Maxwell-Epstein victims ‘relieved and grateful’ after guilty verdict

Victims of the British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell and her former partner, the late American financier Jeffrey Epstein, welcome a jury’s decision finding Maxwell guilty of child sex trafficking.

“I am so relieved and grateful that the jury recognized the pattern of predatory behavior that Maxwell engaged in,” says Annie Farmer, one of four victims to testify in the high-profile trial, in a statement on Twitter.

“I hope that this verdict brings solace to all who need it and demonstrates that no one is above the law,” says Farmer, who was the only woman not to testify under a pseudonym.

Ghislaine Maxwell, founder of the TerraMar Project, attends a press conference on the Issue of Oceans in Sustainable Development Goals, at United Nations headquarters, on June 25, 2013. (United Nations Photo/Rick Bajornas via AP, File)

Theresa Helm, another Epstein accuser who did not participate in the trial, describes Maxwell as a “master manipulator.”

“Ghislaine Maxwell will never again have the opportunity to take anything from anyone. She will reside on the other side of freedom. Us — survivors — we go free,” Helm says in a BBC interview.

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