(SNews) – Jeffrey Epstein’s convicted sex trafficking accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell has been thrown into solitary confinement in her Florida prison, according to reports.
Maxwell was reportedly taken to solitary confinement by authorities at the Federal Correctional Institute Tallahassee after she declared that dead pedophile Epstein “was murdered.”
She was allegedly punished over a recorded jailhouse interview that aired in January.
Epstein was found dead in a New York jail cell in August 2019 while awaiting trial for sex trafficking charges.
His death was officially ruled as a suicide but many believe he was murdered due to the dirt he had on powerful elites.
During Maxwell’s recent interview, she asserted that Epstein was murdered to ensure his silence.
Maxwell, who was convicted of procuring underage girls for Epstein and his powerful friends, “was handcuffed and slung into solitary confinement for 48 hours after prison authorities accused her of profiting from a media interview,” the Daily Mail reported Monday.
“She protested her innocence but was marched off to the Special Housing Unit (SHU) — a ‘prison within a prison’ comprising tiny, grim cells where inmates are locked up for 23 hours at a time and fed through slits in the door.”
The Daily Mail quotes unnamed “insiders” as saying that the inmate they know as “Max” was suddenly taken away.
They said Maxwell “was just minding her own business when they came in, turned her around, and handcuffed her.”
“She got really upset, she was crying, she was yelling that she hadn’t received any money, but nobody saw her again for three days.”
“The SHU is not a nice place,” the Mail’s source said.
“It’s like a little box and you’re only allowed out to shower once a day.
“There’s no contact from anyone, no privileges, they slide your meals through a slot.”
According to the report, Maxwell’s interview was aired on January 23 on TalkTV.
The interview would have violated the terms of her 20-year federal prison sentence if she received payment for the appearance.
Also in question was how the interview was obtained.
As federal prisoner number 02879-509, she is permitted video calls with only those family members and friends on a list approved by the federal prison, according to the report.
She apparently conducted the interviews during phone calls with her friend, filmmaker Daphne Barak.
Maxwell made headlines for several remarks made during those interviews.
One much-publicized comment was that she believed Epstein, contrary to the official narrative, did not commit suicide in his jail cell in 2019.
“I believe that he was murdered,” Maxwell said.
When she heard the news of his death, “I was shocked,” she said.
“And I wondered how it had happened.
“Because as far as I was concerned, he was going to …
“I was sure he was going to appeal.
“And I was sure that he was covered under the non-prosecution agreement.”
She also expressed regret for her association with Epstein during the interview.
“I honestly wish I’d never met him, you know, looking back now,” she told the interviewer.
“I probably wish I had stayed in England.”
Perhaps the most infamous aspect of the widely-publicized January interview was her apparent refusal to issue any sort of apology to the young victims of her crimes.
The best sentiment she could muster was, “I wish them time to heal and to be able to have a productive and good life going forward.”
Maxwell also used the interview to again question the authenticity of a photograph of Britain’s Prince Andrew with one of Epstein’s victims.
Andrew, Duke of York, is pictured with Virginia Giuffre, who was then a teenager known as Virginia Roberts.
“It’s a fake,” Maxwell insisted.
“I don’t believe it’s real for a second, in fact, I’m sure it’s not.
“There’s never been an original.”
The week after her claim was publicized, the Daily Mail published a story quoting a Florida-based photographic expert.
The expert concluded that he believed the photo to be genuine.
The Mail, which was the first news outlet to publish the photo 12 years ago, said the photo was taken on a Kodak disposable camera and that it was developed at a Walgreens pharmacy in West Palm Beach, Florida, on March 13, 2001.
The photo “was developed at a one-hour lab making it virtually impossible to doctor,” according to the report.