A “e-discovery” company is suing Ghislaine Maxwell – the convicted accomplice of the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein – in Leon County Circuit Civil Court for an unpaid bill of more than $221,000, court records show. The suit, filed this week by Compliance Discovery Solutions, was filed in Florida because Maxwell is currently serving her 20-year sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution in Tallahassee.
E-discovery, short for electronic discovery, refers to the pre-trial sharing of electronically stored information between sides in a criminal or civil case. The suit includes a copy of the contract dated Aug. 24, 2020. Maxwell, 61, was convicted in December 2021 “for her role in a scheme to sexually exploit and abuse multiple minor girls with Epstein over the course of a decade,” according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.
The complaint says Maxwell owes “$221,765.01 with interest, attorney's fees and court costs.” Federal prosecutors depicted Maxwell “as a sophisticated predator who groomed vulnerable young women and girls as young as 14 years old for abuse” by Epstein, who had homes in New York City and Palm Beach, the New York Times explained.
The Daily Mail reported earlier this year that Maxwell “is hosting etiquette classes for inmates at her Florida prison,” with “sources at the low-security lockup saying the four-week program covers everything from having good manners to how to talk, dress and carry yourself in a job interview.”
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