After a viral image showing them drawing each other, the courtroom artist who covered the Ghislaine-Maxwell trial said that they were now “now like friends”.

Jane Rosenberg is the “Holbein” of crime. Jane Rosenberg has worked in New York for over 40 years as a court reporter, covering cases such as Harvey Weinstein’s and R. Kelly’s. 

Rosenberg, now employed by news agency Reuters is tasked to be the eyes of the public in US federal court, which includes the Maxwell trial, where cameras remain prohibited.

Within minutes she is able to create scenes full of emotion, by recording the facial expressions, clothing, gestures and movements of the key players.

The courtroom artist tasked with sketching the Ghislaine Maxwell trial has told how she and the defendant are 'now like buddies'. Artist Jane Rosenberg was thrust into the spotlight when Maxwell turned around and began sketching her, pictured, while she was sketching

According to the courtroom artist who sketched the GhislaineMaxwell trial, she said they are now ‘like friends’. Jane Rosenberg, the artist who was assigned to sketch the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, became famous when Maxwell started sketching Jane, as Maxwell was drawing. 

Dubbed the 'Holbein of crime', Jane Rosenberg, above, has spent 40 years covering the courts - including the R. Kelly and Harvey Weinstein trials - and is considered the best in the business

Jane Rosenberg is known as the “Holbein” of crime. Jane has been covering courts for 40 years, including Harvey Weinstein and R. Kelly trials. She is widely respected and regarded the best.

The Times spoke with the sketch artist who explained that she Maxwell will be waiting for Maxwell at 8.30am to arrive in courtroom. Maxwell leaves every day prior to dawn to ensure a seat in courtroom. 

The Times reports that Maxwell is then captured by her and other artists for approximately seven seconds before being taken to the judges’ seat. 

Rosenberg studied at Buffalo’s University of Art and developed a special relationship with Maxwell. She started drawing Maxwell while she was still sketching. 

Maxwell waves even at Rosenberg as she enters court 

Rosenberg declared, “It’s been amazing for me,” Rosenberg said, “It’s been wonderful for me. I hope it continues.” She needs to meet me. Maxwell actually spoke with Rosenberg at a pre-trial hearing and stated: ‘Long Day, isn’t it?

Rosenberg sketched Maxwell for the first time last summer via videolink at a bail hearing. 

Rosenberg stated that she had cut her hair and it didn’t make her look as good. “I believe she is not as bad as before. It’s shiny and soft, her hair is full of life and she loves being with her lawyers.

Rosenberg first sketched Maxwell last summer, when she appeared via video link at a bail hearing, above, and said she 'didn't look so great'

Rosenberg sketched Maxwell for the first time last summer. She was present via videolink at a bail hearing.

Maxwell 'looks not so bad', Rosenberg said, and noted she is smiley and 'kissy' with her lawyers. Above, Rosenberg's sketch of Maxwell and defense attorney Jeffrey Pagliuca in court yesterday

Rosenberg says Maxwell looks ‘not so bad’ now and that she is friendly with her attorneys. Above, Rosenberg’s sketch of Maxwell and defense attorney Jeffrey Pagliuca in court yesterday

Rosenberg started courtroom sketching while she was struggling financially and is world-famous for her ability to put together an image in seconds. She draws with wide strokes and then fills in details.  

Yesterday the trial heard how Jeffrey Epstein was once in a relationship with a blonde Norwegian heiress who also dated Donald Trump .

According to some reports, the pedophile saw Celina Midelfart during the middle of the 1990s while he was also dating other women.

Midelfart is the heir to her family’s cosmetics fortune and flight logs show she took at least 13 trips on Epstein’s private jet. 

The claim was made by one of Maxwell’s lawyers during cross examination of Epstein’s former pilot on day eight of the trial of Maxwell, who denies recruiting and trafficking underage girls for Epstein. 

Pilot Dave Rodgers stated that Maxwell was initially in a relationship with Epstein, but they broke up later. 

Rosenberg sketched film producer Harvey Weinstein leans on his walker in Criminal Court on the first day of his sexual assault trial

Rosenberg sketched Harvey Weinstein as he leans against his walker in Criminal Court, the first day his trial for sexual assault.

R. Kelly sits with his attorneys Nicole Blank Becker and Thomas Farinella during his sex abuse trial at Brooklyn's Federal District Court, in another sketch by Rosenberg

R. Kelly is pictured seated with his lawyers Nicole Blank Becker, Thomas Farinella and Thomas Farinella in Brooklyn’s Federal District Court during his sex assault trial. Another Rosenberg sketch.

Rodgers took the jury through flight logs of Epstein’s private plane, infamously known as the Lolita Express. 

Maxwell flew on many of the flights with Virginia Roberts. Virginia Roberts has been pursuing criminal and civil charges against Epstein as well as Maxwell. 

Roberts was the first person he claimed he flew with 32 times during his early 2000s years. Maxwell accused Jane claimed that he also flew onboard four times. 

Prosecutors reviewed the log book, which included flights to Spain and Morocco 2001 when Roberts was present. 

Christian Everdell, a lawyer asked Rodgers questions about Epstein’s relationships with women in the 1990s.

The attempt to discredit Maxwell and Epstein was apparent, as Epstein’s prosecutors said that they had been in a relationship. 

The trial is continuing. 

These six charges are against Maxwell 


Incentives to encourage minors (maximum 5 years sentence) to participate in illegal sex activities  

 Incentive to minor to travel and engage in illegal sexual acts (20 years)

20 years of Conspiracy to Transport Minors With the Intent to Engage in Criminal Sexual Activity (20 Years)

Transport of minors with the intent to engage criminal sexual activity (minimum 10 years, maximum life)

The Sex Trafficking Confessional

Sex Trafficking in a Minor 

Ghislaine Maxwell also faces two charges of perjury but those counts are due to be tried after her sex crimes trial. 

These charges stem from testimony that she made in 2016, in an Epstein case against Virginia Giuffre.  


Prosecutors allege that Maxwell groomed 3 girls in 1994 to 1997 for Epstein. 

The indictment does not name them, however, she is alleged to have targeted them in London.

Maxwell would, according to some reports, befriend the girls and ask them questions about their lives as well as their education. They would be made to feel at home by Maxwell taking them out to see the movies or taking them shopping. She won their trust and later delivered them to Epstein.

Prosecutors say that she changed her appearance in order to ‘normalize the abuse later on’. 

Prosecutors say she then assisted Epstein in their abuse, and even took part herself. 

These alleged acts of sexual abuse included’sexualized groups massages’. 

Indictment states that Maxwell encouraged the girls to borrow money from Epstein and pay him for education.

The trial continues