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‘Moved to tears’: Epstein victims react to Ghislaine Maxwell verdict


Ghislaine Maxwell’s conviction on charges she funneled underaged girls for pedophile Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse was long overdue, victims of the pair said Wednesday in cheering the guilty verdict. 

“My soul yearned for justice for years and today the jury gave me just that,” Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre posted on Twitter. I will remember this day always.”

“Having lived with the horrors of Maxwell’s abuse, my heart goes out to the many other girls and young women who suffered at her hands and whose lives she destroyed,” Giuffre wrote.

Giuffre did not testify at Maxwell’s trial, nor was she one of the victims the British socialite was accused of procuring for Epstein. But she has long been one of their most outspoken accusers, claiming they pimped her out to Prince Andrew. 


Attorneys representing dozens of other victims also championed the verdict.

Ghislaine Maxwell was found guilty on five of six counts of sex trafficking at her trial on December 29, 2021.
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“This is a great day for all of the Epstein and Maxwell survivors,” attorney David Boise, who represents about a dozen of the women.

“This is a verdict that is a victory for those survivors,” he said. “They deserve the credit. The vindication is theirs.”

Attorney Lisa Bloom, who represents several of Epstein's victims, said she and her clients were moved to tears by the verdict.
Attorney Lisa Bloom, who represents several of Epstein’s victims, said she and her clients were moved to tears by the verdict.
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“The survivors had to survive not only the initial sexual abuse, but the abuse in the media that Epstein and Maxwell subjected them to,” Boise added. “This was a long time coming.”

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Lisa Bloom, who represents eight of Epstein’s victims, said she was elated at the verdict.

“My clients and I were moved to tears that this day has finally come,” attorney Lisa Bloom, who represents eight Epstein victims, told The Post.

“She got to walk free on this earth for 60 years,” Bloom added. “May she never walk free again.”

Attorney David Boise called the verdict a victory for the Epstein survivors.
Attorney David Boise called the verdict a victory for the Epstein survivors.
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Sigrid McCawley, who also represents Epstein’s victims, called the verdict “a towering victory.”

“Today’s verdict is a towering victory, not just for the brave women who testified in this trial, but for the women around the world whose young and tender lives were diminished and damaged by the abhorrent actions of Ghislaine Maxwell,” McCawley said in a statement.

“I am in awe of their sacrifice, their courage and the strength they have shown in pursuit of justice,” she added. 

Meanwhile, the National Organization for Women also reacted.

“The mansions, jets, and private island helped make this case a worldwide sensation,” president Sonia Ossorio said in a statement. “Behind the wealth and glitz were the same motives and methods used by eery sex buyer and pimp on any corner of the USA.”

Maxwell was found guilty Wednesday of five of the six charges she faced at her sex-trafficking trial, where she was accused of grooming underage girls for the late financier and pedophile’s “right hand.”

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