Ghislaine Maxwell’s authorized woes didn’t finish along with her sex-trafficking conviction final week — the disgraced socialite will additionally likely face a perjury trial within the coming months.
Manhattan federal courtroom Judge Alison Nathan, who presided over Maxwell’s trial, requested in an order Monday for the protection and prosecutors to submit a proposed schedule for a perjury case against the convicted sex predator.
Maxwell faces two counts for allegedly mendacity beneath oath in a sworn deposition she gave in 2016 in a defamation case introduced against her by Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre within the Southern District of New York.
In the alleged falsehoods, Maxwell claimed that she was not conscious of sex toys at Epstein’s Palm Beach mansion and that she was unaware that Epstein was having intercourse with different individuals once they had been collectively.
“Do whether or not Mr. Epstein possessed intercourse toys or units utilized in sexual actions?” an legal professional requested Maxwell within the deposition.
“No,” she responded.
In one other query, an legal professional requested: “Other than your self and the blond and brunette that you’ve recognized as having been concerned in three-way sexual actions, with whom did Mr. Epstein have sexual actions?”
Maxwell responded: “I wasn’t conscious that he was having sexual actions with anybody once I was with him apart from myself.”
Witnesses at Maxwell’s sex-trafficking trial gave testimony that contradicted the madam’s statements beneath oath.
Epstein’s longtime housekeeper, Juan Alessi, testified that he at times cleaned up sex toys after the financier’s massages and put them in a basket in Maxwell’s closet in the home, the place they had been at all times saved.
Maxwell accuser “Jane” testified that she participated in group intercourse classes with the disgraced socialite and Epstein on the Palm Beach property.
A second accuser, “Kate,” testified that Maxwell instructed her to put on a schoolgirl outfit to ship tea to Epstein on the mansion. The financier then had intercourse along with her, she mentioned.
A sentencing date for her has not been set.