Ghislaine Maxwell faces what Jeffrey Epstein never did — a trial

She’s expected to portray herself as a scapegoat for Epstein but women may be ‘particularly offended’ by her, says one expert

29 November 2021 - 19:10 By Patricia Hurtado

Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex-trafficking trial is set to kick off as one of the biggest of the #MeToo era. But the jury selected on Monday may have to grapple with a unique question: is Maxwell herself a victim?

“Most criminal defendants are men in these sorts of sexual predator cases,” said Moira Penza, a former federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, New York. “This case is unusual because we have a female defendant.”..

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