On Monday, the judge who oversees the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell on sexual abuse charges said she plans to question two31 potential jurors.
An attorney will ask if the candidates 'can't be interviewed on Tuesday'. She'll examine whether the jury will know anything of the people who say they were victims and testify, and if they have opinions of "people who are wealthy or have luxury lifestyles," says Nathan.
12 jurors and six alternates will be selected from the pool.
Maxwell, 59, was accused of grooming underage girls for his mutilated financier Jeffrey Epstein. She has pleaded not guilty to six counts of sexual crime and other crimes.
The trial's opening statements are scheduled for Nov. 29th.
At the conclusion of the interview this month, lawyers for Maxwell have argued that extensive media coverage of her arrest and ties to Epstein put in a pit of a jury, which opened the doors of the jury, and ethereal trove of potential jurors asked these questions about their stories of the two of them, what they have heard about and why they are so unhappy.
The questioning this week known as voir dire, intended to further weed out potential jurors who may be biased.
Maxwell was the ex-girlfriend of Robert Epstein, a teacher and former investor who counted Britain's Prince Andrew among his associates. Epstein died by suicide in the City of Manhattan in 2019 while awaiting his own trial on sexual crimes charges.
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