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Ghislaine Maxwell’s Attack-the-Victim Strategy May Backfire

  • Bail hearing provides a glimpse of her defense strategy
  • Lawyer warns that blaming accusers may backfire with jury
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The bail hearing for Ghislaine Maxwell ended with a judge ruling that she must spend the next year behind bars awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges tied to her former boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein. But it also offered hints at her defense strategy.

During the two-hour video-conference hearing Tuesday, Maxwell’s lawyers questioned the credibility of her accusers as well as the strength of the government’s case.