A PICTURE of Ghislaine Maxwell and her husband Scott Borgerson from 2013 has surfaced as he claimed she was a "loving person" in their $28.5million bail offer.
The photograph was taken long before Maxwell, 58, was arrested and jailed in New York City for allegedly recruiting underage girls for disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein in the 1990s.
In the shot, Maxwell and Borgerson, 44, can be seen smiling and posing three years before they "secretly" tied the knot following their alleged affair – and seven years before he begged a judge to let her out on bail.
DailyMail.com reported on Wednesday that the picture was taken in October 2013 during a cocktail hour the inaugural Arctic Circle assembly, a conference in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Borgerson is holding a glass of wine in the picture and Maxwell is beaming at the event which included speakers like Hillary Clinton and the founder ofGoogle, Eric Schmidt.
The publication noted that within a year of their meeting, tech CEO Borgerson supposedly began to separate from his wife, who he reportedly shares two children with.
Court filings show that Borgerson married Maxwell in 2016 and they enjoyed a "quiet family life" before her FBI arrest the New Hampshire home earlier this year.
Maxwell filed another bail application at the US District Court in Manhattan on Monday as her devoted spouse pleaded for her release in a letter.
The former socialite and Borgerson, who married in 2016, offered a $22.5million personal recognizance bond secured by about $8million in property and $500,000 in cash.
The remaining amount would be guaranteed by friends and family, court documents show, and prosecutors have until December 16 to respond to the application, reported Reuters.
In a letter to the court, Borgerson pleaded for his wife's release, insisting the woman "described in the criminal charges is not the person we know" and describing the media coverage of her case as "frighteningly intense."
"I have never witnessed anything inappropriate with Ghislaine; quite the contrary, the Ghislaine I know is a wonderful and loving person," he said.
"The reporting of Ghislaine over the past year has exploded exponentially. From the time of Epstein's arrest and death in custody in the summer of 2019 until Ghislaine's own arrest in July of this year.
"There are many examples of violence whose seeds were born in conspiracy theories and the experiences of QAnon, Pizzagate, and the recent Judge Salas attacks are terrifying."
US District Judge Alison Nathan is set to rule on her bail application his month.
Maxwell suggested living in home confinement with an acquaintance in New York City with 24-hour security, as well as electronic monitoring, after her lawyers repeatedly complained about jail conditions.
In the recent filing, Maxwell again protested her innocence, insisted she wasn't a flight risk, and claimed that she'd been "vilified" by the media more than serial abusers Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein.
Her legal team also insists she has been subjected to invasive searches at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn and at risk of contracting Covid-19 there, though staffers said she's treated like any other inmate.
Monday's filing also noted that Maxwell waived her right to extradition which meant that she couldn't seek refuge in the UK or France where she also is a citizen.
Her bail application was filed on December 8 and parts of the public were redacted to protect Borgerson as well as the seven friends, family, and bond co-signers, her legal team said, citing death threats Maxwell has received.
Last week, it was reported the Brit socialite's legal team would head to court "within days" to try and win her freedom before Christmas.
Borgerson previously denied dating Maxwell, saying repeatedly that they were just “friends" until a report in The Telegraph indicated they were married since 2016.
The reported bail package is one of the largest in recent memory and dwarves the $1million bail for shamed Hollywood producer Weinstein.
The news comes just days after Maxwell's lawyers claimed she was losing her hair and suffering weight loss after being caged in solitary confinement.
They say Epstein's "madam" is being subjected to "extraordinarily onerous" treatment while awaiting trial for alleged sex trafficking.
Maxwell has pleaded not guilty to the claims against her.
They previously claimed her sleep was being disrupted by flashlight every 15 minutes to check she hadn't tried to commit suicide like the pedophile tycoon.
Maxwell’s lawyers detailed her apparent deteriorating health in response to a letter from the federal Bureau of Prisons stating she is treated well at the Metropolitan Detention Center.
Maxwell was deemed to be flight risk and denied bail on July 14 by Nathan and was later forced to quarantine at the NYC jail when a staffer was infected with Covid-19.
The Ghislaine I know is a wonderful and loving person.
Brit Maxwell is accused of giving Farmer an unsolicited massage while the girl was topless.
She pleaded not guilty to recruiting at least three girls, one as young as 14, for Epstein to abuse between 1994 and 1997, according to an indictment.
The English woman and American citizen also pleaded not guilty to perjury for denying she was involved under oath.
If she's convicted during the trial scheduled for July 2021, Maxwell faces up to 35 years in prison for her alleged crimes.
Maxwell was booked by FBI agents on July 2 hunkered down at million-dollar Bradford estate in New Hampshire, which she bought in an all-cash purchase back in December.
Among the most outspoken accusers is Virginia Giuffre, who claims Epstein and Maxwell pimped her out and that she was forced to have sex with Maxwell’s friend Prince Andrew when she was 17 years old in 2001.
Prince Andrew has vehemently denied these claims.
Epstein took his own life in a federal Manhattan jail in August 2019 where he was awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.
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