Five bombshell revelations that may emerge in Ghislaine Maxwell trial from Epstein's 'black book' to Prince Andrew links
GHISLAINE Maxwell's faces court today regarding her role in Jeffrey Epstein's web of sex abuse in what is being dubbed the "trial of the century".
The case could see bombshell revelations from the murky world of Epstein emerge as Maxwell answers six charges relating to the trafficking and abuse of four victims.
Maxwell faces allegations that she procured girls for Epstein while also participating in the abuse herself on a number of occasions.
Her alleged victims have described her as a the paedo’s “madam” who would groom them and lure them into his web of money and sex.
She has been accused of being tasked with approaching teenage girls with offers of jobs – such as modelling or as masseurs – before bringing them to Epstein.
Prosecutors allege she and Epstein exploited girls as young as 14.
Maxwell’s lawyers deny all charges against her and will attempt to argue her relationship with Epstein has been overstated.
And these are five revelations that could emerge during the trial which begins later today at a court in Manhattan.
'EPSTEIN'S BLACK BOOK & POWERFUL MEN'
Epstein and Maxwell are alleged to have taken the girls they "recruited" for their trafficking scheme and offered them up to powerful men.
The couple are known to have rubbed shoulders with A-listers as they hid plain sight amongst the world's elite.
And there have been regular claims about wealthy men allegedly visiting Epstein's properties – such as his private island Little St. James.
Prosecutors reportedly want to present evidence she gave some of these figures "access" to women.
Alison Moe, assistant US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, said the emails showed Maxwell “sought to ingratiate herself” with “other influential men” by providing women.
Maxwell’s lawyers are fighting to keep the emails out of court.
They claim there is no evidence she asked the men for anything in return — and add she hooked them up with “adult females”.
Prosecutors have also said they will try to introduce up to six pages of Epstein's infamous "Black Book" – which contains hundreds of numbers for the rich and famous.
It is expected they will attempt to claim the book was actually Maxwell's and will produce a witness to testify as much.
HER FRIENDSHIP WITH PRINCE ANDREW
Virginia Roberts alleges that Maxwell and Epstein trafficked her to have sex with Prince Andrew at her townhouse in London.
The Duke of York vehemently denies all allegations against him – and claims he has no memory of even meeting Virginia.
But while she is one of Maxwell and Epstein's most high profile accusers, Virginia is not expected to take the stand in this case.
She has instead launched a civil suit against Andrew.
However, it has been suggested that Andrew's name could be mentioned in the case and one lawyer said the Royal will be "dreading" the trial.
"It is inconceivable his name won't be introduced by the women who will testify against Maxwell," a lawyer told The Mail on Sunday.
Andrew and Ghislaine are understood to have been friends since university, and she is claimed to be the one who introduced him to Epstein.
GHISLAINE'S SEX LIFE
Sordid and salacious details about Maxwell's sex life could emerge during the case as victims take the stand.
Documents relating to her private life have previously been forced to be unsealed as part of preparation for the case.
While others were deemed too "sensational and impure" to be released to the public by the judge.
"Those portions of the transcript, which were redacted in the civil matter, concern privacy interests and their disclosure would merely serve to cater to a 'craving for that which is sensational and impure'," said Judge Alison Nathan.
And with these mystery documents hanging over the trial, it raises the questions about what sleazy claims could be made in court about Maxwell.
Her lawyers have previously moaned about the focus on her sex life – claiming some parts such as details about sex toys and "three way sexual activity" – are private.
EPSTEIN'S MURKY MONEY
Mystery continues to loom over how Epstein made a lot of his money – with the financier believed to have been worth around $577million when he died.
He took many secrets of his business dealings to the grave, but throughout the trial more details about his money could emerge.
Epstein Victims’ Compensation Program has awarded a total of $125million to 135 victims.
And Maxwell's lawyers may attempt to undermine their credibility by claiming they simply after more cashh.
Maxwell has previously claimed that one alleged victim, Annie Farmer fabricated her accusations because she wanted cash.
It is clear Epstein's fortune – and how he made it – could be dragged back into the spotlight as the case progresses.
It has long been reported and rumoured that Epstein and Maxwell had a complex networks of cameras and recording devices.
The multi-millionaire is alleged to have had these set up at his many homes around the world, and its speculated it could have been part of a blackmail plot.
However, the existence of any footage from these cameras have never emerged.
Details about this could emerge during the court case as part of victim's testimony, with Annie Farmer's sister Maria making such claims.
Maria is not part of the case against Maxwell, but also alleges she was abused by the duo.
Farmer claims large rooms at Epstein's sprawling Zorro Ranch were for housing computers and video equipment for a surveillance network.
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