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Maxwell, Epstein were 'partners in crime,' prosecutor says

Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein were 'partners in crime' in the sexual abuse of teenage girls, a prosecutor said Monday in opening statements, with the defence countering that like so many women before her, Maxwell was being made a scapegoat for a man's bad behaviour.

This courtroom sketch shows Ghislaine Maxwell, center, seated in court during jury selection, flanked by her attorneys Laura Menninger, left, and Bobbi Sternheim, right, during jury selection, Tuesday Nov. 16, 2021. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)

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This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, orange, emerging from the surface of cells, green, cultured in the lab. (NIAID-RML via AP)