Bloomberg riled social media commenters Monday by asking whether alleged sex-trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell, a former companion of Jeffrey Epstein, is actually a victim.
Bloomberg shared an article to Twitter about the gender dynamics of Maxwell’s sex-trafficking trial, asking, “is Maxwell herself a victim?”
There it is pic.twitter.com/J2UpiNRMlv
— ELIJAH 🇺🇸🇦🇺 (@ElijahSchaffer) November 29, 2021
The article, published as Maxwell’s trial began in Manhattan federal court Monday, quoted high-powered lawyers evaluating the defense’s anticipated strategy of trying to portray Maxwell as another victim of Epstein, the late financier and convicted sex offender.
- “The best jurors are those who can keep an open mind to Maxwell’s likely argument that she’s a scapegoat and on trial only because Epstein isn’t around,” said Lara Yeretsian, defense attorney who represented Michael Jackson.
- Maxwell, 59, a wealthy British socialite, has pleaded not guilty to charges of recruiting and grooming four underage girls for Epstein to abuse between 1994 and 2004.
- Epstein died in jail in 2019 while awaiting trial on sex-abuse charges.
- “Where’s the media outrage?” Richard Grenell, a former acting national intelligence director, asked Sunday of the trial.
- Grenell complained about a ban on cameras in the courtroom, the “Obama-Biden judge” and powerful Democrats connected to Epstein and Maxwell.
Earlier this month, The Spectator ran an essay under the headline “It’s hard not to pity Ghislaine Maxwell.”
You will never out Spectator the Spectator, it can’t be done, they can always get Boris Johnson’s sister to wax rhapsodic about the time Ghislaine Maxwell put her boots on her brothers lap in a piece that is mostly about her expensive dogs pic.twitter.com/5qb6ALlRhG
— Jane Coaston (@janecoaston) November 30, 2021