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Maximum Maxwell Day 6 Kate Told From The Inside by Matthew Russell Lee, #CourtCaseCast Art Part 4

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Dec 6 -- Week 2 of Maximum Maxwell began with DOJ's second victim or survivor, to be referred to by and pseudonym Kate.

As Maxwell's Bobbi Sternheim quickly pointed out, Kate had testified under her real name at the hearing Judge Richard Berman had, after Epstein died in the MCC.

So reverse identifying her identity would be easy for nearly anyone, particular when Sternheim started asking about the film she had been in with a major British actor, pointedly asking her if she's seen the IMBD listing, which was on the Internet and searchable.    

  But first the government elicited Kate story, how Ghislaine had invited her for tea and then asked her to massage Jeffrey, telling him and pointedly Kate what strong hand she had, she really should go to Oxford.  

    "What was he wearing?" AUSA Pomerantz asked Kate.      

"A robe," Kate answered. 

   "And under that?" 

    "Nothing. He was naked." And Epstein had proceeded to have sex with her, a seventeen year old girl. 

     The problem for the government was the 17 was not illegal. Still it put Maxwell in the jury's mind, asking Kate afterward, "How did it go? Did you have fun?"  

    Disgusting, one reader tweeted at Kurt. She should go to jail for life.  

    But would she?     

  Sternheim elicited that Kate had in fact  grown up in London's Belgravia neighborhood, that her mother had remarried well, meaning up, meaning gold digger.    

  Outrageous, people tweeted. But would the jury see it that way?

 It reminded Kurt of the Long Island drug and prostitution gang case he'd covered before Judge Engelmayer, with no other media there or even interested - not even Newsday. Had the defense there asked the victim witness (no one insisted on call her a survivor in that trial) why she had done to the crack house in the first place, or "You grew up on Long Island too, didn't you?"

Still and all the case had fallen apart on venue, amid COVID, and she would have to testify again at a second trial. Would that happen here?   

   "Didn't you use drugs for ten years?" Sternheim demanded.      

"Yes," Kate said. She now was a music therapist for people with substance abuse and trauma. Even this, Sternhem made fun of.   

  "You can get a US visa for that?" Sternheim asked. "Can any unlicensed therapist get a US visa?"   

   From the prosecutors' table: "Objection!"    

  "Sustained," Judge Nathan said. 

    But the jury had already heard it.    

  Next came an FBI agent who had taken photos during the search of Epstein's mansion at 9 East 71 Street. They had broken down the door when no one answered, and taken photos of the massage room on the third floor, and a drawer of DVDs. #MaximumMaxwell.  

    The defense had turned it into a freak show by getting Judge Nathan to order that every photograph inside the photographs be redacted. So there was black squares on every wall, and on the forest of picture frames on the table.

The framed photos seemed to depict the big shots Epstein had, perhaps lining up with the DVDs. Might the UN's Antonio Guterres be among them, given his representation on Maxwell's Terramar Project board?

This Kurt would aim to find out, as early as Dec 8 which would be Day 7 of the trial. Guterres would be a guest of honor, not (only) at an Upper East Side townhouse, but now at Ciprianis at 25 Wall Street. How very charitable. How very UN. 

     Then there were bank documents, JP Morgan Chase involved in a $7 million transfer with Epstein and Maxwell, and the purchase of a helicopter. Where had all of Epstein's money come from, beyond the hedge or hush fund from Les Wexner?

This, like Guterres and the UN, would be a case for Kurt. Maximum Marlowe, it might be called. Philip Marlowe, but now with a live-streaming smart phone.


And so it continued.  Click here for Patreon and more (2d).

Note: On October 29, 2021 and again on November 12 Ghislaine Maxwell and the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York filed a flurry of motions in limine, heavily redacted; the Government argued that trial exhibits are not public and will be withheld. Inner City Press opposed and opposes the continued secrecy.

Inner City Press will cover the trial, and all the comes before and after it; #CourtCaseCast and song I, Song 2, Song 3, fifth song and now Nov 27 song

The underlying case is US v. Maxwell, 20-cr-330 (Nathan).


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