GHISLAINE Maxwell reportedly admitted Jeffrey Epstein had “secret tapes of Donald Trump and Bill Clinton” but she didn’t know where they were.
Maxwell is pictured with Trump on September 18, 2000 in New York CityCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Jeffrey Epstein, left, and Donald Trump are pictured in Palm Beach, Florida, in 1997Credit: Getty Images – Getty
Ghislaine allegedly told Rosen: ‘If you get the tapes on Trump you have to do [Bill] Clinton'(pictured)Credit: Reuters
Rosen’s made the claims in his new book – Ticking Clock: Behind the Scenes at 60 Minutes – which was released on Tuesday, according to the Daily Mail.
The award-winning writer and producer’s new book alleges Maxwell acknowledged secret video footage existed in a 2016 meeting.
Ghislaine – who is facing up to 35 years in prison on sex-trafficking charges and is awaiting judgement in Manhattan federal court – spoke with Rosen prior to the 2016 presidential election, the news outlet reported.
Rosen recalled telling the British socialite: “I want the tapes. I know he [Epstein] was videotaping everyone and I want the tapes of Trump with the girls.”
Before asking Maxwell to “ask Epstein” about the tapes, she allegedly replied: “I don’t know where they are.”
His statement allegedly prompted Ghislaine to say: “If you get the tapes on Trump you have to do [Bill] Clinton.”
Ghislaine Maxwell is facing up to 35 years in prison on sex-trafficking chargesCredit: Getty Images
Ghislaine Maxwell is awaiting judgement in Manhattan federal courtCredit: Reuters
According to the report, Rosen details in his book about the alleged conversation, where he claimed to ask the Ghislaine: “Trump could be elected president and how would you feel if those tapes emerged after he was in office?”
He added: “She gave me a stern look and pointed a finger in my face.
“She said: ‘I am the daughter of a press baron. I know the way you people think. If you do one side, you must do the other. If you get the tapes on Trump you have to do Clinton’.”
Rosen reportedly explains in his memoir, which is listed for $22.99 on Amazon, that the socialite “didn’t want Trump elected, but said that Hillary Clinton was comfortably ahead and there was no need for the story to come out.”
“Besides, she said, Epstein never shared with her the location of the tapes,” Rosen wrote.
Donald and Melania Trump are pictured with Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine MaxwellCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Maxwell spoke with Rosen prior to the 2016 presidential election, according to reportsCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Rosen’s book comes as Maxwell’s attorney Bobbi Sternheim criticized her allegedly harsh jail conditions in a Manhattan Federal Court letter on Tuesday.
She has been held in the Metropolitan Detention Center in New York since last year and recently demanded access to her personal laptop after slamming jail computers as “too slow.”
Court papers, filed Tuesday and obtained by the New York Post, revealed the letter to Judge Alison Nathan.
Sternheim wrote to Judge Nathan: “Ms. Maxwell continues to be at the mercy of a revolving group of security officers who are used to guarding hundreds of inmates but now focus their undivided attention exclusively on one respectful, middle-aged female pretrial detainee.
“Recently, out of view of the security camera, Ms. Maxwell was placed in her isolation cell and physically abused during a pat down search.
“When she asked that the camera be used to capture the occurrence, a guard replied ‘no.’
“When Ms. Maxwell recoiled in pain and when she said she would report the mistreatment, she was threatened with disciplinary action.”
The attorney added: “She is withering to a shell of her former self – losing weight, losing hair, and losing her ability to concentrate.”
Sternheim also claimed Maxwell is suffering from sleep deprivation as jail guards check on her every 15 minutes.
He said Maxwell was ordered to scrub down a shower with a broom in response to her requesting the guard near her to be on camera, the letter reportedly states.
Maxwell was arrested in July 2020 on charges that she recruited women and girls as young as 14 years old for Epstein to sexually abuse in the mid-1990s.