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Jeffrey Epstein's inner circle Ghislaine Maxwell and Jean-Luc Brunel are traced to Brazil US News



Jeffrey Epstein's death hasn't silenced his victims.

Disgraced billionaire prosecutions may have ended, but a global investigation into the circle of alleged enablers has just begun.

Among the most mentioned names are Ghislaine Maxwell and Jean-Luc Brunel.

Ghislaine Maxwell's friendship with Epstein has been going on for years, he is reported to be his girlfriend. It also claims he plays an important role in the recruitment of girls and young women.

Jean-Luc Brunel runs a successful French modeling agency with famous names in his books. Allegedly he also bought a woman for Epstein.

The couple hasn't been seen since Epstein committed suicide on the 10th of August, when facing trial for the sex trade.

They went to the ground, but Sky News understood that they had just been in the Brazilian riviera.

More than Jeffrey Epstein

Information collected by a former US police officer, who was not paid or commissioned by Sky News, shows that Brunel's phone was traced to Infinity Blue Resort and Spa in Santa Catarina. This is an upscale vacation area that is popular with wealthy tourists.

At the same time, Ghislaine Maxwell's telephone was also connected to the network in the state of Santa Catarina.

Sky News visited the hotel but by the time we arrived there were no signs of Brunel or Maxwell.

Epstein took his own life while at the Metropolitan Correctional Center
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Epstein took his own life at the Metropolitan Correctional Center

Ghislaine Maxwell was last seen in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, in mid-August.

Brunel's lawyer denied him on the run, insisting he was willing to cooperate with the investigation.

But there have been no signs of his presence since July 5 when he was described as partying at the Paris Country Club which is exclusively for members. He was a guest at the Soiree Blanche club where the table cost more than £ 1000. This was his last public appearance.

Likewise, Ghislaine Maxwell was not seen for weeks.

He closed his TerraMar marine protection project in the US on July 12, only six days after Epstein's arrest.

Ghislaine Maxwell began the process of closing down his company shortly after Epstein's death. Pic: Corporate Home
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Ghislaine Maxwell began the process of closing down his company shortly after Epstein's death. Pic: Corporate Home

Sky News has learned that he also officially started the process to close the UK project as well.

Companies House records show he signed the closure on August 13, three days after Epstein was found dead in his cell.

Maxwell and Brunel both enjoyed a lavish and luxurious lifestyle, associating with big names in politics, business, and entertainment.

Since Epstein's death questions have been raised about their role in the trafficking and harassment of young girls.

Ghislaine Maxwell, daughter of a disgraced newspaper tycoon, Robert Maxwell, has been mentioned in a number of papers submitted in the US.

Among them were cases brought by Virginia Roberts, now known as Virginia Roberts Giuffre.

He claimed Maxwell had recruited him as a minor, to have sex with Jeffrey Epstein.

Ghislaine Maxwell attended the 2014 ETM Children's Benefits Gala at the Capitale on May 6, 2014 in New York City
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Ghislaine Maxwell has been mentioned in a number of papers submitted in the US

His case also mentions Prince Andrew. He said he had sex with her on three separate occasions when he was seventeen.

A photo of Prince Andrew, now famous for his arms around his waist, shows Ghislaine Maxwell also in the photo. The picture was reportedly taken at Maxwell's mews home in central London.

A statement from Buckingham Palace strongly denied "any form of sexual contact or relationship with Virginia Roberts".

Prince Andrew and Virginia Roberts, 17, at Ghislaine Maxwell's house in London in March 2001. Photo: Rex / Shutterstock
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Prince Andrew and Virginia Roberts, 17, at Ghislaine Maxwell's house in London in March 2001. Photo: Rex / Shutterstock

There is a lot of research about the Duke of York's friendship with Jeffrey Epstein. Epstein and Maxwell were among the guests at a large royal birthday party at Windsor Castle. They were also invited to Sandringham, the Queen's resting place.

Prince and Epstein were photographed vacationing together in Thailand, on a private cruise ship surrounded by young women.

Even after Epstein was found guilty of procuring minors for prostitution and was added to the list of sex offenders, Prince Andrew continued to see him.

They were photographed in 2010 walking in Central Park in New York. And a video recently appeared from the same time, about Prince Andrew looking out of the door of the Epstein mansion in Manhattan.

Prince Andrew is the patron of the Royal Dartmouth Port of Dartmouth. Pic: SWNS
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Prince Andrew denies making a mistake. Pic: SWNS

In a statement Prince Andrew said: "I have said before that it was a mistake and mistake to see it after his release in 2010 and I can only repeat my regret that I mistakenly thought that what I thought I knew about him was clearly not a person actually, given what we know now.

"This is a difficult time for everyone involved and I am confused to be able to understand or explain Mr. Epstein's lifestyle. I regret the exploitation of humans and will not forgive, participate in, or encourage such behavior."

The FBI is investigating claims from alleged victims of Epstein, which may include his relationship with Prince Andrew.

There are a number of personal cases that are ongoing. Ghislaine Maxwell is mentioned in the well-documented case brought by Jennifer Araoz.



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Ms. Araoz claims Epstein often masturbates in front of her and rapes her. He sued Epstein land and others including Ghislaine Maxwell.

He claimed Maxwell was involved in the Epstein sex trade. Lawyers acting for Ms Araoz said they could not yet serve him with legal documents because they could not find them.

They have hired private investigators to try to find it, but so far the location is still unknown.

Another woman has made similar claims against Ghislaine Maxwell, accusing her of recruiting them and facilitating meetings with Epstein.

Meanwhile in Paris, preliminary investigations are also being carried out to Epstein and his colleagues, related to rape and sexual violence against women and girls under fifteen years old.

Prosecutors in France are trying to find out whether sex trafficking claims occur on French soil.

As part of the investigation, one of the model agents founded by Jean-Luc Brunel was recently sought.

Virginia Roberts Giuffre claims Brunel offered modeling work to girls in the US, but actually recruited them for Epstein.

Brunel, who has been accused of sexual harassment in the past, strongly denies any wrongdoing in his work as a model agent.

His lawyer said he would help with any investigation but had not been contacted.

The search for Jean-Luc Brunel and Ghislaine Maxwell is far from over.


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