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Maxwell Puts Weinstein’s ‘False Memory’ Expert on Witness List

  • Elizabeth Loftus questioned Annabella Sciorra’s rape account
  • Loftus has been a defense expert in more than 300 trials
Ghislaine Maxwell

Ghislaine Maxwell

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Ghislaine Maxwell has proposed calling as a defense witness a psychologist who testified at Harvey Weinstein’s trial that victims’ memories of sexual abuse were often unreliable.

Elizabeth Loftus, a University of California at Irvine professor, was included in a list of potential witnesses submitted by Maxwell’s lawyers. Loftus has testified for the defense in more than 300 trials, including those of Ted Bundy and O.J. Simpson. At Weinstein’s trial, she tried to cast doubt on the memory of actor Annabella Sciorra, who said the movie producer raped her in the early 1990s.