Otago Daily Times

Vehement denials: Maxwell deposition made public


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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