ADVERTISEMENT Ghislaine Maxwell has been found guilty of sex trafficking and other charges - and speculation was mounting on Wednesday night about who could be most concerned by her new incentive to 'name names'. Maxwell, 60, was convicted after six days of deliberation by a jury of six men and six women. They found the British socialite guilty on five of six counts - all except enticing an individual under the age of 17 to travel with intent to engage in illegal sex acts. She faces a maximum sentence of 65 years in prison for all five counts, giving her ample motivation to 'flip' and discuss the actions of others within Jeffrey Epstein's circle. Epstein himself took his own life in jail, awaiting trial, in August 2019. His victims have been calling for others he associated with to be held account, and pointing out that the disgraced pedophile financier counted a plethora of famous faces among his friends. Maxwell could now be willing to implicate others, in order to reduce her sentence. Maxwell's family attorney, Leah Saffian, who has been a regular in the courtroom seated with Maxwell's family, was spotted by The Miami Herald on Tuesday beckoning over James Hill, a producer for ABC News, to introduce him to Maxwell. Maxwell smiled and appeared to introduce herself to Hill and was heard to say that she was willing to speak to the media, the paper reported - before a U.S. marshal told the journalist to return to his seat.
'She sold her soul to Jeffrey Epstein - and worshipped him like he was Zeus. She knew he was perverted... but it didn't stop her': Lover? Sugar Daddy? Partner in evil? Those who know Ghislaine Maxwell best reveal true nature of twisted relationship
Epstein, found dead in his prison cell in 2019 while facing child sex-trafficking charges, was stupendously wealthy and undoubtedly handsome. He was also socially inept, awkward, taciturn and, of course, amoral. Maxwell, by contrast, was gregarious, Oxford-educated and formidably well-connected. Socially supremely confident, by turns charming and eccentric, she was also ruthlessly self-serving. She became first his lover then his constant companion and lady of the house; his confidante and co-conspirator. She offered him the entrée he craved into a world of high-society movers and shakers, of presidents and royalty. How else would the man from working-class Brooklyn ever have met Prince Andrew without her introduction? Epstein, in return, kept Maxwell in the lavish lifestyle of the super-rich, to which her childhood - growing up in a 53-room mansion in Oxfordshire with private yachts and jets at her disposal - had accustomed her. It is difficult to pinpoint when she lost her moral compass - or, indeed, whether she ever possessed one - but the roles she assumed became darker.
Why is the United States' COVID death rate so much higher than the UK's? Higher incidences of diabetes, heart disease, obesity and a nation only 62% fully vaxxed all thought to be to blame for mortality rate
The death rate from COVID-19 in the US remains stubbornly high compared to the UK and other developed nations, raising questions about why the world's largest economy hasn't been able to better rein in mortality. Considering a variety of factors, it is likely that differences in vaccination rates are playing a key role in the higher US death rate, with less widespread adoption of vaccines in America fueling more severe illness and death.
'I'm the grinch': What Delta Karen shouted at elderly passenger before punching and clawing at him - but he says the fight in Row 37 didn't hurt because she 'hit like a girl'
'Delta Karen' Patty Cornwall said 'I am the grinch and I'm stealing Christmas' before attacking fellow Tampa-to-Atlanta passenger Russell Miller two days before the holiday. She spit on Miller, 69, punched him and clawed at him, drawing blood. But Miller told DailyMail.com he wasn't hurt because she didn't draw her fist far back and 'hit like a girl.' Cornwall faces federal charges following last Thursday's fracas
'We believe she will be vindicated': Ghislaine Maxwell's siblings stay SILENT on leaving NYC court after her underage sex trafficking conviction but issue statement saying her appeal has begun
The siblings of Ghislaine Maxwell have already begun appealing her sex trafficking conviction, saying that they 'firmly believe' in their sister's innocence and are 'disappointed' in the U.S. jury's guilty verdict delivered Wednesday. 'We believe firmly in our sister's innocence—we are very disappointed with the verdict. We have already started the appeal tonight and we believe that she will ultimately be vindicated,' the Maxwell's siblings wrote in a statement released to independent journalist Jay Beecher. Maxwell was found guilty of helping the late Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse teenage girls. She was convicted on five of six counts related to recruiting and grooming four teenagers for Epstein, her former boyfriend, between 1994 and 2004. Epstein killed himself in 2019 in a Manhattan jail cell while awaiting his own trial on sex abuse charges. After six days of deliberation, a jury of six men and six women found the British socialite guilty on five of six counts - all except enticing an individual under the age of 17 to travel with intent to engage in illegal sex acts.
Ghislaine Maxwell's absentee husband Scott Borgerson skipped her entire trial in favor of cavorting around elite New England enclave with his new gal pal
Tech entrepreneur Scott Borgerson, 46, secretly married 59-year-old Maxwell in 2016, but the union was kept secret even from their closest friends and family until it was revealed by prosecutors in bail hearings. Despite his offer to post a $25 million bond to secure Maxwell's pre-trial release, which the court rejected, Borgerson's name has not been mentioned throughout her three-week trial, and he did not attend the proceedings in Manhattan. Instead, Borgerson has been spotted in the company of a new female friend in the elite New England enclave of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, where he keeps a $2.4 million mansion that he once shared with Maxwell and his two children from a prior marriage.
BBC is slammed after guest pundit Alan Dershowitz claimed Maxwell guilty verdict 'weakens' Virginia Giuffre's case against Prince Andrew without reminding viewers he represented Jeffrey Epstein and is also accused of sexual assault by her
The New York sex abuse case against Prince Andrew was weakened because prosecutors in the Ghislaine Maxwell trial failed to call his accuser as a witness, it was claimed last night. Jeffrey Epstein's former lawyer Alan Dershowitz insisted the fact the Maxwell jury didn't hear from Virginia Giuffre was because the authorities don't believe she is telling the truth. But critics pointed out Mr Dershowitz is also accused of sexual abuse by Ms Roberts, said that taints his opinion on the case and slammed the BBC for interviewing him on the subject without giving any context.
Fugitive bodybuilder, 29, 'shot his parents on Christmas Day at their Long Island mansion during custody dispute over his one-year-old - in front of the child and baby mama': He's cuffed and extradited to NY after fleeing New Jersey
Long Island bodybuilder Dino Tomassetti Jr., accused of shooting his parents on Christmas day, allegedly fired on the couple during a custody dispute over his one-year-old baby, Nassau County police said Wednesday. Tomassetti Jr., 29, was arraigned Wednesday afternoon on two counts of attempted murder. He was placed back in custody directly after the hearing on Long Island and no bail has been set. The argument over the child reportedly escalated at about 10 a.m. on December 25. The hulking trainer allegedly tried to leave the family's 8,751 square-foot Hewlett Harbor mansion with the child, but his parents tried to stop him, according Nassau Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder. 'He became involved in a domestic dispute with his parents who were caring for the one-year-old, during that argument it obviously escalated,' Ryder said during a Wednesday morning press conference. '[He] tried to take the child from [his] parents and attempted to leave the residence. When the parents objected, the defendant produced a .22-caliber pistol.' The police commissioner said the child's mother and the infant witnessed the shooting.
'Girls Gone Wild' founder Joe Francis, 45, says his estranged wife, 33, has 'kidnapped' his twin daughters, seven, in Mexico - but she claims she has 'full, temporary custody'
Girls Gone Wild creator Joe Francis claims that his wife, Abbey Wilson, has kidnapped their twin daughters in Mexico and has ignored court orders to let him see them, but her lawyer hit back Wednesday saying his client has got full custody and he's an abusive deadbeat. The estranged couple live in Mexico after a judge issued a warrant for his arrest in the U.S. based on a bankruptcy case. Francis was arrested on separate domestic violence charges in August after being accused of spitting on a woman and pulling her hair. Wilson says Francis kicked her out of their resort home near Puerto Vallarta and hasn't paid to support her or her children.
'He never knew what private things would be made public': Meghan King and Cuffe Biden Owens called it quits after two months because he couldn't cope with wife's 'lifestyle of constantly documenting everything on Instagram'
Meghan King and Cuffe Biden Owens were forced to call it quits after the reality star's 'very public' life took a toll on their short-lived marriage, DailyMail.com can reveal. The former Real Housewives of Orange County star left fans stunned on Monday after confirming her separation from Joe Biden's attorney nephew two months after tying the knot in front of the president and first lady. King, 37, did not share the reason behind the shock split but sources close to the couple have revealed Owens, 42, had struggled to cope with the fame and publicity surrounding his wife. A friend of Owens told DailyMail.com: 'Cuffe is a very private person and I don't think he fully understood the dynamics of marrying someone who is the complete opposite when it comes to being in the spotlight. 'Meghan is all about sharing her life on social media, something Cuffe was okay with at the beginning, but when reality set in he realized he couldn't live his life that way.'
Anti-vax mother-of-three who posted that she was 'not afraid of COVID' and refused to 'prioritize fear over life' dies of the virus at age 29
A Michigan woman who spoke out against mask mandates and the COVID-19 vaccine has died of the virus at age 29, leaving behind three children. Bridget Jackson, from Port Huron, had frequently promoted her anti-mask, anti-vaccine stance on Facebook, sharing memes and posts including one in which she said she 'understands the risk' of the disease but 'doesn't prioritize fear over life.' But in late November she came down with the virus herself, writing that it 'sucks' and asking for recommendations for 'lung exercises' she could do. Jackson is pictured right and left with her fiancé.
'It's not science anymore - it's propaganda': Unvaccinated Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers doubles down on COVID vaccine skepticism
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has doubled down on his skepticism of the COVID-19 vaccine. 'If science can't be questioned, it's not science anymore,' Rodgers said during his weekly virtual appearance on Pat McAfee's SirusXM show . 'It's propaganda. That's the truth.' Rodgers, who recovered from a bout with COVID-19 last month, has been denounced by critics for misleading the public about his vaccination status before the season. When asked by reporters at August's training camp if he'd received the COVID-19 injection, Rodgers described himself as 'immunized,' but neglected to explain that he hadn't received a vaccine and was actually referring to a doctor-prescribed therapeutic treatment. Rodgers's vaccination status was revealed in early November when he tested positive for coronavirus and was subsequently required to quarantine for 10 days - the minimum amount of time an unvaccinated player is asked to quarantine, per league rules at the time (the NFL recently cut the quarantine time down to five days, per CDC guidance). After initially blaming the media and the 'woke mob' for the misunderstanding, Rodgers told McAfee on November 9 that he wanted to apologize 'to anybody who felt misled.' He also said he combatted his COVID-19 infection with recommendations from podcaster and friend, Joe Rogan. Specifically, Rodgers said he took monoclonal antibodies and Ivermectin - a drug used to work animals in its veterinary form that is unproven to treat COVID-19. The FDA has not approved the drug for use in preventing or treating coronavirus in humans and has warned patients against ingesting veterinary Ivermectin. On Tuesday, Rodgers claimed the treatments he used to deal with COVID-19 are secretly being adopted by NFL teams.
Popular YouTubers reveal that they lost their $10 million mansion after getting scammed by 'fake contractor who STOLE their money and left them with an unfinished house that couldn't pass inspection'
News hit the web recently that the Ace Family's house was under foreclosure, and rumors quickly spread about why the YouTubers were losing their home. Now, Catherine has revealed the real reason they were forced out of their $10 million mansion during an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com. She said they spent millions of dollars on building the house, only for the contractor to take their money and disappear before finishing it. They were forced to live in the unfinished home without gas for more than two years - which meant they didn't have heat or hot water. In the end, they couldn't get a certificate of occupancy because the city told them 'the house would never pass inspection because he did the job so poorly' so they were forced to leave.
Armie Hammer spends Christmas with his children in the Cayman Islands after completing rehab in Florida following rape and sexual abuse allegations... but there is no sign of his estranged wife or girlfriend
Armie Hammer has been pictured for the first time after completing a nearly nine-month stay at a rehabilitation facility following allegations of rape and abuse. The embattled actor, 35, was seen spending Christmas Eve with his children at the pool in the Cayman Islands. Hammer checked into a facility for drugs, alcohol and sex issues back in May, according to Vanity Fair.
LAPD officer who killed girl, 16, with stray bullet at Hollywood Burlington store was warned by fellow cops to 'slow it down' and 'hold on' moments before firing fatal round
Body camera video released by the LAPD on Monday shows officers yelling at their colleague armed with a rifle to 'slow down' and 'hold up' before he shot dead Valentina Orellana Peralta (right), 14, with a stray bullet. The officer, referred to in the video by the name 'Jones,' was looking for assault suspect Daniel Elena-Lopez when he fired three shots inside the Hollywood Burlington store. One of the rifle rounds went through a dressing room wall, killing the teen as she was praying with her mother.
Several swimmers on the University of Pennsylvania swim team considered boycotting their final home meet of the season, DailyMail.com can reveal. The boycott would be in protest over the advantages of transgender teammate Lia Thomas, who has crushed records since competing on the women's team. Thomas previously competed on the UPenn men's swim team for three years as Will before transitioning. The swimmers ultimately decided against a boycott, for fear that it would keep them out of the Ivy League championship in February. A source close to the team told DailyMail.com, 'There is a feeling among some of the girls that they should make some sort of statement'. 'Knowing they do not have backing from the school or NCAA, they're reluctant to jeopardize their opportunity to make the elite Ivy League squad,' a source said. A parent of a UPenn swimmer said, 'It's possible the swimmers may end up doing nothing because they are so afraid to be perceived as transphobic'.
'Make way!' Moment Queen's Guardsman flattens child who stepped into his path at the Tower of London
Footage captured outside the Tower of London earlier today shows the young child step into the path of the Guardsmen as they march through the grounds and shout: 'Make way!' Just seconds later the child is knocked over by one of the soldiers who tries to step over the child. Following the incident, the soldier checked on the child and was reassured that 'all was well', according to the Ministry of Defence.
The German automaker was savaged on Chinese social media site Weibo for using models with 'slanted eyes' in the commercial for its new CLS luxury sedan. The Communist Party's Global Times newspaper reported on Tuesday that there was fury because the models' 'makeup reflects Western stereotypes about Asian people.' Mercedes is the latest brand to fall foul of the Chinese public after French fashion house Christian Dior sparked uproar with an art exhibition showing an Asian model with dark makeup clutching a handbag.
Georgia woman is trapped in her apartment for four hours after her landlord removed a large portion of the STAIRS without notifying tenants
Olivia Crump, from Milledgeville, Georgia, opened her front door one morning and noticed that a large portion of the stairs to the ground level were gone. Unable to get out, she was stuck inside for four hours while construction was done. She said that she didn't receive any prior warning about it and her dog almost had an accident in her apartment while they were stuck inside. Olivia said she has not heard from her management company since but does not intend to take legal action.
Was Richard III INNOCENT of 'Princes in the Tower' murders? 'Da Vinci Code'-style clues suggest king may NOT have killed his nephews but instead sent Edward V to live in secret as 'John Evans' in a rural English village, researchers say
Exploring clues left in a Devon church, including evidence of Yorkist symbolism, a stained glass window of Edward V, and a 'snake-tongued' Tudor woman, researchers believe that Edward V was sent away, rather than killed, and lived out his life in the village of Coldridge. The findings hint at a secret deal struck between the boy's mother, Elizabeth Woodville, wife of King Edward IV, and King Richard III, that allowed Edward V to live in secret under the fake name 'John Evans'. Researchers believe he left hints at his true identity in St Matthew's Church in the rural village.
Feeling furry guilty! Hilarious moment Bernese Mountain Dog is rumbled after chewing the angel from the top of the Christmas tree
In a hilarious viral video, Irish TikTok user Joey Doheny has revealed how his Bernese Mountain Dog named Brodie reacated when confronted for chewing the fairy from the top of the Christmas tree. The angel, which was found on on the floor with its skirts in a tangle, was lying next to Brodie when it was discovered. But Brodie refused to be reprimanded and quickly looked guiltily away from the camera and wouldn't make eye contact when his owner tried to show him the tattered object.
Footage captured in Alberta, Canada, shows one resident hurl the pot of boiling water over his head in a circular motion before watching it turn to ice. During the clip, the man throws the boiling water into the air in an attempt to test out the Mpemba effect on December 27. The water immediately turns into an arc of ice above his head as the man stares in awe. The Mpemba effect is the theory that hot liquids can freeze faster than liquids which begin cold.
Believe it or not, this tower block is almost finished: The incredible new building that looks like huge chunks have been knocked out of it
At a glance, this tower block looks halfway to being demolished. But it's actually a brand new development in Amsterdam - and very close to completion, deliberately designed to look like huge chunks have been knocked out of it. The 75,000-square-metre (807,293-square-ft) complex, called 'Valley', was designed by Dutch architecture firm MVRDV - which created the controversial Marble Arch Mound in London. Valley, due to open in 2022, features three 'peaks' - the tallest of which is 100m (328ft) high. MVRDV says that the spectacular development is 'reminiscent of a carved-out block'.
Runaway snowmobile flies through the air and smashes into garage just SECONDS after family drove away from the house
CCTV footage shows Chaz Walters pulling out of the driveway of his home in Pelican Rapids, Minnesota to take his family to a dance recital. As they head out of their neighbourhood, they drive straight past a man out riding his snowmobile. However, as the rider tries to follow the bend in the road his vehicle's throttle gets stuck and he quickly loses control. The CCTV camera captures the man bailing off the snowmobile as it soars into the air before crashing into the Walters' garage.
Hoof do you think you're fooling? Donkey who thinks he's a DOG loves to go for walkies, play ball and lounge on the sofa
Three-month-old Kye the donkey - who thinks he's a dog - was abandoned by his mother, but rescued by John Nuttall, 64, whose family runs a donkey ride business on the Lincolnshire coast. Having spent much of his early life with the family dogs, Kye goes for walkies, plays ball and even responds to dog whistles. The miniature mule began exhibiting hound-like behaviour after his mother rejected him, leaving John and his partner Grazina Pervenis, 40, to hand-rear him.
TikTok doctor pits breast implants again bottom implants by trying to smash them with a hammer and crush them in a door
A social media doctor has wowed TikTok users by revealing whether breast implants or bum implants are more durable - with a series of tests. Dr Anthony Youn, 48, from Detroit, shared the vigorous test with his 7.3 million TikTok followers. The board-certified plastic surgeon - known as 'America's Holistic Plastic Surgeon' - put the silicone butt implants and saline-filled implants to the test with a door, a hammer, his foot and even his teeth.