Ghislaine Maxwell's lawyers ask to bar accuser's brother from testifying at trial

Posted on AllSides December 7th, 2021
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Ghislaine Maxwell's defense lawyers on Tuesday asked a judge to prevent the brother of a witness who accused the British socialite of setting her up for abuse by late financier Jeffrey Epstein from testifying at Maxwell's sex abuse trial.

Prosecutors anticipate calling the brother of a woman known by the pseudonym Jane to corroborate certain aspects of the account she gave on the stand last week. Jane said Maxwell groomed her for abuse by Epstein starting when she was 14 in the mid-1990s and participated in some sexual encounters.

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