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(Reuters)-A US judge has allowed British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell (Ghislaine Maxwell) to call a psychologist who specializes in how memories are distorted over time in order to tell her about sex. Testified in the trial of abuse allegations.
Maxwell’s lawyers were accused of abuse by prosecutors in recruiting and training underage girls for the late financier Jeffrey Epstein. They said they planned to call the American psychologist Elizabeth Loftus. False memory” testified https://www.reuters.com/ world/us/ghislaine-maxwell-challenge-claims-she-growed-underage-girls-epstein-2021-11-08″ sexual abuse, people can confidently Describe, rather than deliberately lie.
Loftus is a professor at the University of California, Irvine. He has testified in hundreds of trials, including as a defense witness in the murder trial of real estate heir Robert Durst, and former filmmaker Harvey Weinstein https:/ /www.reuters.com/article/ people-harvey-weinstein-idUKL1N2A71QC Trial for rape and sexual assault charges. Both were found guilty.
U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan of Manhattan said she will allow Loftus to testify in an order issued on Monday. The opening statement for the trial began on November 29.
Federal prosecutors asked Nathan to limit Loftus’ testimony, calling some of her views “unreliable.”
They specifically cited her view that the information people hear about an event can change their memory of the event.
Nathan said she would admit some of the testimonies of Loftus and Parkeditz. Parkeditz was another psychologist provided by the defense as an expert, but did not specify which testimonies were acceptable.
Dietz is expected to refute the testimony of Lisa Rocchio, a prosecution witness who is a psychologist and is expected to discuss how underage sexual abuse victims are “trained” by their predators.
Maxwell, 59, pleaded not guilty to eight sex trafficking and other crimes.
Prosecutors said Maxwell encouraged girls to give Epstein “sex massage.”
Epstein committed suicide in a Manhattan jail cell in 2019 at the age of 66 while awaiting trial for sexual abuse charges.
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