GHISLAINE Maxwell is being "treated worse than a terrorist in prison," where she's "tortured and only fed crisps," her brother claims as her sex trafficking trial continues.
The trial of Jeffrey Epstein's alleged "madam" started on November 29 in a courtroom in downtown Manhattan after she was arrested in New Hampshire in July 2020.
As of April 2021, Maxwell is being held at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, a prison where her brother, Kevin Maxwell, claims she's sustained "physical injuries."
The 59-year-old is facing allegations that she procured girls for sex offender Epstein, while also participating in the abuse herself on several occasions.
Among the charges Maxwell faces include: conspiracy to entice minors to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, sex trafficking conspiracy, and sex trafficking of a minor.
Prosecutors called the 59-year-old Brit heiress a "dangerous predator" and said she and Epstein were “partners in crime."
However, her brother Kevin alleged in an interview with Good Morning Britain, that "what we're seeing and witnessing on a daily basis is not care, it's abuse,"
"She got fed a pack of crisps all day today. I consider this regime imposed on anyone, consecutively for 524 days, is abuse and is torture," he claimed.
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Maxwell's attorneys, Jeffrey Pagliuca and Laura Menninger, did not immediately respond to requests for comment from The Sun.
Prosecutor Lara Pomerantz did not immediately respond to requests for comment from The Sun.
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They allege she and Epstein exploited girls as young as 14 between 1994 and 2004.
After promising them "the world," Maxwell is alleged to have walked the victims into Epstein's massage room lair – where she watched him molest them and sometimes even joined in.
Her accusers have testified that she was instrumental in the late financier’s crimes and even participated.
Prosecutor Pomerantz said: “The defendant helped Epstein find those girls, she helped him recruit those girls for so-called massages.
"She preyed on vulnerable young girls, manipulated them and served them up to be sexually abused.
“Make no mistake – she knew exactly what Epstein was going to do to those children when she sent them inside those massage rooms.
“But was happening in those massage rooms was not massage. Those girls were not professional masseuses. They were kids being sexually exploited and abused."
'PYRAMID SCHEME OF ABUSE'
Maxwell paid victims to entice more girls to be abused by Epstein, the prosecutor said.
“Under this pyramid scheme of abuse, the defendant could just call girls to schedule massage appointments and just hand them cash afterward.”
Pomerantz told the court about one of the victims, Jane, who was 14 when she met Maxwell at a summer camp.
“She was sitting at a picnic table for kids when a man and woman walked by," said Pomerantz.
"The man introduced himself as someone who gave scholarships for kids.
She preyed on vulnerable young girls, manipulated them and served them up to be sexually abused.
“They asked Jane for her phone number. What Jane didn’t know then was that this meeting at summer camp was the beginning of a nightmare that would last for years.
"This meeting was the beginning of that man and woman targeting Jane for sexual abuse that would last for years.”
"Who was that woman targeting young girls for sexual abuse? It was the defendant – Ghislaine Maxwell."
One of the victims, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who claims she was recruited into Epstein's sex trafficking ring by Maxwell when she was 15, claims the Brit was the one who trained her as a "sex slave" and subjected the girl to mental and physical abuse.
Giuffre also claims Epstein allegedly asked her to be the couple's surrogate after losing interest in her when she turned 18.
Maxwell’s lawyers deny all charges against her and will attempt to argue her relationship with Epstein has been overstated.
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