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Ghislaine Maxwell's British ex-PA Emmy Tayler, 45, 'has left UK' in wake of former boss's US arrest

A British actress and former personal assistant to Ghislaine Maxwell is said to have left the UK in the wake of her ex-boss’s US arrest for allegedly sex trafficking minors for paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, according to reports.

Oxford-born Emmy Tayler, 45, worked for Maxwell in the early 2000s is considered a possible key witness by New York prosecutors who have charged Maxwell.  

According to US court documents, one alleged victim has said that Ms Tayler instructed her on how to massage Epstein at his mansion.

Many of the claims in the documents have been disputed and are yet to be tested in court, while Ms Tayler, now a voice-over artist, has been described as being ‘distraught’ and ‘completely shocked’ at the suggestion that she was part of paedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s inner circle.

Today a source close to Ms Tayler said she was ‘not in the country now’, according to reports in The Sun

Oxford-born Emmy Tayler (pictured), 45, worked for Maxwell in the early 2000s is considered a possible key witness by New York prosecutors who have charged Maxwell

Oxford-born Emmy Tayler (pictured), 45, worked for Maxwell in the early 2000s is considered a possible key witness by New York prosecutors who have charged Maxwell

Maxwell (pictured right) is charged in the US with allegedly sex trafficking minors for paedophile Jeffrey Epstein (pictured left)

Maxwell (pictured right) is charged in the US with allegedly sex trafficking minors for paedophile Jeffrey Epstein (pictured left)

The source also insisted she was an ‘honourable person’, reports the paper.  

In August last year it was reported that lawyers in the U.S wanted to speak to Ms Tayler.

But according to those same reports, her lawyers had not yet been contacted. 

Actress Ms Tayler, who starred in The Water’s Edge and Bon Appetit, is said to have met Maxwell in New York after travelling to the U.S to further her career.

She later returned to Britain and has since done voiceovers on ads for chocolate-brand Cadbury, as well as Lexus ads. 

It is claimed that Ms Tayler flew on Epstein’s ‘Lolita Express’ at the same time he was alleged to have been trafficking girls, while passenger logs for Epstein’s jet also show she was on board with Prince Andrew, Maxwell and others for a flight from the financier’s Caribbean island in February 1999, reports The Sun.

It is claimed that Ms Tayler flew on Epstein's (pictured) 'Lolita Express' at the same time he was alleged to have been trafficking girls

Passenger logs for Epstein’s jet also show she was on board with Prince Andrew, Maxwell (pictured in a court sketch) and others for a flight from the financier’s Caribbean island in February 1999, reports The Sun

It is claimed that Ms Tayler flew on Epstein’s ‘Lolita Express’ at the same time he was alleged to have been trafficking girls, while passenger logs for Epstein’s jet also show she was on board with Prince Andrew, Maxwell and others for a flight from the financier’s Caribbean island in February 1999, reports The Sun.

One of Epstein's victim's, Johanna Sjoberg alleges Ms Tayler showed her how to massage Epstein at his Florida home. Speaking to The Mirror in September last year, Tayler's brother-in-law Stephen Ongpin said he believed that Tayler knew nothing of Epstein's sex ring

One of Epstein’s victim’s, Johanna Sjoberg alleges Ms Tayler showed her how to massage Epstein at his Florida home. Speaking to The Mirror in September last year, Tayler’s brother-in-law Stephen Ongpin said he believed that Tayler knew nothing of Epstein’s sex ring

One of Epstein’s victim’s, Johanna Sjoberg alleges Ms Tayler showed her how to massage Epstein at his Florida home.  

Epstein killed himself in jail last year whilst awaiting trial. There is no suggestion Ms Tayler knew of or was complicit in any of his crimes.

Speaking to The Mirror in September last year, Tayler’s brother-in-law Stephen Ongpin said he believed that Tayler knew nothing of Epstein’s sex ring.

He said: ‘She’s been accused of things which are completely shocking to her. She worked for Ghislaine as a PA but that was in 2001. She’s distraught by the whole thing.’

Maxwell, 58, is in custody awaiting trial. 

Maxwell cried in court as she was denied bail last month and learned she must stay locked up until her trial next summer, as she pleaded not guilty to the sex trafficking charges brought against her. 

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