A death in the Atlantic Ocean, a media empire that once had $4 billion in debt, and a luxury yacht named the Lady Ghislaine: Take a look at Ghislaine Maxwell's family history
- Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite who has been accused of serving as Jeffrey Epstein's madam, is the daughter of the late media mogul Robert Maxwell.
- In 1991, Robert Maxwell was found dead in the Atlantic Ocean after falling off the luxury yacht he named after his daughter, INSIDER previously reported.
- Ghislaine's brothers, Ian and Kevin Maxwell, were tried with and ultimately acquitted of financial crimes related to their father's businesses in 1996, according to the New York Times.
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Ghislaine Maxwell has become a topic of public scrutiny for her relationship with former financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who was arrested on charges of sex trafficking in July. Epstein was found dead after an apparent suicide on August 10. At the time of his death, Epstein had been while awaiting trial in a New York jail.
But Maxwell's family has plenty of scandals of its own, dating back to the 1990s. Keep reading to learn more about the Maxwell family.
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