Ghislaine Maxwell trial: British model was asked to get girls for b***job to Epstein
A former British model took the stand on Monday, December 6, and detailed how Ghislaine Maxwell lured her into Jeffrey Epstein’s orbit when she was 17. The woman, identified as 'Kate', claimed that she was asked to recruit other girls to give Epstein oral sex. Kate claimed that Maxwell introduced her to Epstein at her London townhouse in the early 1990s, and convinced her to give the late pedophile a sexual massage.
Maxwell also tried to make Kate recruit other women to give Epstein 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, a former actress. Kate, who is now 44, said that the duo claimed that they knew powerful people like Prince Andrew and Donald Trump, and promised to help with her budding career in music. “She was friends with Prince Andrew, friends with Donald Trump. Sometimes their names would just come up or she would be talking on the phone about them with me present,” the witness said.
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Kate recalled how she was once made to wear a schoolgirl outfit to have sex with Epstein at his Palm Beach, Fla., mansion. On the day of Kate's testimony, the jury saw bank statements that showed some $30 million transferred from Epstein’s accounts to Maxwell’s between 1999 and 2007. Of this, $7 million was used to buy a helicopter.
Kate now works with women who suffer from trauma or substance abuse. She said that after she become a mother, in her 30s, she finally cut off contact with Epstein. Judge Alison Nathan told jurors before Kate took the stand that she was not a victim of the crimes charged in the indictment against Maxwell as she was above the age of consent when she came in contact with the duo. Prosecutors were not allowed to question Kate about the details of the sexual conduct between Epstein and her, because of her age.
While cross-examining Kate, defense attorney Bobbi Sternheim said that when Epstein was jailed in Florida, Kate had asked to visit him. Sternheim said that she had signed her correspondence to him “love, always”, also noting that Kate previously used her real name while speaking out about Epstein. Kate clarified that now she wanted to testify anonymously to protect her daughter, and because “I have a huge amount of humiliation and shame around the events that took place.”
As the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell began on November 29, 2021, some questions may finally be answered about the sex scandal involving late Jeffery Epstein. Epstein’s longtime housekeeper Juan Alessi on Thursday, December 2, testified that Ghislaine Maxwell was the “lady of the house” at Epstein's Florida mansion. Several young women in their 20s, he said, hung out there, often "topless and socializing" with Epstein and Maxwell. He said two of them appeared to be minors. Alessi's employment at Epstein's ended in 2002.
Maxwell was arrested on July 2, 2020, and is one of the few remaining links to Epstein after he suspiciously died in jail. The trial is likely to finally tell us how far and wide Epstein's sex trafficking ring goes. Ghislaine Maxwell, a British socialite and Epstein’s former girlfriend, is accused of having been part of a sex trafficking racket run by convicted pedophile Jeffery Epstein. She was arrested in July 2020 while she was hiding in New Hampshire. Maxwell, who was in a relationship with Epstein during the '90s, is accused of helping the billionaire sexually exploit girls. US District Judge Alison J Nathan, after being sworn in, reminded the jury that they must rely solely on the evidence provided in the courtroom.