Child sex abuse suspect Ghislaine Maxwell has tapes of two prominent American politicians having sex with underage girls, it is claimed. Maxwell’s alleged stash was revealed by a jewel thief calling himself William Steel, who claimed he’d been forced to watch the abuse clips by Maxwell, 58, and her pedophile ex Jeffrey Epstein to prove their power. Steel told The Sun: ‘I was forced to watch their videos because they were trying to impress me. They wanted to convince me of their power and who they held in their grip. They boasted about ‘owning’ powerful people. ‘Ghislaine was more into showing me those than Jeff…I saw videos of very powerful people — celebrities, world figures — in those videos having sex, threesomes, even orgies with minors.’ Steel says he was shown the footage to ‘intimidate’ and ‘impress him. He added that Maxwell was a ‘nymphomaniac’ who ‘would try anything in bed.’ He said he is now keen to speak to prosecutors about what he saw after Maxwell was arrested on suspicion of child sex abuse.
The scandal-hit socialite is currently being held at Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Correctional Center ahead of a bail hearing on Monday. Court papers filed Friday saw Maxwell deny the allegations she faces, and say she is being unfairly smeared because of her closeness to convicted pedophile Epstein, who killed himself in a Manhattan jail cell last August. Maxwell – whose father was disgraced British newspaper tycoon Robert Maxwell – has offered to pay $5million bail to be freed ahead of any trial. She is accused of grooming three girls – the youngest of whom was 14 – for Epstein between 1994 and 1997. Maxwell is also said to have watched as Epstein abused them, and also joined in on at least one occasion. Epstein hanged himself while awaiting trial for sex trafficking of minors, with Maxwell said to be on suicide watch in jail to ensure she does not come to any harm. She is said to have been given paper clothes to wear to minimize the risk of her deliberately hurting herself.