Writer in Ghaslain Maxwell's 'little black book' lifts the lid on New York high society in the 90s
A writer who claims she was in Ghislaine Maxwell's 'little black book' has lifted the lid on secretive high society circles is the US that have become threatened with scandal since Jeffrey Epstein's arrest last year.
Helen Kirwan-Taylor, who was born in New York but now lives in Notting Hill, west London told The Sunday Telegraph she remembers Maxwell as being 'quick-witted, attention-seeking and the complete darling of her set'.
She also said British people in the Big Apple with 'any whiff of poshness' were always accepted into the best soirees in the Nineties, and that they 'managed to infiltrate every circle, appearing at all the right parties and nightclubs'.
Maxwell, 58, is currently being held at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, New York as she awaits trial on charges of conspiring with Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse girls. Epstein was charged with sex trafficking but died in jail while awaiting trial last year. She denies all the charges.
Speaking about her memory of Maxwell - who has been charged with multiple counts of criminal sex trafficking - Helen wrote: 'Ghislaine was like a sniffer dog: sharp, alert and with a nose that could detect any useful information.
'She appeared at every party along with half a dozen of the then 'it girls' whose main occupation seemed to be finding a wealthy man with a "house". Ghislaine’s close female friends, however, were career-minded and independent as she clearly was. Many worked in the City.'
Helen was included in the book due to her ...
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