Ghislaine Maxiwell is found guilty by a jury in connection to Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking rings

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Virginia Giuffre reacts to Maxwell verdict “I will remember this day always”

Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre was not a testifying witness, nor a named victim in the government’s case at this trial, but her name had come up several times in court.

My soul yearned for justice for years and today the jury gave me just that. This day will be a part of my life forever.

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.
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— Virginia Giuffre (@VRSVirginia) December 29, 2021

Giuffre had previously referred to Maxwell as “the mastermind” behind the alleged sex trafficking.

Lawyer for Carolyn says Maxwell verdict is “welcome confirmation”

Another witness for Carolyn was Jack Scarola, a lawyer representing her. He called the verdict “welcome confirmation” of the truth of charges she faced on behalf of young, brave women she had abused. “

“On behalf of the women I have been privileged to represent over the past decade, I thank the prosecutors of the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York for their unwavering dedication to achieving justice in this case, and I express my confidence in their continued dedication,” Jack Scarola, an attorney for Carolyn and other Epstein victims, said in a statement after the verdict. The fact that Maxwell was convicted is not enough to make us happy. The strong motivation Maxwell has now to open every door she can, may allow Epstein’s murder to close the doors. “

Ghislaine Maxwell guilty in sex trafficking trial


Ghislaine Maxwell found guilty

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British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was found guilty of luring teenage girls into Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking ring. Jericka Duncan is the most recent.

Annie Farmer says she is “relieved and grateful” after guilty verdict

Annie Farmer was the accused who gave evidence and waived anonymity. She said that she was relieved that Maxwell’s predatory behaviour had been recognized by the jury and that they found Maxwell guilty. “

“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. I hope this verdict will bring solace to those who are in need and show that the law is not an exception. Even people with great privilege and power will be accountable for sexually abusing and exploiting young children. “

Her attorneys also released statements:

“This is a great day for justice and for Maxwell’s survivors. “The jury verdict affirms the courage of our clients, who stood against all odds for years in order to bring Jeffrey Epstein to justice.” David Boies (a lawyer representing Annie Farmer) said in a statement. They did not and couldn’t act alone. Their sextrafficking crime scale, duration and severity depend on the many powerful and wealthy co-conspirators and collaborators. These men are also subject to the law. These women must also be tried. “

“Today’s verdict is a towering victory, not just for the brave women who testified in this trial, but for the women around the world whose young and tender lives were diminished and damaged by the abhorrent actions of Ghislaine Maxwell,” Sigrid McCawley, a lawyer for Annie Farmer and other victims, said in a statement. Their voices and characters were disgraced for too long, and they were dismissed and ignored. Their courage, sacrifice and determination to pursue justice are inspiring. The verdict today makes it clear that trafficking minors is a serious crime punishable by law. Ghislaine Maxwell was held responsible and justice has been served. “

Maria Farmer, sister of Annie Farmer who testified about Epstein’s abuse at trial, tweets after verdict

The sisters have been vocal about the sexual abuse they say each experienced at the hands of Epstein and Maxwell and were among the first women to report Epstein’s alleged sexual abuse to authorities. At trial, Annie Farmer testified about a 1996 trip to Epstein’s New Mexico ranch where she accepted an invitation hoping that he and Maxwell would help her with academic endeavors. She claimed that Maxwell began massaging her breasts, and Epstein got into her bed unassisted.

ANNIE AND I ARE SOBBING WITH JOY!!! https://t.co/3tneqQf09W

— ArtisticWhistleBlower, WIDE AWAKE (@ArtisticBlower) December 29, 2021

Lawyer for “Jane” says verdict confirms “Epstein did not act alone”

“We’re pleased to report that Ms. Maxwell was found guilty by the jury of her heinous acts against Jane and other courageous women who showed up at the trial and gave evidence,” Robert Glassman (an attorney representing Jane) who also testified at the trial about Maxwell’s abuse. The verdict is clear: if another person makes it easy for children to be sexually abused, then you too will be held responsible. Your arrest will result in your being taken to jail. We know that Jeffrey Epstein was not acting alone, and this verdict confirms it. Jeffrey Epstein wouldn’t have been able abuse the girls if it wasn’t for Ms. Maxwell. “

SDNY U.S. Attorney Damian Williams calls Maxwell verdict “today, justice has been done”

” A unanimous jury found Ghislaine Maxill guilty of the most serious crime imaginable: facilitating the sexual abuse and participation of children. Jeffrey Epstein, her long-time companion and complicity in the sexual abuse of children was also a crime she committed. It has taken far too many years to get justice. Today, however, justice is done. The bravery displayed by the girls, now women of substance, who took the initiative to get out of their shadows and entered the courtroom is something I commend. This case and the result it achieved was possible because of their courage and willingness. The career prosecutors in the Southern District, New York deserve my gratitude. They supported the victims’ search for justice, and worked relentlessly day after day to make Maxwell accountable. The Office of the Prosecutor will stand by victims and follow their leads. We will also fight for justice and ensure no one is immune to the law, regardless how wealthy or connected. “

Video statement of US Attorney Damian Williams on the guilty verdict in US v. Ghislaine Maxwellhttps://t.co/oMgMbEgyv3 pic.twitter.com/6cJjDdDTD9

— US Attorney SDNY (@SDNYnews) December 29, 2021

Maxwell’s charges:

Count 1: Conspiracy to Entice Minors to Travel to Engage in Illegal Sex Acts

Count 2: Enticement of a Minor to Travel to Engage in Illegal Sex Acts

Count 3: Conspiracy to Transport Minors with Intent to Engage in Criminal Sexual Activity

Count 4: Transportation of a Minor with Intent to Engage in Criminal Sexual Activity

Count 5: Sex Trafficking Conspiracy

Count 6: Sex Trafficking of a Minor

The four accusers gave detailed accounts of how they said Maxwell befriended them, guided them in how to give Epstein massages and took part in sexual activity.

The defense used a three-pronged approach to point out holes in the various statements the accusers have given to government officials over the years. Bobbi Sternheim (Maxwell’s attorney) stated it in the opening statement that “This case concerns memory, manipulation, and money.”

Maxwell’s legal team also highlighted how much money each woman was paid from the Epstein victims’ compensation fund. The defense presented Maxwell as an associate of Epstein turned scapegoat following his death in August 2019 while in custody awaiting his own trial on sex trafficking charges.

The judge previously granted the defense’s request to sever two perjury counts contained in Maxwell’s initial indictment. These two perjury charges will be brought up in separate trials.

Maxwell has been jailed since she was arrested in New Hampshire in July 2020.

Epstein, a wealthy financier with social ties to a wide range of business and political leaders, died in what officials ruled a suicide in his jail cell at Manhattan’s Metropolitan Correctional Center on August 10, 2019.

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