Evidence I found inconclusive or false:
First: I've found 0 evidence that reddit admins ever explicitly refer to the account as a woman.
They do have some awkward attempts at using "they" for someone who is supposed to be a man, (people like Spez or Alexis Ohanian are never refered to as "they"), but no explicit female references.
I had to find the leaked modlog chat myself and was annoyed as hell to see this claim so prevalent:
I was annoyed seeing no one else online actually link the modlog, it wasn't that hard for me to find, but perhaps I'm a bit more viscious and methodical than the average internet detective.
Evidence I found on social media:
I've seen virtually 0 references to the fact Maxwell had a (likely) Twitter account from 2011, and that this Twitter account also practiced pretty hardcore opsec to keep a low profile:
Is this Ghislaine Maxwell’s Twitter account?
The accused sex trafficker has had a presence on the platform since 2011.
Jul 7, 2020, 4:21 pm* Tech Mikael Thalen Mikael Thalen
Ghislaine Maxwell, the recently arrested ex-girlfriend of convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, has had a largely unnoticed Twitter profile for nearly the last decade.
...The email used to register the account, although partially censored, appears to be possibly linked to Jeffrey Epstein, as a password reset request shows a prompt with the email: je***@e**.com.
I think that this Twitter account is easier to identify since there is a visible picture, and some high profile interactions, so we can state: Maxwell had a likely Twitter account first identified by a reddit crowdsource search.
The redditor who identified that one mysteriously dissapeared:
Even this Twitter account is "unproven" to be her, but anyone playing dumb over that is flatout retarded.
More of Maxwell's fingerprints in names
A Twitter account from Maxwell's organization for ocean conservation was "Terramar". "Terramar" existed and was visible on Twitter in May 2019:
A tweet archived from a cache, which itself was cached in May 2019. The archive says "July 29th", indicating someone was looking for the archived tweets and found none
So the investigator had to be creative and archived one of the google cache's for safekeeping:
It was deleted/removed by the end of July 2019.
Epstein was arrested in early July 2019, so the Terramar NGO's opsec is pretty well managed.
Let's revisit the naming scheme of some of her front companies.
...“He emphasized that whatever Prince Andrew wanted, I was to make sure he got,” Giuffre added. “Eventually Prince Andrew arrived, along with his security guards. The guards then went out of the house and stayed out front in their car. It was just Epstein, Maxwell, and me inside alone with Andy.”
Maxwell’s name is also connected to a cottage in Salisbury, records show, for her company Ellmax. In 2015, the Daily Mail reported the home was occupied by Maxwell’s old friend, Catherine Vaughan Edwards. (Katie Vaughan Edwards was listed as a “director” of TerraMar in 2012 tax records.)
Now something that I found on 4chan was that there was an ellmax website, which had this show up in the whois search:
Clearly she likes adding "max" in the names of her accounts when possible. Gmaxgmax, Ellmax, etc.
The hiding and arrest evasive opsec
Fast forward to post-Epstein, the Feds hunted for Maxwell.
She used an LLC front as a proxy, which paid cash up front to buy a private residence, showing intense understanding of opsec
July 2, 2020, 3:26 PM EDT
By Rich Schapiro and Tom Winter
Before Jeffrey Epstein's confidant Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested Thursday, she was hiding out at a 156-acre property in rural New Hampshire that was paid for in cash through a limited liability company, according to federal prosecutors.
The description matches a luxury home purchased last year for $1 million in a deal shrouded in secrecy, according to two people familiar with the transaction.
The home on East Washington Road in Bradford was bought in December through a limited liability company, Granite Reality LLC, set up the previous month, records show. The sale price was $1,070,750.
The previous owner did not know the identity of the buyer, and neither did the previous owner’s agent, according to people familiar with the transaction.
“The buyer was anonymous,” a person familiar with the deal told NBC News.
“It was always this mystery woman,” the person added. “I was like, ‘Is she an actress?’”
Notice the focus on a created smokescreen here.
The language around the opsec is remarkably similar to the 2011 Gizmodo interview
It's a hell of an achievement, and everyone at Giz was curious about how Maxwellhill made it happen. So when I got an email from the Mysterious Max, I asked. Lucky for us, he answered. Or maybe she answered? The amazing thing about the emails we've been trading back and forth is that Maxwellhill has revealed almost no personal details.
That's actually awesome. The magic of anonymized Internet identity is that Maxwellhill could be anyone.
I consider this clue to be a finger-print esque detail similar to the readability thing. It's one of the weaker points regarding proof it's the same person, but in this case the extreme nature of the opsec rhetoric indicates both people have similar backgrounds.
Something I noticed was the frantic nature of the sale, indicating to me she probably lacks someone she trusts enough to handle it.
By such logic, she would also lack trust in someone enough to give her social media logins to.
And so she, unlike Brendt Christensen, can't really ask a friend to login to her account and delete:
...The prosecution moves on to Christensen’s Reddit account. He says Christensen’s account name was “bacbac”. The witness is asked if he prepared a summary of Christensen’s Reddit account. He says yes.
After Christensen was arrested, there was a recorded conversation between Michelle and Brendt (in jail) about his Reddit account. Michelle asks him what his password is and he tries to help her think of it without saying it. She informs him that comments made with his Reddit account still show up, even if his account was deleted.
Christensen asks her to delete any comments that look “stupid”. He asks if “they’ve” figured out his Reddit account yet. Michelle says that under one comment from him, someone commented, saying it may have been his account.
And if we accept the premise that some (not all, but some, and specifically the select few who would be able to modify the account) Reddit staff are aware she had this account, they likely realize interacting with this account will make them liable for destroying evidence if reddit logs are ever requested during the Maxwell investigation, and that they will become directly involved in the case and lose their plausible deniability shield, thus there's been no effort at the highest levels to modify/automate the account and make it resume posting, nor has it been deleted.
I again think the overwhelming evidence shows this is Maxwells account, something we won't have "proof" for until it's legally investigated, but the current theory is essentially true based on overwhelming evidence in the same way an "unprovable" theory like evolution is.
I will however, for the sake of science and stripping out the dogma, force myself to entertain the possibility the account is not her. But even in that case, this particular account has racked up way too much influence/power to be a random nobody, as shown the Reddit banning of un-documented influencers like the Atlantic editor. And due to the nature of extreme interest in pedophilia and age of consent, such a person is still suspicious and attention-worthy if only for that alone, because such a person with that pedo-sympathetic bias (assuming they aren't one themselves) should not control information flows.