Jeffrey Epstein's former girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell has been denied bail and will remain behind bars on charges she recruited girls and women for the financier to sexually abuse. (July 14)
LARRY NEUMEISTER: A federal Judge, Alison Nathan, decided today that Ghislaine Maxwell will remain in prison until trial next July. She said there were really no conditions that could be set that would guarantee that Maxwell will not try to flee. And she said she has murky finances and certainly an incentive, since she would face up to 35 years in prison if she were convicted at trial.
So you could see during the hearing, since it was all on video and up on sort of a TV screen for those who of us who could observe it, you could see Ghislaine Maxwell shrinking as the hearing went on. In the beginning, she seemed engaged and was looking at the screen in front of her and was writing things down and seemed genuinely interested.
But I think as she saw the writing on the wall and started to realize that the judge was going to keep her in custody until trial, you could see her hanging her head. She looked dejected, disappointed, and at one point even seemed to wipe a tear from underneath one eye.