Ghislaine Maxwell trial LIVE – Latest updates and news from Jeffrey Epstein ‘madam’ case after third accuser testifies

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A THIRD Jeffrey Epstein accuser took the stand on Tuesday in the ongoing trial against Ghislaine Maxwell.

The alleged victim, Carolyn, accused Maxwell of groping her when she was 14 and claimed she saw Epstein a few times a week to administer sexualized massages.

Plus, prosecutors on Tuesday revealed details of a cache of photographs and documents that were found during a raid on Epstein’s Palm Beach mansion.

Among them was a picture of Maxwell and Epstein kissing, and another of Maxwell in the nude.

Maxwell’s trial has been told she and Epstein had been in a relationship but remained “the best of friends” after they split, and prosecutors described Maxwell and convicted sex offender Epstein as being “partners in crime” in the abuse of girls.

Maxwell is currently charged with several felony accounts some of which include human trafficking charges.

She has denied all charges against her, and her lawyers argue she is being made a “scapegoat” for Epstein’s crimes. They have painted the alleged victims as in it for the cash.

Read our Ghislaine Maxwell live blog for the very latest news and updates…

  • ‘She was a child’

    Carolyn’s former boyfriend corroborated her claims in his testimony today, saying that he routinely drove her to Epstein’s mansion in Palm Beach, Florida, in the early 2000s.

  • Another witness

    After a brief testimony by Gill-Velez, another witness was called.

    He was once the boyfriend of yesterday’s accuser and witness Carolyn, and is using the name “Shawn.”

    He said he dated Carolyn when she was 14 and he was 17 and they were together for four or five years, The Independent reported.

    “She only had two jobs ever. She worked at Arby’s, and she worked for Jeffrey [Epstein],” he said.

  • Juror arrives

    The missing juror has arrived and the trial has resumed.

    A new witness spoke on Wednesday.

    Janine Gill-Velez of Florida Property Management is a human resources staffer at Mar-a-Lago, which is Donald Trump’s Florida residence.

    She has worked there for almost 15 years, The Independent reported.

  • Maxwell holds multiple citizenships

    Ghislaine Maxwell is a US citizen, and she also holds British and French citizenships.

    This increased the concern of her being a possible “flight risk,” if granted bail.

  • Train delays trial

    The jury is delayed from entering the courtroom because the judge said they are waiting for a juror who is experiencing “substantial train issues” this morning, The Independent reported.

  • Records verification

    The prosecution would like to call a witness to verify records at Mar-a-Lago, Donald Trump’s Palm Beach, Florida residence, in relation to Virginia Roberts (now Giuffre), according to The Independent.

    However, Ghislaine Maxwell’s defense team wants to keep this evidence out of the trial proceedings.

  • How long could Maxwell face in prison?

    If convicted on all counts, Maxwell could face up to 80 years in prison.

    Depending on how the trial goes and whether she is convicted, she could spend the rest of her life behind bars.

  • Defense has accused alleged victim of lying for cash

    Maxwell has previously claimed that one alleged victim, Annie Farmer, fabricated her accusations because she wanted money.

    One of Maxwell’s lawyers wrote: “The fact that plaintiff seeks money from the estate and from Ms Maxwell in the millions of dollars at the same time she is a government witness in an upcoming criminal trial on the same topic is reason enough to suspect that her newly asserted memories of abuse without corroboration are not based on the truth or a desire for ‘justice,’ so much as her desire for cash.”

  • Does Ghislaine Maxwell have kids?

    Ghislaine Maxwell does not have any children of her own, but is reportedly the stepmother to her husband’s children from his first marriage.

    According to reports, Maxwell secretly wed tech millionaire Scott Borgerson in 2016.

    Maxwell’s own family didn’t know about the wedding until her bail hearing, according to her brother, Ian.

  • What is the “Little Black Book”?

    Prosecutors allege that an address book containing the contact information of the alleged victims belonged to Maxwell, and that she and Epstein used it.

    The court will hear testimony about the book from a former employee at Epstein’s Palm Beach mansion.

    The judge said after hearing the testimony, she will then decide if the jury can see any of the book.

  • Pilot claims Donald Trump flew on Epstein’s plane

    Lawrence Visoski, Epstein’s former pilot who testified for the prosecution, was asked during cross examination about passengers aboard Epstein’s Gulf Stream plane.

    He confirmed former President Donald TrumpPrince Andrew, and former President Bill Clinton had all flown on it. – along with other big names like Kevin Spacey, Chris Tucker and violinist Itzhak Perlman.

    He told the court he never saw any sexual activity on the flight, or any underage girls without their parents.

    “I certainly remember President Trump, but not many people associated with him,” the pilot told the trial.

  • Pilot claims Bill Clinton flew on Epstein’s plane

    Lawrence Paul Visoski Jr, who was Jeffrey Epstein’s pilot from 1991 to 2019, testified last week.

    He was asked whether former President Bill Clinton flew on Epstein’s plane and replied yes, adding that he was asked to clean up, according to The Independent.

  • Who flew on the ‘Lolita Express’? continued

    Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey flew to Africa on the Lolita Express in 2002 as part of a project to raise awareness on the Aids crisis and poverty.

    Comedian Chris Tucker was also part of the group, including Clinton and Spacey, who flew to Africa on a five-day humanitarian trip in 2002.

    Flight logs reveal that Naomi Campbell also travelled on Epstein’s plane in 2002.

    Epstein’s lawyer Alan Dershowitz took trips on the jet in the late 1990s, flight records show.

  • Who flew on the ‘Lolita Express’?

    Former Epstein pilot Lawrence Visoski testified that former President Donald Trump was aboard Epstein’s distinctive Gulf Stream plane.

    The Sun reported in 2019 that Prince Andrew flew on a ­private jet with Epstein and his alleged 17-year-old sex slave Virginia Roberts.

    Brit socialite Ghislaine Maxwell travelled on the Lolita Express on a number of occasions, flight logs show.

    According to flight logs obtained by Fox News in 2016, former US president Bill Clinton was a passenger on the jet.

  • What was the ‘Lolita Express’?

    Jeffrey Epstein was alleged to have used the plane to court underage girls and fly them between his residences across the US.

    The luxury Boeing 727 aircraft was owned by Epstein, though what exactly happened on the flights remains a close guarded secret.

    Victims of Epstein say he organised orgies on board the three-engine commercial jet.

    The luxury aircraft boasted deluxe furnishings, a spacious galley, expansive cabin lounge and a master bedroom.

    The pilot of the plane reportedly undertook around 1,000 flights during his time flying Epstein and others.

  • The charges

    The exact charges against Maxwell are:

    • 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
    • Sex trafficking of a minor

    She also faces two other charges of perjury over allegations she lied in a deposition in a separate civil suit, but these will be tried separately.

    She has pleaded not guilty to all charges against her.

  • Where is Ghislaine Maxwell now?

    She has been detained since July 2020 at a Brooklyn detention centre, where she has complained about her alleged ill-treatment.

    Her trial began on November 29, 2021, and is not expected to conclude until after the holiday season.

    She has been charged with six counts of sex trafficking and perjury in relation to her relationship with pedophile financier Epstein.

  • What was Jeffrey Epstein’s net worth?

    Epstein’s net worth was over $577million, according to a will signed two days before he died.

    Details regarding his beneficiaries have not been made public.

  • What is Ghislaine Maxwell’s net worth?

    The British socialite is worth an estimated £7.4million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

    The New York Post reported in 2000 that Maxwell lived off an £80,000 a year trust fund set up by her father.

  • Ghislaine Maxwell’s romantic history, continued

    According to a 2009 deposition, several of Epstein’s household employees testified that Epstein referred to Maxwell as his “main girlfriend.”

    It is unclear exactly when or if their relationship went from romantic to platonic before he was jailed for soliciting a minor for prostitution in 2008.

    Following his initial release, the two were no longer seen in public together.

    Maxwell was then linked to the founder of Gateway Computers, Ted Waitt. The two attended Chelsea Clinton‘s wedding together in 2010, and Maxwell reportedly helped Waitt to renovate a luxury yacht, Plan B, before they eventually split.

    While the exact time and date of the wedding is unknown, Maxwell and Borgerson have been married since 2016.

  • Ghislaine Maxwell’s romantic history

    While Maxwell has not been married prior to her nuptials with Scott Borgerson, she has been linked to a series of high-profile men over the years.

    In the 1990s, Maxwell dated Count Gianfranco Cicogna, an Italian aristocrat and millionaire. According to reports, the two ended on bad terms.

    Following her relationship with Cicogna, Maxwell began dating Jeffrey Epstein, a convicted sex offender who killed himself while behind bars in 2019.

  • When Epstein became a convicted sex offender

    Epstein became a convicted sex offender in 2008, after he pleaded guilty to two state prostitution charges.

    He was charged again in 2019 with allegedly running a sex-trafficking enterprise out of his homes in Manhattan, New York, and Palm Beach, Florida.

  • Maxwell holds multiple citizenships

    Ghislaine Maxwell is a US citizen, and she also holds British and French citizenships.

    This increased the concern of her being a possible “flight risk,” if granted bail.

  • What has Maxwell complained about in prison?

    Accompanied by her repeated bail requests were complaints about alleged horrific living conditions at the New York prison she is being held at.

    Maxwell alleged that she had been given moldy salads, and that the prison cells are not hygienic, with smelly toilets.

    A judge denied her bail requests, citing Maxwell as a “flight risk.”

  • How long could Maxwell face in prison?

    If convicted on all counts, Maxwell could face up to 80 years in prison.

    Depending on how the trial goes and whether she is convicted, she could spend the rest of her life behind bars.

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