Ghislaine Maxwell apologizes to victims and hopes her verdict ‘brings joy’

Disgraced British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell on Tuesday apologized to the victims she convicted of soliciting and sex trafficking for her pal Jeffrey Epstein.

Maxwell, 61, who appeared in New York federal court for her sentencing, addressed the victims directly after acknowledging her suffering and admitting she was “guilty” of helping Epstein commit the crimes.

“For you, for you, all of the victims who came to court and for those outside of it, I’m sorry for the pain you’ve experienced,” Maxwell said. “I hope my conviction and harsh incarceration bring you closure.”

She also apologized to her loved ones for causing them pain, saying it “torments” her every day.

“It is my sincere wish to everyone in this courtroom and everyone outside the courtroom that this day brings a terrible chapter to a close,” she said. “For those who have spoken here today and for those who have not, may this day help you journey out of darkness into light.”

Maxwell, Epstein’s former girlfriend, was sentenced to 20 years in prison and fined $750,000 for grooming young girls who described being drawn into a world of rape and sexual abuse.

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Jeffrey Epstein's associate Ghislaine Maxwell
Maxwell addressed victims after admitting she was “guilty of helping Epstein”.
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Victims Elizabeth Stein and Sarah Ransome
Victims Elizabeth Stein and Sarah Ransome arrive at the Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse.
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Ghislaine Maxwell's victim Annie Farmer
Annie Farmer and her attorney, Sigrid McCawley, arrive at the courthouse on June 28, 2022.
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She told the court before announcing her sentence that she knew her friendship with the pedophile financier who killed himself behind bars in August 2019 while awaiting sex trafficking charges would stain her “forever and permanently”. will.

“It is the biggest regret of my life that I ever met Jeffrey Epstein,” Maxwell said, adding that Epstein “should have been here before all of you.”

But she admitted, “Today is not about Epstein. It is up to me to ultimately be judged.” Ghislaine Maxwell apologizes to victims and hopes her verdict ‘brings joy’


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