Nancy Grace looks into Ghislaine Maxwell Jury’s request for office supplies, transcripts – Crime Online
As jurors in Ghislaine Maxwell’s federal sex trafficking trial enter day five of deliberation, Nancy Grace says some of their demands
Jurors also asked the court for the definition of incitement, which is one of the charges with which Maxwell, 59, is accused. Maxwell is accused of preparing at least four underage girls, as young as 14, for Epstein to sexually abuse between 1994 and 1997. She pleaded not guilty to sex trafficking and other related charges in New York City.
“Their defense is’ she’s a scapegoat, he’s [Jeffrey Epstein] dead, so they go after her, ”Grace told Fox News on Monday. “In fact, both things can be true: she can be a scapegoat and be guilty.
Grace, a former prosecutor, explained that it is a good sign for the state that the jury has only requested the transcripts from their witnesses.
“It suggests that they are leaning towards the state,” she said.
However, Grace also said the jury’s demand for office supplies – including highlighters and sticky notes in different colors – could be of concern to the prosecution.
She told Fox, “Because they want to color things up… either they’re super organized or they have to create a flowchart to figure out the six counts.”
Maxwell has remained in prison since his arrest in July 2020. United States Assistant Attorney Alison Moe alleged that Maxwell and Epstein shared a “little black book” that contained the phone numbers of young girls available for massages . Maxwell’s accusers have claimed that she forced them to massage or have sex with Epstein, and that Maxwell groped them as well.
Maxwell did not take a stand in his own defense, but three accusers testified under pseudonyms – including one who said she was 14 when Maxwell groomed her for the sexual pleasure of Jeffrey Epstein, 66, and the ‘trafficked with other men.
Conversely, the defense said the accusers had poor recollection of their interactions with Maxwell or had been influenced by the money.
Epstein was jailed without bail in July 2019 on allegations he sexually trafficked dozens of underage girls from 2002 to 2005. The billionaire financier was found hanged in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan on August 10, 2019 – arousing skepticism about the circumstances surrounding his death.
Jurors continued their deliberations on Tuesday.
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