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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke August 12, 2022

Photo doctored to look like Ghislaine Maxwell was massaging Judge Bruce Reinhart’s feet

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  • A photo of Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein was altered to make it appear that Maxwell was massaging Judge Bruce Reinhart’s feet. She wasn’t.  

Bruce Reinhart, the federal magistrate judge who signed off on the warrant allowing federal agents to search former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, once worked as a defense attorney representing employees of sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. 

But a photo now circulating online that appears to show Reinhart with Ghislaine Maxwell, who was recently sentenced to 20 years in prison for helping Epstien sex traffick children, was doctored. 

"The dude on the right signed the Mar ALago warrant," reads one description of the image that appears to show Maxwell massaging Reinhart’s bare feet as he holds oreos, a bottle of bourbon and a red plastic cup. 

"Ghislaine Maxwell and Judge Bruce Reinhart … looking cozy!" another says. 

On Aug. 11, Brian Kilmeade, filling in as host of the Fox News show "Tucker Carlson Tonight," shared the altered image during a broadcast. Sean Hannity later noted that the photo was altered.

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In the original photo, Maxwell is massaging Epstein’s feet. An FBI agent testified during Maxwell’s trial that it was among a series of photos seized during a raid of Epstein’s Manhattan home in 2019.


The photo of Reinhart that was used in the altered image appears to have been shared on his Facebook page in 2017.  

We rate claims that the photo of Maxwell and Reinhart is authentic False.


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