Jeffrey Epstein’s convicted sex trafficking accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell has finally broken her silence on her “special” relationship with former President Bill Clinton.
Maxwell called their relationship a “special friendship” that lasted for years because they have “lots in common.”
However, she also claims that Bill Clinton is a “victim” of Epstein and says that she “feels bad” for him.
Maxwell made the comments to the Daily Mail during her first interview from behind the walls of the Florida prison where she is serving 20 years for her role in Epstein’s sex trafficking ring.
“Yes, I follow what is happening to him,” Maxwell said about Prince Andrew.
“He is paying such a price for the association with Jeffrey Epstein.
“I care about him, and I feel so bad for him.
“There are many people who have been impacted by this story who have been canceled, some friends of mine who never even met Epstein lost their jobs.
“People who literally had nothing to do with him whatsoever have been canceled.
“So I think for all those people, including some of them who never met him, it’s been a very heavy price that has been paid due to the cancel culture.
“So, you know, from that perspective, I think it’s been very difficult for a lot of people.
“I accept that this friendship could not survive my conviction.
“I don’t have an expectation,” she said.
“People who I have been friends with – and very close friends with – whoever they may be, well, I can’t think about what they will want to do or not do.
“I can only control what I do.”
She then moved on to her relationship with Bill Clinton.
“It was a special friendship, which continued over the years,” she said of her relationship with the ex-president.
“We had lots in common.
“I feel bad that he is another victim, only because of his association with Jeffrey.
“I understand that he, like others, can no longer consider me as a friend.”
Maxwell then reiterated her claims that she regrets meeting Epstein.
“I said in open court in my statement that meeting Jeffrey Epstein was the greatest mistake of my life,” she said.
“And obviously, if I could go back today and I would avoid meeting him, and I would say that would be the greatest mistake I’ve ever made, and I would make different choices for where I would work. Obviously.
“I think there are many women who can identify with my story.
“Many have either fallen in love with or had relationships with men that in hindsight they look back on and say ‘What was I thinking?’
“I imagine there’s not a woman on the planet who would not think that about one or other of their boyfriends.
“There were things to mention here about him that I cannot discuss because of the appeal, but I can’t say anything more than that.
“All this is a fictional version of me,” she claims.
“It has been created to fit the storyline.
“It has nothing to do with who I am.
“So many people contribute to the fake, created version, like a Disney character, the Wicked Witch if you will.”
Maxwell then claims that she’s been in danger since being locked up.
“Jails are dangerous,” she said.
“And, actually, given what I have seen and witnessed in jail – guards selling drugs and being inappropriate in every way, I have seen all those things and therefore feel prisons are not safe spaces.
“Until you’ve been here, you really don’t understand how appalling it is,” she said.
“I would tell anybody to do everything possible to avoid coming to jail.”