Ghislaine Maxwell says she was a 'victim of helping Jeffrey Epstein'

6/28/2022 9:27:00 PM

Ghislaine Maxwell referred to herself as a 'victim of helping Jeffrey Epstein' while addressing the court before her sentencing

BREAKING: Ahead of her sentencing, Ghislaine Maxwell told the court she was a ‘victim of helping Jeffrey Epstein’ and that she empathizes ‘deeply’ with the young girls she was convicted of sex trafficking.

Ghislaine Maxwell referred to herself as a 'victim of helping Jeffrey Epstein' while addressing the court before her sentencing

’ and that she empathizes ‘deeply’ with the young girls she was convicted of sex trafficking.‘Your honor, it is hard for me to address the court after listening to the pain and anguish expressed today,’ Maxwell said in a New York City federal courthouse Tuesday.

She took the stand after five women who accused her of helping Epstein abuse them between 1994 and 2004 delivered emotional statements to the court.Maxwell noted that the impact on the lives of so many women was hard to hear, and that she wanted to ‘acknowledge their suffering.’

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Empathises when the money dried up. Honestly think she'll get about 12 years.

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‘Your honor, it is hard for me to address the court after listening to the pain and anguish expressed today,’ Maxwell said in a New York City federal courthouse Tuesday. She took the stand after five women who accused her of helping Epstein abuse them between 1994 and 2004 delivered emotional statements to the court.. Maxwell noted that the impact on the lives of so many women was hard to hear, and that she wanted to ‘acknowledge their suffering.” The snap shows Andrew at Maxwell’s London townhouse in 2001 as Maxwell grins behind them.’ She then added: ‘I acknowledge with that I have been a victim of helping Jeffrey Epstein commit these crimes. Maxwell, who was labelled "dangerous" by the prosecution during her three-week trial last year, helped entice vulnerable teenagers to the disgraced financier's various properties for him to sexually abuse between 1994 and 2004.’ ‘I believe that Jeffrey Epstein was a manipulative, cunning and controlling man who lived a profoundly compartmentalized life and fooled all of those in his orbit,’ Maxwell said. Epstein victims Sarah Ransome, Elizabeth Stein, Annie Farmer and the accuser known as "Kate" are all present in the courtroom, as well as controversial juror Scotty David.

Maxwell then said that it should have been Epstein standing before them. The socialite was convicted in December last year of sex trafficking minors, conspiracy to entice a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, and conspiracy to transport a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity. Epstein died by suicide in a Manhattan jail cell back in 2019 while awaiting his own sex trafficking trial. ‘He should have stood before you in 2005, again in 2009 and again in 2019. Maxwell's defence attorneys sought a delay to sentencing proceedings through a motion filed on Saturday, in which they said she had been placed on "suicide watch" and was "not permitted to possess and review legal documents". … All the many times he was accused, charged and prosecuted. but today it is not about Jeffrey Epstein ultimately,’ she said. She has been held in a US jail since her arrest in July 2020.

‘To you, all the victims … I am sorry for the pain that you experienced.’ Maxwell added that she hopes her ‘harsh conviction’ will bring the victims ‘pleasure. Picture: Alamy Despite not being part of the indictment, the victim impact statement of the Duke of York's accuser, Virginia Giuffre, is due to be read to the court where she says Maxwell "opened the door to hell".’ ‘It is my sincerest wish to all those in this courtroom and to all those outside this courtroom that this day brings a terrible chapter to the end, to an end. And to those of you who spoke here today and those of you who did not, may this day help you travel from darkness into the light,’ she told the victims before concluding her statements. Other accusers, Annie Farmer and Kate, have been told their statements can be orally read to the court, whereas five others were told they could only submit them in a written format. This is a breaking news story, check back for updates… Sign Up for Get your need-to-know latest news, feel-good stories, analysis and more Sign up .