Ghislaine Maxwell waved to her sister in court after acquitting her for sexual trafficking.


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On Friday at a socially distant, pin-drop quiet Federal Court in Manhattan, Jeffrey Epstein Suspicious Madam Ghislaine Maxwell He pleaded not guilty to new sex trafficking charges and waved to his sister who was watching from the gallery.

The deal was the second time a reporter had a glimpse of Maxwell, who slowly stepped into court wearing a blue and white COVID mask from prison. Her black hair was down and gray roots were growing on top. As soon as she sat down at the defensive table, she took a long drink out of the bottled water.

Reporters waited hours to find Maxwell in just a few minutes of hearing.

Before the prosecution began, Isabel Maxwell, a woman believed to be Guillene’s sister, was taken to court in a black beret, shades, masks and coats. When she got to her seat, she took notes in a small notepad.

Judge Alison Nathan asked Maxwell if he had read the indictment and if he had time to consider it with a lawyer. “Yes, it’s your honor,” Maxwell replied softly. Her lawyer, Bobby Sternheim, confirmed that Maxwell had pleaded not guilty.

After discussing the timeline for finding the case, the hearing ended. Maxwell looked slim, but he wasn’t in good health because of a lawyer’s accusation, but he turned to Isabel, tapped under his eyes, waved, and was slowly taken away.

Meanwhile, Nathan told the court that he was still considering whether to postpone Maxwell’s trial until next year, but so far he has instructed lawyers and prosecutors to plan a scheduled trial date for July. ..



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Epstein’s victim, Daniel Bensky, speaks outside the charges of Ghislaine Maxwell, surrounded by lawyers Sigrid McCaulejye and David Boyes.

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The gallery also had lawyers Sigrid McCollie and David Boyes on behalf of more than 12 Epstein victims. A whistleblower named Daniel Bensky was not a minor victim of the Maxwell case, but was sitting with them to see the progress. After the indictment, Mr Boys told reporters that it was important for the victims to have the opportunity to show the court how important the indictment was to them.

Boyes told Beast reporters that Epstein’s abuse survivors wanted Maxwell’s trial to “go as fast as possible, as long as it was fair.”

“They want a trial as soon as possible,” Boyz said. “This case is too long. The subject has existed for decades now. I think all the survivors are anxious to end it.”

Marshall told The Daily Beast that Maxwell was brought in early Friday morning before a crowd of protesters arrived in court. By noon, a crowd of outsiders waving banners (“Epstein is the worst type of virus”) and a woman showed off her “Virginia Juffle” jacket.

Maxwell lawyer David Oscar Marx told reporters that British socialists were “hanging there,” adding that “we only want a fair fight.”

The hearing on Friday was the second time the public had Maxwell’s view since Maxwell was arrested.to her July last year’s prosecutionBritish socialites wept when Judge Alison Nathan of the US District Court refused bail because it was a “substantial” flight risk.

Ghislaine Maxwell must be reminded to clean her “very dirty” cells, federal prosecutors say

Since then, Maxwell’s lawyer has sought her release from the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn. Where they claim She is said to have “withered in her former shell”, forced to drink dirty tap water, and was once manually treated by security guards. After Nathan denied Maxwell’s bail request three times, her lawyer filed a lawsuit with the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Monday to hear oral arguments.

Federal prosecutors have denied Maxwell being abused in prison.In a recent letter to the judge, the government said the video footage refuted Maxwell’s allegations of physical abuse and the allegations that guards had to make. Remind her to wash the toilet Cleans her “very dirty” cells.

Maxwell’s family Launched a spouting website As part of a public relations campaign to sympathize with the confused jet setter. The site claims to have received “hundreds of beautiful and supportive letters from strangers” while Maxwell was imprisoned, claiming that “her spirit is strong and she is not afraid.” ing.



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People are holding banners protesting Jeffrey Epstein outside a Manhattan court where media gathered for a Ghislaine Maxwell prosecution hearing in New York City on July 14, 2020.

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Maxwell had not been charged in connection with Epstein’s sex ring until last year, but a civil lawsuit filed by the victim nominated her as a promoter of eerie financial firm abuse. Maxwell has long denied involvement in Epstein’s plans.

FBI arrested Maxwell for her New Hampshire hideout July 2, 2020, a year after Epstein was charged with trafficking underage girls. Epstein committed suicide in prison a month after his arrest, shifting the focus of his investigation to Maxwell.

The 59-year-old heir initially faced four trafficking-related proceedings, including seducing minors to travel to engage in illegal sexual activity. Epstein and Maxwell exploited her and kept her as a “sex slave” for many years.



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Protesters show off her “Virginia Jufre Jacket” outside of Ghislaine Maxwell’s charges.

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According to the original indictment, Maxwell cared for three 14-year-old girls for Epstein between 1994 and 1997. She allegedly made friends with the victims and fostered abuse in Epstein’s mansions in New York, Florida and New Mexico and in London townhouses. “We have built a relationship with the victim,” the indictment said. “Maxwell sought to normalize minor sexual abuse, among other things by discussing sexual topics, undressing in front of victims, and witnessing minors when they were present. Undressed and / or witnessing sexual activity involving minor victims and Epstein. “

The complaint adds: “In some cases, Maxwell witnessed and participated in the sexual abuse of minor victims.”

Last month, the Fed and Maxwell Fourth minor victim In their case. A recent replacement indictment alleges that Maxwell trafficked a 14-year-old girl for Epstein between 2001 and 2004. From Manhattan’s address to his home in Florida, including lingerie.

If convicted, Maxwell is currently facing 80 years behind the bar.

Her lawyer requested that her July trial be postponed until early 2022.

Epstein’s “Madame” Ghislaine Maxwell was accused of sending a girl to his strong friend

Nathan was last week by Maxwell Will be tried separately Perjury is counted someday after she faces a jury for trafficking.

In Maxwell’s charge last summer, two victims shared a statement with the court and asked the judge to hold Maxwell on trial.

One US federal prosecutor read Jane Doe’s words. He states: She was in charge. She spit on him and encouraged him. She told me about the other people she hired, and she found it interesting. “

“I’m scared to speak even anonymously here today,” said Doe, “I know what she did. I know how many lives she’s ruined. And I know this. I know she has nothing to lose, has no regrets, and never admits what she did. “

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