Ghislaine Maxwell trial – live: Defence ‘false memory’ expert asked about testimony in Harvey Weinstein case

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Courtroom hears 4 girls met Ghislaine Maxwell as teenagers, accusing her as adults

The 11th day of proceedings is underway with Jeffrey Epstein’s government assistant from 1996 to 2003 saying that she “extremely revered” Ghislaine Maxwell and that she “appeared as much as her very a lot”.

Ms Maxwell’s attorneys have stated they plan to name as much as 35 witnesses.

Decide Alison Nathan stated she, “after cautious consideration,” has determined to not permit the defence to name three legal professionals for nameless witnesses to testify.

She stated she considers it to be “both not related” or that it’s “duplicative info” obtained throughout cross-examination.

Ms Maxwell is “unlikely” to testify in her defence as she is “too fragile”, her household’s spokesman informed The Telegraph.

The socialite’s household and pals are involved about how the 59-year-old would maintain up within the witness field.

It comes as two judges in New York dominated {that a} secret Jeffrey Epstein settlement deal that Prince Andrew says shields him from a sexual assault lawsuit must be made public.

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CBP agent reads border entry data of two accusers

The protection’s newest witness, CBP agent Michael William Aznaran, is studying aloud journey info on three of Ms Maxwell’s accusers, together with Annie Farmer, who testified by title, and “Jane,” who has remained nameless.

It’s not but clear the place the legal professionals are going with this.

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Courtroom returns as protection continues questioning CBP official

The trial of Ghislaine Maxwell is again in session.

After a day break, the protection has resumed its questioning of Michael William Aznaran, a Customs & Border Safety agent.

Mr Aznaran is at present explaining airport terminology.

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Courtroom sketches seize drama of Day 11 in Maxwell’s trial

Ghislaine Maxwell speaks with Bobbi Sternheim as protection witness Cimberly Espinosa is questioned by lawyer Christian Everdell through the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, the Jeffrey Epstein affiliate accused of intercourse trafficking, in a courtroom sketch in New York Metropolis, U.S., December 16, 2021

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Legal professional Bobbi Sternheim questions psychologist Elizabeth Loftus through the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, the Jeffrey Epstein affiliate accused of intercourse trafficking, in a courtroom sketch in New York Metropolis, U.S., December 16, 2021

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Ghislaine Maxwell listens as lawyer Bobbi Sternheim questions psychologist Elizabeth Loftus through the trial of Maxwell, the Jeffrey Epstein affiliate accused of intercourse trafficking, in a courtroom sketch in New York Metropolis, U.S., December 16, 2021

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Protection’s subsequent witness might be a CBP agent

When the courtroom returns from its afternoon recess, the protection will resume its questioning of Michael William Aznaran, a Customs & Border Safety agent.

Ms Maxwell’s legal professionals had simply begun to query Mr Aznaran earlier than the break.

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Courtroom pauses for afternoon recess

The trial of Ghislaine Maxwell has paused for a day recess. The jurors have been excused whereas the legal professionals hash out an proof situation with the decide.

Nathan Place16 December 2021 20:43

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Decide blocked prosecutor’s query on Harvey Weinstein

Decide Alison Nathan appeared to dam a query on Dr Elizabeth Loftus’ earlier testimony within the trial of Harvey Weinstein.

Dr Loftus, a “false reminiscence” professional, has appeared as a witness for the protection in a whole lot of trials, together with that of Mr Weinstein, Robert Durst, and Ted Bundy. When prosecutors tried to debate that historical past, Decide Nathan reportedly interjected, “Only a second.”

After a dialogue with the decide, prosecutors moved on to a distinct query, in accordance with Inside Metropolis Press.

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Decide blocked prosecutor’s query on Harvey Weinstein

Decide Alison Nathan appeared to dam a query on Dr Elizabeth Loftus’ earlier testimony within the trial of Harvey Weinstein.

Dr Loftus, a “false reminiscence” professional, has appeared as a witness for the protection in a whole lot of trials, together with that of Mr Weinstein, Robert Durst, and Ted Bundy. When prosecutors tried to debate that historical past, Decide Nathan reportedly interjected, “Only a second.”

After a dialogue with the decide, prosecutors moved on to a distinct query, in accordance with Inside Metropolis Press.

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Prosecutor pokes holes in reminiscence professional’s testimony

Dr Elizabeth Loftus has spent a lot of as we speak testifying that many recollections are contaminated and unreliable. However throughout cross-examination, prosecutors made a number of that testimony look irrelevant to Ghislaine Maxwell’s case.

In line with reporter Adam Klasfeld, one of many prosecutors requested Dr Loftus “if she has ever carried out a examine making an attempt to implant false recollections of childhood sexual abuse.” Dr Loftus answered no.

Progressively, the prosecutor bought Dr Loftus to confess that whereas peripheral particulars of recollections are malleable, “core” recollections – like these of traumatic occasions – are typically a lot stronger.

Nathan Place16 December 2021 20:24

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Prosecutor pokes holes in reminiscence professional’s testimony

Dr Elizabeth Loftus has spent a lot of as we speak testifying that many recollections are contaminated and unreliable. However throughout cross-examination, prosecutors made a number of that testimony look irrelevant to Ghislaine Maxwell’s case.

In line with reporter Adam Klasfeld, one of many prosecutors requested Dr Loftus “if she has ever carried out a examine making an attempt to implant false recollections of childhood sexual abuse.” Dr Loftus answered no.

Progressively, the prosecutor bought Dr Loftus to confess that whereas peripheral particulars of recollections are malleable, “core” recollections – like these of traumatic occasions – are typically a lot stronger.

Nathan Place16 December 2021 20:24

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Dr Loftus says she’s consulted protection legal professionals way over prosecutors

As a advisor, Dr Elizabeth Loftus has served protection legal professionals a whole lot extra occasions than prosecutors, the “false reminiscence” professional admitted throughout cross- examination.

“Let’s discuss consulting,” prosecutor Lara Pomerantz prodded the psychologist. “You have executed it with protection attorneys a whole lot of occasions, proper?

“In all probability,” Dr Loftus replied.

“You have solely consulted with the prosecutors 5 occasions, proper?”

Nathan Place16 December 2021 20:00