Ghislaine Maxwell could have been secretly operating one of the most powerful Reddit accounts of all time, according to a widely shared conspiracy theory on the website.
There is no definitive proof that the account is run by Ghislaine but hundreds of users have pointed out the u/maxwellhill handle has fallen silent since her July 2 arrest on sex trafficking charges related to Jeffrey Epstein.
In a Twitter post, YouTuber Joe Leonard wrote: 'Ghislane Maxwell was the first person on reddit to hit 1 million karma LMAO! She's the #8 karma to this day. Her posts to /r/worldnews constituted roughly 30% of the posts there. This connection was made after she was arrested and that account stopped posting there after 14 years.'
The u/maxwellhill account has not posted since July 1 despite posting on a regular basis for 14 years about the biggest new stories across the world, covering everything from Israel to Donald Trump and space.
Others have pointed out the account often discusses the age of consent around the world but completely steers clear of any stories relating to Epstein.
Karma points on are earned by user interactions with Reddit accounts; records show the u/maxwellhill handle currently has more than 14 million points and is one of the top rated on the site.
Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged perverted cohort Ghislaine Maxwell asked to be allowed to stay in a luxury New York City hotel — instead of federal lockup — until her trial, it surfaced Tuesday.
Maxwell, a British socialite who is accused of recruiting and grooming underage girls for the late multimillionaire convicted pedophile, asked a Manhattan judge to allow her to be released from custody, promising to stay around in tony hotel digs and not flee, until her expected trial next year.
Manhattan Judge Alison Nathan not only denied Maxwell’s request, she ordered the accused madam to remain behind bars without bail.
A federal judge overseeing a 2015 civil case against Ghislaine Maxwell agreed to unseal documents related to the case now that the longtime associate of Jeffrey Epstein is awaiting trial on charges that she helped recruit girls who were sexually abused.
] U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska, an appointee of former President George W. Bush, verbally unsealed the documents in a ruling held via teleconference, according to the Miami Herald.
The documents are related to a 2015 defamation case brought by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who claims Epstein sexually abused her while she was a minor and that Maxwell was an accomplice. The case was settled in 2017, and the Herald had sued to uncover the documents in February.
The documents include a more-than-400-page deposition from Maxwell and Giuffre.
Maxwell has opposed unsealing the documents on the basis that they may prove to be embarrassing or interfere with ongoing legal matters, though Preska said Thursday the presumption of public access to these documents “far outweighed” those concerns.
"In the context of this case, especially its allegations of sex trafficking of young girls, the court finds any minor embarrassment or annoyance resulting from Ms. Maxwell's mostly non-testimony ... is far outweighed by the presumption of public access," she said.
Maxwell was charged by federal prosecutors in early July with four counts related to procuring and transporting minors for illegal sex acts and two counts of perjury for allegedly lying about her involvement. The 58-year-old is facing up to 35 years in prison.