Joining us is Vicky Ward, a New York Times bestselling author, investigative journalist and the host and co-producer of Chasing Ghislaine. In 2002 Vicky conducted one of the few interviews ever given by Jeffrey Epstein, the disgraced financier and convicted sex offender.
Vicky has now turned her sights on Epstein’s former confidante, Ghislaine Maxwell. The British socialite is currently on trial for allegedly helping Epstein to prey on young girls. Subsequently, Vicky has turned her investigative work into a hit podcast series and new 3-part docuseries, which is available on Discovery+ in the UK and US.
Vicky fills us in on the latest events surrounding Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial and continuing efforts to get to the bottom of this murky tale.
“I’ve never had such a horrific experience reporting, before or since.” – Vicky Ward
00:00 – The trailer from the docuseries Chasing Ghislaine.
03:08 – What the documentary is all about.
10:24 – The narcissistic nature of Jeffrey Epstein and how he got under people’s skin.
18:13 – Vicky’s relationship with Annie Farmer and her cross-examination.
22:11 – What the media isn’t reporting about the trial.
26:39 – The difficult position the jury is in.
31:44 – Why the prosecution hasn’t brought forward some key witnesses.
36:29 – The importance of hearing the defence’s case before making judgment.
42:14 – The mystery around Robert Maxwell and how Ghislaine and Epstein met.
49:08 – The range of litigations and cases related to Epstein.
53:26 – Why Vicky feels less vulnerable producing a podcast than writing a book.
55:54 – The difference in writing content for podcasts rather than books.
58:35 – The next project Vicky’s working on which focuses on a gothic murder mystery.
1:01:30 – The legacy Vicky hopes to leave with her Chasing Ghislaine docuseries.
1:03:28 – A clip showing Jeffrey Epstein’s relationship towards women.