Since Ghislaine Maxwell’s arrest, a Reddit user has gone silent, sparking wild conspiracy theories.
Last month, Ghislaine Maxwell was found guilty of luring teenage girls to Jeffrey Epstein to be sexually assaulted, and Reddit users believe she is the person behind a mysterious online account.
Ghislaine Maxwell now faces years in prison after being found guilty of five of the six counts she faced.
The socialite is now the subject of a conspiracy theory that connects her to one of Reddit’s most powerful accounts.
Ghislaine was behind the hugely popular umaxwellhill handle, according to online sleuths.
The account hasn’t posted since July 2nd, the date of her arrest, according to users, which is the most telling sign that she’s behind it.
For the previous 14 years, umaxwellhill has been one of Reddit’s most active accounts, posting every day.
The account primarily shared breaking news from around the world.
The account also acted as an article moderator.
Every day, the page was visited by millions of people.
It also received a million upvotes (the Reddit equivalent of likes) and quickly rose to the top of the site’s popularity rankings.
The account, however, hasn’t posted anything new since Ghislaine was arrested.
Despite the fact that the case was a huge news event, there is no definitive proof that Ghislaine is behind the account. Online sleuths also point to the fact that the page appears to have never shared stories about Jeffrey Epstein.
The theory had fallen out of favor in recent months, but it resurfaced this week on TikTok, with one user re-sharing the theories and claiming, “It still holds up.”
“Not confirmed,” others said on Reddit last year, “but research suggests that Ghislaine Maxwell is behind umaxwellhill, the Reddit account with the 8th most link karma of all time, powermod of frontpage subs like rworldnews and rtechnology, and the first account to reach a million Karma.”
The post was shared thousands of times and reached a large number of people.
In 2011, the technology website Gizmodo profiled umaxwellhill, calling it “the Most Successful ManWoman??? on Reddit.”
“Maxwellhill isn’t just attempting to be mysterious; he’s also attempting to be successful,” they wrote at the time.
Maxwellhill’s rise to power was planned and executed with finesse.
“The million karma points were not by chance.”
Ghislaine Maxwell’s defense attorneys claimed she was the victim of a vengeful prosecution designed to bring justice to the women who had been harmed by Epstein after he committed suicide while awaiting trial.
The news is summarized by Brinkwire.