Ghislaine Maxwell Trial LIVE – Pictures of Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘Madam’ Could Be Discussed But Her ‘Black Book’ Remains CONFIDENTIAL

GHISLAINE Maxwell’s “black book”, which is said to contain the names and information of nearly 2,000 of the world’s most powerful people, will remain a secret.

However, a judge has ruled over photos of Britons’ lifestyle on social media.

The defense team for Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged mistress began the case on Thursday, after prosecutors took a break on Friday from a number of witnesses for more than 10 days, including the four accused and Epstein’s two former pilots.

Maxwell is unlikely to testify in the sex-trafficking trial.

The British social media site, 59, was said to be “too fragile” to stand in front of the witness when it started defending.

Maxwell is being charged with several counts, some of which include human trafficking.

She has denied any charges against her, and her lawyers argue that she is being made a “scapegoat” for Epstein’s crimes.

Read our Ghislaine Maxwell live blog for the latest news and updates…

  • What happened to Jeffrey Epstein?

    Jeffrey Epstein died in his cell in August 2019, after being federally charged with exploiting dozens of underage girls in New York and Florida in the early 2000s.

    He was before Suicide in late July 2019, before he was reported as a successful suicide attempt in early August.

    The guards who allegedly monitored Epstein are facing federal charges for not properly monitoring him before his death.

    The day before he was reported to have committed suicide, a federal appeals court released the transcript of a 2016 banishment case in which Epstein repeatedly refused to say whether Maxwell had procured drugs. young girl for him or not.

  • Maxwell has many nationalities

    Ghislaine Maxwell is a US citizen and she also holds British and French citizenship.

    This raises concerns that she could be “at risk of flying,” if released on bail.

  • How long could Maxwell spend in jail?

    If convicted on all counts, Maxwell could face up to 80 years in prison.

    Depending on how the trial goes and whether she’s found guilty, she could spend the rest of her life behind bars.

  • The defense will call 35 witnesses

    In a court filing on Sunday, the British social media site’s lawyers confirmed their intention to call a large number of witnesses – 11 more than the prosecution.

    Her attorneys have been scrambling to put together a team after the prosecution in the New York case took a two-week break from schedule.

  • Maxwell’s reaction to the allegations

    The British social networking site has repeatedly denied any involvement in Jeffrey Epstein’s crimes.

    Her spokesman said “the allegations against Ghislaine Maxwell are untrue” and that she “strongly denies the allegations of unscrupulous nature, which have appeared in the British press and elsewhere”. , and reserves her right to seek redress of repetition of such old defamatory statements”.

  • When was Maxwell arrested?

    Ghislaine was arrested suddenly in July 2020 – and has been held in prison ever since because she was deemed a flying risk.

    She pleaded not guilty to eight counts of sex trafficking and other charges for her alleged role in recruiting and grooming four teenagers for Epstein’s abuse between 1994 and 2004.

    Her lawyers say she is being made a scapegoat because Epstein is no longer alive.

  • Famous People Connected to Epstein and Maxwell

    Politicians, billionaires and celebrities have relationships with Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwelll.

    Some of them include Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew, Bill Gates and Woody Allen.

    Prince Andrew has been accused of sexual assault by Virginia Giuffre. A judge dismissed the criminal charges in 2015, but Giufffre is pursuing a sexual assault lawsuit.

    The case is scheduled to continue well into the Queen’s Platinum Year in 2022.

  • The ‘little black book’ to keep a secret

    Only a small portion of Maxwell’s “little black book” – with contact details for thousands of people including Prince Andrew – will be released to the public.

    Only a handful of pages were mentioned in the case and the prosecution agreed that the book could be used “for a limited purpose”.

  • Court sketch

    Ghislaine Maxwell is seen speaking to her attorney Bobbi Sternheim on Thursday, December 16, during the trial of Jeffrey Epstein’s associate Jeffrey Epstein accused of sex trafficking.

    Credit: Reuters
  • ‘A dangerous predator’

    Prosecutors have called the Brit heiress a “dangerous predator” for accusing her and Epstein – who she dated in the 1990s – of “criminal partners”.

    Maxwell, the daughter of disgraced newspaper magnate Robert Maxwell, is said to have sent 14-year-old girls into a “nightmare” after promising them “the whole world”.

    She is accused of bringing the girls into Epstein’s lair, where she watched as he sexually abused them – and sometimes even participated. She denies the allegations.

  • Defensive Strategy

    Maxwell’s legal team is focusing on separating the testimony of four accusers, who allege she served them for multi-millionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

    It lined up 35 witnesses, including an expert in false memory, to support her case at her trial in New York.

    They are said to be preparing to present evidence that Maxwell cannot be present in some of the misconduct allegations.

    A source said: “The lawsuit will be shocking. There will be some very surprising revelations.”

  • Will Maxwell testify?

    Maxwell is unlikely to testify in the sex-trafficking trial.

    The British social media site, 59, is said to be “too fragile” to stand in front of a witness as her defense begins today.

    Her spokesperson said: “Ghislaine Maxwell is unlikely to testify of serious concerns that she is too fragile and will not be able to rightfully acquit herself.”

    Her family complained that she was not properly fed and was shackled to and from the courthouse. A friend said: “There are significant concerns about her health.”

  • Charges against Maxwell

    Prosecutors allege that between 1994 and 1997, she helped Epstein groom 14-year-old girls.

    Maxwell has been charged with six counts of perjury and sex trafficking:

    • Count one: Conspiracy to entice a minor to travel to perform illegal sexual acts
    • Count two: Attracting minors to travel to perform illegal sexual acts
    • Count three: Conspiracy to transport a minor with the intention of engaging in criminal sexual activity
    • Count four: Transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity
    • Count five and six: Perjury – the crime of knowingly telling false facts or misrepresenting the truth while under oath.

    The 17-page indictment against Maxwell alleges she groomed and befriended the victim, normalized inappropriate behavior, was present during the abuse to help the victim feel comfortable, encouraged the victim The victim accepts Epstein’s help and encourages the victim to engage in sexual activity and self-involvement.

  • Who is Scott Borgerson?

    Scott Borgerson is the CEO of CargoMetrics.

    He lives in a £2.3 million ocean front mansion in Massachusetts and his company is valued at $100 million in 2020.

    He is related to Ghislaine Maxwell, and it is said that he is the “secret” husband of the British social networking site.

    However, Borgerson has repeatedly denied the allegations, claiming that he and Maxwell are just old friends.

  • Does Ghislaine Maxwell have children?

    Ghislaine Maxwell has no children of her own, but is believed to be a stepmother to her husband’s children from her first marriage.

    According to reports, Maxwell was secretly married to tech millionaire Scott Borgerson in 2016.

    According to her brother, Ian, Maxwell’s family did not know about the wedding until she was released on bail.

  • Break court

    The Ghislaine Maxwell trial is said to be on pause for an afternoon break as of 4 p.m. ET.

  • Professional Witness Paid

    Defense witness Dr. Elizabeth Loftus admitted she was paid $600 per hour for her testimony during Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial, The Independent reported.

    “Are you being compensated for your time?” a prosecutor asked her.

    “I am. I hope so,” replied Dr. Loftus.

    It is not uncommon for an expert witness to be compensated for their time.

  • What has Jeffrey Epstein been accused of?

    Jeffrey Epstein to be accused of abusing women and underage girls for decades, assembling a network of support agents to help carry out and cover up his crimes.

    The serial sex abuser is said to have secretly requested a deal with the government in 2008 to avoid a life sentence and continue to abuse women.

  • Experts discuss media pollution of memory

    Elizabeth Loftus, a psychologist who “studied people’s ability to remember”, according to The Independent, held firm on Thursday.

    Ms Loftus told the court: “The media was a source of suggestions after the event.

    She believes that media coverage can damage memories.

  • What was Ghislaine Maxwell accused of?

    Maxwell is accused of serving as Jeffrey Epstein’s “madam”, US court documents have previously revealed.

    Prosecutors allege she has a history of allowing powerful men access to women.

    A defamation case involving Virginia Giuffre claimed that Prince Andrew slept with her three times and that she was recruited by Maxwell in 1999, where she was introduced to Epstein.

  • Defense has accused the alleged victim of lying to get cash

    Maxwell had previously testified that an alleged victim, Annie Farmer, fabricated her accusations because she wanted the money.

    One of Maxwell’s attorneys wrote: “The fact that the plaintiff sought money from real estate and from Mrs. Maxwell in the amount of millions of dollars and she was a government witness in an upcoming criminal trial on the same subject is reason enough to suspect that Ms. Newly asserted memories of abuse without corroboration are not based on facts or a desire for ‘justice’, just as much as her desire for cash she. “

  • Experts can be used to undermine whistleblowers

    Witness expertise in “false memory” could be used to discredit Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell’s alleged victims, The Independent noted.

  • The ‘false memory’ expert is called

    On Thursday, Elizabeth Loftus, a psychologist “studied people’s memory capacity”, according to The Independent, was called in the trial.

    In the past, she has been called a witness for Harvey Weinstein, Robert Durst and OJ Simpson.

  • Anonymity denied

    In his ruling released last night, Judge Alison Nathan denied the defense’s request to remain anonymous for some of the 35 witnesses they are likely to call, according to the court. The Independent.

    Judge Nathan said that “none of the Defense witnesses intended to testify about sensitive personal topics or sexual conduct. Instead, all are expected to deny Epstein and Ms. Maxwell’s wrongdoing. “

  • 35 witnesses can be called

    The defense in the Ghislaine Maxwell case can call up to 35 witnesses, The Independent reported.

    However, a spokesman for the Maxwell family told Daily telegram that “Ghislaine Maxwell is unlikely to testify at her own trial because of serious concerns that she is too fragile and will not be rightfully acquitted.” Ghislaine Maxwell Trial LIVE – Pictures of Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘Madam’ Could Be Discussed But Her ‘Black Book’ Remains CONFIDENTIAL

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