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Ghislaine Maxwell Trial: Second Woman Testifies And Says She Was Given Schoolgirl Outfit To Wear

by : Emily Brown on : 06 Dec 2021 19:02
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A witness testifying at the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell has claimed she was given a schoolgirl outfit to wear while meeting with Jeffrey Epstein. 

The witness, identified only as Kate, is the second woman to testify at Maxwell’s ongoing trial as she faces eight charges including six counts of enticing minors and sex trafficking.

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Judge Alison J. Nathan informed the jury that Kate was not a victim of the crimes charged in the indictment, as the defence argued she was over the age of consent when she first met Epstein at aged 17.

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During the trial, Kate described having met Maxwell while she was on a trip to Paris with her boyfriend. A few weeks later, Maxwell invited her to have tea at her house.

Per The Independent, the witness described Maxwell as being ‘everything [she] wanted to be’, and recalled a photograph of an older man with ‘peppered’, ‘greying’ hair, who she learned was Epstein.

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Kate claimed Maxwell said she was ‘exactly the kind of person that [Epstein] would help’, and recalled how Maxwell suggested that she squeeze Epstein’s feet to show her strength upon meeting him.

Kate was then apparently asked to massage Epstein as his massage therapist had cancelled. Kate confirmed Epstein initiated sexual contact with her, and testified that she was given a schoolgirl outfit to wear when seeing Epstein in Palm Beach.

The outfit consisted of a short pleated skirt, white socks and underwear and a shirt.

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When asked why she wore the outfit, Kate replied: ‘I didn’t know how to say no to that. I didn’t know anybody in Florida. I had never been to Palm Beach or Florida before. I wasn’t sure if I said no if I would have to leave or what consequence there would be for not doing it.’

Maxwell is said to have told Kate she was a ‘good girl’ and one of Epstein’s ‘favourites’.

If Maxwell is found guilty of the charges she is facing, she could face up to 35 years in jail.

If you have been affected by any of the issues in this article and wish to speak to someone in confidence, contact the Rape Crisis England and Wales helpline on 0808 802 9999 between 12pm–2.30pm and 7pm– 9.30pm every day. Alternatively, you can contact Victim Support free on 08 08 16 89 111 available 24/7, every day of the year, including Christmas

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Emily Brown

Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University and went on to contribute to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming Senior Journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news, trending stories and longer form features.

Topics: News, Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein, Now, Trial

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    Ghislaine Maxwell trial – live: Epstein had schoolgirl uniform and called island Little St Jeff, witness says