In February, disgraced socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison last year for her role in sex trafficking with Jeffrey Epstein, asked a federal appeals court to overturn her conviction and sentence.
During a court hearing, Maxwell staked her argument on claims of juror misconduct, a violation of the statute of limitations, her treatment behind bars and a “Kabuki theater” atmosphere in the courtroom, the ABC News reported.
Maxwell’s conviction was based on the testimony of four women, three of whom were permitted to testify under pseudonyms, a decision Maxwell’s attorneys derided, ABC News noted.
In June 2022, Tesla CEO Elon Musk stirred the pot on Twitter when he wondered why the Department of Justice had not leaked Epstein and Maxwell’s list of clients and why the media didn’t seem to care to look into the clients’ identities. The billionaire entrepreneur also shared a grid of images that included a dinosaur, unicorn, dragon, and a line that read “Epstein/Maxwell client list,” nothing that they were “things I’ll never see in my life.”
Only thing more remarkable than DOJ not leaking the list is that no one in the media cares. Doesn’t that seem odd? pic.twitter.com/JEK4TErABB
In response to his tweet, one of Musk’s followers posted a photo of Maxwell posing alongside Elon Musk at Vanity Fair’s Oscar party.
Musk responded by saying Maxwell had photobombed him.
Earlier in the year, Musk asked about Epstein and Maxwell’s list of clients and suggested that at least one of the clients should “go down.”
Maxwell, known as “Inmate 02879-509” while incarcerated, is currently serving her sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution in Tallahassee, Florida.
Some elements of this story were previously reported by Benzinga and it has been updated.
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