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Ghislaine Maxwell’s mysterious hubby Scott Borgerson, once seduced by her power, now MIA




Ghislaine Maxwell’s mysterious hubby Scott Borgerson, once seduced by her power, now MIA

Ghislaine Maxwell’s future husband became intoxicated by the limelight the beautiful heiress shined on his life.

Now Scott Borgerson, who secretly married Maxwell in 2016, has left her to face the glare of international incrimination alone — while he jaunts around his exclusive coastal New England town in sports cars, often in the company of an attractive new female friend.   

Galpal Kris McGinn is a local writer, mother of two high school children and yoga enthusiast who “has an ass that could crack open a walnut” according to one local admirer in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass.

Borgerson, 46, Maxwell’s much younger and enigmatic husband, apparently broke up his first marriage to be with the British jetsetter, captivated by the circles of power she made available to him, friends say.

But as lurid details unfold in a Manhattan courtroom of the international sex ring Maxwell, 59, ran with billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, Borgerson remains 200 miles away at the secluded $3.9 million waterfront estate he once shared with the disgraced madam.

Borgerson is the founder of Cargo Metrics and has a P.H.D. in international relations from Tufts university.
David McGlynn for NY Post

Testimony this week included images of Maxwell “nude and pregnant” at Epstein’s Florida mansion and steamy photos of her, with breasts spilling out of a white tank top, rubbing Epstein’s feet aboard his private jet.

Borgerson “apparently has more important things to do” than appear by her side in court, one Manchester neighbor told The Post.

The tech entrepreneur was seen visiting a local beer and wine shop at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, while Maxwell sat in court facing sensational accusations that she gave then 16-year-old Annie Farmer a nude massage at Epstein’s New Mexico ranch.

Kris McGinn
Kris McGinn is a yoga enthusiast seen often with Scott Borgerson.
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Kris McGinn
McGinn, a journalist for the Manchester Cricket and popular on the town’s “mommy circuit,” is in the process of divorcing her husband.
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Manchester-by-the-Sea is an old-money enclave of 5,400 people coveted by Boston’s elite for its scenic beaches and 400-year-old colonial charm. Local residents and photographers have seen Borgerson driving through the town with McGinn, 49, in his sleek black Tesla S model or trendy black Mini Cooper.

“He gives her a kissy kiss” every time they’re together, one observer noted. A source says the two have spent weekends together when McGinn didn’t have to watch her children and that she was “bubbling” about the relationship.

Most of their time appears spent trying to avoid the public eye, often at his isolated oceanfront manse that is protected from public view by an expanse of trees. He also keeps a $1.2 million luxury condo in Boston’s chic Beacon Hill, where he’s been photographed walking his Vizsla through the narrow streets.

Scott Borgerson
Borgerson broke up his first marriage to be with Ghislaine Maxwell, but has not been at her side in court.
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Borgerson and McGinn are both dog owners, observers said, and may have bonded over their shared love of the animals.

While Borgerson lives in luxury, McGinn rents a 2,000-square-foot home, humble by Manchester standards, on a quiet dead-end street. Sources say she is in the process of divorcing her husband, Wesley Straub. The couple lived in California before moving to Massachusetts around 2015, records indicate.

McGinn covers and photographs food and cultural trends for the venerable, 133-year-old local newspaper The Manchester Cricket. She wrote under the byline Kris McGinn Straub until June 2020, when she dropped her married name. Husband Straub, a Boston-area native, lists his relationship status as “single” on social media.

Scott Borgerson's black Cooper Mini
McGinn refused to discuss her relationship with Scott Borgerson when a Post reporter questioned her.
David McGlynn

“She’s well-connected and well-liked and popular on the mommy circuit,” a Manchester source said.

But Borgerson “doesn’t seem to have a lot of friends around right now. I haven’t seen him in a month,” the source added.

When reached by The Post this week, Borgerson answered the phone cheerfully, then quietly said “no” and hung up when a reporter began asking questions.

Jeffrey Epstein Ghislaine Maxwell
Ghislaine Maxwell was Jeffrey Epstein’s longtime gal pal — and accused madam.
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Ghislaine Maxwell
Ghislaine Maxwell faced sensational accusations that she gave then 16-year-old Annie Farmer a nude massage at Epstein’s New Mexico ranch. Her husband was nowhere to be seen in the court house.
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McGinn readily discussed food when the reporter called, admitting her outsider’s disdain for fried clams, a Massachusetts delicacy invented in the neighboring town of Essex. But, she said, “I don’t think I’ll be answering any questions on that topic” when asked about her relationship with Borgerson.

Former Coast Guard officer Borgerson founded the shipping data company CargoMetrics after earning a Ph.D. in international relations from the Tufts University Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He’s written scholarly articles for Foreign Affairs, and spent time as a fellow on the Council of Foreign Relations, where he was tapped for his expertise on issues related to the Arctic. His company was valued at $100 million in 2016, Business Insider reported.

He reportedly left the firm last year as pressure around Maxwell intensified, with salacious allegations that she helped feed Epstein’s tawdry international sex stable of underaged girls shared with a cabal of global elites.

Ghislaine Maxwell, Scott Borgerson
Ghislaine Maxwell’s brother Ian said the first time he learned that she and Scott Borgerson were married was at her trial.
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Borgerson was apparently a newcomer to world of international power inhabited by Maxwell. He grew up among humble roots in the small blue-collar Mississippi River community of Festus, Missouri, Business Insider reported, before shipping off to the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. He was first seen with Maxwell during a reception in Iceland in 2013.

Borgerson was painted as a social climber “famous for name dropping,” a source told The Daily Beast, happily latching on to Maxwell for her powerful connections. He bragged at one Manchester cocktail mixer that he and Maxwell enjoyed lunch with former President Clinton, “just the three of them.”

Both his personal profile and the success of CargoMetrics began to rise soon after meeting Maxwell.

“Borgerson’s life underwent a complete and dramatic transformation that opened doors to exclusive events hosted by the likes of Jeff Bezos, added gold-plated names such as Eric Schmidt and Paul Tudor Jones to his startup’s cap table, and even upgraded his $15,000 Volkswagen to a shiny Tesla,” reported Business Insider, adding that Schmidt, the former CEO of Google, helped lead a $10 million round of funding for CargoMetrics in 2017.

Yet the couple appeared to hide their marriage, even among friends in their tight-knit Massachusetts community. The romantic nature of their pre-marriage relationship had also been kept a secret for years.

Even Maxwell’s siblings — who have staunchly defended her even while she sat in prison over the past year, and appeared with her in court this month — only learned of her marriage to Borgerson in 2020 when helping to prepare her $28.5 million bail package.

“It’s the first time we knew they were married, when we heard the world ‘spouse’ mentioned in the bail hearing,” Ian Maxwell told The Post, adding that his sister and Borgerson secretly wed in 2016.

Borgerson was married to his first wife Rebecca Anne Piorunneck when he reportedly grew infatuated by Maxwell and her high-powered international lifestyle.

“Scott left his wife for Ghislaine around five years ago. It’s just egregious what’s happened to Rebecca,” a source told The Sun last month.

“Rebecca and Scott seemed like a really nice couple. But as time went on, he was very preoccupied and would be on his cellphone a lot, presumably on business calls. He was away a lot for work.”

Records show the two married in Florida in 2001 and divorced in Massachusetts in 2015. The couple had two children together, who lived at least part time with him and Maxwell at the Manchester estate.

“When the marriage finally crumbled in 2014, divorce records paint a disturbing picture of Borgerson, with accusations of him being physically violent, abusive, ‘extremely controlling’ and having an alcohol problem,” the Daily Mail reported in 2019. “Borgerson .. once allegedly threatened her, saying: ‘Don’t make me beat you in front of the children.’”

After meeting Maxwell, Business Insider reported, “Borgerson’s first marriage, his longtime business partner, and other baggage of his earlier life were thrown overboard.”


Sports world reacts to John Madden’s death




Sports world reacts to John Madden’s death

Legendary NFL coach and broadcaster John Madden died Tuesday morning at 85, the NFL announced. News of the football icon’s passing hit Twitter on Tuesday evening, and athletes, coaches and broadcasters from across the sports world reacted.

Fellow broadcasting legend Dick Vitale, who is currently battling cancer, called Madden “the greatest analyst of all time of any sport” in his Twitter tribute.

Former Yankees pitcher and notable Raiders fan CC Sabathia said “your legacy will live forever.” Madden coached the then-Oakland Raiders from 1969-78, a couple of years before Sabathia, a Vallejo, California native, was born. Lakers star LeBron James had similar words about Madden’s lasting legacy, adding an infinity emoji.

Former tennis star and social justice activist Billie Jean King recalled meeting Madden as a “privilege.”

Radio voice of the Rangers Kenny Albert, a five-sport broadcaster who’s been with FOX Sports since its inception in 1994, shared a photo circa 26 years ago to remember Madden.

ESPN’s Bomani Jones took a bit of a shot at current color commentators, noting that Madden “set an unreachable standard.”

Frank Caliendo, who’s made a career out of impersonations, including one for Madden, said he was surprised how emotional he felt.

Several football players, and others, including Saints running back Mark Ingram II and former Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant, credited Madden with being part of the reason why they love football.

Rams wide receiver and NFL MVP contender Cooper Kupp quote the late coach in his tribute: “The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer.”

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Miles McBride’s Knicks role will lessen with Kemba Walker’s resurgence




Miles McBride’s Knicks role will lessen with Kemba Walker’s resurgence

MINNEAPOLIS — The Knicks got back another body in rookie point guard Miles McBride, who was cleared from protocols Tuesday and rejoined the team in Minnesota.

But there is no longer any hype for the rookie’s return. Kemba Walker is back as the starting point guard and coming off winning Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors with four standout games, including his Christmas Day spectacular. The Knicks have gone 2-2 since Walker regained the starting job.

“It’s great,’’ coach Tom Thibodeau said. “He had a great week. He’s playing great basketball. The team winning helps him get recognized and he was a big part of driving that winning. It’s great for the team.’’

McBride was also spectacular in his last outing before getting COVID-19, when he played the entire second half Dec. 16 in Houston and seemingly earned a spot in the rotation. In fact, McBride had strung together two decent outings before he was ruled out. But things have changed since his emergence and McBride is likely back to being a bit player.

Without a practice, McBride wasn’t even expected to see time when the Knicks faced the Timberwolves to kick off a four-game road trip.

Miles McBride
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Of course, with Walker’s arthritic knee, anything is possible. The Knicks play Detroit on Wednesday in a back-to-back, so it’s uncertain whether Walker will complete both contests. In addition, Immanuel Quickley is out of COVID-19 protocols but Thibodeau wasn’t sure he was ready for meaningful minutes.

That left Walker against the depleted Timberwolves, who were missing their three top players (Anthony Edwards, Karl-Anthony Towns, D’Angelo Russell), all because of COVID-19 .

Kemba Walker
Kemba Walker

When McBride got sidelined by the virus and Derrick Rose needed ankle surgery, Walker was resurrected by Thibodeau and it’s been a stunning comeback story.

Though Thibodeau has clear reservations about Walker based on his nine-game banishment due to his defensive malaise as an undersized point guard, he admitted after the Christmas Day triple-double against Atlanta that Walker is playing “much more aggressive.”

Walker’s triple-double that featured 10 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds was a lot different than his prior outing, when he scored 44 points against Washington.

“I thought his passing was terrific,’’ Thibodeau said before the Knicks resumed their schedule.

“Kemba had control of the game. The game tells you what to do. That’s what I loved about the way he played. I don’t think he forced anything. They puts size on him and were aggressive in their pick-and-roll coverage. He didn’t fight it. He attacked pressure the way you like to attack pressure. You don’t fight pressure with pressure. Don’t try to split it. Get rid of it, go to the backside. Let the game tell you what to do.’’

The Knicks coach is finally seeing all the elements of what Walker can do. Before his demotion, Walker was nothing more than a no-defense, 3-point shooter whose plus-minus was an abysmal minus-122.

Thibodeau was also concerned about his durability in sitting out two of the three back-to-back sets. The last load management game in Atlanta in late November triggered Thibodeau’s decision.

But now it’s only superlatives from Thibodeau in judging the last four games.

“Sometimes it’s going to be his shooting, sometimes it’s his penetration and getting in the paint to force a collapse and sometimes they’re being aggressive with their traps get rid of the ball quickly,’’ Thibodeau said. “The overall play, his rebounding. When your guards rebound, those are key to fast breaks. The more guard rebounding we get the better we can be. ‘’

The Knicks still have three players in protocols — centers Nerlens Noel and Jericho Sims and the newly infected Wayne Selden. Quickley and Kevin Knox were cleared on Christmas but were held out for conditioning.

No matter. The Knicks go as Kemba goes.

“He’s much more aggressive,’’ Thibodeau said. “That was the challenge. At the beginning of the year he and Evan were two new starters. Sometimes guys are trying to fit in. he’s being very aggressive which is the way we want him to play. Not deferring at all. When he and Julius [Randle] are aggressive like that our team is different.’’

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Bar raises dramatically for Zach Wilson in matchup with Tom Brady, Buccaneers




Zach Wilson and Tom Brady

When Zach Wilson stares across the MetLife Stadium field at the opposite sideline this Sunday, it won’t be Trevor Lawrence he’ll be looking at as his game-day counterpart.

Lawrence, drafted by Jacksonville one spot before the Jets selected Wilson at No. 2 overall last April, is a contemporary.

This Sunday at MetLife, the Jets rookie quarterback won’t be staring at a contemporary on the other sideline. He’ll be staring at the GOAT.

Tom Brady.

The bar raises dramatically for Wilson and the Jets, who are coming off of their feel-good, get-well win over the woeful Jaguars and Lawrence this past Sunday.

Brady and Buccaneers, who are 11-4, NFC South division champions and seeking to repeat as Super Bowl champions, play the Jets, who are 4-11 and seeking more signs of development from their rookie quarterback.

To say this is a step up in competition for Wilson and the Jets going from Lawrence and the Jags to Brady and the Bucs is as obvious as pointing out that Tampa Bay receiver Antonio Brown has had a few off-the-field incidents during his otherwise stellar NFL career.

There hasn’t been a lot to keep the interest of the Jets fan this season — other than watching Wilson’s development. That took an unfortunate pause for the four games Wilson missed with a knee injury, but he’s been back for five games and has looked like a better quarterback, throwing only two interceptions in those games (none in the last three) since returning from his injury.

The problem, though, is that Wilson hasn’t been producing enough touchdowns, throwing for three of them and rushing for four others in the past five games.

Zach Wilson and Tom Brady
Zach Wilson and Tom Brady
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Baby steps, though.

Wilson was the better quarterback this past Sunday when matched up with Lawrence, who threw for more yards than Wilson did, but Wilson ran for 91 yards, including his electric 52-yard scoring jaunt, and made key throws when he needed them.

Wilson will not win Sunday’s game against Brady and the Bucs throwing for the 102 yards he had against the Jaguars. He and the Jets will need more.

Consider this: Brady enters the game having thrown 37 TD passes and for 4,580 yards this season and averages a league-high 305.2 passing yards per game.

Then this: The Buccaneers average 29.5 points per game this season, second most in the NFL.

And this: Wilson doesn’t have a single 300-yard passing game, averages 183 passing yards per game and has thrown seven TD passes in 11 games.

Seven TD passes is a pedestrian two-game total for Brady.

Wilson and the Jets are playing with house money anyway in what always has been a developmental season, so Sunday against Brady should, at its very least, be a great measuring-stick learning experience for Wilson, who’s studied Brady on tape.

Wilson revealed this month that he watched film of Brady before the Jets played the Eagles on Dec. 5 in an effort to pick up tips on how Brady worked against the Eagles defense when he played them earlier in the season.

“I thought it was really cool to see kind of how he went through his whole process, how he navigated the pocket, different things like that,” Wilson said at the time.

On Sunday, Wilson gets to see that process up close as Brady tries to dissect a Jets defense that has yielded 29.9 points per game this season, the most in the NFL.

That puts an added onus on Wilson to produce on the other side of the ball, because he knows Brady is going to get his. Wilson will likely need to produce four TDs — any way he can — for the Jets to simply remain competitive with the Super Bowl champs.

That’s a lot to ask of a 22-year-old kid who’s produced just 11 TDs in his 11 starts, up against Brady, who’s thrown 618 TD passes and for 83,784 yards in his remarkable career.

It, too, is a lot to ask playing against an aggressive Tampa Bay defense that’s ranked No. 9 in the NFL in points allowed (20.8 per game) and is led by former Jets head coach Todd Bowles, who’d surely like to send a holiday message to his former employer.

If you don’t think Bowles will be blitzing the bejesus out of Wilson, then you probably think Antonio Brown is a living saint.

The good news for the Jets is that Wilson has shown incremental improvements, particularly when it comes to his decision-making and quicker releases on his throws.

“He’s coming along, he’s getting more comfortable, he’s calmer back there,’’ Jets coach Robert Saleh said Monday. “He’s in a great headspace and it’s going to be fun to watch him grow, continue to grow.’’

A big part of that growth will take place this Sunday as he watches the GOAT operate from the opposite sideline at MetLife.

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