- Ghislaine Maxwell, ex-girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein accused of enticing girls, is arrested in the USA
- Prince Andrew ‘should be in a panic’, says whistleblower Jeffrey Epstein in an interview
British Ghislaine Maxwell was trying to prevent the release of the document produced during a 2015 investigation, in which one of the young women allegedly abused by the businessman denounced him for the crime. The case was considered closed in 2017.
Maxwell, 58, is also charged with six crimes related to child sex trafficking. She denies all charges.
Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein – Photo: AFP; Reuters
The document released by the US Justice has about 400 pages of testimony. According to the Reuters news agency, in the transcript, the businesswoman denied having witnessed any “improper activity” by her ex-boyfriend.
She also denied having any knowledge of any Epstein scheme to recruit underage girls for sexual activity.
“I can’t testify for what Jeffrey did or didn’t do,” Maxwell told the judge. “I can only testify about what I know.”
Accused of recruiting girls
Ghislaine was charged with six crimes including recruiting girls – one of them 14 years old – to satisfy the wishes of Epstein and his wealthy and powerful friends.
Epstein’s ex-girlfriend is also accused of taking part in some of these abuses and of lying to the court under oath. If found guilty, she faces up to 35 years in prison.