Before Ghislaine Maxwell moved to a remote hideaway in New Hampshire where she was arrested earlier this month, the accused sex trafficker and her younger boyfriend were living in a seaside Massachusetts town — but neighbors there tried to push them out once they learned of the British socialite’s ties with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
According to the Daily Mail, Maxwell and Scott Borgerson, a 44-year-old tech CEO, had been living in Borgerson’s home in Manchester-by-the-Sea, outside of Boston, from March to December 2019, when Maxwell bought a Bradford, New Hampshire, home using an LLC that hid her identity.
According to the report, Borgerson’s property is part of a multi-home estate called Sharksmouth. The other five properties on the estate are owned by a separate trust.
A resident told the Daily Mail that the neighbors were disgusted to learn that someone possibly involved in pedophilia and sex trafficking was living among them, and joined together to make sure Maxwell, 58, and her boyfriend did not feel welcome.
“[W]hen they realized who Maxwell was, the trustees were revolted … They wanted to ostracize them as much as possible and make them feel they weren’t welcome on Sharksmouth or in Manchester,” a resident told the Daily Mail.
‘They felt sex trafficking and pedophilia are the most disgusting things in the world and they wanted them off the property.”
According to the Daily Mail, the neighbors’ resentment of Maxwell and Borgerson escalated into a court case in which the trustees asked a judge to prohibit the couple from accessing shared features of the multi-acre estate, including a beach path.
But the couple fled to New Hampshire before a ruling was made.
Maxwell is in custody in Brooklyn, facing six federal counts accusing her of perjury and recruiting minors into Epstein’s alleged sex trafficking ring. Earlier this week, a judge denied her bail and ordered Maxwell remanded until her trial, which is not expected to begin until July 2021.
For the latest true crime and justice news, subscribe to the ‘Crime Stories with Nancy Grace’ podcast:
[Featured image: Ghislaine Maxwell/Corredor99/MediaPunch /IPX via AP]