Ghislaine Maxwell wanted to recruit Paris Hilton for pedophile pal Jeffrey Epstein when she spotted the striking then-teen in New York in the early 2000s, a report said Friday.
When Maxwell saw Hilton at a party, she was stunned by her good looks and told a friend that the 19-year-old Hilton would be “perfect for Jeffrey,” Dailymail.com reported.
The scene was recounted by British journalist and longtime Maxwell friend Christopher Mason in the upcoming Lifetime docuseries “Surviving Jeffrey Epstein,” which is set to air Sunday, according to the report.
Mason says in the series that Maxwell saw Hilton at a party around the year 2000, soon after she signed on to Donald Trump’s modeling agency and was poised to become a star.
“Oh my God, who is that?” Maxwell asked a friend of Mason when she spotted Hilton, according to the Mail.
“My friend said: ‘Yeah, she’s called Paris Hilton,’ and Ghislaine said: ‘Ohhhh, she’d be perfect for Jeffrey. Can you introduce us?’” the report states.
Mason told the documentary-makers there were rumors that Maxwell was recruiting young girls for Epstein to “date” at the time.
“At the time, it seemed a bit naughty,” he says in the documentary, according to the Mail.
It’s unclear if Maxwell ever actually attempted to recruit Hilton for a date with Epstein.
Maxwell was arrested last month and is being held without bail pending her trial on charges she recruited underage girls for Epstein to abuse and lied about it under oath.