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Maxwell Says Expert Will Testify ‘Grooming’ Girls Not About Sex

  • Socialite accused of luring girls for sex with Jeffrey Epstein
  • She says expert can also testify about Epstein’s ‘halo effect’

Ghislaine Maxwell proposes calling as a defense witness a forensic psychiatrist she says can explain that her “grooming” of underage girls may have been unrelated to their sexual abuse by Jeffrey Epstein.

Dr. Park Dietz can testify that “grooming” can be applied to “common and desirable behaviors as being kind or attentive or helpful or caring,” Maxwell’s lawyers said in a court filing Monday in federal court in Manhattan.