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Soon after British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was found guilty on Wednesday, former President Bill Clinton was trending on Twitter.
Maxwell was found guilty by a jury of helping the late financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse teenage girls.
“Maxwell was accused of recruiting and grooming four teenagers between 1994 and 2004 for Epstein, her former boyfriend, who killed himself in 2019 in a Manhattan jail cell while awaiting trial on sex abuse charges of his own. She was convicted on five of six counts, including one count of sex trafficking. Lawyers for Maxwell, who faces up to 65 years in prison, vowed to appeal,” Reuters reported.
“During the month-long trial, jurors heard emotional and explicit testimony from four women who portrayed Maxwell as central to their abuse by Epstein. Three of the four said Maxwell herself touched their bare breasts or took part in the encounters, which often began as massages. Maxwell’s attorneys sought to undermine the women’s credibility, arguing that they were motivated by money to implicate Maxwell since all four had received million-dollar awards from a compensation fund for Epstein’s victims,” the report added.
“Maxwell will return to Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC), where she has been held in isolation since July 2020. Maxwell has voiced concerns about her treatment at the jail, asserting that guards have disrupted her sleep at night and that the stench of raw sewage has permeated her cell,” the report continued.
Not long after the verdict, Bill Clinton trended on Twitter because of his relationship with Epstein and Maxwell.
Clinton can’t escape from his relationship with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
Clinton has been dogged by his association with Epstein, who gained access to a collection of powerful men including politicians, business moguls, and even British royalty.
These figures were lured into a spider’s web of blackmail over visits to his steamy Caribbean island and trips on his private plane, dubbed the Lolita Express.
Now, more damning evidence of Clinton’s friendship with Epstein has emerged after a British tabloid published pictures of the disgraced philanthropist sex trafficker and his madame schmoozing with Clinton while he was in the White House.
The two were invited to the White House as VIP guests of the then-sitting president as attendees of a party thrown for high rollers who donated money for the refurbishment of the Oval Office in 1993.
Maxwell and Epstein were given a personal tour of “Clinton’s residence and the East Room during a reception,” a glimpse at how early that Clinton became intertwined with Epstein.