Maxwell court artist says defendant sketches her

Maxwell, 59, has pleaded not guilty to sex trafficking and other crimes for allegedly recruiting and grooming girls for the late financier Jeffrey Epstein.

During theproceedings, Maxwell has turned the sketch artist into her subject.

It's meant that Rosenberg has had no choice but to depict Maxwell at work herself in her trial sketches.

"I thought, Oh great, she's drawing me," she told Reuters during an interview in her Manhattan home and studio. "I'm going to draw that."

She says there have been some positive outcomes from Maxwell's creative pursuits.

"...What I'm very appreciative is, is that she is looking at me and I get that eye contact, which is the greatest thing for a courtroom artist to have that, to be able to see front view of somebody they're trying to sketch instead of the back of a head and waiting to catch a moment..."

Over the course of her four-decade plus-career in New York, Rosenberg has had a front row seat to most if not all of the city's high profile-lawsuits.

She has sketched the likes of John Gotti, Bill Cosby and Bernard Madoff, to name just a few.

Rosenberg says she has come across across the phenomenon of trial participants sketching-back before.

Just months ago, a co-defendant of Rudy Giuliani associate, Lev Parnas, began to draw.