Taking the stand Tuesday, FBI analyst Kimberly Meder identified photos found by the FBI during a 2019 raid of Epstein’s Manhattan mansion.
She testified as the court was shown 19 photos of Epstein and Maxwell found on CDs taken from his Manhattan home. The photos have been released to the public in court sketches.
During cross-examination, Meder said she did not know if the images had been altered.
The nature of Maxwell and Epstein’s relationship has come under question throughout Maxwell’s trial, with prosecutors characterizing them as being ‘partners in crime‘ while others have testified they appeared to be a couple or as having a business relationship.
A photo of Maxwell massaging Epstein’s feet was shown in court on Tuesday as FBI analyst Kimberly Meder testified
A photo of Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein kissing was shown Tuesday as FBI analyst Kimberly Meder testified
This came after another photo of the pair kissing was submitted into evidence.
That photo showed Maxwell with her arms wrapped around Epstein as they passionately kissed. It sat on a table in Epstein’s Palm Beach mansion.
Prosecutors have characterized Epstein and Maxwell as being ‘partners in crime’
Earlier in the day Tuesday, the court heard from FBI computer analyst Stephen Flatley who talked the jury through hard drives seized during the 2019 FBI raid.
One Microsoft Word document was created in October 2002 by Maxwell on a hard drive for a computer that was registered in Maxwell’s name.
It was not clear who the document was for but appeared to be something Maxwell was writing for somebody else.
The document stated: ‘Jeffrey and Ghislaine have been together, a couple, for the last 11 years. They are, contrary to what people think, rarely apart. I always see them together.
‘Ghislaine is highly intelligent and great company with a ready smile and an infectious laugh.’
The document stated that Maxwell and Epstein ‘share many mutual interests and are a lot of fun together,’ adding that they both had ‘inquisitive minds.’
The document said: ‘Jeffrey and Ghislaine compliment each other really well and I cannot imagine one without the other. On top of being great partners they are also best friends.’
Another Word document on the same hard drive, also created by Maxwell, was an ad she wrote in September 2001.
It read: ‘Help wanted. Are you a massage therapist? Work in Palm Beach home. Excellent pay. Mostly weekends. Please call 351-1000. Leave message.’
A photo of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell kissing is seen for the first time. The nature of the Maxwell and Epstein’s relationship has come under question throughout Maxwell’s trial, with several witnesses testifying that they thought the pair were a couple, while others believed they had a business relationship
A Word document on a same hard drive created by Maxwell, was an ad she wrote in September 2001. It read: ‘Help wanted. Are you a massage therapist? Work in Palm Beach home. Excellent pay. Mostly weekends. Please call 351-1000. Leave message’
The same hard drive contained emails sent by Maxwell in May 2001 berating Epstein’s Palm Beach house manager Juan Alessi, who she referred to as John.
Maxwell wrote to a woman named Sally that Alessi was ‘doing a truly awful job.’
Maxwell complained about the ‘filthy pool’ and how Epstein’s ‘massage creams’ were not tidied up.
Maxwell said that ‘I am at a loss’ about how to get John to follow her orders.
Maxwell also asked about the progress of the ‘household manual’, which appeared to refer to the 58-page booklet with hundreds of checklist items for running the residence which was already admitted into evidence.
Another document from September 2002 created by Maxwell was titled: ‘Palm Beach new shampoo and massage products’.
The list contained 16 different shampoos and 13 massage products to be used in the home including some from high end brands like Kiehls.
The six charges against Maxwell:
Conspiracy to entice minors to travel to engage in illegal sex acts (5 years max sentence)
Enticement of a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts (20 years)
Conspiracy to transport minors with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity (20 years)
Transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity (10 years minimum, life maximum)
Sex Trafficking Conspiracy
Sex Trafficking of a Minor
Ghislaine Maxwell also faces two charges of perjury but those counts are due to be tried after her sex crimes trial.
The charges relate to testimony she gave in 2016 in a defamation case filed against her by Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre.
Prosecutors say Maxwell groomed three girls between 1994 and 1997 for Epstein.
They are not named in the indictment, but she allegedly targeted them in London, Florida, New York and New Mexico.
Maxwell, it is alleged, would befriend the girls by asking them about their life and their schooling. She would put them at ease by taking them to the movies and taking them shopping, winning their trust to later deliver them to Epstein, it’s alleged.
To ‘normalize’ the abuse that would come later, prosecutors say she undressed in front of the girls herself and asked them sexual questions.
She then not only facilitated Epstein abusing them, prosecutors say, but took part in some of it herself.
The alleged sex abuse includes ‘sexualized group massages’.
The indictment also says Maxwell made the girl feel ‘indebted’ to Epstein by encouraging them to take money from him and let him pay for their education and travel
Also on Tuesday, Maxwell’s second accuser Carolyn, who is going by only her first name instead of a pseudonym, testified that she was introduced to Jeffrey Epstein Virginia Roberts when she was 14 years old and went to Epstein’s Palm Beach mansion where she gave him a massage.
Carolyn, wearing an orange, white and black striped sweater with shoulder length red hair, told the jury was met by Maxwell at the door.
‘Maxwell came in and felt my boobs,’ Carolyn said. ‘She told me that I had a great body for Mr. Epstein and his friends.’
She added that Maxwell ‘took pictures of me nude’ and also photographed ‘the stuff with Epstein.’
Becoming emotional, Carolyn said that Maxwell ‘took off her clothes’ and Carolyn left her bra and underwear on. Carolyn said Virginia Roberts was also there.
Carolyn said after 45 minutes of massaging his back, Epstein turned over, and Epstein and Virginia Roberts began having sex. She said she watched from the couch and earned $300.
Carolyn said Virginia Roberts introduced her to Maxwell and Epstein. Roberts claims she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew
When asked why she continued to go back to Epstein’s home, Carolyn said it was because she was young and ‘$300 was a lot of money.’
Carolyn’s bombshell testimony came on Day Seven of Maxwell’s trial.
She explained that she dropped out of school in seventh grade and never went back. She moved to Florida from New York when she was a child and had a troubled upbringing as her mother was an alcoholic and drug addict.
This serves the prosecution’s case that Maxwell and Epstein targeted young girls from broken homes.
Her grandfather abused her from the age of four, Carolyn told the jury.
She met Epstein when she was 14 through her boyfriend Shawn, who was 17. Shawn was friends with Tony Figueroa who was dating Virginia Roberts, the Epstein victim who claims that she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew when she was 17.
Carolyn said that the four of them used to hang out and ‘smoke pot’ until one day Roberts brought up Epstein.
Carolyn said: ‘Virginia asked me if I wanted to go make money.’
Carolyn added that Roberts said: ‘We were going to go to her friend’s house in Palm Beach island…I would give him a massage. I was going to make a lot of money’.
On her first visit to Epstein’s Palm Beach home, Carolyn said she entered through the kitchen with Roberts and met Maxwell
She said she was an ‘older lady with an accent and shoulder length black hair. Carolyn called her Maxwell because she had trouble pronouncing her first name.
Roberts told Maxwell: ‘This is my friend Carolyn’. Maxwell said: ‘You can bring her upstairs and show her what to do’.
Carolyn said that they went upstairs to Epstein’s bathroom and Roberts got out the fold-up massage table and showed her where the massage oils were.
Carolyn said: ‘Virginia had taken her clothes off and she asked me if I would be comfortable taking off mine. I told her I would like to keep my bra and underwear on’.
Epstein came into the room and lay face down on the massage table and for the next 45 minutes the two girls ‘massaged the backs of his legs up to the buttocks’, Carolyn said.
She said: ‘After 45 minutes he turned over, Virginia got on top of him. They were having sex.’
Carolyn said: ‘I was sitting on the couch right in front of them’.
Afterwards Carolyn was paid $300 in $100 and on the way out gave her phone number to Maxwell, she told the jury.
‘Maxwell came in and felt my boobs,’ Carolyn said. ‘She told me that I had a great body for Mr. Epstein and his friends’
Carolyn, who is going by only her first name instead of a pseudonym, testified Tuesday that she was introduced to Ghislaine Maxwell when she was 14 years old and went to Epstein’s Palm Beach mansion where she gave him a massage. Pictured is Epstein’s Palm Beach mansion submitted by the prosecution as evidence
On Friday, Epstein’s massage table was brought into court. Carolyn claims she was brought to Epstein to massage him
Carolyn told the jury that she would go on to visit Epstein’s house ‘over 100’ times more from the ages of 14 to 18, with some kind of sexual activity happening every single time.
Maxwell would call her to schedule the appointment, and sometimes it was her assistant Sarah Kellen.
Carolyn said she sometimes called Epstein to set up an appointment because she was ‘young and $300 was a lot of money’.
Sometimes Maxwell would call Carolyn’s home and her mother would take the call, shouting to her daughter that she had a call.
Carolyn said that she used the money to pay for ‘marijuana, cocaine, alcohol’ to ‘block out’ her feelings so she could get to the next appointment with Epstein.
She also said she was addicted to painkillers.
Carolyn said that each time she went to the house she would go into the kitchen where she would see Maxwell. If Epstein was out she would say he would be back soon.
Carolyn admitted to Maxwell – and later Epstein – that her mother was an alcoholic and that she had been abused as a child, she told the jury.
One time Maxwell asked her if she wanted to travel to an island, which Carolyn took to mean Epstein’s private island in the Caribbean.
Carolyn said: ‘I told her there was no way in hell my mom was going to let me leave the country. I told her I was 14.
Asked by prosecutor Maurene Comey how old she was, Carolyn said: ‘I was 14’.
Photo of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell passionately KISSING is seen framed in the late financier’s mansion: FBI photos from 2019 Manhattan raid show pedophile’s infamous massage room, CDs and passports
The prosecution in Maxwell’s sex trafficking trial has submitted dozens of FBI photos from the 2005 raid of his Palm Beach mansion and 2019 raid of the late financier’s Manhattan home.
Among the photos, is a table full of picture frames. In one, Maxwell can be seen with her arms around Epstein’s neck as they kiss. It sat among other photos in his Palm Beach home, including one of the pair meeting the Pope.
Other photos from the New York City raid show Epstein’s infamous massage room, where several of his alleged victims claims they were sexually abused.
Among the photos, is a table full of picture frames. In one, Maxwell can be seen with her arms around Epstein’s neck as they kiss. It sat among other photos, including of the pair meeting the Pope
Unearthed image shows Jeffrey Epstein and his alleged ‘madam’ Ghislaine Maxwell holding a private audience with John Paul II at the Vatican during his blessing almost 20 years ago
Other photos from the raid show Epstein’s infamous massage room, where several of his alleged victims claims they were sexually abused
A massage table with white sheets sits in the middle of the room and oversized red curtains frame a large photo – which has been blacked out by authorities before releasing the interior photos
Shelves full of lotions and oils are seen along the walls in Epstein’s massage room. Last week accuser known as Jane said the abuse at his New York home would happen in the massage room
A sitting area with a fire place, painting and grand staircase is seen in Epstein’s mansion
Epstein’s bathroom is seen with what appears to be a safe in the middle of the floor
Shelves full of lotions and oils are seen along the walls in Epstein’s massage room.
A massage table with white sheets sits in the middle of the room and oversized red curtains frame a large photo – which has been blacked out by authorities before releasing the interior shots.
Last week, Maxwell’s accuser under the pseudonym Jane said she traveled to Epstein’s homes about ten times in New York and New Mexico on Epstein’s private plane and described the décor.
‘Art, sculptures. Pictures of famous people, presidents. I thought some of the art was odd – naked women, creepy animals,’ she recalled.
She said the abuse at his New York home would happen in the massage room.
And yesterday a witness under the pseudonym Kate claimed Maxwell invited her to her London townhouse in the affluent area of Belgravia where Jeffrey Epstein was wearing a robe. Maxwell told her Epstein’s massage therapist had canceled and asked if she could fill in.
Kate claimed Epstein took off his robe to reveal his naked body and Maxwell handed her massage oil and closed the door. Kate said that Epstein initiated sexual contact with her.
Epstein’s bathroom is seen with what appears to be a safe in the middle of the floor as well as a large amount of currency and passports.
A number of the framed photos that hang on the walls and sit on tables have been blacked out before their release, however, it’s been known that Epstein kept naked photos of women around his homes.
Jane said during her testimony Tuesday that the abuse at his New York home would happen in the massage room. The prosecution submitted this photo of Epstein’s Manhattan mansion into evidence
A number of CD’s labeled with dates are seen in a drawer as well as a mysterious diploma
A number of the framed photos that hang on the walls and sit on tables have been blacked out before their release, however, it’s been known that Epstein kept naked photos of women around his homes
A number of photos are seen blacked out by authorities, but in the middle appears a drawing with text
Books line the shelves, with titles that include, The Peddler, By The Wayside, The Annals of Unsolved Crime, Madonna and Murdoch
Several labeled binders are seen on a shelf and have been blacked out by authorities
One of the most striking images shows the financier and Maxwell meeting Pope John Paul II at the Vatican almost 20 years ago.
The pair are believed to have flown to Rome on Epstein’s ‘Lolita Express’ jet for the meeting, said to have taken place in 2003.
It is the same plane federal prosecutors believe was used by Epstein to shuttle young sex trafficking victims between his sprawling homes in New York, New Mexico, Paris, the US Virgin Islands and Palm Beach.
A source told The Sun: ‘Pictures like this show just how powerful Epstein’s connections were and his ability to open almost any door.
‘He managed to manipulate his way into royal palaces, the White House and the Vatican, all with Maxwell by his side.’
A number of CDs labeled with dates are seen in a drawer as well as a mysterious diploma.
Books line the shelves, with titles that include The Peddler, By The Wayside, The Annals of Unsolved Crime, Madonna and Murdoch.
Several labeled binders are seen on a shelf and have been blacked out by authorities.