Operation GGO: Campaign to free Ghislaine Maxwell from jail is launched as a family friend claims she’s lost 25lbs in custody and is forced to wear paper clothes
The family of Ghislaine Maxwell has launched a campaign to get her out of jail, claiming she’s lost considerable weight and her human rights were violated.
Operation GGO, a campaign to ‘get Ghislaine out’ from her Brooklyn prison cell, comes after she previously sought release this summer on a $5million bail related to sex trafficking charges.
Brian Basham, a family friend of the Maxwell’s, alleged that she has lost 25lbs since she was placed in custody because guards won’t accommodate her vegan diet, The Telegraph reports.
The former socialite is on remand for child sex trafficking charges linked to Jeffrey Epstein and may be in jail a year before her trial next summer. Pictured, the pair together in 2005
When Maxwell complained, Basham said, prison officials simply removed her scales to stop her from recording her weight.
Basham also alleged that prison officials forced Maxwell to wear clothes made from paper and banned her from wearing bras over fears she’s a suicide risk.
Prison guards have reportedly stopped talking to Maxwell, who spends her days isolated in a 9ft by 7ft cell.
Basham has offered to help the Maxwell’s pro bono to secure her bail ahead of her trial in July 2021.