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updated 6 hrs ago (10/11/21)

UK police drop Prince Andrew, Jeffrey Epstein investigation in Virginia Giuffre case

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British police have said they will be taking no further action after conducting a review of evidence relating to sex crime allegations against Queen Elizabeth's son, Prince Andrew, and the late US financier Jeffrey Epstein.    [,,,]

In August, London's police chief, Cressida Dick, said detectives would revisit the allegations for a third time but not launch an investigation, after Ms Giuffre filed a lawsuit in the US. 

At the time, Ms Dick said "no-one is above the law".

Prince Andrew has categorically denied the allegation. 

"As a matter of procedure, Metropolitan Police Service officers reviewed a document released in August 2021 as part of a US civil action," police said in a statement. 

"This review has concluded and we are taking no further action."

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-11/uk-police-take-no-further-action-over-prince-andrew-allegations/100530782

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Andrew won't face charges in the UK. I didn't think he ever would.

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Ghislaine Maxwell Asks Judge Not to Let Prosecutors Mention ‘Victims,’ ‘Minor Victims’ or Alleged ‘Rape’ by Jeffrey Epstein

October 19

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Accused sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell wants to prevent prosecutors from mentioning some of the words most associated with her case in front of a jury, including “victims,” “minor victims” or allegations of “rape” by Jeffrey Epstein.     [...]

In the lead-up to a U.S. criminal trial, lawyers typically file so-called motions in limine to prevent one of the parties from eliciting testimony or introducing evidence believed to be inflammatory, prejudicial or irrelevant. Maxwell’s lawyer Jeffrey S. Pagliuca previewed 13 such motions in a three-page notice, showing the broad outlines of their requests.     [...]

With trial slated to begin on Nov. 29, Maxwell’s attorneys want to keep prosecutors from uttering the phrase to a jury. They also proposed a secretive process of screening potential jurors through questioning by defense counsel outside the view and earshot of the press and public. In the past, they have claimed that such measures are justified by the intense media coverage their client’s case has attracted.

https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/ghislaine-maxwell-asks-judge-not-to-let-prosecutors-mention-victims-minor-victims-or-alleged-rape-by-jeffrey-epstein/

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Prosecutors Oppose Ghislaine Maxwell’s Bid to Let Her Attorneys Screen Potential Jurors in Secret

October 18

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A little more than a month before the anticipated start date of a sex trafficking trial, federal prosecutors told a judge on Monday that Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyers should not be allowed to screen potential jurors in private grilling sessions.

“The Government respectfully submits that the well-established practice in this District should be followed; that is, the Court should ask most questions in open court and ask sensitive questions, such as those that relate to sexual abuse and media exposure, at sidebar,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Alison Moe wrote in a five-page letter.

The letter comes a little less than a week after Maxwell’s request for extraordinary secrecy surrounding the grand jury process. Maxwell’s legal team—without objection from prosecutors—wanted to keep a proposed jury questionnaire and proposed joint voir dire under seal, citing the extensive pre-trial publicity as justification.

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Maxwell’s lawyers separately requested an “individual sequestered voir dire” and “limited attorney-conducted voir dire.”     [...]

“This is an extraordinary case involving sensitive issues,” the filing states. “We urge the Court to exercise its supervisory powers and discretion and grant the defense request for individual sequestered voir dire and very limited counsel-conducted voir dire.”

For prosecutors, these requests were a bridge too far.

“None of the defendant’s arguments warrant departing from the well-settled practice in this District of Court-led voir dire,” prosecutors wrote on Monday. “The Court is well-equipped to thoroughly question prospective jurors and to appropriately filter questions prepared by the parties.”

https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/prosecutors-oppose-ghislaine-maxwells-bid-to-let-her-attorneys-screen-potential-jurors-in-secret/

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What defendant has attorneys with the right to interrogate prospective jurors before jury selection takes place? Jurors are chosen in open court and her attorneys will have the ability to question them then. This lady is a piece of work! She really thinks she's entitled to special treatment.

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Barclays Bank chief executive Jes Staley has stepped down following an investigation into how he described his links with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

The UK financial watchdog and the Bank of England have been investigating Mr Staley's links to the dead financier.

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Mr Staley will receive 12 months' pay, totalling £2.4m, as well as his pension allowance of £120,000 for the year, and any other benefits.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-59117084

 

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How many more will be caught in Jeffrey Epstein's web?

It is more than two years since Jeffrey Epstein, the convicted sex offender, hanged himself in the New York prison cell where he was awaiting trial. But his ghost continues to cast a long shadow over his victims and all those with whom he had even the briefest association while alive.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/entertainment/other/how-many-more-will-be-caught-in-jeffrey-epsteins-web/ar-AAQcqEa?

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Judge Lets Prosecutors Call Ghislaine Maxwell’s Accusers ‘Victims,’ Allows Witnesses to Use Pseudonyms as Jury Selection Looms

Nov 1st, 2021

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With jury selection slated to start later this week, a federal judge agreed to let prosecutors call alleged sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell’s accusers “victims” and allow certain witnesses to testify under pseudonyms. Maxwell’s lawyers argued that the use of witness pseudonyms would be “unnecessary, unworkable and unconstitutional,” but the judge found it an appropriate precaution to protect alleged victims from harassment.

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In ruling in the government’s favor, U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan called it “unnecessary” and “impractical” to prevent prosecutors from using the word “victim.”  [...]

https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/judge-lets-prosecutors-call-ghislaine-maxwells-accusers-victims-allows-witnesses-to-use-pseudonyms-as-jury-selection-looms/

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22 hours ago, Eldorado said:

How many more will be caught in Jeffrey Epstein's web?

It is more than two years since Jeffrey Epstein, the convicted sex offender, hanged himself in the New York prison cell where he was awaiting trial. But his ghost continues to cast a long shadow over his victims and all those with whom he had even the briefest association while alive.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/entertainment/other/how-many-more-will-be-caught-in-jeffrey-epsteins-web/ar-AAQcqEa?

None. Maxwell will mysteriously suicide as well. 
Andrew will argue the fifth and not answer a single question. 
The plebs will be told to look the other way and the powerful will go on doing whatever the merry **** they choose. 

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Prince Andrew and His Accuser Tell Judge They Plan to Depose Up to a Dozen Witnesses in Sexual Abuse Suit, Including the ‘Parties’

Nov 3rd, 2021

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Days after Prince Andrew’s defense team unveiled their blistering counterattack against the royal’s accuser, attorneys for both of the parties told a federal judge that they anticipated the need for a battery of depositions.   [...]

Boies [Virginia Giuffre's attorney] added that identifying all of them would take “as much as two months,” and he might request the judge’s help in securing the testimony of witnesses across the pond.

“There are two people in the United Kingdom where there might be the [need] for a letters rogatory,” said Boies, referring to a request by a federal judge to help secure evidence from a foreign country.

Prince Andrew’s attorney Andrew Brettler said that he anticipated the same “ballpark number” of depositions needed.  [...]

Giuffre sued the prince under New York’s Child Victims Act, which created a temporary window lifting the statute of limitations in cases involving alleged sexual offenses against minors.

Last Friday, Brettler mounted a multi-pronged offensive against the lawsuit—a constitutional challenge, a contractual dispute and a no-holds-barred attack on the accuser.

“For over a decade, Giuffre has profited from her allegations against Epstein and others by selling stories and photographs to the press and entering into secret agreements to resolve her claims against her alleged abusers, including Epstein and his ex-girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell,” Brettler wrote in a 36-page memo on Oct. 29. “Most people could only dream of obtaining the sums of money that Giuffre has secured for herself over the years. This presents a compelling motive for Giuffre to continue filing frivolous lawsuits against individuals such as Prince Andrew, whose sullied reputation is only the latest collateral damage of the Epstein scandal.”

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On a procedural level, Brettler is challenging the constitutionality of the Child Victims Act, which he claims violates the prince’s due process rights by allowing actions that would otherwise be time-barred. The defense lawyer also alleges that the prince is shielded from liability under the terms of a 2009 confidential settlement agreement between Giuffre and Epstein, which purportedly contained a release agreement insulating “royalty” from civil suit.   [...]

more at link:

https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/prince-andrew-and-his-accuser-tell-judge-they-plan-to-depose-up-to-a-dozen-witnesses-in-sexual-abuse-suit-including-the-parties/?utm_source=mostpopular

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This will be a trial to watch too. I noticed Andrew's attorney isn't denying the claims. He's just saying the Statute of Limitations should be in effect and Virginia already made a deal that should protect his client. The "parties" testimony should be real interesting.

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Maxwell's trial lawyers are genuinely relentless.  

Ghislaine Maxwell’s Lawyer Likens ‘Humiliating’ Surveillance of Client to Hannibal Lecter’s Incarceration in ‘Silence of the Lambs’

Nov 3rd, 2021

Poor, poor Ghislaine.  She's being treated horribly by the prison, you know...like they did to a fictional character in a movie.  That's not right!!!   But do go on, and put the image of Hannibal Lecter together with prisoner Ghislaine, that oughta work, right?!

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On the eve of jury selection in Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial, the accused sex trafficker’s attorney compared her client’s pre-trial detention experience to the treatment of Hannibal Lecter in “Silence of the Lambs.”

“My weekly in-person legal visits with Ms. Maxwell are conducted under the most humiliating circumstances that I have ever experienced in many decades of federal criminal practice,” defense attorney Bobbi Sternheim wrote in a seven-page letter. “As disturbing and invasive as they are for no justifiable reason, I get to leave; Ms. Maxwell does not. The surveillance rivals scenes of Dr. Hannibal Lecter’s incarceration as portrayed in the movie, ‘Silence of the Lambs,’ despite the absence of the cage and plastic face guard. Ms. Maxwell’s conditions of detention for the past 16 months continue to be reprehensible and utterly inappropriate for woman on the cusp of turning 60 with no criminal record or history of violence.  [...]

Of course, in the movie (:rofl:) that they're referencing, Hannibal Lecter had no criminal record or history of violence before his conviction either.  We didn't see how he was treated pre-conviction though so maybe they were more delicate with him than they're being with poor Ghislaine.  But again, a fictional movie...so just keep comparing Hannibal to Ghislaine you legal eagles, they're just so alike, right?!  Just visualize it!   Oy.

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On Monday, Sternheim told a federal judge that she would try once again to free Maxwell on bond before trial based on the conditions of her confinement inside Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center. She has lost every previous attempt for pre-trial release, with a judge finding her a flight risk, but Maxwell’s defense counsel said at a hearing on Monday that the situation has grown intolerable.

“She is given very little food and whatever she is given doesn’t even have a utensil for her to use. And, she is shackled,” Sternheim told U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan, who will be presiding over her client’s case. “Today she had to get on her hands and knees to climb into the van because her leg shackles would not permit her to step up. This is just not the right thing."

How turribly grievous.

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On Thursday, some 600 candidates for her jury will begin to fill out questionnaires inside the Southern District of New York. Public questioning of those who pass this level of screening will follow later this month. Jurors only will be identified to the public by number, but Maxwell claims that their identities should not be made anonymous to the defense team, in order to allow them to perform background checks. Opening statements are expected to begin on Nov. 29.

Finally.  Her lawyers have stretched this out like taffy.  Stay tuned.  :yes:

https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/ghislaine-maxwells-lawyer-likens-humiliating-surveillance-of-client-to-hannibal-lecters-incarceration-in-silence-of-the-lambs/

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Ghislaine Maxwell's trial will begin with jury selection starting on Tuesday. Finally! Her day has come.

https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2021/11/14/ghislaine-maxwell-sex-trafficking-trial-jury-selection/

If you remember, she lost a bid to have the jury selection done in secret and sealed.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/21/ghislaine-maxwell-jury-rules-set-for-jeffrey-epstein-sex-crime-trial.html

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It could be her husband, Scott Borgerson, may pull a disappearing act. His former friends and co-workers are wondering if he will support Ghislaine through her trial. The article goes into depth about their relationship from the time Epstein died until now.

https://news.yahoo.com/mysterious-disappearance-ghislaine-maxwell-maybe-050249525.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAAEY8qwY5xIJQQMk2nG091QdM9m_7tf4xzF9N-bnLhLsU1e8vwLIosemKzcDAlSR8mqAnhMcJcPFZ475xJRT1RMEhBkcO0Viqp7LXPxAgggWhKhyQxpjqlnDozc3C91VFC5I_LqEyBIZ8Air-lLGlHfYC5O2mlGOQH533EXsQeUR

Now Borgerson’s former friends and coworkers—including those who knew Maxwell as his significant other—told The Daily Beast that they’re watching closely to see whether he publicly supports her during her criminal trial, for which opening statements are scheduled on Nov. 29. And to see whether Maxwell walks free and back into his arms.

In December, a Business Insider profile suggested Borgerson wanted to distance himself from the 59-year-old socialite accused of procuring girls for Epstein. Borgerson said he penned a book proposal that piqued the interest of a publisher but “he questioned whether it was worth it to have his legacy tied so closely to Maxwell’s,” the outlet reported.

Indeed, Borgerson has kept a low profile since his romance with Maxwell became tabloid fodder. In the wake of Maxwell’s arrest, he resigned fromCargoMetrics, the Boston maritime analytics company he co-founded in 2010. The firm said Borgerson didn’t want to “become a distraction from the work he believes in so deeply.” On his LinkedIn profile, which he recently disabled, Borgerson said he is now president and chief operating officer of a “stealth startup” focused on financial management and business planning.

“I don’t think he wanted to leave CargoMetrics,” one former colleague told The Daily Beast of Borgerson, adding that it remains to be seen whether he will surmount the detour his career has apparently taken as a result of his alliance with Maxwell.

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Andrew knows his name will come up in Ghislaine's trial. 

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/us-news/prince-andrew-will-dreading-ghislaine-25456551

Sarah Ferguson may not be allowed to give testimony at his trial.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/1520357/prince-andrew-new-york-civil-suit-virginia-giuffre-sarah-ferguson

Andrew's lawyers have asked for the 2009 legal agreement to be kept sealed.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/oct/26/prince-andrew-lawyer-2009-legal-agreement-sealed

Brettler said neither the prince nor Giuffre contend that the release agreement must remain sealed, but they wanted to ask that it stay secret because it is subject to a protective order from another judge presiding over a federal civil action in New York.

A pretrial hearing pertaining to the lawsuit is scheduled for next week.

 
 
 
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