Maxwell Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison as Epstein Case Nears Its End

Prosecutors said the harm inflicted by Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein’s sex-abuse scheme was “incalculable.” A victim said she was driven to attempt suicide. Ms. Maxwell did not apologize.

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Prosecutors Ask That Ghislaine Maxwell Spend at Least 30 Years in Prison

Ms. Maxwell, who was convicted of helping Jeffrey Epstein recruit and abuse girls for years, blamed her behavior on him and her deceased father.

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Juror’s Error Did Not Affect Ghislaine Maxwell Verdict, Judge Rules

The juror’s statements to the media had clouded the sex-trafficking conviction of Ms. Maxwell, a longtime companion of Jeffrey Epstein.

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Ghislaine Maxwell and the Juror Who Kept His Past a Secret

Juror No. 50 in the Ghislaine Maxwell trial withheld his history of abuse. That doesn’t make him a bad juror.

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Prince Andrew Has Paid Settlement to Virginia Giuffre, Her Lawyer Says

A request for dismissal, which still requires a judge’s signature, would resolve a lawsuit filed by Ms. Giuffre last year that accused Andrew of sexually abusing her when she was 17.

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In Ghislaine Maxwell Case, It’s Juror 50’s Turn to Be Questioned

A juror’s statements to the media in the wake of Ms. Maxwell’s conviction have raised the prospect that he lied during jury selection, casting doubt on the verdict.

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Ghislaine Maxwell Juror May Be Made to Testify About His Conduct

The juror, whose failure to disclose his past abuse has clouded the guilty verdict against Ms. Maxwell, would be granted immunity from prosecution in exchange for his testimony.

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Juror to Be Questioned as Ghislaine Maxwell Seeks New Trial

A federal judge is trying to see whether a juror lied during the selection process, casting doubt on the guilty verdict.

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A Charity Led By Prince Charles Is Investigated As Prince Andrew Settles

A day after Prince Andrew settled a sexual assault lawsuit, the police announced they were investigating a charity led by Prince Charles.

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Prince Andrew Settles Sexual Abuse Lawsuit With Virginia Giuffre

Financial terms of the settlement, which was announced in a federal court filing in Manhattan on Tuesday, were not revealed.

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Ghislaine Maxwell’s Bid for a New Trial Faces a Major Hurdle

The rule that a trial judge cannot ask what happened in the jury room could block an attempt by Ms. Maxwell’s lawyers to overturn the verdict.

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Prince Andrew Became a Problem for the Royal Family. He Had to Go.

The royal family is a business, and Prince Andrew had become a liability.

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Prince Andrew’s Downfall: What To Know

After a New York judge ruled that a civil suit against the prince could move forward, he was stripped of his military titles. What happens now?

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Ghislane Maxwell Prosecutors Seek Inquiry Into Juror’s Selection

A juror who voted to convict Ghislaine Maxwell on sex-trafficking charges told news outlets he disclosed during deliberations that he had been sexually abused.

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What Prince Andrew’s Abuse Case Could Mean for the Royal Family

As Queen Elizabeth II prepares to mark 70 years on the throne this year, a sexual abuse case in a Manhattan court involving her son could mean more turmoil for the royal family.

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Woman Suing Prince Andrew for Abuse Settled With Jeffrey Epstein for $500,000

The prince’s lawyers are expected to argue that Virginia Roberts Giuffre’s suit should be dismissed because of the earlier settlement’s terms.

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Woman Suing Prince Andrew for Abuse Settled With Epstein for $500,000

The prince’s lawyers are expected to argue that Virginia Roberts Giuffre’s suit should be dismissed because of the earlier settlement’s terms.

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Maxwell Prosecutors Won Their Case but Shed Little New Light on Epstein

Ms. Maxwell’s sex-trafficking trial was expected to be a potential courthouse blockbuster. Those hoping for that were almost surely disappointed.

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BBC to Look Into Alan Dershowitz Interview on Ghislaine Maxwell Verdict

The American lawyer spoke to the British broadcaster about the verdict in the Ghislaine Maxwell case, but his connections to the case were not made clear.

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Ghislaine Maxwell Is Found Guilty of Aiding in Epstein’s Sex Abuse

On the fifth full day of deliberations, jurors convicted Ms. Maxwell of five of the six counts against her. She faces the possibility of decades in prison.

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Maxwell, Omicron, Madden: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Will Maxwell’s Conviction End a Culture of Complicity Surrounding Sexual Predation?

We must not be blind to the many ways that enabling does not rise to a crime.

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Ghislaine Maxwell Jury’s Hours Extended Over Risks of Virus and Mistrial

Judge Alison Nathan said she was worried that the pandemic could cause a mistrial in the Ghislaine Maxwell case if jurors or participants had to quarantine.

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No Verdict Yet, So Ghislaine Maxwell Jury Is Given a Holiday Break

Jurors in Ms. Maxwell’s sex-trafficking trial have given no indication of their progress toward a verdict. Deliberations are to resume on Monday.

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Ghislaine Maxwell’s Fate in Hands of Jury as Deliberations Begin

Prosecutors painted Maxwell as deeply complicit in Jeffrey Epstein’s abuse in closing arguments, while Ms. Maxwell’s defense challenged the credibility of her accusers.

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Defense Rests in Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

Ms. Maxwell chose not to testify, and her lawyers called a handful of witnesses whose testimony sought to poke holes in the accounts of her accusers.

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How Ghislaine Maxwell’s Socialite Status Helped Jeffrey Epstein

Ghislaine Maxwell looked impeccable. That was the point.

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The Photos That Ghislaine Maxwell Didn’t Want the Jury to See

Photos displayed during Ms. Maxwell’s sex-trafficking trial show her in an apparently happy relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, her notorious former companion.

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Ghislaine Maxwell’s Unusual Request: Allow Anonymous Defense Witnesses

Three of Ms. Maxwell’s accusers testified anonymously. Now her lawyers are asking that three defense witnesses also be able to conceal their identities.

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Prosecution Rests at Ghislaine Maxwell Trial After 4th Accuser Testifies

Annie Farmer was 16 when, she said, Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell engaged in behavior that upset her.

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Will Ghislaine Maxwell Testify at Her Sex-Trafficking Trial?

Veteran defense lawyers, including one who defended Kyle Rittenhouse, said the risk Ms. Maxwell would take by testifying probably outweighs any potential reward.

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Four Takeaways From the 8th Day of Ghislaine Maxwell’s Trial

A former pilot and a former assistant at Jeffrey Epstein’s Palm Beach home testified, as prosecutors sought to bolster the accounts of Ms. Maxwell’s accusers.

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Third Accuser Says Epstein and Maxwell Preyed on Her as a Troubled Teen

The accuser, who testified under her first name, Carolyn, described being preyed upon as an especially vulnerable child.

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A Meeting With Maxwell Led to Years of Sex With Epstein, Accuser Says

A woman identified only as “Kate” told jurors at Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex-trafficking trial that Ms. Maxwell leveraged their friendship to encourage her to have sex with Jeffrey Epstein.

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Book Review: ‘Silenced No More,’ by Sarah Ransome

Sarah Ransome’s memoir, “Silenced No More,” tells the story of her imprisonment, sexual abuse and eventual escape from the clutches of Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell.

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Partners or Partners in Crime? Maxwell-Epstein Bond Is Key to Her Trial

The first week of testimony at Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex-trafficking trial revealed the key question at the center of the case.

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Ghislaine Maxwell Brought Strict Rules to Epstein Home, Ex-Employee Says

Testifying at Ms. Maxwell’s sex-trafficking trial, a former manager of Jeffrey Epstein’s Florida estate said she instructed: “Never look at his eyes.”

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Ghislaine Maxwell Accuser, ‘Jane,’ Shares Testimony

During the second day of Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial, a woman accused Ms. Maxwell of befriending her when she was a girl, only to join in the sexual abuse that followed.

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Ghislaine Maxwell’s Trial Opens, With Epstein at Its Center

A prosecutor described Jeffrey Epstein and his longtime girlfriend and associate, Ms. Maxwell, as “partners in crime.”

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As Ghislaine Maxwell’s Trial Begins, Epstein’s Shadow Looms Large

Ms. Maxwell’s sex trafficking trial in Manhattan, which starts on Monday, is widely seen as a proxy for the courtroom reckoning that her longtime partner never received.

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What New Documents Reveal About Jeffrey Epstein’s Final Days

Newly released records show the disgraced financier living a mundane existence in jail before his suicide, while also spinning deceptions until the very end.

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New Wrinkle in Ghislaine Maxwell Trial as Judge May Be Promoted

Senator Chuck Schumer will recommend Judge Alison J. Nathan for a seat on a federal appeals court, but the fraught case could put her in an unusual predicament.

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Ghislaine Maxwell Trial: New Wrinkle as Judge May Be Promoted

Senator Chuck Schumer will recommend Judge Alison J. Nathan for a seat on a federal appeals court, but the fraught case could put her in an unusual predicament.

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Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s Companion, Finally Goes on Trial

Jury selection is set to begin on Tuesday following a flurry of motions that began to bring the scope of the hotly anticipated trial into focus.

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Prince Andrew Mounts Attack Against Woman Who Accused Him of Sexual Abuse

Andrew, the second son of Queen Elizabeth II, said the woman was seeking financial gain from one of the world’s best known royal families.

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Ghislaine Maxwell Charged With Sex Trafficking of 14-Year-Old Girl

A new indictment accuses Ms. Maxwell of paying a victim of her longtime associate Jeffrey Epstein.

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Ghislaine Maxwell Calls Jail Oppressive. Prosecutors Say She Has It Easy.

Ms. Maxwell, a longtime associate of Jeffrey Epstein, has asked to be released on $28.5 million bond as she awaits trial on federal charges.

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Deposition of Ghislaine Maxwell, Charged in Epstein Case, Is Revealed

Ms. Maxwell, who fought to keep the deposition secret, repeatedly denied that she helped Jeffrey Epstein recruit, groom and sexually abuse young women.

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Charge That Maxwell ‘Groomed’ Girls for Epstein Is Central to Case

Prosecutors are relying on a theory that Ghislaine Maxwell slowly broke down the resistance of teenage girls to sexual abuse at the hands of Jeffrey Epstein.

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Nxivm Had a Cult Leader Made for the Internet

In HBO’s “The Vow,” the self-help organization’s ringleader Keith Raniere has the unhinged charisma of an internet meme.

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