Ghislaine Maxwell Trial Begins

Prosecutors: Ghislaine Maxwell was Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘partner in crime’

“Ghislaine Maxwell acted as powerful pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s “partner in crime” and was an “essential” part of his scheme to prey on underage girls, prosecutors charged Monday, the first day of the accused madam’s hotly anticipated trial in Manhattan court.”

Daily Mail [UK] – Ghislaine Maxwell was Epstein’s ‘partner in crime who put girls at ease and promised them the world before serving them up to be sexually abused’, prosecution claims in blistering opening statement


 

 

 

 


Courtroom News – ⏺ Virginia Giuffre team setback and ⏺ Dersh smackdown

NY Post
Epstein ‘sex slave’ Virginia Giuffre, Alan Dershowitz both lose in new court ruling

“Attorneys for alleged Jeffrey Epstein “sex slave” Virginia Roberts Giuffre were ordered Wednesday to destroy evidence from her case against Ghislaine Maxwell — as lawyer Alan Dershowitz was also denied access to the potentially explosive information.

Manhattan federal court Judge Loretta Preska said she was “troubled” to learn during oral arguments last week that Giuffre’s lawyers, from the firm of Cooper & Kirk, had been given sealed records from her since-settled suit against Maxwell . . . “

” . . . Preska also rejected a request by Dershowitz for access to “all filings and discovery materials, including third-party discovery” from the Maxwell case, saying that “it is not a targeted strike that Mr. Dershowitz proposes, but a carpet bombing.”   (more)

Victim #1 Sues Epstein Estate

Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged abuse of teenage girl detailed in lawsuit against his estate executors

“A woman who says she is “Victim-1” in the New York indictment against deceased sex offender Jeffrey Epstein filed suit against the executors of his estate Wednesday, saying he abused her for three years beginning when she was a 14-year-old girl struggling to find a way to help her family pay rent.”

” . . . The abuse continued until she was 17, and she was sexually assaulted “countless times” in those three years, the lawsuit charges.”

The Palm Beach Post on March 20, 2010:

“A purloined journal that is said to contain the names of “hundreds” of victims of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein could be used to reopen the investigation into the multi-millionaire’s appetite for teenage girls, an attorney representing seven of the victims said Friday.”