Naomi Clarke, PA Entertainment Reporter
ITV has commissioned a new documentary film on Ghislaine Maxwell, who is currently awaiting trial in a US jail.
The documentary will feature interviews with key figures at the centre of the allegations of abuse surrounding Maxwell and her relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, including alleged victims and her siblings, some speaking publicly for the first time on the matter.
The British socialite, 59, has said she is innocent of all charges alleging that she recruited teenagers who were not yet adults for Epstein to sexually abuse from 1994 to 2004.
The film will cover the trial by jury and will examine how a woman who mixed in elite circles in Britain and the US ended up being accused of involvement in a world of sex trafficking and grooming.
ITV said it will aim to bring new and revealing insight into the case by drawing on testimonies and archive footage.
The documentary is provisionally titled Ghislaine, and will also feature interviews with staff, friends, lawyers and investigators.
It will be presented by broadcaster and journalist Ranvir Singh, who is Good Morning Britain’s political editor.
Fremantle UK will produce the documentary, with Yvonne Alexander and Fatima Salaria as executive producers.
The opening statements at Maxwell’s trial, which is expected to last six weeks, are scheduled for November 29th.
Epstein, a wealthy financier, was found dead in August 2019 in his cell in a Manhattan federal jail where he awaited a sex trafficking trial.
The film will air after the conclusion of Maxwell’s trial.