Saturday 26 November 2022 11:38 PM Ghislaine Maxwell's appeal is in jeopardy as her estranged husband refuses to ... trends now
Ghislaine Maxwell's appeal against her 20-year jail sentence for sexual abuse lies in tatters – because her estranged husband has refused to pay her lawyers.
Scott Borgerson, 46, who secretly married Maxwell, 60, in 2016, controls her fortune after she transferred up to £20million into a trust fund before her arrest in 2020.
But Borgerson ended the relationship with Maxwell during a phone call to the New York prison where she was awaiting trial.
Now he has been accused of failing to pay a $900,000 legal bill to her defence team and provide the $1million required to challenge the conviction.
Until the cash is transferred, her legal team is unlikely to meet a January deadline, forcing her to face the prospect she might die behind bars.
Ghislaine Maxwell with her now estranged husband Scott Borgerson pictured at an NGO event. Maxwell's friends now fear her attempt at appeal could be in jeopardy over claims her husband is refusing to pay her legal costs
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