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Crime Ghislaine Maxwell Sketches Courtroom Artist as Jury Selection Underway in Sex Abuse Trial

22:55  16 november  2021
22:55  16 november  2021 Source:   newsweek.com

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The jury selection process for Ghislaine Maxwell ’s sex trafficking of minors trial is set to kick off in a Manhattan federal court on Tuesday, with Maxwell expected to come into contact with some 231 possible jurors. The British socialite appeared in a court hearing on Monday morning, with media describing her as “relaxed” at the proceeding, wearing a casual outfit instead of prison clothes, and not restrained by handcuffs or shackles. Alison Nathan, the judge presiding over her case, was said to have discussed with the prosecution and the defence the jury selection process.

Jury selection began Monday in the federal criminal trial of Ghislaine Maxwell , the former girlfriend and associate of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who died while behind bars. According to The Hill, U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan will oversee the task of questioning over more than 230 potential The jury pool was narrowed down last month from 600 to 231 after potential jurors filled out a questionnaire asking them if they have a conflict of interest or if they have a particular bias towards a specific outcome of the trial . Jury selection is now open to the press following a ruling from Nathan

Ghislaine Maxwell was seen drawing in the courtroom Tuesday as jury selection began for her sex abuse trial, the associated press reported.

In this courtroom sketch, Ghislaine Maxwell, center, listens during a court hearing flanked by her attorneys, Bobbi Sternheim, left, and Jeffrey Pagliuca, right, Monday, Nov. 1, 2021, in New York. Maxwell was brought into a Manhattan courtroom for the lengthy hearing where U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan made a series of rulings over how the trial starting later this month will unfold. © Elizabeth Williams/AP Photo In this courtroom sketch, Ghislaine Maxwell, center, listens during a court hearing flanked by her attorneys, Bobbi Sternheim, left, and Jeffrey Pagliuca, right, Monday, Nov. 1, 2021, in New York. Maxwell was brought into a Manhattan courtroom for the lengthy hearing where U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan made a series of rulings over how the trial starting later this month will unfold.

Maxwell, wearing a black suit, entered the courtroom and hugged her lawyers before briefly sketching the courtroom artist who was drawing her.

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Ghislaine Maxwell appeared in federal court in New York on Tuesday as Judge Alison Nathan questioned dozens of potential members of the jury that will decide her fate later this month. Maxwell has been previously seen in court looking haggard with graying, long hair - a drastic change to her signature pixie cut she's had over the years. She has been awaiting trial in New York's notorious Metropolitan Detention Center, where she has spent past 16 months in solitary confinement.

Ghislaine Maxwell appeared in court Monday morning ahead of jury selection in her upcoming sex trafficking trial — and sported civilian clothes for the first time in public since her 2020 arrest. Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images. The potential panelists will also view a prerecorded message from Nathan, who will say Maxwell is accused of enticing “minor females to travel to engage in criminal sex activity, to transport minors to engage in criminal sexual activity, and to engage in sex trafficking of a minor.”

Prospective jurors got their first look at British socialite when Judge Alison Nathan began questioning to see if they can stay impartial in the case against Maxwell. Nathan reminded prospective jurors that Maxwell must be considered innocent until a verdict is reached.

Maxwell has pleaded not guilty to charges alleging she helped Jeffrey Epstein groom girls as young as 14 for sexual abuse between 1994 and 2004.

Six-hundred potential jurors were shown two videos of the judge describing the case and the jury selection process. Hundreds were dismissed after filling out a written questionnaire. Nathan expects to question about 230 potential jurors over several days.

Each prospective juror sat alone in a jury box for 10 to 15 minutes while Nathan asked questions from about 10 feet away.

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Ghislaine Maxwell being portrayed as 'already guilty' says brother. Sign up for FREE now and never miss the top Royal stories again. However, prosecutors want to show a picture of the sex toys as evidence in the sex trafficking case against her which is occurring this month. One said: “This photograph is corroborative of witness testimony, which is expected to describe the presence of sex toys.

Ghislaine Maxwell , the Jeffrey Epstein associate accused of sex trafficking, stands before U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan during a pre- trial hearing ahead of jury selection , in a courtroom sketch in New York City, U.S., November 15, 2021. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg. NEW YORK, Nov 15 (Reuters) - The judge overseeing the trial in New York of British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell on charges of sexual abuse said on Monday she plans to question 231 potential jurors. U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan will start questioning the candidates on Tuesday.

Some prospective jurors said they had heard of Jeffrey Epstein but not Maxwell while others said they had heard of both.

The 12 jurors and six alternates picked to hear the case will not be chosen until November 29, when opening statements are.

For more reporting from the Associated Press, see below.

The trial is expected to stretch to mid-January.

The judge was particularly interested in learning whether any members of the jury pool—drawn from a wide area in and around New York City—could remain impartial after suffering sexual harassment or having bad experiences with law enforcement.

One 68-year-old Manhattan resident said she believed she had experienced sexual harassment "as we know it today." But she added that it probably wasn't thought of in the same way at the time and she didn't believe she'd ever been the victim of serious harassment or abuse.

A 72-year-old Manhattan man seemed amused, if not slightly baffled, when the judge asked him if working around wealthy individuals when he worked as director of training and service for a high-end catering company might affect his ability to be fair and impartial. Maxwell has estimated her assets to be worth $22.5 million.

U.S. judge to question more than 230 potential jurors for Ghislaine Maxwell trial

  U.S. judge to question more than 230 potential jurors for Ghislaine Maxwell trial U.S. judge to question more than 230 potential jurors for Ghislaine Maxwell trialNEW YORK (Reuters) - The judge overseeing the trial in New York of British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell on charges of sexual abuse said on Monday she plans to question 231 potential jurors.

Ghislaine Maxwell , the Jeffrey Epstein associate accused of sex trafficking, stands before U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan with her defence team of Bobbi Sternheim and Christian Everdell during a pre- trial hearing ahead of jury selection , in a courtroom sketch in New York City, Nov. The judge overseeing the trial in New York of British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell on charges of sexual abuse said on Monday she plans to question 231 potential jurors. U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan will start questioning the candidates on Tuesday.

Ghislaine Maxwell , the Jeffrey Epstein associate accused of sex trafficking, stands before U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan during a pre- trial hearing ahead of jury selection , in a courtroom sketch in New York City, U.S., November 15, 2021. Attorneys for Maxwell have argued that extensive media coverage of her arrest and ties to Epstein have tainted the jury pool. More than 600 potential jurors filled out questionnaires this month asking them what they have heard about Epstein and Maxwell , and about their own experiences with sexual abuse .

"They provided my livelihood," he said with a chuckle.

Maxwell observed along with her lawyers from a row behind prosecutors. Most of the two dozen spectators spaced apart to guard against the coronavirus were journalists.

Epstein was arrested in 2019, but the case against him took a shocking turn when the financier and convicted sex offender killed himself while awaiting trial.

After Epstein's death, prosecutors turned their sights on Maxwell, his ex-girlfriend.

The wealthy, Oxford-educated socialite is the daughter of British publishing magnate Robert Maxwell, who died in 1991 after falling off his yacht—named the Lady Ghislaine—near the Canary Islands while facing allegations he'd illegally looted his businesses' pension funds.

Maxwell holds U.S., British and French citizenships and was repeatedly denied bail in the run-up to her trial.

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Maxwell to challenge accusers, seek distance from Epstein at sex abuse trial .
Maxwell to challenge accusers, seek distance from Epstein at sex abuse trialNEW YORK (Reuters) - British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell's defense in her sex abuse trial will focus on undermining her accusers and distancing her from Jeffrey Epstein, the financier for whom she is charged with recruiting underage girls, according to legal experts and court filings.

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