The sex trafficking trial of Ghislaine Maxwell has begun. The wealthy socialite is accused of being a central player in Jeffrey Epstein’s decades of sexual abuse of minors. Defense attorneys say Maxwell is a scapegoat taking the fall for a man’s misdeeds. The defense portrays Maxwell as a victim, and the accusers as basically in it for the money Epstein’s estate set aside for victims of his abuse after his death. The first witness of the trial was Lawrence Paul Visoski Jr., who worked as a pilot shuttling Epstein. He is expected to return to the stand on Tuesday.
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[FILE – In this Nov. 7, 1991, file photo, Ghislaine Maxwell, daughter of late British publisher Robert Maxwell, reads a statement expressing her family’s gratitude to Spanish authorities after recovery of his body. Jeffrey Epstein’s former girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell has been held in U.S. jail since July 2020, and her brother Ian Maxwell said Wednesday March 10, 2021, she should be released on bail, claiming that she was being held in “degrading” conditions that amount to torture. (AP Photo/Dominique Mollard, File)]