GHISLAINE Maxwell's family insists she's "no monster" as they launch a website in support of the jailed British socialite.
Maxwell, 59, is awaiting trial in a tough New York prison on charges that she procured underage girls for her pedophile ex-lover Jeffrey Epstein - allegations she denies.Ghislaine Maxwell's family have launched a website insisting she is innocent ahead of her sex trafficking trialCredit: Reuters Her brother Ian says his sister is 'no monster'Credit: realghislaine.com
Her family launched realghislaine.com on Friday and have invited the public to "get to know the real Ghislaine"
The site includes information about her life and upcoming trial as well as her allegedly brutal jail conditions.
This comes weeks before Ghislaine is again scheduled to appeal her denied bail application which has been rejected three times.
Her trial is set to start in July in New York City - where Epstein owned a home in which many young girls were allegedly abused.
In a video statement, her brother Ian insists his sister is innocent and is being held in solitary confinement.
He said: "I and my brothers and sisters love her very much.
"We believe in her innocence and that she'll be exonerated in the end, which is why it's so hard for us to see her held in an American prison in solitary confinement without bail for over 260 days and counting.
"My sister is no monster. Ghislaine is a stepmother. A wife. A friend to many. A sister to me. No one deserves to be tortured when they're presumed innocent."
He added that the socialite is awaiting trial "based on allegations that date back 25 years by accusers whose names not even her own lawyers know."
Ian says his sister is "kind and compassionate" and claims she has received "hundreds" of letters of support while in prison.Ghislaine, pictured with Jeffrey Epstein, strongly denies all allegations of misconduct made against herCredit: Getty The website includes details of Ghislaine's life as well as her allegedly brutal jail conditionsCredit: realghislaine.com Ghislaine pictured with her brother Ian, her mother Elisabeth and her father and media mogul Robert MaxwellCredit: Bridgeman Images
He said: "Ghislaine is extremely grateful for the hundreds of beautiful and supportive letters from strangers some of whom write her on a daily basis."
The family says more than a dozen letters "affirming her honesty and integrity" have been submitted to the court ahead of Ghislaine's bail application.
Maxwell is being held in "restrictive" conditions in prison including guards sticking their fingers in her mouth and shining torches in her face every 15 minutes, the site alleges.
In the site's FAQ section, it claims: "The drinking water is full of contaminants and the food is inedible.
"Food has been fed to her on plastic trays that have melted when exposed to microwaved heating, making the food inedible and unsafe."
The site also details what books Ghislaine has been reading while inside including The Oregon Trail by Rinker Buck, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman and The Black Swan by Nicholas Taleb.
The family has also set up a Twitter account with the handle @RealGhislaine.
Ghislaine was arrested last July at a $1m home in New Hampshire and is being held at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn.
She is understood to be under suicide watch after Jeffrey Epstein killed himself while awaiting trial in August 2019.
Ghislaine Maxwell strongly denies all allegations of misconduct made against her.