SCOTT Borgerson's family say they are 'traumatized' after being caught up in the Jeffrey Epstein scandal – and don't believe 'pimp' Ghislaine Maxwell is married to the millionaire, The Sun can exclusively reveal.
The tech CEO allegedly left his wife Rebecca for the disgraced socialite, and the pair started a new life together, even buying a $2.4million love nest in Manchester-by-the-Sea, before she secretly relocated to New Hampshire.
Attorney Alison Moe, one of three prosecutors on the high profile case after Maxwell was busted on sex trafficking offences, told a detention hearing this month she is refusing to reveal the identity of her spouse, while Borgerson, 44, is believed to be her husband.
Now, a family member has told The Sun they do not believe they are married, but say they are devastated by the impact their 'relationship' has caused — as it continues to make headlines around the world.
The relative, who wished not to be named, blasted: "My family is already traumatized. This is never something I would wish on a family. They never married, they don't believe in marriage."
Asked if the pair could have tied the knot in secret to protect Maxwell's fortune, they replied: "I don't know, I just know what I'm told."
Commenting on how his mom Sara, 73, is coping, they said she is "overwhelmed" as she tries to grapple with the reality of the situation.
The Missouri-based family say they do not feel comfortable revealing what else they know, and refuse to be drawn on whether he will be visiting Maxwell in the "hellhole" jail in New York.
But they made clear they want to distance themselves from the legal mess in the months leading up to her trial in 2021, adding: "We're just a normal family."
A source also told The Sun: "As far as most of his close relatives are aware, they had no plans to marry, they don't know where all this has come from.
"They have had nothing to do with what Ghislaine is accused of, they are respectable people who have links to the Army and police in Missouri.
"They have also shown support for the victims amongst friends, sharing that it's important not to defend those involved or make excuses for them."
Despite Scott denying dating Maxwell, claiming they are just "old friends," sources insist his family were well aware of their 'relationship', but he initially omitted to tell them of her history with Epstein, who took his own life in jail last year.
An insider said: "When he told his parents of his relationship, I didn't know who she was. I don't think he told them of her background or what she’d been accused of.
"I just know he described her as a high profile woman – I thought she was a model or something.
"He said she spoke different languages and seemed very impressed by her."
News of a marriage also came as a shock to Ghislaine's alleged 71-year-old father-in-law, Chris, who said: "I don't know anything, I'm not involved in anything, nobody's talking to me."
Maxwell's supposed matrimonial status was revealed as Manhattan prosecutors accused her of purposely hiding her wealth, reports the New York Post.
"The defendant also makes no mention whatsoever about the financial circumstances or assets of her spouse, whose identity she declined to provide to Pretrial Services," Alison Moe told Judge Alison Nathan.
Sources close to Maxwell have refused to comment, but more could be revealed in a future court filing when her legal team file paperwork.
Meanwhile, Scott's ex-wife Rebecca, the mother of his two young children, is being supported by her family following Maxwell's arrest as she continues to co-parent with the entrepreneur.
A family friend told The Sun they have "been through a lot" since their divorce after 13 years together, amid claims he beat Rebecca, according to a police report.
"They are a tight, loving family who have become collateral damage in all of this, they have been through a lot," the friend said.
Divorce documents alleged Scott was "extremely controlling," had an alcohol problem and once threatened: "Don't make me beat you in front of the children."
He hit back at the claims, saying Rebecca was "erratic" and used religion "in an extreme manner, especially as it pertains to the children."
Scott was accused of attacking his wife on June 15, 2014 and was charged with assault and domestic battery – they divorced some months later.
Talking about their split, the friend said: "It was shocking to everyone. Rebecca is a wonderful girl and their children are beautiful.
"I know Scott left her, there was a lot of yelling in the relationship.
"He started a company that had a lot of venture capital money in it, he was definitely work obsessed."
The former couple's custody arrangements are unknown, but a guest at Scott's mansion, bought in 2016, told The Sun there were bedrooms filled with toys at the home in Massachusetts.
Asked if his ex is comfortable with Maxwell being around the children, the friend replied: "Rebecca doesn't share a lot, she's a very private person, but she's a dedicated mother."
Commenting on how she will deal with her possible incarceration, they added: "She has very strong faith and will trust God through this and pray for protection and strength."
In a joint statement, Rebecca and Scott previously told DailyMail.com: "Together over the past several years our family has worked hard to achieve healing and redemption.
"Our relationship today is strong, loving and focused on the health and happiness of our young children."
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