Opening statements get underway today in New York City in the trial of Jeffrey Epstein confidant, Ghislaine Maxwell.
Maxwell is accused of procuring young girls, including many from Palm Beach County and South Florida for the late Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual pleasure.
Epstein, a disgraced financier who died in prison in 2019.
Maxwell is facing six counts of sex trafficking against four victims, one as young as 14.
Annie Farmer is the only one of the four witnesses expected to testify under her real name, and three other witnesses are expected to use pseudonyms.
She has pleaded not guilty to the charges brought against her and has been behind bars since her arrest awaiting trial.
In addition to the sex trafficking and conspiracy charges, prosecutors included two perjury charges in the indictment. They claim Maxwell lied in a civil deposition taken for a defamation lawsuit from Virginia Giuffre, who is from Palm Beach County and has accused both Epstein and Maxwell of sexual misconduct.
And the lead prosecutor in the case is Maurene Comey. She is the daughter of former FBI Director James Comey.
The lead prosecutor in the Ghislaine Maxwell case is Maurene Comey
She is the daughter of James Comey pic.twitter.com/lMjxUZCxJY
— Jack Posobiec ✝️ (@JackPosobiec) November 28, 2021
No cameras will be allowed in the courtroom.