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Ghislaine Maxwell’s Lawyers Seek to Have Accusers’ Attorneys Testify

  • Defense will begin Thursday, with as many as 35 witnesses
  • Three attorneys can speak to motives of accusers, defense says
Ghislaine Maxwell

Ghislaine Maxwell

Photographer: Rick Bajornas via AP

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Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyers are seeking to call three attorneys who represent accusers in her sex-trafficking trial. 

Maxwell’s defense is scheduled to begin Thursday in a lower Manhattan courtroom, after two weeks of sometimes graphic testimony from four women who have accused her of participating in Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged sexual abuse of underage girls. The witness list for the defense is under seal, although her lawyers are planning to call as many as 35 people to the stand, according to court filings.