On July 6, 2020, DeAnna Lorraine, a proponent of the “QAnon” movement who tried unsuccessfully to win a seat in U.S. Congress, posted a message on Twitter claiming that Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of the lead members of the Trump Administration’s White House Coronavirus Task Force, was married to the sister of Ghislaine Maxwell, a British socialite recently arrested on charges related to Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking ring:
Lorraine’s post included a photograph of Fauci and his wife, Christine Grady, and a screenshot of the Wikipedia page of Maxwell’s sister, Christine Maxwell. But these Christines are two different individuals.
Christine Grady, Fauci’s wife, was born in New Jersey in 1952, attended Georgetown University, authored hundreds of papers in the field of bioethics, served on the President’s Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues from 2010 to 2017, and is currently the Chief of the Department of Bioethics for the National Institutes of Health.
Christine Maxwell, Ghislaine Maxwell’s sister, was born in France in 1950 and co-founded Magellan, one of the internet’s early search engines. According to The Daily Beast, Maxwell was a doctoral candidate at the The University of Texas at Dallas in 2019.
Lorraine eventually deleted her tweet and admitted that she had been wrong about Dr. Fauci being married to Maxwell’s sister: