Ghislaine Maxwell denies she knew of or participated in Epstein’s sex abuse scheme

Maxwell’s contentious deposition in 2016 was made public Thursday under court order. She remains in jail in Brooklyn, New York. A transcript from a second deposition could be unsealed in weeks.
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Transcript for Ghislaine Maxwell denies she knew of or participated in Epstein’s sex abuse scheme
The news continues, and to the Jeffrey Epstein case tonight. That key deposition from Ghislaine Maxwell now accused of enabling Epstein. It's now been made public. A 400-page transcript. And what she repeatedly claims. Here's ABC's Adrienne Bankert. Reporter: Tonight, a just released deposition transcript gives a glimpse into what Ghislaine Maxwell said under oath in 2016, repeatedly denying any knowledge or participation in convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein's alleged sexual abuse of girls. In a contentious deposition made public today under court order, Maxwell testifies, "I never saw any inappropriate underage activities with Jeffrey ever." And also claiming, "At the time I was precept, the people that gave Jeffrey, men and women who gave Jeffrey massages, were adults over the age of 18." The redacted transcript stems from a 2015 defamation case brought by Virginia Giuffre, who accused Maxwell and Epstein in court filings of directing her to have sex with prominent men including prince Andrew when she was a minor. In the deposition, Maxwell repeatedly claims Giuffre is lying about her, calling Giuffre "An exaggerator, a fantasist and an absolutely true terrible person." Maxwell also claims not to remember this photograph purporting to show Giuffre, prince Andrew and herself. The prince, whose name is redacted in the transcripts, has denied Giuffre's allegations. Epstein died by suicide in jail while awaiting trial on charges of sex trafficking and conspiracy in New York. And Maxwell is being held on charges of perjury and of helping recruit those young girls for Epstein in this Brooklyn jail. Her lawyers had sought her release on $5 million bond, but were denied. All right, Adrienne Bankert tonight. Adrienne, thank you.

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