Virginia Giuffre reacts to Maxwell's verdict : 'She did not act alone'

‘Maxwell did not act alone. Others must be held accountable’: Prince Andrew accuser Virginia Giuffre says Ghislaine sex trafficking verdict is ‘not the end but another step in justice being served

  • Ghislaine Maxwell was found guilty of sex trafficking charges on Wednesday
  • After six days of deliberation, a jury of six men and six women found the British socialite guilty on five of six countsall except enticing an individual under the age of 17 to travel to with intent to engage in illegal sex act
  • 朱福尔, who also accused Prince Andrew of sexual assault, said on Twitter that today the jury of six men and six women who found the British socialite guilty had given her the ‘justice [她的] soul had yearned for years
  • ‘I will remember this day always. Having lived with the horrors of Maxwell’s abuse, my heart goes out to the many other girls and young women who suffered at her hands and whose lives she destroyed,’ Giuffre said
  • Key moments of the trial included the moment Jeffrey Epstein’s massage table was brought into court for the jurors to see and the claim that Maxwell may have been pregnant
  • Women claimed Maxwell had recruited them when they were teens to take part in orgies with Epstein at his properties around the world
  • One accuser, Carolyn, described how Maxwell felt her breasts and said she had a ‘great body for Mr Epstein and his friends
  • 弗吉尼亚·朱福(Virginia Giuffre), the most vocal accuser of 杰弗里·爱泼斯坦吉斯兰·麦克斯韦(Ghislaine Maxwell), said that she had finally been granted the justice her ‘soul yearned forafter Maxwell was found guilty of sex trafficking and other charges on Wednesday.

    朱福尔, who has also accused 安德鲁王子 of sexual assault, tweeted on Wednesday after a jury of six men and six women found the British socialite guilty.

    她写了: ‘My soul yearned for justice for years and today the jury gave me just that. I will remember this day always.

    ‘Having lived with the horrors of Maxwell’s abuse, my heart goes out to the many other girls and young women who suffered at her hands and whose lives she destroyed,’ Giuffre wrote on Twitter.

    她补充说: ‘I hope that today is not the end but rather another step in justice being served. Maxwell did not act alone. Others must be held accountable. I have faith that they will be.

    Giuffre was not included in the trial against Maxwell but has become one of the most well-known Epstein accusers. She claimed Epstein and Maxwell trafficked her to powerful men, including to Prince Andrew at Maxwell’s home in Belgravia.

    弗吉尼亚·朱福(Virginia Giuffre), perhaps the most vocal accuser of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, reacted on social media after Maxwell was found guilty of sex trafficking and other charges on Wednesday

    弗吉尼亚·朱福(Virginia Giuffre), perhaps the most vocal accuser of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, reacted on social media after Maxwell was found guilty of sex trafficking and other charges on Wednesday

    朱福尔, who also accused Prince Andrew of sexual assault, said on Twitter that today the jury of six men and six women who found the British socialite guilty had given her the 'justice [她的] soul had yearned for years.'

    Annie Farmer is the only accuser to have her identity revealed. Prosecutors claims Maxwell encouraged her to massage Epstein

    弗吉尼亚·朱福(Virginia Giuffre) (剩下) was not included in the trial against Maxwell but has become one of the most well-known Epstein accusers. 安妮·法默 (对), the only victim in the Maxwell trial who was named, was reportedly ‘sobbing with joyas she left court on Tuesday.

    The infamous photo of Virginia Roberts, Prince Andrew and Ghislaine Maxwell was taken at Maxwell's home in Belgravia

    The infamous photo of Virginia Roberts, Prince Andrew and Ghislaine Maxwell was taken at Maxwell’s home in Belgravia

    安妮·法默, the only victim in the Maxwell trial who was named, was reportedly ‘sobbing with joyas she left court on Tuesday.

    ‘I am so relieved and grateful that the jury recognized the pattern of predatory behavior that Maxwell engaged in for years and found her guilty of these crimes. She has caused hurt to many more women than the few of us who had the chance to testify in the courtroom,’ Farmer said in a statement on Wednesday.

    ‘I hope that this verdict brings solace to all who need it and demonstrates that no one is above the lawEven those with great power and privilege will be held accountable when they sexually abuse and exploit the young,’ Farmer added.

    她的妹妹, 玛丽亚, 说过: ‘We are proud of one another. I have spent every moment for seven years, working towards this verdict. No pay, just due diligence. I never gave up. This is the best thing I have ever had happen in my life. It means I don’t have to hide.

    Celebrities, 维权人士, and other public figures have also voiced their support for the verdict on social media

    Celebrities, 维权人士, and other public figures have also voiced their support for the verdict on social media

    'I hope Ghislaine Maxwell sings like a f*****g canary.... and everyone guilty of sexually assaulting children can rot in prison...,' tweeted British actress and model Nathalie Emmanuel

    ‘I hope Ghislaine Maxwell sings like a f*****g canary…. and everyone guilty of sexually assaulting children can rot in prison…,’ tweeted British actress and model Nathalie Emmanuel

    Representative Lauren Boebert had a similar reaction, adding that the public deserved the truth and not 'some vague court sketches'

    Representative Lauren Boebert had a similar reaction, adding that the public deserved the truth and not ‘some vague court sketches

    Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene also took to the social media platform, and called for Epstein's network of predators to be exposed

    Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene also took to the social media platform, and called for Epstein’s network of predators to be exposed

    在星期三, the jury found Maxwell guilty on five of six countsall except enticing an individual under the age of 17 to travel with intent to engage in illegal sex acts.

    She faces a maximum sentence of 65 入狱多年. The sixth countsex trafficking of an individual under the age of 18- carries a maximum sentence of 40 入狱多年.

    Politicians, 名流, and other public figures have also voiced their support for the jury’s verdict on social media.

    Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, called for Epstein’s network of predators to be exposed.

    ‘Jeffrey Epstein’s entire network should be made public and his fortune should go to his victims. If the fake J6 committee can subpoena innocent people’s cell phone data and bank records then Jeffrey Epstein’s whole network should be publicized,’ Greene tweeted referencing the House Committee on the January 6 攻击.

    Ghislaine Maxwell verdict

    GUILTY 数一: Conspiracy to entice individuals under the age of 17 to travel with intent to engage in illegal sexual activity

    Maximum sentence: Five years

    Accusers: 简, Carolyn and Annie

    NOT GUILTY Count Two: Enticing an individual under the age of 17 to travel to with intent to engage in illegal sex acts

    Maximum sentence: Five years

    Accusers: 简

    GUILTY Count Three: Conspiracy to transport individuals under the age of 17 with intent to engage in illegal sexual activity

    Maximum sentence: Five years in prison

    Accusers: 简, Carolyn and Annie

    GUILTY Count Four: Transportation of an individual under the age of 17 with intent to engage in illegal sexual activities

    Maximum sentence: 10 入狱多年

    Accuser: 简

    GUILTY Count Five: Conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of individuals under the age of 18

    Maximum: Five years in prison

    Accusers: Carolyn and Virginia

    GUILTY Count Six: Sex trafficking of an individual under the age of 18

    Maximum: 40 入狱多年

    Accusers: Carolyn

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    Fellow Representative Lauren Boebert had a similar reaction, adding that the public deserved the truth and not ‘some vague court sketches.

    The Republican tweeted: ‘Ghislaine Maxwell deserves to rot behind bars for the rest of her days and the public deserves to know every single person involved in the Epstein sex trafficking network. We deserve to know the whole truth, not just some vague court sketches.

    ‘I hope Ghislaine Maxwell sings like a f*****g canary…. and everyone guilty of sexually assaulting children can rot in prison…,’ tweeted British actress and model Nathalie Emmanuel.

    Walt Disney’s great niece and filmmaker Abigail Disney tweeted: ‘Ghislaine, if you want any redemption at all, I hope you will give up some names, because those fu**ers should not be able to hide any longer.

    Disney went on to say that sexual predatory behavior is concealed and often times not reported because of the ‘patriarchy.

    ‘Instead of a shouting match about whether it’s Bill Clinton or Donald Trump who more needs to be exposed when and if Ghislaine ever names names, how about we talk about the fact that this behavior crosses party lines and respects no tradition? It’s patriarchy, 愚蠢的!!’ 她补充说.

    American art critic and New York magazine contributor Jerry Saltz shared several pictures of Donald Trump next to Epstein and Maxwell.

    ‘Ghislaine Maxwell found guilty if sex trafficking and sexual abuse. Hi @FoxNewsdon’t forget to cover Donald Trump flying on Jeffrey Epstein’s private jets more than six times. lol!!!’ he tweeted along with the pcitures.

    Actor and filmmaker Andy Ostroy also took aim at Trump’s highly publicized connection with Epstein.

    ‘I bet there’s one p****-grabbing, underage-model-ogling, accused sexual-abusing-rapist who’s probs not gonna be sleeping too well until #GhislaineMaxwell’s sentencing…’ 他发了推文.

    Ostroy added ‘If there’s a God above, please let her urge #GhislaineMaxwell to rat on #Trump and other high-level pervs in exchange for a lighter sentence..and shared a POLITICO article from August 2020 on Trump wishing Maxwell ‘wellafter her arrest last year.

    Trump has not spoken out after Maxwell’s trial verdict on Wednesday, but he has denied having a close relationship with Epstein.

    Maxwell did not appear to react to the verdict and after they were read out by Judge Alison Nathan she calmly opened a bottle of water and poured herself a glass.

    Her lawyer Jeff Pagliuca sitting next to her put his arm around her and gave her a hug and she leaned into his shoulder.

    In the public gallery sat her siblings Isabel, Christine and Kevin: only Isabel appeared to react and hang her head as the verdicts were read out.

    Maxwell walked out of court flanked by two security guards: she was not handcuffed or shackled on her legs.

    She managed one look back and walked out with her head held down. In the elevator Maxwell’s lawyer and close friend Leah Saffian appeared red eyed and distraught.

    Judge Nathan read out the verdict after being passed it in an envelope and asked each juror to confirm that it was correct by passing around a microphone. Each answered that yes it wasone male juror was seen rubbing his eyes and forehead.

    It was a sensational month-long trial filled with tearful testimony, a trove of never-before-seen photos submitted into evidence, and shocking claims that the British socialite was a ‘sophisticated predator.

    Before Wednesday’s verdict, the jury asked for the transcripts of 14 目击者: 曾经有 33 in total for the defense and prosecution.

    They asked for the evidence from Shawn, the boyfriend of the accuser Carolyn; Cimberly Espinoza, Maxwell’s personal assistant at Epstein’s New York office, and the defense ‘false memoryexpert Elizabeth Loftus.

    The jury also asked for testimony from FBI agents Amanda Young and Jason Richards, the lead agents in the 2019 investigation into Jeffrey Epstein, and testimony from Larry Visoski, Epstein’s other pilot.

    星期二, Judge Alison Nathan said that if a verdict was not reached by the end of Wednesday she would tell the jury it would have to sit on the weekend until reaching a verdict.

    Judge Nathan had planned to sit only until Wednesday and then let the jurors off for the holiday, but the Omicron variant has thwarted those plans.

    She said that the rising number of Omicron cases was ‘putting at risk our ability to complete this trial.

    The jurors said they were ‘moving alongand that they are making progress in the case but they failed to reach a verdict on the fifth day of deliberations.

    Ghislaine Maxwell has been found guilty of sex trafficking charges. Maxwell denies sex trafficking and other charges and had been awaiting trial for over a year in 'hell-hole' federal prison  in Brooklyn

    Ghislaine Maxwell has been found guilty of sex trafficking charges. Maxwell denies sex trafficking and other charges and had been awaiting trial for over a year in ‘hell-holefederal prison in Brooklyn

    A sleazy haul of never-before-seen photos unearthed in an FBI raid and introduced as evidence showed Ghislaine Maxwell giving Jeffrey Epstein foot rubs on his private jet dubbed Lolita Express

    A sleazy haul of never-before-seen photos unearthed in an FBI raid and introduced as evidence showed Ghislaine Maxwell giving Jeffrey Epstein foot rubs on his private jet dubbed Lolita Express

    Pilots Larry Visoski and Dave Rodgers both said the door to the passenger cabin on the Lolita Express was closed at all times so they didn't know what was going on

    Pilots Larry Visoski and Dave Rodgers both said the door to the passenger cabin on the Lolita Express was closed at all times so they didn’t know what was going on

    This photo of Jeffrey Epstein in front of one of his private planes was submitted into evidence during the trial of his alleged madam Ghislaine Maxwell

    This photo of Jeffrey Epstein in front of one of his private planes was submitted into evidence during the trial of his alleged madam Ghislaine Maxwell

    The jury of six men and six women (在法庭草图中看到) reached a verdict to convict Maxwell on Wednesday

    The jury of six men and six women (在法庭草图中看到) reached a verdict to convict Maxwell on Wednesday

    From the beginning of the trial that kicked off on November 29, Maxwell remained relaxed and confident, giving hugs to her lawyers or waving to her sister Isabel in the public gallery. She wore a series of turtleneck sweaters and was noticeably tactile with her attorneys, often putting her arm around them in a gesture they reciprocated.

    Maxwell barely reacted when her accusers took the stand to testify of the horrific abuse at the hands of her and Jeffrey Epstein.

    Epstein’s pilots Larry Visoski and Dave Rodgers told the court that in the 30 years they flew Epstein on his private planes, including the Boeing 727 known as the ‘Lolita Express’, they never saw him engage in sexual activity of any kind. But both men said that the door to the passenger cabin was closed at all times.

    In an eye-popping moment Visoski was asked if thought that the accuser called Jane was over 18 because he told the FBI she had ‘large breasts’. He appeared embarrassed and claimed she looked like a mature young woman.

    Visoski confirmed that famous men like Prince Andrew and Bill Clinton flew while he was piloting Epstein’s planes, the first of a number of times that they were brought up. The accuser called Jane testified that she was introduced to Donald Trump by Epstein when she was 14 岁.

    Visoski said that he recalled flying Kevin Spacey, Chris Tucker and Clinton on a trip to Africa in 2002. But overall there were fewer mentions of the powerful men than had been anticipated during the trial, with the focus staying on the four accusers.

    The prosecution brought in pictures found in Epstein's mansion in a bid to show that Maxwell and he had been in a relationship

    The prosecution brought in pictures found in Epstein’s mansion in a bid to show that Maxwell and he had been in a relationship

    One of the pictures showed Epstein and Maxwell in a vacation picture in Europe

    One of the pictures showed Epstein and Maxwell in a vacation picture in Europe

    A picture of Ghislaine Maxwell relaxing on a yacht in a black bikini was brought into evidence during her trial

    A picture of Ghislaine Maxwell relaxing on a yacht in a black bikini was brought into evidence during her trial

    MAXWELL’S ACCUSERS

    Maxwell’s first accuser known by the pseudonym ‘Janetook the stand to testify that she was 14 years old when she first had ‘sexual contact’ 与 杰弗里·爱泼斯坦.

    'Jane' detailed how Epstein would have her 'straddle his face', 'pinch his nipples' and took her into a pool house and then 'proceeded to masturbate on me'

    ‘Janedetailed how Epstein would have her ‘straddle his face’, ‘pinch his nipplesand took her into a pool house and then ‘proceeded to masturbate on me

    The woman said Ghislaine Maxwell was in the room during the alleged abuse. Wearing a gray wrap-around sweater, a black dress and black boots, she pushed back her jet black hair and took off her mask after the judge reassured her that the sketch artists could not draw her likeness.

    She detailed to prosecutor Alison Moe how Epstein would have her ‘straddle his face’, ‘pinch his nipplesand described the first sexual encounter that took place in 1994 when he took her into a pool house and ‘proceeded to masturbate on me.

    Jane said Epstein was talking to her about ‘what I wanted to dowith her life and said that she had to choose between being an opera singer or an actress or a model. 她回忆说: ‘He said I know everybody, I know agents, 摄影师, I can make things happen but you have to be ready for it.

    ‘The conversation ended abruptly, we were in his office, and he said follow me’.

    They went outside to the pool house and Epstein sat on a couch to the right hand side.

    ‘He pulled his pants down, he pulled me on top of himself and he proceeded to masturbate on me. Then he just got up and went into the bathroom and cleaned himself up and acted as if nothing had happened.’ 她说.

    ‘I was frozen in fear. I had never seen a penis before let alone something like this. I was terrified and I felt gross. I felt ashamed’.

    Despite this she continued spending time with Epstein and Maxwell and shortly after, she had her first sexual encounter with Maxwell.

    Epstein and Maxwell were talking when ‘all of a sudden they said follow meand led her to Epstein’s bedroom in his Palm Beach home.

    ‘They came into the bedroom and took their clothes off. They started sort of fondling each other and kind of casually giggling,’ 简说. ‘I was just standing there and he asked me to take my top off and then their hands [是] everywhere and Jeffrey proceeded to masturbate and Ghislaine was rubbing him and kissing him and fondling.

    Jane said Maxwell was ‘very casualabout the encounter and acted ‘like this was entirely normal. I was confused. When you are 14 you have no idea what is going on.

    The prosecutor asked, ‘Did Maxwell touch your body?’

    '是,’ Jane replied, saying the sexual abuse happened ‘every time I visited his house’.

    When asked if Epstein touched her, Jane replied, '是. Everywhere.

    The woman spoke in a strong, deep, voice that only faltered when she was describing in graphic detail the sex acts Epstein and Maxwell allegedly did to her.

    Maxwell did not appear to react to any of the woman’s testimony, including when Jane pointed her out in court to identify her.

    Like all but one of the accusers Jane gave evidence using a pseudonym. She claimed that Maxwell and Epstein recruited her at a summer arts camp

    Like all but one of the accusers Jane gave evidence using a pseudonym. She claimed that Maxwell and Epstein recruited her at a summer arts camp

    麦克斯韦, 59, 谁被指控为恋童癖者杰弗里·爱泼斯坦购买未成年女孩, is on trial for sex trafficking charges. 她对所有指控均不不认罪

    麦克斯韦, 59, 谁被指控为恋童癖者杰弗里·爱泼斯坦购买未成年女孩, is on trial for sex trafficking charges. 她对所有指控均不不认罪

    The most visually dramatic moment of the trial came when one of Epstein's massage tables was brought into court for the jury to see

    The most visually dramatic moment of the trial came when one of Epstein’s massage tables was brought into court for the jury to see

    At the end of the first week of the prosecution’s case there was the most visually dramatic moment of the trial when one of Epstein’s massage tables was brought into court.

    The exhibit, seized from his Palm Beach home in a raid in 2005, was a green leather foldout table that a detective brought into court and unfolded for the jury.

    Statement from U.S. Attorney Damian Williams on Maxwell verdict

    ‘A unanimous jury has fund Ghislaine Maxwell guilty of one of the worst crimes imaginable – facilitating and participating in the sexual abuse of children. Crimes that she committed with her long-time partner and co-conspirator, 杰弗里·爱泼斯坦.

    ‘The road to justice has been far too long. 但, 今天, justice has been done. I want to commend the bravery of the girls – now grown women – who stepped out of the shadows and into the courtroom.

    ‘Their courage and willingness to face their abuser made this case, and today’s result, possible. I also want to thank the career prosecutors of the Southern District of New York, who embraced the victimsquest for justice and have worked tirelessly, day in and day out, to ensure that Maxwell was held accountable for her crimes.

    ‘This Office will always stand with victims, will always follow the facts wherever they lead, and will always fight to ensure that no one, no matter how powerful and well connected, is above the law.

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    The table is the exact one that Epstein allegedly abused dozens of underage girls and the court fell silent as it was revealed. A few feet away Maxwell looked on while the jury appeared highly attentive.

    Juan Alessi, Epstein’s former house manager in Palm Beach, was a vital witness for the prosecution.

    He claimed that Maxwell helped book Epstein’s ‘massages’, asked him to drive them around and travelled on Epstein’s plane with them.

    Alessi put Maxwell at the absolute center of Epstein’s alleged operation in the 1990s in Palm Beach.

    In response to prosecution questions about who was involved, he repeatedly said the same words: ‘It was Ms Maxwell’.

    Prosecutors produced a 58-page household manual covering every single aspect of running the house in Palm Beach that they indicated Maxwell had written.

    There were dozens of checklists for each area of the house, instructions on when to replace the toothpaste and what brands of creams to buy.

    But what caught the eye was an instruction to all household staff that was seized on by the prosecution: ‘You see nothing, hear nothing, say nothing’.

    ‘Kate,’ the second woman to claim she was abused by the couple was ruled to be a witness rather than an accuser by the judge.

    Under questioning from the prosecution, Kate claimed on the sixth day of the trial that she was 17 when she was introduced to Maxwell by a boyfriend on a trip to Paris in 1994. Kate’s voice at times faltered but she spoke in a clear voice with a British accent as she described having sex with Epstein and giving him sexual massages.

    凯特, wearing a black cardigan, a dark blue blouse with white polka dots and a black skirt, claimed Maxwell invited her to her London townhouse in the affluent area of Belgravia where 杰弗里·爱泼斯坦 was wearing a robe. Maxwell told her Epstein’s massage therapist had canceled and asked if she could fill in.

    Kate claimed Epstein took off his robe to reveal his naked body and Maxwell handed her massage oil and closed the door. Kate said that Epstein initiated sexual contact with her.

    After the massage, Kate claimed Maxwell asked, ‘How did it go? Did you have fun? You’re such a good girl.

    ‘She sounded really pleased, and I was pleased that she was pleased,’ 凯特说.

    ‘Later Maxwell told me to find someone to give Epstein a b***job,’ Kate claimed, and said Maxwell told her he needed to have sex ‘three times a day.

    As she sat in the witness box her blonde hair was swept back in a bun. She appeared nervous and before the hearing was sitting outside court with her eyes closed as she steadied herself.

    Maxwell appeared impassive and mostly remained sitting back in her chair.

    A witness using the pseudonym 'Kate' took the stand in Day Six of Ghislaine Maxwell's high-profile sex trafficking trial

    A witness using the pseudonym ‘Katetook the stand in Day Six of Ghislaine Maxwell’s high-profile sex trafficking trial

    Before Kate began to give evidence Judge Alison Nathan told the jury that because she was over the age of consent at the time she is ‘not a victimof the alleged crimes.

    Judge Nathan said that the jury cannot convict Maxwell based on Kate’s evidence and cannot use it for assessing Maxwell’s ‘character’.

    The jury can only use it for things that are ‘relevant to the issues before you’, 法官说.

    As a result of the ruling Kate was not asked the particulars of her encounters with Epstein.

    Kate said that in 1994 当她是 17 she was living in Belgravia with her mother who was ill and ‘under a lot of stress’. She said she gave her mother massages to relieve her migraines.

    Kate said she first met Maxwell in Paris on a trip with a man she was dating: at the time he was 38 and made the introduction as he knew Maxwell.

    Kate said of Maxwell: ‘We spoke about the evening and where we were headed, we spoke about where I lived. We spoke about the man I was dating. She was asking me about myself’.

    Kate said that Maxwell was ‘very sophisticated, very elegant and had quite short dark brown hair. She was very impressive’.

    Kate estimated that Maxwell was in her early 30s at the time. Kate gave Maxwell her phone number and a few weeks later she called her.

    凯特说: ‘I was quite excited to be friends with her and she was friends with the guy I was dating. She seemed very excited and she seemed to be everything I wanted to be’.

    Kate said that she had a place to study law at Oxford University, which Maxwell told her she had attended. Kate said she was a musician as well and said she might pursue that and talked about how she was into athletics.

    Kate said she had a ‘really lovely timeduring her meeting with Maxwell. She sighed as she said: ‘I felt really special. I felt I had found a connection that could be really meaningful to me…she seemed as excited as I was to have a new friend. I left feeling exhilarated. Like somebody wanted me. Somebody wanted to be my friend’.

    Maxwell told Kate about Epstein and said that he was a ‘philanthropist who liked to help young people and that it would be really wonderful for me to meet him’.

    Kate said that at the time in her life she was feeling ‘lonelyand having just moved to the UK from France she ‘hadn’t found a group of friends

    A few weeks later Maxwell invited Kate back again to her home to meet Epstein. Kate said there was an ‘urgencyin Maxwell’s voice and she sounded ‘activatedas she said Epstein was in town.

    凯特说: ‘She said she would love it if I could over and meet him.

    Four witnesses were asked if they had ever heard of Maxwell being pregnantall four times raised by the defense.

    Larry Visoski was the first who was questioned about it.

    One of the photos of Maxwell and Epstein released by prosecutors shows them in the 1990s with Epstein putting his hand on her stomach as if she were pregnant.

    The mystery was not resolved by the end of the trial.

    Carolyn, one of Ghislaine Maxwell's accusers, claimed she had seen a picture of her nude and pregnant. Though that picture was never introduced as evidence, another of Epstein cradling Maxwell's belly was

    Carolyn, one of Ghislaine Maxwell’s accusers, claimed she had seen a picture of her nude and pregnant. Though that picture was never introduced as evidence, another of Epstein cradling Maxwell’s belly was

    Photographers are not allowed inside federal courts, so the public view of the trial came from sketch artists who were instructed not to depict the faces of the anonymous witnesses. Here 'Carolyn' is questioned during the trial

    Photographers are not allowed inside federal courts, so the public view of the trial came from sketch artists who were instructed not to depict the faces of the anonymous witnesses. Here ‘Carolynis questioned during the trial

    The trial was held at the Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse in downtown Manhattan

    The trial was held at the Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse in downtown Manhattan

    Maxwell' s sister Isabel and brother Kevin were in court throughout the trial where they heard claims that she procured young girls for Jeffrey Epstein

    麦克斯韦’ s sister Isabel and brother Kevin were in court throughout the trial where they heard claims that she procured young girls for Jeffrey Epstein

    The court heard heartbreaking testimony of how Epstein abused accuser ‘Carolyn’ 多于 100 times between the ages of 14 和 18.

    Carolyn described how Maxwell once felt her breasts and said she had a ‘great body for Mr Epstein and his friends’.

    Carolyn detailed how she came from a troubled background and the power difference between her and Epstein and Maxwell was shocking.

    After a brutal cross examination at the hands of Maxwell’s lawyer Jeffrey Pagliuca, Carolyn broke down in tears during questioning from the prosecution.

    Through tears Carolyn said of Maxwell: ‘Money will not ever fix what that woman did to me’.

    In one of the most shocking moments from the trial, prosecutors introduced into evidence dozens of previously unseen photos of Maxwell and Epstein that were seized when the FBI raided his New York mansion in 2019.

    They covered decades and showed them kissing each other and in various far flung locations.

    One showed Maxwell sitting on a boat in a bikini, another showed them both smiling rapturously with some yachts in the background. The images were designed to show that they were a loving couple for many years, contrary to what the defense was claiming.

    Farmer said she was lured to Zorro Ranch, Epstein's isolated home in New Mexico

    Zorro Ranch

    Annie Farmer said she was lured to Zorro Ranch, Epstein’s isolated home in New Mexico

    The only accuser to give evidence under her real name, 安妮·法默, described how she was lured to Epstein’s ranch in New Mexico at the age of 16 with the promise there would be dozens of other bright students that he wanted to help.

    Instead it was just her and Maxwell proceeded to massage her breasts before Epstein got into bed with her.

    Summing up her experience, Farmer said: ‘I think this was all a pattern of them working on confusing my boundaries and malign me, question myself about what was right and what was not right with the ultimate goal of sexually abusing me’.

    Farmer’s older sister Maria was the first person to report Epstein and Maxwell’s alleged sexual abuse of underage girls in 1996.

    Farmer, 现在 42, described meeting the late pedophile in New York in 1995 当她是 16, and how he brought her to his ranch outside Santa Fe, 新墨西哥, 哪里 she met Maxwell.

    She described how the two lavished her with gifts and offered to help her academic endeavors, before subjecting her to unwanted fondling and cuddling instead.

    Wearing a white and black patterned top, 黑裤子, and shoulder length blonde hair on Friday, Farmer stared down Maxwell as she entered the court looking over to her left to eyeball the accused.

    Farmer testified that she was living in Phoenix, 亚利桑那, with her mother and younger sister. Her older sister Maria, who is nine years older than her, was living in New York and working for Epstein.

    在十二月 1995 Farmer flew to New York on a trip paid for by Epstein because money was ‘tightin their house and they couldn’t afford it.

    Epstein also paid for a ticket for Farmer and her sister to see the Broadway show The Phantom of the Opera.

    Describing meeting Epstein at his home in New York, Farmer said: ‘He seemed very friendly and down to earth’.

    Epstein was dressed ‘casuallywhile the sisters were ‘dressed up because it was a big deal and we were excited about seeing the production’.

    Farmer said that Epstein’s home, a nine story property that was the largest private residence in Manhattan was ‘very grand’, especially as Maria’s apartment where they were staying was only 500 平方英尺.

    She said that Epstein ‘asked me about my plans for after high schooland said she should consider applying to UCLA as he had ‘connectionsthere who could help her.

    Afterwards Epstein’s driver took them to see the play, Farmer said,

    她说: ‘I was very excited. He was very friendly…he seemed very nice. I was excited and reassured’.

    Farmer met Epstein for a second time on the same trip when she, Epstein and her sister went to see the film Five Monkeys.

    Farmer said: ‘Initially when the lights went down we watched the movie and at some point he reached over and puts his hand on the arm rest between our seats and started to reach for my hand and caressed my hand, interlocking his hand with mine and holding my hand’.

    Farmer testified that she was introduced to Epstein by her older sister, Maria Farmer, and he took them to see the ‘Phantom of the Operaand then a movie in New York, where she sat next to the pedophile. At some point during the movie she said Epstein ‘caressedher hand and then her leg. ‘I felt sick to my stomach,’ 她告诉法庭.

    Farmer said her legs were crossed and Epstein ‘was rubbing the bottom of my shoe and rubbing my foot and my leg’.

    安妮·法默 (图为一个年轻女孩) says she was introduced to Epstein and Maxwell when she was 16

    安妮·法默 (图为一个年轻女孩) says she was introduced to Epstein and Maxwell when she was 16

    她说: ‘I was very surprised. It was very surprised and anxious. I felt sick to my stomach. It was not something I was expecting. I noticed that when he interacted with my sister he stop doing that. When he was looking forward again he would return to touching me’.

    Farmer said she didn’t tell her sister because she was ‘very protectiveand she would have got ‘upset’. In addition she worried that Maria ‘could lose her job’.

    The jury were shown an entry from Farmer’s diary from January 7, 1996 in which she said that ‘the best nightof her trip was when she ‘went to Jeff Epstein’s house and had champagnefollowed by The Phantom of the Opera.

    She wrote that Epstein seemed ‘down to earth’.

    The jury was shown another diary entry from January 25, 1996 in which Farmer caught up on recent events, including more about her trip to New York.

    She recounted the incident while watching the film and said it was ‘a little weird, one of those things that’s hard to explain’.

    She wrote that Epstein reached for her hand and they were ‘holding handsand that he ‘rubbed my arm’.

    Farmer wrote: ‘It gave me a weird feeling but it wasn’t that weird’, adding that it was ‘probably normal’.

    Witness Annie Farmer displays cowboy boots Jeffrey Epstein she says he purchased for her as she is questioned by defense attorney Laura Menninger during the trial

    Witness Annie Farmer displays cowboy boots Jeffrey Epstein she says he purchased for her as she is questioned by defense attorney Laura Menninger during the trial

    Former Epstein girlfriend Eva Andersson Dubin she never saw Epstein acting inappropriately around teenage girls

    Eva Andersson Dubin

    Former Epstein girlfriend Eva Andersson Dubin she never saw Epstein acting inappropriately around teenage girls

    Maxwell declined to give evidence at her trial, 说: 'The government has not proved its case beyond a reasonable doubt so there is no reason to testify'

    Maxwell declined to give evidence at her trial, 说: ‘The government has not proved its case beyond a reasonable doubt so there is no reason to testify

    One of the pictures brought in as evidence showed Epstein and Maxwell relaxing at Balmoral, the Scottish home of Queen Elizabeth. 她的儿子, 安德鲁王子, is one of the men who was said to have flown on Epstein's plane

    One of the pictures brought in as evidence showed Epstein and Maxwell relaxing at Balmoral, the Scottish home of Queen Elizabeth. 她的儿子, 安德鲁王子, is one of the men who was said to have flown on Epstein’s plane

    For the defense, Eva Andersson Dubin, who dated Epstein on and off from 1983 至 1991, testified that she stayed in touch with him after she married financier Glenn Dubin in 1994.

    Andersson Dubin said that her three children had an ‘uncle likerelationship with Epstein and called him ‘Uncle F’, which appeared to be short for Jeff.

    Andersson Dubin said that she never saw Epstein acting inappropriately around teenage girls. Asked if she had ever taken part in an orgy with the accuser called Jane, 她说: ‘Absolutely not’.

    At the 11th hour Maxwell raised the prospect of calling Kevin Moran, the owner of the Nag’s Head pub in central London.

    She even planned to fly him over from the UK to testify that she didn’t own a house over the road from his pub until 1997, undermining the claims by the accuser called Kate.

    But after discussions with the judge, Moran was not called and the defense closed after just two days.

    Ghislaine Maxwell confirmed that she would not be testifying in a dramatic moment on the final day of her defense.

    Maxwell stood up with her hands held together as her lawyer Bobbi Sternheim put her arm around her. Speaking confidently in a cut glass English accent, 麦克斯韦说: ‘Your honor, the government has not proved its case beyond a reasonable doubt so there is no reason to testify’.

    It had been thought that Maxwell would follow in the footsteps of other high profile defendants like Kyle Rittenhouse and Elizabeth Holmes. Both gave evidence despite the risks and in Rittenhouse’s case it was seen as instrumental in clearing him of all charges.

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