Janice McAfee, the wife of tech mogul, John McAfee, warned of her husband’s death, days before he was found dead in his Barcelona prison cell. The Father’s Day post pointed out that the 75-year-old anti-virus software entrepreneur, who helped found a multi-billion dollar industry in the tech world, was part of a corrupt scheme in which he was “guilty before proven innocent.”

Janice McAfee was adamant that the United States was “determined to have John die in prison,” after he was accused of failing to file tax returns for four years. “I know John is an extremely polarizing individual,” she wrote Sunday on Twitter. “Believe me I know this better than most! But I also know… that he has always been honest about who he is.”

Janice and John McAfee met in 2012 after the tech mogul hired her as his prostitute. A year later, the two married, and Janice claimed that John saved her from trafficking and helped her reconnect with her son. The nearly 8-year-long marriage has sewn a deep connection between the pair, and Janice said on Twitter, just two months after John’s arrest, that she would “continue to fight for his freedom.”

In October 2020, John was arrested in a Spanish airport just as he was about to board a plane to Turkey. He was accused of tax evasion, despite once being part of a billion-dollar empire and recently earning millions in consultant work, speaking engagements, crypto-currencies, and selling the rights to his life story. As John awaited extradition to the United States, the tech mogul was found dead in a Barcelona jail, in an alleged suicide. Approval for his extradition had been given just a few hours before his death.

Janice McAfee warned that John McAfee would not get a fair trial, three days before he was found dead in a Barcelona jail.
Janice McAfee warned that John McAfee would not get a fair trial, three days before he was found dead in a Barcelona jail. Photo Credit: Twitter

“John’s honesty has often gotten him in trouble with corrupt governments and corrupt government officials because of his outspoken nature and his refusal to be extorted, intimidated, or silenced,” Janice McAfee wrote on Twitter Sunday. “Now the US authorities are determined to have John die in prison to make an example of him for speaking out against the corruption within their government agencies.”

Janice insisted that there was “no hope of him ever have a fair trial in America because there is no longer any justice in America. You either play ball or get f**Ked. Those are literally the only options now.”

She continued, complaining that “before you were innocent until proven guilty but somehow that has changed to guilty until proven innocent.” 

Beyond tax evasion, John is accused of concealing assets, including a yacht and real estate property, hiding them using other people’s names. John McAfee claimed that the accusations were part of a play to get him for political or ideological reasons, though the court ruled that there was “no revealing evidence” that this was the case.

In her post, Janice McAfee addressed John’s allegations, saying that the system is flawed and corrupt. “Now anyone can level the most heinous accusations against you without any proof and having no basis in reality but in the court of public opinion,” Janice claimed. “You are tried, convicted, found guilty and your life irreparably destroyed, all before having your day in court.”

According to Nishay Sanan, McAfee’s lawyer, the entrepreneur and influencer was intent on fighting all charges. “This is again the US government trying to erase John McAfee,” Sanan claimed. “This man was a fighter. And in the minds of everyone who knew him, he will always be a fighter.”

Janice McAfee, who stood by his side throughout his time in prison, concluded her Twitter post, saying that “these eight months John has spent in prison in Spain have been especially hard on his overall health both mentally and physically, as well as financially, but he is undeterred from continuing to speak truth to power.”

She finished, signing off with: “Happy Father’s Day John David, Father of many, loved by few.”

John McAfee’s death is still being investigated, but Spanish officials claimed that all evidence points to a suicide. McAfee was found hanged in his prison cell, though some are insisting it was part of a scheme against the entrepreneur, even John McAfee himself.

“Know that is I hang myself, a la Epstein, it will be no fault of mine,” McAfee warned in a tweet last year, referencing Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide in his Manhattan cell in August 2019. There is no evidence supporting this claim, though the Spanish government is reportedly investigating all angles of the incident to determine what happened to the anti-virus software entrepreneur.