Ghislaine Maxwell sued for owing $870,000 in legal bills in Jeffrey Epstein case

A Denver-based law firm sued Ghislaine Maxwell (left) for owing $878,302 in unpaid bills in a criminal case involving the late Jeffrey Epstein (right) (Pictures: Rex/Shutterstock)

Disgraced British socialite has been sued for allegedly owing nearly $900,000 in fees to a law firm that defended her in the criminal case.

Denver-based Haddon, Morgan and Foreman, PC, filed a lawsuit against her, her brother Kevin Maxwell and her husband Scott Borgerson in a district court on Monday, according to .

Ghislaine, 60, retained the high-profile firm after she was indicted in June 2020 for her alleged role in procuring underage girls for Epstein to sexually abuse. The firm had already represented Ghislaine in civil cases linked to the late financier.

The 18-page complaint states that Ghislaine told the firm that she and her brother ‘would coordinate the financial aspects of her defense, including paying HMF’s (Haddon, Morgan and Foreman) attorneys’ fees and also costs advanced by the firm’.

While representing Ghislaine early in the criminal case, the firm grew worried about her ‘willingness and ability to meet her financial obligations’, the suit states.

In August 2020, the firm informed Kevin that it ‘could no longer represent’ her. A couple days later, her brother and the firm agreed ‘he would personally guarantee and agree to maintain a $100,000 balance in the firm’s client trust account at all times’, according to the suit.

But by January 2021, Ghislaine owed $141,160 to the firm.

Still, Kevin ‘made a handful of sporadic payments’ to stop the firm from cutting her loose, the complaint states.

‘Despite his promises, however, he never brought Ms Maxwell’s account current, let alone refreshed the evergreen retainer,’ it reads.

In November 2021, the firm notified Kevin that it would no longer keep his sister as a client unless he paid immediately. He responded that Borgerson controlled her money and was responsible for delaying payments to the attorneys, the suit states.

Ghislaine was convicted in December 2021 of sex trafficking and transporting a minor to participate in illegal sex acts, as well as two conspiracy charges.

She owed the firm $956,671 in fees and other charges in early January 2022, the suit claims. Her brother paid $143,500, bringing her balance down to $878,302 without interest.

‘Mr Maxwell breached the agreement by failing to pay for services and advanced costs on behalf of Ms Maxwell,’ the suit states.

Ghislaine is serving her 20-year sentence at the Tallahassee Federal Correctional Institution.

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