sex slave” says in newly released court documents.

According to a former bookkeeper, several girls presented to Epstein worked for MC2, the modeling agency owned by Jean Luc Brunel, a longtime acquaintance and frequent guest of Epstein’s. Brunel received $1 million from the billionaire around the time he started the agency.

Epstein’s friend Jean-Luc Brunel had such a reputation of abusing models that 60 Minutes did a segment on him years ago.

The Daily Mail reported on Jean-Luc Brunel’s death today.

Jeffrey Epstein’s French modelling agent friend Jean-Luc Brunel, who allegedly procured more than a thousand women and girls for the pedophile financier to sleep with, died today in an alleged prison suicide.

It comes days after Prince Andrew agreed to settle Virginia Roberts’s lawsuit accusing him of sex abuse after they met through Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell.

Roberts accused Brunel, 74, of procuring more than a thousand women and girls for Epstein to sleep with and he was awaiting trial in France for raping minors.

His death in an alleged hanging will fuel conspiracy theories around the Epstein affair after he also died in prison while awaiting trial in what authorities say was a hanging.

However, video cameras were not running at the time he died in the cell he shared with another inmate.

Prosecutors in Paris confirmed Brunel was found hanging in his cell in La Santé, in the south of the capital city, in the early hours of Saturday morning.

‘A night patrol found his lifeless body at about 1am,’ said an investigating source. ‘A judicial enquiry has been launched, and early evidence points to suicide.’

It was in December 2020 that Brunel was indicted after two days of interviews by an examining magistrate and specialist police from an anti-paedophilia unit.

He was arrested at the city’s Charles de Gaulle airport on while trying to board a plane to Dakar, Senegal, telling detectives ‘I’m going on holiday’.