Perjury trial against Ghislaine Maxwell will likely go forward

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Perjury trial against Ghislaine Maxwell will likely go forward

Ghislaine Maxwell’s legal woes didn’t end with her sex-trafficking conviction last week: The disgraced socialite will also likely face a perjury trial in the coming months. 

Manhattan federal Judge Alison Nathan, who presided over Maxwell’s trial, asked in an order Monday for the defense and prosecutors to submit a proposed schedule for a perjury case against the convicted sex predator

Maxwell faces two counts for allegedly lying under oath in a sworn deposition she gave in 2016 in a defamation case brought against her by Jeffrey Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre in the Southern District of New York. 

In the alleged falsehoods, Maxwell claimed that she was not aware of sex toys at Epstein’s Palm Beach mansion and that she was unaware that Epstein was having sex with other people when they were together. 

“Do you know whether Mr. Epstein possessed sex toys or devices used in sexual activities?” an attorney asked Maxwell in the deposition. 

“No,” she responded. 

Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell.
Ghislaine Maxwell claimed she was not aware of sex toys at Epstein’s Florida mansion.
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In another question, an attorney asked: “Other than yourself and the blond and brunette that you have identified as having been involved in three-way sexual activities, with whom did Mr. Epstein have sexual activities?” 

Maxwell responded: “I wasn’t aware that he was having sexual activities with anyone when I was with him other than myself.” 

Witnesses at Maxwell’s sex-trafficking trial gave testimony that contradicted the madam’s statements under oath. 

Ghislaine Maxwell.
Ghiskaine Maxwell also she was unaware that Epstein was having sex with other people when they were together. 
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Epstein’s longtime housekeeper, Juan Alessi, testified that he at times cleaned up sex toys after the financier’s massages and put them in a basket in Maxwell’s closet in the house, where they were always kept. 

Maxwell accuser “Jane” testified that she participated in group sex sessions with the disgraced socialite and Epstein at the Palm Beach estate. 

A second accuser, “Kate,” testified that Maxwell instructed her to wear a schoolgirl outfit to deliver tea to Epstein at the mansion. The financier then had sex with her, she said. 

Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein.
Jeffrey Epstein’s longtime housekeeper claims the sex toys were always kept in a basket in Ghislaine Maxwell’s closet.
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A jury convicted Maxwell of five of six counts on Wednesday. She faces a maximum sentence of 65 years in prison. Her family and her attorneys have vowed to file an appeal of her conviction. 

A sentencing date for her has not been set.

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