Convicted sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell is being sued by a law firm alleging that it was never paid for hundreds of thousands of dollars in work.
The disgraced British social media site was found guilty of aiding financier Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse underage girls and sentenced to 20 years in prison in June.
Maxwell60 years old, recruiting young girls for ex-boyfriend Epstein in the 1990s and early 2000s.
The US law firm Haddon, Morgan and Foreman alleges that they have never been paid more than $878,000 (£744,000) for their work.
In a lawsuit filed Monday, Maxwell held her brother Kevin Maxwell responsible for paying her legal fees after her arrest in 2020, but he paid only a fraction of the cost. compared to what they were forced to do before and during her trial.
Kevin Maxwell urged the company to continue working on appeals issues after she was convicted despite unpaid bills and has blamed Maxwell’s husband, Scott Borgerson, for obstructing payment, according to a report. The lawsuit was filed in Denver.
The lawsuit alleges that Mr. Borgerson formed an LLC to purchase real estate to shield his wife’s assets from creditors.
Two attorneys at the law firm – Laura Menninger and Jeffrey Pagliuca – were part of Maxwell’s legal team during her trial in New York.