Ghislaine Maxwell Pleads Not Guilty In Manhattan Supreme Court
On Tuesday, the New York Post reported, Ghislaine Maxwell was denied bail due to being labeled as a “substantial” “flight risk” by the authorities. Reportedly, the alleged sex offender hid in a New Hampshire mansion for months following Jeffrey Epstein’s arrest and subsequent suicide.
The judge said in the ruling that “no combination of conditions” could ensure Maxwell would stay in the United States for the trial. According to the New York Post, Maxwell was staying in a tiny room during the video conference call.
The judge went on to say it was simply too risky for Maxwell to be let out jail. Judge Alison Nathan described Maxwell as having an “extraordinary capacity” to stay hidden from the authorities.
The New York Post says Maxwell briefly hung her head down to the floor amid the judge’s ruling that she wouldn’t be allowed out of jail until her trial next year. Reportedly, the former confidante and close friend of Jeffrey Epstein asked to be taken to a New York City hotel instead.
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Friends, Ghislaine Maxwell's bail hearing happened today in the last past 2hours. For some reason she will not appear in person but via a live video feed. Of course, the public does not have access to the video but we can listen in. United States v. Ghislaine Maxwell United States v. Ghislaine Maxwell, 20 Cr. 330 (AJN) If you believe you were a victim of Ghislaine Maxwell or have information about the allegations in the Indictment, please call 1-800-Call-FBI. July 9, 2020 Update: The Court will hold an arraignment, initial conference, and bail hearing in this matter remotely as a video/teleconference on July 14, 2020, at 1:00 pm. Members of the press and the public in the United States may access the live audio feed of the proceeding by calling 855-268-7844 and using access code 32091812# and PIN 9921299#. Those outside of the United States may access the live audio feed by calling 214-416-0400 and using the same access code and PIN. These phone lines can accommodate approximately 500 callers on a first come, first serve basis. The Court will provide counsel for both sides an additional dial-in number to be used to ensure audio access to the proceeding for non-speaking co-counsel, alleged victims, and any family members of the Defendant. The United States Attorney’s Office should email Chambers with information regarding any alleged victims who are entitled, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §3771(a)(4), to be heard at the bail hearing and who wish to be heard. The Court will then provide information as to the logistics for their dial-in access. 🖐🏾more on comments!👇🏾 #eipsteinflightlogs #ghislainemaxwelldidntkillherself #ghislainemaxwellhearing
During the approximately two-hour procedure, Maxwell pled not guilty to a six-count indictment that could see her serving a prison sentence of 35 years. The prosecutors accused Maxwell of working closely with Jeffrey Epstein in the enticement of minors into a human trafficking sex ring.
Moreover, authorities accused her of managing to avoid capture by staying in her New Hampshire mansion. She’s worth a reported $10 million, and has every motive to leave the United States if she’s denied bail, the judge argued.
In a statement read out loud by an anonymous source, Maxwell was accused of egging Epstein on and encouraging the creation of the trafficking ring. Annie Farmer, another woman to accuse Epstein of sexual abuse, accused Ghislaine of abusing her along with Jeffrey at his ranch in New Mexico.
Maxwell’s attorney argued that it wasn’t “realistic” for her to stay behind bars for the next year as she awaits her trial, however, another accuser, Jennifer Araoz, said she was now able to breathe freely. Jennifer added that “we are on the right path.”