This is the last piece I'm writing on this topic. For previous musings/ramblings see this post
Here's a summary of previous posts:
Maxwell had tightly controlled social media accounts which she was publicly known to be associated with. Her private twitter remains up, but is protected and essentially private, meanwhile other proxy associates (terramar) are closed
Maxwell attended an ultra-exclusive Silicone Valley elite party in late 2011, around the same time the Maxwellhill article was written, celebrating "his/her rise". Given that the former Reddit CEO knew enough about her to recognize her at the party (implying she must have indirectly interacted before due to work), it seems she must have had some sort of relation to the website
Both Maxwell and Epstein acted with the press in a manner heavy on opsec
The dormant account seems to suggest it was indeed her own account. Past criminals also have left reddit accounts up, presumably because no one (on the admin side) wants to be implicated in destroying evidence from a legal POV
Even if the maxwellhill account is NOT her (despite the overwhelming evidence), it would almost certainly be someone else that is powerful, and has alarming preferences
The most important evidence I found on social media, naming styles, etc:
I've seen very little reference to the fact Maxwell had a (likely) Twitter account from 2011, and that this Twitter account also practiced pretty hardcore opsec to keep a low profile:
Is this Ghislaine Maxwell’s Twitter account? The accused sex trafficker has had a presence on the platform since 2011.
Jul 7, 2020, 4:21 pm* Tech Mikael Thalen Mikael Thalen
Ghislaine Maxwell, the recently arrested ex-girlfriend of convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, has had a largely unnoticed Twitter profile for nearly the last decade.
...The email used to register the account, although partially censored, appears to be possibly linked to Jeffrey Epstein, as a password reset request shows a prompt with the email: je**@e*.com.
I think that this Twitter account is easier to identify since there is a visible picture, and some high profile interactions, so we can state: Maxwell had a likely Twitter account first identified by a reddit crowdsource search.
The redditor who identified that one disappeared:
Even this Twitter account is "unproven" to be her, but anyone playing dumb over that is flatout retarded.
In her front companies she likes to add "max" to part of the name. This shows up with patterns with naming fronts, like "Ellmax:
...Maxwell’s name is also connected to a cottage in Salisbury, records show, for her company Ellmax. In 2015, the Daily Mail reported the home was occupied by Maxwell’s old friend, Catherine Vaughan Edwards. (Katie Vaughan Edwards was listed as a “director” of TerraMar in 2012 tax records.)
The current rumor on "Maxwellhill" is that it relates to her childhood home, or perhaps something relating to her fathers original last name ("Hoch" in German).
It is true that "Maxwell Hill" also happens to be a location in Malaysia, the place associates of Maxwellhill later (not initially in 2011, but in later interviews) claimed he/she was from. Yet her only comment on Malaysia makes her seem like an outsider, rather than an inhabitant who lived there.
Right. I believe it’s the same in SE Asia countries especially the Chinese in Singapore and Malaysia where the parents are driven by some innate fear that their children might not make it in education.
When I visited those countries several years ago, the school kids are enrolled into private tuition centres after schools for certain subjects. I doubt if any of them have time to play with their friends. Its ultra competitive over there - particularly in Singapore.
And that naming scheme makes little sense: why would you name yourself off of some random landmark close to you, if you focused your profile on being mysterious and anonymous? Would some random guy in South Dakota focused on keeping himself anonymous, name himself after Mt. Rushmore? The only way it makes sense would be if the name of this location had a personal relevance out of coincidence, perhaps due to sharing the same name, rather than having a geographic significance
The hiding and arrest evasive opsec patterns
Let's fast forward to post-Epstein, the Feds hunted for Maxwell.
She used an LLC front as a proxy, which paid cash up front to buy a private residence, showing intense understanding of opsec
July 2, 2020, 3:26 PM EDT
By Rich Schapiro and Tom Winter
Before Jeffrey Epstein's confidant Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested Thursday, she was hiding out at a 156-acre property in rural New Hampshire that was paid for in cash through a limited liability company, according to federal prosecutors.
The description matches a luxury home purchased last year for $1 million in a deal shrouded in secrecy, according to two people familiar with the transaction.
The home on East Washington Road in Bradford was bought in December through a limited liability company, Granite Reality LLC, set up the previous month, records show. The sale price was $1,070,750.
The previous owner did not know the identity of the buyer, and neither did the previous owner’s agent, according to people familiar with the transaction.
“The buyer was anonymous,” a person familiar with the deal told NBC News.
“It was always this mystery woman,” the person added. “I was like, ‘Is she an actress?’”
Notice the focus on a created smokescreen here.
The language around the opsec is remarkably similar to the 2011 Gizmodo interview around the "MaxwellHill" reddit account
The Story of the Most Successful Man/Woman/??? on Reddit
...It's a hell of an achievement, and everyone at Giz was curious about how Maxwellhill made it happen. So when I got an email from the Mysterious Max, I asked. Lucky for us, he answered. Or maybe she answered? The amazing thing about the emails we've been trading back and forth is that Maxwellhill has revealed almost no personal details.
That's actually awesome. The magic of anonymized Internet identity is that Maxwellhill could be anyone.
But could it really?
Two noteworthy examples of reddit accounts revealed to be associated with political figures in left-wing parties (I clarify left-wing not out of a partisan bias on the post, but because right-wing figures and "hate actors" get identified much more often, so this is rare) were "slaterhearst", and "stonetear"
A user who reached a pinaccle of influence in an "unauthorized" manner was later revealed to the Atlantic's associate editor
How The Atlantic successfully spammed Reddit
Under the alias slaterhearst, The Atlantic’s associate editor Jared Keller built up a reputation on Reddit—and the hits followed.
Mar 3, 2020,
When redditor slaterhearst got banned from Reddit last month, it was easy to assume he was just an ordinary Reddit spammer, selling out his services to the highest bidder...
...In his year on the site, Keller became a fairly influential redditor, collecting more than 176,000 link karma and, at one time, ranking in the top 30 among all users on a site that sees 35 million unique visitors a month.
Getting to such high influence without being on an "approved" list clearly set off alarms, and implies those remaining were actively allowed by admins.
Further fleshing out this piece of evidence is Maxwell attending a Silicone Valley party in 2011. This guest list was very exclusive, so much so that even spouses weren't necessarily invited, being a spouse or girlfriend wouldn't earn an invite
Top Silicon Valley VC firm Kleiner Perkins held its annual holiday party last night at the fancy Menlo Circus Club, and a lot of high-profile people were there.
With an ex-vice president in the house, even spouses weren't allowed in. The spots were reserved for investors and their portfolio founders.
So why was Maxwell there? Keep in mind this party was around the same time as the "Most successful man/woman on reddit" piece was written:
The former CEO of Reddit drew criticism this week after revealing that she and several others at a ritzy 2011 Silicon Valley Christmas party attended by Ghislaine Maxwell “knew” or “suspected” that she was allegedly supplying underage girls to Jeffrey Epstein but did not call her out.
Ellen Pao, the former CEO of Reddit, said in the tweet posted Monday that Maxwell was at the party hosted by Kleiner Perkins, a venture capital giant where she worked as a partner.
“She was at the Kleiner holiday party in 2011, but I had no desire to meet her much less have a photo taken with her,” Pao wrote in a tweet on Monday.
Here's an early (pre-exposed) article on Jeffrey Epstien, going on and on about his "mysterious" life from NYmag in 2002
Jeffrey Epstein: International Moneyman of Mystery
And this piece from 2003 in Vanity Fair:
THE TALENTED MR. EPSTEIN
Lately, Jeffrey Epstein’s high-flying style has been drawing oohs and aahs: the bachelor financier lives in New York’s largest private residence, claims to take only billionaires as clients, and flies celebrities including Bill Clinton and Kevin Spacey on his Boeing 727. But pierce his air of mystery and the picture changes. Vicky Ward explores Epstein’s investment career, his ties to retail magnate Leslie Wexner, and his complicated past.
BY VICKY WARD
JUNE 27, 2011
...Here are some of the hard facts about Epstein—ones that he doesn’t mind people knowing: He grew up middle-class in Brooklyn. His father worked for the city’s parks department. His parents viewed education as “the way out” for him and his younger brother,
...Before he signed on with Wexner, Epstein had several meetings with Harold Levin, then head of Wexner Investments, in which he enunciated ideas about currencies that Levin found incomprehensible. “In fact,” says someone who used to work very closely with Wexner, “almost everyone at the Limited wondered who Epstein was; he literally came out of nowhere.”
“Everyone was mystified as to what his appeal was,” says Robert Morosky, a former vice-chairman of the Limited.
...Epstein has evidently been asked to fire personal-staff members when needed. “He was that mysterious person that everyone was scared to death of,” says a former employee.
Note the focus on extreme ambiguity in meetings, that's not how a person typically acts, and suggests some sort of training.
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