Ghislaine Maxwell appears in a photo with a bruise under her eye that emerged this week.
Maxwell, 59, appears gaunt with a bruise next to her left eye in the snap which was included in documents filed by her legal team. Maxwell is a longtime pal of Bill Clinton and currently in federal custody at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, New York awaiting trial.
According to ABC News, Sternheim said that Maxwell was unaware of the bruise until she “caught a reflection of her aching eye” in a nail clipper.
The attorney argued that the Metropolitan Detention Center questioned Maxwell about the bruise, “threatening to place her in the [Special Housing Unit] if she did not reveal how she got it.”
Obama-appointed U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York Alison Nathan ordered the government to justify the use of nightly flashlight checks in Ghislaine’s jail cell.
Judge Alison Nathan asked prosecutors in a brief order Thursday, “Is Ms. Maxwell being subjected to flashlight surveillance every 15 minutes at night? Or any other atypical flashlight surveillance?”. “If so, what is the basis for doing so?” He added.
Maxwell’s lawyers insist their client is not suicidal.
“She’s kept up at night every 15 minutes with lights shined in her eyes so that they can check her breathing,” argued David Markus, Ghislaine Maxwell’s appellate lawyer. “She’s not suicidal. There’s no evidence she’s suicidal. Why is the Bureau of Prisons doing this? They’re doing it because Jeffrey Epstein died on their watch.”
Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial is scheduled to begin on July 12, although her lawyers are requesting a delay after their client was recently hit with an 8-count superseding indictment with the fourth victim alleging sexual abuse.
Documents unsealed in the Ghislaine Maxwell case a couple of weeks ago show that the DOJ knew years ago that Epstein and Maxwell were running girls as young as 12 but they refused to act for years.
A photo of Ghislaine Maxwell emerges.
With a black eye. 🤔
Her lawyers: “Ms. Maxwell is unaware of the cause of
the bruise” pic.twitter.com/hFYbhKr57F
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