Jeffrey Epstein’s associate Ghislaine Maxwell said there was “no need” for her to testify in her defense, as her attorneys wrapped up their case. The trial originally expected to last for weeks now moves to closing arguments.
“Your honor, the government has not proven the case beyond a reasonable doubt and so there is no need for me to testify,” Maxwell told US District Judge Alison Nathan on Friday.
Shortly afterward, the defense rested their case, choosing to call no further witnesses.
Maxwell, 59, faces eight counts of sex trafficking and other crimes, allegedly committed as an aide to Epstein over a ten-year period. Closing arguments are scheduled to…