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QUOTES-Reactions to Ghislaine Maxwell guilty verdict

QUOTES-Reactions to Ghislaine Maxwell guilty verdict

reuters.com · 12/29/2021 17:48
QUOTES-Reactions to Ghislaine Maxwell guilty verdict

- Lawyers reacted to the news British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was found guilty by a U.S. jury on Wednesday of helping the late financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse teenage girls.


U.S. ATTORNEY DAMIAN WILLIAMS IN MANHATTAN

"A unanimous jury has found Ghislaine Maxwell guilty of one of the worst crimes imaginable – facilitating and participating in the sexual abuse of children. Crimes that she committed with her long-time partner and co-conspirator, Jeffrey Epstein. The road to justice has been far too long. But, today, justice has been done. I want to commend the bravery of the girls – now grown women – who stepped out of the shadows and into the courtroom. Their courage and willingness to face their abuser made this case, and today’s result, possible."


ROBERT GLASSMAN, LAWYER, PANISH SHEA BOYLE RAVIPUDI LLP, LOS ANGELES (REPRESENTED "JANE," ONE OF MAXWELL'S ACCUSERS WHO TESTIFIED AT HER TRIAL)

"The verdict screams loud and clear--if you make it easier for another to sexually abuse children, you, too, will be held accountable for your role in that abuse.... The strong women survivors of Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein's abuse can all sleep better tonight knowing that the justice system got it right.... The jury stayed focused on what really mattered: Ms. Maxwell played a critical role in helping Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse girls."


(Reporting by Jonathan Stempel; Editing by Howard Goller)

((howard.goller@thomsonreuters.com;))