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NEW YORK—After only two days of witness testimony—and two short days at that—Ghislaine Maxwell’s defense team rested its case in her sex-trafficking trial in federal court on Dec. 17.
Just prior to the announcement, Judge Alison Nathan instructed Maxwell regarding her right to testify in her own defense—or not testify—and how the jury cannot use her decision not to against her.
Maxwell spoke in court for the first time during the trial, saying, “The government has not proven its case beyond a reasonable doubt, and so there’s no need for me to testify.”
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