The New York judge in charge of the case announced that the trial of the former companion and collaborator of Jeffrey Epstein was postponed to the fall, to a date not yet specified. It was originally scheduled to open on July 12.
On May 3, the New York judge in charge of the case announced that the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, which was initially due to open on July 12, was postponed until the fall, to a date not yet specified.
The defense of the former British jet set figure, accused of trafficking minors on behalf of the late financier Jeffrey Epstein, had asked for a postponement after his indictment of additional charges at the end of March.
Judge Alison Nathan ruled that a “slight delay” was “in the interests of justice”. She did not set a new date, but called on the two sides to agree on “the earliest possible date this fall”.
Ghislaine Maxwell, 59, has been incarcerated in a federal prison in Brooklyn since July 2020. She faces life imprisonment, accused of having recruited, between 1994 and 2004, young underage girls on behalf of Jeffrey Epstein, who exploited them sexually.
She was arrested a year after the death of Jeffrey Epstein, found hanged in his New York cell shortly after the opening of his trial. The investigation had concluded with a suicide and dysfunctions of the prison.