Now it’s the computers.
Ghislaine Maxwell — who has been whining for months about conditions at the Brooklyn federal lockup where she is being held on sex-trafficking raps — griped in a new court filing that the computer set-up she’s been given there is “utterly inadequate.”
Calling the fallen socialite’s electronic arrangement “a colossal waste of time,’’ a lawyer for Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged cohort claims that the jail’s computer system randomly shuts down every two hours, among other things.
Inmates generally have access to e-mail but not the Internet at the prison.
The “frustrating’’ electronics situation forces “Ms. Maxwell to reboot the computer and find her place in the documents to resume her review,’’ the defendant’s lawyer, Bobbi Sternheim, wrote to the judge Monday — referring to her client’s allegedly hampered efforts to look over her case.
“This process can take 20-30 minutes, all of which is lost time,’’ the lawyer said.
“In addition, the power of the central processing unit of the MDC computer is very slow. Uploading videos can take up to a half-hour, time that cannot be used to review other documents.
“Hard drives provided by the government have been mishandled by MDC staff (dropped on the floor and slammed on a cart) causing them to become degraded and unstable and to randomly shut down,’’ Sternheim added.
“The time, resources and funds expended on problems caused by the electronic discovery and the computers is unnecessary, wasteful, and frustrating.’’
The lawyer asked that the judge allow Maxwell, 59, access to her personal lap top on weekends and holidays.
Maxwell has been working off a lap top “hand delivered’’ by federal authorities in November after she complained of technical issues with the jail computers, the feds said in their response.
The judge has yet to rule on the defense’s bid.
Maxwell has previously complained about everything from having a flashlight shined on her every 15 minutes to wake her up to ensure she’s alive to a food diet she says has caused her to lose hair and weight.
Maxwell is accused of procuring young women for pedophile pal Epstein. She has denied any wrong-doing.
Epstein was found fatally hanged in a Manhattan lockup in August 2019 while awaiting trial on sex raps.