Ghislaine Maxwell's estranged husband is selling his $7 million oceanfront property — and the proceeds will go to Maxwell's massive unpaid legal fees

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: Ghislaine Maxwell attends day 1 of the 4th Annual WIE Symposium at Center 548 on September 20, 2013 in New York City.Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images
  • A Massachusetts mansion belonging to Maxwell's husband is on the market for nearly $7 million.

  • The proceeds of the sale will go toward over $850,000 of alleged unpaid legal fees, Yahoo News reported.

  • The home is owned by the company of Scott Borgerson, Maxwell's estranged husband.

A Massachusetts mansion where convicted sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell once lived with her estranged husband is on sale — and the proceeds are expected to help pay her attorneys.

The five-bedroom, 6.5-bathroom oceanfront house in Manchester-by-the-Sea was first listed for $7.3 million in February, but recently dropped just below $7 million. The colonial-style home is owned by Tidewood LLC, a company that belongs to Maxwell's husband Scott Borgerson, the Wall Street Journal reported.

"She was here years ago, but actually left when this thing started to rear its ugly head — her situation from conduct decades ago," Borgerson told the WSJ when the house was first listed in February.

Borgerson told the Journal that Maxwell has no ownership stake in Tidewood. However, thanks to an agreement "accidentally" included in the filings of Maxwell's legal team, Yahoo News reported, Borgerson agreed to cover Maxwell's legal fees with the proceeds of the sale if the money couldn't be collected from Maxwell or her brother, Kevin Maxwell.

Per Yahoo, Borgerson purchased the mansion, along with an estate in New Hampshire, using money from Maxwell. While the two were still legally married as of September, Maxwell's lawyers previously mentioned a pending divorce settlement and Borgerson has not commented on the status of their relationship.

Denver-based law firm Haddon, Morgan, and Foreman filed a lawsuit against Maxwell, Borgerson, and her brother in August alleging they owe over $850,000 in legal fees for Maxwell's 2021 sex trafficking trial.

According to Insider's Ashley Collman, Maxwell began working with the firm in 2015 after she was sued by Virginia Giuffre, a victim of Jeffrey Epstein.

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The historic home was built in 1660 in Salem, Mass. before being moved to the lot it now sits on in Manchester-by-the-Sea in 1917.Campion & Company Fine Homes Real Estate/Redfin

Originally built in 1660, the 6,113-square-foot Tidewood house is located about 25 miles north of Boston and comes with its own private beach, according to the property listing.

In February, the real estate agents in charge of the listing, Tracy Campion and Ryan Clunan, told WSJ they weren't worried about Maxwell's reputation negatively affecting the sale.

"We believe the beauty of the house and the location will surpass or outweigh the connection," Mr. Clunan said.

Maxwell was sentenced to 20 years in prison for sex-trafficking girls for Epstein in June. She's currently serving the time in low-security prison in Tallahassee, Florida, according to Yahoo.

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