Dominic Ryan of In Touch Weekly published a few off-the-record details regarding Ghislaine Maxwell’s testimony at her trial Friday.
Maxwell, the chair of the Texas Women’s Agenda, has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman and lying to police.
One of the most notable topics in the case involves Maxwell’s claim that the woman was awake when she had sex with her. The defense claims it is just an estimate she used to cover up a more predatory assault.
Defense cross-examination of the victim Friday was fairly swift. Maxwell’s lawyer challenged the victim’s ability to remember events and made insinuations about her motives for pushing Maxwell to the ground.
The victim’s demeanor was calm throughout much of the cross-examination.
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Here’s a rundown of the more notable moments so far:
Maxwell’s lawyer expects her to be cleared:
The defense claims the victim’s opinion of Maxwell wasn’t an independent fact, but was of information that was brought to her by others. She apparently said she watched an early version of the footage and remembered Maxwell’s choice to hit her and how that happened.
It’s unclear why the judge allowed the defense to take issue with that statement: