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Keeping Maxwell Accusers’ Identities Secret Is Proving Tricky

  • Alleged abuse victim ‘Jane’ took the stand under a pseudonym
  • Her last name and other identifying details spilled out anyway
Laura Menninger, defense lawyer for Ghislaine Maxwell, exits federal court in New York, on Nov. 29.

Laura Menninger, defense lawyer for Ghislaine Maxwell, exits federal court in New York, on Nov. 29.

Photographer: Stephanie Keith/Bloomberg

Participants in Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial are finding it difficult to keep her accusers’ identities a secret. 

Four women who claim they were abused by Jeffrey Epstein as minors are expected to testify at Maxwell’s trial in New York on charges that she groomed girls for sex with him and engaged in some of the abuse herself. The judge is allowing the women to testify under pseudonyms to protect their identities.