Alleged sex trafficker and UK socialite Ghislaine Maxwell has revealed details of her life behind bars and fears it will be impossible to get a fair trial.
Maxwell has been held in Brooklyn's Metropolitan Detention Center in New York since her arrest in July 2020 and says she is being treated "inhumanely", according to the Mail on Sunday.
"I used to go to the loo with an open sewer drain and a friendly rat would regularly visit," Maxwell tells the Mail. "I told the guards, but nothing was done until the rat popped out and charged a guard who screamed in terror.
"Finally, the sewer drain was covered."
Maxwell faces a maximum of 80 years in prison if found guilty of abusing and procuring young girls for her ex-boyfriend, convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
Maxwell's trial is scheduled to start on November 29 with jury selection beginning on Monday.
The 59-year-old, who has been refused bail on four occasions, has pleaded not guilty to all charges and says she will vehemently protest her innocence in court where she worries it will be impossible to get a fair trial.
Maxwell complains she is being held in "inhumane" solitary confinement the entire time. She told the Mail she has stopped taking showers every day because of the "creepy guards who stand close and stare at me the whole time".
Maxwell's relationship with Prince Andrew will be back under the spotlight at the trial after the Prince allegedly had a woman "sex trafficked" - claims the UK royal vehemently denies all and insists he cannot remember ever meeting complainant Virginia Roberts.
Roberts, who claims she was "sex trafficked" to the Prince three times - the first when she was just 17 and legally underage - is expected to face Maxwell across the courtroom.
Roberts has described Maxwell as "a monster" while also saying, "She's vicious, pure evil. Epstein was a sick paedophile but Ghislaine was the mastermind."