A hearing for Ghislaine Maxwell will be held on July 14 by video conference in the Southern District Court of New York and she will take the call from prison. Due to the restrictions of the pandemic, Judge Alison Nathan, the prosecutor, and the defense attorney will be the only participants.
The prosecution has requested that the defendant remain in prison where she remains because she is a flight risk, given her connections to other countries and the large amount of money at her disposal. Maxwell has passports from France, the UK, and the United States, and has access to bank accounts with up to $20 million.
Maxwell is accused of having served Epstein as a “procurer” of young girls for prostitution. She is accused of recruiting and training young girls to abuse them. The incidents occurred in the late 1990s at Epstein’s residences in Palm Beach, Santa Fe, and London, according to the DailyMail. The potential penalty for the 58-year-old British socialite is up to 35 years in prison.
Maxwell’s statement is especially important, since the case of the alleged pedophile Epstein could impact on important political figures, British royalty, and others. And in fact, there are certainly fears for Maxwell’s safety, because, unusually, these witnesses die or commit suicide before they can testify, leaving these high-profile cases unsolved.
Virginia Roberts is one of the most prominent plaintiffs in the media. Roberts is pictured with Andrew the Duke of York and has accused him of being one of her abusers. Roberts has been interviewed by the BBC’s “Panorama,” a British state-owned media, where she gave details of her ordeal when she was 17 years old.
According to experts the main object of this case is not Ghislaine Maxwell, but those somehow “clients” who made these abuses possible.