COURTHOUSE, Dec 7 -- Day 7 of the
Maxwell trial was the beginning of the end. It
started with a fight about witness Jane having
told her brother what she was asked about -
the Interlochen music school application -
then moved on to Ghislaine's emails about
Jeffrey's massage lotions.
defense grew more aggressive, demanding that
the brother not be allowed to testify now that
he had been, as the put it, poisoned. Then
they suggested that the hard drive searched by
the FBI and found to have been named GMax
might not be Maxwell's at all.
This despite the emails complaining how
houseboy Juan Allesi had failed to organize
the lubricants, and the type of crazy
notes-to-self that Elizabeth Holmes sent to
herself about Madoff, only these about how the
GMax and JE characters were the "perfect power
couple." Power of evil. #MaximumMaxwell.
came the third survivor witness, speaking at
first softly and even slurred. There was no
British accent like the second witness, Kate,
nor classical music composer pedigree like
Jane. This witness, going by a single name but
the real one, Carolyn, was the daughter of an
alcoholic single mother, smoking pot at 13
with her boyfriend and another victim who
loomed over but did not take the stand at this
trial, Virginia Roberts now Giuffre.
explained how Virginia had dressed her up,
provocatively she called it, and had taken her
and their boyfriends to Epstein's.
How Epstein was first in a robe and then in
nothing, then $300 for sex. Later Maxwell
would by the one to pay her, three crisp one
hundred dollar bills. Maxwell would touch her,
too, on the breasts and buttocks, telling her
how she was just perfect, for now, for
"Jeffrey and his friends."
Kurt live tweeted this, reader wrote in to say
"Boom," or, "who are those friends?" At the
break Kurt did a Las Vegas radio show for the
second time - call it Law
Vegas -- then went out at live streamed
about Dear Friend Antonio Guterres and his UN
Ball set for the following night.
Needless to say Guterres' spokesman
Stephane Dujarric, who got written questions
from Kurt that day as every weekday, now about
not only Terramar and Epstein's UN Fellowship
but also Ghislaine's brother's prison
conditions filing with the UN, did not answer.
Dujarric would be at the pedophiles'
ball - like Giuffre and later Carolyn,
he got credit for delivering Fat Tony.
cross examination, however, was a true turn
into evil. Weren't you addicted to drugs? he
asked Carolyn, after blurting out her last
name. AUSA Maurene Comey, who objected to so
much, did not say a thing. Nor did Judge
Nathan, who used the desired anonymity of
witnesses to justify sealing whole documents
and now even the witness list.
hammered Carolyn about having suing Epstein
and Sarah Kellen, not the lady her FBI 302
said had an "unknown" accent. He asked Carolyn
about getting move to Georgia, to go to detox
he said, and getting arrested for lying that
an X-Box she sold to a pawn shop had been hers
or her son's, when it had been stolen,
seemingly by her son's father Sean.
you ever see Sean again?" Pagliuca asked
Carolyn, clearly already knowing the answer
from the documents the prosecutors gave him.
Carolyn said softly. Not after the X-Box pawn
Pagliuca elicited, she had gone back to
Epstein's seeking to have sex for money, which
she needed for her son or habit. But she had
been turned down, already "too old" at
eighteen. She was asked, Don't you have
younger friends you can bring? If that had
indeed been Maxwell, it should be game over.
the first inkling of game over came from the
prosecution. With the jury gone for the day,
Judge Nathan was told that the government
might well rest its case this week - that is,
after two weeks and not the five to six weeks
for which the trial had been estimated.
Kurt called this #Breaking News and
soon there were questions - was this a cover
up? Were the prosecutors just going through
the motions and phoning it in, to offer
immunity via double jeopardy and not, for
example, the total impunity of Dear Friend
Antonio Guterres' UN?
was now in demand, if only for the moment. A
radio show in London offered to pay him to
appear - his sense was, No - and two
lower-viewer but more his style legal
broadcasts, one of which he agreed to. Out in
Foley Square it was dark and the wind had
gotten colder. Tomorrow night would be the
Pedophiles' Ball. After that, who knew.
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