This photo shows Ghislaine Maxwell, a bruised prisoner. 

Jurors in the Ghislaine Maxwell trial will resume deliberations on Monday after turning down the option to reconvene for one more day before Christmas break.

Following two days of intensive deliberations in which the jury was unable to find a verdict, the jury decided not to go on Wednesday. 

Jurors responded to being offered the opportunity to deliberate on Thursday by writing a note to judge, saying “No, thank-you.” Jurors made plans to meet tomorrow.  

Maxwell, who is now 60 years old, will be spending Christmas and her birthday in prison.  

Maxwell faces 80 years prison time if convicted. Maxwell has been kept in Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center, where she describes as a “hell hole”, since July 2020. 

Before being removed Wednesday, she appeared to be relaxed. She laughed with her lawyers before giving them a hug. 

For the remainder of this week, the court will close and resume on Monday.       

Maxwell insists on her innocence, and Maxwell’s lawyers denounce her accusers for having false memories and being motivated by money. 

Maxwell stated in legal documents earlier this year that her prison treatment is so terrible it’d be “fit for Hannibal Lecter”.   

Maxwell’s attorneys claimed that they were inappropriate for a “59-year-old woman who poses no danger to anyone”.

Maxwell “barricaded” herself with legal documents in prison’s video conference room at one point. Maxwell, according to prosecutors, was considered a security risk by blocking the doors and keeping guards out of the area.   

The jury of six men and six women has gone home for the holidays after the third day of deliberation. The main jury is seen in a court sketch Tuesday

Six men and six ladies were on the juries that went home after deliberations ended. On Tuesday, the main jury can be seen in court sketches.

Empty seats are depicted by the court artist as the jury continued deliberations beofre deciding to quit for the Christmas break

The court artist depicts empty seats as the jury continues deliberations before deciding to stop for Christmas break. 

Ghislaine Maxwell will spend Christmas Day in a 10x12ft prison cell in New York as she awaits a verdict in her high-profile sex trafficking case

Ghislaine Maxill will be spending Christmas Day in New York in a prison cell measuring 10x12ft as she waits for a verdict on her highly publicized case regarding sex trafficking. 

Pictured: The Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) where Ghislaine Maxwell is being held

Pictured is the Metropolitan Detention Center, where Ghislaine Maxiwell is held

Judge Alison Nathan advised the jury that they would be safe over Christmas because of Omicron virus.

She stated she wanted them all to return ‘healthy’ Monday. All court attendees in New York will be required to use N95/KN95 masks for entry to the court.

At the end of day, the jury demanded another copy the transcript from Jane’s testimony.

The accusers also requested the testimony of Kate and Juan Alessi, Epstein’s ex-Palm Beach House manager. 

Maxwell (59) denies six charges of transporting and recruiting underage girls to Jeffrey Epstein.

The jurors seemed to have zeroed in on the two accused during Tuesday’s second day of deliberation. 

After deliberating for the entire day on Tuesday, they sent four notes to Judge McClure. One of them was about Annie Farmer.

They asked her if she would be willing to testify on two counts of conspiring to transport and entice an underage girl into sex acts.

Isabel Maxwell leaves the federal courthouse where her sister, Ghislaine Maxwell, is on trial for sex trafficking

Isabel Maxwell walks out of the federal courthouse in which her sister Ghislaine Maxwell faces trial for sextrafficking

Laura Menninger and Jeffrey Pagliuca, attorneys for Ghislaine Maxwell, leave Thurgood Marshall Federal Court on Wednesday

Jeffrey Pagliuca and Laura Menninger, lawyers for GhislaineMaxwell, left Thurgood Marshall Federal Court Wednesday

Judge Nathan promised to tell them.

The jury requested earlier that the FBI take notes on a 2007 interview Carolyn conducted with the FBI. This was the first time Carolyn spoke publicly to authorities about Epstein’s abuse.

Judge Nathan claimed that they were unable to see the document because it was not in evidence.

The jury might, however, refer to it in Carolyn’s cross-examination by defense. 

The jury received their first notice at 10.10 am after nearly an hour’s deliberations on Tuesday.

Judge Alison Nathan stated that the jury was asking for transcripts from Jane, Annie, and Carolyn’s testimony – but didn’t mention Kate.

Kate is the sole accuser who claims they should not be treated as crimes in the indictment.

Prosecutor Maurene Comey indicated that each side needed to reach an agreement on some redactions in order to hand over the transcripts.

Bobbi Sternheim, a defense lawyer, agreed.

Judge Nathan did not call the jury out. She said that she would hand them the transcripts of the proceedings in the deliberation area.

Ghislaine Maxwell is facing charges  

Count oneThe conspiracy to lure a minor to go to illegal sex acts

Maximum sentence: 5 years

Jane, Carolyn, and Annie are all accusers

TwoTo encourage a minor travel for illegal sex acts

Maximum sentence: 5 years

Jane, the Acuser

ThreeA conspiracy to transport a minor in order to commit criminal sexual activity.

Maximum sentence:  Five years in prison

Jane, Carolyn, Annie Farmer: Accusers

Count 4:Ransporting of a minor in order to engage criminal sexual activity

Maximum sentence is 10 years imprisonment

Jane, the Acuser

Five: A conspiracy to commit minor sex trafficking.

Maximum time in prison: Five years

Carolyn and Virginia are the Accusers

Count Six: Minors are being sexually abused

Maximum sentence in prison: 40 years

Carolyn is the Accuser

Maxwell entered court in black turtleneck sweat and dark pants. He also had a green folder.

She hugged the lawyers she was representing and waved at an unidentified young woman who was standing in front of her. 

Maxwell’s defense presented closing arguments Monday afternoon. She stated that Maxwell was innocent and wrongly accused of crimes she didn’t commit.

In her closing remarks, Maxwell’s lawyer Laura Menninger said: ‘The government has failed to prove any charge beyond a reasonable doubt and the only correct verdict in this case is not guilty on each count.’

Menninger said that defense tried to again discredit the statements of four accusers. “The evidence has established, what we promised you it would,” Menninger explained. This case is different. These men were brought to the FBI by the money they claimed. There, their personal injury lawyers could be found.

Menninger stated that Maxwell had been made to appear like “Cruella De Vil and Devil Wears Prada in one”.

Menninger stated that such a portrait is ‘as ancient as Hollywood’.

Menninger claimed that the lawyers had manipulated their stories, and that the government believed their tales without ever corroboring them.

Menninger claimed that the accusers “suddenly” rediscovered memories many years later.

Isabel Maxwell stands in front of the press after leaving the Manhattan Federal Court on Tuesday night

After leaving Manhattan Federal Court Tuesday evening, Isabel Maxwell poses in front of the media

Members of the prosecution team at the Ghislaine Maxwell trial walk out of the Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse with boxes of papers as the jury deliberates

The prosecution team members at the GhislaineMaxwell trial are seen leaving the Thurgood Marsh United States Courthouse with boxes and papers, as the jury deliberates 

She stated: “The recovered memories that Ghislaine had been involved, that Ghislaine existed, that Ghislaine, the perpetrator, were there.”

The jury of six men and six women deliberated for the whole day and sent four notes to the judge including one which related to Annie Farmer (pictured in a school photo)

Six men and six ladies made up the jury and deliberated throughout the day. Four notes were sent to the judge by the jurors, including one that related to Annie Farmer (pictured on a school photograph). 

Menninger stated that Epstein was the subject of a lot more conversations than usual in court about Epstein’s life, his wealth, his property, and private planes.

Menninger stated that Epstein was an’master manipulator’ and abused both his power and money.

She replied, “We aren’t here to defend Jeffrey Epstein. He isn’t my client.” But she also said that, “Ghislaine maxwell isn’t Jeffrey Epstein.”

Menninger said that Epstein was killed by the prosecution and they ‘pivoted to go after Maxwell.

It was a simple idea that “Ghislaine must have known” because she was there.

Menninger criticised prosecutors for showing jurors dozens of photos from Epstein’s New York residence in 2019

She asked: “Where are all the 31960 other photos?” Were there other girlfriends in the photos? Were there other women? Others women

The jury should not draw any conclusions from Epstein’s keeping of Maxwell photos. Menninger asked the jury if a boyfriend or girlfriend took photos of Maxwell. Would that be considered sex abuse?

Menninger condemned images like these as “straight up sensationalism.”

The couple appear in one photo in what appears to be a European city. Ghislaine is seen kissing Jeffrey Epstein on the cheek

In one photo, the couple is seen in what looks like a European town. Jeffrey Epstein can be seen on one cheek kissing Ghislaine

Menninger claimed that the accusers inserted Ghislaine Maxiwell in their story after having ‘lawyered up.

Menninger stated that “You don’t have to be a lawyer in order to speak to the FBI.”

Menninger claimed that it was the duty of defense personnel to question the accusers. However, cross-examination had revealed that the truth had been manipulated over time for the purposes of victims receiving a pay check. 

Menninger looked at the inconsistencies between Jane and Carolyn’s statements and concluded that they were suffering from “post-event suggestion”, as Elizabeth Loftus, their false memory expert, had said. This is when new or incorrect information was added after an event.

Menninger claims that the prosecution made a series of promises to Menninger to provide witnesses, including family members, housestaff, and others, to support the allegations.

Prosecutors Maxwell suggested that Epstein could be a facilitator of sexual abuse to help her maintain her wealthy lifestyle. This was wrong.

Menninger stated that Maxwell was at the time a beautiful woman in her 30s who was starting her career.

Epstein was known for manipulating others around him and dating women behind Maxwell’s back.

Menninger suggested that Jeffrey might have needed Ghislaine’s connections and not her money.

Menninger, turning to each accuser said Jane was like an “actress forgetting her lines”. Jane is an actress in a soap-opera.