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Could Ghislaine Maxwell Walk? Motion for Retrial Officially Filed After Shock Juror Admission

Isa Cox, The Western Journal
Published January 20, 2022

Attorneys for convicted sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell filed a motion for a retrial on Wednesday after a revelation from a member of the jury that he was abused as a child.

As this information did not come to light before Maxwell’s trial, which began in November, the defense could get exactly what it’s after and, theoretically, the longtime accused madame could ultimately walk free.

Oh boy.

The juror accounted that he helped talk his peers into convicting the notorious British socialite, which Maxwell attorney Bobbi Sternheim cited in a letter to U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan requesting a new trial.

Both prosecutors and the defense raised concerns about the juror’s revelation earlier this month, The Hill reported, with the state requesting that the judge open an investigation into the issue. Maxwell’s attorneys, however, are pressing for a whole new trial instead.

Maxwell was convicted last month on several charges relating to her one-time boyfriend, the late Jeffrey Epstein, and an underage sex trafficking scheme over which the two have long been accused of conducting.

Four accusers detailed how they were befriended, groomed and essentially served to Epstein to sexually abuse by the wealthy, well-connected Maxwell and a jury convicted her on five out of six federal sex trafficking charges.

Scotty David, as he was identified by media outlets he spoke with earlier this month, says that some of his fellow jurors weren’t sure of Maxwell’s guilt until he shared his own experience of childhood sexual abuse, which caused some of them to “come around.”

“When I shared that, they were able to sort of come around on, they were able to come around on the memory aspect of the sexual abuse,” David told Reuters on Jan. 5.

He also said that coming to a unanimous verdict “wasn’t easy, to be honest.”

“There’s a room of 12 people and we all have to be on the same page and we all have to understand what’s going on,” he said. “And then we have to agree. So that’s partly why it took so long.”

According to the New York Post, David said he swayed the jury by explaining why he had waited until high school to tell anyone about the abuse he suffered when questions arose about why Maxwell’s accusers had also waited a long time to come forward.

Maxwell’s attorneys argued that the women, who testified as to events that happened in the ’90s when they were teenagers, had unreliable and exaggerated memories of their relationship with Maxwell and Epstein.

Jurors were asked if they or their family had a history of sexual abuse, but David said he didn’t remember being asked about this in the initial questionnaire, which he “flew through.”

His failure to disclose his childhood experiences, all the same, could be sufficient for Alison to grant the defense a retrial.

Can you even imagine if Maxwell managed to slip the hook at this point, after all this time?

She and Epstein have been accused of the twisted scheme for years. And call me a bit tin foil hatty, but considering all the shadowy circumstances surrounding their respective lives, it’s hard not to raise an eyebrow.

Just saying.

The technicality could see Maxwell walk, a devastating ending to nearly two years’ effort in the pursuit of justice for their accusers.

Is it really going to come down to this?

We’ll just have to wait and see.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

Ghislaine Maxwell’s Attorneys To Seek New Trial After Juror’s Sexual Abuse Claim

Martin Walsh
January 6, 2022

Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyers will seek a new trial after a juror told the media that he had been a victim of sexual abuse.

Maxwell was convicted last week of aiding Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual abuses.

In a letter to U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan in Manhattan, who presided over Maxwell’s trial, the lawyer, Christian Everdell, said there were “incontrovertible grounds” for Maxwell to get a new trial.

He called the matter “an issue of pressing importance,” saying disclosures by the juror “influenced the deliberations and convinced other members of the jury to convict Ms. Maxwell.”

“Nathan’s decision on whether a new trial is warranted could hinge on how the juror responded to questions during jury selection about his experiences with sexual abuse, which legal experts said was a key question that defense lawyers were looking at to weed out potentially biased jurors,” Reuters reported.

“The juror, who asked to be identified by his first and middle names, Scotty David, told Reuters on Tuesday evening that during deliberations after some jurors expressed skepticism about the accounts of two of Maxwell’s accusers, he shared his experience of having been sexually abused as a child,” Reuters added.

“When I shared that, they were able to sort of come around on, they were able to come around on the memory aspect of the sexual abuse,” Scotty David, a 35-year-old Manhattan resident, said, referring to other jurors.

Reuters added:

Juror No. 50 was one of the 18 jurors selected on Nov. 29 to serve as a juror or an alternate.

Hundreds of prospective jurors filled out questionnaires that asked them, among other things, if they or their family members had experienced sexual abuse or assault. During follow-up questioning, Nathan asked those who answered “yes” if they would still be able to be fair and impartial.

Scotty David told Reuters he did not recall a question about personal experiences with sexual abuse on the questionnaire, but that he would have answered honestly. He said he “flew through” the questionnaire. He said Nathan did not ask about his personal experience with sexual abuse during follow-up questioning.

During follow-up questioning on Nov. 16, Juror No. 50 told Nathan that he had read a news article and seen a CNN broadcast about Epstein’s death. The juror said he heard that Epstein had a girlfriend, but that he otherwise knew nothing about Maxwell.

When Nathan asked Juror No. 50 if he could put aside anything he read or heard to reach an impartial verdict, he replied, “Yes, absolutely.”

Prosecutors said the juror’s statements to the media “merit attention” by the court and asked for a hearing to be scheduled in about a month.

“Later on Tuesday, The New York Times reported that a second juror described having been sexually abused as a child during deliberations. That juror, who requested anonymity to speak to the Times, said this revelation appeared to help shape the jury’s discussion,” Reuters reported.

Soon after Maxwell was found guilty last week, some argued that she may have a strong argument in her appeal.

The Daily Mail’s Daniel Bates published a report arguing that Maxwell has “four possible grounds for appeal – including the judge’s decision to force the jury to work through New Year’s Eve holiday due to the coronavirus.”

“Lawyers for the former socialite, who is facing 65 years in jail for recruiting and trafficking underage girls for Jeffrey Epstein, could zero in on how Judge Alison Nathan handled the case as they seek to overturn the conviction. Their primary argument will likely be how Judge Nathan ordered the jury to sit every single day of the final week until they reached a verdict,” Bates wrote.

Bates continued:

That would have included New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, even though it falls on a Saturday and is a public holiday, and Sunday as well. Maxwell’s lawyers complained that such instructions were essentially telling the jury they needed to ‘hurry up’. Judge Nathan said that the move was necessary because the ‘astronomical’ numbers of Covid-19 cases fueled by the Omicron variant meant there was a real risk of a ‘mistrial’.

But at the end of that very day the jury came back with their verdict.

Other issues which could be raised on appeal include how Judge Nathan handled a question from the panel about count four – transportation of an individual under the age of 17 with intent to engage in illegal sexual activity – on which Maxwell was convicted.

Maxwell’s lawyers are likely to raise concerns about a jury note related to the accuser Annie Farmer and counts one and three, on which they also found Maxwell guilty. Fourthly, Maxwell’s lawyers could object to how Judge Nathan brusquely handled their request for the US Marshals to force one witness to attend court, a request they ultimately dropped.

“Judge Nathan’s handling of the jury instructions about the coronavirus will undoubtedly feature highly in Maxwell’s appeal,” Bates wrote.

Ghislaine Maxwell Trial Updates: Awaiting Verdict, Judge Extends Deliberations Citing Omicron Spike

Ryan DeLarme,
December 28th, 2021

The jury in Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex trafficking trial began its fifth day of deliberations on Tuesday as the socialite continues a long wait to hear whether she will face up to 70 years in prison.

Jurors are considering six charges against Ms. Maxwell, who is accused of recruiting and grooming teenage girls for convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein to abuse.

She has pleaded not guilty to all charges and said she is being made a scapegoat for Epstein’s acts after he died in 2019 while awaiting his own trial.

Judge Alison Nathan extended deliberations to 6pm on Tuesday, citing an “astronomical spike” in cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant.

“It’s time to have the jurors make plans to continue deliberating until a verdict is reached,” she said, noting that the Omicron surge could force jurors into quarantine and jeopardize the “ability to complete this trial”.

The judge also balked at a defense request to provide additional jury instructions on two of the six counts against Ms. Maxwell.

WATCH: Journalist Reporting on Ghislaine Maxwell Trial Burglarized, Research Stolen

Don Via Jr. 
December 24, 2021

Kristan T. Harris is a Wisconsin-based independent journalist and host of the talk news radio show The Rundown Live. A media organization who over the years, in addition to hosting several notable guests, has also made a name for itself reporting high-profile events such as the protest and riot at the Capitol on January 6th, and unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin which led to the Kyle Rittenhouse shooting.

Pertaining to the latter, Mr. Harris was actually called to the witness stand during the recent Rittenhouse trial, as it was he who captured most of the crucial footage in the case.

Worthy of note, Mr. Harris is also loosely affiliated to The Free Thought Project, as I am myself a co-host to The Rundown Live.

Not shy to pursue speaking truth to power, shortly after a verdict was reached in the Rittenhouse case Harris decided to make the journey to New York to provide on-the-ground coverage of the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell. The partner of the late disgraced financier and convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was accused of sex trafficking.

Despite the notable lack of proportionate mainstream media attention, Harris has been present at the courthouse every day of the trial, providing regular updates.

In a few short weeks, The Rundown Live has already distinguished itself for its coverage of the trial, being the only media outlet to publish the full unredacted transcripts of the prosecution’s witness testimony. Including Jane Doe #1; Epstein’s former butler; Jane Doe #2 AKA Katie; Jane Doe #3 AKA Carolyn; in addition to Annie Farmer; and FBI Special Agent Kelly McGuire.

The outlet published other bombshell revelations, and conducted numerous interviews with both mainstream and independent media — including the likes of Dan Dicks of Press For Truth, and Jason Bermas.

However recently Kristan Harris has garnered some less-than-desirable attention as well. On the evening of Wednesday, December 22nd, the AirBnB in which he was staying in Jersey City to report on the trial was burglarized.

Security footage of the break-in appears to show a man of average height and build in casual dark clothing and a face mask remove the air conditioning unit and making his way inside the residence. Just two minutes later he reemerges holding a green bag containing a laptop.

The contents of the laptop contained the last several weeks worth of research pertaining to the trial. While much of the material was backed up on a cloud, it is still an immense loss.

In a Facebook post about the burglary, Harris clarified to those inquiring as to exactly how the thief made his way inside, and exactly what was taken. Specifying that despite the numerous valuable items about the residence, the intruder seemed to know exactly what he was looking for —

“The weird thing is that it’s the only thing missing in 90 seconds. My door was locked. There’s better goodies here.”

………

“He took the air conditioner out the front air bnb window crawled through went through kitchen and ajared my door from the kitchen. Ripped open closet door and stole my laptop. There were other high priced items including a 350 pair of headphones on the bed and other stuff…”

What causes this to be of even greater concern is that this incident took place less than 24 hours after Ghislaine Maxwell’s sister Isabelle had taken a slew of photos of media personnel outside of the courthouse, including of Mr. Harris. Leading some to believe this may have been a targeted act.

This is certainly a bizarre coincidence, if not something more.

A statement on The Rundown Live Facebook page updating followers of the incident affirmed —

“We will not be discouraged nor intimidated from telling the truth”

When The Free Thought Project spoke with Kristan Harris, it became apparent that this incident only served to strengthen his resolve, while he also stressed the importance of independent media, stating —

“We are the only platform publishing transcripts straight from the stenographer detailing the victims testimony. It’s imperative that independent journalists continue to dismantle propaganda by becoming sought after sources by the public. If The Rundown Live was not crowdsourced to attend the Ghislaine Maxwell trial would we know as much about the trial as we do?”

For those wishing to support Mr Harris’s efforts to shed light on this case, a friend and listener of The Rundown Live took it upon herself to start a GoFundMe campaign on their behalf.

As for the trial itself, the jury has spent the last two days in deliberation following closing statements made by the prosecution and defense. It is expected they will resume Monday following a brief recess for the holidays.

Ghislaine Maxwell Trial Update: Awaiting Verdict, Chatter about “Naming Names”

Ryan DeLarme,
December 22nd. 2021

It is technically the third day of deliberations in the Ghislaine Maxwell trial, and until the jury reaches a decision the media will remain mostly in the dark with the exception of some minor details. There are, however, some newsworthy claims being flung around this week regarding the case.

Regarding the deliberations,

The jury has so far sent several notes to U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan. To be sure, the notes do not reveal what the jurors are thinking, but they do provide a glimpse into some of the evidence they have been discussing since late Monday afternoon. Mostly, they seem to be pouring over the transcripts of the accuser’s testimonies.

On Tuesday, jurors asked Nathan for details about the testimony of Carolyn, the first name of a woman who said late financier Jeffrey Epstein, Maxwell’s employer, and ex-boyfriend, began abusing her when she was 14 in 2002. Carolyn testified that Maxwell once touched her nude body while Carolyn prepared to give Epstein an erotic massage.

Judging from the coverage we’ve done so far, it’s hard to gauge whether or not there is enough actual hard evidence. The most damning bit of information was the testimony of the accuser going by the pseudonym “Jane”, who claimed that Maxwell groped her bare chest at the age of 14, but the defense has tried to discredit all of the accusers so it basically comes down to allegations and a sort of “your word against mine” scenario that doesn’t typically hold up well in a court of law.

Regarding newsworthy hearsay,

The Gateway Pundit put out a piece claiming that a verdict is “highly likely” to be reached today and that a “legal source connected with the case” claims that if Maxwell is found guilty of her charges, she plans to “start naming names” in order to try and secure a lesser sentence. They aren’t the only ones publishing this alleged insider’s claims, dozens of outlets have followed suit.

She has been charged with six felony counts related to child sex trafficking and faces a maximum of 70 years and potential suicide in a jail cell if convicted.

Up until now, Maxwell has remained silent and denied all involvement in Epstein’s sick crimes. Has the prospect of finally facing the music and seeing accountability finally enabled her to tell the truth? Or is this a veiled “I go down, you’re coming with me” threat towards the incredibly powerful elites who ran in Epstein’s circle? 

It will be very curious to see what the jury decides.

For our part here at the Underground Newswire, we would urge our readers to expect a lackluster outcome no matter which way their deliberations go. If you are expecting mass arrests and explosive revelations, you are likely setting yourself up for disappointment.

That being said, God and/or the Universe work in mysterious ways, and we should never close ourselves off to possibilities. When it comes to hearsay and speculation, we are advocates of putting these ideas in a “for consideration pile” and not the “this is 100% fact pile”.

We will be issuing updates once a verdict has been reached.

Ghislaine Maxwell Trial Update: The Defense Begin Their Case

Ryan DeLarme,
December 16th, 2021

The Ghislaine Maxwell trial has resumed today after a three-day pause. The prosecution rested its case last Friday after calling nearly two dozen witnesses, including 4 accusers who detailed their alleged abuse at the hands of Epstein and Maxwell.

In court papers filed earlier this week, Maxwell’s attorneys said they are hoping to call the attorneys for three of Maxwell’s accusers to question them about statements they made to federal investigators.

Prosecutors in the case have urged Judge Nathan to not allow the testimony — but no final decision has been by the jurist.

The defense’s first witness was Cimberly Espinosa, a one-time employee of Jeffery Epstein. 

Espinosa was hired by the dead sex offender in 1996 and worked as an executive assistant for Maxwell. She worked for Maxwell for about six years and told the jury that she “looked up” to the accused madam.

“I highly respected Ghislaine,” Espinosa testified. “I looked up to her very much.”

Espinosa, 55, said the British socialite was Jeffrey Epstein’s “property manager” — and that she learned a lot from her “demanding” boss over their years working side by side.

Much like the rest of Epstein’s well-taken-care-of employees, Espinosa denied ever seeing Maxwell or Epstein engage in inappropriate activity with underage girls.

Next, the Defense called in one Elizabeth Loftus, a “false memory” expert.


Editors Note: We are currently working on an expose of Elizabeth Loftus and the False Memory Syndrome Foundation, so keep an eye out for that! 


Loftus, a professor at the University of California, Irvine, has been called to the stand in some 300 trials since 1975. She’s usually called by defense attorneys in an attempt to raise doubts about the accounts of accusers.

Loftus has consulted or testified in the cases of scores of high-profile defendants, including Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby, Michael Jackson, O.J. Simpson, Robert Durst, and Ted Bundy.

After lunch, Prosecutors began their cross-examination of the witness.

During cross-examination, Assistant US Attorney Lara Pomerantz grilled the defense’s expert witness Elizabeth Loftus — a psychologist and memory expert — over the fact that she’s only ever testified for the prosecution one time out of 150.

She also brought up a 1991 book by Loftus titled, “Witness for the Defense.”

“You wrote a book called ‘Witness for the Defense’?” Pomerantz asked.

“Yes,” Loftus replied.

“You haven’t written a book called ‘Impartial Witness,’ right?”

“No,” Loftus said.

Unfortunately, that’s all we were able to learn today but we will be back tomorrow with more updates.

Ghislaine Maxwell Trial Day 8: Accuser’s Ex-Boyfriend and 2nd Pilot Testify

Ryan DeLarme,
December 8th, 2021

It’s day 8 in Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex-trafficking trial. The trial, which was originally slated to last 3-6 weeks, may be wrapping up much sooner than expected; as early as thursday even. This comes as little surprise considering that the defense, the Prosecution, and even the judge all have intimate ties to the political establishment.

On Tuesday, a third Maxwell accuser testified that she was abused by Jeffrey Epstein at his Palm Beach mansion more than 100 times beginning when she was 14 years old. 

The alleged victim, who testified using only her first name, Carolyn, said Maxwell once felt her naked breasts at age 14 and told her that she had “a great body for Mr. Epstein and his friends.”

The next individual to take the stand, going by “Shawn”, was an ex-boyfriend of the accuser going by the name “Carolyn”. Shawn apparently dated Carolyn starting when she was 14 and he was 17.

Shawn said he routinely drove Carolyn to Jeffrey Epstein’s mansion in Palm Beach, Florida in the early 2000s, corroborating her testimony from yesterday. “She was a child,” he said of Carolyn.

Nicole Hesse, who worked for Epstein in the early 2000s, was the next to take the stand. She testified about taking phone messages at the late financier’s Palm Beach mansion when he wasn’t home.

Hesse claims it was Maxwell who instructed her on where to jot down the messages. Prosecutors also had her authenticate a sealed exhibit showing someone a call to the estate in August 2004 from a Carolyn, the same name as one of Maxwell’s alleged victims.

Prior to lunch recess, we saw another former pilot of Epstein’s take the stand. 

The second pilot to testify, David Rodgers, told Assistant US Attorney Maurene Comey that he flew Epstein and Maxwell accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre a total of 32 times in the early 2000s.

Comey rattled off a number of flights from a log book prosecutors obtained that show Epstein, Maxwell, Roberts and a number of other people flew together across the US and abroad.

The flights included a 2001 trip from Spain to Morocco that Roberts, Maxwell, and Epstein all took, according to the log book. Other flights included numerous trips from airports near Epstein’s properties in New Mexico, New Jersey, Florida, and the US Virgin Islands.

Rodgers also testified he piloted a total of four flights with Maxwell accuser “Jane” on board.

The flight logbooks produced by pilot David Rodgers are heavily redacted, to the point that Judge Alison Nathan has asked prosecutors to review the redactions and produce new logs that are not as blacked out. 

Prosecutors have said the redactions are there to protect third parties, but as Julie Brown of The Miami Herald notes, many of the passengers on Epstein’s planes have long been known to the public. They have even been discussed in this trial.

Rodgers was asked if he ever found items indicating sexual activity had taken place aboard the plane. He says he did not.

We’ll update this article as more information comes out.

Ghislaine Maxwell Trial Day 7: Mansion Raid Photos, Witness Calls Defense Attorney “C-nt”

Ryan DeLarme
December 7th, 2021

It is now Day 7 in the Trial of Ghislaine Maxwell. We left off yesterday with FBI analyst Kimberly Meder testifying about an image found on a CD acquired during the FBI’s raid on his Upper East Side townhouse. Meder returned to the stand this morning.

The first accuser “Jane”, who testified last week, apparently referred to Maxwell’s defense attorney as “a c-nt” when speaking to another witness. This issue was raised this morning by defense attorney Laura Menninger before the jury was brought into the courtroom. 

Jurors shown photos of Maxwell rubbing Epstein’s feet

Jurors were shown a number of photos of Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffery Epstein together – including two shots of Maxwell “spiling out of a skimpy top” while rubbing Epstein’s feet aboard an airplane.  

The photos were identified by FBI analyst Kimberly Meder, who said that she’d reviewed them after the CDs were brought in after the 2019 raid. Other photos shown included one of Epstein holding Maxwell from behind while speaking on a phone in a grassy field.

Document from hard drive described Epstein-Maxwell relationship

A document found on the hard drive recovered from the New York mansion raid describes a rosy relationship between Epstein and Maxwell, the document was created by a user named “Gmax”.

“Jeffrey and Ghislaine have been together as a couple for the last 11 years. They are, contrary to what many people think, rarely apart. I almost always see them together,” the document, which was created on Oct. 14, 2002, began.

“Ghislaine is highly intelligent and great company, with a ready smile and infectious laugh,” it continued, FBI analyst Stephen Flatley said.  

It was not clear why the document was created or what purpose it served.

 The next alleged victim, Carolyn, takes the stand

A woman going by her first name, Carolyn, for privacy reasons, is testifying about some of the “over 100” sexualized massages she gave Jeffrey Epstein between the ages of 14 and 18.

“Something sexual happened every single time,” said Carolyn, one of the victims in the indictment against Maxwell.

Wearing a magenta and white striped blouse, her straight brown hair parted in the middle, the alleged victim choked up several times as she described the abuse.

“A lot of them run together,” she said of the encounters.

The court broke for lunch around 1:30.

A photo of Jeffrey Epstein kissing his alleged madam Ghislaine Maxwell was displayed prominently in his Florida mansion, according to a new trove of evidence that also provides an inside look at his creepy Manhattan townhouse.


Pictures from the 2019 raid on Epstein’s New York Mansion

Special Agent Kelly Maguire testified Monday that her team “forced entry” into 9 E. 71st St. on July 6, 2019, after no one answered the door, and then swept through all 40 rooms — where creepy taxidermy animals and a bizarre painting of Bill Clinton in a blue dress were on display

In an office near the front of the 19,000-square-foot home, authorities uncovered several plastic bins that contained hard drives — already covered in evidence tape, Maguire told the court.

“As you sit here today, do you have personal knowledge of why there was evidence tape on these boxes?” Assistant US Attorney Alison Moe asked.

“No,” Maguire replied.

On the third floor, inside what looked like a dressing room, the agents found a safe stashed inside a closet — which they opened using a saw, Maguire told the jury.

The safe contained jewelry, external hard drives, passports, lots of US cash and “loose diamonds,” the agent testified.

There were also binders filled with CDs, but authorities had to get another warrant in order to seize them. When they returned the next day, however, all the items inside the safe had disappeared.

Maguire said she called Richard Kahn, now the co-executor of Epstein’s estate, and one of the sex offender’s attorneys, Andrew Tomback, and told them she had a warrant for the items. Roughly 30 minutes later, Kahn brought them all back in two suitcases, the agent testified.

Court papers filed in Epstein’s child sex-trafficking case said some of the CDs contained kiddie porn, with “hand-written labels including the following: ‘Young [Name] + [Name],’ ‘Misc nudes 1,’ and ‘Girl pics nude.’” 

Also on the third floor, agents came across a massage room with heavy pink curtains and a massage table covered in a blanket and a white sheet.

More CDs were found inside a room on the fifth floor, in the bottom of a drawer of a dresser. In the same room, agents discovered a cache of labeled black binders, filled with pages of thumbnail photographs that corresponded to CDs.

The black binders containing part of the extensive CD collection.
The black binders containing part of the extensive CD collection.

An up-close shot of the CD collection.
An up-close shot of the CD collection.

FBI analyst Kimberly Meder, who went through all the photos, testified Tuesday that some of the photos were of Epstein and Maxwell together, including one of her in a skimpy top, rubbing his feet aboard a plane.

One framed photo of the twosome smooching was found by Palm Beach police inside Epstein’s sprawling home there during a 2005 raid, according to photos of the operation submitted as evidence.


Epstein’s Palm Beach office.


A desk set-up apparently belonging to Maxwell at Epstein's beachfront home.
A desk set-up apparently belonging to Maxwell at Epstein’s beachfront home.

A bookshelf in the beachfront office with multiple photos of Epstein.
A bookshelf in the beachfront office with multiple photos of Epstein.

The beachfront lair also included an odd statue on a bookshelf of someone resembling Epstein giving another person a massage.

Several women have alleged that Epstein, and at times Maxwell, would sexually abuse them during so-called massage sessions at the horror house.

A table of photos at Epstein's Palm Beach manse.
A table of photos at Epstein’s Palm Beach manse.

Developer Todd Michael Glaser bought Epstein’s sprawling property for $18.5 million in March, and the home was later demolished.

The neoclassical townhouse in Manhattan sold for $51 million to former Goldman Sachs executive Michael D. Daffey, who has said he is undertaking a physical and spiritual rehabilitation of the mansion.

Updates will be provided as more information comes out. 

Ghislaine Maxwell Trial Day 6: Witness “Kate”, FBI Personel Take the Stand

Ryan DeLarme
December 6th, 2021,

We’ve now entered the second week in the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell. Last week we heard testimony from Maxwell’s first accuser “Jane”, Epstein’s former pilot, A former Housekeeper at Epstein and Maxwell’s Palm Beach estate, and a former Palm Beach Crime Scene Manager.

We left off last week with Former Palm Beach Police Officer Gregory Parkinson on the stand and Epstein’s massage table rolled out and added to the evidence.’

This morning we saw a woman going by the pseudonym “Kate” take the stand after Judge Alison Nathan instructed jurors that she was not a victim of any crimes charged in the indictment.

The witness claimed that she was above the age of consent when she met Maxwell and Epstein. Because of her age, prosecutors will not be allowed to ask her any questions about the details of any sexual conduct between “kate” and Maxwell.

Kate testified that she met Maxwell in the early 1990s when she was 17 years old. She went on to describe a time when she was led up to a massage room in Maxwell’s London townhouse by the accused madam and then gave Epstein sexualized massages.

Kate said that Maxwell would tell her to “have a good time” after she opened the massage room door to reveal a naked Epstein.

After the massage, which included sex acts, Maxwell told Kate she was “such a good girl” and that she was “so happy you were able to come”.

“She sounded really pleased,” Kate added.

The witness testified that Ghislaine spoke about friendships with various celebrities, including Prince Andrew and former President Donald Trump. 

Assistant US Attorney Laura Pomerantz asked the witness about Maxwell’s social circle, to which “kate” responded that the disgraced socialite “seemed to know everybody.”

“She was friends with Prince Andrew, etc., sometimes there names would just come up or she would be talking about them on the phone with me present,”

While down in Palm Beach, Maxwell and Epstein had the witness dress up like a schoolgirl and requested that she serve them tea while in costume. Kate claimed that the pleated skirt, white socks, and shirt were laid out for her on a bed when she arrived at the mansion for the first time in the early 1990s.

“I thought it would be fun for you to take Jeffery his tea in this outfit,” Maxwell told her when she asked about it. Maxwell then gave her a tray, which she took to Epstein, who then engaged in sex acts with her near the pool, she testified.

Maxwell even tried to get Kate to recruit others to give the late pedophile oral sex, telling her he liked “cute, young, pretty” girls, “like you.”

“She would ask me if I knew anybody to come and give Jeffrey a blowjob because it was a lot for her to do,” recalled Kate.

The witness, now 44, said the duo promised to help with her budding music career.

Regarding her first impressions of Maxwell, Kate said: “She seemed very exciting and she seemed like everything that I wanted to be,” Kate said about the older woman.

“I thought that she was going to be my friend,” 

She then began abusing cocaine and sleeping pills.

“I did not want to admit what happened to me,” she said.

The next phase of the trial would see the defense attacking the girls credibility. Maxwell’s attorney Bobbi Sternheim grilled the witness – raising the fact that she’s made numerous public statements with her real name, but is now testifying anonymously.

Sternheim also raised that Kate is represented by an attorney who has profited off the Epstein case, including by writing a book about accusations against him. 

The next witness to take the stand was JP Morgan director Patrick McHugh, who was questioned about wire transfers to Ghislaine Maxwell from accounts belonging to Jeffery Epstein. 

One transaction on Oct. 19th, 1999, for instance, showed that $18.3 million was wired to Maxwell’s Bear Sterns account.

Another $5 million was funneled to Maxwell in 2002, McHugh testified.

Next up we had FBI Special Agent Kelly Maguire who testified about the 2019 raid on Jeffery Epstein’s Upper East Side townhouse.

 Federal agents and NYPD officers raided the home around the time of Epstein’s July 2019 sex-trafficking arrest, and said they found hundreds of images of nude underage girls stashed inside a safe.

The last witness of the day was an FBI analyst, Kimberly Meder, who testified about the CDs discovered in Epstein’s safe which apperently contained images of Epstein and Maxwell together. 

The analyst wasn’t on the stand long before democrat Judge Alison Natha called an end to the day.

Testimony will resume tomorrow at 9:30 a.m.

Spooky: Here’s the Creepy Ghislaine Maxwell Moment Court Illustrator Caught

By Michael Austin, @ The Western Journal
December 2nd, 2021

Jane Rosenberg, a court artist currently covering the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, captured a rather haunting image during a pre-trial hearing in New York City.

Maxwell currently faces several charges related to her alleged participation in the many sex crimes committed by notorious financier Jeffrey Epstein, who is now deceased.

According to Reuters, as court artists drew their sketches of Maxwell, she stared right back at them and, in turn, made sketches of the artists.

Rosenberg depicted this in one of her illustrations of the proceedings.

“Ghislaine Maxwell, the Jeffrey Epstein associate accused of sex trafficking, makes a sketch of court artists while seated between defense attorneys Bobbi Sternheim and Jeffrey Pagliuca, during a pre-trial hearing ahead of jury selection, in a courtroom sketch in New York City, U.S.,” Reuters wrote in its description of the illustration.

Apparently, this was not a first for Rosenberg.

The accomplished courtroom artist told The Western Journal that, during the trial of Lev Parnas — a Ukrainian-American businessman who was convicted on charges related to violating campaign finance laws — one of the co-defendants drew a sketch of her.

“Maybe I got more interesting looking since [the] pandemic?” Rosenberg told The Western Journal in an email.

As it turns out, Rosenberg had actually drawn sketches of Epstein as well during a few pre-trial hearings.

“There wasn’t a trial,” she told the New York Post. “So it was just a few hearings before he killed himself, or didn’t kill himself.”

Rosenberg noted that she’s very careful to make sure her drawings are not too judgemental.

“I have to hear the facts before I make a judgment on how I would vote,” she said.

Despite this, she told the Post what she thought of Epstein.

“He’s totally a sicko, weirdo,” she said.

Many of the crimes committed by Epstein — of which Maxwell is alleged to be a conspirator — appear rather sick by any standard.

On Wednesday, the first of Maxwell’s accusers — identified as “Jane” — gave graphic testimony related to the abuse she had allegedly suffered at the hands of both Epstein and Maxwell.

According to Jane, Maxwell not only groomed her for sexual abuse but also participated in the abuse herself.

“I was abused pretty much every time that I would go over to his house, and it all started to seem the same after a while — whether it was just him or there were other women involved, or me and Jeffrey and Ghislaine, it all started to seem the same,” Jane testified.

“After a while, you just become numb to it.”

This article appeared originally in The Western Journal.