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Maxwell Verdict Called a &#39;Towering Victory&#39;
Maxwell Verdict Called
a 'Towering Victory'

Maxwell Verdict Called a 'Towering Victory'

Family says they have launched appeal

(Newser) - Ghislaine Maxwell was found guilty on five out of six charges Wednesday, including the most serious, sex trafficking of a minor—and Sigrid McCawley, a lawyer for one of the four accusers who testified, called it a "towering victory" not just for the four, but "for the women...

Maxwell Verdict Is a Chance to End Enabling of Rich Predators

The next move is up to the rest of us, Deborah Tuerkheimer writes

(Newser) - Ghislaine Maxwell's conviction Wednesday was a milestone, Deborah Tuerkheimer writes in an opinion piece in the New York Times , a first during the #MeToo era. And while it demonstrates that those who enable criminals are subject to criminal prosecution themselves, it's only a step, she says. The nation'...

Ghislaine Maxwell Guilty of Sex Trafficking

Jury found her guilty on 5 out of 6 charges

(Newser) - A day after Judge Alison Nathan warned the jury in Ghislaine Maxwell's trial that there was a high risk they would end up in quarantine, they returned with a verdict: Guilty on all but one charge. Maxwell, who turned 60 on Christmas Day, was found guilty of sex trafficking...

As Jury Deliberates, Ghislaine Maxwell Turns 60

British socialite is back in court Monday

(Newser) - Ghislaine Maxwell reached her 60th birthday behind bars Saturday as she awaited the outcome of her sex trafficking trial. The British socialite is scheduled to return to a Manhattan courthouse Monday to await word from a jury entering its third full day of talks after hearing over two dozen witnesses...

Rep Suggests Ghislaine Maxwell &#39;Too Fragile&#39; to Testify
Defense Rests
Without Testimony
From Maxwell

Defense Rests Without Testimony From Maxwell

Defendant tells judge prosecution hasn't proven its case

(Newser) - Update: This file has been updated with the defense resting its case. Ghislaine Maxwell's lawyers wrapped up their case Friday in her New York trial on charges that she helped Jeffrey Epstein recruit and sexually abuse underage girls. The jury did not hear from the defendant, the AP reports....

Final Witness Recounts Nude Massage From Maxwell

Prosecution rests, and defense begins next week

(Newser) - Prosecutors rested their case against Ghislaine Maxwell on Friday much earlier than expected—it took 10 days instead of the expected four weeks, notes the BBC . Her defense team is expected to take no more than a few days after they begin their presentation next week. The big question is...

Epstein Accuser Says Ghislaine Maxwell Fondled Her at 14

Latest accuser to testify offers some of the most explicit descriptions yet

(Newser) - One of Ghislaine Maxwell’s accusers testified Tuesday that she was just 14 years old when the British socialite had her undress, fondled her and told her she had a “great body” that financier Jeffrey Epstein would enjoy, the AP reports. The woman, who was identified only by her...

Ghislaine Maxwell Said Epstein Needed Sex 3 Times a Day: Accuser

Woman testifies about sex acts she says she was coerced into

(Newser) - Another woman who accuses Jeffrey Epstein of sexual abuse testified in Ghislaine Maxwell's trial Monday, and recounted something Maxwell allegedly told her about the billionaire financier: "She said that he needed to have sex about three times a day," said the British woman, testifying under the pseudonym...

Epstein Employee Testifies About What He Saw

Juan Alessi recalls Ghislaine Maxwell's meeting with Victoria Giuffre

(Newser) - The house manager of Jeffery Epstein's Palm Beach estate testified Thursday that he saw "many, many, many females" pass through during his tenure from 1991 to 2002, including at least two who looked to be 14 or 15: the accuser known as Jane and Virginia Giuffre, who claims...

1st of 4 Epstein Accusers Testifies Against Ghislaine Maxwell

Woman says Maxwell was often in the room when Epstein sexually abused her at 14

(Newser) - The first of four women described as key accusers in the indictment against British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell testified Tuesday that Maxwell was often in the room when the witness, then just 14, had sexual interactions with the financier Jeffrey Epstein. Prosecutors went to the heart of their sex trafficking case...

Prosecutors Describe How Ghislaine Maxwell 'Lured' Young Girls

And more from opening arguments

(Newser) - Ghislaine Maxwell's trial on charges of child sex-trafficking began Monday in New York, and prosecutors did not mince words in their opening arguments. Describing how Maxwell allegedly massaged billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein herself before encouraging the underage girls in the room to do so, they said sometimes Maxwell even...

Jury to Be Finalized in Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

Sex-trafficking trial for Jeffrey Epstein associate begins Monday

(Newser) - Two years after Jeffrey Epstein's suicide behind bars, a jury is set to be picked Monday in New York City to determine a central question in the long-running sex-trafficking case: Was his longtime companion, Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein's puppet or accomplice? Maxwell—who once dated the financier—is accused...

A Big Trial Begins, and It&#39;s Seen as a &#39;Proxy&#39;
A Big Trial
and It's Seen
as a 'Proxy'
the rundown

A Big Trial Begins, and It's Seen as a 'Proxy'

Ghislaine Maxwell's sex-trafficking trial viewed as a stand-in for Jeffrey Epstein's

(Newser) - Ghislaine Maxwell's long-awaited trial is finally here. Jury selection begins Tuesday out of a pool of 231 potential jurors in a Manhattan courtroom, reports ABC News . And while the focus will be on Maxwell and her role in allegedly procuring underage girls for Jeffrey Epstein, the federal trial...

Ghislaine Maxwell Expert Has Testified in OJ, Ted Bundy Trials

Elizabeth Loftus is a psychologist specializing in false memories

(Newser) - The defense wants a psychologist who specializes in false memories to testify at Ghislaine Maxwell's trial, and the team says she will testify that Maxwell's accusers could have false memories, the BBC reports. Elizabeth Loftus, whose research has showed that information we hear after an event can impact...

One Word Allowed at Trial Is Bad News for Ghislaine Maxwell

Judge OKs use of word 'victim'; meanwhile, prosecutors say she wasn't offered plea deal

(Newser) - Ghislaine Maxwell shuffled into a pretrial hearing in Manhattan on Monday, and she had just one thing to say to the court: "I have not committed any crime." Prosecutors, however, had much more to say regarding Jeffrey Epstein's associate, including that she hasn't requested a plea...

Man Who Bought Epstein&#39;s Jet Is Pissed About the Purchase
Man Who Bought Epstein's Jet
Is Pissed About the Purchase
in case you missed it

Man Who Bought Epstein's Jet Is Pissed About the Purchase

And now Thomas Huff is suing Epstein's estate

(Newser) - Thomas Huff is on the list of people who have a beef with Jeffrey Epstein, though his issue only peripherally has to do with underage girls. Huff runs a charter plane business in Georgia and in June 2019 bought JEGE LLC from Epstein, reports the Washington Post ; that company owned...

British Royal Asks US Judge to Dismiss Abuse Lawsuit

Prince Andrew says he's innocent, and also covered by 2009 settlement

(Newser) - Prince Andrew’s lawyers are asking for a lawsuit against him in the US to be dismissed. Virginia Roberts Giuffre is suing the British royal in New York, CNN reports. The prince denies the allegations—and also says the lawsuit violates the terms of an existing settlement agreement that allowed...

Billionaire Sues Ex-Model Who Accused Him of Rape

Leon Black accuses Guzel Ganieva, law firm of trying to extort him

(Newser) - Billionaire financier Leon Black is suing a Russian former model he had a yearslong affair with, claiming her accusation of rape is part of a conspiracy against him. The 70-year-old, who stepped down as CEO of Apollo Global Management earlier this year over his links to Jeffrey Epstein, is suing...

Prince Andrew Gets Good News From UK Police

London cops complete review of case, won't take it further

(Newser) - "This review has concluded and we are taking no further action." For Prince Andrew these days, that statement from London's Metropolitan Police Service qualifies as good news. Back in August, the police agency said it would review its previous handling of sexual abuse allegations against the prince,...

Sexual Abuse Suit Against Prince Andrew Reaches Court

Prince Andrew
Gets Served,
This Time
in the US

Prince Andrew Gets Served, This Time in the US

Virginia Giuffre accuses him of sexual assault

(Newser) - Update: Lawyers for an accuser of Prince Andrew say they he has again been served with a sexual assault lawsuit, this time in the US. Attorneys for Virginia Giuffre sent the papers to Andrew's attorney in Los Angeles, Andrew Brettler, via email and FedEX, and both were received on...

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