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Ghislaine Maxwell trial LIVE – Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘madam’ is a ‘very sick woman who enjoyed abuse,’ victim claims

ONE of Ghislaine Maxwell's alleged victims says the British socialite is a “very sick woman.”

Sarah Ransome said she saw “the enjoyment in [Maxwell's] face” as she allegedly “orchestrated” the assaults.

Ransome told CBS correspondent Holly Williams that Maxwell was “the engineer.”

“I think Ghislaine is a very sick woman,” said Ransome. “Ghislaine enjoyed humiliating us.”

The alleged victim has been present at Maxwell's trial in New York, which began last week.

“I have so much respect for the girls that are testifying,” she said.

“I just want them to know that I'm there for them and I'm rooting for them.”

Ransome published a book that details her allegations against Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein: Silenced No More: Surviving My Journey to Hell and Back.

Read our Ghislaine Maxwell live blog for the latest news and updates…

  • Jennifer Korn2 minutes ago

    NEW EVIDENCE BROUGHT IN FRIDAY

    For the first time on Friday, December 3, new evidence was brought into the courtroom.

    A massage table retrieved from Epstein's Palm Beach estate, along with a Twin Torpedo” sex toy found in a closet, were examined.

    While prosecutors were unsure why the items were brought in, the first victim to testify this week alleged Epstein abused her during “massages” with sex toys, according to the New York Post.

  • Jennifer Korn32 minutes ago

    WHO TESTIFIED ON FRIDAY?

    Gregory Parkinson, a former Palm Beach Police officer, and Palm Beach Sgt. Michael Dawson both testified on Friday.

    Both were asked questions in relation to a search warrant that was executed on Epstein's Palm Beach estate in October 2005.

  • Jennifer Korn5th Dec 2021, 23:00

    MAXWELL WAS ‘VERY CASUAL,’ SAYS ALLEGED VICTIM

    On one occasion, alleged victim “Jane” said she watched as Epstein fondled himself as Ghislaine “rubbed” and “kissed” him, the court heard.

    “She was very casual, like this was entirely normal. I was confused. When you are 14 you have no idea what is going on,” she said.

    She also claimed on one occasion she saw Maxwell and four other women topless by a pool.

    And in another instance she was brought up to Epstein’s bedroom at his mansion in Palm Beach.

    “They moved me over to the bed and took their clothes off. And they started to sort’ve like fondle each other,” she said.

    “They asked me to take my top off. Then there were hands everywhere.”

  • Jennifer Korn5th Dec 2021, 22:30

    WHAT IS GHISLAINE MAXWELL ACCUSED OF?

    Maxwell has been accused of grooming teenage girls for the late Jeffrey Epstein to abuse.

    She has pleaded not guilty to charges ranging from 1994 to 2004.

  • Jennifer Korn5th Dec 2021, 22:00

    WHEN DID THE TRIAL BEGIN?

    The sex trafficking trial of Epstein's alleged “madam” started on Monday.

    Maxwell faces allegations that she procured girls for Epstein while also participating in the abuse herself on several occasions.

    Prosecutors allege she and Epstein exploited girls as young as 14 between 1994 and 2004.

    Maxwell’s lawyers deny all charges against her and will attempt to argue her relationship with Epstein has been overstated.

  • Caitlin Hornik5th Dec 2021, 21:30

    WHAT WAS THE ‘LOLITA EXPRESS’?

    Jeffrey Epstein was alleged to have used the plane to court underage girls and fly them between his residences across the US.

    The luxury Boeing 727 aircraft was owned by Epstein, though what exactly happened on the flights remains a closely guarded secret.

    Victims of Epstein say he organized orgies on board the three-engine commercial jet.

    The luxury aircraft boasted deluxe furnishings, a spacious galley, expansive cabin lounge and a master bedroom.

    The pilot of the plane reportedly undertook around 1,000 flights during his time flying Epstein and others.

  • Caitlin Hornik5th Dec 2021, 21:00

    'THREE MASSAGES A DAY'

    On Thursday, former Epstein housekeeper Juan Alessi was asked “how many massages would Mr Epstein get a day?”

    He replied: “Before I left, three a day. I called whoever they told me to call.”

    The prosecution then asked: “Did the phone books we discussed have names for massage in them?

    Alessi answered: “Yes. “

    Prosecution: “Did you see [alleged victim] Jane's name in it?”

    Mr Alessi: “Yes. The books were updated twice a year.”

  • Caitlin Hornik5th Dec 2021, 20:30

    SKETCH OF GHISLAINE MAXWELL SKETCHING ARTIST

    A court sketch of Ghislaine Maxwell in court shared by a Twitter user appeared to show the British socialite drawing the sketch artist as she was drawn herself.

    imagine doing a court illustration of ghislaine maxwell while she stares directly at you and draws you right back pic.twitter.com/zGQBSkSbzl

    — ¬(abcdentminded) (@abcdentminded) December 2, 2021

  • Cierra Jones5th Dec 2021, 20:01

    GHISLAINE MAXWELL’S ROMANTIC HISTORY, CONTINUED

    According to a 2009 deposition, several of Epstein’s household employees testified that Epstein referred to Maxwell as his “main girlfriend.”

    It is unclear exactly when or if their relationship went from romantic to platonic before he was jailed for soliciting a minor for prostitution in 2008.

    Following his initial release, the two were no longer seen in public together.

    Maxwell was then linked to the founder of Gateway Computers, Ted Waitt. The two attended Chelsea Clinton‘s wedding together in 2010, and Maxwell reportedly helped Waitt to renovate a luxury yacht, Plan B, before they eventually split.

    While the exact time and date of the wedding is unknown, Maxwell and Borgerson have been married since 2016.

  • Cierra Jones5th Dec 2021, 19:30

    GHISLAINE MAXWELL’S ROMANTIC HISTORY

    While Maxwell has not been married prior to her nuptials with Scott Borgerson, she has been linked to a series of high-profile men over the years.

    In the 1990s, Maxwell dated Count Gianfranco Cicogna, an Italian aristocrat and millionaire. According to reports, the two ended on bad terms.

    Following her relationship with Cicogna, Maxwell began dating Jeffrey Epstein, a convicted sex offender who killed himself while behind bars in 2019.

  • Cierra Jones5th Dec 2021, 19:00

    DOES GHISLAINE MAXWELL HAVE KIDS?

    Ghislaine Maxwell does not have any children of her own, but is reportedly the stepmother to her husband’s children from his first marriage.

    According to reports, Maxwell secretly wed tech millionaire Scott Borgerson in 2016.

    Maxwell’s own family didn’t know about the wedding until her bail hearing, according to her brother, Ian.

  • Cierra Jones5th Dec 2021, 18:30

    WHERE IS GHISLAINE MAXWELL FROM?

    The British socialite was born in France.

    She worked for her father, Robert Maxwell, until he died in 1991. She then moved to the US and became closely associated with Jeffrey Epstein.

  • Jennifer Korn5th Dec 2021, 18:00

    WHAT IS GHISLAINE MAXWELL'S NET WORTH?

    The British socialite is worth an estimated £7.4million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

    The New York Post reported in 2000 that Maxwell lived off an £80,000 a year trust fund set up by her father.

  • Jennifer Korn5th Dec 2021, 17:30

    MAXWELL HOLDS MULTIPLE CITIZENSHIPS

    Ghislaine Maxwell is a US citizen, and she also holds British and French citizenships.

    This increased the concern of her being a possible “flight risk,” if granted bail.

  • Jennifer Korn5th Dec 2021, 17:00

    WHEN DID JEFFREY EPSTEIN BECOME A CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER?

    Epstein became a convicted sex offender in 2008, after he pleaded guilty to two state prostitution charges.

    He was charged again in 2019 with allegedly running a sex-trafficking enterprise out of his homes in Manhattan, New York, and Palm Beach, Florida.

  • Jennifer Korn5th Dec 2021, 16:30

    LAWSUITS AGAINST HIS ESTATE

    In August 2019, several of Epstein's alleged victims filed lawsuits against his estate.

    “Though Epstein is recently deceased, the trauma and pain he caused Plaintiffs remains,” said the lawsuit.

    The alleged victims' attorney, Lisa Bloom, tweeted at the time that “victims deserve to be made whole for the lifelong damage he caused. We are just getting started.”

    I am calling today for the administrators of Jeffrey Epstein’s estate to freeze all his assets and hold them for his victims who are filing civil cases. Their lives have been shattered by his sexual assaults, their careers derailed. They deserve full and fair compensation NOW.

    — Lisa Bloom (@LisaBloom) August 10, 2019

  • Jennifer Korn5th Dec 2021, 16:00

    WHAT WAS JEFFREY EPSTEIN'S NET WORTH?

    Epstein's net worth was over $577million, according to a will signed two days before he died.

    Details regarding his beneficiaries have not been made public.

  • Jennifer Korn5th Dec 2021, 15:30

    WHERE IS GHISLAINE MAXWELL FROM?

    The British socialite was born in France.

    She worked for her father, Robert Maxwell, until he died in 1991. She then moved to the US and became closely associated with Jeffrey Epstein.

  • Jennifer Korn5th Dec 2021, 15:00

    SCOTT BORGERSON NOT IN THE COURTROOM

    One person not in court to see Maxwell was her reported husband, 44-year-old US tech CEO Scott Borgerson.

    It was claimed last week that father-of-two Borgerson has moved on and now has a new love interest in Massachusetts, where he lives.

    Epstein victim Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who has accused Prince Andrew of sex assault, was also not in court and is not one of the victims in the case.

    Prince Andrew denies her claims.

  • Jennifer Korn5th Dec 2021, 14:30

    WHO IS SCOTT BORGERSON?

    Scott Borgerson is the CEO of CargoMetrics.

    He lives in a £2.3million ocean-front mansion in Massachusetts, and his company was valued at $100million in 2020.

    He has been linked to Ghislaine Maxwell, and it is alleged that he is the British socialite’s “secret” husband.

    However, Borgerson has repeatedly denied the allegations, claiming that him and Maxwell are just old friends.

  • Jennifer Korn5th Dec 2021, 14:00

    DOES GHISLAINE MAXWELL HAVE KIDS?

    Ghislaine Maxwell does not have any children of her own, but is reportedly the stepmother to her husband’s children from his first marriage.

    According to reports, Maxwell secretly wed tech millionaire Scott Borgerson in 2016.

    Maxwell’s own family didn’t know about the wedding until her bail hearing, according to her brother, Ian.

  • Jennifer Korn5th Dec 2021, 13:30

    IS GHISLAINE MAXWELL MARRIED? CONTINUED

    Maxwell later told the court she had tried to file for a divorce before her arrest so her husband wouldn’t suffer from “being associated with her.”

    Borgerson has always denied his relationship with Maxwell, claiming the two are just old friends.

    Borgerson proposed to put forth most of Maxwell’s bail money, which was denied by a judge, who ruled that the multi-million package was enough evidence to prove she could flee the country.

  • Jennifer Korn5th Dec 2021, 13:00

    IS GHISLAINE MAXWELL MARRIED?

    Yes. However, prosecutors allege that she is continuing to conceal who she is married to.

    Evidence points to her husband being millionaire tech company CEO Scott Borgerson.

    Manhattan prosecutors have accused the British socialite of trying to hide her wealth.

    Assistant US Attorney Alison Moe told Manhattan federal Judge Alison Nathan:

    “The defendant also makes no mention whatsoever about the financial circumstances or assets of her spouse, whose identity she declined to provide to Pretrial Services.”

  • Jennifer Korn5th Dec 2021, 12:30

    ALESSI GIVEN 'DEGRADING' LIST OF TASKS

    Alessi added he was given a list of tasks to perform to maintain the house in a 58-page long booklet, The Independent reported.

    He told Ghislaine Maxwell he couldn't do all the tasks alongside his other work, describing it to the court as “very degrading.”

  • Jennifer Korn5th Dec 2021, 12:00

    ALESSI SAYS HE VISITED EPSTEIN'S PRIVATE ISLAND

    Juan Patricio Alessi said he visited the private island, Little St James, while on a cruise to St Thomas with his wife, during the trial on Thursday, according to The Independent.

    He also said he went to Maxwell’s London townhouse.

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