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Judge denies Ghislaine Maxwell’s bid to overturn sex trafficking conviction

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The judge in Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex-trafficking case has upheld her conviction, according to a ruling issued Friday. In rejecting Maxwell’s request for acquittal, Judge Alison Nathan said the guilty verdict was “read...

Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyers renew call to seal juror’s legal arguments

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Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyers once again called for the temporary sealing of legal arguments involving the juror who might not have disclosed childhood sexual abuse during jury selection. “With the constitutional right ...

Ghislaine Maxwell’s right to a fair trial was ‘violated’, lawyers argue

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Ghislaine Maxwell’s legal team has argued in court papers that the juror who might not have disclosed prior sexual abuse during the jury selection process “violated” her right to a fair trial. Maxwell’s attorneys have...

Maxwell’s attorney and family vow to appeal guilty verdict but face obstacles

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Ghislaine Maxwell’s lead defense attorney, Bobbi Sternheim, and members of her family vowed to appeal the five guilty verdicts on sex trafficking and conspiracy charges as they left court on Wednesday, but their effor...

Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex-trafficking trial – in pictures

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Ghislaine Maxwell gave little away as the jury handed down its guilty verdict in her sex-trafficking trial on Wednesday, standing in a black face mask with her hands folded. The jury had come to its decision after a ...

The stage was set for Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial in 1991, after she met Jeffrey Epstein

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For years, Ghislaine Maxwell operated in a social circle of the global elite so exclusive that its powerful members seemed insulated from meaningful scrutiny. That circle was the world of Maxwell’s ex-boyfriend Jeffr...

Key moments from Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex-trafficking trial

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Former British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex-trafficking trial ended on Wednesday when the Manhattan federal court jury weighing her fate rendered a guilty verdict. It was a trial that captured headlines around t...

Victim of privilege: how Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyers tried to make her seem likable

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When Ghislaine Maxwell’s defense case started last Thursday, her team tried pulling off a near-impossible task – making the British socialite accused of sex trafficking seem likable. Indeed, the first defense witness ...

Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyers call Jeffrey Epstein’s ex-girlfriend as a witness

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Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyers called one of Jeffrey Epstein’s ex-girlfriends as a defense witness on Friday in the British socialite’s Manhattan federal court sex-trafficking trial. Maxwell is accused of involvement in ...

Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyers can’t call witnesses under pseudonyms, judge rules

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Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyers in her Manhattan federal court sex trafficking trial will not be able to call defense witnesses under pseudonyms, the judge in this case has ruled. The decision came moments before Maxwell...

First week of Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial gives look into Epstein’s life of luxury

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The first week of testimony in Ghislaine Maxwell’s child-sex trafficking trial has provided an extensive look into Jeffrey Epstein’s life of luxury, from jaw-dropping details on residences that rival royals’ estates, ...

Press, protesters, QAnon: the scene outside Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial

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Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex-trafficking trial in New York is an early morning affair, reporters, court artists, protesters and onlookers gathering as early as 6am each day to get in the courthouse or, in some cases, simpl...

Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyers cite Cosby case in bid to have charges dropped

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Lawyers for the disgraced socialite Ghislaine Maxwell have asked a judge to throw out her case on sex trafficking charges, citing the recent release from prison of actor Bill Cosby. Cosby, 83, was convicted in 2018 of...

Judge rejects Ghislaine Maxwell’s bid to dismiss charges that she recruited girls

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A judge on Friday rejected Ghislaine Maxwell’s arguments to toss charges that she recruited three teenaged girls from 1994 to 1997 for her then boyfriend, Jeffrey Epstein, to sexually abuse. A US judge in Manhattan de...