Jun 29, 2022
Maxwell sentenced to 20 years for helping Epstein 6/28/22 Transcript
Ghislaine Maxwell has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for helping the wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse teenage girls. Read the transcript here.
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Sigrid McCawley: (00:15)
Today was a towering day for justice. As we saw Ghislaine Maxwell was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the crimes she committed against these survivors and so many others. Today showed us that individuals can be held accountable, irrespective of power and privilege.
Larry Neumeister: (00:36)
She was allowed out seat to go over to the lectern directly in front of the judge and address the judge. And she was completely composed. There wasn’t any crying. As the judge remarked later, the judge said she had shown no remorse or acceptance of responsibility, which she’s entitled to if she’s going to appeal the case and say “The jury got it wrong. I never did anything wrong.” She’s entitled to do that. But the judge said if she had expressed remorse or acceptance of responsibility, she could have cut her break, maybe given her less time in prison.
Sarah Ransome: (01:14)
This is for the girls that didn’t have the statements read off, the ones that were here and sadly the ones that still not with us or not with us.
Elizabeth Stein: (01:23)
She took into account the severity of what Maxwell and Epstein did to us. And I think that 20 years is reasonable considering all of that. So we are happy to finally have some closure.
Bobbi Sternheim: (01:40)
Our client Ghislaine Maxwell has been vilified, pilloried, and it left little room for her to be treated fairly because even before she stepped forward into this courthouse, she was being tried and convicted in the court of public opinion. Ghislaine will appeal this case and we are confident that she will prevail on appeal.
Kevin Maxwell: (02:11)
We have nothing to add to the very heartfelt statement that Ghislaine gave in court and nothing to add to the comments that she made about the victims and her sincere hope that the trial, her conviction, and this sentencing will allow the victims some closure.