- Ghislaine Maxwell is on trial for sex trafficking and other charges related to the recruitment and grooming of teenage girls for Jeffrey Epstein.
- A photo of Maxwell and Epstein was revealed in court this week, which saw the exes together at Queen Elizabeth's Balmoral Estate.
- Prince Andrew, who himself has been accused of sexual abuse, is thought to have visited the estate with Epstein around the time the photo was taken.
A third woman to testify against Ghislaine Maxwell took the stand this week.
The British socialite has pleaded not guilty to sex trafficking and other charges related to recruiting and grooming teenage girls for Jeffrey Epstein, with whom she shared a relationship.
The woman, who goes by the name of Carolyn, said Maxwell would call her to schedule nude massages for the disgraced financier, who died by suicide in 2019. She alleged Maxwell would fondle her around the time she was giving massages to Epstein. She was just 14 years old at the time.
Maxwell faces up to 80 years in prison if convicted on all charges.
The French-born heiress has also been charged with two counts of perjury related to testimony she gave in 2016 in a defamation case filed against her by Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre, who is also linked to Queen Elizabeth's son, Prince Andrew.
She has since accused the royal of sexual abuse, which he has denied. The case will convene before a jury in 2022.
Giuffre alleges Epstein lent her out for sex with his associates, including Prince Andrew, who stepped down from royal duties in 2019 over his friendship with the financier.
On Wednesday, the court also revealed further evidence linking Maxwell, Epstein and the prince, when a photo was shared in court.
The trial evidence image obtained on 8 December 2021, from the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, shows Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein at Queen Elizabeth's log cabin at her Balmoral Estate.
According to People, the photo is thought to have been taken in 1999 when Epstein visited the estate with Prince Andrew.
The veranda, it would appear, is the same one featured in countless photographs of the queen and the royal family over the years.
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