Ghislaine Maxwell told the judge on Friday that she will not testify at her sex trafficking trial.
Maxwell worked as Jeffrey Epstein’s pimp for years and the DOJ knew they were running girls as young as 12 but they refused to act.
Maxwell pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from her role as Epstein’s ‘madam’ from 1994 to 2004.
Maxwell faces the following charges:
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Count One: Conspiracy to Entice Minors to Travel to Engage in Illegal Sex Acts.Count Two: Enticement of a Minor to Travel to Engage in Illegal Sex Acts.Count Three: Conspiracy to Transport Minors with Intent to Engage in Criminal Sexual Activity.Count Four: Transportation of a Minor with Intent to Engage in Criminal Sexual Activity.Count Five: Sex Trafficking Conspiracy.Count Six: Sex Trafficking of a Minor.Counts Seven and Eight: Perjury (stemming from allegedly false deposition testimony during a civil suit).
According to the 24-page superseding indictment, Maxwell was involved “in the sexual exploitation and abuse of multiple minor girls by Jeffrey Epstein.” From approximately 1994 to 2004, Maxwell “assisted, facilitated, and contributed to Jeffrey Epstein’s abuse of minor girls by, among other things, helping Epstein to recruit, groom, and ultimately abuse victims known to Maxwell and Epstein to be under the age of 18.” Some victims were as young as 14 years old.
Ghislaine Maxwell remained defiant on Friday and told the judge she won’t testify in her own defense.
Ghislaine Maxwell, the longtime associate of Jeffrey Epstein who was charged with sex trafficking after the financier’s death, will not take the stand in her own defense.
U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan asked the 59-year-old British socialite to stand in court Friday afternoon, explaining that Maxwell had the right to either testify in her own defense or decline to.
“Your Honor, the government has not proven its case beyond a reasonable doubt so there is no reason for me to testify,” Maxwell responded, attitude defiant.
BREAKING: Ghislaine Maxwell has told a judge that she will not testify in her own defense at her sex trafficking trial in New York. Maxwell has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from interactions with four teenage girls from 1994 to 2004. https://t.co/TN619uF14w
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 17, 2021
This is a mop-up operation.
The Ghislaine Maxwell case began with Obama Judge Alison Nathan, who already blocked some content from the media.
One of the lead prosecutors is Jim Comey’s daughter.
She was involved in the lost video incident from the jail that purportedly showed Epstein trying to kill himself in his so-called first suicide attempt.
The fix is in.