Ghislaine Maxwell’s authorized woes didn’t finish together with her sex-trafficking conviction final week: The disgraced socialite will additionally likely face a perjury trial within the coming months.
Manhattan federal 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 intercourse predator.
Maxwell faces two counts for allegedly mendacity underneath oath in a sworn deposition she gave in 2016 in a defamation case introduced against her by Jeffrey Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre within the Southern District of New York.
In the alleged falsehoods, Maxwell claimed that she was not conscious of intercourse toys at Epstein’s Palm Beach mansion and that she was unaware that Epstein was having intercourse with different folks after they have been collectively.
“Do you know whether Mr. Epstein possessed sex toys or devices used in sexual activities?” an lawyer requested Maxwell within the deposition.
“No,” she responded.
In one other query, an lawyer requested: “Other than yourself and the blond and brunette that you have identified as having been involved in three-way sexual activities, with whom did Mr. Epstein have sexual activities?”
Maxwell responded: “I wasn’t aware that he was having sexual activities with anyone when I was with him other than myself.”
Witnesses at Maxwell’s sex-trafficking trial gave testimony that contradicted the madam’s statements underneath oath.
Epstein’s longtime housekeeper, Juan Alessi, testified that he at occasions cleaned up intercourse toys after the financier’s massages and put them in a basket in Maxwell’s closet in the home, the place they have been all the time 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 together with her, she mentioned.
A sentencing date for her has not been set.