Ghislaine Maxwell in £21million bid for bail for Christmas ahead of abuse trial

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Ghislaine Maxwell hopes to go before a court tomorrow in a £21million bid to be released on bail in time for Christmas ahead of an abuse trial.

The British socialite is accused of perjury and grooming three girls aged 18 and under to be sexually abused by herself and paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

Her lawyers are preparing for a hearing in New York to reapply for bail despite no such appearance being scheduled by a judge.

Maxwell, 58, charged in the US in July, is in solitary confinement in custody.

Her husband Scott Borgerson, 44, has offered a £21million bail bond in an effort to convince the court she will not flee.

Seven people have backed her bid to be released to home confinement.

One called her “principled”, one likened her to Princess Diana, and others said they would leave their children in her care.

But Annie Farmer, 41, who was 16 when Maxwell allegedly sexually assaulted her, called her a “psychopath”.

Maxwell denies all charges.

US billionaire Epstein, 66, killed himself last year as he awaited trial on underage sex trafficking charges.