GHISLAINE Maxwell appeared in court on Friday of his sex trafficking trial.
British social media site accused of assisting convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein in recruiting and abusing girls.
The Manhattan court on Monday was told that Maxwell would regularly name drop-in stars like Prince Andrew and Donald Trump in front of her alleged victims.
Neither the Prince nor Trump have been accused of misconduct in connection with the incident.
One witness – who alleges she was groomed by Maxwell for being abused by Epstein – told a New York court that she first met Maxwell when she was 17 years old.
Maxwell is currently charged with several felony accounts, 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. They painted the alleged victims in there for money.
The trial is expected to last about six weeks in the Manhattan Federal Court Room. It is likely to address many aspects of her relationship with Epstein and those who work for Epstein or Maxwell.
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CONVERT OF EPSTEIN INSIDE
Elsewhere in the mansion, you can see pictures of naked women hanging on the walls – one sees a beggar naked, and two naked women lying on a bed.
A photograph of a seemingly nude woman also hangs on the door between the two sketches.
And meanwhile, in the image of one of the bedrooms, you can see boxes of tissues placed next to the table.
Epstein’s bathroom is seen to include a red sofa, to which a nude figure is depicted.
MAXWELL SHOWN FRAME NUDE PICTURE WHEN USING TRIAL
Police photographs showing what appeared to be framed nudes of Ghislaine Maxwell were shown before a jury at her sex trafficking trial.
Prosecutors have released more than 60 images from the police raid at Jeffrey Epstein’s infamous Palm Beach mansion as part of the case.
Pictures include pictures of a room in a hotel with a desk that looks like nude photo of Ghislaine sitting on it.
This seems to be a now famous photograph of her lying on the beach, and above it a framed portrait of her hangs on the wall.
A photo of her lying naked on the beach went viral after it was previously revealed to have been found at the mansion.
THE NEXT WITNESS
JP Morgan CEO Patrick McHugh also took a stance on Monday.
He testified about wire transfers sent to Ghislaine Maxwell from accounts belonging to Jeffrey Epstein.
Maxwell’s Bear Stearns account received $18.3 million on October 19, 1999, the New York Post reported.
In 2002, Maxwell received an additional $5 million, according to McHugh’s testimony.
‘SHOW ME I’M ONE OF HIS FAVORITE’
“Kate,” the second alleged victim to testify in the British social media site’s trial, spoke on Monday about her relationship with Epstein and Maxwell.
She told the court Maxwell “told me I was a good girl and I was one of the [Epstein’s] favorite, “as reported by Sky news.
This reported exchange occurred after Kate had a sexual encounter with Epstein at a pool house on his estate in Palm Beach, Florida.
WITNESS SAY IT IS FOR ‘SCHOOLGIRL OUTFIT’
Witness “Kate” testified Monday that Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein gave her a schoolgirl suit and asked her to serve Epstein tea while wearing it.
This is believed to have happened at Epstein’s Palm Beach mansion in the early 1990s.
“I think it would be fun to have Jeffrey’s tea in this outfit,” Kate said Maxwell told her, as the New York Post reported.
COURT COURT: MAXWELL HUGS HIS LAWYER
Ghislaine Maxwell was seen hugging her attorney Bobbi Sternheim during Monday’s sex trafficking trial in New York City.
COURT SKETCH: TEST ‘KATE’
Witness “Kate” is cross-examined by defense attorney Bobbi Sternheim during the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, an associate of Jeffrey Epstein accused of sex trafficking, in a New York City courtroom sketch. on December 6, 2021.
‘THIS IS MY Daughter I’ll introduce you to’
Maxwell told Epstein “this is the girl I told you about” and “I am strangely strong for my size,” Kate told the court.
“She said, ‘Why don’t you squeeze his feet a little to show him how strong you are? “
She said Maxwell gave her massage oil and led her to a room where Epstein wore only a dress and closed the door.
Kate was asked by prosecutor Lara Pomerantz if Epstein started having sex with her: “Yes.”
After having sex with Epstein, Kate said Maxwell bought her a Prada handbag for her 18th birthday.
Since Kate was over the age of majority in the UK, Judge Alison Nathan instructed the jury that any sexual encounter she described was not an “illegal sexual act”.
‘A PHILANTHROPIST HAS LISTEN TO EVERYONE’
Kate – who says she is a musician and singer – said she was 17 years old when she met Maxwell for tea at her London townhouse in 1994.
Now in her 40s, she recounts how she was an aspiring musician at the time, and Maxwell says her boyfriend can help with her career.
A few weeks later, Kate came to the house again and she was introduced to Epstein by Maxwell, who described him as a “philanthropist” who loved to help people.
The jury heard Maxwell tell her his massage therapist had canceled and asked if she could step in.
MAXWELL ‘KNOWN TO KNOW EVERYONE’
Kate was asked by prosecutor Laura Pomerantz about Maxwell’s social circle to which she replied that she “seemed to know everyone”.
“She’s a friend of Prince Andrew, a friend of Donald Trump,” she said.
“Sometimes their name just shows up or she’ll talk on the phone about them with my gift.”
MAXWELL ‘REFYING ABOUT FRIENDS,’ COURT HEAR
Maxwell regularly drops the names of Prince Andrew and Donald Trump, her trial has been told.
The lawsuit was brought by a British woman who alleges she was prepared by the 59-year-old social media site for Jeffrey Epstein’s abuse.
The witness – known as Kate to protect her identity – told the court in New York that she first met Maxwell when she was 17 years old.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/16956672/ghislaine-maxwell-trial-live-jeffrey-epstein-sex-trafficking/ Witness claims Epstein’s ‘mistress’ will drop the names of stars like Donald Trump and Prince Andrew