A Jeffrey Epstein accuser has been given permission to tell the Ghislaine Maxwell trial of a “repugnant” sex act dating back to when she was 17. A judge ruled her evidence could be given even though she was over the age of consent in Britain, where sex is legal from age 16. Maxwell’s lawyers had argued the story from “accuser-3” would deny the defendant a fair trial because the woman was likely to break down in the witness box and believes she was “abused.” The defense team said this would not be fair since the “morally reprehensible” conduct was not a breach of local U.K. law. Maxwell is c harged with trafficking minors for Epstein to abuse on an indictment which details her role in grooming the young women. She has pleaded not guilty on all counts. A court filing by her team, seen by Newsweek , reads: “While some may find this morally reprehensible, or even repugnant, it is perfectly legal and does not in any way establish a ‘sexual preference’ for underage girls. “Moreover, to the extent the government is seeking to introduce Accuser-3’s evidence to show Epstein’s sexual preference for ‘young girls’—which would include women who are… Read full this story
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