Gusselin Maxwell’s lawyers are pleading for leniency in sentencing the disgraced socialite, citing allegations that he was abused as a child and that he faces constant death threats inside the Brooklyn lockup. Is.
Lawyers for Jeffrey Epstein’s notorious chicken filed a lawsuit in federal court in Manhattan on Wednesday, asking the judge to consider the 20-year prison sentence proposed by the probation department in his case.
He said Maxwell – who was convicted of sex trafficking in December – should not miss the sentence for Epstein, who committed suicide in 2019 while awaiting trial.
“[T]His court cannot convict Ms. Maxwell as if she were Epstein’s proxy just because Epstein is no longer here, “he wrote in a 77-page document. “It would be a betrayal of justice for him to face a sentence that would be appropriate for Epstein.”
Maxwell, who was convicted of sexually abusing young girls for Epstein from 1994 to 2004, will be sentenced on June 28.
Her lawyers say her father’s alleged childhood abuse made her a victim of Epstein’s influence.
“She had a difficult, painful childhood with a domineering, narcissistic, and demanding nature.
The father, “the lawyers said,” made her vulnerable to Epstein, whom she met shortly after her father’s death. “
In one instance, when Maxwell was 13 years old, his father allegedly hit him with a hammer on his dominant hand – leaving him wounded and traumatized for weeks – when he became angry that he had removed his freshly painted. A poster hit the bedroom wall, lawyers claim.
Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online. Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online.
“His life is ruined,” he wrote.
Maxwell spent nearly two years in solitary confinement before being transferred to the general population of the Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center last month.
Lawyers claim he also received several death threats while in custody.
According to the paperwork, more recently, a fellow prisoner in her unit threatened to kill her, “claiming that the additional 20 years of imprisonment would be worth the money she received to kill Ms. Maxwell.” “According to the paperwork.
Lawyers say Maxwell has been a law-abiding citizen who contributes to society – beyond the time he spent with Epstein.
“Ghaslin Maxwell is not an heir, a villain, or a useless socialite,” he said. “He has worked hard all his life. He has the energy, the drive, the determination, the strong work ethic, and the desire to do good in the world.”