Ghislaine Maxwell once boasted she had video of two “high profile” US politicians, along with other powerful figures, having sex with underage girls, claims a former jewel thief who described the disgraced socialite as a nymphomaniac.
The reformed thief and author, who uses the pseudonym William Steel, said he long suspected Jeffrey Epstein and Maxwell were abusing underage girls after meeting them in a jewelry store in Palm Beach as he tried to sell his stolen wares, he said in an interview with The Sun.
Steel, who claims he once swiped computer discs from the couple and sent them to authorities, did not reveal the identities of the people he says he saw in the videos. Steel admitting having sex with Maxwell, noting she would do “everything and anything in bed,” but said he never touched anyone underage, according to the tabloid.
“I was forced to watch their videos because they were trying to impress me,” said Steel. “They wanted to convince me of their power and who they held in their grip. I saw videos of very powerful people — celebrities, world figures — in those videos having sex, threesomes, even orgies with minors.”
Steel, the author of Sex and the Serial Killer about multimillionaire Robert Durst, said he had initially included in his book some of the scenes he saw at Epstein’s Palm Beach mansion, where the billionaire convicted pedophile was accused of sexually abusing girls as young as 14. The descriptions, including Epstein putting his hands down the back of a young girl’s shorts, were ultimately removed from the book for legal reasons, he said, and never published.
Steel said he has come forward because he wants to see Maxwell, a British socialite and former Epstein gal pal, convicted for her alleged crimes. Maxwell was arrested July 2 at her New Hampshire hideout, and is currently in a Brooklyn lock-up, charged with helping Epstein sexually abuse young women. Steel said he is giving all of his information to authorities and is willing to testify in court.
Epstein and Maxwell got in touch with him to buy stolen goods for the girls they were allegedly grooming as sex slaves said Steel, who stole millions of dollars in art and jewels in the US.
“It was mostly tennis bracelets, charm bracelets, women’s Piaget watches,” he said.
Steel said while Maxwell was very loyal to Epstein, she also knew he would prove her undoing.
“She said to me that she often thought she needed to do something about Epstein, telling me, ‘He is going to be the death of me,’” he said, adding she had an escape plan she called the “Polanski plan” after filmmaker Roman Polanski, who fled the United States for France after raping a 13-year-old girl in 1977.
“She told me about her Polanski plan where she would flee to France because they couldn’t extradite her,” Steel said.
Last week, Maxwell asked a federal judge to grant her bail. Epstein died in an apparent suicide Aug. 10 while awaiting trial at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in lower Manhattan.