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Maxwell Denied Recruiting Girls in Newly Unsealed Testimony

  • Deposition of Ghislaine Maxwell is made public by U.S. judge
  • She denied making threats, didn’t answer some queries
Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell in New York in 2005. Maxwell is being held in a Brooklyn, New York, jail while she awaits trial next year.

Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell in New York in 2005. Maxwell is being held in a Brooklyn, New York, jail while she awaits trial next year.

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Under fierce questioning by lawyers for an accuser, Ghislaine Maxwell repeatedly denied during a 2016 deposition that she recruited girls for sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, according to a transcript of the proceeding made public Thursday.

Maxwell rejected claims that she recruited a woman to carry Epstein’s child, that she brought girls to Epstein’s home to give him massages or that she’d threatened others if they made Epstein’s secrets public. Through hundreds of pages of testimony, Maxwell pushed back against questioning by an opposing lawyer or simply wouldn’t answer questions.