Hunting Ghislaine with John Sweeney

Publisher: LBC

Critic Rating: 4.5/5


Ghislaine Maxwell is the daughter of a disgraced billionaire and the former partner of a super-rich paedophile who killed himself while awaiting trial for sex trafficking. After hiding for almost a year, she now finds herself facing multiple charges for helping Jeffrey Epstein sexually exploit and abuse under-age women which could lead to her spending the rest of her life in gaol.   In this new podcast series, Hunting Ghislaine, reporter John Sweeney investigates a fairy story which happens the wrong way round, of how a princess ends up accused of being the monster and no-one at all ends up happily e...

Critic Reviews

Score: 4.5

PR Staff - Podcast Review - Jan 13, 2021

"The show is well researched, if somewhat pulpy at times. The details of the show are gripping, delving deep into her upbringing and the far-reaching connections between Epstein and the world’s rich and powerful."

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Score: 4.5

Miranda Sawyer - The Guardian - Nov 21, 2020

"Presented and researched by veteran investigative reporter John Sweeney, this is as gripping as all his work. I don’t always agree with Sweeney, but he really is an immense storyteller: his script is fantastic, his interviewing to the point, his presentation fiery and compelling. I can’t say I’m looking forward to the rest of the series, as grooming and rape of underage girls is not really my bag, but Sweeney will no doubt make this a fascinating listen. As he says, we know the “where” – Ghislaine Maxwell is currently in a New York remand prison – but what he’s trying to find out is the “why”."

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