Ghislaine Maxwell’s siblings have asked for her sister’s daily food and soap in a beg letter to US Attorney General. 

Maxwell’s family wants authorities to cease using the four-point restraints that shackle Maxwell’s hands, waist, and feet to move her from a cell to the courtroom.

The restraints cause ‘bruising and broken skin’ and other ‘unnecessary trauma,’ the family wrote to AG Merrick Garland. 

The defense also stated that Covid was not given any sustenance during her trial. She had no soap or hand sanitizer, and could only confer with her lawyers in the areas they would be most likely to hear.  

Maxwell, 59, has been supported in court by her sister Isabel and brother Kevin who last week said she was ‘looking pretty good’ despite her detention conditions. 

Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged madam has been locked up for the last 17 months and Judge Alison Nathan has repeatedly denied bail requests, saying that she presents a flight risk.

Maxwell spoke out to The Mail last Sunday about the “living hell” she experienced in her 10ft by 12-ft cell at New York’s Metropolitan Detention Center. 

Ghislaine Maxwell's sister Isabel and brother Kevin outside the court in Manhattan on December 3

Ghislaine Maxiwell’s brother and sister Isabel Maxwell, outside Manhattan Court on December 3,

Maxwell with a mask around her face in a court sketch from last Wednesday. Maxwell, Epstein's ex-girlfriend, is accused of recruiting minors for the disgraced pedophile financier to sexually abuse from 1994 to 2004. She denies the allegations.

Maxwell wearing a mask on her face, in court sketches from Wednesday. Maxwell’s ex-girlfriend is charged with recruiting minors as a pedophile financier from 1994 to 2004. The allegations are denied by Maxwell.

A photo of Ghislaine Maxwell with a 'black eye' was released by her lawyer in April

Pictured, Ghislaine Maxwell in 2010

A photo of Ghislaine Maxwell with a ‘black eye’ was released by her lawyer in April, left; and at  a ball in 2010, right 

“I was abused and assaulted almost for a whole year,” she stated.   

In an attempt to have her freed before she was tried, her family had filed a complaint with the United Nations Working Group of Arbitrary Detention.

According to the latest complaints from her family, “Ghislaine’s bodily welfare and her right for proper and timely access during trial were completely ignored.”

Attorney Garland is asked to act immediately to provide the requested simple, fair and just solutions on behalf of his sister. 

They requested Maxwell meet her lawyers for at least 30 mins before and after every day’s proceeding. 

Garland is the ultimate authority over all agencies that are involved in sister’s transportation and custody, according to her family. Marshals Service, Bureau of Prisons.

Garland should be able to intervene in the interests of justice, common humanity and to end the horrendous daily routine Ghislaine has been subject to throughout her trial.

After the third day in New York, Kevin Maxwell (62), spoke with reporters last week.  

Maxwell outside of court said that it gave him a huge sense of relief, being close to her and to be in a position to touch her.

“That’s my first contact with her since the start of her pre-trial custody.

“To see him looking pretty good – in spite of the conditions detention that have been the subject of an official complaint to the United Nations Committee on Arbitrary Detention.” 

Isabel, 72-year-old, entrepreneur and sister to Kevin, was dressed in a beret, and has been present at the trial every day, waving to Ghislaine, as well as sitting right next to him in the first row of the gallery. 

Kevin Maxwell and Isabel Maxwell, siblings of Ghislaine Maxwell, leave the federal courthouse on Wednesday

Ghislaine Maxwell’s siblings, Isabel Maxwell and Kevin Maxwell, left the federal courthouse Wednesday 

Following his speech, neither Kevin the businessman nor Isabel his sister took questions from reporters.

He said, “We respect the Criminal Justice System and Process in this Country and therefore we aren’t going to make further comments while we’re at court and won’t answer any additional questions.” 

Maxwell is Epstein’s ex-girlfriend. Maxwell was accused of recruiting minors as a pedophile financier for sexual abuse between 1994 and 2004. The allegations are denied by Maxwell.

Last month, she revealed that her eyes were damaged from the light left in her cell. 

“I’ve never had a healthy meal for a long time.” I haven’t slept without lights on – fluorescent lights that have damaged my eyes – or been allowed to sleep without constant interruptions,’ she told the Mail.

‘I am weak, I am frail. I lack stamina. I am tired. Even my shoes don’t fit me properly. I eat rotten food. One of the apples contained maggots. I was not allowed to exercise.

The tiny cell is equipped with a toilet and a concrete bed.

Maxwell’s lawyers claim Maxwell was fed maggots and rats in the prison.

Counsel for Maxwell stated that Maxwell has become less willing to give information to guards because of fear of punishment, discipline, and punitive tasks.

Ian, another Maxwell brother, stated that Maxwell’s sister was currently in ‘effective isolation at prison.

Maxwell, who faces the rest of her life behind bars if convicted of abusing and procuring young girls for billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein (above, with Ghislaine in 2005) – charges that she vehemently denies – claims that a 'friendly rat' routinely sat next to her on an open sewer as she went to the toilet

Maxwell, who faces the rest of her life behind bars if convicted of abusing and procuring young girls for billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein (above, with Ghislaine in 2005) – charges that she vehemently denies – claims that a ‘friendly rat’ routinely sat next to her on an open sewer as she went to the toilet

Over unfounded concerns that she might be suicidal, he said that she can’t sleep as she is monitored 24 hours a day by 10 cameras and 4 guards.

Epstein, who was being held in Brooklyn on suspicion of sexual trafficking in minors from Florida and New York in 2019, committed suicide while hanging himself.

LBC interviewed Ian about his meeting with Prince Andrew last month.

He said that he knew them to be friends. Now, he finds himself in an awful position, where he was effectively ”cancelled.’ As a Royal Family member. I find this very doubtful.

‘So I hope that clearly my sister will be exonerated at the end of her trial and that that will in some way assist Prince Andrew clear his own name from the charges that he too is facing – although those are civil charges – from a very vocal accuser of both of them – who, I might add, is not testifying at the trial, which tells you all you need to know about her credibility.’

Was there anything to be done with the Maxwell siblings? Ghislaine waits for trial. Femail shows the very difficult fortunes of her nine siblings. From dotcom boom millionaires, bankruptcy, divorce, and even a fatal car accident.

By Stephanie Linning 

November 24, 2021 

One glance at the fates of the Maxwell children and you will see that it’s hard not to believe the nine sons and daughters of the media mogul Robert Maxwell are cursed.

The most famous of them all is Ghislaine, his youngest and favorite. This disgraced socialite is currently on trial for several charges in relation to her ex-love Jeffrey Epstein’s trafficking of minors. 

Maxwell has denied all charges. If Maxwell is found guilty of abuse and procurement of young girls by Epstein or other sexual trafficking offenses dating back decades, Maxwell could be sentenced to 80 years. 

Ian Maxwell, her brother, is 65 and seventh child of nine Maxwell siblings. He has always been vocal in his support of his sister. This week, he spoke again to defend her, saying that he thinks the negative media coverage of her case will “poison” the jurors against her.

Ian is no stranger to courtrooms. In the 1990s, he and younger brother Kevin stood trial for their part in their father’s £460 million Mirror Group pension fraud. 

And what about the Maxwell siblings?  

MailOnline explores Ghislaine and his eight siblings. It includes Maxwell, the child bully, Maxwell, the scientist brother who ran to Argentina for safety, the two dotcom millionaires twins, and the sister who tragically died during childhood.

Robert Maxwell (back row) photographed with Betty Maxwell (sitting with their youngest daughter Ghislaine, on her knee), and seven of their eight children in Headington Hill Hall Oxford. Ian was eleven years old when this photograph was taken. Isabel was 17 and was going to grammar school. Kevin was eight and was also attending preparatory. Anne (2) was also attending the university but at St Hugh’s College. Philip (1) was Philip’s second oldest son. Anne (2) was in his final year. Michael, Michael’s eldest son, had been in a fatal car accident that left him permanently incapacitated.

Ghislaine Maxwell in June 2019 (pictured front) with her six living siblings. Ian Maxwell, her older brother, top right, shared the photo in March 2021. A month after it was taken, Jeffrey Epstein was arrested and Ghislaine went into hiding with her husband, Scott Borgerson. The siblings, L-R, are: Anne, Kevin, twins Isabel and Christine, Philip, and Ian

Ghislaine and six of her siblings, living or deceased, visited Ghislaine in June 2019, (pictured left). Ian Maxwell (her older brother) shared this photo with her in March 2021. Ghislaine fled to hiding with Scott Borgerson, her husband, a month after the photo was taken. Jeffrey Epstein was later arrested. L-R: Anne, Kevin and twins Isabel, Christine and Philip. Ian is the father.

Michael, the tragedy first-born son who was killed in his 20s 

Robert Maxwell was married to Elisabeth “Betty” Meynard, in 1945. They had nine children together over the following 15 years. 

In a 1995 interview, Elisabeth talked of how they were recreating his childhood family who were killed in the Holocaust.

Soon after they married, their eldest son, Michael was born. His life would be short. 

Michael suffered severe injuries at age 15 after his driver, who was only 48 hours away from the birth of Ghislaine, fell asleep behind the wheel. 

Michael went into a coma. Never regained consciousness. He He died eight years later.

Philip (73), the genius scientist and fugitive to Argentina. 

'Poor Philip' (pictured in 1971) as his friends knew him, was a brilliant scientist and mathematician who won a scholarship to Balliol College, Oxford, aged 16.

It is not known where he lives, but he joined his siblings for their 2019 reunion, pictured

“Poor Philip” (left 1971) was his nickname. A brilliant mathematician and scientist, he won an Oxford scholarship to Balliol College at the age of 16. He fled Argentina eventually. Although it is unknown where he is, he was there to join his siblings at their 2019 reunion.

Poor Philip was, as his friends knew him, a genius scientist and mathematician. At just 16 years old, he won a scholarship for Balliol College.

He hated his father so much that he fled Argentina as quickly as possible to escape him. [him] as possible’.

Robert wanted them to be together, but Nilda was against their wishes and they fell apart irretrievably.

The marriage didn’t last — Nilda moved out taking their daughter Marcella with her and a second marriage also failed.

Philip was last heard of living in a £65-a-week flat in North London trying to be a writer. Who is the subject? The subject’s bullying father. 

For a 2019 London reunion, he was reunited with his siblings

Anne ex-actress, called “ugly” by her father

Anne Maxwell, the eldest daughter, dreamed of becoming an actress before retraining as a teacher. She was bullied by her tyrant father over her looks. Pictured, in 1968

Anne with her siblings at the 2019 family reunion

Anne Maxwell, Anne’s eldest child, dreamed about becoming an actress and then retraining to become a teacher. Because of her beauty, she was subject to bullying from her father. Photo taken in 1968.

Her father was shocked when her acting career failed. Your acting career is both failing and ugly.

Anne, who studied French and Italian at Oxford before she gave up on her dream of becoming a star, reportedly worked as a TV producer.

After graduating as a Montessori teacher and marrying an osteopath, she is believed to now be a Surrey hypnotherapist, although her practice may have been under another name.

Since her death, at age 68, of her father, she has remained out of the spotlight.  

Isabel, aged 71, is a “fireball” who has lost her internet fortune 

Described in The Jerusalem Post as 'a fireball' who is 'always in your face', Isabel (pictured in 1968) was always the Maxwell

Isabel Maxwell in 1992

Isabel was described in The Jerusalem Post in 1968 as “a fireball”, who’s “always in you face”. She also made a fortune during the dotcom boom.

Isabel, once described by The Jerusalem Post to be a ‘fireball’ and ‘always on your face’ was the Maxwell watch.

After graduating with an Oxford degree in Modern Languages, and a Masters from Edinburgh, she decided to become a television reporter.

She moved to California in 1981 to become a TV producer, and then she made a 1968 film starring Neil Young. She said that it wasn’t ET. . . More a labor of love.

However, technology was her way of life. Christine and her twin sister founded Magellan, the first search engine for internet information, in 1992.

At one point worth £50million, Isabel, above in 2019, was declared bankrupt in 2015

At one point worth £50million, Isabel, above in 2019, was declared bankrupt in 2015

In 1996, they sold it for shares in a rival company Excite — which rocketed in value, giving the sisters a joint £100 million fortune and landing them a place on the Sunday Times Rich list in 1999. 

But her fortune began to deteriorate and in 2015, she was declared bankrupt. 

She has been married twice. Dale Djerassi was her first husband. She had a son. After that, she married David Hayden (Magellan cofounder).

Al Seckel, her illusionist husband, was once an important player on California’s literary, academic, and celebrity scene. He is known for hosting parties for the very wealthy and well-known. Jeffrey Epstein was his friend.

Two men set up a science conference called Mindshift, which was held on Epstein’s Little Saint James island in 2009.

Seckel married Isabel in Malibu, but they were never legally united. He had neglected to file paperwork to annul their second marriage to Denice Lewis (a former model who was featured in Cliff Richard’s music videos, Elton John, Bryan Ferry and Elton John). In memorial paintings where the ashes are mixed with pigment, she became an artist.

Similar to Seckel, Seckel also failed to pay countless loans over the years which led inexorably into legal proceedings. 

Seckel, a 15-year-old boy from France, was discovered dead beneath a rock near their house in Saint-Cirq-Lapopie. Isabel is still living in France’s south. 

Christine, 71, dotcom boom millionaire

Unlike her twin sister Isabel, Christine, pictured, entered the family business and spent years working for her father - and even published a bestselling book for his Pergamon

She later made her fortune online

Christine (pictured right and left) was different to her twin sister Isabel. She entered the family business, spent many years with her father, and even wrote a bestseller for Pergamon.

Christine was not like her twin sister Isabel. Instead of entering the family business, she spent many years with her father and published a bestseller book about his Pergamon.

After attending senior school at Milham Ford School in Oxford, she entered Pitzer College, Claremont, California, graduating in 1972 with a BA with a major in Latin American Studies and Sociology.

In September 1973, Maxwell enrolled at Oxford Brookes University’s Lady Spencer Churchill College of Education and obtained a post graduate teaching certificate the following year. 

Christine continues to work at The University of Texas. Pictured, at the 2019 reunion

Christine works at The University of Texas. Photo taken at the 2019 reunion

After graduating from Texas Tech, she received a Master’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Christine worked as an editor at Pergamon Press Publishers. She was co-founded in 1970 by her father and continued to work for him in the 1980s. In Oxford, she was also a teacher. 

She spoke out in 1998 in a rare interview about her time in the publishing industry.

‘They also communicated a very clear understanding that advantages always come with responsibilities — that there was no such thing as a free ride.’ 

She published The Dictionary Of Perfect Spelling in 1977 with Pergamon Press, her father. It contained 20,000 words and was aimed at secondary school students. This title was a bestseller worldwide and many times reprinted. 

Their success during the dotcom boom dominated the 1980s, 1990s like her twin.  Christine bought Information on Demand in 1982, one of the first information brokers. Later, Research on Demand was renamed.

Christine co-authored and created one of the first reference books for the Internet in hard copy: The McKinley Internet yellow pages and The New Riders Official Internet yellow pages.

She co-founded the software company Chiliad, continuing her tradition.

Christine He is married to Roger Malina (an astrophysicist) and they have three children.

Christine is listed on Linked In as a Program Manager of Learning Technologies, The University of Texas. She also works with big data company Techtonic Insight Inc. 

Karine died from leukemia as a child 

Robert and Elisabeth had a sixth child. Karine died in 1957 from leukemia. 

It was her passing that influenced how their devastated children would see the birth of Ghislaine four years later.  

Ian Maxwell spoke out to explain how Karine’s sudden death upset the balance between ‘four boys’ and ‘four girls’ in a conversation. 

“So, when my parents had another baby girl [Ghislaine]”It was magic. It allowed the four boys (and four girls) to be recreated,” Ian explained. She was also born on Christmas Day, adding to that sense of miracle.  

Ian (65), the “fall guy” who protects his sister

Robert Maxwell pictured with his son Ian (left), who was taunted mercilessly by his siblings, and youngest son Kevin (right), who became Britain's biggest ever bankrupt when a £407million bankruptcy order was made against him

Robert Maxwell pictured with his son Ian (left), who was taunted mercilessly by his siblings, and youngest son Kevin (right), who became Britain’s biggest ever bankrupt when a £407million bankruptcy order was made against him

Ian's first wife was an American former college basketball star and model called Laura Marie Plumb, pictured on the first day of the pension fund trial

Ian’s first spouse was Laura Marie Plumb (American former basketball player and model), who is pictured here on the first day in the trial of the pension fund. 

Taunted mercilessly at home — his father would ridicule him in front of visiting friends – Ian still decided to join the family business. 

He was still treated badly and was often compared with his brother Kevin.

In the aftermath of their father’s death, Ian, then 35, and Kevin, 32, assumed control of the company and stood trial for their part in their father’s £460 million pension fraud.

The Maxwells were not acquitted. However, the Maxwell name was in tatters for several years. There were no overseas business opportunities.  

Ian has given a number of interviews on his sister's trial and case in recent months, bemoaning the treatment she has received. Pictured, on Good Morning America in March

Ian has given a number of interviews on his sister’s trial and case in recent months, bemoaning the treatment she has received. Pictured on Good Morning America March

Ian was married to Laura Marie Plumb, an American college basketball player and model.

She moved to London with her husband to set up TV Cable Company. The couple married in 1991 — the year of Robert Maxwell’s death — and the ensuing media attention put Laura under great strain. Her sobs were captured on the same day as Kevin and Ian were arrested. They divorced in 1996.

He married Tara Dudley Smith next, who was the daughter of an ex-Army officer and Jockey Club steward. However, that marriage ended as well. Cecilia French, the Director of Public Protection at The Home Office, was what he found his happiness.

Kevin and Ian recently felt the desire to help the greater good after exploring business opportunities in energy, telecoms and property.

They launched the Prince’s Trust in Greece three years ago in the midst of the Greek financial crises. It has since raised many millions of euros, and assisted in the launch of several hundred companies. 

Maxwell, along with his brother Kevin, announced that they had established a UK think-tank called Combating Jihadist Terrorism in September 2018. The goal of this group was to better understand terrorism and its causes. 

In recent months, he has been giving interviews about his sister’s case and trial. He also bemoaned the way she was treated.  

In March 2021 he told The Times Epstein had ruined his youngest sibling’s life — and she is paying for the US authorities’ failure to prosecute him.

Kevin (62), Britain’s largest ever bankrupt 

The cleverest son and driving force of the family, Kevin (pictured in 1991) was crestfallen by his father's death, saying that he 'missed his presence and ability to dominate'

Kevin in 2005

Kevin, the smartest and most influential son of his family and driving force, was devastated by his father’s passing. He said that he had’missed him’ and his ability to rule.

The only Maxwell sibling ever to express remorse in public for the fallout from Robert Maxwell's crimes, Kevin made reference to the 'moral burden I will bear for the rest of my life'. Pictured, Kevin (right) with his brother Ian on the launch of their think tank in 2018

Kevin Maxwell was the Maxwell siblings’ only ever public expression of regret for Robert Maxwell’s crimes. Pictured: Kevin (right), with Ian, their brother at the 2018 launch of their think-tank.

Kevin, the smartest and most important son of his family and the driving force behind their household, was devastated by his father’s passing. He said that he “missed him’s presence and his ability to rule”. Kevin admitted that he was completely in awe.

Kevin Maxwell, the only Maxwell sibling to ever express public remorse for Robert Maxwell’s crimes. He made mention of the “moral burden” that he will carry for the rest his life.

Pandora Warnford Davis-Davis, the first wife of his father-in-law Robert called him a ‘fat fraudster.

Kevin, pictured in 2019, dreamed of making a fortune in the late 1990s but it wasn't to be

Kevin is pictured here in 2019. Kevin dreamed about making a fortune during the late 1990s. However, that was not to happen.

When, in June 1992, Kevin was arrested and charged with fraud after hundreds of millions disappeared from the Maxwell empire’s employee pension funds, she appeared at the window of their home at dawn and shouted: ‘P*** off, or I’ll call the police!’ Only to discover that they were actually the police when she called them in the wee hours of the morning.

They divorced in 2007 after having seven children and 23 years together. Pandora last saw her living in Oxford renting a room on Airbnb.

Soon after his arrest, Kevin became Britain’s biggest ever bankrupt when a £407 million bankruptcy order was made against him.

Following the obligatory three year period, the bankruptcy was declared exempted in 1995. 

And, after an Old Bailey trial that cost taxpayers £12 million in legal aid, he was acquitted of fraud a year later — even though a subsequent Whitehall report concluded Kevin bore a ‘heavy responsibility’ for what happened. 

He co-founded Telemonde in 1998. It was a US-based media company that specializes in commercial vehicles for the ‘Maxwell comeback story. This was not the case. 

When Telemonde floated in 1999, Kevin looked on course to becoming a multi-millionaire; on paper he owned a seven per cent stake, worth £16 million.

But by 2001, the company had debts of more than £100 million and failed. Kevin then began to invest in high-end commercial properties.

In 2011, his venture was ruined when he was removed from the board of directors for 8 years. 

In 2018, the brothers co-founded their thinktank.