Ghislaine Maxwell’s family today said she “looks forward” to her sex trial- and “fully expects” to be cleared.

The defiant claim came in a new statement by relatives of the fallen socialite and ex-lover of Jeffrey Epstein, Prince Andrew’s paedophile pal.

She is behind bars at a tough New York jail and faces trial in November.

Writing on a Twitter account run by siblings, including brother Ian, her family said: “Ghislaine looks forward to a fair trial where she fully expects to be exonerated.

“She has never been found liable in any civil litigation.

“None of the allegations has ever been tested by cross examination with witnesses under oath.”

Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, who is accused of sex trafficking and procuring teenage girls
Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, who is accused of sex trafficking and procuring teenage girls

The statement came after it was revealed Maxwell had lost her bid to stop prison guards shining torches into her cell at night.

Judge Alison Nathan said officials at the Metropolitan Detention Center in New York were entitled to conduct “flashlight surveillance” every 15 minutes.

And that the check-ups were appropriate because the British socialite has been housed alone, faced serious charges and might experience stress from the high-profile case.

Maxwell has pleaded not guilty to sex trafficking and other charges for her alleged role in procuring four teenage girls over a ten-year period for disgraced financier Epstein, who killed himself in jail in August 2019 while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.

Epstein teen “sex slave”, Virginia Guiffre claims Prince Andrew slept with her three times, which he denies

She faces total jail terms of up to 80 years if convicted of the allegations, which include sex trafficking charges involving a 14-year-old girl, which were added last month.

Her latest accuser’s testimony also threatens to draw Epstein’s pal Prince Andrew further into the scandal as the alleged victim claims Maxwell groomed her in part of Epstein’s Manhattan mansion, which was used by the prince around the same time.

Prince Andrew strongly denies any wrongdoing.

The new accuser claims she was “paid hundreds of dollars” aged 14 in 2001 to give the late Epstein sexual massages.

And another Epstein teen “sex slave”, Virginia Guiffre, claims Andrew, 61, slept with her three times, which he denies.

Maxwell’s family added: *REMEMBER* - Ghislaine Maxwell has denied all allegations against her & pleaded not guilty.”