Side note: Three of the four women are testifying anonymously. Reporters are observing the journalism ethics norm not to identify people identifying themselves as survivors of sexual abuse without their consent.
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The one who stepped forward publicly in the press and in court papers is Annie Farmer, whom Sternheim appears to be referring to here. She says she was 16 when she was abused in New Mexico.
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* handle[d] If Twitter character limits didn't apply, I would have stated more fully that Mitch Epner spearheaded sex-trafficking cases in the District of New Jersey in 2003 and 2004.
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In our interview, Epner noted that childhood sexual abuse sparks trauma that has lasting effects—like drug abuse—that is then used to undermine victims at trials. Sternheim is now attacking one of the accusers as someone who has abused drugs.
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Maxwell's lawyer: "They will not overcome the burden. They will not overcome reasonable doubt."
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The defense opening statement concludes. 10 minute recess before the start of witness testimony.
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We're back. Judge: "Ms. Comey, this would be your witness." Judge Nathan is referring to Assistant U.S. Attorney Maurene Comey, who is James Comey's daughter. AUSA Comey is about to call the trial's first witness.
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Proceedings will end promptly at 5 p.m., the judge says. The first witness is up: Lawrence Paul Visoski Jr. Or "Larry," he says.
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As previously reported, Visoski was Jeffrey Epstein's pilot. "I was captain during the initial part." "I was a pilot, yes." He says he was hired in Ohio in 1991.
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Replying to @KlasfeldReports
Visoski aka captbigdawg

9:33 PM · Nov 29, 2021

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