Laura, who’s also pals with Ghislaine’s sister Isabel, told Sun Online: “Ghislaine and her sister Isabel remain totally convinced that she’ll escape any criminal convictions and will eventually clear the family name and return to high society once the dust has settled.

“She has wealthy connections who hide her and even pay some legal fees. She can stay out of the public eye as long as she wants.

“Ghislaine is so confident that she’ll be back that she’s still texting friends in different social circles while she’s in hiding.

“She’s doesn’t think that she did anything wrong.

“She obviously has some serious dirt on someone to be so sure of herself in the circumstances.”