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Ghislaine Maxwell In-N-Out Burger photo may be Photoshopped, doctored




In the weeks after Jeffrey Epstein’s arrest ⁠— and suicide ⁠— Ghislaine Maxwell remained a mystery.

The woman, who hasn’t yet been charged with a crime related to Epstein’s alleged sex trafficking, seemed to have gone off the grid. She had left the home of a tech CEO she befriended, and was nowhere to be found.

The New York Post found her in the unlikeliest of places: The In-N-Out Burger in Hollywood. Calling them “the first photos” since Epstein’s death, the Post reported that Maxwell “was scarfing down a burger, fries and shake al fresco at an In-N-Out Burger on Monday,” August 12, while reading a book about “the secret lives and deaths of CIA operatives.”

The photographer told the Post that Maxwell was “perfectly friendly, very lovely” and that Maxwell remarked it would be the “last time” she would eat there.

But new questions raised by The Mail throw the veracity of the photos into question — and raise the possibility that the situation could have been a set-up.

The Daily Mail visited the In-N-Out on Friday. Its reporters found that the advertisement posted behind Maxwell, on a bus stop, was for a local hospital.

But the New York Post photos show a poster for “Good Boys,” the newly released rated R movie where pre-teens make sex jokes, in the same spot. Outfront Media, the advertising agency that manages posters on that bus stop, told the Daily Mail that the hospital poster had been there since July 28.

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Carly Zipp, a representative for Outfront Media, said she thinks the pictures were doctored.

“We think the poster in the Maxwell picture was photoshopped in,” Zipp told The Daily Mail. “We checked… and we have no evidence or record of Good Boys ever being there.”

Jeffrey Epstein.
Uma Sanghvi/Palm Beach Post via REUTERS

The diner who took the photo also seems to have used a sophisticated camera lens, according to The Daily Mail, rather than a smartphone camera. It raises the possibility that the photo was taken by a professional photographer, rather than a regular diner who incidentally recognized Maxwell, as the Post claimed.

A representative for the New York Post didn’t immediately respond to INSIDER’s request for comment.

There are other issues with the photo, as the Daily Mail pointed out.

In one of the photos, Maxwell has two drinks on the table with her, yet the Post reported she was “sitting alone.” One cup is red, which is the standard cup for sodas. The other, sitting closer to Maxwell, is green, for shakes.

A court drawing of Epstein from a court appearance in July.
Reuters/Jane Rosenberg

The Post also reported that she was with a “pet pooch,” which was nowhere to be found in the photographs.

The Daily Mail also pointed out the oddness of Maxwell’s pose. In the first photo, she seems to be caught somewhat unaware, with her glasses on and still gripping her burger wrapping. In the second photo, her glasses are off, she’s directly facing the camera, and her hair and posture are fixed while her knuckles gently graze her left cheek. It all seems a bit too perfect.

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