Accused youngster sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell is ready to take the stand at her extremely anticipated upcoming trial so as “to save her own life,” in accordance to stories.
Maxwell, 59, faces life in jail if convicted of procuring underage ladies as younger as 14 years previous for her longtime pal, Jeffrey Epstein, a convicted pedophile, between 1994 and 2004.
Sources shut to the disgraced British socialite instructed The Daily Mail that she’s going to take the stand to defend herself if mandatory after the prosecution rests its case. Defendants in sexual abuse circumstances usually don’t testify, as a substitute opting to let the prosecution show its case.
“She has never shied away from the truth and she is looking forward to her day in court,” a supply instructed The Daily Mail.
“Ghislaine is not over-confident by any means but she knows she is telling the truth,” the supply instructed the paper.
“She has no fear about getting in the witness box.”
Federal prosecutors haven’t supplied Maxwell a plea deal. Her trial will start with opening arguments on Monday after greater than a 12 months of preparation from the prosecution and protection.
She instructed the Daily Mail on Saturday “I am innocent.”
Maxwell has remained in a Brooklyn federal lockup since she was arrested in 2020 by federal authorities at the New Hampshire mansion that she shared together with her tech mogul husband, Scott Borgersen, whom she secretly wed in 2016.
Maxwell’s household maintains that she is harmless and was unaware of the crimes Epstein dedicated, regardless of claims that she scouted out and groomed younger ladies to be abused by the billionaire.
Her brother, Ian, believes she will likely be exonerated.
“[Epstein] was clearly a master manipulator who has ruined many lives and continues to do so long after his death,” Ian instructed The Post. “This makes his crimes particularly reprehensible.”
Epstein died by an obvious suicide in a Manhattan jail whereas awaiting his trial on sex-trafficking fees in 2019.
“The idea that [Ghislaine] would be groomed to carry out these odious acts, I just can’t conceive of it,” Ian stated.