Two-Hour “20/20” Dives Into Elusive Past of Ghislaine Maxwell As She Awaits Trial For Aiding Jeffrey Epstein

A special two-hour 20/20 will dive into the elusive past of Ghislaine Maxwell as she awaits trial for charges accusing her of aiding Jeffrey Epstein, and will feature footage from an exclusive ABC News television interview with her brother, Ian Maxwell, on Friday, June 25th on ABC.

What’s Happening:

  • Who is Ghislaine Maxwell? 20/20 dives into the elusive past of one of the world’s most notorious accused sex traffickers, currently awaiting trial on charges of allegedly aiding convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein in sexually abusing underage girls.
  • The two-hour program explores her wealthy upbringing, growing up in one of the richest families in England as the daughter of British publishing tycoon Robert Maxwell; how the scandalous death of her father upended her life; how she came to know Epstein; details about her alleged role in Epstein’s crimes; and her upcoming trial. The program features footage from foreign correspondent James Longman’s exclusive television interview with Maxwell’s brother, Ian Maxwell, who believes that his sister, who has pleaded not guilty to all charges, is innocent.
  • 20/20 also includes exclusive childhood and family photos that depict Maxwell in a never-before-seen light and features interviews with Annie Farmer, the only alleged victim from the criminal complaint against Maxwell to self-identify; David Oscar Markus, Maxwell family attorney; Vassi Chamberlain, a journalist who knew Maxwell; John Preston, author of Fall a new book on Robert Maxwell; women who survived Epstein’s alleged crimes and fought back to reclaim their lives; and more. 20/20 airs on Friday, June 25 (9:01-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC.
  • ABC News’ 20/20 is an award-winning primetime program anchored by David Muir and Amy Robach. A proven leader as a long-form newsmagazine for over 40 years, 20/20 features unforgettable, character-driven true-crime mysteries, exclusive newsmaker interviews, hard-hitting investigative reports and in-depth coverage of high profile stories. The two-hour 20/20 events air Fridays from 9:01–11:00 p.m. EDT on ABC and are available to stream on ABC News digital platforms and Hulu.