Otago Daily Times

Ve­he­ment de­nials: Maxwell de­po­si­tion made pub­lic

- Crime · Child Abuse · Violence and Abuse · Society · New York City · Ghislaine Maxwell · Jeffrey Epstein

NEW YORK: Ghis­laine Maxwell force­fully re­jected sug­ges­tions she had seen the late fi­nancier Jef­frey Ep­stein have sex with un­der­age girls or helped him ar­range il­licit sex­ual en­coun­ters, in a 2016 de­po­si­tion made pub­lic yes­ter­day.

She was re­spond­ing un­der oath to ques­tions from lawyers for Ep­stein ac­cuser Vir­ginia Gi­uf­fre in April 2016, as part of a now­set­tled law­suit against her.

‘‘I can only tes­tify to what I know and the fact [Gi­uf­fre] has lied about me from the be­gin­ning to the end,’’ Maxwell said.

Maxwell (58) has pleaded not guilty to charges she helped Ep­stein re­cruit and groom un­der­age girls.

Her de­po­si­tion left un­re­solved who else she might have known was in­volved in Ep­stein’s or­bit. Nearly all names other than hers and Ep­stein’s were blacked out.

Her lawyers had fought hard to keep the de­po­si­tion un­der wraps, say­ing the re­lease could vi­o­late her right against self­in­crim­i­na­tion. — Reuters

 ?? PHOTO: REUTERS ?? A page from the de­po­si­tion.
PHOTO: REUTERS A page from the de­po­si­tion.

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