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Prosecutors Describe How Ghislaine Maxwell 'Lured' Young Girls

And more from opening arguments

(Newser) - Ghislaine Maxwell's trial on charges of child sex-trafficking began Monday in New York, and prosecutors did not mince words in their opening arguments. Describing how Maxwell allegedly massaged billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein herself before encouraging the underage girls in the room to do so, they said sometimes Maxwell even...

Jury to Be Finalized in Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

Sex-trafficking trial for Jeffrey Epstein associate begins Monday

(Newser) - Two years after Jeffrey Epstein's suicide behind bars, a jury is set to be picked Monday in New York City to determine a central question in the long-running sex-trafficking case: Was his longtime companion, Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein's puppet or accomplice? Maxwell—who once dated the financier—is accused...

A Big Trial Begins, and It&#39;s Seen as a &#39;Proxy&#39;
A Big Trial
and It's Seen
as a 'Proxy'
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A Big Trial Begins, and It's Seen as a 'Proxy'

Ghislaine Maxwell's sex-trafficking trial viewed as a stand-in for Jeffrey Epstein's

(Newser) - Ghislaine Maxwell's long-awaited trial is finally here. Jury selection begins Tuesday out of a pool of 231 potential jurors in a Manhattan courtroom, reports ABC News . And while the focus will be on Maxwell and her role in allegedly procuring underage girls for Jeffrey Epstein, the federal trial...

Ghislaine Maxwell Expert Has Testified in OJ, Ted Bundy Trials

Elizabeth Loftus is a psychologist specializing in false memories

(Newser) - The defense wants a psychologist who specializes in false memories to testify at Ghislaine Maxwell's trial, and the team says she will testify that Maxwell's accusers could have false memories, the BBC reports. Elizabeth Loftus, whose research has showed that information we hear after an event can impact...

One Word Allowed at Trial Is Bad News for Ghislaine Maxwell

Judge OKs use of word 'victim'; meanwhile, prosecutors say she wasn't offered plea deal

(Newser) - Ghislaine Maxwell shuffled into a pretrial hearing in Manhattan on Monday, and she had just one thing to say to the court: "I have not committed any crime." Prosecutors, however, had much more to say regarding Jeffrey Epstein's associate, including that she hasn't requested a plea...

Man Who Bought Epstein&#39;s Jet Is Pissed About the Purchase
Man Who Bought Epstein's Jet
Is Pissed About the Purchase
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Man Who Bought Epstein's Jet Is Pissed About the Purchase

And now Thomas Huff is suing Epstein's estate

(Newser) - Thomas Huff is on the list of people who have a beef with Jeffrey Epstein, though his issue only peripherally has to do with underage girls. Huff runs a charter plane business in Georgia and in June 2019 bought JEGE LLC from Epstein, reports the Washington Post ; that company owned...

British Royal Asks US Judge to Dismiss Abuse Lawsuit

Prince Andrew says he's innocent, and also covered by 2009 settlement

(Newser) - Prince Andrew’s lawyers are asking for a lawsuit against him in the US to be dismissed. Virginia Roberts Giuffre is suing the British royal in New York, CNN reports. The prince denies the allegations—and also says the lawsuit violates the terms of an existing settlement agreement that allowed...

Billionaire Sues Ex-Model Who Accused Him of Rape

Leon Black accuses Guzel Ganieva, law firm of trying to extort him

(Newser) - Billionaire financier Leon Black is suing a Russian former model he had a yearslong affair with, claiming her accusation of rape is part of a conspiracy against him. The 70-year-old, who stepped down as CEO of Apollo Global Management earlier this year over his links to Jeffrey Epstein, is suing...

Prince Andrew Gets Good News From UK Police

London cops complete review of case, won't take it further

(Newser) - "This review has concluded and we are taking no further action." For Prince Andrew these days, that statement from London's Metropolitan Police Service qualifies as good news. Back in August, the police agency said it would review its previous handling of sexual abuse allegations against the prince,...

Sexual Abuse Suit Against Prince Andrew Reaches Court

Prince Andrew
Gets Served,
This Time
in the US

Prince Andrew Gets Served, This Time in the US

Virginia Giuffre accuses him of sexual assault

(Newser) - Update: Lawyers for an accuser of Prince Andrew say they he has again been served with a sexual assault lawsuit, this time in the US. Attorneys for Virginia Giuffre sent the papers to Andrew's attorney in Los Angeles, Andrew Brettler, via email and FedEX, and both were received on...

Sex Abuse Case Against Andrew May Have Just Advanced

Legal team for accuser says papers in civil case were delivered to prince's UK residence on Aug. 27

(Newser) - The civil case against Prince Andrew by a woman who claims he sexually abused her when she was a minor can't go forward until a US judge determines that legal papers have been served upon the prince. Now, it looks like that initial step may have been taken. The...

Lawsuit: Prince Andrew Sexually Abused 17-Year-Old

Virginia Roberts Giuffre accuses royal of assaulting her multiple times

(Newser) - Virginia Roberts Giuffre filed a lawsuit Monday accusing Britain's Prince Andrew of sexually abusing her multiple times when she was 17—at the suggestion of his friend, convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. The federal suit was filed in New York, ABC reports, only days before a state law expires...

Epstein Fund Completes Payments

Epstein Fund Completes Payments

More than 140 victims received a total of $121M in compensation

(Newser) - The fund set up by the estate of Jeffrey Epstein to compensate his sexual assault victims has finished its work, after distributing $121 million to more than 140 people. About 225 applications were filed, ABC reports, and 150 people were approved for compensation. "I think the number of certified...

Gates Says Meeting Epstein Was 'Huge Mistake'

They spent time together years after financier was convicted of sex crimes

(Newser) - Bill Gates has acknowledged that hanging out with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was a bad move. The former Microsoft CEO told CNN 's Anderson Cooper on Wednesday that it "was a huge mistake to spend time with him, to give him the credibility of being there."...

Ken Starr Went to Extremes for Jeffrey Epstein: Book

Prosecutor describes strategy as 'scorched-earth defense' of billionaire suspect

(Newser) - Ken Starr, who earlier in his career pressed the investigation of President Bill Clinton's affair with an intern, went to great lengths to protect billionaire Jeffrey Epstein from sex crimes prosecution, a new book says. Perversion of Justice: The Jeffrey Epstein Story says Starr "used his political connections...

Not Just Ghislaine: Epstein&#39;s Network of Female Enablers
Network of Women Made
Epstein's Crimes Possible

Network of Women Made Epstein's Crimes Possible

Tara Palmeri of Politico digs in to the hierarchy led by Ghislaine Maxwell

(Newser) - The crimes of Jeffrey Epstein, his systematic sexual abuse of minors and young women, have been well documented. As has the alleged role of Ghislaine Maxwell , who is accused of procuring girls for Epstein to rape. But the scale of Epstein's abuse—multiple girls a day, for years on...

Guards Admit To Lying About Night Jeffrey Epstein Died

Tova Noel and Michael Thomas will avoid jail in deal with prosecutors

(Newser) - The two prison guards who were in charge of watching over Jeffrey Epstein the night he died in his Manhattan jail cell have struck a deal with prosecutors that keeps them from serving time. Per the AP , Tova Noel and Michael Thomas were accused of sleeping and browsing the internet...

Report: Gates Split Began in 2019 Over Bill's Epstein Ties

Per 'WSJ,' Melinda Gates wasn't keen on her husband's relationship with convicted sex offender

(Newser) - When Bill and Melinda Gates announced last week they were ending their marriage, they didn't offer a reason for the split. But per a new report from the Wall Street Journal , Melinda Gates had met with attorneys from multiple law firms and started ending their "irretrievably broken" union...

Epstein Pal's Lawyer: Nightly Checks 'Positively Orwellian'

Prosecutors say flashing light into her cell every 15 minutes at night is necessary for her own safety

(Newser) - Federal prosecutors say Ghislaine Maxwell isn't under suicide watch, but that it's still necessary to flash light into her cell every 15 minutes as she sleeps while she awaits a sex trafficking trial. They told a judge Wednesday via a letter that heightened security for Maxwell was necessary...

Judge Issues Order on Maxwell's Prison Treatment

She had bruise in photo released by lawyers

(Newser) - Ghislaine Maxwell has a bruise under one eye in the first photo released since she was jailed last year—and her attorney says guards threatened to punish her over it. The photo was included in court documents submitted Thursday by lawyer Bobbi Sternheim, who said her client may have been...

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