During Ghislaine Maxwell’s decades-long association with Jeffrey Epstein, the exact nature of their relationship has been hard to pin down. Were they romantic partners, business associates, best friends? The new Peacock docuseries “Epstein’s Shadow: Ghislaine Maxwell” focuses on Maxwell’s mysterious life and her infamous association with the disgraced financier and now-deceased sex criminal.

The federal government alleges that, at the core, Maxwell and Epstein were co-conspirators in a sex trafficking scheme wherein the former socialite groomed and recruited young girls to be sexually abused by Epstein. Maxwell has pleaded not guilty to the charges against her. Now as Maxwell sits in a federal jail, the media’s focus has shifted away from Epstein. What did she know? Was she complicit? How did she become so deeply enmeshed in the life of a convicted pedophile?

It’s unclear exactly when Maxwell and Epstein first met….

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