Ghislaine Maxwell is allegedly "too fragile" to testify in her sex trafficking trial.
Jeffrey Epstein's accused madam is currently on trial after being accused of recruiting and grooming young women, many of who were underage, for the late billionaire to sexually abuse — but don't expect her to jump in the witness box.
Her family spokesperson says it's "unlikely" Ghislaine will take the stand in her defense. The 58-year-old British socialite-turned-disgraced jailbird's family and friends are allegedly concerned about how she'll hold up if she does testify.
Ghislaine's attorneys have plenty of witnesses to call — 35 to be exact — including lawyers who represent three of her accusers. According to legal documents, her legal team plans on calling Jack Scarola, Brad Edwards, and Robert Glassman to the stand as witnesses.
Her lawyers' strategy is simple. They want each attorney to testify about their clients' multi-million payments from the Epstein Victim Compensation Fund.
Prosecutors are asking Judge Alison Nathan to block the request.
As Radar reported, four alleged victims have stepped forward to testify against Ghislaine during the trial. Three accusers — Jane, Kate, and Carolyn — used false names to protect their identities. Annie Farmer is the only one who has publically identified herself.
Each woman was picked apart by Ghislaine's head lawyer, Bobbi Sternheim, who questioned their pasts, called out their financials, and labeled them "consummate actresses."
While Ghislaine's legal team has tried to distance their client from Epstein's despicable extracurricular activities, the jury has seen endless amounts of photos showing the one-time lovers looking like way more friends.
Ghislaine was arrested in July 2020. She's accused of recruiting and grooming young girls for the billionaire and his rich pals to abuse. She pled not guilty to 6 counts of sex trafficking, enticement of minors, and other crimes.
If convicted, Ghislaine could face up to 80 years in prison.
Her trial resumes on Thursday.