Skip to comments.The Photos That Ghislaine Maxwell Didn’t Want the Jury to See
Posted on 12/16/2021 7:55:43 PM PST by bitt
Photos displayed during Ms. Maxwell’s sex-trafficking trial show her in an apparently happy relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, her notorious former companion.
Follow our live coverage of the Ghislaine Maxwell trial on federal sex trafficking charges.
The images could have come from the scrapbook of any relatively affluent couple: a graying man and slightly younger woman in casual, unrehearsed moments — standing on a wooden footbridge, astride a motorcycle, at a table with a drink.
What sets them apart are the people they depict: Jeffrey Epstein, the disgraced financier who killed himself in a federal jail cell in 2019 while he was being held on sex-trafficking charges, and Ghislaine Maxwell, his onetime girlfriend, who is currently being tried on sex-trafficking and other charges in Federal District Court in Manhattan.
More than a dozen of the photographs were displayed last week during Ms. Maxwell’s trial, showing the carefree surface of a relationship that, according to witness testimony, masked much darker depths. They were introduced by the government over defense objections, as prosecutors sought to document, through the images, Ms. Maxwell’s longstanding relationship with Mr. Epstein.
Now, as the defense prepares to present its case when the trial resumes on Thursday, lawyers for Ms. Maxwell will attempt to convince jurors that the woman in the pictures is little more than a scapegoat for Mr. Epstein, one of the most notorious sex offenders in recent American history. Ms. Maxwell’s lawyers have not said publicly who they will call to testify, but said they will put on a case that is expected to last no more than four days. In court filings, they suggested that they want to present at least one expert witness to counter testimony from an expert called by the government who described a process known as “grooming” that is used by
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“Follow our live coverage of the Ghislaine Maxwell trial on federal sex trafficking charges.”
(biased, but at least there’s some information..)
The New York times doesn’t want me to see it either.
No slanted bias there.
Big money was behind this whole operation. As sick and soul-less as you can get.
I wonder, did Epstein like pizza?
Is this just a piece of the PizzaGate puzzle?
The photos are Maxwell’s best defense at this point.
No he didn’t.
APPARENTLY none of us can see the photos. Can you post here?
Actually, you can try going to http://www.archive.md and popping in the NYT URL to see the photo's. They are of Ms. Maxwell looking all “lovey dovey” with Epstein.
Jeffrey Epstein did not kill himself and this is a sham trial that the judge, defense team, Prosecutors are all colluding to minimize the possibility that those that had Epstein killed are not implicated as pedophiles.
The press coverage on this has been awful, really dreadful. The prosecution needs to prove Gizzy was his procuress. But these photos make it look like she was just another girlfriend. The government needs to prove more than that. I have no idea from the press coverage if that evidence was introduced.
The press keeps this at a minimum because they don’t want too much discussion about Clinton. Regardless of the relationship status - anything with Bill’s name on it, impacts Hillary reputation in some circles.
Hillary’s reputation is well known...
We remember well her past actions, she just thinks we all forgot them...
DJT WON’T HOLD BACK ANYTHING THIS TIME...hang on, gonna be interesting..and its about time ...
You can’t groom the willing they want to do or the don’t no exceptions.
It wasn’t like it was a cartel.
Jeffrey Epstein did not kill himself.