From The Spectator:
The Ghislaine Maxwell I know
Like every other arrested person, she must be presumed innocent
July 3, 2020
My wife and I were introduced to Ghislaine Maxwell by Sir Evelyn and Lady Lynne de Rothschild, and we subsequently met her on several occasions — generally in the presence of prominent people such as Bill and Hillary Clinton, Nobel Prize-winning scientists, presidents of universities, and prominent academic and business people. We never saw her do anything inappropriate. We knew her only as Jeffrey Epstein’s thirty-something girlfriend. …
What if … Jeffrey Epstein was a genial conman from the Outer Boroughs whose schtick was that he could talk science and math better than 99% of all the other conmen can?
We live in a society that holds up The Scientist as an icon of moral integrity. So what better cover for a grifter than claiming to be, at heart, a fellow who loves science most of all, but who got detoured off his natural career path by his knack for making vast amounts of money for his investors? There actually are a few genius investors who are like that, such as Jim Simons, founder of Renaissance Technologies Hedge Fund. So why not pretend to be another one, assuming he can pull off the act?
And anytime you might start to wonder — Is Jeffrey really just a pimp running a jailbait brothel? — then you can hush your doubts by telling yourself: Scientisty guys aren’t like that.
It is Settled Science!