Viewers of a documentary, which delves into Robert Maxwell’s life and mysterious death, were left in shock after details were revealed about his strange phone calls with his daughter, Ghislaine Maxwell.
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The former socialite, 60, was found guilty of helping American financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse teenage girls in December 2021.
Attention has now shifted to her father, Robert Maxwell, a former MP, newspaper owner and fraudster who famously used his employee’s pensions to pay his debts.
In one shocking scene, Maxwell’s former secretary is interviewed about the strange phone call with his daughter she overheard.
Carol Bragoli confessed she would often be able to hear the Maxwells phone conversations because Robert “couldn’t be bothered” to take the phone off loudspeaker.
One day she overheard Ghislaine and her father “meow” at each other over the phone, which Carol said “went on for about ten meows,” before they carried on with their conversation.
It is reported that Ghislaine was her father’s favourite child and Carol theorised that Maxwell “definitely had a different relationship with Ghislaine than he had with the others,” with Ghislaine often seen around his office.
One viewer called the phone call “odd” and wrote on Twitter in disbelief: “Ghislaine would call him and they could not say hello but meow to each other a few times, yes meow.”
While another shocked viewer tweeted: “Can’t get the 'miaowing' phone calls between father & daughter out of my head”.
A third person called the phone call revelation “shocking”.
Meanwhile, another stunned viewer shared: “Meeow ...really i mean that is not natural behavior [sic]”.
The new BBC documentary, House of Maxwell, charts Maxwell's rise to prominence and looks at his privileged family, including the relationship between him and his youngest child Ghislaine.
Maxwell died in 1991 after having apparently fallen overboard from is yacht. His body was recovered after it was spotted floating in the Atlantic Ocean shortly after he died.
The three-part documentary series also follows Ghislaine’s rise in the New York social scene in the 1990s and the murky details surrounding how she met Epstein.
All three episodes are available to watch on BBC iPlayer now.
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