Epstein, Maxwell et al: exposed in child sex trafficking

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Do we have a Jefferey Epstein thread?

 
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kdg411

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There were allegations against Epstein well before then though.

ETA the Wiki page is quite explanatory.


Accounts differ on when Maxwell first met American financier Jeffrey Epstein. According to Epstein's former business partner, Steven Hoffenberg, Robert Maxwell introduced his daughter to Epstein in the late 1980s.[41] The Times reported that Maxwell met Epstein in the early 1990s at a New York party following "a difficult break-up with Count Gianfranco Cicogna Mozzoni" (1962–2012) of the CIGA Hotels clan.[42]

Maxwell had a romantic relationship with Epstein for several years in the early 1990s and remained closely associated with him for decades.[14][40][43] The nature of their relationship remains unclear. In a 2009 deposition, several of Epstein's household employees testified that Epstein referred to her as his "main girlfriend" who also hired, fired, and supervised his staff, starting around 1992.[44] She has also been referred to as the "Lady of the House" by Epstein's staff and as his "aggressive assistant".[45] In a 2003 Vanity Fair profile on Epstein, author Vicky Ward said Epstein referred to Maxwell as "my best friend".[46] Ward also observed that Maxwell seemed "to organize much of his life".[46]

Politico reported that Maxwell and Epstein had friendships with several prominent individuals in elite circles of politics, academia, business and law, including former Presidents Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, attorney Alan Dershowitz, and Prince Andrew, Duke of York.[47]


2006 mugshot of Epstein
Maxwell is known for her longstanding friendship[48] with Prince Andrew, and for having escorted him to a "hookers and pimps" social function in New York.[49] She introduced Epstein to Prince Andrew, and the three often socialised together.[50] In 2000, Maxwell and Epstein attended a party thrown by Prince Andrew at the Queen's Sandringham House estate in Norfolk, England, reportedly for Maxwell's 39th birthday.[51] In a November 2019 interview with the BBC, Prince Andrew confirmed that Maxwell and Epstein had attended an event at his invitation, but he denied that it was anything more than a "straightforward shooting weekend".[52]

In 1995, Epstein renamed one of his companies the Ghislaine Corporation; based in Palm Beach, Florida, the company was dissolved in 1998.[44] As a trained helicopter pilot, Maxwell also transported Epstein to his private Caribbean island.[53][3]

In 2008, Epstein was convicted of soliciting a minor for prostitution and served 13 months of an 18-month jail sentence. Following Epstein's release, although Maxwell continued to attend prominent social functions, she and Epstein were no longer seen together publicly.[5]

By late 2015, Maxwell had largely retreated from attending social functions.[5][54]
Yes, and to note the above bolded entry. If she no longer associated with Epstein publicly then why would she feel the need to protect her new husbands children? What was she ptotecting them from?
 

Tresir

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A little bit of info in here indicating how some of the charges may be initially approached by the defence.

"Maxwell faces six charges: conspiracy to entice minors to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, enticement of a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, conspiracy to transport minors with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, sex trafficking conspiracy and sex trafficking of a minor."

So most of the charges include travel and transportation. In the wiki entry posted earlier, it states she is a helicopter pilot, so I guess that is part of it.

Does anyone know why she was not charged at the same times as Epstein was charged previously? The defence is saying some of the charges are no longer able to be prosecuted due to the statute of limitations.
 
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kdg411

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A little bit of info in here indicating how some of the charges may be initially approached by the defence.

"Maxwell faces six charges: conspiracy to entice minors to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, enticement of a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, conspiracy to transport minors with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, sex trafficking conspiracy and sex trafficking of a minor."

So most of the charges include travel and transportation. In the wiki entry posted earlier, it states she is a helicopter pilot, so I guess that is part of it.

Does anyone know why she was not charged at the same times as Epstein was charged previously? The defence is saying some of the charges are no longer able to be prosecuted due to the statute of limitations.
I don't know why she wasn't originally charged with Epstein. That is a good question.
 

kdg411

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The 12-person panel, and six alternate jurors waiting on standby, were sworn in by U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan following a painstaking selection process. Judge Nathan whittled down a pool of 600 candidates with surveys, first with a written questionnaire and then one-on-one questions held in open court, known as voir dire proceedings.

Rejecting a request by Maxwell’s defense team to conduct this hearing secretly, Nathan held voir dire in full press and public view earlier this month. Potential jurors answered questions on the public record, with certain information—like their names—kept under seal.
 

Tresir

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I have spent a few hours looking for live tweeting from a reporter and finally found one.


This is a link to the website.

 
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Kimster

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I have spent a few hours looking for live tweeting from a reporter and finally found one.


This is a link to the website.

:thankyou: I was afraid everyone was going to be in the dark during the whole trial!!!!!!
 

GrandmaBear

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Calling in a false memory expert I read.... Questioning the victims' memories... These weren't five year olds for goodness sakes and I don't doubt such memories are vivid and can't be forgotten. But I suppose there is someone who can say, some expert, that false memories can occur... Imo it's just a nicer way of calling a victim a liar...
 

Tresir

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Calling in a false memory expert I read.... Questioning the victims' memories... These weren't five year olds for goodness sakes and I don't doubt such memories are vivid and can't be forgotten. But I suppose there is someone who can say, some expert, that false memories can occur... Imo it's just a nicer way of calling a victim a liar...
Questioning the victims account is normal though. And especially as some of this took place over twenty years ago.
 

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