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THREAD 🧵: When Virginia Guiffre settled her sexual abuse lawsuit against Prince Andrew for £12 million, he forced her to agree not to speak about the allegations or the settlement until the end of the year.
That’s reportedly because the royal family really didn’t want anyone talking about these sexual abuse allegations, or the fact that Prince Andrew settled them, during her jubilee.
But that NDA can’t stop the rest of us from talking about it. So, as we enter jubilee week, here’s @OwenJones84, @DrProudman and I speaking about that lawsuit, the settlement, and what it means for survivors of sexual abuse, on Owen’s fantastic show:

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Pedophile Epstein employed over 300 people. The clientele had to number in the thousands.

And the kingpin escaped to Florida.

The Justice Department and FBI are protecting these sick, evil, criminal, child raping pedophiles.

How many in Congress? ImageImageImageImage
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#BREAKING: Ghislaine Maxwell's motion for a new trial was unsealed at 1am ET this morning. It is **not** about the jurors who told the press they had been victims of sexual abuse. It does not contain a single reference to these jurors. #GhislaineMaxwell #GhislaineMaxwellTrial
Instead, the motion for a new trial relates ENTIRELY to things that happened *during* the trial. It is a challenge to rulings that Judge Nathan made during the trial and instructions she gave to the jury before they went out to deliberate. More on that momentarily. But first...
What happened here? On my reading, either a) the defence realised that nothing untoward happened during jury selection in terms of the jurors who had been abused, but capitalised on the fuss made by the tabloids by making it seem like this was the basis of their motion.
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#BREAKING: Judge Nathan has DENIED the defence’s request to keep their motion for a new trial for #GhislaineMaxwell secret. She will allow them to make narrowly-tailored redactions to protect privacy but said there is no legal reason to keep the entire motion sealed.
Firstly, and importantly, Judge Nathan confirms in her order that “much of the information relied upon in the Defendant’s motion and the Government’s response is publicly available.”
Secondly, she agreed with the prosecution’s argument that “Court is the relevant fact-finder with respect to any potential hearing and it is obviously privy to the information whether filed under seal or filed publicly.”
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The audacity & ignorance of this misogynistic jerk to mansplain a sex trafficking case to a feminist! Tanzania breeds sexist men & it doesn’t matter which country they live in, their views on gender issues are the same-Patriarchal.

1st-Zero awareness of gender issues. Zero empathy for victims. Expressing emotions is what normal people do towards sexual predators. Why are women expected to act “rational” towards sexual violence? Men like to throw a punch when they feel provoked. How rational is that?
2nd-The Epstein case is over TWO decades old. He was convicted yrs ago but cut an ILLEGAL DEAL with a US attorney to avoid prosecution of sex trafficking that involved OTHER MEN. Victims did not consent to this deal.
Cosby had a similar deal.…

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This makes me so 🤢

The idea that women are automatically “safe” is exactly what creates this “opportunity” for some women to exploit children & monetize their “optics” of “trustworthy” on behalf of predators.

Gender does not predict ethics, integrity, safety.
Why does #GhislaineMaxwellTrial matter to #womeninSTEM?
⬇️federal funding
➡️private donors (Epstein)

“Socialites” open doors to elite spaces, including #academia #science #STEM
Women=“optics” & “reputation management” for these wealthy predator men…
These same connected women, often daughters of powerful businessmen

are on boards of #WomeninSTEM “empowerment” organizations or on #MeToo (TimesUp scandal)

the very women who are predators of young women are given access to women’s “safe spaces”? (!!!)…
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1/ Ghislaine Maxwell, former companion to the disgraced (and deceased) Jeffrey Epstein, has been convicted in federal court of sex trafficking and four other charges.

#MaxwellTrialTracker #GhislaineMaxwellGuilty #ghislainemaxwell #ghislainemaxwelltrial
2/ The jury took the time to parse all the charges. Ghislaine Maxwell was acquitted on one count, enticing a minor to travel across state lines to engage in an illegal sexual act.

#GhislaineMaxwellGuilty #ghislainemaxwell #ghislainemaxwelltrial
3/ Ghislaine Maxwell's conviction doesn't come as a surprise to folks who were following the trial—e.g., former AUSA @MitchellEpner, whom I interviewed about the case.

#GhislaineMaxwellGuilty #ghislainemaxwell #ghislainemaxwelltrial
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BREAKING: The jury in the #GhislaineMaxwellTrial has just sent a note to Judge Nathan requesting the transcripts of FIVE additional witnesses: Elizabeth Loftus, the witness we are calling “Shawn” to protect his privacy, Amanda Young, Cimberly Espinosa and Jason Richards.
Elizabeth Loftus is the defence’s expert witness who testified about the science of “false memories”, and about the potential for human memory to be contaminated by suggestion or “post-event information”.
Shawn is Carolyn’s ex-boyfriend. Shawn corroborated Carolyn’s story, saying that he remembers Carolyn visiting the Palm Beach house frequently when she was underage, and that she “worked” for Epstein. He remembers that she would leave the house with hundreds of dollars in cash.
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It’s 5.21am in New York and I’m here at the federal courthouse ready for another day of jury deliberations in the #GhislaineMaxwellTrial. The jury has been asked to stay later than usual tonight, so maybe we’ll have a verdict sometime today??
Out here with the amazing @jkbjournalist @LeslieKritzer and @abcbarbm!
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#BREAKING: the jury in the #GhislaineMaxwellTrial has sent another note to the judge asking for the transcript of Matt’s testimony. Matt was Jane’s ex-boyfriend and was called by the prosecution to corroborate her story.
Matt testified that Jane told him about *both* Maxwell and Epstein while they were dating. He said Jane described Epstein as a “godfather” like figure who helped her mum pay the bills. But, importantly, Jane told Matt at the time that “the money wasn’t for free.”
Matt testified that Jane told him that Epstein had an “adult female friend” who “made her feel comfortable” spending time with him. When Maxwell was arrested, Matt said he asked Jane: “Is that the woman you told me about?” and she said “yes”.
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"This trial is the first time Elizabeth Loftus has used her 'science' to support the notion that desire for cash could cause a brain to create false traumatic memory

There's NO data to support this notion, but the Defense led Loftus to suggest it anyway"…
"Elizabeth Loftus's brand new theory of false memory — which appears to be unsupported by any evidence — plays into a very dangerous gendered stereotype about women who speak out"

#GhislaineMaxwellTrial… ImageImage
Loftus once did a study trying implant a false memory of a rectal enema that had never occurred

"Isn't it true that not one participant later claimed to have this memory?" Lara Pomerantz, an Assistant US Attorney prosecuting the case, asked Loftus

"Yes"… ImageImage
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Governors & non-exec directors have included:

Lord Boateng
Margaret Hodge
Lady Bottomley
Evelyn de Rothschild & his deputy Mark Weinberg
Danny Finkelstein
Lord Puttnam
Peter Parker
Loyd Grossman
Rhodes Boyson
Cherie Blair
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Este martes continúan las deliberaciones del jurado del caso de #ghislainemaxwell en la corte del Distrito Sur de Nueva York. El jurado comenzó a deliberar ayer lunes después de los argumentos finales. #GhislaineMaxwellTrial
Los fiscales llamaron a 24 testigos en 10 días, incluidas las cuatro víctimas enumeradas en la acusación contra Maxwell, que tenían tan solo 14 años cuando Epstein los abusó sexualmente. #GhislaineMaxwellTrial
Dos acusadores testificaron bajo los seudónimos "Jane" y "Kate"; una tercera, Carolyn, usó su nombre de pila; y la última, Annie Farmer, fue identificada por su nombre completo. #GhislaneMaxwellTrial
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Este lunes se está realizando el día final del juicio de #GhislaineMaxwellTrial con la presentación de argumentos de cierre por parte de la fiscalía y la defensa. Son muchas los eventos que han ocurrido en el juicio de la presunta ayudante del depravado sexual #JeffreyEpstein
#GhislaineMaxwell no testificará en el juicio por tráfico sexual. La defensa prometió presentar 35 testigos y concluyó con una lista menor. Los abogados llamaron a una experta en "falsos recuerdos" para socavar las afirmaciones de las supuestas víctimas que acusan a Maxwell
Los fiscales ofrecieron sus argumentos finales, reiterando las acusaciones de que Ghislaine Maxwell actuó como la "mano derecha" de Jeffrey Epstein.
“Era una depredadora sofisticada que sabía exactamente lo que estaba haciendo”, dijo al jurado la fiscal federal adjunta Alison Moe
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I predict that today’s closing arguments in the #GhislaineMaxwellTrial will be a showdown by the two lawyers who appear to bear the most personal animus toward each other: defense attorney Laura Menninger and Assistant U.S. Attorney Alison Moe.
The defense in the Ghislaine Maxwell trial rested on Friday—an event which felt rather like the calm before the storm.
After lunch, Maxwell was asked if she would testify in her own defense and she responded in stiff upper-lip English, “Your Honor, the government has not proven its case beyond a reasonable doubt; and so there is no need for me to testify.”

It was all rather anti-climactic.
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Day 13 #GhislaineMaxwellTrial

Judge Nathan will read the charge, then closing arguements by Gov and Defence before the jury retires.

How long will a verdict take? #Weinstein's jury took 26 hours, #BillCosby's took 52 hours.

Will she know by her 60th b'day on Xmas day?
Interesting to see that #MichelleHealy one of #GhislaineMaxwell's witnesses has done some deleting on her FB. Or did the person leaving the comment delete?
And a long list of exhibits will be released to the public.

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Witness for #GhislaineMaxwell today #MichelleHealy in video with her architect husband #ArtTatum.
At the 27sec mark you can see her sister #ShannonHealy and her husband #TomPascuzzi, both seated, who were both in #Epstein's Black Book for #ZorroRanch. #GhislaineMaxwellTrial
Here is an episode we did last year about #MichelleHealy and #ShannonHealy who we dubbed the #ZorroRanch sisters.
Both worked for #Epstein and #GhislaineMaxwell.…
Here is a list of #MichelleHealy’s addresses over the years - note Red Hook which is the mailing address for #Epstein’s #LittleStJames Island and the New York addresses.
Healy was a witness for #GhislaineMaxwell today. Image
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Day 11 #GhislaineMaxwellTrial.
GM's def wants to bring 35 witnesses to court, including attorney's for the MVs, no doubt to push false memories but also to try and portray them as money hungry.
There will be character witnesses and other experts, but will her 'spouse' be there?
And will #GhislaineMaxwell take the stand?
Is her legal team confident in putting her on the stand to be cross examined?
Considering her behaviour in civil depositions under oath I suggest not.
She has a history of yelling and talking down to lawyers, including her own.
I recorded all her depositions done in 2016 in the civil defamation case (she settled) brought against her by Virginia Giuffre.
Listen to this ep for her outburst and thumping of tables.…
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Look at the timing!

Why are the horrific details of this individual's crimes being broadcast days after his arrest?

To make #GhislaineMaxwell look less evil?

You bet! That's how the slimeballs @TheJusticeDept protect their child diddler friends in high places!

They've redacted the majority of the Epstein Wexner Maxwell MegaGroup child sex Traffickers

Why? To protect top tier child predators

#EpsteinCoverup #GhislaineMaxwell #GhislaineMaxwellTrial #MaxwellTrial #MaxwellTrialTracker #EvilJustice #EvilFBI
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As the afternoon turned and Laura Menninger’s cross-examination became truly brutal, Annie Farmer held her own today under extraordinary pressure. #GhislaineMaxwellTrial
I noticed alarm in her lawyer Sigrid McCawley, but, during a sidebar, Farmer smiled at McCawley as if to say, “Don’t worry—I’ve got this.”
Annie Farmer’s story differs from that of the other victims in that she only met Maxwell over the course of a single weekend and there was no pattern of abuse that involved Maxwell.
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