During Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial on Wednesday, the first of her accusers – identified as “Jane” – shed tears in the stands during her testimony.
Maxwell faces a number of charges related to her alleged complicity and participation in the sex crimes of late financier Jeffrey Epstein.
Follow Independent, Jane gave photographic testimony about her abuse by Epstein, which began when Jane was 14 years old.
She stated that Maxwell not only prepare her for sexual abuse but also participate in the abuse itself.
“I was pretty much abused every time I went to his house, and it all started to look the same after a while – whether it was just him or there were other women involved, or me and Jeffrey and Ghislaine, it’s all starting to seem the same,” said Jane, Theo New York Daily News.
“After a while, you just become numb to it.”
The defense team hinted that Jane had ulterior motives in testifying against Maxwell.
An expert who followed the incident said Law & Crime that the defense is arguing that “Jane” was motivated to change her story by establishing the Epstein Victims Compensation Fund. “
In total, Jane received about $2.9 million out of $5 million.
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Assistant U.S. Attorney Alison Moe, hoping to downplay the defense’s implication, asked Jane about the money she had received.
“Jane, in your own words, can you tell the jury what that money means to you?” Moe asked Jane.
That’s when Jane broke down.
Jane said the $2.9 million she received from Epstein’s victims’ compensation fund will never make up for what she has lost due to the “pain, torment and suffering” caused by him and Maxwell caused.
“And all the pocket money I paid to try to make this go away and try to fix myself.”
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“I wish I never got that money in the first place because of what happened,” she replied.
If this emotional testimony wasn’t enough to convince the jury, Jane’s boyfriend—another unnamed witness known as “Matt”—provided additional evidence to support her claim.
According to Law & Crime, Matt testified that Jane “told him the same story years before the Epstein Victims Compensation Fund was established.”
Maxwell’s defense team declined the opportunity to cross-examine Matt.
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