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Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein, pictured in 2005

Jeffrey Epstein’s former girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell has filed a law suit in the US Virgin Islands, seeking payment from Epstein’s estate for her legal bills.

Miss Maxwell, 58, has been lying low since Epstein’s suicide on August 10.

三级成人视频On Friday, just hours before the deadline for claiming part of Epstein’s $636 million (£545m) fortune expired, Miss Maxwell’s lawyers filed their case seeking unspecified costs.

Miss Maxwell’s filing before the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands, settling his estate, denies knowledge of Epstein’s misconduct but seeks compensation for legal fees incurred from defending herself against lawsuits brought by his victims.

She claims Epstein had repeatedly made “clear and unambiguous” promises to always support her financially.

Ghislaine Maxwell, pictured in October 2016

“Maxwell reasonably and justifiably relied on Epstein’s promises and put her trust in Epstein that he would fulfill his promises,” the documents state.

In the court documents she alludes to the once-intimate relationship she had with the financier, describing herself as a long-time employee who formed “a legal and special relationship” with him.

The complaint said Miss Maxwell “had no involvement in or knowledge of Epstein’s alleged misconduct.”

The suit says she “has incurred significant legal fees, personal security costs and other expenses” because of her work for a number of his businesses from 1999 to 2006.

Among those tasks, the lawsuit said, was managing Epstein's homes in the Virgin Islands, New York, Paris, Florida and New Mexico.

Jeffrey Epstein's private island in the US Virgin Islands

三级成人视频The suit says she also worked for his C.O.U.Q. Foundation, which provided donations to cancer charities, schools and other foundations.

三级成人视频The Miami law firm Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer filed the action on behalf of Miss Maxwell, instead of her usual Denver, Colorado-based lawyers. The Miami firm has an office in the Virgin Islands and has not responded to requests for comment.

三级成人视频Miss Maxwell’s current whereabouts are unknown.

In August a New York tabloid published photos of her, which it said were taken recently at a burger bar in Los Angeles. Many suspected the photos were faked.

三级成人视频Some reports have suggested she is hiding in Israel, or France, or even being protected by the FBI.

Lawyers for one of Epstein’s accusers, Annie Farmer, tried unsuccessfully for several months to locate Miss Maxwell in order to serve her with notice of the lawsuit, according to a court filing in January.

Miss Maxwell now faces a court-imposed deadline to file a response to Miss Farmer’s allegations by March 27.

三级成人视频She is also a named defendant in three civil lawsuits pending in New York filed by Epstein's alleged victims, including that of Miss Farmer, 40, who alleges that Miss Maxwell sexually assaulted her at Epstein’s New Mexico ranch in 1996 when Farmer was 16 years old. 

The British heiress is also currently under federal investigation for her alleged role in Epstein’s child sex-trafficking conspiracy, according to multiple reports.

三级成人视频Miss Maxwell has denied accusations of wrongdoing.