Bombshell new photos obtained by The Post show Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged sex-victim recruiters — Ghislaine Maxwell and modeling-agency pal Jean-Luc Brunel — romping together on the hedge-funder’s “Pedophile Island.’’
The stunning snaps offer an inside look at the pair’s this-close relationship — and a slice of life on Epstein’s disturbing paradise-turned-orgy isle.
The cozy pair was caught playfully nuzzling on camera, with Brunel grabbing Maxwell and appearing to jokingly try to kiss her as she covers herself.
In another photo, Maxwell wraps her arms around the laughing talent-agency honcho’s waist and buries her head in his stomach.
It’s not clear who took the 2003 photos on Epstein’s Caribbean Little St. James Island — which was dubbed “Pedophile Island’’ by locals because of all the girls and young women the financier would allegedly fly to it on his private jet to sexually please him and his powerful pals.
But a source who was a guest on the island along with Maxwell and Brunel when the photos were taken told Britain’s The Sun, “Ghislaine and Jean-Luc were very close friends.
“On this occasion, she had just returned from the gym and was eating when Jean-Luc suddenly grabbed her.
“I used to call Ghislaine the Wicked Witch of the West,’’ the source added. “She’s a bad, bad lady.”
Maxwell, 58, is currently in a Brooklyn federal lockup awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges for allegedly recruiting and grooming Epstein’s victims — and sexually abusing some herself.
Epstein died by suicide in a Manhattan jail cell in August 2019 while awaiting trial.
Brunel, 74, has not been charged in the case, although he came under investigation in France for sexual harassment last year.
He also has been accused of supplying underage girls to Epstein — including three 12-year-old sisters from France as a birthday present — and drugging and raping several models himself, according to court documents and interviews with some of his alleged victims.
Brunel even allegedly provided girls for an orgy for Britain’s Prince Andrew, court documents have claimed. The royal has denied any wrongdoing.
In a 2015 affidavit, well-known Epstein and Maxwell accuser Virginia Giuffre said she was groomed by Epstein to have sex with Brunel and that the model-agency honcho offered up other girls to the multimillionaire financier, including the young sisters.
“Jeffrey bragged they were 12-year-olds and flown over from France because they’re really poor over there and their parents needed the money,’’ she said in the affidavit.
Brunel, who ran the MC2 modeling agency in Miami, Fla. — and Karin Models in Paris — is credited with discovering supermodels such as Christy Turlington and Angie Everhardt.
Epstein helped him finance MC2 — and flight records from the moneyman’s private jet show Brunel was aboard the plane, nicknamed the “Lolita Express’’ by Caribbean locals, more than 20 times between 1998 and 2005.
In some of the newly surfaced photos, Brunel appears to be boarding a plane on Epstein’s island dressed in yellow pants, a mustard-colored patterned shirt and orange shoes. The flamboyant Frenchman is reportedly color-blind.
Other snapshots show him wearing a psychedelic-looking blue, black, white and yellow top — with a dark baseball hat that says “ISRAEL ARMY.’’ He also can be seen in banana-yellow shorts and a plain light-blue T-shirt.
Meanwhile, Maxwell is dressed just as casually, either in a white tank top with black spaghetti strings or a light white linen shirt with khakis.
Brunel vanished after Epstein’s suicide, and it is unclear where he is, with recent reports saying he is hiding out anywhere from South America to back in France.
He has denied any wrongdoing, as has Maxwell. Brunel’s lawyer has insisted his client is not in hiding.
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