Two-hour ’20/20′ delves into Ghislaine Maxwell’s elusive past as she awaits trial for helping Jeffrey Epstein



A two hour special 20/20 delve into Ghislaine Maxwell’s elusive past as she awaits trial on charges accusing him of aiding Jeffrey Epstein, and feature footage from an exclusive ABC News TV interview with her brother, Ian Maxwell, the Friday June 25 on ABC.

What is happening:

  • Who is Ghislaine Maxwell? 20/20 delves into the elusive past of one of the world’s most notorious accused sex traffickers, currently awaiting trial for allegedly aiding convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein in sexually assaulting underage girls.
  • The two-hour program explores her rich upbringing, growing up in one of England’s wealthiest families as the daughter of British publishing magnate Robert Maxwell; how the scandalous death of his father turned his life upside down; how she got to know Epstein; details of his alleged role in Epstein’s crimes; and his upcoming trial. The program features footage from foreign correspondent James Longman’s exclusive television interview with Maxwell’s brother Ian Maxwell, who believes his sister, who has pleaded not guilty to all counts, is innocent.
  • 20/20 also includes exclusive childhood and family photos that portray Maxwell in a never-before-seen light and features interviews with Annie Farmer, the only alleged victim of the criminal complaint against Maxwell who identifies herself; David Oscar Markus, lawyer for the Maxwell family; Vassi Chamberlain, a journalist who knew Maxwell; John Preston, author of Grave a new book on Robert Maxwell; women who survived Epstein’s alleged crimes and fought back to reclaim their lives; and more. 20/20 Airs Friday, June 25 (9:01 p.m. – 11 p.m. EDT), on ABC.
  • ABC News’ 20/20 is an award-winning prime-time show hosted by David Muir and Amy Robach. A proven leader as a long-running news magazine for over 40 years, 20/20 features unforgettable, character-driven real-life crime mysteries, exclusive reporter interviews, hard-hitting investigative reports, and in-depth coverage of high-profile stories. The two hours 20/20 events air Fridays from 9:01 p.m. to 11 p.m. EDT on ABC and are available to stream on ABC News digital platforms and Hulu.


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