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'She is being blamed for what a man did'

The defence lawyer for Ghislaine Maxwell has mentioned the socialite is being blamed for a person’s dangerous behaviour identical to Eve was within the Backyard of Eden.

 

Socialite, Ghislaine Maxwell’s intercourse trafficking trial acquired underway on Monday, November 29, on the Federal Court docket Home in Manhattan, New York, the place the 59-year-old faces 80 years in jail if convicted.

She is accused of grooming underage women to carry out sexual acts with late pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

 

'She is being blamed for what a man did'

 

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On Monday the socialite’s ‘famous person’ lawyer Bobbi Sternheim branded Maxwell’s accusers as money-grabbers in search of a ‘jackpot of cash’.

Miss Sternheim (pictured beneath) advised the courtroom: ‘Ever since Eve was accused of tempting Adam with the apple, girls have been blamed for the dangerous behaviour of males, and girls are sometimes vilified and punished greater than males are.

‘The fees towards Ghislaine Maxwell are for issues Jeffrey Epstein did. However she is just not Jeffrey Epstein.

‘She is just not like Jeffrey Epstein and she or he is just not like all of the opposite males, highly effective males, moguls, who abused girls.’

 

'She is being blamed for what a man did'

 

She described Maxwell as a ‘scapegoat’ for Epstein, whose dying had ‘left a gaping gap within the pursuit for justice’.

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‘He’s the proverbial elephant within the room. He’s not seen, however he’s consuming this whole courtroom and overflow courtrooms the place different members of the general public are viewing,’ she added.

 

Miss Sternheim, a lawyer who has previously represented the likes of Adel Abdel-Bary, Osama Bin Laden’s London spokesman, when he admitted planning bombings for Al Qaeda, mentioned the one frequent denominator between the 4 witnesses within the case is that they every acquired ‘large bucks’ in compensation from the property of Epstein.

The defence legal professional advised the Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse, in Manhattan, New York that she was ‘proud’ to symbolize her shopper.

Epstein killed himself in a New York jail cell in 2019 whereas awaiting trial for intercourse trafficking minors. Miss Sternheim claimed that his accusers have been motivated by a compensation fund arrange following his demise.

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The lawyer mentioned: ‘His accusers have shaken the cash tree, and hundreds of thousands of {dollars} have fallen their manner.’

Miss Sternheim mentioned that the case was about ‘reminiscence, manipulation and cash’, claiming that the accusers’ recollections had been ‘corrupted’ by legal professionals in quest of payouts and ‘contaminated’ by the passage of time.

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Miss Sternheim mentioned: ‘As everyone knows, recollections fade over time, and on this case we’ll be taught not solely have recollections pale, however they’ve been contaminated by exterior info, media experiences.’

She additionally took intention at every of the 4 witnesses within the case, branding one ‘a consummate actress’ earlier than undermining the others.

 

Miss Sternheim mentioned Epstein’s wealth and mystique of Einstein stirred the general public’s curiosity. She described him as a ‘patron of the humanities’ and a person who had ‘many fascinating traits, attractiveness, charisma, intelligence, standing, appeal’.

She then referred to Maxwell as an Oxford graduate and a helicopter pilot, saying that she ‘socialised with extraordinary individuals’.

However she requested the jurors to not let Maxwell’s wealth cloud their judgment.

‘Privileged background, comfy way of life, standing – they could be issues that simply verify the flawed field, however they don’t seem to be crimes,’ she mentioned.

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Miss Sternheim then claimed that Maxwell is being prosecuted solely as a result of US authorities have been unable to carry Epstein himself to justice, as he dedicated suicide in his jail cell in 2019, simply earlier than his sentencing for baby prostitution and grooming.

 

Sternheim mentioned the prosecution couldn’t show the allegations past an affordable doubt, earlier than including: ‘When all is alleged and achieved the proof will present that the federal government can’t as a result of Ghislaine didn’t.

 

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