During the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell in New York the prosecution introduced photographs never before seen publicly, showing the British socialite with Jeffrey Epstein. The images show the close relationship between Maxwell and Epstein, the late, disgraced sex offender who died in jail in 2019 while awaiting trial, also in New York. Maxwell is charged in relation to procuring underage teen girls between 1994 and 2004 for Epstein, who sexually abused them.
Maxwell and Epstein on his private jet, dubbed the ‘Lolita Express’.
Celebrities and politicians were among the regular high-profile passengers on Epstein’s plane. During Maxwell’s trial Larry Visoski, Epstein’s longtime pilot, said he remembered seeing two of Maxwell’s accusers on Epstein’s planes. Visoski said Prince Andrew and Donald Trump were also among the passengers on Epstein’s planes.
Epstein is seen outside one of his planes in an undated photo.
Maxwell, the daughter of the deceased British press baron Robert Maxwell, met Epstein about three decades ago and became, the court heard, the “No 2” in Epstein’s social and household hierarchy.
Epstein is seen here embracing his personal assistant Sarah Kellen, who later went by the name Sarah Kensington.
Maxwell with Kellen, who has since married Nascar driver Brian Vickers.
Kellen was among four named Epstein associates identified by US prosecutors as “potential co-conspirators” in a controversial plea deal Epstein struck in 2007, after admitting he solicited prostitution from a minor.
The pair are seen in a warmer weather setting. Right, Maxwell and Epstein don fur hats and cold weather attire in this undated image.
Maxwell and Epstein enjoyed a lavish lifestyle and traveled together around the world. Prosecutors said Maxwell was “involved in every detail of Epstein’s life”.
Maxwell kisses Epstein on a sunny street. Right; undated.
The financier owned houses in New Mexico, Palm Beach, New York City, US Virgin Islands and Paris. Maxwell “preyed on vulnerable young girls, manipulated them and served them up to be sexually abused” by Epstein, prosecutors said. Maxwell denies all the sex-trafficking charges against her.
Maxwell’s attorney has claimed Maxwell is being punished for Epstein’s misdeeds. “Ever since Eve was accused of tempting Adam for the apple, women have been blamed for the bad behavior of men,” Bobbi Sternheim told the court.
Maxwell seen on the stern of a yacht. She was arrested in July 2020 and has been repeatedly denied bail.
Maxwell’s trial continues in New York. It is expected to last six weeks.
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