The former close friend of deceased billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein is under Special Forces guard after receiving “credible death threats”.
Maxwell faces “credible death threats” and is being guarded by former US Navy SEALs in safe houses in the American Midwest, a source told The Daily Mail.
“There has been so much rubbish written about Ghislaine. The reality is she receives multiple, credible death threats on a daily basis. The hate mail is sometimes 2 [feet, 60cm] high,” the source said.
“She is constantly moving. Her life is in danger. She is being guarded by the best of the very best and that includes former US Navy SEALs. She’s not under the protection of any government. She’s on her own.”
The report follows claims published in the New York Post, claiming that Maxwell is outside of the US and moving between countries including the United Kingdom and Israel.
“Ghislaine is protected. She and Jeffrey were assets of sorts for multiple foreign governments. They would trade information about the powerful people caught in his net — caught at Epstein’s house,” the source told the Post.
Rumours about Maxwell’s hideaways come after reports last month that the FBI is investigating Maxwell for her ties to Epstein.
The FBI is also reportedly interested in her friend Prince Andrew, who has been accused of having sex with an underage American woman, Virginia Roberts Guiffre.
Prince Andrew’s relationship with financier Epstein cost him sponsors, his royal duties and is now costing him his digs at Buckingham Palace.
The prince, who is eighth in line for the British crown, was reportedly forced to move his private office out of the palace.
Some reports claimed Maxwell would come out of hiding to defend Prince Andrew from accusations, but she has not.
This report originally appeared on Fox News and is reprinted here with permission.