Ghislaine Maxwell faced her trial judge in person for the first time as lawyers squabbled over exactly when she should be tried on sex trafficking charges that allege she procured teenage girls for Epstein to sexually abuse at his residences.
The new charges include sex trafficking conspiracy and sex trafficking of a minor against Ghislaine Maxwell, the ex-girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein – the disgraced US financier who killed himself in jail in 2019 while awaiting trial.
Maxwell has remained in a federal jail without bail after a judge rejected her bail packages three times, the last of which included offers to renounce her citizenships in the UK and France, and to post $28.5M in assets.
Lawyers for Ghislaine Maxwell said the indictment against their client was obtained unjustly and doesn’t allege crimes specific enough to bring before a jury.
Maxwell says she is not a flight risk, despite media that have "ruthlessly vilified her and prejudged her guilt" in more articles than the comedian Bill Cosby and movie producer Harvey Weinstein got after their arrests.
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Jeffrey Epstein's longtime associate who is charged with luring young girls so the late financier could sexually abuse them, pleaded not guilty in federal court in Manhattan, with a judge still to decide on whether to grant bail.
According to the indictment, socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, who lived for years with late Jeffrey Epstein and was his frequent companion on trips around the world, facilitated his crimes and on some occasions joined him in sexually abusing girls.
The administrator for $630 million fund will evaluate each claim separately to determine how much money each woman, who was sexually attacked by the financier Jeffrey Epstein, receives.
Epstein's death on August 10, 2019, was ruled as a suicide. An autopsy found that he hanged himself.
American Virginia Giuffre has alleged Jeffrey Epstein — who was found dead in a US prison in August — trafficked her to Britain when she was 17 to have sex with Britain's Prince Andrew.
Prince Andrew said his ties to notorious American sex offender Jeffrey Epstein had become a “major disruption” to the royal family’s charitable work.
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