Legal expert says Ghislaine Maxwell is unlikely to reveal Epstein’s secrets

With tremendous courage, two British victims of Ghislaine Maxwell attended court to speak in harrowing detail about their horrific ordeal at the hands of a child sexual predator – and the mental torment they still endure.

A British woman who gave testimony under the name “Kate”, and Sarah Ransom – who was not included in the indictment at Maxwell’s trial late last year – drafted victim impact statements detailing how their lives were destroyed by the socially disintegrated person. .

They made sure to come to a New York courtroom and read excerpts of their impact statements in person before Judge Maxwell was jailed for 20 years for recruiting girls for herself and her ex-boyfriend, child sex financier Jeffrey Epstein, for harassment.

The British victims were among four Maxwell survivors who wanted to confront an Oxford-educated sex trafficker and tell the world how her crimes affected them.

Ransom even provided the court with horrific photos of her in hospital after a failed suicide attempt, after she struggled to come to terms with the abuse she suffered at the hands of Maxwell. Her lawyer read out an impact statement from Virginia Roberts, the teenage defendant of Prince Andrew, now known by her married name Joffrey who was unable to appear in court due to a ‘medical problem’.

Sarah Ransom

Miss Ransom, 37, and her Scottish father, Lord Macpherson, said she was raped up to three times a day during her months in prison on the private Caribbean island of Epstein, after Maxwell tricked her into his vile web of abuse. In her impact statement, she said: ‘I am nothing more than a heart- and soul-beating human sex toy to entertain Epstein, Maxwell and others. In one visit to [Epstein’s private island]The sexual demands, insults, and humiliation became so horrific that I tried to escape by trying to jump off a cliff into the shark-infested waters.

They pounced, dropping us into their twisted, upside-down world of rape, rape, and more rape. Like the Hotel California, you can log into Epstein Maxwell’s sexual hell dungeon, but you can never leave. Ghislaine forced me with her hand to enter Epstein’s room to be raped.

I’ve never been married and have no children, which is something I’ve always wished for, even when I was a little girl.

“I’ve attempted suicide twice since the assault – both semi-fatal.”

Elizabeth Stein

Favored by Maxwell after moving to New York at the age of 18 in 1991, Miss Stein, with ambition to work in the fashion industry, said she was first abused by a British socialite and Epstein in a hotel – the first day she met Ghislaine.

“That night I spent at the hotel was the first of many times they were sexually assaulted,” she said. After that, she tried to pretend that everything was normal…a sex trafficking gang by “exploiting her vulnerability”.

She had to have an abortion after she got pregnant by one of the “countless” men who raped her while smuggling her to their friends. Things happened that were so shocking that I cannot speak of them to this day; I don’t even have the vocabulary to describe them.

Literally, Epstein and Maxwell terrified me. They told me that if I told anyone, no one would believe me, and if they did, they would kill me and the people closest to me. After meeting Jeffrey Epstein and Jeslyn Maxwell, I felt as if someone had turned off the lights on my soul.

Annie Farmer

The fourth and final defendant in Maxwell’s trial told jurors how a specially educated predator gave her a nude massage and groped her when she was a teenager on Epstein’s ranch in New Mexico.

“One of the most painful and persistent effects of Maxwell and Epstein’s abuse is the loss of confidence in myself, my perceptions, and my instincts,” she said.

When predators prepare and then abuse or exploit children and other people in danger, they are, to some extent, training them not to trust themselves. When an expectation is exceeded or an expectation is violated, you say to yourself, “Someone who cares about me enough to do all these nice things definitely wouldn’t try to hurt me either.

This style of thinking is cunning, so the seeds of self-doubt took root even when my sister learned [Maria] They were abused by them, and found years later that many others had been taken advantage of.

For years, these memories sparked a great deal of self-accusations, belittling, and guilt.

I blamed myself for thinking these predators actually wanted to help me. I felt tremendous guilt from the survivors when I heard what other girls and young women had suffered at the hands of Maxwell and Epstein.

I remember sitting at my desk shivering after seeing a picture of Maxwell with Virginia [Roberts] And Prince Andrew, because it showed me how their scheme went.

Maxwell had many opportunities to purge, but instead he kept making choices that did more damage. When my sister and I first spoke to the media about what had happened to us, Maxwell lied about us and threatened Maria, helping to close investigations into Epstein’s behavior so that together they could continue to harm children and young women.

Virginia Roberts

Prince Andrew’s sex offender, Ms Roberts – who is based in Australia – is Epstein’s most famous victim of all time. Although she did not give evidence at Maxwell’s trial, the jury found that Miss Roberts was one of the victims of sex trafficking. In her impact statement, the American vowed to Maxwell: “If you get out of prison, I’ll be here, watching you, and making sure I never hurt anyone else again.”

I also told her: “Without a doubt, Jeffrey Epstein was a pedophile. But I wouldn’t have met Jeffrey Epstein without you.

For me, and for many, it opened the door to hell.

And then, Ghislaine, like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, you used your femininity to betray us, and you led us all through it. You could have put an end to the rapes, harassment, and disgusting manipulations you arranged, witnessed, and even participated in.

Gislyn, you deserve to spend the rest of your life in a prison cell. You deserve to be caged forever, just as if you were caged for your victims.

“Kate”

When British victim “Kate” was a lonely teenager in 1994, Maxwell dressed her up as a teacher to have sex with Epstein and called her a “good girl”.

She said: “The many acts committed by Epstein including rape, strangulation and sexual assault would never have occurred without the cunning and premeditated role played by Ghislaine Maxwell. What happened to me at such a young age changed the course of my life drastically and forever.

On numerous occasions, over the course of many years, I have watched Ghislaine Maxwell attempt to recruit other girls and make constant and pressing demands on me and others to do the same.

“There was no ambiguity or doubt about her complete knowledge of what would happen once the girls were recruited.” In the years following the assault, she suffered from drug addiction, panic attacks, and night terrors, and said she felt “unable to trust my gut instincts to choose romantic relationships.”

Kate said her testimony at the trial was “terrifying and re-shock” but added: “However, I don’t regret it for a moment.”

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