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Ghislaine Maxwell Isn’t Jeffrey Epstein, Defense Tells Jury

  • Defense lawyer also attacked credibility of Maxwell accusers
  • Accounts were tailored for lawsuits, lawyer said in opening
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Ghislane Maxwell Accuser Takes Stand in Sex-Trafficking Trial
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Ghislaine Maxwell is a lot of things: an Oxford University graduate, a helicopter pilot, and a student of numerous languages. What she isn’t is Jeffrey Epstein, her lawyer told a jury on Monday.

“She is filling that hole and filling an empty chair,” attorney Bobbi Sternheim said. “She is a brand name, she is a lightning rod, she is a convenient stand-in for the man who cannot be here.”