House Of Maxwell charts the story of one of the most extraordinary family sagas the world has ever seen.
When Ghislaine Maxwell was convicted last year of grooming and trafficking underage girls, she became the most notorious member of a family already mired in controversy. To understand the Ghislaine Maxwell story you must understand her family.
Spanning more than half a century, this is a staggering tale of fortunes built and lost, mysterious deaths, and a spectacular descent into scandal and criminality.
From her father Robert Maxwell’s beginnings as an impoverished survivor of the Holocaust, via the extraordinary creation and collapse of his multi-million-pound media business, to his apparently accidental death and revelations of fraud on a grand scale.
From the dark story of Ghislaine Maxwell’s upbringing as a multi-millionaire’s daughter and a life of high society glamour, to her crimes in collusion with Jeffrey Epstein and their impact on their victims.
The story is told using intimate first-hand testimony – including from a survivor speaking for the first time about their experience of the crimes of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell – and exclusive never-before-seen sources of archive.
House Of Maxwell is a story woven through British and American society and culture and will offer a unique window into a world of money, power, and abuse across half a century.
Series One, Episode One:
When Ghislaine Maxwell was convicted of grooming and trafficking underage girls she became a household name with her face on front pages of newspapers all over the world. But she wasn’t always the most notorious member of the Maxwell family.
This episode tells the story of how her father Robert started the extraordinary saga that is the Maxwell family story, and the formative influence he had on the lives of Ghislaine and his other children.