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Lifetime TV network responded to rumors that actress Anne Heche was working on a film about Jeffrey Epstein and human trafficking before she tragically lost her life.

Heche, 53, died on August 12 following a fiery car crash into a house in the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles on August 5.
 
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Rumors spread that Heche was working on a film titled Girl in Room 13 about financier Epstein and his global human trafficking ring.

One Twitter user wrote: "So actress Anne Heche, who died in a fiery car crash, was working on a movie titled "The Girl In Room 13" about the Jeffrey Epstein ring."

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However, Lifetime said the movie is based on real life events, and stars Heche as a woman in search of her daughter who becomes a victim of human trafficking.

The movie, which is scheduled for release in September, has nothing to do with Epstein's abuse ring according to Lifetime, as reported by Reuters and Newsweek.

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Epstein was arrested on sex trafficking charges in July 2019. He took his own life in his jail cell in Manhattan one month later.

Epstein's ex-girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell, 61, was convicted of child sex trafficking and other offenses, and was sentenced to 20 years in prison in New York on June 28, 2022.

Former President Donald Trump reportedly pulled strings to get Maxwell transferred to a Club Fed-style minimum security prison in Florida.

His Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida was raided by federal agents weeks later.

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Ghislaine Maxwell apologized in open court before she was sentenced to 20 years in prison for trafficking and grooming girls with the late financier Jeffrey Epstein.

Maxwell was sentenced in a NY courtroom on Tuesday, June 28.

She was found guilty in December 2021 of conspiring to abuse and traffic girls with her ex-boyfriend, Epstein, who took his own life in a NYC jail cell in 2019.

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The 66-year-old British socialite insisted she was "fooled" by Epstein, whose client list included former President Donald Trump and Britain's Prince Andrew (below).

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"Your honor, it is hard for me to address the court after listening to the pain and anguish expressed today," she told the judge on Tuesday.

"The terrible impact on the lives of so many women is difficult to hear and even more difficult to absorb in its scale and extent... I want to acknowledge their suffering. I empathize deeply with all of the victims in this case."

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Prior to her sentencing, Maxwell was advised that her prison term would be shortened significantly if she cooperated fully with the FBI (and named names).

One of her victims, Annie Farmer, told "CBS Mornings" on Wednesday that she was 16-years-old when she met Epstein and Maxwell, and Epstein began groping her.

She said Maxwell's presence made her think she'd be safe around Epstein.

Other victims said Maxwell's sentencing provides closure for them.

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Prior to his sentencing hearing on Thursday, Jussie Smollett told his legal team he would probably be jailed because he's Black.

Smollett, who is biracial, was a once popular actor starring in the FOX TV series "Empire" when he claimed he was ambushed on a Chicago street in January 2019 by two men wearing MAGA caps. He claimed the men tied a noose around his neck and poured bleach on him before fleeing into the night.

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In December, Smollett was convicted of committing a class 4 felony for lying to Chicago police. On Thursday he was sentenced to 150 days in the Cook County Jail and ordered to pay $120,106 in restitution and a $25,000 fine.

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After the sentencing hearing, Smollett's legal team said he told them he shouted "I'm not suicidal" in the courtroom because he feared he would be found dead in his jail cell, like the late financier Jeffrey Epstein who was found hanging in his Manhattan jail cell on August 10, 2019.

In a statement to the New York Post, the Cooks County Sheriff's Office confirmed on Friday that Smollett, 39, is housed in his own cell in "protective custody" where he is under video monitoring 24/7, per his request.

Additionally, a guard wearing a body cam is stationed at the entrance to his cell to observe the paranoid actor at all times, the New York Post reported.

Smollett is allowed out of his cell during the day to watch TV, eat, and read in a common area near the medical wing. No other inmates are allowed in the common area while he is out of his cell.

The Cook County Jail houses more than 6,000 inmates and is considered the most dangerous jail complex in the country.

Smollett's family posted his quote on his Instagram page, along with the comment: "OUR BROTHER IS INNOCENT AND WE WILL KEEP FIGHTING. #FreeJussie."

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A New York jury found Ghislaine Maxwell guilty on five of six counts of luring teenage girls to be sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein.

The jury deliberated for five days before returning a guilty verdict on Wednesday evening.

The verdict capped a monthlong trial, featuring sordid tales of the sexual exploitation of girls as young as 14. Four women testified that Maxwell personally abused them in the 1990s and early 2000s at Epstein's homes in Florida, New York and New Mexico.

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The prosecution paraded 24 witnesses in front of the jury to testify about Epstein's jet-setting lifestyle and life inside his many homes around the world.

It seemed that Epstein was on trial instead of Maxwell, who began dating Epstein after she moved to the United States from Britain in the 1990s.

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Maxwell, pictured with supermodel Naomi Campbell in 2002, quickly endeared herself to Epstein by luring and grooming high school age girls for the pleasure of Epstein and his wealthy friends, including Prince Andrew of England (pictured below).

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In 2020, the 60-year-old socialite was arrested by the federal government and charged with enticing minors and sex trafficking underage girls.

The defense argued that Maxwell was a victim of vindictive federal prosecutors who were deprived of their real target: Epstein. The multi-millionaire financier hanged himself in his NY jail cell while awaiting trial in 2019.

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According to the Associated Press, Maxwell faces prison terms ranging from five to 40 years on each count.

The US Virgin Islands Department of Justice announced on July 10, 2020 that Maxwell was also under investigation in the Caribbean territory.

Maxwell is a naturalized US citizen but retains citizenship of the UK and France.

If she is ever released from a U.S. prison she will be deported back to England.

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Melinda Gates reportedly sought advice from divorce attorneys due to Bill Gates' relationship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Bill Gates' long-suffering wife started consulting with divorce attorneys before the pandemic.

Her concerns about Bill and Epstein's relationship dates back to 2013, according to the Wall Street Journal.

It's interesting that every news outlet is reporting on this story. The same mainstream news outlets looked to Bill for guidance as a de facto expert on experimental vaccines -- even though he doesn't hold a medical license.

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The 56-year-old mother-of-three filed for divorce in April, saying their marriage was "irretrievably broken".

The WSJ traced the tensions in their marriage to Bill's relationship with the late financier Jeffrey Epstein who died by hanging in a Manhattan jail cell in August 2019.

The Journal states that Bill and Epstein spent long hours together at his Manhattan townhouse. Gates was also a guest on Epstein's private plane, dubbed the "Lolita Express" by the news media because it ferried underage girls to his private island for parties with wealthy men.

Since the news broke of their divorce, Bill Gates has reportedly transferred billions of dollars worth of assets into Melinda's name.

Some observers believe Gates is moving assets into Melinda's name to avoid losing everything in a class action lawsuit.

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A judge unsealed damning documents from a 2015 lawsuit against Ghislaine Maxwell, who fought to keep the papers from seeing the light of day.

Jeffrey Epstein's longtime associate and madam was arrested on July 2 and charged with child sex-trafficking.

Epstein's one-time girlfriend is accused of luring young girls and teenagers to Epstein's Manhattan home and private island to engage in sex with the billionaire financier and his wealthy friends.

The documents confirm longstanding rumors of sexual misconduct against former President Bill Clinton, England's Prince Andrew, famed lawyer Alan Dershowitz, and others.

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Of particular interest to President Trump's critics was a transcript of a deposition of sex trafficking victim Virginia Giuffre.

During the deposition, Giuffre was asked whether Trump ever flirted with her. "He didn't. That's what's inaccurate," she said.

When asked if she ever saw Trump on Epstein's home or infamous island, Giuffre replied, "Not that I can remember."

U.S. District Court Judge Loretta Preska ruled last week that the public was legally entitled to view the evidence against Maxwell contained in the lawsuit.

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This post is a reminder that Tom and Rita Hanks are dual citizens of America and Greece. This may not mean much to you, but it is significant to them.

Salacious rumors about Tom Hanks have been making the rounds for years. Your auntie won't repeat such rumors because we live in a very litigious society.

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The Hanks are among the bold name stars who accepted free trips on Jeffrey Epstein's infamous "Lolita express" to his pedo island.

Other names on the flight logs include Beyonce and Jay-Z Carter, Will Smith, Pharrell Williams, former Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, and more.

The Hollywood power couple are among A- and B-list stars and political figures scrambling to get out of dodge - or at least out of the reach of the feds - before Ghislaine Maxwell's dirty secrets become public fodder for the tabloids next week.

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Attorneys for Epstein's former madam pleaded with a Manhattan judge to delay the release of previously sealed documents filed in a 2015 lawsuit against Maxwell by a woman who says she was defiled as a minor.

The case was settled out of court to protect the people named in the documents.

U.S. District Court Judge Loretta Preska ruled last week that the public was legally entitled to view the evidence against Maxwell.

The documents allegedly contain the names of red-faced Hollywood celebrities, CEOs and politicians who don't want their alleged predilections for children publicized.

There are reports that "Maxwell has tapes of two prominent U.S. politicians having sex with minors".

Citing "great concerns" about Maxwell's ability to get a fair trial if the documents and tapes go public, Maxwell's lawyer, Laura Menninger, asked the court to delay releasing the documents for two weeks to file an appeal of the court's ruling.

The judge gave Menninger one week to file an appeal.

The corporate-owned news media in America will do the best they can to protect their liberal icons. But there are websites and blogs on the Internet that have nothing to lose by publishing the names.

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Jeffrey Epstein's former madam Ghislaine Maxwell is appealing a judge's order to release previously sealed court documents to the public.

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The court documents include previously sealed court papers and other damning evidence from a civil lawsuit filed against Maxwell in 2015. The civil lawsuit was settled out of court three years ago.

U.S. District Court Judge Loretta Preska ruled Thursday that the public was legally entitled to view the evidence against Maxwell contained in the lawsuit.

Maxwell's lawyers had previously argued to keep the files under seal.

"The subject matter of these [documents] is extremely personal, confidential, and subject to considerable abuse by the media," said Maxwell's attorney, Jeffrey Pagliuca.

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The news comes amid reports that "Maxwell has tapes of two prominent U.S. politicians having sex with minors".

Citing "great concerns" about Maxwell's ability to get a fair trial if the documents and tapes go public, Maxwell's lawyer, Laura Menninger, asked the court to delay releasing the documents for two weeks to file an appeal of the court's ruling.

The judge gave Menninger one week to file an appeal.

"We are in a vastly different position," now that Maxwell has been criminally charged, "and certainly have great concerns about our client's ability to seek and receive an impartial and fair trial and jury, given the intense media scrutiny around anything that is unsealed." said Menninger.

According to ABC News, the lawsuit filed by Virginia Giuffre against Maxwell contain the names of "famous people" who socialized, trailed or worked with Epstein.

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The son of a federal judge was shot and killed when he answered a knock at the door of the family home in North Brunswick, New Jersey on Sunday afternoon, CBS News reports.

The judge's husband, a criminal defense attorney, was also shot but he is expected to survive.

The gunman, who was dressed as a FedEx delivery driver and wearing a face mask, fled the scene.

Law enforcement officials say U.S. District Judge Esther Salas, who is seated in Newark, was unharmed. Her son Daniel Anderl, 20, was shot and killed.

Salas' husband, Mark Anderl, a 63-year-old criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor, is listed in critical condition in an ICU.

Police sources told CBS New York Salas was in the basement of the home at the time of the shooting.

The FBI is working with U.S. Marshals and state and local authorities on the case.

Judge Salas was assigned a lawsuit filed by Deutsche Bank investors who claim the bank made misleading statements and didn't keep tabs on "high-risk" customers including convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

According to the Associated Press, Salas kept federal prosecutors from seeking the death penalty in 2017 against an alleged gang leader charged in several Newark slayings. She claimed his intellectual disability prevented him from being executed. Salas later sentenced him to 45 years in prison.

Salas is best known for presiding over the case of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice and her husband, Joe Giudice, who pleaded guilty to fraud charges in 2014.

Update: The gunman wanted in the death of a district judge's son has killed himself. Police say the gunman - a lawyer - was found deceased in his car in upstate New York.

The gunman shot and killed Salas' son Daniel, 20, when he answered a knock at the door of the family home in North Brunswick, New Jersey on Sunday. The gunman targeted Judge Esther Salas who presided over his case in the past. She was in the basement of the home during the shooting.

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Chrissy Teigen locked her Twitter.com account after an anonymous activist group retweeted her old posts that seem to suggest she may have a predilection for young children.

Earlier this week, the former model blocked 1 million of her 14 million Twitter followers and deleted over 60,000 posts after some of her suspect tweets went viral.

Chrissy, 34 vigorously denied allegations that she is a pedophile or that her name is on convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein's "Lolita Express" flight logs.

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Chrissy's husband, John Legend, was also listed on one of the flight logs which were part of the federal case against Epstein before he took his own life in a Manhattan jail cell last year.

"I have never even met the man. Or been to the island. Or on the plane," Chrissy tweeted on July 10.

"I have block chained over one million people, ONE MILLION people today and I am still flooded with sick psychopaths. So please, spare me the 'just ignore them, they're just trolls,'" Teigen, 34, tweeted Tuesday.

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"I actually deleted 60,000 tweets because I cannot f**king STAND you idiots anymore and I'm worried for my family. Finding me talking about (TV series) toddlers and tiaras in 2013 and thinking you're some sort of f**king operative."

She added: "everyone thinking I'm guilty because I'm defensive. You understand you are calling me a pedophile, correct?”

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Chrissy's old tweets were screencapped and shared on social media for all to see. In one tweet, she noted how "sexy young girls are doing the splits" and that she should "put myself in jail".

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In another tweet, she discussed how "sexy" toddlers' tummies are. "Are they meant to be this sexy?" she wrote, referring to toddlers.

When a little boy was a contestant in a beauty pageant she was watching, Chrissy tweeted, "Yummy ... eye candy at last."

After her old tweets went viral, Chrissy went on a furious blocking spree and she sought help from a friend to bulk delete all of her problematic tweets.

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She portrayed herself as the victim, complaining to Twitter support to "do something" about the anonymous group QAnon, whose members unearthed her old tweets.

"If Twitter doesn't do something about this *actually scary* harassment, I am gonna have to go," she wrote.

Other celebrities and high-profile public figures are also scrubbing their Twitter timelines and DMs.

There is a rumor that Twitter locked down "blue checks" or verified accounts to prevent them from deleting direct messages that may contain damning evidence.

The list below shows the names of the celebrities and politicians who allegedly hitched a ride on the Lolita Express.

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The stars include power couple Beyonce and Jay-Z, TV mogul Oprah, mega producer Pharrell Williams, former President Barack Obama, and CNN anchor Anderson Cooper.

Actor Will Smith's name also showed up on one of the flight names. Interestingly, his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith's name was not on the list.

It should be noted that the Lolita Express is not a charter service that celebrities could rent. The plane made return trips to Epstein's private island where children allegedly awaited his guests.
 

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British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell is secretly married, but she is refusing to identify her spouse to prosecutors.

The 58-year-old is being held without bail on charges of recruiting and grooming young women for her convicted pedophile ex, Jeffrey Epstein.

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Federal agents uncovered information about Maxwell's marriage during her appearance in Manhattan Federal Court via video conferencing from jail on Tuesday, when she pleaded not guilty.

Maxwell is accused of hiding the identity of her spouse and the extent of her wealth from prosecutors.

"The defendant ... makes no mention whatsoever about the financial circumstances or assets of her spouse whose identity she declined to provide to Pretrial Services," said Assistant U.S. Attorney Alison Moe, according to the New York Post.

"There's no information about who will be co-signing this bond or their assets, and no details whatsoever." Moe told Judge Alison Nathan.

Maxwell's lawyers asked for their client to be released on bail ahead of her trial in July, 2021, but the judge sided with prosecutors, who insisted the socialite is an "extreme flight risk".

The judge ruled Maxwell has already exhibited an "extraordinary capacity to evade detection" prior to her arrest in New Hampshire by FBI agents on July 2.

Agents swarmed Maxwell's million-dollar hideaway and found her hiding in a secret room in the mansion.

Maxwell had hired a private security firm to guard her house. Her cell phone was wrapped in tin foil to prevent her phone from pinging.

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Chrissy Teigen reportedly blocked over 1 million "sick psychopaths" on Twitter.com after she was accused of being a child molester.

Twitter sleuths reportedly uncovered "evidence" including a flight log that showed Chrissy and her husband, musician John Legend, were guests on Jeffrey Epstein's "Lolita Express."

The convicted pedophile committed suicide in a jail cell at a Manhattan detention center where he was awaiting trial last year.

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Chrissy deleted 60,000 tweets and blocked 1 million trolls from her social media accounts in response to the sick allegations that she had ties to the billionaire sex offender.

She thanked a journalist for helping her deal with the trolls, writing: "I have block chained over one million people, ONE MILLION people today and I am still flooded with sick psychopaths."

The former bikini model and TV personality denied she and her husband's names were ever listed on a flight log along with other celebrities and politicians who visited Epstein's private island over the years.

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The mom-of-two said the report was fabricated and she exploded when one follower accused her of trying to cover up evidence by deleting thousands of tweets.

"I actually deleted 60,000 tweets because I cannot f**king STAND you idiots anymore and I'm worried for my family. Finding me talking about (TV series) toddlers and tiaras in 2013 and thinking you're some sort of f**king operative."

She added: "everyone thinking I'm guilty because I'm defensive. You understand you are calling me a pedophile, correct?"

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Other celebrities have also deleted their Twitter accounts, including beloved drag queen RuPaul. The host of RuPaul's Drag Race deleted his Instagram posts and deactivated his Twitter account after old posts containing Confederate flags resurfaced.

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Ghislaine Maxwell pleaded not guilty to charges of child sex trafficking during a bail hearing on Tuesday. She appeared in a Manhattan courtroom via CCTV video from jail.

Manhattan federal judge Alison Nathan said Maxwell is a "substantial risk of flight." The judge added "the risks are simply too great" to release Maxwell on house arrest with an ankle monitor.

Judge Nathan said Maxwell could simply remove the ankle monitor and flee the country back to Europe.

The judge noted Maxwell has access to $20 million in foreign bank accounts that she has not accounted for.

Maxwell was ordered to be detained without bond pending trial on July 12, 2021.

The 58-year-old British socialite was arrested on July 2 at her million-dollar hideaway in New Hampshire.

Maxwell was Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged madam who procured young girls for parties at Epstein's home and on his private island.

The convicted pedophile committed suicide in a Manhattan jail cell last year.

Maxwell is under heavy guard and on suicide watch at a Brooklyn lockup.

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Ghislaine Maxwell collected a trove of sex tapes over the years that she plans to use in her defense of federal child sex trafficking charges.

The late financier Jeffrey Epstein, who hanged himself in a Manhattan jail cell last year, reportedly rigged his townhouse with 50+ cameras. He kept surveillance tapes of everyone in his home and everything that went on.

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Sources say world leaders, former and current presidents, Fortune 500 CEOs, and celebrities are on the tapes.

The former socialite from Great Britain plans to use her copies of Epstein's pedophile tapes as an insurance policy against federal charges, a friend told London's Daily Mail.

Maxwell, who was arrested last week at her million-dollar hideaway in New Hampshire, was transferred to a Brooklyn detention center on Monday.

She is on suicide watch while awaiting trial on four counts of sex-trafficking minors and two counts of perjury for allegedly acting as Epstein's madam to procure children.

"The secret stash of sex tapes I believe Ghislaine has squirreled away could end up being her get-out-of-jail card if the authorities are willing to trade," the source said. "She has copies of everything Epstein had. They could implicate some twisted movers and shakers. If Ghislaine goes down, she’s going to take the whole damn lot of them with her."

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Jeffrey Epstein's co-conspirator and ex-girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell is cooperating with the feds following her arrest on child sex trafficking charges.

Maxwell is under heavy guard a day after she was arrested at her hideaway in New Hampshire.

Maxwell, 58, is accused of grooming underage girls and teenagers for sex with Epstein in his Upper East Side townhouse, New Mexico, Florida and London.

The British socialite reportedly received over $20 million from Epstein for her procurement services.

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Maxwell went into hiding in New Hampshire after Epstein, 66, took his own life in a Manhattan jail cell last year.

Epstein's former employer Steven Hoffenberg said Maxwell "knows everything" and will "totally co-operate".

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One of the people who should be very worried is England's Prince Andrew, who made numerous trips across the pond to visit Epstein's Manhattan townhouse and was a repeat guest on Epstein's private plane, dubbed the "Lolita Express."

"She's going to cooperate and be very important. Andrew is definitely, definitely concerned," Hoffenberg said.

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Others who are likely to be very concerned about what Maxwell tells the feds are super model Naomi Campbell (pictured), Tesla founder Elon Musk, media mogul Oprah Winfrey, and former President Bill Clinton.

Maxwell faces 35 years in prison if she doesn't cut a deal with the feds.