Ghislaine Maxwell trial – live: Victim labels her a ‘sick woman’ as trial set to resume today

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<p>File. Ghislaine Maxwell pictured with Jeffrey Epstein's PA, Sarah Kellen</p>

File. Ghislaine Maxwell pictured with Jeffrey Epstein’s PA, Sarah Kellen

(US Division of Justice)

The trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, a British socialite and former accomplice of Jeffrey Epstein, is about to renew at the moment.

Ms Maxwell, 59, is accused of grooming teenage women for abuse by the late convicted sex-offender and financier. She has pleaded not responsible to all costs towards her.

The trial at a federal district court docket in Manhattan is predicted to final six weeks. It was adjourned for the weekend in New York Metropolis on Friday.

Final week, prosecutors introduced a inexperienced therapeutic massage desk in entrance of the jurors and one survivor claimed in her testimony that Epstein routinely used massages as a pretext for intercourse abuse.

One of many sexual abuse survivors, Sarah Ransome — who says she was repeatedly raped by Epstein over a nine-month interval — described Ms Maxwell as a “very sick lady” who took pleasure in “humiliating” her victims.

Ms Ransome stated: “Ghislaine loved humiliating us. You could possibly see the enjoyment in her face.”

In the meantime, defence legal professional Bobbi Sternheim stated on the primary day of the trial final week: “The costs towards Ghislaine Maxwell are for issues that Jeffrey Epstein did, however she just isn’t Jeffrey Epstein.”

If Ms Maxwell is discovered responsible, she might withstand 35 years in jail.

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Good morning and welcome to The Unbiased’s protection of the Ghislaine Maxwell trial.

Maroosha Muzaffar6 December 2021 03:33